The Best Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes For Every Skin Tone

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From their ability to create both smoky and minimalist looks alike, nude eyeshadow palettes have fought—and rightfully won—for their spot in our makeup routines and aren’t being replaced any time soon. Ahead, the top nude palettes fitted for every skin tone.

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Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Dip ($88)

Whether you opt for a barely-there daytime look or a smokey date-night eye, this easy-to-blend palette is as versatile—and long-wearing—as they come. Pro tip: Use the lightest shade on the inner corners of your eyes for a wide-awake effect.

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KKW Beauty Eye Contour Duo Set ($36 each)

Available in Light, Medium and Dark shades, these expertly paired hues deliver a believable shadow and highlight to the lids for the perfect no-makeup look. Plus, the dual-ended brush (included in the Duo) makes blending easy.

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Too Faced Teddy Bare It All Shadow Palette ($45)

Manuka honey–infused pigments ensure a smooth, comforting wear in each of these 14 complimentary shades; their sweet scent is the cherry on top.

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Bobbi Brown Real Nudes Eye Shadow Palette in Stonewashed Nudes ($45)

This five-pan palette offers up second-skin formulas in the most beautiful neutral-meets-mauve shades for unlimited summertime-ready looks.

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Maybelline Nudes of New York Palette ($14)

The ultimate bang for your buck, this 16-shade palette houses a universally flattering array of neutral hues in both matte and shimmery finishes and is beloved by countless makeup artists.

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Makeup by Mario Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette ($48)

Leave it to Kim Kardashian West’s long-time makeup artist to bring a dozen creamy, wearable nudes into one sleek palette. Ranging from light neutrals to deep mochas, there’s something for every skin tone in this matte-only lineup.

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Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette ($48)

Setting out to celebrate every shade of nude, this wide range of neutral shades includes matte and high-shimmer shades in pale peaches, dusty roses, coppers and creamy chocolates.

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Imayla Beauty The Artiste Eyeshadow Palette ($49)

Aside from striking pigment, each of these nine blendable hues from vegan brand Imayla Beauty is infused with skin-loving vitamin E and green tea extract. What’s not included: common irritants and toxins to ensure the area stays calm and conditioned.

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tarte Tartelette in Boom Clay Eyeshadow Palette ($45)

This 12-shade palette includes nine matte shades and three shimmer shades to create endless perfectly harmonized eyeshadow looks. Work from left to right on each of the three rows for color combinations that blend together effortlessly, or use your imagination and create your own pairings with this super-versatile palette. 

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Urban Decay Naked 3 ($54)

There’s a reason why these coveted Naked palettes have garnered a cult following—this version boasts a variety of rose-hued neutral shades ranging from pale pinks to a deep black with microglitter to create stunning masterpieces. Even better, the palette includes Urban Decay’s best selling Good Karma Shadow Brush to help craft them.  

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