Whether you’re headed out for a big night on the town or just want to switch up your makeup look for a normal workday, a colorful eye shadow look is one of the best ways to be bold with your beauty look. After all, you can customize your eye makeup colors to suit whatever you’re wearing and feeling that day. When it comes to choosing and applying your colorful eye shadow, using an eyeshadow palette with multiple colors will give you more options and freedom—and also save you a bit of time. From bright blues to hot pinks to majestic purples, here are our best colorful eye shadow palettes to choose from.
OUR BEST COLORFUL EYESHADOW PALETTE FOR BRIGHT BLUES
Hands down, our top palette for bold, bright blue eyeshadow is the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Avant Garde Azure. With four statement colors in a range of blue shades, including two matte finishes and two shimmer finishes, this compact palette has all you need for any blue-toned eyeshadow look. Just remember, whenever you’re wearing bold eyeshadow shades, you’ll want bold brows to match. Before you head out the door, spruce up your brows with the L'Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel.
OUR BEST COLORFUL EYESHADOW PALETTE FOR JEWEL TONE PURPLES
Jewel-toned makeup shades are seriously on trend these days, and one of the best ways to try out the look for yourself is with an eye makeup look. The L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Quad in Hollywood Icon includes three intense purple shades, ranging from light to medium to dark, plus a shimmery nude shade to accent the inner corners of your eyes and your brow bone.
OUR BEST COLORFUL EYESHADOW PALETTE FOR A BEAUTIFUL BURNT ORANGE
In case you missed it, orange eyeshadow is having a moment. The L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Quad in What Happens In Vegas includes two burnt-orange eyeshadow shades, plus a dark brown to emphasize the outer corners of your upper eyelids, and a shimmery nude shade to bring out your brow bone. It’s also a gel-to-powder formula, so if you’re wary of applying bold statement shade, the velvety texture will make it easy to apply to precise areas.
OUR BEST COLORFUL EYESHADOW PALETTE FOR A PINK AND VIOLET COMBO
Who said your colorful eye shadow look had to be different shades of the same color? Mix it up with two totally different colors. We love the look of rosy pink paired with violet overtones. To try out this look, reach for the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Violet Amour.
OUR BEST COLORFUL EYESHADOW PALETTE FOR BRIGHT NEONS
Ready to rock a throwback neon eyeshadow look? Use the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Quad in Neon Skirt, which includes neon green, pink, and yellow shades plus a bright shimmery white. You’ll feel like you’re back in the ‘80s in no time!
OUR BEST COLORFUL EYESHADOW PALETTE FOR ROSY TONES
In our opinion, rosy-toned makeup is never going out of style. For a shimmery rose look, use the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Dual Effects in Rose Nude. If you’d rather try out a rosy eyeshadow look with a matte finish, use the L'Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette.
OUR BEST COLORFUL EYESHADOW PALETTE FOR SMOKY SILVERS
Yes, silver is a color, too—and a chic one, at that. Try out a sleek silver eye makeup look that includes dark grey undertones with bright silver accents. To do so, reach for the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Silver Couture. It comes with a dark, matte shade of grey, plus two sparkling silver shades and a white shadow for highlighting. Pair the palette with a swipe of the L'Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Black on your upper lash line, a few coats of black mascara, and you’ll be ready for whatever the day (or night) throws your way.
OUR BEST COLORFUL EYESHADOW PALETTE FOR LIGHT, SKY BLUES
For a lighter take on bold blues, use an eyeshadow palette that contains sky-colored shades, such as the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Dual Effects in Eternal Blue. All four of the eyeshadow shades in this palette have a shimmer finish for a stunning, sparkly effect.
OUR BEST COLORFUL EYESHADOW PALETTE FOR EMERALD GREENS
Although often overlooked as an eyeshadow choice, a right green eye makeup look can really make your eyes pop—especially if they’re brown or hazel. To try it out, grab the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Dual Effects in Emerald Conquest. Start by using the lightest green shade on your entire upper lid, then accent the outer corners with the second darkest shade. Add a few swipes of the shimmery cream color on your brow bones and the inner corners of your eyes.
OUR BEST COLORFUL EYESHADOW PALETTE FOR SWEET LILAC SHADES
Another take on the purple eyeshadow trend involves sporting soft shades of lilac and lavender, like those in the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Dual Effects Palette in Unforgettable Lilac. Pair your light purple eye shadow with the L'Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara for a beautiful look that works for day or night.
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