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palettes for beginners

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for palettes for beginners.

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.

SmashboxStep-By-Step Contour Kit

Size: 0.40 oz/ 11 g·ITEM: 1629500

Color: Light/Medium

1.4K Reviews

$35.00

This was life changing when I started to learn how to contour. Very beginner friendly, even for people who have zero experience....As a beginner, I found this great. However, the color is weak and I had to put a ton on. ...Starter Palette...Great for beginners

What it is: An easy-to-use face-contour palette that sculpts, shapes, and makes your features pop with a set of bronzer, highlighter, and contour powders.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This palette brings you a deep contour, a complementary bronzer, and bright highlight shades in one place. Create your own perfect contour look with pigmented, blendable, and buildable color. This face palette comes complete with a built-in mirror and powder brush.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaMatch Stix Matte Contour Skinstick

Size: 0.25 oz/ 7.10 g·ITEM: 1925718

Color: Espresso - contour for medium deep skin tones, cool undertone

1.5K Reviews

$28.00

Easy application, great blending, beginner friendly...Beginner Friendly...So beginner friendly! It was hard to find such a natural

What it is:

A matte contour stick in a range of shades for all skin tones. The buildable cream-to-powder long-wear formula is lightweight and blendable.

Coverage:

✔ Medium

Formulation: Stick

Finish:

✔ Matte

Ingredient Callouts: Free of Parabens and Phthalates. This product is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What else you need to know: Magnets often use nonrenewable resources, so in December 2021, we began phasing them out of our Match Stix collections to help lower our environmental impact. Although we are removing magnets, everything else you know and love about the formula and packaging is the same.

Charlotte TilburyColour Chameleon Eye Shadow Pencil

Size: .056 oz·ITEM: 2102523

Color: Dark Pearl - sparkling grey for brown eyes

620 Reviews

$29.00

Would recommend this pencil to eyeshadow lovers and even beginners as it’s very easy to work with. However because it seems to dry down and stay put I would say there’s not much room for error in terms of easily cleaning up your eye and starting over withought disrupting your entire make up application at least around the eyes....I highly recommend it especially for beginners it’s so easy to use and blend!

What it is:
An easy eye-color-enhancing pencil that smudges and sets.

What it does:
Charlotte Tilbury's eyeshadow pencil is designed to enhance eyes by complementing specific eye colors. It is a hybrid product that can be used as a shadow or liner. The smooth, easy-glide formula is infused with synthetic sapphire, whose mineral, soft-focus effects transform and enhance eye color for a range of looks that can be dialed up or down depending on the occasion. The formula lasts for up to 10 hours and is waterproof, so when applying be sure to blend quickly!

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

HUDA BEAUTYObsessions Eyeshadow Palette

Size: 9 x 0.05 oz/ 1.3 g·ITEM: 2137271

Color: Amethyst

5K Reviews

$27.00

Perfect beginner makeup palette...This is the perfect beginner makeup palette. I’m African American with medium to dark skin and al of these shades are pigmented on my eyelids. ...It’s OKAY for a beginners starter set if you want to experiment with colors but honestly the colors don’t blend super well and the matte blues are patchy.

What it is:
A range of compact eyeshadow palettes, expertly curated by Huda herself, offering beauty lovers a complete day-to-night eye color wardrobe.

What it does:
Each Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette is packed with a selection of nine highly pigmented mattes and striking shimmers, all with a smooth and blendable texture. Available in a range of color themes, the palettes are super compact and lightweight, making them a must-have for your handbag. The large mirror, conveniently-sized palette, and versatile shade collection allow you to create both classic and playful looks that are easy to apply on-the-go.

MAKEUP BY MARIOMaster Crystal Reflector™

Size: 0.12 oz/ 3.5 g·ITEM: 2389591

Color: Quartz - shimmering bright white

209 Reviews

$26.00

But I wouldn’t suggest this product for beginners or people who want a lot of pigment on their cheek bones/ eyelids. ...This makeup by Mario highlighter is better for experienced mua’s and not the average buyer or beginner.

