Best Affordable Eyeshadow Palettes Available In India: Whether you are planning to go out for your weekend night hang-out with your friends or to your BFF’s wedding, you can ensure that all the eyes in the room will be set on you with a breath-taking eye makeup look. Due to the face mask mandates owing to the current pandemic, makeup lovers have been leaning more towards creating an impression with their eye makeup looks, since no one can see our statement lips anymore under the mask!
To achieve an eye makeup look that can leave people awestruck, you should own a nice eyeshadow palette in your makeup stash that has pigmented eyeshadow shades with a smooth finish.
Don’t worry, You don’t have to shell out a lot of ₹₹₹ for a good quality eyeshadow palette in India. We have a ton of great high-quality eyeshadow palettes available in India at budget-friendly prices. So if you are in a search for one, you are at the right place. In this post I will be sharing the list of best affordable eyeshadow palettes available in India that you can choose from.
The list is divided into different price brackets (from under Rs.2000/- to under Rs.500/- eyeshadow palettes, there is one for all budgets.. woo-hoo!) so you can easily pick the best budget eyeshadow palette in India. Continue reading to explore and find the best budget-friendly eyeshadow palette for yourself.
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Best Affordable Eyeshadow Palettes Available In India Under Rs.2000/-
1. NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette
This eyeshadow palette range from the world-renowned brand – NYX, is so hyped that a lot of people compare its palettes to high-end ones such as the Anastasia Beverly Hills or Urban Decay Palettes.
The palette called “Warm Neutrals” from this range is the best eyeshadow palette for beginners in India as it has a lot of warm-brown and neutral shades that can create both, subtle and bold eye makeup looks. If you are someone who likes to experiment with fun colours, then you might want to check out the palette called “Brights” from the same collection. All the palettes in this range come with 16 shades that are of different finishes like shimmery, metallic, matte, etc.
- The palette comes with a nice variety of shades for beginners.
- Even though it has 16 shades, the palette is still very compact and easy to carry for travels.
- The eyeshadows in the palettes are available in multiple finishes.
- None, but it could have been a bit more affordable in INR.
You can buy a palette similar to this one from NYX by an Indian beauty brand called Swiss Beauty. It costs under ₹200 and looks very similar to this NYX palette!
2. Makeup Revolution X Soph Extra Spice Eyeshadow Palette
If we had to choose just one drugstore makeup brand which makes amazing affordable eyeshadow palettes, then without any doubt, our vote would go to Makeup Revolution!
This UK based drugstore brand already has a lot of makeup palettes in their collection and guess what, they keep adding new ones every now and then. Furthermore, Most of the time, the launches are in collaboration with famous beauty gurus.
The MUR X Soph palette was launched in collaboration with one of my favourite YouTubers, SophDoesNails. The palette has 18 shades that I have no words for, they are just truly stunning. The shades are available in shiny and matte finishes, both.
- It has lovely “handpicked” shades.
- The shades are pretty pigmented.
- It works like a multipurpose palette since it as a couple of neutral shades for subtle eye makeup looks as well as brighter ones for more funky or colourful looks.
- The palette also comes with a mirror!
I couldn’t help but mention one more eyeshadow palette in this list of affordable eyeshadow palette from Makeup Revolution. This palette is a key product for a ton of beauty gurus and makeup lovers! Its versatility in shade range makes it the perfect eyeshadow palette for beginners in India.
The palette launched in collaboration with British Beauty Blogger has 30 eyeshadow shades in multiple finishes. It also comes with a great quality dual-ended brush that you can use to apply the eyeshadows, in case you forget to carry your eye makeup brushes separately when you are on the go.
- The palette has a beautiful and eye-catching packaging!
- The shades in this palette are available in multiple finishes. They are quite pigmented as well.
- It is reasonably priced and is usually available with discounts during sales on Nykaa.
- I couldn’t find any.
4. PAC Luxe Shadowbox – Thinking Of You
PAC totally knows how to make the best quality makeup products in India, not just for makeup beginners – but also for MUAs! The PAC Luxe Shadowbox Collection has multiple palettes and they all have 9 shades each. All the palettes have unique colour schemes. The palette – thinking of you has a beautiful combination of mauve shades. They can be used to create awesome nighttime and daytime eye makeup looks!
- A quintessential affordable eyeshadow palette in India for daily or party eye makeup looks.
