Makeup can be subtle or it can create a statement. If you’re looking to create a look that’s bold and commands attention, one of the best tools you can have is a good glitter palette. We researched some of the top-selling items and well-known brands to make this top ten list of the best shimmery palettes available. Before we get started with our top picks, let’s look at some of the key things you need to know before you shop.
Colors: The number of colors in these palettes varies pretty drastically. We found a great set that has 6 beautiful shades, one that has 100 different color choices for endless inspiration, and just about everything in between.
Waterproof: Some of these palettes have waterproof formulas, some do not. Obviously, if you want something that’s going to stay in place no matter what, go for a waterproof option. You can also use a primer to extend wear.
Highly Pigmented: These palettes are designed to make a bold statement so it’s no surprise that each one is considered highly pigmented. That means you get deep, saturated, beautiful colors no matter which one of these palettes you choose.
Hue Type: Most of these palettes have bold, bright colors that make a statement. We did include one palette that’s composed of neutrals for a shimmery, everyday look. You can also find a few options with brights and neutrals in one palette.
Type: There are two different types of eyeshadow in these palettes, powder or pressed. Powder has a texture like ordinary eyeshadow. It’s a little bit dry and goes on smooth whereas pressed glitter is a little creamier and dense.
Palette Weight: These products are all pretty lightweight which is perfect if you’re looking for something that you can slip in your purse, suitcase, or work bag without adding too much bulk. They range from 3.84 to 12.6 ounces.
Now that you know a little more about these key features, let’s move into our picks for best products. If you’re in a hurry, make sure to check out our top and budget picks first. We put them right at the top of the list so they’re easy to find. Keep reading if you can, though. These products are all unique and you never know which one will be the right fit for you. Alright, let’s get started.