Yes, the base of your flawless face is dependent on a killer foundation and a primer that's strong enough to stop oil from a ruptured pipeline. After you've got the basics down, though, you can move on to the fun stuff. God-tier eyeshadow palettes and super glitter everything come next. In fact, there are so many eyeshadow collections - everyday nude palettes, date night smokey palettes, dusk tone palettes, warm and bronzey palettes - that we just couldn't pick the ultimate one.
We polled Facebook makeup junkies to find out which ones they can't live without and we got more than we bargained for. They told us which ones to buy for which occasions, when to use them, and sometimes even offered more affordable shadow palette dupes. They're all assembled below and won't cost you an arm and a leg (okay, some might but you want a perfect smokey eye right?).
Keep reading to find out which shades are killing the game right now.
This palette "is gorgeous. [It] blends so beautifully, goes on nicely, and [is] so creamy feeling..."
Modern Renaissance is "worth every cent, I haven't even touched my other palettes since I got this one."
"[This palette] is so good, the shadows basically blend themselves and you can get a million looks out of just this one palette... Best thing I've ever bought."
"This has got to be my holy grail palette right now..."
"[This] has been my favorite lately. The formula is divine and it's got the perfect range of warm shades for a variety of warm looks."
"I [can] use it with any look I do..."
"Right now, I love [this palette] more than anything else."
"I would cry if I dropped it or [if] anyone touched it."
"It has every base color. I use it in practically every look I create, plus it has just the right accent colors for most of my daily looks as well."
"This is my go-to natural look palette. I always use it even when focusing on [shadows in] another palette. I absolutely love it... It came out as a shock because I thought it was a bore when I first saw it."
This necessary palette is "my OG favorite... I've hit pan so hard on most of the shades."
"I have too many palettes but I [can't help] dipping back into this [gem]. Love [it]."
This shadow collection is "so versatile, it has everything from edgy Johnny Depp to svelte Keira Knightly. Perfect shades, easy application. It's Lorac baby!"
There are "basic colors and everyday colors" in this palette. It "has been my go-to for years."