Post-quarantine, it wouldn’t be a surprise if there were graphs showing a correlation between lockdown and the number of new makeup trends. You yourself have probably tried out some new *lewks* or you’ve least eyed the colors that have remained untouched in your palettes. But, if you haven’t dyed your hair or painted your eyelids sunset orange yet, it might be time for some beauty experimentation. To make the decision easier, there's an entire selection of the best cheap eyeshadow palettes that you can add to your cart for $20 or less, because fun makeup doesn't have to be expensive.
If a good price isn't reason enough for getting a new palette while at home, just take a look at the Instagram feeds of your favorite stars and celeb makeup artists, because they’ve held no creativity back during quarantine. Two of the boldest looks to come fresh from lockdown were Elle Fanning's cherry tomato red lids and lips, and Tracee Ellis Ross' choice of electric lime green eyeshadow. While bright and bold is definitely in, some stars have turned to subdued styles — like Kylie Jenner, who opted for a softer pink on her eyes, and her sis Kim Kardashian, who stuck to her usual beige and toned-down neutrals for a makeup tutorial she did.
You can't deny it; you've got endless inspiration, and it's your turn now. Below, shop the best cheap eyeshadow palettes for giving your lids the spotlight.
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