- It has a compact and travel-friendly packaging!
- The shades give out incredible colour pay off.
- All the shades compliment each other well.
- The shades are really suitable for olive-Indian skin tone.
5. Maybelline Lemonade Craze Eyeshadow Palette
This Maybelline palette steals my heart every time I look at it! It has such lovely, bright and refreshing eyeshadow colours that you wouldn’t want to take your eyes off the palette. And as the brand describes it, the opportunities to play with your eye makeup looks is truly endless with this palette! Furthermore, this fun eyeshadow palette with 12 stunning shades also has a citrusy scent to it. Isn’t that unique for an one of the most affordable eyeshadow palettes?
- It has a STUNNING combination of neutral and bright eyeshadow shades.
- The palette comes in colourful and fun packaging!
- The eyeshadows have a citrusy scent which is a unique feature for an eyeshadow palette.
- The shades in this palette are nicely pigmented and they can be used to create tons and tons of eye makeup looks!
- It could be priced cheaper.
6. Nykaa Just Wink It! 12-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette
Nykaa keeps on creating a storm in the Indian beauty town with their back to back makeup launches! Their affordable eyeshadow palettes are their one of the most underrated products that deserve some more love!
The 12-in-1 eyeshadow palettes from the brand are available in 5 shade options, the one pictured above is my favourite pick, that is – Peach Sorbet. The shades in all of the palettes have beautiful matte to shimmer finishes. Nykaa claims that they are also waterproof and smudge-proof for up to 12hrs!
- The palette is available in 5 beautiful shade options for you to choose from.
- They have a nice combination of shimmer and matte shades.
- The packaging is quite luxurious and sturdy.
- The shades have a cruelty-free, SLS free and paraben-free formula.
Best Affordable Eyeshadow Palettes In India Under Rs.1000/-
My list would have been incomplete without this best-selling palette from Maybelline New York!
Ever since its launch, this palette has been a top drugstore eyeshadow palette in India as well as worldwide! This was actually the first 12-shades palette from the brand. Later on, they added more variants in this range like “The Blushed Nudes” and “The 24k Nudes” palettes, but none of them could surpass the popularity of the original nudes palette.
If you are in a hunt for an eyeshadow palette with some basic as well as glam metallic shades, this should be your pick!
- It contains a lovely combination of shades and finishes.
- Easily available online and offline.
- Priced very affordably and is usually available at discounted rates.
- Certain shades in the palette are not as pigmented.
8. Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette
Lakme’s makeup products are either a hit or a miss – there is no in-between! Well, in this eyeshadow palette’s case, it is totally a hit!
The Lakme Absolute Illuminating Eyeshadow Palette is available in 4 exciting shades that are all equally beautiful. And there is no way that they couldn’t be beautiful, after all, they are designed by India’s top fashion designer – Sabyasachi Mukherjee! These made in India affordable eyeshadow palettes have 6 eyeshadow shades and a dual-ended sponge applicator.
If I had to recommend one palette from this range, I would pick the French Rose shade (pictured above), it is my favourite one from the lot!
- All the palettes in this range have a stunning selection of shades.
- Although Lakme is a drugstore brand, the whole feel of these palettes is very luxurious since they all were designed by Sabyasachi!
- The shades in the palettes are richly pigmented and very soft.
- For just 6 shades in a drugstore palette, the pricing seems a bit expensive.
P.S. I have also shared a post about the Top Affordable Contouring Products Available In India that you must surely check out if you are a makeup beginner and you are looking for affordable contouring products that are easy to use.
9. Sugar Blend The Rules Eyeshadow Quads
The key to precise looking eye makeup is perfectly blended eyeshadows, which isn’t possible if your eyeshadows are chalky or not pigmented enough. And this is why, you should always invest in a good quality eyeshadow palette that has pigmented and blendable shades, like this much-loved palette from Sugar cosmetics.
Whoever says affordable eyeshadow palettes cannot give you the level of quality that high-end palettes do, has probably never used Sugar Cosmetics’ palettes!
The blend the rules eyeshadow palettes come with 4 shades each. There are a total of 18 shade options in the quads, the brand also has two palettes by the same name which have 10 shades each.
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- The quality of Sugar eyeshadows is amazing.
- The quads in this range have a compact and sturdy packaging.
- In terms of quality, it is one of the best matte eyeshadow palette in India.
