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Ah, date night. It's a magical night when a guy asks out a girl and the girl goes into a full-blown panic. Well, at least, that's what date night always seems to mean for me. I almost never know what to wear.
Though I will always end up ripping through my closet searching for a halfway decent outfit, I never have an issue when it comes to creating a good date night look. My go-to is always one of two things: a natural look or a smoky eye look.
I never have an issue finding the right lip gloss for my date night look, nor do I struggle finding concealer that works with my skin tone. Finding date night eyeshadow palettes that have the right colors, though? That's a different story.
Through my searches, I've found quite a few palettes that are worth splurging for. Here are my top picks, and what will make you adore them.
Naked2 Palette by Urban Decay
Urban Decay's original Naked Palette is a great day-to-day palette that works well for both date night and regular work. The smash hit palette became so popular, it spawned a series—and out of all the palettes it created, I have to say I love Naked2 the most.
Naked2 is just as universally flattering as the original Naked Palette, but gives you just a pinch more definition with a little more drama.
Ultra-Violet Eyeshadow Palette by Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown started as a professional makeup artist and quickly became one of the biggest names in makeup palette creation. Her eyeshadows go on super smooth, offer a serious splash of pigment, and also have a magnificent record for being long lasting.
If you're a fan of date night eyeshadow palettes that impart a mysterious, edgy, smoky eye look, you really can't get better than her Ultra-Violet Eyeshadow Palette. It has all you need to ramp up the smoke as you see fit.
Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Collection by Too Faced
Did I mention that I love Too Faced today? I don't think I have. Their makeup is ultra high quality, stays on your eyes forever, and also smells delicious. Seriously, Too Faced is a great company.
Their Sweet Peach palette is amazing for creating both natural and smoky looks, which is exactly what makes it one of my prime picks as far as date night eyeshadow palettes go. With 18 different colors to choose from and a guide to three different looks, Sweet Peach is a beginner-friendly choice that pros prefer.
Eye Art Artist's Palette by Laura Mercier
If these colors don't scream sexy and sophisticated, I don't know what does. Laura Mercier is a pro at making palettes that are sultry, seductive, and smart. This elegant dozen of shades has a little bit of everything—and that's what makes it such a good choice for date night looks.
This palette can be tucked into just about any purse and gives you plenty of options as far as your look goes. Fun and flirty, sultry and seductive, or summer sexy? It's all up to you.
Tartelette Flirt Eyeshadow Palette by Tarte
Trying to find a palette that works well for every possible date occasion without taking up too much space in your bag? Tarte's Flirt has been a great choice. This palette works very well with warm skin tones, especially if you have light colored eyes.
The rosy tones of these shadows make blue eyes pop like no one else's business. You're sure to love it.
Graphik Eyeshadow Palette by Hourglass Cosmetics
Neutral tones make for the best date night eyeshadow palettes if you ask me, simply because they work so damn well with every skin tone out there. This beautiful palette looks like a work of art, and turns your eyes into a work of art, too.
The light shimmer and the blendability this palette offers is truly a one-of-a-kind treat. It works amazingly well as a stand-in for eyeliner as well, making it a multi-use makeup product you may need.
5-in-1 Pro Chroma Collection Palette by Cinema Secrets
Sometimes you really don't want to stick to natural eyeshadows when you're on a date. Once in a blue moon, you want something that makes a wild statement, while still really giving your eyes that extra pop of color that you may need.
This palette has a natural span of shades, all with a metallic twist. Need I say any more?
The Black Smokey Palette by Black Up
What's better than a classically smokey eye look? A highly pigmented smokey eye look that makes people go "WOW!" That's where Black Up comes into play.
This company is known for making incredibly highly pigmented tints, and with this palette, you also can expect highly blendable shades. Anyone who's ever wanted to do a brilliant blue smokey eye can achieve that dream with this kit—and that's reason enough to buy it, if you ask me. The perfect eyeshadows for your eye color are all here!
They’re Real! Big Sexy Eye Kit by Benefit Cosmetics
Benefit Cosmetics is really, really good at kicking sexy features up a notch. They even mention that in their names. I mean, really, they tout it—they call their cosmetics things like "They're Real" and "Better Than Sex."
Their Big Sexy Eye Kit is all about helping you get a larger, more seductive look to your eyes. It even comes with perfect pairings for a polished pair of peepers.
Enchanted Sky Eyeshadow Palette by Sephora
Believe it or not, Sephora's store brand goods are ridiculously good for their price point. They blend well, work well with multiple skin tones, and don't break easily. I'm a major fan.
If you want good date night eyeshadow palettes, but don't want to splurge on a $75 palette or any of the other most expensive makeup palettes, check out their goods. I'm particularly partial to the Enchanted Sky Eyeshadow Palette.