The Most Pigmented Eyeshadow Palettes for 2023

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The Most Pigmented Eyeshadow Palettes for 2023

Getting your hands on a great eyeshadow palette is like having a one-way ticket to flawless makeup for any occasion. The best eyeshadow palettes share three main attributes: blendability, staying power, and, most importantly, pigment. You can achieve makeup artist-worthy results if you find an eyeshadow palette that meets all these requirements. With hot new makeup trends coming in fast, we wanted to give you a head start with this edit of the most pigmented eyeshadow palettes for 2023.

Best Duochrome Palette

Duochrome Makeup Look: Gigi Hadid by Patrick Ta
Duochrome Makeup Look for 2023: Gigi Hadid by Patrick Ta

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PAT McGrath Labs Mothership IX Artistry Palette Huetopian Dream

PAT McGrath Labs Mothership IX Artistry Palette – Huetopian Dream, £118

Makeup artist McGrath’s eyeshadow palettes are among the most iconic of all time, partly due to the otherworldly duochrome and multi-chrome shades included in her coveted 10-pan palettes. The Mothership IX Artistry Palette is no exception, offering a curated collection of velvety mattes, stellar shimmers and mesmerising metallics alongside two duochromes and an out-of-this-world triochrome. Invest in this palette if you want a game-changing look every time.

Best Palette for Nude Mattes

Makeup By Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup By Mario Master Mattes

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Makeup By Mario Master Mattes Palette

Makeup By Mario Master Mattes Palette, £55

With the Master Mattes eyeshadow palette, you can achieve any nude, velvety matte look imaginable. These are makeup artist Mario’s go-to mattes, which are uniquely shaded and inspired by human skin tones, making them highly adaptable. These 12 universal matte shadows are incredibly buildable with minimal fallout to achieve the cleanest application. In addition, these shadows contain 5x more intense carbon black pigment than traditional black shadows. Flawless smokey eyes, cut crease or siren eyes, here we come.

Best Blue Eyeshadow Palette

Blue Eyeshadow Makeup Look for 2023: Model Kehaulani Anares
Blue Eyeshadow Makeup Look for 2023: Model Kehaulani Anares / IG: @kehaulani

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P.Louise Stack Em Up Palette - Talk Is Cheap

P.Louise Stack Em Up Palette – Talk Is Cheap, £17

Usually, it’s hard to find palettes with a wide range of warm and cool-toned blues. Thanks to P. Louise, you can have it all with the Stack Em Up Palette in “Talk Is Cheap.” This 8-pan palette includes badass blues, naughty navy, and sleek shimmers you can enjoy year-round. Think soft blues in spring, iridescent greens for balmy summer nights or smoked-out navy for dramatic evening looks—the best of blues in one palette.

Best Metallic Eyeshadow Palette

Vibrant Metals Eyeshadow Look for 2023: MUA Malvina Isfan
Vibrant Metals Eyeshadow Look for 2023: MUA Malvina Isfan / IG: @malvina_isfan

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Makeup By Mario Master Metals Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup By Mario Master Metals Eyeshadow Palette, £55

The Master Metals Eyeshadow Palette takes eyeshadow to the next level with intense coverage and a molten metal finish. Packed with super-fine iridescent pearls, Master Metals delivers luminous coverage in just one stroke. Its fluid-like texture glides seamlessly across the lids, making them incredibly comfortable to wear. Pair with the Makeup By Mario Master Metal Manipulator to create a stunning liquid foil finish.

Best Eye Palette for Pretty Pinks

Pink Eyeshadow Makeup Look for 2023: MUA Jasmin Winnie Stephen
Pink Eyeshadow Makeup Look for 2023: MUA Jasmin Winnie Stephen / IG: @jasminws

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NARS Unrated Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Limited Edition Summer Unrated Eyeshadow Palette, £40 (RRP £50)

With 16 shades — the most ever from a NARS palette! — in matte, satin, and glitter finishes, this limited-edition creation is sure to bring out your inner radiance. There’s a shade for every occasion and mood, from matte neutrals and warm, glow-giving bronzes to exotic pink hues and metallic golds. Not only do you get a diverse shade range, but you can also apply the pigment wet to create a high-impact liner. Expect silky smooth high-pigment shadows that blend seamlessly and last all day long.

Best Cool-Toned Eyeshadow Palette

Cool-Toned Silver Eyes Makeup Look for 2023: MUA Jess
Cool-Toned Silver Eyes for 2023: Jess / IG: @jessiscg

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Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette – The Rock Chick

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette – The Rock Chick, £45

The Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in “Rock Chick” is the ultimate quad-squad. Rock your style with this quartet of silvery, charcoal and dark greys. The palette includes velvety-textured and easy-to-blend powders in universally flattering shades. It’s ideal for a smokey eye or highlighting the inner corners of the eyes. Like any Tilbury palette, you can expect highly pigmented, buildable, and long-lasting shadows.

Best Eye Palette for Elevated Nudes

Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette campaign
Best Elevated Nudes for 2023: Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette

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Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette

Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette, £58

One of MUA Patrick Ta’s signature techniques for creating naturally contoured, glowing looks is the artful layering of creams and powders. The Patrick Ta Major Dimension Eyeshadow Palette is the mother of versatile palettes, containing two luminous cream bases, velvety matte and iridescent metallic eyeshadows, and glistening pearl toppers. The two luminous cream pans are perfect for using as a base before applying the beautifully blendable cocoa mattes, bronze metallics or champagne toppers to create depth and dimension.




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