Two types of people exist in the world: those who keep the plastic film layer on top of their makeup palettes because the shades are too beautiful to use, and those who use their palettes until they hit the pan and completely run out. The following 12 palettes are as beautiful in the packaging as they are when applied, so no matter which type of person you identify with, you’re guaranteed to find (at least) one below to add to your collection.
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If you love sunsets…
Imagine the prettiest sunset you’ve ever seen. Now imagine that but on your eyes. Yeah, this palette of glittery, matte, pearl, and duo-chrome finishes is that good.
Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette, $65
If you love neutrals…
This palette breaks down into four easy looks: day eye, desk eye, date eye, and disco eye. Simple as that.
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette, $75
If you love bold colors…
The pigment payoff in this palette is like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Juvia’s Place The Saharan Palette, $20
If you love to contour…
If you’re a pro at contouring, you need this palette to get the most of your eye shape. The selection of neutral, cool, and warm shades makes it perfect for many different skin tones.
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette, $48
If you love full-glam…
This one needs no introduction. Pat McGrath makes the best metallics, hands down.
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership II Sublime Eyeshadow Palette, $125
If you love the pink trend…
Rose gold, copper, ballet pink, cranberry — this palette has the pink family covered.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette, $49
If you love fall…
“Toasted” is like autumn in a palette. All the warm rust shades will make you feel like curling up by a fire and never leaving.
Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette, $46
If you love YouTube tutorials…
This bad boy has 35 shades hand-selected by beauty YouTuber Jaclyn Hill. It’s basically the only palette you’ll ever need.
Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, $38
If you love chocolate…
This cocoa-scented palette is inspired by the shades of all your favorite sweets and will quickly become your go-to.
Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette, $49
If you love experimenting…
Not your typical eye color selections, this palette is for makeup wearers who are tired of the same beige hues and are looking for something that’ll stand out.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Eyeshadow Palette, $42
If you love Naked palettes…
This palette is hot (hence the name). It’s everything you love about the classic “Naked” palettes, but with burnt oranges and bronzes instead.
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, $54
If you love no-makeup makeup…
This set will give you that your-skin-but-better look — except for your eyes.
ASOS Eyeshadow Palette in “Devoted,” $19