What it is: An exclusive formula that creates a spotlight effect on the eyes or face and provides a translucent wash of shimmer.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This supremely buildable, bouncy powder highlights the eyes and cheeks with an effect that looks like a veil of crystal sparkle. Subtle and sheer with gorgeous luminosity, it can be used (as Mario uses it) as a topper to create a spotlight effect on the eyelids. When it’s hit by light, the sparkles glimmer and glow.

TOM FORDEye Color Crème Eyeshadow Quad

ITEM: 2554095

Color: Tiger Eye - warm quad with a mixture of matte and shimmer shades in warm champagne, burnt coral, caramel, and a deep reddish brown

568 Reviews

$90.00

It comes with a brush applicator/eyeshadow applicator that is sturdy. As a beginner with make-up it made my life easier and more confident when applying this eyeshadow. ...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.

Urban DecayMini Naked Eyeshadow Palette

Size: 6 x 0.02 oz / 0.8 g·ITEM: 2567550

Color: Half Baked

1.7K Reviews

$29.00

But this mini Pallet is a good starter pallet for beginners. It's easy to blend many looks possible. 10 out of 10 for sure....*As part of an incentivized campaign I received this Naked Mini Eyeshadow palette free from Influenster and Urban Decay in exchange for my honest review* I loved the foxy palette the colors are basic enough for beginners at eyeshadow to use (i am a beginner).

What it is: A collection of three mini Naked eyeshadow palettes featuring original Naked shades, each with a mix of six richly pigmented eyeshadow shimmers and mattes.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Each Naked Your Way Mini Eyeshadow Palette includes a mix of buttery whipped mattes and high-shine shimmer eyeshadows with notoriously Naked payoff. Each shade has a blendable, creamy texture and lasts up to 12 hours for long-lasting and vibrant eye makeup looks. You are the creator and Naked Minis are your muse. You can create anything from simple makeup looks to glam makeup looks.

Palette Size: 4.25"w x 0.55"d x 2.2"h (mini size)

Charlotte TilburyLuxury Eyeshadow Palette - Pillow Talk Collection

ITEM: 2567733

Color: Pillow Talk Dreams - pearlescent rose, matte dusty rose, matte berry brown, shimmering rosebud

765 Reviews

$53.00

Easy for beginners. Pink, soft neutrals. Can take from day to night with an intense liner or building up the crease with deeper shade/bottom right....This palette is perfect for a novice such as myself. It makes it incredibly easy to get going fast in the morning and look great!

What it is: A four-step eyeshadow quad with buildable, non-creasing formulas and pigmented shades for day to night.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This palette contains four harmonious eye colors: Prime, Enhance, Smoke, and Super Pop. Create a smooth base for your eye look using the Prime shade; build up definition with Enhance; add drama with the Smoke shade; and finish your dazzling look with the shimmer Super Pop shade.

Bobbi BrownLong-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Stick

ITEM: 2577260

Color: Incandescent - gold with pink flip

2.5K Reviews

$32.00

Easy to use! Great for beginners...Easy to work with-- great for beginners or people who like quick makeup routines! ...Beginner friendly!...I love how easy the stick is to apply and blend without any tools other than my fingers, it's very beginner friendly! The shade is a very wearable and flattering shade of lavender with the prettiest subtle shimmer.

What it is: A long-lasting, do-it-all, easy eyeshadow with a budge-proof formula that stays put for up to eight hours—just swipe and go.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This formula glides onto lids for tug-free coverage. It can be used to shade, define, smoke up, or highlight eyes.

Danessa Myricks BeautyInfinite Chrome Flakes Multichrome Gel for Eyes & Face

Size: 0.13 oz / 3.8 g·ITEM: 2585974

Color: Monarch - grapefruit pink with sunset yellow shift

263 Reviews

$25.00

I will say, this may not be for beginners but it can be for beginners willing to experiment. ...Not for beginners

What it is: An innovative, self-setting, water-based gel formula with suspended multicolored, multi-chrome flakes.

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: The easy-to-use, multi-chrome flake formula requires no mixing medium or adhesive to apply onto eyes or face. This hyper-metallic product allows you to create long-wearing, multidimensional looks without the worry of fallout.

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