For women of color, it can be difficult to find an eyeshadow palette with colors that actually pop on darker skin tones. Melanin-rich skin calls for bold and rich shades, but apparently, not every makeup brand gets that. The great thing is that there are some companies that create products especially for women with darker skin. Whether you’re looking for a subtle and natural look or something super bright, these eye shadows will help you achieve that dramatic effect you’re looking for.
1. Huda Beauty
Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette
Started by Iraqi-American makeup artist Huda Kattan, these colorful eyeshadow palettes provide the ultimate pigmentation for all.
Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette
A time-tested drugstore staple, makeup artist Amanda Wilson told Elle this Maybelline palette surprised her with its “color payoff” when applied to deeper skin tones.
3. Fenty Beauty
Moroccan Spice Eyeshadow Palette
Founded specifically to be inclusive, Grammy-winner Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty products are made with women of color in mind. In the product reviews here, customers rave about enhanced pigmentation and long-lasting affects, but also suggest using a primer beforehand to improve application and the color of the shadow.
4. Anastasia Beverly Hills
Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette
At over 8,000 reviews on Sephora, beauty enthusiasts see this as an essential everyday palette for your makeup kit.
Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette
Earning another shoutout from Wilson in Elle, customers say that though this budget brand sometimes requires a bit of layering. Its blend-friendly palettes are best for beginners who prefer a subtler look.
Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette
Morphe’s variety of long-lasting hues create statement looks. The Jaclyn Hill palette pictured here has over 2,000 positive reviews on its product page Ulta, with many calling out the rich color it provides.
By: Dammy Eneli
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