The best eyeshadow palettes for fair complexions.

Published: February 9, 2015

The best eyeshadow palettes for fair skinned girls. Complement your complexion with one of these amazing shadow palettes.

  1. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

    The Naked 3 palette from Urban Decay is the most recent installment in Urban Decay's Naked Palette line. This beautiful rose gold palette complements a variety of skin tones but is well suited to the fair skinned woman. This palette is extremely versatile and the quality of the shadows is top notch, which is just what one would expect from Urban Decay.

  2. NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

    The NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette is another one that will work well for many skin tones but the paler shades will work especially well on fair skin tones. I find these shadows are best used wet (though they can be used wet/dry) and the included brush is wonderful for application. Tip: Use contact lens solution rather than water for wet application.

  3. Urban Decay Ammo Palette


    Looking for a little more fun and sparkle? This is the palette for you! This smaller palette from Urban Decay packs a punch of color along with some flattering neutrals. Many of these shadows contain glitter and all are shimmer shades making them great for someone looking to have a little fun with their eye makeup. The included brush works well for application and the set also comes with a deluxe sample size of primer potion to keep you shadow in place all day. Shadows are rich and buttery.


    Tip: For an everyday look use sin all over the lid and smog in the crease.


  4. Pop Beauty Caffiene Eye Trilogy Set

    Not a typical palette this set boasts a trio of three smaller palettes to work with in shades mimicking your favorite coffee house drink. These shades are all matte and work great for everyday subtle looks.

  5. Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette

    This is an all in one palette from Tarte featuring six eyeshadow shades, a highlighter, bronzer, and in the center a blush. These shades would work well on a variety of skin tones but would lend to a slightly more dramatic look on the fair skinned girl. The lighter neutrals can be blended to create an everyday look but the darker shades add a pop of bold color and shimmer.

  6. Too Faced Chocolate Bar

    The most delicious of the bunch this palette smells just like your favorite treat, chocolate! The colors are a great variety of chocolaty neutrals with a few pops of color thrown in that blend beautifully. The larger highlighting shades work wonderfully for shadow or highlighting and all apply buttery and smooth.

  7. Urban Decay Vice LTD

    This limited edition palette keeps making a comeback and there's good reason why. Boasting twenty stunning shades, all your favorites from previous VICE palettes this collection is stunning and a must have for all Urban Decay fans. The mix of pale shimmery neutrals makes is a great buy for fair skinned women who are looking to play around with their look. When you're feeling adventurous there are enough shades to add a great pop of color to any look.

  8. Kat Von D Interstellar

    You don't have to be a Kat Von D fan to be a huge fan of her makeup line at Sephora. This new release palette for Spring 2015 boasts 9 eyeshadows with an additional three highlighting shades for a palette that surely is out of this world. A great combination of neutrals, purples, and interstellar silvers make this palette a must have!

  9. Ulta Rose Gold Palette


    While many compare this palette to Urban Decay's Naked 3, I think it stands up on its own rose gold feet as a must have for this spring. This palette rose to the occasion containing 12 beautiful neutral shades that are perfect for fair skinned girls who love a pop of pink.


    Tip: Try an all pink/rose lid with a stunning black cat eye liner.


  10. Tartelette Palette

    The all matte Tartelette palette from Tarte Cosmetics is buzzing around the beauty boards right now and for good reason. This all matte palette contains 12 beautiful shades of eye shadow that blend seamlessly for a wonderful look that could easily go from day to night. There are certainly shades for every skin tone in this palette. Fair skinned girls will appreciate that flexibility of blending the lighter shades with others in the palette for a look all your own.

With so many palettes to choose from, these are just some of the best! The higher end brands boast excellent formulas and better blending. Though some of their bargain counterparts are just as good (or better). So it's up to you to find your perfect match!