I can wear light eyeshadow shades, but with my hazel eyes, nothing beats a deep green with flecks of glittering gold. Jewel-tone eyeshadow palettes are the best colors for my eyes – and I know I’m not alone.
Jewel tones flatter every eye color and every skin tone – the deep colors play nicely with both light and dark eyes, while highly-pigmented palettes appear bright on any eyelid. Combine jewel tones? You have a show-stopping stare.
There are so many different palettes out there, and I’ve collected my favorite 14 that will work on anyone. Whether you like a deep green or an amethyst purple, a matte or a glitter, you’ll find a shade to rock!
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Melt Cosmetics’ Smoke Sessions Palette is inspired by the brand’s love for all things marijuana, and the greens range from forest to olive to mint. Deep forest green and dark brown are matte bases for your looks, while the greens and gold shades glitter. Just like a lighter, this eyeshadow is a spark in the dark.
Looking for a versatile eyeshadow palette that will let you create a range of looks? This palette serves up twelve different shades, from foils and mattes to duo-chromes, so that you can experiment to your heart’s content. Plus, the shadows are buildable and pigmented, so you can go as bold or subtle as you like, and they blend seamlessly for a flawless finish.
The Confident Energy Eyeshadow Palette is perfect for creating looks that reflect your genuine aura. These ultra-creamy, blendable, one-swipe shadows come in six gorg warm neutrals and vibrant bolds inspired by the light and energy around us. The pigment-packed shades’ soft metallic and satin finishes are silky-smooth and effortlessly blendable. Whether you’re looking for an instant wash of color or want to layer the deeper shades for a more dramatic look, this palette has everything you need to create endless looks that reflect your unique style.
The Glitch Palette is a totally-original eyeshadow palette that features a full range of liquid-to-baked eyeshadows. These shadows are ridiculously pigmented, easily blendable, and long-lasting, making them perfect for creating a look that goes from day to night. The palette also includes a variety of shimmery shades that will make your eyes pop. With the Glitch Palette, you’ll have everything you need to create limitless looks that are sure to impress.
We love a good, flawless palette… kind of like Makeup Revolution’s Forever Flawless Eyeshadow Palette. With fun shades of turquoise, like the shimmery “Candy Land” and matte “Leaf,” as well as deeper shades, like burgundy “Cool” and deep amethyst “Sativa,” experiment to your heart’s content! And if you hadn’t caught on, there’s a marijuana theme here, because each pan is infused with soothing cannabis sativa seed oil – no contact high included.
Sometimes, all you need is six pans to create a gem-worthy look. This jewel tone eyeshadow palette has both matte and shimmery shades to choose from. Vegan and cruelty-free, wear the shadows from sheer to show-stopper – they’re super buildable and blendable, thanks to a highly-pigmented formula. Six pans is simple and sweet, yes, but the color rush you’ll get is far from subtle.
This is my formal petition to reinstate gothic glamor. If you’re a witchy bitch like me, this array of dark matte and metallic shimmers is the palette for you. Jewel tones Euphenia and Freya display the eerie and entrancing facets to the “gothcore” aesthetic. If you’re looking to get spooky, and look hot for the Grim Reaper, this is the palette for you.
To juxtapose my gothic dreamworld, I have picked the Secret Palette by Nabla. Treading in a more neutral category, Secret features 15 safer shades with elements of shazam. What makes these shades drool-worthy: their two new notable formulas, diamond and velvet. Diamond is created for shades with a crystalline finish, helping to enhance the color and pigmentation, whereas velvet intensifies matte shades to give them more dimension.
Sometimes glitter is a little uncomfy or itchy. Not the case here, with a formula that makes the eyeshadows super buttery. The secret? Coconut oil to nourish your skin, as well as jojoba oil to keep your eyes safe. Without talc, mineral oil, or parabens, even the most sensitive eyes can rock this jewel tone eyeshadow palette, which features 12 shades in matte, metallic, and glitter finishes.
The brand’s name is Color Story, and the wildly bright pans are proof that the name is appropriate. With matte and satin finishes, these highly-pigmented shades are perfect if you’re going for a striking cut crease – though blendable, the colors might merge into a brown, which, meh. Coconut oil conditions your lids, while the inclusion of kaolin manages oil and keeps the eyeshadow in place all day.
Although they say not to judge a book by its cover, when an eyeshadow palette catches my eye, I do just that. The Glass Mirror 15 pan delight uses a 3D silver geode design to pull the consumer (aka me) in for further inspection. This color array tells the story of how icy blues, whites and pinks can be warmed by toasty browns and magentas — a modern love story.
When thinking of makeup, fierce fiery confidence comes to mind. Dusting vibrant colors onto one’s face transforms them, much like the metamorphosis of a butterfly. The Take Flight eyeshadow palette captures the essence of beauty by basing its shades on the wonder of butterflies. Split into warm and cool tones, the combinations are forever changing, much like the flying creatures in the sky.
It’s time to take the world by storm and kick some ass while wearing the tarte Pro Remix palette. Shake the house down in an emerald green shimmer, color explosion, bold enough to be worn alone on the lid and still scream, “don’t mess with me.” Or pack it in with some sugary sway (a shimmery light pink) and hit them with some spicy mashup (a bright violet). All options are guaranteed to bestow you with the title of badass. Do with that what you will…
Want red like a ruby? How about amethyst? Perhaps emerald or sapphire? These gems reside in UOMA Beauty’s jewel-tone eyeshadow palette, a limited edition option with highly-pigmented shades that pop on every skin tone. Dance it up or run for cover through the winter rain – the formula is water-resistant and long-lasting.
Which jewel tone eyeshadow palettes are your favorite? What is your favorite eyeshadow color to wear? Share below!