A good eyeshadow palette can do wonders for your look (and esteem!) so it’s no surprise that eyeshadow is a product many are willing to splurge on.
But here’s the deal – good makeup doesn’t necessarily have to burn a hole in your pocket. Here’s a list of 20 great eyeshadow palettes that cost less than S$20. These eyeshadows aren’t just easy on the wallets, but they’re versatile and can be used for an array of looks, even for eyeshadow newbies!
Don’t believe us? Read on to find out why these palettes are a must-have (aside from their lovely price-points!) You can thank us later.
1. Revolution Reloaded Palette
There must be a reason why these eyeshadows are Revolution’s bestselling eyeshadow palettes.
It could be their silky and easily blend-able pigments or the variety of colours in this collection which include a warm-toned mix. Or it could even be because these palettes are cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten-free.
Whichever it is, we’re loving these palettes! Pro-tip: Spritz your eyeshadow brush with a setting spray before picking up the product to really intensify the pigment.
Unsure of where to start? Check out this tutorial for some easy eyeshadow-inspo!
2. Beauty Glazed Your Shades Eyeshadow Tray
This all-in-one eyeshadow palette consists of 36 highly pigmented shades, ranging from flattering mattes to shimmer-drenched hues, and promises everything you need to transform your lids.
The rich colours in this palette has some serious staying power, and is easily blend-able, long-lasting and even waterproof – perfect for those sweaty outdoor days in Singapore’s heat! It’s also safe for sensitive skin, so no more worrying about itchy and tender eyelids when you apply eyeshadow. Best affordable eyeshadow palette? You bet!
The Beauty Glazed Your Shades Eyeshadow Tray retails at S$9.99 and is available at Amazon.sg.
3. Colourpop Blue Moon Shadow palette
When Jeffree Star dropped his highly anticipated Blue Blood palette in March 2019, it flew off of the digital shelves almost instantly. If you didn’t manage to get his palette or found it too expensive, Colourpop is here to save the day with their similar Blue Moon Shadow palette – at a fraction of the price of Jeffree Star’s.
This nine-shade monochromatic shadow palette has gorgeous light tones, beautiful bright blues, and a deep navy for the crease or for darker days. At its super cheap price, you’ll never feel blue with this eyeshadow on again.
The Colourpop Blue Moon Shadow palette retails at S$12 and is available at Colourpop.
4. Maybelline Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette
Quench your colour thirst with Maybelline’s 12 shade Soda Pop eyeshadow palette!
As seen on Gigi Hadid at the 2018 Met Gala, this palette is inspired by Soda drinks. You’ll find yourself reaching out for bright colours such as ‘Grape Pop Gaze, Cherry Cola Craze’, and more. With intensely pigmented warm and cool tones, you’re sure to look like a snacc with this one!
Here’s an easy way to achieve three makeup looks with this one palette!
The Maybelline Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette retails at S$28.89 and is available at Amazon.sg.
5. Elf Everyday Smokey Eyeshadow Palette
Does achieving a smokey eye look for work sound impossible to achieve?
This eyeshadow palette might be your solution. Perfect for both beautifully bold, or subtle everyday eye looks, these finely-milled 10 smoky eyeshadow shades are silky smooth and perfect for the crease and eye area. You can even use them as an eyeliner – simply dip your angled eyeliner brush in the darker shades and wing em’ out!
The Elf Everyday Smokey Eyeshadow Palette retails at S$15 and is available at e.l.f cosmetics.
6. Morphe The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette
Youtube Star Jaclyn Hill’s brainchild, this palette took two years to formulate, and features 35 uniquely pressed mattes, shimmers, satins, foils and glitters. The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette delivers some of the best pigment pay-off and makes for an incredibly creamy application on your eyelids.
Whether you’re pressed for time, or have time to play, this pan offers a spectrum of intense rainbow brights with both warm and neutral undertones – perfect for all skin tones! Best part? This is an amazing eyeshadow palette that doesn’t break your bank!
The Morphe The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette retails at US$39 (~S$55.43) on Morphe.
7. Revlon Colorstay Looks Book Eye Shadow Palette in Insider
This palette screams femme fatale metallic. It includes eight expertly coordinated shades that come in a range of matte, metallic, and shimmer finishes with a highly pigmented formula. Definitely a chic, cheap palette that you can rock on an everyday basis!
The Revlon Colorstay Looks Book Eye Shadow Palette in Insider retails at S$19 on Shopee and major drugstores.
8. LA Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Collection in Nudes
It’s completely understandable if you pick this eyeshadow palette up as it reminds you of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. The gorgeous selections of nude, natural shades with a rose gold undertone might remind you of the third Naked palette – but at a fraction of its cost.
Think of all the super-wearable looks you can create with this versatile palette for work, parties, and even date nights! Need more inspiration? Check out this look:
The LA Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Collection in Nudes retails at S$12 on Shopee.
9. Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette 02 Golden Nudes
Perfect for Asian skin tones, the Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palettes features eight versatile eyeshadow shades. Ranging from light to deep and consisting of both neutral and dramatic dark shades, it’s suitable for all skin types from light to dark skin tones!
