We’ve all been there: you’re watching your favorite beauty guru rave about his/her new favorite eyeshadow palette, dreaming about a life where you don’t have to choose between paying your phone bill or stepping foot into Sephora.
It’s okay, we feel you! There’s a completely valid reason why we’d rather have our wallets stolen than our makeup bags: makeup can break the bank. But lucky for you, Yougoz understands the struggle and is here to help. As the second part of our makeup dupes segment, we’ve put together a list of our top choices for high-end eyeshadow palette dupes.
Scroll down for the next-best-things that you can add to your collection today—all while still paying your phone bill!
Palette: ABH Modern Renaissance: $42
This cult favorite has taken the makeup scene by storm—and we totally understand why. The Modern Renaissance palette is the perfect combination of warm sunset colors and deep cranberry tones. It is very easy to gravitate towards on a daily basis; and for this reason, it is well-loved and highly-coveted. The only issue? It costs upwards of $40.
Dupe: Coastal Scents 26 Shadow Blush Palette: $11.95
Can’t exactly afford ABH at the moment? Look no further than the Coastal Scents 26 Shadow Blush Palette. In addition hitting the warm and cranberry-toned eyeshadows, you also get an entire row of blushes. Cool! Although this isn’t a perfect substitute, it’s a close alternative—and you can’t complain about a $12 tag.
Palette: Natasha Denona Sunset Palette: $129
Yes, this is the exact palette that forces you to beg for an extension on that phone bill. Natasha Denona eyeshadows are known and loved for their amazing quality. But, as we know, good quality makeup is usually priced accordingly. In other words, we probably can’t afford it. Not to worry though—there are several palettes that come close in comparison and will allow you to afford to call your mom three times a day.
1. NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette: $18
On the lower end of the dupe spectrum, the Nyx Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette is a great affordable alternative. These warm shadows are of good quality, and the palette itself is small and compact enough to carry with you anywhere.
2. Juvia’s The Saharan Palette: $25
If you didn’t know, now you know: Juvia’s Place has some beautiful (not to mention affordable) eyeshadows. The Saharan palette is definitely a fan favorite: sunset tones with a touch of cranberry and bronze make for a perfect medium-sized collection.
Palette: Viseart Eye Shadow Palette: $80
Although Viseart has some incredible eyeshadows, its price point, unfortunately, tends to hurt its name. This colorful rainbow-colored palette is very bold and beautiful, but who is prepared to throw down $80 for it? Yeah…you can count us out.
Dupe: NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette: $18
The good news, however, is that this NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette allows you to achieve similarly bold looks at a much fairer price. Oh, and its packaging is just as convenient as its bronze (warm neutrals sister).
Palette: Kyle Cosmetics Bronze Palette: $42
Ah, another expensive warm bronze palette. How nice! Although we have all heard good things about Kyshadows, the brand’s pricing definitely steers us away.
1. Morphe 25A Copper Spice Eyeshadow Palette: $17.99
This one might just be our favorite dupe. The NYX 25A Copper Spice Eyeshadow Palette is not only beautiful but also a fair price for a whopping 25 eyeshadows. You get all (if not varieties ) of the Kylie Cosmetics palette PLUS more, without dealing with the price. You can thank us later!