palettes for beginners

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If you're a beginner, you may be looking for an easy way to get started with makeup. A good eye palette is a great place to start, as it contains all the basic colors you need and more. Here are some great palettes available today.

SmashboxCali Contour Face Palette

ITEM: 2541332

Color: Medium/Dark

556 Reviews

$46.00

My favourite thing about this palette is that it has everything for your face! Contour, bronzer, blush, and highlight. ...Great for novices at makeup. Can achieve many looks with these 6 colors....GREAT STARTER KIT

What it is: An easy-to-use, six-well contour face palette with pigment-packed, blendable highlighter, bronzer, and blush powders.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This all-in-one makeup palette makes it easy to add warmth and dimension to your look. Customize your signature Cali glow using six neutrals, including two of Smashbox’s bestselling contour shades, on eyes and cheeks. It features matte and pearlescent powders to shape, bronze, and highlight.

ONE/SIZE by Patrick StarrrCheek Clapper 3D Blush Trio Palette

Size: 0.38 oz / 11 g·ITEM: 2738680

Color: Gworly Pop - Bright Hot Pink Fuschia Berry Trio

541 Reviews

$38.00

Perfect for beginner blush users...I love how pigmented the palette is. My favorites are the cream and shimmer blush combo in the Berry Gay palette. ...I have the fire starter palette. It’s a bright bold trio and the colors go a long way.

What it is: An award-winning, three-in-one ultra-pigmented blush palette that blends and blurs beautifully—wear each shade alone or layer up for the ultimate 3D pop.


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Dragon Fruit Extract: Helps grip and extend wear.


Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.


What Else You Need to Know: This palette can be used to create any blush look, from a subtle wash of color to a high-impact pop with a smooth, silky finish that lasts all day. Use the Flex Cream shade to underpaint and overpaint, the Matte shade to blur and build intensity, and the Hyper Sheen shade for an eye-catching glow.

TOM FORDEye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette

Size: 0.35 oz / 9 g·ITEM: 2693992

Color: Ambrosia - shimmering yellow gold and warm rose gold with raspberry and deep chocolate brown matte hues

2.5K Reviews

$90.00

Absolutely Gorgeous Palette...I will definetly be purchasing more Tom Ford palettes and highly recommend them to anyone! I was gifted this beautiful palette by Influenster and Tom Ford for my honest review....The mattes blend flawlessly! I could see how a beginner would love this palette, because the formula makes it effortless.

What it is: A palette of coordinated eyeshadows that comes in a range of finishes designed to create iconic, soft-to-bold TOM FORD eyes.
What Else You Need to Know: With this palette, you can achieve multiple looks from a bold, smoky eye, to a sexy slash of color, and everything in between. The four luxurious finishes—sheer sparkle, satin, shimmer, and matte—are formulated with advanced color processes and offer a spectrum of intensity and effects. Two custom applicators are also included.

"Eyes are the most effective way to create character, to reflect your personality and make a true statement with your look."—Tom Ford

$70.00

Beautiful but difficult for beginners....I received this free from influenster for my honest review. I am a beginner in eyeshadow looks and loved every lighter color, they blended great, but the pure black cream and powder. ...This palette for everyday looks to going out looks. The perfect starter shades to create your perfect look.

What it is: A velvety matte eyeshadow palette that blends warm and cool nudes for ultimate versatility.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The shades in this palette can be worn alone or layered, blended, and contoured to create the most multi-dimensional looks that go from day to night. The cream bases allow you to really sculpt and intensify your eye looks. The shadows can be worn alone or layered over the bases for maximum dept

$69.00

Its pigmentation, blendability, and overall formula make it an excellent addition to anyone’s collection, whether they’re a makeup novice or a seasoned artist. For those seeking a palette that celebrates the elegance of nude tones, the “I Need a Nude” palette is undoubtedly worth considering....Its exceptional quality, thoughtful shade selection, and remarkable versatility make it an absolute gem in the world of makeup palettes. Whether you're a makeup novice or a beauty aficionado, this palette is guaranteed to inspire your creativity and elevate your eye looks to a whole new level.

