#EyeSpy: These Matte Eyeshadow Palettes Are Going To Be Perfect For The Summers

#EyeSpy: These Matte Eyeshadow Palettes Are Going To Be Perfect For The Summers

Your eyes are the windows to your soul, so they say. The only thing I get from that is that I'd want my shutters to be pretty, right?! Eyeshadow, eyeliner or even mascara is a great way to dress up your eyes. For summers, my favourite is a matte eyeshadow. Nothing like a bright summery shade on your lids. So, we've found you the best matte eyeshadow palettes that will pep up those peepers all through summer.

Nude Matte Eyeshadow Palettes

Coloured Matte Eyeshadow


Best Matte Eyeshadow Palettes

Beauty brands like MAC, Tarte, Smashbox, Huda Beauty and Too Faced always do right with their eyeshadow palettes. They smartly pick the shades that are more usable on a daily basis and mix and match their palettes. To get your hands on the best matte eyeshadow palettes, you must focus on the colour scheme, packaging and pigmentation. As per your daily needs, you can choose between nude and/or coloured palettes.      

Nude Matte Eyeshadow Palettes

If you like to keep things subtle, chic and stylish, nude matte eyeshadow palettes are the right ones for you. They are the most used ones as well, as not everyone is comfortable with too much colour on their lids. Also, nude shades and beiges have the capacity of being compatible with all your looks. No matter what colour you’re wearing, a nude shade will always do justice to it.

1. Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Palette

Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Palette

Maybelline New York’s The Blushed Nudes Palette is probably a palette you would like to keep for life. The 12 shades in it are perfect for both day and night makeup looks. You can easily keep up with those rose-gold makeup trends with this one. These eyeshadows are easily blendable and have a flattering texture.

Price: Rs 875. Buy it here.

2. Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette

1 Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette - Nude Awakening

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Your perfect budget buy, this is a pigmented, buttery-soft eyeshadow palette with a beautiful mix of warm and cool shades. The palette is ideal for day and night since it has versatile colours. And at that price, you can't go wrong!

Price: Rs 499. Buy it here.

3. Faces Ultime Pro Eye Shadow Palette - Rose 02

Faces Ultime Pro Eye Shadow Palette - Rose 02

This is actually a really beautiful palette for the price. It has some really pretty rosy, plum and coral shades in matte and shimmer finishes that will help you create all those chic looks. If bold plums and corals are right up your alley, get this.

Price: Rs 999. Buy it here.

4. Morphe 35OM 35 Color Matte Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette

35OM 35 Color Matte Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette

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Morphe matte eyeshadow palette has every colour under the sun! This is basically the only palette you'll ever need. With 35 stunning colours, you know that the possibilities with this one truly are endless.

Price: Rs 1,379. Buy it here.

5. Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette

Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette

Are you a matte-only girl looking to splurge on a beautiful high-end palette? If you don't like any kind of shimmer on your eyes, this Smashbox palette has all matte hues to create everything from day to night time looks. Makeup artists love this palette, it has all the warm and neutral shades you'll ever need. PS - The matte brown eyeshadows double up as brow pomade!

Price: Rs 3,950. Buy it here.

Coloured Matte Eyeshadow Palettes

Colours are so much fun, lively and summery that we can’t possibly escape them. If you like colours and love to experiment with eye makeup trends, coloured matte eyeshadow palettes will help you do it right. With coloured matte eyeshadows, you can go for pastel shades, darker tones or electric colours.  

6. NYX Professional Makeup In Your Element Shadow Palette - Air

NYX Professional Makeup In Your Element Shadow Palette - Air

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This palette will make creating those runway-inspired eye makeup looks totally easy. It features 12 silky shades of rich, blendable eyeshadows in pastel hues. Think yellow, sky blue and lavender! Intrigued? Yep! Me too.

Price: Rs 3,000. Buy it here.

7. Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette - Electric Obsessions

Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette - Electric Obsessions

A treat if you're into eye makeup, this palette will help you create practically any kind of electric, quirky look. It’s a mix of nine shocking colours and these electric shades will help you create multiple bold and dramatic eye makeup looks! If your eyeshadow game is strong, this is the most fun eyeshadow palette for sure. The texture of the eyeshadows is like soft butter and cream!

Price: Rs 2,500. Buy it here.

8. Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid Jetsetter Palette

Maybelline New York Gigi Hadid Jetsetter Palette

A Jetsetter palette designed by supermodel Gigi Hadid for Maybelline, this all-in-one palette is a mix of matte eyeshadows, bronzer, highlighter, concealer, lip balm and mascara. And the shades are perfect for summer. You can easily create a warm, always-ready look with this palette.

Price: Rs 2,099. Buy it here.

9. Makeup Revolution X Soph Extra Spice Eyeshadow

Makeup Revolution X Soph Extra Spice Eyeshadow

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Want to have fun with colours? Then this eyeshadow palette is one of the best options for you. It’s a combination of 18 matte and shimmer eyeshadows. The formula of these eyeshadows is highly pigmented and easily blendable. The product is 100% cruelty-free and will allow you to keep up with the coolest summer eye makeup trends like sunset eyes.   

Price: Rs 1,950. Buy it here.

While matte eyeshadows look best during the day, I'd always suggest you get a palette that has a healthy mix of mattes and shimmers. It eliminates the need for having more than one eyeshadow palette, but if you're looking for only mattes - the Smashbox and Morphe are my personal favourites!


What are matte eyeshadows?

The eyeshadows that don’t have any kind of light reflectors and doesn’t appear to be glossy or shiny are called matte eyeshadows. The main purpose of these eyeshadows is to highlight the colour and the natural sheen of the skin. Much like other eyeshadows, the texture of a matte eyeshadow is silky. Matte eyeshadows are usually worn during the daytime. The right colour and blending can make one look exceptionally attractive. It gives a simple and sophisticated touch to your overall look and nude eyeshadows also highlight your natural eye colour

What are the things to consider before buying a matte eyeshadow palette?

Based on how much you use it, your eyeshadow palette may last up to years. So you want to make sure you buy the right one. Some shades in your palette will become your favourite and end up finishing faster than the others.

  • Let’s just make sure that you’re getting a palette that has a colour scheme with most of your favourite shades so you can use one palette to the fullest. If you like nude matte eyeshadow palettes, bright orange and pink are no good for you. Hence, choose your colour scheme wisely.

  • Check the pigmentation of eyeshadows because if that isn’t right, it’s a waste of money. Best way to check it would be by swatching all the shades on your wrist.

  • Another thing to remember, if you are buying an expensive eyeshadow, you can expect a good quality and a good colour scheme in your palette. As that’s exactly what you are paying for.

  • Don’t forget to check the packaging quality of the product. A pretty packaging can win your heart but you don’t want the palette to be broken in three weeks. Rather you want to conveniently carry it to your holidays. Most brands use plastic and cardboard packagings which aren’t always strong. But for travel purposes, maybe you can choose a palette with aluminum packaging.    

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Is matte eyeshadow better than shimmer?

If you are attending a glamorous event or wedding at night, shimmer eyeshadow is the best. However, if it’s a day event or you need the eyeshadow for daily use, a matte eyeshadow palette would be the best option. Matte eyeshadow palettes in nude and beige add chicness to the look and coloured palettes add elegance with a little fun when the blending is done right.      

What is the best eyeshadow palette for beginners?

Picking your first eyeshadow palette can be an intimidating process but once you have your hand on the right one, you’ll use it for years. As a beginner, you can keep a few things in mind. For instance, unless you are obsessed with colours and are ready to shine bright in the daylight, go for nude palettes. Eventually, you’ll become a pro at blending and will pull off coloured matte eyeshadows better. Some of the brands you can expect to find your perfect palettes are MAC, Too Faced, NYX, Morphe, Makeup Revolution, Tarte, Smashbox and Maybelline.   

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This story was updated in April 2019