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12 eyeshadow palettes that will transform your makeup game with just the swipe of a brush

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There is perhaps no greater hero in your makeup collection than your trusty eyeshadow palette. 

Transform your makeup game with just the swipe of a brush, an eyeshadow palette can turn even the most basic of beauty looks into something truly showstopping. 

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Whether you’re a neutrals and nudes girl or prefer something big, bold and beautiful – there are endless palettes on the market to choose from. 

Here at Who we know a thing or two about the best beauty buys to shop, so we’ve rounded up some of the top eyeshadow palettes to inspire your next makeup look. From budget buys to pro-perfection, we’ve found options to suit everyone. 

So read on and shop away for jaw-dropping beauty, every time. 

The best eyeshadow palettes of 2023 

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Soft Glam palette, $78, Anastasia Beverly Hills

If there’s one thing to know about Anastasia Beverly Hills, they know their eyeshadow palettes. The brand is a staple in the collection of any good makeup artist and has been for years.

The Soft Glam palette is a great option for those after one product that does it all. With a collection of matte shades for the crease and versatile shimmers to add some glamour to the eyes, the options are truly endless. 

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Pillow Talk luxury palette, $80, Charlotte Tilbury

If you’re a fan of the dusky pink tones of Charlotte Tilbury’s iconic Pillow Talk lipstick, then this palette is one to try. The quad comes with a matte, shimmer, pearl and glitter shade that can create an everyday subtle shimmer look, to a smoky blown-out evening eye. 

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Forever Flawless Digi Butterfly palette, $25, Revolution Beauty

While we love a natural, nude look we can’t tear ourselves away from an eye-catching colourful palette like this one from Revolution Beauty. At only $25 this is a worthy investment for anyone wanting to add some oomph to their next night-out beauty look. 

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Dawn eyeshadow compact, $89, Eye of Horus

Love bronzey shades on the eye? This quad palette comes with essential neutral shades that are just perfect for beginners. Swipe the subtle yet impactful gold shimmer across the lid and blend it out gently with the matte brown to add dimension to the eye. Not to mention you can refill each shade if you have a favourite you hit pan on. 

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Makeup By Mario Master Mattes eyeshadow palette, $83, Sephora

If there ever was a quintessential eyeshadow palette, it would be this one. Featuring 12 timeless, versatile, and easily blendable matte shades in a range of browns and nudes, this palette forms the cornerstone of any exceptional eyeshadow collection.

This brand was founded by Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist, so you know he knows what he’s talking about… 

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Huda Beauty Love Fest Obsessions eyeshadow palette, $44, Adore Beauty

If you love wearable shades but want something a little bolder, this handy little palette from Huda Beauty has a range of shimmers and matte shades in stunning warm-toned sunset colourways. Perfect for events, festivals, nights out, or when you’re after something that packs a punch. 

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Patrick Ta Major Dimension eyeshadow palette, $116, Sephora

This is a brand to watch for awe-inducing beauty products. This handy little palette not only comes with mattes, shimmers and metallic shades, it also comes with two cream colours for layering and easy application. Game-changer. 

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Burgundy/nude eyeshadow palette, $18, MCoBeauty

A great palette for blue eyes, or just anyone who loves those lush burgundy and purple shades, this palette of nine shimmer and glitter shadows is perfect for taking your next eyeshadow look to a whole new level. 

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Rare Beauty Discovery eyeshadow palette, $49, Sephora

When Miss Selena Gomez drops a palette, you know we have to try it. This handy little palette is perfect for popping your work bag for touch-ups on the go. Take your eye look from the office to the bar with just the swipe of a shimmering shadow. 

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Morphe 9H Hot For Hue artistry palette, $24, ASOS

Just in time for summer, this mini palette of bold and bright colours is the perfect addition to your seasonal makeup collection. Morphe is known for its high-quality yet affordable shadows and beauty products, so this is one to try. 

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Espressoh Sweet & Sour eyeshadow palette, $23 (usually $46), Sephora

A surprising collection of colours, this is a great mini palette for someone who is after some shadows to deepen and intensify your eye look on the go. Swipe the shimmering white across the lid and add dimension to the crease with the Amaretto shade. Or smoke Tabasco across the lid and add Moka to the lashline for definition. 

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Australias Hazy Daze eyeshadow palette, $13.17 (usually $21.95), Priceline

For a more cool-toned palette, try out Hazy Daze from Australis for a range of shimmer and matte shades with a smooth buttery finish. Although the tones are more autumnal, this is a great option to nail that sultry smoky look. 

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