2018 has been the year for makeup! Along with the Top Foundations For a Professional Makeup School, we’ve asked Chic Studios director, Amy Nicole for her list of top 6 hottest eyeshadow palettes for a makeup school in New York City. The following are amazing palettes from great brands which are handy not only for a pro kit but a personal makeup kit as well. Amy’s choices are completely versatile and able to work on various skin tones and skin types!
Even though we have a set kit for each student enrolled, our makeup school in NYC is not limited to just that. Our classroom is a huge hub of brands, big and small, and open for all students to come in and play with during rotations. In our Professional Makeup Course, we want to make sure our students are exposed to as many brands as possible before they’re pushed into the pro beauty industry. It’s great for them to see how different brands work on various skin tones and skin types.
With so many palettes to choose from Urban Decay, these two are favorites:
It wouldn’t be a great list without this classic palette! This is the one that probably started off every makeup enthusiast’s obsession and revolutionized neutrals forever. Everyone who owned this palette knew for a fact that neutrals were no longer boring, but fun and gorgeous to play with. From the palest nude to the grittiest gunmetal, it’s all here in this versatile eyeshadow palette. Doesn’t matter what look you’re in the mood for, you’ll definitely look better with the Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette.
One of the predecessors of the Naked Palette is Naked3 which contains more rose-colored hues from pale, shimmery pink to deep black matte with rosy red micro-glitter. Not only do you have the matte shades, but gorgeous pearl colors and glimmering metallics. The formula for these eyeshadows feels like absolute velvet making them rich in color and blend-ability. These shadows are sure to stay on all night long especially if you’re working on bridal clients.
If you want to make sure you have every eyeshadow color under the sun, Amy suggests NYX Cosmetics Ultimate Shadow Palette. There are several color ranges to choose from, and with 16 colors in each kit, these are must-haves for any pro to have in their kit. Available in four striking color combinations–Neutral-Cool, Neutral-Warm, Bright, and Smokey/Highlight–each set features a vivid mix of velvety-rich textures and mesmerizing finishes that range from mattes and satins to shimmers and metallics. These palettes are great for makeup artists because all the colors are right in front of you, plus the cost of four palettes won’t break your bank!
Soft Glam is where it’s at! This palette is filled with amazing warm hues that are fitting for all skin tones. This highly anticipated Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow palette features 14 shades (from light to dark) in ultra-matte, duo-chrome, and metallic finishes that let you create softly-glamorous looks anytime. Each shade is fully-pigmented and easy to blend. If you don’t have this palette in your kit, then go out and buy it! It’s absolutely essential. With that huge array of color selection, you’re able to transform your client’s looks from day to night in a flash.
This palette wins the ‘most popular!’ Huda Kattan is immensely famous in the social world and her makeup is definitely the top choice for every makeup enthusiast and artist. The HUDA BEAUTY Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette is richly toned and features 18 versatile shades that can be layered in infinite ways to create a vast array of looks with just one palette. Layer different textures to create unique combinations or add intrigue to smooth matte shades with a duo-chrome topper. From subtle, natural looks to dramatic statements and bold glittering looks, this palette will become your new essential for all your makeup routines.
The Stila Matte ‘N Metal Eyeshadow Palette is a must-have matte shadow palette! The colors flow so nicely together and stay on all day. Create eye-catching color combos with just the right mix of matte and shimmer. Featuring six modern matte and six mega metallic shades in a range of pink rose golds, cool-toned pewters and golden bronzes that flatter all skin tones, it’s the one color palette you need to design eyes that truly dazzle.