South Koreans are all about enhancing natural beauty. Even in terms of makeup style, they would opt for a ‘less is more’ approach. Unless they are a K-pop star rocking out on stage, neutral nudes like brown or taupe shades with shimmery finishes are often the top choices for everyday use.
If you have always wanted to recreate your favourite Korean celebrities’ gorgeous eye makeup looks, we’ve got great news! Daily Vanity has rounded up a list of 15 best eyeshadow palettes for you to incorporate into your makeup routine.
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in Walk Of No Shame
A four-pan eyeshadow palette inspired by Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic Walk Of No Shame Lipstick, these russet-reddy tones are universally flattering on all eye colours, including brown eyes.
Easily blendable and buildable, these pigmented, shimmery shades are perfect for creating soft glam looks. Amp up your eye makeup by increasing the intensity and vibrancy of the shades by using a dampened eye brush to pick up each hue.
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in Walk Of No Shame retails for S$90 on Sephora.
Tartelette™ in Bloom Clay Palette
If you’re looking for a palette with neutral mattes and lustrous pigments, this chocolate scented 12-shade eyeshadow palette is for you. These wearable shades let you create endless eye makeup looks, from bold to subtle.
Skinvigorating™ ingredients like Amazonian clay and mineral pigments ensure a smoother application for longer wear and greater pigment payoff — no eyeshadow primer needed.
Tartelette™ in Bloom Clay Palette retails for S$61 on Sephora.
Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Shade 02 Rosewood Gradation
This gradient palette boasts four ultra-pigmented, long-wearing shades in velvet, satin, foil, and metallic finishes. It’s infused with bamboo powder and vitamin E to help colours stay fresh and crease-free. The warm and plum-toned colours are ideal for sultry, sexy makeup looks.
Clarins 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Shade 02 Rosewood Gradation retails for S$62.96 on Nordstrom.
Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette in True Neutrals
This six-pan eyeshadow palette has beautiful, blendable shades ranging from mattes to shimmers. If you are not so keen on bright and bold colours, the neutral nudes in True Neutrals are easy to work with, giving you a natural contour to your eyelids. Its compact size is also perfect for travelling.
Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Eyeshadow Palette in True Neutrals retails for S$39 on Sephora.
ETUDE Play Color Eyes #PeachFarm
This eyeshadow palette has us feeling just peachy! Comprising of soft and buttery neutrals, corals, and pinks, the #PeachFarm palette is perfect for those who prefer subtler and softer looks. Recreate the sweet and romantic looks of your favourite K-Drama celebs easily with 10 vivid shades of freshly harvested peaches.
Etude House Play Color Eyes #PeachFarm retails for S$34.44 at Lazada, and is now available with a 33% off discount.
Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Complexion Inspired Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced’s Natural Nudes Complexion Inspired Eyeshadow Palette has rich, earthy tones and complements brown eyes. It flatters all skin tones across the board too. Enriched with skin-loving ingredients such as coconut water, alpine rose, and hyaluronic acid, these nudes are highly pigmented and have superb blendability.
Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Complexion Inspired Eyeshadow Palette retails for S$74 on Sephora.
Huda Beauty Nude Eyeshadow Palette
The Huda Beauty Nude Eyeshadow Palette is versatile with 18 highly pigmented shades, including beautiful mattes and shimmer-drenched hues. What we love most is that it comes with a concealer base for smoother application and greater colour payoff.
Huda Beauty Nude Eyeshadow Palette retails for S$106 on Sephora.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Soft Glam Eyeshadow
Bringing together six fan-favourite shades from the Original Soft Glam Palette and two shades from the Norvina Palette, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Soft Glam Eyeshadow still retains its pigmented and blendable formula. This travel-friendly palette features soft neutrals and bright sparkly tones.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Soft Glam Eyeshadow retails for S$48 on Sephora.
HERA Shadow Duo in No. 8 Bubbly
Offering combinations of medium saturated colours that would suit Asian skin tones, this duo provides you with seamless application and less fallout. These satin-finish shades contain shimmering pearls that blend seamlessly into the skin, giving you extra dimension to your look – just like how Jennie from BLACKPINK loves it.
HERA Shadow Duo in No. 8 Bubbly retails for S$48 on Hera.com.
HOURGLASS Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Nothing screams K-beauty more than glittery eyes. Master the art of one-shade-only eye makeup looks with HOURGLASS’ Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Burnish. Simply apply using your fingertips to layer this creamy deep bronze shade along your eyelids. Top it off with mascara, and you are all set.
HOURGLASS Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow retails for S$42.46 on Nordstrom.
Bobbi Brown Essential Multi-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Bold Burgundy
When selecting an eyeshadow palette, find one that could easily take you from day to night. Fitted with five artist-curated shades that range from pigment-rich mattes and shimmer shades, the highly-pigmented formulas keep their colours and can be layered well for better shade intensity.
Bobbi Brown Essential Multi-Color Eyeshadow Palette in Bold Burgundy retails for S$65.89 on Nordstrom.
Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette
Elevate your eye look with these 12 shimmery vegan gems infused with genuine tourmaline crystals. With eight creamy prismatic shimmers and four grounded mattes, you can customise limitless eye looks. Dampen your brush with a setting spray before applying for a wet-look effect and bold finish.
Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette retails for S$83 on Sephora.
Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette
Featuring warm tones of brown, burnt oranges, reds, golds, bronzes, and yellows, this sunset-inspired eyeshadow palette will help you achieve an Instagram-worthy look. Whether you are going for a more natural or a full glam look, the possibilities are endless!
Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette retails for S$190 on Sephora.
Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Eyeshadow Palette
You can also opt for a travel-friendly version of the sunset palette: the Mini Sunset Eyeshadow Palette. Featuring an extended range of the existing Natasha Denona’s Sunset palette range with five new shades – two metallics, two mattes, and one sparkling foiled eyeshadow.
Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Eyeshadow Palette retails for S$39 on Sephora.
NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Nectar
Inspired by sandy deserts, this eyeshadow boasts honey-toned shades that range from sophisticated golds to warm ambers and tans. This versatile and compact palette effortlessly takes you from office to glam.
NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Nectar retails for S$39 on Sephora.