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September 24, 2019 9:38 am
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If you’re craving a little refresh or want to experiment with your look, a new makeup palette is the way to go. Like a haircut, a fresh palette can make you feel glamorous in an instant—except there’s no big commitment or hefty price tag involved. Sound enticing? We know the best place to find your new treat.

Amazon recently revealed its top 24 “customer-favorite” makeup palettes (including eyeshadow, cheek, contour, and combination palettes), according to customer reviews and sales.

And just like its ranking of the top 15 beauty products, the list is full of affordable finds with impressive customer reviews and ratings.

While the retailer is widely-known for its electronic deals and discounted books, it’s also becoming one of the go-to places to score the best in skin care and makeup. To make the rankings, each makeup palette had to earn at least a four-star rating from shoppers and be a top seller in the beauty category.

No surprise here—Lorac, Laura Geller New York, Jane Iredale, and Stila were just a few of the big names that earned a spot.

Options start at just $15, and since they’re all Prime-eligible, members (or anyone who signs up for a free 30-day trial) can get them in just two days. Ready to choose your new pick-me-up? Here’s every makeup palette that made the list with more details below.

Best Makeup Palettes on Amazon:

1Lorac Pro Palette Eyeshadow Kit

With both subtle shades and more dramatic hues, this matte and shimmer palette has everything you need to create everyday neutral looks or glamorous smoky eyes.

2Laura Geller New York The Weekender Face Eye and Cheek Palette

With three sleek palettes included in this set, you can throw one in your purse, keep one at the office, and still have one to use at home.

3The Balm Cosmetics of Your Hand Vol. 2 Palette


With pressed powders that can be applied as eyeshadow, eyeliner, bronzer, blush, and highlighter, this compact case has it all.

4Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye and Cheek Palette

Get creative and use these shades to create any look you dream up, or turn the compact over to find a helpful guide with easy instructions.

5Jane Iredale GreatShape Contour Kit


Streamline your beauty bag with this handy trio (offered in deep, warm, and cool shades) that makes it easy to contour, highlight, and add color with just one palette.

6The Balm Cosmetics Nude Beach Eyeshadow Palette


Fake a trip to the beach with this warm and rich palette, which features 12 mix-and-match, satin-like shadows.

7The Balm Cosmetics Alternative Rock Vol. 1 Face Palette


Stash this lightweight palette in your purse, and you’ll always have a blush, bronzer, highlighter, and six pretty shadows on hand for touch ups or last-minute plans.

8The Balm Cosmetics In The Balm of Your Hand Palette

You’ll get a little bit of everything—even some of the brand’s best-selling shades of all time—in this set of eye and cheek colors, including a red lip color.

9Lorac Mega Pro Palette

Every color from this 32-shade set can be worn both wet and dry, giving you endless combinations and looks to create.

10The Balm Cosmetics Balm Voyage 2 Palette


With 15 versatile shades for eyes, cheeks, and lips, this super sleek palette is a steal at under $40.

11Japonesque Ibiza Nights Face Palette

Apply these shimmery shades for a natural sunkissed look that you can build to be either light and subtle or more intense and dramatic.

12The Balm Cosmetics Highlite ‘N Con Tour Palette

There’s no need to buy a different bronzer, blush, and highlighter for every season when you can invest in just one palette that works no matter how much time you’ve spent in the sun.

13Lorac La Experience Eye and Cheek Palette

We have a feeling that California natives will be partial to these palettes, which come in three color combinations inspired by three sunny California cities: Malibu, Santa Monica, and Venice.

14Elizabeth Arden Custom Eye Palette Compact

Not seeing a palette with all the colors you love to wear? Use this compact to create a custom palette with Elizabeth Arden’s various eye shadow trios.

15PÜR Let The Good Times Roll ‘Sweet 16’ Palette

As its name implies, this fun set will allow you to create a bold look in minutes for whatever fancy fête or casual affair you have planned.

16PÜR Festival Pressed Pigment Palette

These super pigmented powders look gorgeous alone or blended together—and can be applied with a brush or your finger—giving you tons of options with just 12 shades.

17Japonesque Velvet Touch Face Palette

“A little goes a long way,” according to shoppers who love these bright and long-lasting cheek colors.

18PÜR Be Your Selfie Eye Shadow Palette

Everyone from makeup novices to beauty pros will love this stunning set, which features pretty neutrals and gorgeous pinks and purples that flatter every eye color.

19The Balm Cosmetics The Lou-Manizers’ Quad Makeup Palette


Get that gorgeous glow only a highlighter can create with this quad, featuring shades with gold, lilac, pink, and champagne-like tones.

20The Balm Cosmetics Smoke Balm Eyeshadow Palette

Smoky eye fans, achieve an amped-up version of your favorite look with this streamlined palette that features a sultry green in lieu of your usual charcoal.

21Laura Geller New York Montauk Escape Face Palette

As this assortment proves, you don’t need a beauty bag overstuffed with products to achieve a warm and summery, just-got-back-from-the-beach look.

22Cinema Secrets Ultimate Foundation 5-in-1 Pro Palette

If you struggle to find a foundation that perfectly matches your skin, you’ll love this set’s buildable shades that make it easy to create a completely custom look. “This is much better than buying nine different bottles of makeup just to create the foundation color I need to look good,” one reviewer wrote.

23PÜR Midnight Masquerade Face Palette

If jewel tones are your thing, then this bold and playful 10-hue set of shimmery shades is for you.

24Gorgeous Cosmetics Contour Palette

Designed to do it all, these eight blendable colors instantly add warmth and dimension to your cheekbones, nose, and eyes, freeing up space in your makeup bag and cutting down the time it takes to get ready.