Our Favorite Drugstore Eyeshadow Palettes for Under $20

While splurging on luxury makeup is arguably our favorite way to treat ourselves, there’s something to be said for finding killer products that don’t break the bank. Gone are the days when great eyeshadow palettes were synonymous with hefty price tags. Here, we’re sharing the best drugstore eyeshadow palettes that you can snag for under $20.


Maybelline Nudes Of New York 16 Pan Eyeshadow Palette, $13.99

This palette is a great option if you’re looking to take your makeup from day to night. The combination of light, medium and deep neutral tones make it an easy all-in-one palette for on-the-go makeup. Plus, the formula is ultra creamy and blendable.


NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette, $18

If you’re someone who likes to have options, this NYX eyeshadow palette comes in a variety of colorways. From smokey and vivid hues, there’s sure to be a variation you’ll love. Not only are these palettes some of our favorites in terms of versatility, but the pigmentation top notch, too.


L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette, $14.99

There’s no denying that the juicy fruit scent of this palette makes it special, but it’s not the only thing we love about it. It combines a variety of warm nude shades in with shimmering and matte finishes that make for the perfect, natural makeup look. And the shadows are smooth and creamy which ensure they’re easy to blend.


NYX Professional Makeup Metal Play Pigment Palette, $15

If you’re into bold makeup and metallic eyeshadows, this is the palette for you. It comes with six gorgeous, impactful shades that are perfect for adding the finishing touch to a look or swiping all over your lids for a simple, yet striking wash of color.


ColourPop Cabana Club Eyeshadow Palette, $14

Whether you’re looking to create an everyday makeup look or amp up your eyeshadow and make it more glam, this palette, which can be found in the affordable section at Ulta has something for you. The combination of neutrals and colorful shades, mattes, and metallics makes it incredibly versatile. Plus, it has lots of depth, meaning it will be ultra-flattering on tons of different skin tones.


e.l.f. Cosmetics Bite Size Eyeshadow Palette, $3

Truth be told, the price tag of this eyeshadow palette is nearly impossible to beat. But, don’t be fooled by the affordability of these shadows — they’re anything but lacking when it comes to pigmentation and blend-ability. This palette also comes in a wide range of colors—from deep red berry shades to earthy greens and everything in between, you’re bound to find an option to suit your preferences.

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