What it is: A must-have, cool-toned palette with 15 new nude shades in Natasha’s iconic matte, metallic, sparkling foiled, and brand-new wet effect formula.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This is an enchanting nude, stone-feel color story designed to suit all skin tones and occasions, from everyday elegance to shimmering dramatic or bridal glam eye looks. It features a brand-new wet effect formula in two glistening finishes: GLOSSY and SPARKLING, for an effortless touch of dazzling magic. This palette is set in a sleek 3D plexiglass case inspired by minimalistic architecture. Natasha’s mattes and metallics are highly pigmented, buttery smooth, a

$65.00

Not for beginners...This is not a beginner palette. While these formulas are innovative, they are a bit finicky. ...Beginner Friendly...The versatility of this palette is everything, this is beginner friendly and can say this is the only palette you need to create from day to night looks.

What it is: A multiuse, talc-free palette with velvety pomades and coordinating, oil-absorbing, shaping powders that easily define eyes, brows, cheeks, and lips.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Upsalite: Controls oil and smooths texture while setting to ensure a long wear.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This everyday, all-over face-essentials palette with curated neutral shades for all skin tones features buildable colors for e

SEPHORA COLLECTIONMini Color Shifter Strange Botanicals Eyeshadow Palette

ITEM: 2710770

Color: Strange Red Poppy - dark and glamourous hues of red

188 Reviews

$10.00

A Must Have Palette...Easy to use, shades are awesome and blendable, and totally beginner friendly!...This is such a great little palette with many options. I would recommend this for the makeup starter.

What it is: A collection of mini eyeshadow palettes with four base shades, plus one exclusive topper to transform and shift your eye makeup look to a new color dimension.

What Else You Need to Know: These mini eyeshadow palettes inspired by psychedelic gardens, include a light-reflecting glitter topper to use on its own or over other shades. The topper will allow you to shift all your makeup looks in a flash. The mirror is removable and conveniently sized to fit inside a purse. Hypnotic Yellow Sunflower is a sunny mix of yellows and oranges. Strange Red Poppy has dark and glamorous hues of red. Mystic Brown Mushroom is a combination of nude and earthy shades. Freaky Pink Rose is a fairy-like pink and rosy tones.

All palettes were developed

$90.00

Will definitely be purchasing the rose palette when it becomes available....For starters, I’m so impressed by the applicators — the quality was superb and they allowed me to blend sooo well.

What it is: A palette inspired by Tom Ford’s philosophy of sculpting features with light and symmetry that contours eyes with melting, magnetizing shades.

What Else You Need to Know: Infused with a pigment technology that combines lush emollients and mimics the structure of skin’s ceramides, Eye Color Crème long-wearing eyeshadows move with skin for a crease- and flake-resistant finish and high-impact intensity.

$27.00

Loved the palette. It’s a warmer color story , leaning more towards peach rather than pink tones. ...the eye looks i've made with this are stunning and i can't get over the impact of the shade "galaxia." it makes my brown eyes pop and is super easy to use as a makeup novice. this mini palette is perfection <3

What it is: A five-shade ensemble of rosy-taupe shades suited for classic or playful looks.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Natasha Denona’s Mini Starlette Palette provides soft-textured powdered mattes and shimmery, ultra-shiny metallics that blend seamlessly to produce vibrant, ultra-pigmented, long-lasting lasting looks. Whether creating a classic flaring appearance or light, smoky, playful eyes, these silky, soft-on-the-skin formulas are effortless to use with maximized impact. All Natasha Denona eyeshadows are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and allergen-free.

This Palette Contains:
- 5 x 0.028 oz/ 0.8 mL eyeshadows in Nude Mauve

$59.00

For starters, the colors in this palette are beautiful. ...Versatile palette!...Great palette, even for beginners! Beautiful range of neutral tones with a pop of color!

What it is: A long-wearing, metallic eyeshadow palette for bold eyeshadow looks that last up to 12 hours.

Ingredient Callouts: It is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This palette includes 12 versatile eyeshadow colors, high-performance shades​, in four finishes. They give minimal eyeshadow fallout so your smokey eye stays on your eyes, not your cheeks. This palette comes with a dual-ended, vegan eyeshadow brush and a full-size built-in mirror perfect for applying looks on-the-go.

This Palette Contains:
- 12 x Eyeshadows in doublekick (cream beige, satin finish), sound tower (warm light brown, matte finish), studio (warm medium brown, matte finish), shred (champagne rose, metallic eyeshadow finish), thrash (

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