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We get it — neutral tones are our comfort zone, too. We have an unconditional love for nude lipsticks and warm-toned eyeshadow hues. But sometimes, we’re feeling a makeup look that’s a little more daring and playful. And on those days we need an eyeshadow palette that can match our bold energy. So whether it’s for those sudden urges to experiment with color or for everyday use, we gathered a list of the best bright eyeshadow palettes you’ll want to have sitting pretty on your vanity —and yes, we literally mean sitting pretty because these palettes are absolutely stunning. 

NYX Professional Modern Dreamer Eyeshadow Palette
This eyeshadow palette, filled with 40 different shades, is what our makeup dreams are made of. Consider this all-encompassing eyeshadow palette your new colorful companion thanks to its broad range of cool- and warm-toned brights. Not to mention, it even has some neutral shades, too, making it perfect for everyday use.  

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NYX Professional Off Tropic Shadow Palette 
On your next beach vacay, don’t forget to pack this brightly colored eyeshadow palette inspired by all of the hues found on a tropical island. There are ten blendable shadows with metallic, matte and satin finishes. 

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Maybelline New York Soda Pop Palette
Add the perfect pop of color with this Soda Pop eyeshadow palette. The makeup possibilities are endless with this mix of neutral browns, bright orange and pigmented purple hues.

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Lime Crime Venus Vivid Palette
For those who are fearless when it comes to color, this Venus Vivid Palette was made just for you. The ROYGBIV hues are intensely pigmented and won’t fade or fall out after a long day. 

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HipDot Bikini Bottom Eye Palette 
This Bikini Bottom Palette reminds us of how fun it is to be young with its bright eyeshadow colors and playful packaging. Inspired by the legendary cartoon character SpongeBob, the palette contains 15 shades of matte and shimmery shadows that are all vegan and cruelty-free. 

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E.l.f. Cosmetics Hit Wonders Eyeshadow Palette
One of the newest products to hit our radar is the E.l.f. Hit Wonders Eyeshadow Palette. Comprised of a 
18 different shadows, you can find a variety of electric hues and neutral tones making this a great option for a variety of skin tones. The best part? You can snag this gem for less than $15. 

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