Nude eyeshadow is the unsung hero of any makeup collection — even if it doesn’t always get as much attention as Euphoria-inspired glitter or a throwback ’90s charcoal smoky eye — because it’s versatile, can be worn day or night, and it will never go out of style. Nude eyeshadow palettes make it easy to keep this essential in your makeup collection because they are fully stocked with an array of neutral matte, satin, and metallic finishes.
Which is why, in my humble opinion, everyone needs an entire eyeshadow palette full of nude shades that suit both their mood and their skin tone. Whether you consider yourself a neutral-makeup kinda person or you’re just looking for some new transition shades, here are the best neutral eyeshadow for fair skin, best neutral eyeshadow palette for indian skin, and best neutral eyeshadow palette for brown skin to choose from.
Top best neutral eyeshadow palette for fair skin
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Luxury Palette
It doesn’t matter how many smoky eye tutorials you’ve watched on YouTube, figuring out which part of your eyelid every eyeshadow color is supposed to go on is damn confusing. Luckily, Charlotte Tilbury makes nailing the classic eye makeup look a little bit easier, because her palettes are like a paint-by-numbers kit for your eyelids. There are numbered instructions on the back of each shade that show you exactly where to place what color as well as the correct order to apply them. Inspired by her universally-flattering nude Pillow Talk lipstick shade, use this four-pan palette for a subtle neutral look or a shimmery smoky eye.
Maybelline Nudes of New York Eyeshadow Palette
With 16 matte and shimmery shades created to suit every skin tone, the neutral eyeshadow looks are truly endless with this Maybelline palette. Bonus: the shadows are super creamy so they go on evenly and blend effortlessly.
Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette
Is any eyeshadow palette review ever complete without a Natasha Denona palette? I don’t think so! Starting off these neutral eyeshadow palettes, we have the beautiful Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette! Glam indeed, this palette is perfection in every way and a bestseller too. With 15 cool and neutral shades, it’s the ideal palette to create a neutral eye look. A cute and useful add-on to the glam palette is that the shades are labelled to help you create the perfect look. You don’t need to be a pro at applying eyeshadow, the palette tells you exactly what to do with names like ‘outer eye lid’ and ‘crease’. It features mostly metallic and shimmer shades, but it has enough mattes to create a matte look too. Like all Natasha Denona makeup, the Glam eyeshadow palette has amazingly soft and easy-to-use shades. Buttery to use, with very little fallout this eyeshadow palette will not fail you!
Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette
The Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette is a favourite by many. Just looking at the palette you can understand why. It has all the neutral shades you would need for a smokey eye look or an everyday simple look. If you love your neutrals, you will love this palette, it’s simple, has lovely shades and has amazing quality! All of the shades in the palettes are really useful. All too often we use only a few shades in a palette, leaving some completely untouched. Well, that’s not the case here. Each and every shade is beautiful and useful! The palette is long-wearing and made with Amazonian clay to prevent smudging and creasing. It’s also dermatologist and pathologist tested.
NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette – Warm Neutrals
Comes to affordability versus quality, NYX makeup is all the way up there! Their makeup is top quality, while they are still relatively affordable. NYX Ultimate Shadow Palettes come in a variety of colour combinations, ranging from fabulous bright colours, to calm neutrals. Yep, we’re going to focus on the neutrals, after all, this is all about neutral eyeshadow palettes! NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals comes with 16 neutral shades. They are warm-toned, as the name suggests, so while they would work with all skin tones, this palette would look best on warm skin tones. The palette comes with a variety of shade finishes, from matte to shimmer and metallic. You can wear this palette for an everyday basic look, or you can go all out with a smokey eye-shimmery look!
Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eyeshadow Palette
The Too Faced Natural Eyes Neutral Eyeshadow Palette is a no-frills, simple eyeshadow palette. If you are wondering why such a simple palette has made it onto this post on the best neutral eyeshadow palettes, let me explain! For many, less is more. An eyeshadow palette that features loads of shades is great, but for many people, it’s like overstimulation. They simply get overwhelmed by it and don’t know which shade to use when. That’s where simple eyeshadows like the Natural Eyes Neutral Eyeshadow Palette come in! It’s easy to use and even if you’re not a pro at eyeshadow, it will not overwhelm you. The eyeshadow palette comes with 9 neutral matte, pearl and sparkle shades featuring 6 shades of browns and 3 lighter pink and beige shades.
Cleverly thought out, the base shades have oversized pans ensuring you don’t run out of the most used shades before the other ones. It’s a nice and thoughtful touch! Enriched with coconut butter, the formulas are soft and buttery to use and apply. Like all Too Faced makeup, this eyeshadow palette features only highly pigmented shades that produce very little fallout. My only criticism of the palette is the provocative names they’ve given to the shades. This palette would be perfect for beginners, but honestly, I would think twice before giving my teenage daughter an eyeshadow palette featuring names like ‘hooker’ and the like.
Aside from that, it’s really a fab palette, it has good quality shades that are beautiful too!
ColourPop Bare Necessities Eyeshadow Palette
Are you fed up with the trillions of products that ColourPop brings out?! If that’s a yes, bear with us for a moment because this is a palette not worth passing on! It’s the ultimate neutral eyeshadow palette! Ideal for smokey looks as well as all other ones, the ColourPop Bare Necessities is jam-packed with colours and options! With 30 shades, the number of looks you can create is endless, it features beige, browns, golds and pinks in every finish. It also has a deep black shade for a smokey eye look.
When it comes to ColourPop eyeshadow palettes, it’s rather hard to decide what to love more- the prices, creative shades and palettes or the quality. For me, it’s all of it! Their shades are alive, bright and blend like a dream! From what I hear on the grapevine, there’s a new 30-pan palette on the way called Smoke N’ Roses. Similar to Bare Necessities but with pinkier shades! However, if it’s neutrals you’re looking for, the Bare Necessities is the palette you need!
Makeup Revolution Forever Flawless Dynamic Eye Shadow Palette – Serenity
Makeup Revolution is another favourite brand of ours! Why? It’s really simple, they have beautiful, original makeup with amazing quality and they are constantly bringing out new collections. And of course, they are super-affordable too! You get the full package with them so what’s not to love?!
Makeup Revolution Forever Flawless Dynamic Eye Shadow Palette is a mini palette that comes in 8 different shade variations, all based on the full-sized Forever Flawless Palette. The palette we’re including is naturally the neutral palette- Serenity! Featuring 8 stunning neutral shades with matte, shimmer and foil finishes. It’s more of a party palette, but there are enough shades to create an everyday look too.