The Max Factor Masterpiece Nude Palette 02 Golden Nudes retails at S$27.90 on Zalora.
10. Silkygirl Truly Nude Eye Shadow Palette
Even on a budget, this is a classic and versatile palette to reach out for. The fragrance-free, paraben-free and oil-free formula promises to glide on softly and smoothly, adhering well to your eyelids while lasting all day.
Its affordable price is what makes you pick it up but its bold and dramatic colour choices will be the reason why you’re absolutely sold!
The Silkygirl Truly Nude Eye Shadow Palette retails at S$12.90 on Lazada and leading drugstores.
11. ELF Cosmetics Flawless Eyeshadow Quad
This palette might be near and dear to many of our hearts from when we started dabbling in makeup at a tender age. It’s simple and straightforward – one predetermined shade for each purpose explicitly labelled to help eyeshadow newbies.
Don’t be fooled by the price, the shades are surprisingly pigmented and go on smoothly over your lids, adding a pop of natural colour perfect for an everyday look. At less than S$6, this is certainly one of the best cheap eyeshadow palettes you’re going to be able to find.
The ELF Cosmetics Flawless Eyeshadow Quad retails at S$5.50 and is available on Shopee.
12. Canmake Perfect Multi Eyes
Another OG brand from the early days of eyeshadow-wearing, this particular palette is very versatile, with matte colours that you can use on your lids, brows, and even as an eyeliner.
It also comes with five great ingredients – Jojoba seed oil, grapeseed oil, chamomile flower extract, horse chestnut seed extract, and plant-derived squalene – which ensure your eyelids aren’t too dry after a whole day of wearing them.
Pretty and functional? We’re loving it!
The Canmake Perfect Multi Eyes retails at S$15.12 at Watsons.
13. Etude House Play Colour Eyes Cherry Blossom
It might not be cherry blossom season yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t rock a spring-worthy sweet pink eyeshadow look. The 10-colour eye shadow palette ranges from romantic pinks to wearable browns to easily create pinkish eye looks.
Looks like it’s cherry blossom season, but on your eyelids!
The Etude House Play Colour Eyes Cherry Blossom retails at S$29 on Amazon.sg.
14. Innisfree My Eyeshadow Kit
Rushing for work in the morning? Reach out for this kit for some quick & easy gradient makeup!
Using the soft and fine blending sponge brush that comes with this palette, you can achieve different makeup looks ranging from a fresh eye look to a smokey eye look by simply holding the brush in different ways! This innovative applicator allows you to blend glitter makeup easily, and even adjust the intensity of it.
The Innisfree My Eyeshadow Kit retails at S$17.50 and is available at Innisfree.
15. Barry M In The Buff Eyeshadow
This palette might become your new go-to, if you’re into ultra-bendable matte and shimmer shades. The eyeshadows are soft without being powdery and there are a lot of looks you can squeeze out of this kit, ranging from daytime to natural ‘no make up’ make up to a smouldering smokey eye using the four rich chocolatey colours.
Here’s how you can use this palette to create a gorgeous look perfect for Asian skin tones:
The Barry M In The Buff Eyeshadow retails at S$12.50 and is available at LookFantastic.
16. Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild’s Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette sold out so fast when it first came out and we can only imagine why: Powerfully pigmented, butter-soft formula which glides on easily, as well as its easy to blend formula which can be used wet or dry.
Enough about us singing this product’s praises. If you want to find out just how good this popular product is, you can try it on yourself – perhaps a dark rose smokey eye look for the adventurous days?
The Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette retails at S$9.49 and is available on iHerb.
17. Rimmel Magnif’eyes Eyeshadow Palette
Touted to be a holy grail product for eyeshadow beginners, this palette features ultra-smooth, blend-able shades for all skin tones. For anyone looking to create soft romantic looks or darker smokey looks, this palette has all the options for you. It’s also smear proof and great to wear all day!
The Rimmel Magnif’eyes Eyeshadow Palette retails at S$18.83 and is available on Shopee.
18. Colourpop Strawberry Shake
You’ll want every last drop of this strawberry shake for sure!
This monochromatic palette features bright pinks, bold reds, and fresh peaches to create a look that’s fresh for the picking! Whether you’re into a soft romantic wash of colour or a glam cut crease, this baby is a fave for everyone. Check out these three easy looks to create with this palette!
The Colourpop Strawberry Shake retails at S$12 and is available at Colourpop.
19. Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits
Smokey eye in four steps!
The Max Factor Smokey Eye Matte Drama Kit is designed to dial up the intensity and enhance the colour of your eyes, be it dark brown, or black. All you need to do is choose the perfect shade for your eye colour and skin complexion.
Then leave it to the rich, matte pigments in co-ordinated shades to give you a sexy smokey eye look!
Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kits retail at S$18.90 and is available on Amazon.sg.
20. Colourpop Smoke Show
This palette is every glam smokey eye lover’s dream.
With 3 glitzy metallics and 6 blend-able matte eyeshadows, you can create the easiest smokey eyes ever, with so many different ways to do it. This grayscale palette will ensure you’re a smokin’ hot show!
The Colourpop Smoke Show retails at S$12 and is available at Colourpop.
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