- The brand should include more variety of shades and finishes in eyeshadows.
- A bit expensive than its counterparts.
10. Nykaa Just Wink It! Eyeshadow Palette
Oftentimes, we end up buying eyeshadows that swatch well on the hands, but when you apply them on your eyelids, they don’t show up on your skin at all – no matter how much product you pick up with your eyeshadow brush.
Well, Nykaa has put an end to this common makeup trouble for one and all! They have created unique eyeshadows palettes whose shades can be used in both – wet and dry forms. If you want to go for an intense eye makeup look and get maximum pigmentation out of your eyeshadows, just wet your eye brush with a couple of spritzes of a makeup spray and use the exciting shades from your Wink It! palette. The palette is available in 3 shade options, all of them having 6 matte and metallic eyeshadow shades each.
- This palette has a unique concept of wet and dry usage.
- The shades in the Wink It palette can be used for subtle as well as dramatic eye makeup looks!
- Affordably priced.
- None at all.
If you have been following the buzz in the beauty world from the last couple of years, you would know how popular the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette is among makeup lovers. Well, what if I told you that Wet N Wild has an eyeshadow palette in India under Rs.500/- with eerily similar shades to that of the MR palette!
WnW has 3 palettes in the Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes collection named Nude Awakening, Comfort Zone and Rose In The Air (the dupe for MR palette). These palettes have 10 shades each and out of all three of them, the Rose In The Air palette is the most beautiful one.
- Highly affordable palette with the best shade options!
- The range has a good dupe for the famous high-end modern renaissance palette.
- It is a cruelty-free eyeshadow palette since WnW is a cruelty-free drugstore makeup brand.
- Not available in offline markets.
You can check out more such affordable modern renaissance dupes on the blog.
12. Sivanna Make Up Academy Professional Palette
Sivanna Cosmetics is a Thai beauty brand with a ton of affordable makeup products under their name. They currently have 3 eyeshadow palettes available on Amazon India. These palettes have 12 shades. At this price, the palettes look just too good to be real!
- The shades in these eyeshadow palettes are great for creating smokey eye makeup looks.
- They are budget-friendly eyeshadow palettes in India.
- The proper availability of Sivanna products is an issue.
13. L.A. Colors 12 Colour Eyeshadow Palette
L.A. Colors is the topmost affordable drugstore makeup brand available in India that came from the USA. They have a huge range of lipsticks that cost like $1 USD in the USA, and they are pretty cheap in India as well. Talking about their affordable eyeshadow palettes, well they have an awesome range of them too! The 12 Colours palette I have mentioned above is priced under Rs.500/- which is very inexpensive for a palette that has 12 awesome shades!
- It is pretty inexpensive for a 12 colours palette.
- Easily available online.
- The shades in this palette may not be ideal for those with a medium to dark complexion.
- The packaging of the palette seems a bit flimsy.
You can also take a look at their 4 Color affordable eyeshadow palettes that have various shade options!
14. Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
The WnW palette that I mentioned above in the post is a 10 shades eyeshadow palette whereas this one is a quad which is available at a more affordable price. There are a total of 10 palettes in this collection which is an awesome factor! All the palettes contain 2 nice transition shades while the other 2 shades are colourful ones. Furthermore, the quality of the shades is also top-notch as they are pigmented. The shade pictured above is called Silent Treatment.
- The palette has amazing shade options to choose from!
- The palettes in this range have nice transition shades that you can use to define your crease area, no need to carry a separate palette for such shades!
- It is a highly affordable palette in India.
- A cruelty-free eyeshadow palette.
- Not available in offline markets
These were the best affordable eyeshadow palettes available in India for all budgets! I hope that this list helped you to find the perfect palette that you were looking for.
I tried to find some affordable eyeshadow palettes in India under Rs.200/-, but there are not any of them except the ones from Blue Heaven and they are generally not as good. Hence I decided to skip them on my list. But surely, it wouldn’t hurt to try them out since a lot of Indian YouTubers generally rave about it a lot.
There is also a website called Cuffs n Lashes run by an Indian YouTuber – Nidhi Katiyar, on which, you can find tons of affordable eyeshadow palettes from lesser known brands. They also have a newly launched eyeshadow palette from their own made in India brand which is called CUFFSNLASHES -That’s So Me! 32 Color Eyeshadow Palette and it is currently priced at just ₹999!
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