These Are The Drugstore & Luxury Smoky Palettes You Should Buy Next

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Ah, the smoky eye. It’s hard to remember when people started wearing this vampy eye makeup look. Could it have been during the 1920’s, the age of the flapper? Or could it have been during the times of ancient Egyptians? After all, they practically invented the feline flick. But whatever the date people started to sport dark eyeshadows, one thing’s certain: the smoky eye look has always been sultry, sexy, and perfect for nights, or even days, out.

It has become a staple in the world of eye makeup and has even gone through several changes since it first gained popularity. For example, black eyeshadow isn’t the only colour your can use anymore. You can substitute it with brown, green, purple, or blue!

And with brands coming out with new palettes to suit every gal's eye makeup needs, ahead we have the 4 new smoky eye palettes, ranging from drugstore to high end, you should definitely pick up the next time you’re at the mall!


e.l.f. Cosmetics Everyday Smoky Eyeshadow Palette

While their Prism Eyeshadow and Mad For Matte palettes are amazing, it’s time to turn your attention to this just-as-fabulous drugstore smoky palette. Its mix of warm, neutral, and cool tones, and shimmery and matte finishes make this the perfect starter palette for those of you looking to amp up your smoky eye looks.

Lunasol Feathery Smoky Eyes

Inspired by the colours of the birds that migrate during the fall and winter seasons, these Lunasol palettes feature a gradation of shades to allow you to create numerous smoky looks with it, ranging from dark to light!

Smashbox Double Exposure Travel Palette

Call it the “smoky eye on the go,” because this Smashbox travel palette is thin enough to fit in purses of all shapes and sizes and its mixture of shades inspires self-expression and creativity. Comprised of neutral and bold hues, mix and match them to create a variety of statement-making eye looks!

L’Oreal Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in Boudoir Charme

If you’re a lover of warm eyeshadows, then this new L’Oreal quad will be part of your HG pile. Coming in multiple finishes, this warm-hued palette blends easily and smoothly for a sophisticated finish that will last all day and night.


Know of any more smoky palettes that are coming out this season? Share them with us below!