The 30-Second Review

I’ll be looking at five of the best small eye shadow palettes out there. These are smaller palettes with less than 20 colors on them. I’m looking at the cutest packaging, best pricing, best color selection, most useful, and best overall eye look in one palette. These are all pretty affordable and most can fit in your purse.




Ratings

Best Overall

Makeover Essential Mystic Eye Palette

Best Pricing

LA Colors Lily Palette

Cutest Packaging

Okalan Natural Color Eye Shadow Palette

Most Useful

Almay The Complete Look

Best Color Selection

Secret Face Eye Shadow Palette

How We Found The Best Palette

I looked at how much of my look I could get from just one palette. I also looked at the colors offered and the way they were packaged. I also looked at the pricing as well. These palettes are all less than $20.

Our Picks For The Best Eye Shadow Palettes

 

Best Overall

Makeover Essentials Mystic Eye Palette

This is an amazing palette for many everyday looks. It has two gel eyeliners and six eye shadows. I love the brown, personally. The shadows last a long time and you can usually find one that will match your outfit. It is perfect for an allover eye look that will get you from day to night.

Best Pricing

LA Colors Lily Palette

This is the cutest for the price. It came from the Dollar Tree, so it was only $1. It has an opal white color, silver, and black. They are shimmery colors and they last a long time. For $1, it’s a great palette for everyday and for a great night look.

 

Cutest Packaging

Okalan Natural Colors Palette

I absolutely love the packaging on this one. The shadows are shaped like hearts, and all of the shadows have candy names such as “creme brulee,” champagne truffle,” “white chocolate,” “milk chocolate,” and more. It is a beautiful palette with a great range of colors for day and night. I love the champagne truffle at the bottom right corner for a great daytime look.

 

Most Useful

Almay The Complete Look Palette

These are so nice, I have two of them. Technically, they are supposed to be for different skin tones, but I like the eye colors on both. The light skin tone one, which is my skin tone, has browns and beige’s for eye shadows, a coral colored blush, and four different lip glosses. The other one I have is for medium skin tones. It has purple eye shadows, a pink blush, and some lip glosses. It is great for when I want to do my whole face with one palette. It is small enough to fit in your purse as well.




Best Color Selection

Secret Lace Eye Shadow Palette

For a small palette, this has one of the best color selections. It has everything from black to purple to white and beige. It has colors for daytime and night time. I love it, and it came from the drug store as well. So, it is easily available.