A stellar eyeshadow palette is a must in anyone’s makeup arsenal, but some of the high-end sets can get pretty pricey. Before you give up on finding the perfect collection of shadows that meet your budget, you should know that you can still totally create the perfect smokey eye with the best drugstore eyeshadow palettes.
We rounded up 20 of the best drugstore eyeshadows, all of which will help you create countless looks. Whether you’re a die-hard neutral fan or a more daring color enthusiast, you’re guaranteed to find your perfect match.
Pair these soft neutral shadows with a sheer pink lip for the ultimate romantic look.
(Rimmel Glam' Eyes Quad Eye Shadow in "Mayfair," $5, drugstore.com)
Rock these cool-toned colors with a set of jet black falsies for a sultry night-out look.
(Revlon ColorStay 16-Hour Eye Shadow in "Moonlit", $7, drugstore.com)
These mineral eyeshadows are super versatile! Use each color individually or pair them up for a pretty gradient.
(Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in "Rich Gold," $12, target.com)
These shimmering shadows will give you that sheen you're looking for, and when you use them wet, that color will be intensified!
(Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner in "Nude Eyes," $12, drugstore.com)
The perfect palette for any jet-setter, these neutral shades can create a bunch of different daytime and nighttime looks. It even contains a mirror at the bottom, so you can officially stop using your iPhone as a compact.
(NYX Dreamer Catcher Palette in "Golden Horizons," $15, nyxcosmetics.com )
At about $3, these shadows are a total steal. Pair these bold plums with a neutral lip for an edgy yet wearable look.
(New York Color (NYC) HD Color Trio Eye Shadow in "Central Park Plums," $3, drugstore.com)
Matte shadows are awesome multi-purpose products—you can use them to fill in brows, line lids, or even contour!
(Nonie Creme Color Prevails Watercolor Wet/Dry Eye Shadow Palette in "Marvelous Mattes," $19, walgreens.com)
Perfect for those on-the-go days, these plum-toned shadows have a built-in primer to help your look last all day.
(Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Primer in "Cool Plum," $9, drugstore.com)
Jewel-toned shadows are the perfect gateway for those die-hard neutral fans looking to experiment with more color.
(Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows in "Glamorous Gems," $8, drugstore.com)
Move over, Naked! This budget-friendly nude palette is a total (affordable) beauty staple.
(Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow "The Nudes" Palette, $13, drugstore.com)
These taupe shades are universally flattering and look beautiful paired with winged liner and bold lashes.
(L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Ombre Quad in "Absolute Taupe," $10, drugstore.com)
Smokey Eyes + Nude Lips + Messy Hair = Perfection.
(L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow Collection in "Smoky," $7, drugstore.com)
Filled with milky neutral hues, this palette is the key to sexy eyes.
(Hard Candy Sassy Eyes Sultry Eye Shadow Palette in"Pink," $8, walmart.com)
Try lining your completed look with the navy blue shadow in this palette for an elegant pop of color.
(Boots No. 7 Stay Perfect Eye Shadow Trio, In the Navy, $9, drugstore.com)
Made specially to help brown eyes pop, these creamy Almay shadows create a beautiful burgundy eye.
(Almay Intense I-Color Everyday Neutrals All Day Wear Powder Eye Shadow, $10.49; at Walmart)
40 shadow for $15?! Yes, please.
(e.l.f. Studio 50 Piece Makeup Artist Palette, $15, eyeslipsface.com)
Blue eyeshadow isn't reserved for the 80s! Make sure to use a light hand with these shades, though!
(Flower Shadow Play Eyeshadow Quad in "Blue Lagoon," $10, walmart.com)
A favorite of beauty vlogger Blair Fowler, this shimmering champagne trio creates the ultimate neutral eye, allowing you to really bring it with the lip color.
(Cover Girl Eye Enhancers 3 Kit Shadows in 110 Shimmering Sands, $4, drugstore.com)
Silvery shadows are totally underrated—try giving these three hues some makeup playtime!
(Circa Color Focus Eye Shadow Palette in "Alter Ego," $12, drugstore.com)