This Insta-Famous Eye Shadow Palette Is All You Need For Summer

You always want what you can’t have — especially when it comes to beauty products. That’s why we’re getting the inside scoop from your favorite retailers on what’s selling out right now, how to sign up for waitlists, and where to go to find the next best thing. Because if everyone’s buying it, you know it has to be good.

If the eyes are the window to the soul, eye shadow is the most luxurious windowsill you can buy. A soft smoky eye, a wash of shiny gloss, a deep burgundy cat-eye — the possibilities are truly endless. And if we're going to take the time to buff and blend to achieve a specific gradient or style, we want to use the best of the best to make sure the results are impeccable.

When it comes to buttery, blendable eye shadows, Natasha Denona's formula is in a league of its own. Named after the renowned makeup artist who founded the line, Denona has build a massive cult following around her ultra-pigmented formulas. So when Sephora started selling the brand in-store in recent months, we were excited, to say the very least.

Her latest release is the Sunset Palette, a stunning, 15-pan, warm-toned beauty that rings up at $129. Suffice it to say, it sent beauty-lovers into a buying frenzy. All of the hype meant that the product sold out fast, and, unsurprisingly, it's still sold out at Sephora. We're sure it'll be back soon, but in the meantime we've rounded up a few alternative to snag instead, or tide you over while you patiently wait for the restock...

It wouldn't be a complete love song to Natasha Denona without an alternative from her line. Simply named Color 4, this warm-toned, super shimmery set is like training wheels for her larger palettes.

These stunning pressed pigments are perfect for a light wash of color all over the lid, or packing onto the center of the eye for a warm halo effect.

Natasha Denona Eyeshadow Palette in Color 4, $48, available at Sephora.
This affordable drugstore option from NYX has a very similar aesthetic to the Sunset palette. We love that there's a range of everyday crease shades, as well as some beautiful burnt oranges and a mustard yellow to add a pop of color to any look.

NYX Perfect Filter Palette in Rustic Antique, $19.99, available at Ulta.
Anastasia's Modern Renaissance palette has just about as close to a perfect score on as an item can get: 4.8/5 with over 5,000 reviews. This cult-favorite palette practically started the berry shadow revolution when it came out last year, and strikes a stunning balance of warm neutrals and bolder pops of color that compliment a wide range of skin tones.

Anastasia Beverly Hills, Modern Renaissance Palette, $42, available at Sephora.
Morphe's reign over the affordable shadow game has recently been cemented with a slew of buzzy palettes, including their Jaclyn Hill collab, which sold out in roughly 45 minutes.

The 25A, or Copper Spice palette, is also one of their excellent new releases, and features 25 pans consisting primarily of warm nudes, browns, reds, and metallic earth tones.

Morphe 25A Palette, $17.99, available at
One of Nars' latest releases, the NARSissist Loaded palette is a neutral, cool-toned version of the Sunset palette. The composition of the shadow is a new formula from the brand, promising velvety, rich pigment and extreme blendability.

This bad boy definitely follows through on those claims, and has the perfect balance of mattes, shimmers, and satins for both day and night looks.

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette, $59, available at Sephora.
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