The 8 Best Nude Eyeshadow Palettes

December 2, 2015 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | beauty

With the exception of formal events, chances are your daily beauty routine consists of trying to achieve as pretty and natural a face as possible. And when you want to look effortlessly beautiful, nude or neutral eyeshadow is one of the best tools in your makeup kit. A simple swipe of taupe, bone, beige, or bronze can revitalize your appearance and open up your eyes, making you look fresh and glowy. Of course, the key is finding a nude palette that is exciting and stylish. Here are 8 nude eyeshadow palettes that win us over every time.

Urban Decay Naked3

Because "nude" doesn't always have to mean countless takes on the same worn-out beige, Urban Decay shows the world that rose-hued neutrals can be universally flattering and extremely wearable. This collection of 12 gorgeous shades, with not a filler in the mix, consists of everything from light, shimmery pink to the hottest black matte with red microglitter you've ever laid eyes on.

Urban Decay Naked3 ($54)

Sonia Kashuk® Eye Couture Eye Palette in Eye On Neutral

Sonia Kashuk sticks to mostly light peachy and skin-kissed matte shades, with a dramatic grey and black thrown in for good measure. This palette contains 12 mix-and-match shadows and is perfect for women who'd rather keep their shimmer and glitter separate from no-nonsense daytime shades.

Sonia Kashuk® Eye Couture Eye Palette in Eye On Neutral ($19.99)

Maybelline The Nudes Palette

Whether you opt to blend two, three, or four shades together to create anything from a subtle, daytime look to a more serious come-hither eye, Maybelline The Nudes Palette gives you 12 dynamic hues that cover all bases. The colors are thoughtful and Maybelline scores extra points for including on-trend metallics like gold and bronze

Maybelline The Nudes Palette ($9.99)

Lorac Unzipped Palette

This highly pigmented palette of 10 shades achieves excellent balance by offering an equal number of soft, matte colors with a more intense series of earthy, gold-based browns and bronzes. These shadows are long-lasting and the palette even comes with a shadow primer

Lorac Unzipped Palette ($42)

Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Palette

Consider this palette of 14 neutral shades your ultimate intro kit to all things nude. The shades are so well organized that you'll know in a jiffy which matte nude corresponds to its glittery cousin so that no mistakes can be made. If that's not enough, the palette comes with a primer and a help get-the-look eye shape chart because we all know almond-shaped and deep-set eyes have vastly different shadow requirements.

Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Palette ($52)

Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection

It takes just nine perfectly coordinated shades to achieve one of three distinctive looks: daytime, classic and fashion. All of the guess work about which shades work together is done for you, but a how-to glamour guide is also included for good measure.

Too Faced Natural Eye Neutral Eye Shadow Collection ($36)

tarte Showstopper Clay Palette

tarte Showstopper Clay Palette ($40)

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Not only does this Estee Lauder eyeshadow palette come with 5 highly-pigmented, easy-on nude shades, but there are also 3 additional shimmery metallic shadows that you can use to layer your look for depth and dimension.

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Nudes Eyeshadow Palette ($55)


Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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