Getting ready for the BIG DAY? Hopefully that day is someday soon, whenever the ‘Rona packs up and leaves, never to return. And when that day comes, you want to be prepared for your wedding, right? Well, when it comes to makeup, your BFF Sonia and my Glossilists have you covered!
Today we’re going to look at the best eyeshadow palettes specifically for brides-to-be! And these products are recommended by the highest authority—professional makeup artists who rely on them to work their magic every day. So you can count on these recs as gospel, kittens.
For other recs, make sure you check out Glossible’s Glossilist 2020 blog series and see what the pros recommend before you start shopping!
The Best Eyeshadow Palettes for Brides
If you haven’t read my Small Biz Spotlight profile about Viseart Paris, go check it out. Viseart Paris is a really intriguing small biz that makes crazy-good products–especially eyeshadow palettes—that pros absolutely adore, and I know you will too. We’re going to talk about two of them right here!
Viseart Paris’ Grande Pro Volume 1 eyeshadow palette is an amazing choice for any bride’s big day. This palette offers 30 matte shades, including 24 new shades plus six must-have shades perfect for shading and highlighting, and also defining eyes and brows. Not to mention, each pan in the palette is individually magnetized, and the palette offers a folding easel and full-sized mirror.
Not to be outdone is Viseart Paris’ Neutral Mattes palette. This one is a legend in the industry, one of their best-selling palettes. Why? Because it kicks ass and takes names. This palette offers all the brown and beige tones you’ll ever need for highlighting, shading, and defining brows, eyes, and facial contours.
I should warn you…if you’re looking to save some Lincolns and Jacksons and Benjamins, these palettes probably aren’t gonna be in your budget. They’re going to run you more than some car payments. BUT…you’re only a bride once (hopefully!), and what better day to go all-out than your wedding day? Am I right? These palettes from Viseart Paris will have you looking like a Disney princess and feeling like one in real life. You can’t put a price on that!
tarte’s tartelette in bloom clay palette gives you a LOT for your money. And considering you can grab this palette for around $40, it offers a hell of a bang for the buck. This palette is packed with a dozen essential lid, crease, and liner shades made with tarte’s famous Amazonian clay to help prevent smudges. Trust me, you don’t want any of that on wedding day!
The range of colors in this palette is absolutely perfect. And these micro-shimmer and matte shades are formulated with mineral pigments to help soothe and soften your skin. Spend $40, feel like a million. My kind of math.
Oh, Scott…how I adore thee! If you’re unfamiliar with Mr. Barnes, get to know him a little bit here. He was voted as one of our Top 5 YouTube Makeup Artists by pros, but Scott isn’t just a dude uploading videos—this guy is one of the best artists in the world. Think of Jennifer Lopez for just a sec. Her glowy look? That was Scott’s invention.
And his vision translates to his products, like his SNatural No1 Eyeshadow Palette. Scott just has this gift of knowing how to bring inner beauty to the outside, and his palette is the perfect example. It combines “natural colors” with “snatched” elevated colors (get it? SNatural?) to deliver a range that works for any skin tone. Colorful warmth with luxurious sheen. Doesn’t that sound like a look you’d want for your wedding day, brides?
When Makeup Geek decided to name this palette the Matrix MEGA Set, they weren’t lyin’! It definitely deserves the MEGA in the name with, count ‘em, 49 matte eyeshadows and seven foiled shadows. If my maths are right, that comes to 56 total shades.
The price tag for the Matrix MEGA palette is large, but you really do get what you pay for. The foiled shades are stunning—they’re a combination of powder and cream shadows that deliver a gorgeous metallic sheen. The matte shades are smooth as buttah, easy to blend, and packed with pigment. Pretty easy to see why the pros love this palette and why you will too.
Dior Backstage Eye Palette (Warm Neutrals & Cool Neutrals)
We’ll finish up this Glossilist with a pair of palettes from none other than the legend himself…the fashion icon…Christian Dior. His Backstage Warm and Cool Neutral Palettes have long been a fave of pro artists, and each is inspired by the energy and passion that are present backstage during runway shows.
The Warm Neutrals palette offers brown shades with warm tones, and the Cool Neutrals palette features rosy hues with cool undertones. Each color in each palette is designed for long-lasting wear and is easily buildable.
Within each palette are eight powders to use as a shadow or a liner–those are broken down into three shimmer shades, three ultra-pigmented matte shades, a highlighting hue, and a sculpting shadow. And kittens, you know you can’t go wrong with Dior!
That Wraps Our Best Eyeshadow Palettes
There you have it, my friends. The best eyeshadow palettes for brides, all highly recommended by pros who use these products day after day. These are the ones you can trust to make you look and feel your best on the big day. So, brides-to-be, get ready to stroll down that aisle looking like the badass rockstar you are. You can thank Momma Kitten after you get back from your honeymoon.
Stay tuned for the next Glossilist!