How to Know If You're Using a High-Quality Eyeshadow Palette

It's easy to get swayed into purchasing a particular palette because the colors are super eye-catching, but trust us when we say that doesn't mean a thing.

Sure, a popping palette certainly can be high-quality, but all we're saying is you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. There are several factors that make up a solid selection of colors.

Keep reading to find out if you're using a high-quality eyeshadow palette.

1. The Shades Are Highly Pigmented

Most eyeshadow palettes look vibrant on the surface—but don't be fooled just because you see a bold shade. Even though there's a striking magenta or a deep brown in the box doesn't mean the color will appear that way once applied to the eyes. To test pigment, simply take a finger and swipe the color onto your wrist. One swipe should help determine the pigment, or depth in color tone. If it doesn't show up vibrantly on your wrist, it surely won't on your eyelids.

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2. You Can Create Several Full Looks From Just That Palette

A well-made palette will offer shades for all three parts of your eyes: brow bone, crease and lid. If you find a palette that doesn't offer options for all three, then you can't even complete a whole look using it. Having multiple shades in the same color family is an added bonus. That way, if you want to go for a green look, for example, there are different options to choose from which can help intensify the appearance.

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3. The Price Matches the Quantity

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. If you swoop up a palette with 35 shades at a whopping price of $15, you can probably count on low-quality shadows. Whereas you may be turned off by an eight-shade palette that costs $35, that will probably be your best bet if you want bold, lasting looks.

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Now that you know how to nail down the right palette, HERE's what to do if your eye makeup always looks bad.