Four Awesome (and well pigmented) Neutral Palettes Under $10 You Need

neutral palettes

I think it’s quite clear that the neutral trend is not going anywhere anytime soon and that’s quite alright. The neutral or nude eye look is very popular and versatile making it a hit amongst noobs and makeup professionals alike. But… this trend could be foreseen as a problem if you can’t afford the HG of neutral palettes, Urban Decay Naked 1,2, or 3. Maybelline recently released a palette full of nude shades, but there was one problem, the shades were not pigmented enough. A professional would have no problem working with the palette (though I doubt they would), and someone new to makeup would be absolutely frustrated.

Lucky for you, I have a slew of palettes laying around the house, all under $10, all containing nude (or neutral, or earthtone, whatever you want to call it) shades. Check it out.

1. Wet’n’Wild The Naked Truth, $3.99

Wet n Wild the naked truth

This five pan beauty has everyday shades that you can wear during the day, or smoke it up for a night-time look. This palette was released in January and it is part of the permanent collection, but it’s a hot palette so stock up!




2. Maybelline Expert Wear Chai Latte, $6.25

Maybelline Chai Latte

This quad features nude shades of the coffee persuasion. Readily available and affordable, you can create a signature nude look. Best part? Maybelline produces four other quads with warmer or cooler toned browns. Collect them all, or grab one favorite. Totally your choice.





3. Revlon PhotoReady Metropolitan Palette, $9.99

Revlon photoready metropolitan

This five pan palette is for the girl that wants her neutral look to have a touch of smoky and a hint of sparkle to it. Revlon PhotoReady comes with a primer, three shadows for a tried and true smoky nude look, and a sparkle top coat that you could easily use as a liner. Bonus? There’s a step by step guide right on the back to show you how to get the look.




4. Wet’n’Wild Comfort Zone, $4.99

wet n wild comfort zone

Comfort Zone is the mother of all palettes with an earthtone twist. This is probably one of the older 8 pans from Wet’n’Wild, but the pigmentation is a 10 and the look combinations are endless. Don’t be a fool and pass this palette by!


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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

28 thoughts on “Four Awesome (and well pigmented) Neutral Palettes Under $10 You Need

  1. Beauty by Arielle

    I haven’t tried most of these but I was pretty happy with the Revlon palette. Nice suggestions!


  2. Destany

    I wonder if I got a bad batch of The Naked Truth. Mine just isn’t as pigmented as yours!


  3. Norah Salazar

    Coveting the WetNWild, looks so nice and love the neutrals on it!


  4. BeautyJudy

    Comfort Zone is one of my staples. I love that palette! Great drugstore picks for neutrals!!!


  5. Ivy

    Great idea for a post! I’m loving the Chai Latte by Maybelline! All gorgeous picks!

    Ivy xx


  6. Jessica W

    The Naked Truth looks awesome, I’ll have to look for it today while I’m out!


  7. Cheapalicious

    great post! i have “the naked truth” palette, but haven’t played around with it yet. i keep passing by the comfort zone palette everytime i go to walgreens, but next time i’m in there, i’m grabbing it, lol


  8. Amber

    Super picks! I don’t think I can ever have too many neutral palettes!


  9. Cosmetics Aficionado

    I love my Comfort Zone palette!


  10. Phyrra

    Great swatches! I think I have that Comfort Zone palette


  11. beautybymissl

    I like Wet n Wild palettes. I have to try this Revlon palette.


  12. Joanne Mallon

    Great post, I wish these were available in the UK


  13. Kimberly

    This is an awesome post, Aprill! I think all makeup wearers should have a neutral palette in their collection.


  14. Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I’ve been dying to try the WnW Naked Truth! It looks fabulous!


  15. Eugenia

    Wet N Wild is my fav!


  16. Laura

    I am right there with you for these palettes! I have 2 of them and they are love


  17. Cindy Ingalls

    Beautiful shades!


  18. Anastasia

    Comfort Zone is one of the best drugstore palettes ever released. Awesome picks!


  19. Miranda Mendoza

    I have 3/4 of these! I need to pick up the Revlon one to complete the collection now.


  20. Sheila Arkee

    I looooooooove the Wet n Wild palettes!


  21. Ange

    I have 3 of these and now I NEED the Revlon one!! Thanks for sharing this!!


  22. FabZilla_Kath

    Great selection! I like the older WnW palettes because they’re nicer, at least IMO.


  23. Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    I’ve only tried the Revlon one out of those and it’s really good. I’ve never seen that Maybelline one previously.


  24. Honeygirlk

    I cant’ believe I don’t own Chai Latte… I looked and thought I did but can’t find it. I love these kinds of posts…. because it reminds me to shop my stash and find them all to play again 😉 I need the Revlon one – I don’t have any palettes from that style.


  25. Betzy Carmona

    I love the idea of this post ! I would say that even till this day W&W is one of my favorite brands and their comfort zone palette is a must


  26. Citizens of Beauty

    I love that they are all under 10!


  27. Shelley Polarbelle

    I can’t believe I don’t have the Maybelline! I love Maybelline eyeshadows. I don’t think I’ve tried a Revlon in 20 years but the pigmentation looks fantastic.


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