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Glitter-packed eyeshadow is fun for the weekend, but it's not always right for everyday looks. We've narrowed down our favorite matte eyeshadow palettes with no shimmer or glitter — just pure color. Consider these shades your new daily staples.
Urban Decay enthusiasts call this palette a cosmetic staple because it works for everyone. Whether you're a color novice who prefers minimal makeup or the intricate designer in search of a few base shadows, NAKED Basics is a go-to you'll reach for again and again.
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Vivid hues and glitter specks aren't necessarily 9-to-5 essentials. Stick to the dress code with e.l.f.'s basic 10 that offer up a matte finish. The warm neutrals will get you through a daytime shift, while the smoky end mixes things up for cocktail hour.
If you like earth tones, this pretty palette by one of our favorite brands takes them to another level. The best part? These muted matte shades work well with any eye color.
This innovative palette from IT is made with acai, green tea, and a Hydrating Age Reverse and Prevent Complex to ensure your eyes stay looking young. It's basically skincare and makeup together — how can you go wrong?
LORAC founder and celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw knows you don't need glitter to achieve red-carpet glamour. The trick? Building off your bases: matte shadows. Eight essential hues make up this palette, and they're formulated with soothing botanicals that make each highly pigmented powder glide over lids. Plus, they have an exceptional color payoff whether applied wet or dry.
Morphe's popularity is well-known among YouTube beauty vloggers (Jaclyn Hill and Manny MUA are fans), and everyone's obsessed with the brand's rich pigmentation. The must-have 350M is the sister palette to the label's popular 350 set. Offering up an all-matte version of already-beloved shades, the collection can easily be mixed and matched for everyday to off-the-clock looks.
This palette is perfect for people who prefer the "less is more" approach. This smashing palette features 12 opaque-finish hues. You can play up the basics by creating cut creases and smokey eyes with the moody colors, or keep it more neutral by covering the entire lid with any of the lighter options.
This palette was designed to present 12 matte shadows that would be "as beautifully diverse as the brand's loyal fans." Formulated with tarte's signature Amazonian clay, vitamin E, and mineral pigments, dip your brush into these longwear pigments and create gorgeous statement looks.
This all-matte-everything palette comes with the brand's renowned Glamour Guide, which maps out three step-by-step styles you can follow for makeup artist-level looks. It's like having a pro in your pocket!
This is a staple you'll reach for often! You can blend these colors together in any possible combination for one-of-a-kind looks, or wear them alone for a standout shade.