Colorful eyeshadows in particular — whether in the form of
pastels, jewel tones, or anything in between — are trending on Instagram as users seek a creative outlet in the comfort of their own homes. Of course, it's important to read the labels and ingredient lists of neon or brightly-colored shades to ensure they're safe for the eye area before you pick up a brush.
All set and ready to let your imagination run wild? Here are 10 colorful palettes to get you started.
At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. UOMA Beauty Carnival Black Magic Color Palette For an earth-toned take on colorful makeup, we love this decadent palette of neutrals punctuated with marigold, violet, and peach shades. UOMA Beauty
Carnival Black Magic Color Palette, $44.00
Buy Haus Laboratories Stupid Love Eyeshadow Palette Inspired by Lady Gaga's upcoming Chromatica album, this 18-pan palette features a mix of beautiful cool and warm tones in a variety of matte, metallic, and sparkle finishes. Haus Laboratories
Stupid Love Eyeshadow Palette, $48.00
Buy Aether Beauty Crystal Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette You might have heard of Aether Beauty, purveyors of the zero-waste eyeshadow palette. The paper container can be recycled once you've used up the pans, and the shadows inside are formulated with real crystals and sustainably-sourced mica and rosehip oil. They're also really, really pretty. Aether Beauty
Crystal Grid Gemstone Eyeshadow Palette, $58.00
Buy Urban Decay Wired Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow Palette
Longtime Urban Decay stans will notice that the Wired palette looks like a 2.0 version of the
from years past. If you want to experiment with vivid, Day-Glo color, this palette is the way to do it. Heads up: The four colors on the right-hand side aren't suitable for the eye area — so keep them to your face and body only.
Wired Pressed Pigment Eyeshadow Palette, $39.00
Buy Huda Beauty Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette If pastels are your jam, Huda Beauty's springtime-ready palette is for you. From creamsicle orange to seafoam green (with some fun glitter thrown in for good measure), the gorgeous palette has everything you need for a dreamy, ethereal take on colorful makeup. Huda Beauty
Mercury Retrograde Eyeshadow Palette, $67.00
Buy e.l.f. Cosmetics 18 Hit Wonders Eyeshadow Palette This 18-pan palette is a hit among Target beauty fans, and at $14, it's a great option to start experimenting with wild makeup tutorials without breaking the bank. e.l.f. Cosmetics
18 Hit Wonders Eyeshadow Palette, $14.00
Buy @Jessiepaege x Tarte Let It Rain-Bow Eye Set
Tarte's collab with YouTuber and mental health activist
contains eight pans of pigmented shadows to unleash your creativity, plus a free mini mascara to elongate and define lashes.
@jessiepaege x tarte let it rain-bow eye set,
$24.00 $22.00 Buy NYX Professional Makeup Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette Add a flash of color to your Zoom makeup routine with this popular NYX palette, which you can use wet or dry for an instant, get-happy beauty look. NYX Professional Makeup
Brights Ultimate Shadow Palette,
$18.00 $13.50 Buy Kesha Rose FTW Eyeshadow Palette
If you want to DIY the look from
Kesha's Rainbow album cover
, it's only fitting to borrow shades from the artist's very own shadow palette. According to the brand, two pressed pigment shades (Cannibal and Backstabber) and the glitter shade (Tik Tok) aren't proven safe for the eye area, but the rest are good to go.
Kesha Rose Beauty
Kesha Rose FTW Eyeshadow Palette, $36.00
Buy Juvia's Place The Zulu Eyeshadow Palette Juvia's Place is known for its bomb, nine-pan eyeshadow palettes, and we have a soft spot for this one. With six vivid mattes and three metallics, it'll be a long time before we use up these XXL pans. As is the case with other colorful palettes, not every shadow is approved for use around the eyes, so be sure to read the fine print on the packaging before you dip into it. Juvia's Place
The Zulu Eyeshadow Palette, $20.00
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