What are your favorite neutral eyeshadow palettes?

This week’s topic is BEST NEUTRAL EYESHADOW PALETTES — the 2019 edition!  In late 2017, we asked for and have recommendations for the best neutral eyeshadow palettes, but given that the number of palettes released each year has been more and more, I wanted to open up a fresh recommendation so that it better reflected more recent releases (as well as old favorites).  If you participated in the original recommendation, you’ll want to share your recommendations, both new and old, here.

Best Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes | The Top 10

The list below shows the top 10 most recommended neutral eyeshadow palettes, and I haven’t restricted the top 10 by anything like permanent vs. limited edition (though you can view a list of the top 10 permanent eyeshadow palettes here). The list will automatically update as more recommendations are made!

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I’m surprised Colourpop Brown Sugar hasn’t ranked higher from the outset! It’s definitely more of a true “neutral” palette than Yes Please and She.

The neutral shadows that look best on me are always cool toned. My current favorite palettes to use for a neutral eye look are Smashbox Cover Shot Punked, Natasha Denona Mini Lila, Colourpop Fame, and Dior Backstage Cool. I love them all and don’t know which is my favorite!

I used to love Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics and Bare Minerals Bare Sensuals, but I haven’t used either of them in a very long time. The neutral palette I’m currently coveting is Marc Jacobs Steel(etto). Will I be able to keep resisting it? Maybe not, if it’s still around the next time there’s a sale.

I just bought the ABH Sultry palette when it went on sale for 50% on Macy’s and the shades Pearl, Cyborg, and Birch have my heart. ❤️

I honestly wish UD had never discontinued the original Naked Palette. It was the palette that started the trend that continues on today, something like 10 years later, and it’s because is really was the “game changer” product that really met the needs of so many makeup users.

When I see that I have 12 of the first 14 mentioned, huh?? Well, there are some differences in warm to cool but I guess I really have enough neutral palettes.
My favorite is the Sultry, though.

I still like my Sigma Warm Neutrals II Palette. If I don’t use it for a while I’m always surprisingly astonished how beautiful the shades are.

Judging by some of the recommendations on the list some people are reading over the “neutral” descriptor and going straight to “favorite palette” as I’m seeing lots of pinky/purpley palettes that definitely have strong red tones throughout all the shades.

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