These Are Hands Down the 12 Best Eyeshadow Palettes Around

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When it comes to beauty products, we know one thing to be true: there is no shortage of options, especially when it comes to makeup. Take eyeshadow, for instance. There are so many eyeshadow palettes on the market and new, limited-edition products are launching all the time. This can make it hard to decide which are actually worth investing your money in. As editors, we try out so many new launches and put them through vigorous rounds of testing to determine the ones truly worth adding to your collection.

With eyeshadow palettes, we consider everything: how easy the shadows are to blend, how wearable (or exciting) the colors are, how long the pigment lasts, and whether they really are crease-proof. So if you're looking for something new, you've come to the right place.

Whether you're an avid eyeshadow wearer who plans to use every shade in your eyeshadow palette or someone who's only looking for a small, pocket-size palette to wear on special occasions, there's something on this list for you. There are eyeshadow palettes of all sizes that fit into every budget available at your local drugstore or beauty retailer. Ahead, you'll find the best eyeshadow palettes from luxurious brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills and affordable gems like NYX Professional Makeup. Keep scrolling to check out our picks for the best eyeshadow palettes of all time.

Best Overall Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Overall Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Nouveau Eyeshdow Palette ($55)

Not only is this eyeshadow palette a POPSUGAR Beauty Award winner, but it's also got a little something for everyone: wearable shades, fun color options, sparkly finishes, and more. It's perfect for creating almost any look imaginable, whether you're looking for something you can wear out to dinner with friends or options for your everyday look.

Best Matte Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Patrick Ta Major Dimension III Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($70)

If you're looking for the perfect matte eyeshadow palette, look no further than this product from Patrick Ta. The shadows are velvety soft, yet they have major staying power and can immediately upgrade any eye makeup look.

Best Warm Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Warm Eyeshadow Palette

35F Fall Into Fabulous Artistry Palette ($28)

Morphe is known for its larger-than-life eyeshadow palettes. Every makeup-lover should own one, like the 35F Fall Into Fabulous Artistry Palette, which is perfect for creating warm makeup looks all year round.

Best Budget Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Budget Eyeshadow Palette

Wet n Wild Color Icon 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($7)

The Wet n Wild Color Icon 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in Heart & Sol contains 10 beautiful peach tones in matte, satin, shimmer, and metallic finishes — for less than $10.

Best Glittery Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Glittery Eyeshadow Palette

Huda Beauty Gold Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette ($32)

This one is for your glam nights out, when you want shimmery finishes that catch the candlelight and pigment that stays put all night long. Punctuate any makeup look with the gold and champagne hues.

Best Neutral Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

Glossier Monochromes Eyeshadow in Mesa ($22)

The warm orange shades in the Glossier Monochromes Eyeshadow in Mesa look beautiful on deeper skin tones. The three colors can be worn together or on their own.

Best Day-to-Night Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Day-to-Night Eyeshadow Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Instant Eyeshadow Palette ($75)

The Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Instant Eyeshadow Palette is like four eyeshadow palettes in one. The 12 shades are grouped into batches of three, making it easy for you to put together eye makeup looks — or you can forget all the rules and mix and match.

Best Beginner Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Beginner Eyeshadow Palette

Milani Gilded Eyeshadow Palette ($15)

The 15 shades in the Milani Gilded Eyeshadow Palette are super beginner-friendly, not to mention affordable, making it a great option for someone just starting to experiment with makeup.

Best Colorful Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Colorful Eyeshadow Palette

Juvia's Place The Zulu Eyeshadow Palette ($20)

All eyes will be on you with the Juvia's Place The Zulu Eyeshadow Palette. The neon hues included in the palette will add a pop of color to any beauty look.

Best Cream Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Cream Eyeshadow Palette

Roen 11:11 Palette in Situation ($49)

We recommend using your fingers to apply the Roen 11:11 Palette in Situation. The pressed glitter shadows apply like a cream formula but dry down for a smooth finish.

Best Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Art Library Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Model ($51)

The MAC Art Library Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Model will become your favorite palette the first time you use it. Each shadow blends easily and is packed with pigment. It has everything you need for a neutral day or night look.

Best Splurge Eyeshadow Palette
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Best Splurge Eyeshadow Palette

Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette ($129)

Create a gorgeous warm look with the Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette. These shadows are lust-worthy for their incredible pigmentation and finishes, making this a worthy investment.