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The Best Neutral Makeup Palettes Under $50

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Mar 1, 2021
The Best Neutral Makeup Palettes Under $50

Go neutral on a budget with these eyeshadow palettes

There are some beauty trends that simply never go out of style, and neutrals is one of them. This color scheme is made for minimal makeup looks, with pops of champagne, peach, and taupe to complete your natural, everyday makeup. But don’t think that neutrals don’t have a glamorous side. You can also use brown, plum, bronze and rich copper to blend out your best smokey eye that lets you go full fire emoji, as neutrals are generally considered to be tones that are naturally found within the skin. Whether you’re in the mood for simple makeup looks that transform your eyes with a touch of terracotta, or the beauty influencer levels of glam that you’ve missed doing all throughout 2020...these are the best neutral makeup palettes under $50 on MIRA BEAUTY.

The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette - Cool Nude by ILIA, $38

The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette - Cool Nude by ILIA
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Meet your new favorite neutral eyeshadow palette that you can simply throw in your purse, and blend out to a buttery, beautiful eye look within minutes. ILIA is one of the top indie beauty brands that you need to try in 2021, and the The Necessary Eyeshadow Palette - Cool Nude is the perfect way to transition back into makeup after a year of skincare only. These six hues include grey lavender matte, taupe bronze, deep burgundy matte and deep violet to give an edgy twist to your classic nude eyeshadows, and deliver high-pigmented color with every swirl of your makeup brush. Like nearly all ILIA products, this neutral eyeshadow palette is 100% clean and made with nourishing ingredients - including Jojoba Seed Oil to nurture and moisturize your delicate eyelid skin and Vitamin E for antioxidant protection against free radicals. 99% of MIRA guests say The Necessary is long-lasting and pigmented, and 95% call it blendable and non-creasing.

Clay Eyeshadow Palette in Necessary Nudes by e.l.f., $6

Clay Eyeshadow Palette in Necessary Nudes by e.l.f.
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They really are Necessary Nudes, guys. This 5-color neutral eyeshadow palette by e.l.f is everything, and the best way to amplify your everyday makeup looks for Zoom school. Or your first glam night out after quarantine, or anything in between. With 3 matte shades including taupe, deep brown, and soft pink, along with two shimmery champagne hues, you can blend and sculpt to perfection for your prettiest eye looks. The gold shade is very influencer-esque, and looks like something you would find in Desi Perkins’s beauty routine… so our suggestion to you? Hit pan on the gold, brown, and taupe shades by mixing and matching for a range of versatile looks… and do it guilt-free with this $6 neutral eyeshadow palette.

The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette by Juvia’s Place, $20

The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette by Juvia’s Place
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There’s a lot of talk about extensive foundation shade ranges within the beauty community, which are luckily becoming the norm rather than the exception. But what about neutral eyeshadow palettes? Many don’t realize that you can definitely use less-than-flattering colors on your eyes, and most of us have done it more than we realize. That’s why Juvia’s Place set out to launch the best universal nude eyeshadows that look flawless on all skin tones, and they’ve definitely succeeded with The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette. This set has 12 shadows that effortlessly complete your look - with a top row of iridescent pink, champagne, tan and warm cocoa. The beauty continues with a second row composed entirely of variations of gold, and rich brown hues that make the best transition shades. The nude eyeshadow options are endless, and that was always the endgame with Juvia’s Place… which also happens to be one of the best Black-owned vegan beauty brands in the world!

Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette by Natasha Denona, $25

Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette by Natasha Denona
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A neutral eyeshadow palette by Natasha Denona that’s only $25? Believe it. The brand tends to be a bit more pricey, but you can pack a lot of punch with this mini palette that’s made for glam lovers. Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette is a travel size makeup version of the brand’s Biba All Neutral Eyeshadow Palette, and while this palette only has five shades… you can mix and match to create tons of stunning eye looks. Composed of two metallics, two mattes, and a duo-chrome, everything about Mini Nude Eyeshadow Palette is glamorous without even trying… and it’s the ideal nude eyeshadow set when you need to generate eye effects for both daytime chic and nighttime drama.

Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette - Neutral by bareMinerals, $29

Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette - Neutral by bareMinerals
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Simple, subtle, and 100% striking… the bareMinerals way. Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette only needs six shades to make your eyes truly pop, and is the ideal travel-sized makeup palette that you need when you’re allowed to start jet setting again. Each of these highly-pigmented matte, satin, and metallic eyeshadows are infused with cucumber extract to decrease puffiness around the eye area and make you look instantly brighter. Because let’s be honest, even the most striking eyeshadow looks can’t hide eye bags. The buttery texture and rich pigment is unreal, and it’s easy to find the ideal neutral eyeshadow palette for you with four different options. Rose for fair skin, Neutral for light to medium, Copper for medium to tan, and Latte for deeper skin tones. 100% of the MIRA community says the Neutral palette is long-lasting and creamy, and 95% agree that it blends well!

Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette by Too Faced, $48

Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette by Too Faced
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Sure, it’s one of the more pricey neutral eyeshadow options on this list… but you know you can always count on Too Faced for a glam moment. Born This Way The Natural Nudes is packed with 16 nude eyeshadow shades for the moody makeup lover - the one who can’t decide if she’s in the mood for a simple wash of champagne or a halo eye with multiple variations of pink, gold, icy white and bronze. As it turns out, you’ll never have to choose again, because this neutral eyeshadow palette by Too Faced has them all. Unleash your love for matte makeup products with pops of brown, taupe, and pink - or go full shimmer with metallic copper and plum. Not only do these ravishing colors produce an endless amount of neutral eye looks, they’re also infused with nourishing ingredients to care for your delicate eyelids. Hyaluronic Acid provides a boost of hydration and smooths out the skin for a crease-free look, Alpine Rose nurtures, and Coconut Water helps to support the skin’s moisture levels. The result? Too Faced levels of glam and minimal makeup looks with no signs of fading, dryness, or creasing in sight.

Eyeshadow X 9 - Amber Times Nine by MAC, $32

Eyeshadow X 9 - Amber Times Nine by MAC
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MAC is a world-famous beauty brand that’s known to be a little dramatic. Their products are regularly used for stage makeup, beauty tips from RuPaul’s Drag Race, and A-list performances as Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez dance under the hot lights. But don’t think that MAC can’t also take it down a notch, as the Eyeshadow X 9 - Amber Times Nine palette is a selection of 9 warm neutrals that create your most subtle-yet-striking looks. With peachy gold, beige, rose pink, pale bronze, grey and multiple shades of brown - you have endless neutral makeup options right at your fingertips. Maybe one day you’ll be feeling peachy, while the next day calls for a sunset smokey eye that encompasses the bold makeup trend of 2021. Many of us have been using MAC since childhood, and the brand always has your back whether your makeup mood is neutral, glamorous, or anything in between.

Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette by Huda Beauty, $29

Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette by Huda Beauty
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If you needed proof that neutral eyeshadow is not boring, and just as poppin’ as your cobalt blue and emerald green shades… all you need to do is look at Huda Kattan. The beauty mogul regularly uses neutrals to complete her most glamorous makeup looks, and you can too with the Nude Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette by Huda Beauty. Available in three versions to suit every skin tone, this palette has gold and copper shimmers, brown and coral mattes, terracotta, pink, tan… any color you can imagine to look sweet, sultry, and majorly Huda-approved. A swipe of terracotta on the eyes creates a down-to-earth look for a Zoom call or group hangout, while you can also go glam for a virtual first date with a pink shimmer cut crease, or pop of coral for summer-meets-fall vibes. Huda knows beauty, and you’ll be in the mood for nude with the $29 Nude Obsessions palette. Another MIRA tip? Top off your nude eyeshadow looks with the Legit Lashes Double-Ended Mascara, a one-of-a-kind product by Huda that was one of the top makeup launches of 2020!

Nature Glow Artistry Palette - 35O by Morphe, $25

Nature Glow Artistry Palette - 35O by Morphe
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“This was my first big palette purchase and I LOVE it! Morphe palettes are not only a great price, but amazing quality. This palette really allows your inner artist to be born.” It’s true. Morphe is all about artistry, and your creative side will be unleashed with this selection of warm, nude eyeshadow hues. If you simply can’t decide if you’re a matte or shimmer person, don’t worry… Nature Glow takes all the work out of it for you. You can mix and match your favorite shades in a selection of colors and finishes to discover your love for eyeshadow, and the power it provides as you hold a blending brush in your hand.

Gilded Nude Eyeshadow Palette by Milani, $20

Gilded Nude Eyeshadow Palette by Milani
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Milani is one of our favorite beauty secrets in the community - an affordable brand that creates the most luxurious makeup products at drugstore prices. Just look at the Gilded Nude Eyeshadow Palette, and tell us that you wouldn’t mistake it for a nearly $100 Natasha Denona set! It features 15 silky shadows that live up to the “Gilded” in the name, with sophisticated mattes, shimmering rosy pinks and chocolatey browns that you won’t be able to look away from. A few standout shades? The striking silver Detox that fits perfectly with your brown transition shades like Hit Snooze and & Chill, and the sweet pink Boozy Brunch that’s just begging to be a part of your natural, everyday makeup looks. This ultra-pigmented eyeshadow palette has all the blendability and beauty of high-end products at twice the price, and you’ll be in a major nude mood once you get your hands on Gilded.

Find all the best neutral eyeshadow palettes under $50 on MIRA.