To love makeup is often to long for the ability and budget to afford each and every Urban Decay Naked Palette out there. Until I'm sufficiently wealthy, however, glitter eyeshadow palettes under $10 are my saving grace. Whether as dupes for the higher-end stuff or totally original glittery and matte mixes, these blends have the ability to spark utter joy. At the end of the day, it all boils down to having glittery AF eyelids, and that's all I could ever really want.
My favorite thing to do with glitter eyeshadow is to layer different kinds on top of each other until I have 15 shades on my eyelids and am crying actual glitter tears. OK, I'm exaggerating. But working out the nuances of different eyeshadow layering can be perfected with budget-friendly brands. With more options for less money, and a good eyeshadow primer in your arsenal, no one would ever be the wiser.
So get ready to run to your local drugstore — or get your credit card out of your purse to do some online shopping — because these glitter eyeshadow palettes are ones you just don't want to miss out on. Although I do believe in quality over quantity, it sure is satisfying to have my entire vanity taken over by different glitter eyeshadow palettes. Here are my 15 faves, all for under $10.
Even if you only end up using one or two colors out of the whole palette, this price is still worth it.
With 12 different palette options — all for $5 — there's bound to be one NYX grouping that you'll adore. You could even buy all 12 for $60, because why not?
If you've never tried a creme eyeshadow before, then please reconsider things immidiately. Where better to start than with some glittery ones for under $8?
Because you're a diva and you know it.
A palette that allows you to do more than one kind of smoky eye is a palette to love for life.
Achieve the perfect smoky eye with this glitter case palette.
This one's signed by Lovato herself, so we've got to assume the palette is really good.
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8. Pocket Sized
Don't let size fool you. These four perfect shades are all you need to achieve a golden smoky eye.
This palette offers almost as many matte colors as glitter ones, so you can get that balance just right.
10. Nudes 'n' Roses
These pretty little globes are shimmery perfection.
These nude tones are all you need to get a properly gradient glitter eye.
At only $2, what more could you even want?
13. Get Baked
Although glitter eyeshadow automatically lends itself to gold hues in my mind, these blue and violet tones are stunning.
I'm literally gagging over how gorgeous these gold shades are: Get the collection before I do.
This mix of shades is a perfect balance between cool and warm tones.
If you're anything like me, you likely have no self control so you'll purchase all of these palettes straight away. With all of these in toe, let your glitter obsession peak.
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