The 13 Best Nude Eye Palettes

From great value buys to luxury ways to cosset your lids, check out these shadow success stories


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Maybelline New York Eye Shadow Palette The Nudes $29.99. Twelve blendable colours to use as duos, trios or quads through beige, sands, taupes and bronzes.

YSL Couture Variation in Nu $148.00. Slickly styled palette containing 10 softer shades with an equally caressing double-ended brush.

Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette in Spirit $78. This 20th anniversary Stila palette comes with a look book and 12 spin-off shades of gold. From Mecca.

Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Eyeshadow Palette in Ivory Power. $108 The lighter of two new more compact 5-Colour palettes from Lauder. The other, Fiery Saffron, is a warmer toned take on nudes.

Jane Iredale Perfectly Nude Palette $99 A mineral makeup option from the specialist brand in delicate tones. Stockists see janeiredale.co.nz

Bobbi Brown Nude on Nude Eye Palette $110. Bobbi Brown does seasonal variations as well as this standard selection or fill the Customisable Eye Palette with your own choice of four colours.

Collection Nude Bronze Eyes Uncovered Palette $22.99. To try a fashion-forward bold smoky look, with optional metallic flourish, this bargain buy is a great place to start experimenting. From selected Countdowns.

Smashbox Shape Matters Palette $170. Bumper-sized palette extends its shadow mix from eyes to cheek and brow sculpting powders. With a interactive cards identifying face feature shapes that you can place on your phone.

By Terry Eye Designer Palette in Smokey Nude $138. Ten shades in a violet velvet pouch with dual applicator brush. Exclusive to Mecca stores, see meccacosmetica.co.nz

Art Deco Most Wanted Eye Shadow Palette $32. German brand that brings together 12 perfume-free matte, shiny and sparkling shadows, Exclusive to Farmers.

Lancôme Audacity Palette $118. One to watch out for from Lancome, with this 16-shade stunner due on counter from March 21.

L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette in Beige $35.99. The warmer of two selections of 10 tones in a palette with a generous mirror. La Palette Rose has cooler, lighter colours.

Clinique’s Pretty Easy Eye Palette $109. Eight shades of long-wearing shadow, sold with the bonus of two Skinny Sticks for no-sharpener required eye lining.

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