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10 Editor-Approved Eyeshadow Palettes For Neutral & Bold Looks

No shade will go to waste.

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Join TZR editors for Main Squeeze, the series dedicated to sharing beloved beauty products — be they bold, effective, or simply fun — that make our week just a little bit better. Ahead, Team TZR spotlights their favorite eyeshadow palettes of the moment.

Pat McGrath Labs
Mothership VI: Midnight Sun
"On rare occasions, I do get in the mood to amp up my makeup look and create a dramatic eye. I love the color combination and payoff of Pat McGrath's palettes, particularly Midnight Sun, which includes the ideal shades for hot summer nights." —Kathy Lee, editor-in-chief, TZR
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"I'm not big on eye makeup but when it's time to go all-in, I bust out this ABH behemoth. The pigment is perfect, the glitter stays all day, and the color range spans from restrained to wild. It's had my back for everything from holiday parties to my Eras Tour look." —Amanda Ross, beauty editor, TZR
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"I love an eyeshadow quad because it basically puts the look together for you. Combining these four shades creates the most stunning spring-y eye moment, and the subtle shimmer elevates the whole palette."— Maggie Haddad, sr. social media strategists, TZR
See On Guerlain
"The shimmery pastel shades in this quad have become my new go-tos this spring. Worn alone or paired together, they're great for creating soft watercolor eye looks." —Erin Lukas, deputy beauty editor, TZR
See On Chanel
"If I have to do my own eye makeup, I make sure to use light, buildable colors that are foolproof, so I don't end up looking like I got punched in the eye. This Urban Decay option has the best ones for me. I love all the shimmery hues!" — Marina Liao, senior fashion news editor
See On Nordstrom
"I'm very into pink frosted eye makeup right now, so this quad from Charlotte Tilbury is at the top of my makeup pile at the moment. I love the variety of looks I get from this tiny palette and the great color payoff from each shade."—Angela Melero, executive editor, TZR
See On Charlotte Tilbury
"I’m a huge fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills’ palettes, especially the soft glam iteration. The sparkly pink and orange shades are perfect for spring. Plus, I can always count on these shadows to stay intact all day." — Kelsey Stewart, associate fashion editor, TZR
See On Sephora
"I skew neutral with my eyeshadow looks, and Tarte's Tarelette In Bloom palette offers the perfect selection of everyday shades. With twelve versatile options in both matte and shimmer, it's easy to mix and match them simple or dramatic looks."— Rebecca Iloulian, director, newsletter revenue & marketing, BDG
See On Sephora
"I've been enjoying a natural look with soft pink and muted rose-colored shadows. This palette has become a favorite of mine because it has both shimmery and matte finishes and easily clicks together with the Fenty Beauty True Nuetrals palette which is my go-to"— Jessica Fields, beauty writer, TZR
See On Sephora
"I'm typically an eye gloss girl but when I do reach for traditional eyeshadow, it's almost always blue. This Colourpop palette offers a range of shades that can all stand alone as a single wash of color or be combined to create more dimension."— Samantha Scott, newsletter editor & strategist, TZR
See On Colorpop

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