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Top 6 Eyeshadows 6 Dollars And Under
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If you know me and have followed Painted Ladies for a bit, there’s zero doubt that eyeshadows are the true love of my makeup obsessed life. I’ve been entranced by eyeshadow ever since I “borrowed” my mom’s emerald colored single eyeshadow by Maybelline way back in the day (and I sure wish I knew where it was today!). Besides pre-made eyeshadow palettes, there are so many great options for coloring your eyelids that are budget friendly and well under $10 a piece! Are you ready to take a look at my picks for the Top 6 Eyeshadows 6 Dollars And Under?
While some makeup lovers prefer keeping their single eyeshadows in individual containers (which I totally understand and respect), I’ve found that I like keeping my eyeshadows in pans. Through the years I’ve collected many different single eyeshadows and I’ve found that I prefer to keep them all centrally located in magnetized palettes, like the Z Palette, which I pick up in different sizes as I find them.
If you do a bit of looking around, you can get great prices on Z palettes on Amazon. The Z Palettes in my collection are from a variety of retailers including Sephora, Ricky’s and Makeup Geek, which actually carry their own version of the Z Palette now.
Way back in the olden days before the Z Palette revolutionized makeup palettes with the clear cover, I had (and still have) a ton of these palettes by MAC. MAC now carries palettes that are more similar in appearance to the Z Palette. I have to say, these old school palettes that resemble Morphe’s eyeshadow cases haven’t aged as well as my Z Palettes! The corners and hinges are broken and at some point I’ll transfer all these shadows to Z Palettes.
These days it’s easy to get individual pan eyeshadows from just about every makeup brand out there. They come in plastic clamshells and are usually magnetized so you can just pop them in a palette.
You can also depot your eyeshadows that are in existing plastic containers if you wish – there are a ton of tutorials available to show you how (I still haven’t done one after all this time!), and the Z Palettes all come with magnets that you can attach to your depotted eyeshadows.
So, let’s get down to business! It’s time to reveal the top 6 eyeshadow brands that are $6 and under.
Makeup Geek– Makeup Geek eyeshadows are $6 each and are excellent quality. When Makeup Geek introduced these shadows the beauty world was shook! Previously MAC had a stronghold on eyeshadows and these shadows just opened a whole new world to makeup lovers. Some of my favorite single shades by Makeup Geek are Bitten, Simply Marlena, Cherry Cola, Epic, Insomnia, Dirty Martini and Dragonfly. Makeup Geek has a sale section on their website where they offer slightly damaged pans at slightly cheaper prices.
MAC Cosmetics– I have to apologize for this one, because I thought MAC shadows were $6 a pan when they’re in fact $7! You can get them slightly discounted when you sign up for their loyalty program, though. MAC’s individual pan shadows were a bit more expensive, but then discounted due to Makeup Geek’s shadow pan prices. Some of my must have MAC shades are Sushi Flower, Sketch, Soft Brown, Texture, Expensive Pink, Shroom, Vanilla and Bronze.
Coastal Scents – Coastal Scents Hot Pots are $2.95 each, and often cheaper when Coastal Scents has a sale. While I won’t say these are the quality as Makeup Geek or MAC, they’re not bad and a good way to try out some colors you might be curious about. You can also get empty eyeshadow palettes at great prices.
ColourPop – Oh, ColourPop, how I love you so! I was so excited when ColourPop announced they were adding on to their creamy Super Shock eyeshadows with pressed powder eyeshadows, which are $5 a piece. The quality of these shadows is fantastic and I’m always glad to add more to my collection, especially when sales pop up.
Stilazzi– I was introduced to Stilazzi at The Makeup Show a couple of years ago and I can’t get enough of these $3 shadows that are available in matte and pearl textures. I’ve ordered them from Frends Beauty and received my order the next day! The quality of these shadows are fantastic and I snap them up whenever I can.
Also, a special shout out to Sydney Grace Co., a brand I’ve yet to try but will be indulging in with their upcoming Christmas in July sale. They offer a variety of products from pressed eyeshadows, loose pigments and cream eyeshadows. The color payoff is on point and I’m looking forward to taking advantage of the upcoming sale – details are on their Instagram page.
Do you have any favorite budget friendly eyeshadow brands that deserve a place on this list?