The 9 Best Glittery Eyeshadow Palettes of 2020

Kaitlin Clark
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Most of us can agree that glitters and shimmers will inspire an automatic, immediate, and irrepressible joy deep in our hearts. There’s just something about that twinkle that gets us every time.

And really, who doesn’t want to feel happy every time they look at a gorgeous, twinkling eyeshadow palette that is almost too beautiful to use?

Whether you’re down to add some megawatt shine to your holiday look, or you want to mix business with pleasure and rock a muted color with a hint of glimmer on the reg, there’s a glitter eyeshadow palette with your name on it.

To help you discover the best of the best, we rounded up the top new glitter eyeshadow palettes of 2020 that are decadently pigmented, ridiculously sophisticated, and, of course, dripping with shimmer.

Let the boundless joy begin!

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Dior 5 Couleurs Couture Golden Nights Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette


Jewel-toned palettes are always a good idea. These five deeply rich, sophisticated shades flatter all eye colors, while the crystal-like shimmer finish glows perfectly in candlelight. Start with silver and build up to your desired level of drama, or wear them solo. Either way, you’re going to look majestic.

To shop: $63;

Lorac Pro Palette Noir


To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Lorac took glitter wizardry to the next level with its new Pro Palette Noir. With 18 gorgeous, buildable hues that nearly span the whole rainbow — from frost to copper to violet to onyx — your smoky eye will never be the same. To really intensify your eye game, apply the foiled metallic shades with a wet brush so the flecks of sparkle really dance in the light.

To shop: $35;

Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Glimmer, but make it sophisticated. This new holiday palette reimagines Huda Beauty’s classic New Nude palette with richer, smokier shades. It also offers multi-reflective shimmery swirls of marble creams and a brand-new innovative texture that melt together to create a glassy, light-reflecting ombré.

To shop: $67;

Tom Ford Extreme Eye Color Quad Eyeshadow Palette


Finally, an eyeshadow palette to go with our champagne. This luxurious quad of warm, romantic hues saturated with smooth, microfine glitter give off a velvety-soft feel, making this the ultimate palette to create a modern dramatic eye that isn’t too dark.

To shop: $88;

Bareminerals Gen Nude Joyful Color Eyeshadow Palette


This super versatile, universally flattering neutral-meets-bold palette of gleaming creams to sparkling plums has a little something for everyone. Designed to build, blend, and layer for endless options, each complementary shadow is formulated with jet-milled minerals and botanical extracts to soothe skin as you wear it. Bonus: the palette is low-waste and recyclable, thanks to its paper packaging, so you can look great while also saving the planet.

To shop: $25;

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Pat McGrath Mega Mothership: Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette


No glitter palette roundup would be complete without Mother’s blinged-out shadows. Pat McGrath’s epic 18-shade Celestial Divinity palette is a collection of dazzling, high impact colors with flashes of brilliant ultra-fine sparkles in a cream-infused powder formulation that makes blending smooth and seamless.

To shop: $78;

Bobbi Brown Luxe Encore Eye Shadow Palette

Who said the no-makeup-makeup crowd can’t wear glitter? Just think of this new quad as: natural makeup, the remix. It has all the natural shades we love with a metallic twist for a touch of glam that’s not overpowering, but definitely not boring. A dream come true for every glitter-loving minimalist.

To shop: Currently on sale $33 (originally $55);

Charlotte Tilbury Palette of Pops Luxury Eyeshadow Palette - Dazzling Diamond

This palette lives up to its name: dazzling diamond. A seriously sparkly cocktail of multi-reflecting pearls and glossy ester ingredients makes each of the four dreamy shades capture and reflect light for a brilliant mirror-like shine that brightens the eye.

To shop: $53;

Makeup By Mario Master Metals Eyeshadow Palette


Kim Kardashian’s go-to makeup artist has made it possible for everyone to go for the gold, (or silver and bronze) with his newly launched palette inspired by the earth’s natural metals. Each of the five ultra shiny shadows offer a molten, high-metal shine and an intense, liquid-foil finish for a multi-dimensional, kaleidoscope of shimmer.

To shop: $48;