The 13 Best Nude Eye Palettes

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


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

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

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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