Everyone knows that a more expensive gift doesn’t mean it’s better. There are lots of inexpensive items you can get that are sure to please from beauty stocking stuffers to jewelry. If you want to give someone a nice makeup palette but don’t want to break the bank, there are plenty of drugstore palettes you can get that are just as good as the fancy ones.
Check out 16 drugstore palettes that will please anyone on your shopping list:
1. Beauty Journal In Smoky Look
This palette is about the size of an actual journal, which means they can carry it around if they happen to need any touch-ups. However, it’s unlikely they’ll need to fix anything.
2. Color Icon Collection Shadow Set In Comfort Zone
These 8 shadows are strongly pigmented, but they are all very wearable shades. To make things even easier, the eyeshadows have labels stating where to apply them.
3. Deja Vu Lip Kit
Is that an iPhone? Nope, it’s a purse-friendly lip palette. The palette contains five versatile lip colors, a brush, and a mirror that’s big enough to actually use.
4. 16-Color Eyeshadow Palette In Sweet
Your eyes don’t deceive you, that really is a 16-color eyeshadow set for under $5. You could put it in someone’s stocking but it’s special enough to get its own bag.
5. Touch Tones Gradient Eyeshadow In Mirage
No matter which shades you choose from this palette, you don’t have to worry because they all work together. All palettes should be like that, but sadly they aren’t.
6. Sexy Booster Oh So Sexy Eyeshadow Quad
You don’t even need to wrap this sweet eyeshadow palette, you can just give it as is. Although, I think most people would be even more thrilled by the surprise after they unwrap it.
7. Urban Identity Eyeshadow Palette In 8811 Seductive
If you have a makeup lover on your shopping list, this palette has a unique mix of shades that they probably haven’t tried before.
8. My Little Secret Bejeweled Makeup Palette
When it comes to makeup, it is always great to have options. This booklet has 9 lip glosses and 9 shimmering eyeshadows.
9. Nude Eyeshadow Palette
There is nothing boring about neutral shadows. This palette has a range of flattering nudes from shimmering ivory to chocolate brown that will please anyone.
10. All About Sunrise Eyeshadow
Even if it’s below freezing and snowing when you give this palette, just looking at it will transport the recipient to a warm, sunny place. And let’s not forget about all of the looks that can be created from the matte, shiny and shimmery shadows.
11. Almay Intense I-Color Bold Nudes In For Hazel Eyes
Knowing the recipient’s eye color is key if you’re going to get this palette. Each palette is designed to enhance certain eye color, and the clever packaging shows you the exact spot to put the shadow.
12. Eye Enhancers 4 Kit Eyeshadow In Ice Princess
For once, “Ice Princess” doesn’t refer to Elsa, it refers to these purple shadows. The surprisingly easy-to-wear palette will enhance any eye color, so you don’t have to fret if you don’t remember what color your friends’ eyes are.
13. The Nudes
This is a brilliant wear-everyday neutral eye shadow palette that rivals the Urban Decay Naked palette (and all of its sequels). The shadows easily blend to create a natural smokey eye, and they last up to 12 hours.
14. Wicked Dreams Eyeshadow Palette
I don’t know how this could be under $10, but I’m not going to complain, so neither should you. It has a fantastic range of 24 colors to create countless different looks.
15. CustomEyes Shadow And Liners In Party Pops
No one should wait until spring to wear these pretty pastel shades. Give it now, and they’ll want to start using it now.
16. Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows In Glamorous Gems
These baked shadows are perfect for the party season. They can be used wet or dry to create different effects. Plus, how pretty does that compact look?
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