close-up of a modern renaissance makeup palette
Photo: Paola Aguilar

Every new year makeup brands develop and release a ton of new beauty products, yet despite this abundant diversity, which our grannies could only dream about, makeup lovers find it challenging to say yes to another eyeshadow palette. What if it won't fit your complexion, eye colors, or even the lifestyle you want to follow? 

Like many other bloggers in the new year, I gave myself a promise not to waste any extra resources and treat every new purchase with responsibility. Therefore, no unnecessary makeup items can appear in my makeup arsenal this year, just use products that work well for me. To ease your makeup hunt, today I've gathered five universally flattering eyeshadow palettes, that will completely cover your makeup needs. 

huda beauty nude obsesions makeup palettes

1. Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette

I would like to start with one of the most versatile eyeshadow pallets for every makeup beginner or professional — the famous Huda Beauty palette from the Nude Obsessions series. This palette is available in three beautiful implementations, suitable for different skin complexions: nude light, nude medium, and nude rich. 

Each Nude Obsessions palette features nine silky-smooth colors, rich with vibrant pigments and dazzling shimmers. Five eyeshadow colors are matte and four glittery, so you can use one single palette to create various makeup looks throughout the whole day.

jaclyn hill morphe palette of a white background

2. Jaclyn Hill Morphe Eyeshadow Palette

Despite all the controversy around Jaclyn Hill's latest makeup releases, the Jaclyn Hill Morphe palette was an incredibly well-arranged palette with 35 shades deeply loved and frequently used by Jaclyn. This eyeshadow palette is still one of the most popular choices for any makeup lover, who wants to have every color option gathered in one place. 

It includes every possible shade of warm earthy-browns, two nude shades for blending and transitioning, and even a few spices in the form of colorful shades, because who doesn't like emeralds and purples on the eyes?

darling eyeshadow palette charlotte tilbury

3. Charlotte Tilbury Darling Eyeshadow Palette

Our next makeup star is Charlotte Tilbury's Darling Eyeshadow Palette. Petite and convenient, this six-shade palette has everything you need for fresh and natural eye and face makeup. Three mattes and three creamy shimmers create a perfect nude composition suitable for a daily makeup look. Darling eyeshadow palette also includes a mirror, so it is travel-friendly and comfortable in usage on the go.

modern renaissance eyeshadow palette

4. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

At a first glance, the Modern Renaissance by Anastasia eyeshadow palette doesn't look like a regular palette, which you are going to use almost every day. But, after closer inspection, you can spot a whole bunch of versatile eyeshadow colors behind the sugary appearance and velvety coating.

There are two mattes and two shimmery nudes that you can use as highlighters, warm and cool-toned matte browns, and, of course, a few non-trivial brights that you can use to spice up your look. All 14 colors in the Modern Renaissance palette have a pleasant creamy texture and insane pigmentation, plus you'll get a dual-ended brush and it is always a con for a makeup lover!

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette

5. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette

And, finally, Snap Shadows Mix & Match palette sums up the list of universally flattering eyeshadows palettes. This portable mini-palette is available in eight different color themes, so you can easily pick the one that fits your makeup needs at the moment. Each Fenty's palette has six pans filled with the most beautiful, rich, and smooth eyeshadow colors, three of them are matte and the other trio is infused with shimmer.

Lots of love,