10 of the Best Eye Shadow Palettes Under $17

We may be biased, but it’s not just the clothes we’re ogling when NYFW rolls around—it’s the hair and makeup, too (or no-makeup makeup, in the case of Marc Jacobs this season). Either way, we’re here for it. Barefaced, dewy skin might be this editor’s go-to, but we also saw eyes, lips and cheeks drenched in neon, neutral tones, and copper shadows marched down the runway this season.

And thus, currently, our browser search history includes the terms “burnt orange eyeshadow tutorial” and “neon eye shadows.” We may or may not have searched “purple eye shadow” on Instagram just yesterday (then proceeded to scroll, and scroll, and scroll…) . After hours of clicking through photos and tutorials, we’ve successfully pulled ourselves away from the screen. Aren’t tutorials mesmerizing? Asking for a friend. 

Now we’re left dying to recreate these looks, or at least attempt to. Matte, wet, metallic—we want ‘em all. Fortunately, there are plenty of good, cheap eye shadow palettes to paint our lids with without breaking the bank. From classic shades likes the ones in Morphe’s palette, to bright, bold pops of color in Maybelline’s citrus-scented Lemonade Craze, we’ve rounded up 11 eyeshadow palettes that all ring in under $17. Keep scrolling to see our favorites.