Check out what my fabulous sister Lindsay gave me for my birthday (along with a gift card to Ann Taylor LOFT) - the SEPHORA Color Play Palette!! It's kind of like the Crayola 64 color crayon box for makeup-loving grown-up girls. It's got 36 eye shadows, 12 lip glosses, 3 blushes, and a bronzer (and the appropriate, if not minuscule, applicators- you'll want to better ones that you should already have in your makeup bag). I like it because I pretty much stick to neutrals when it comes to eye shadows, but this gives me the chance to be a bit more daring, and I already found out I love the bright teal shade - it really makes my brown eyes pop. The purple shade, eh, not so much, looks more like a bruise - but now I don't have to end up with yet another eye shadow pan gone to waste, along with cost of buying an individual eyeshadow.
Alas, I just saw that it is temporarily out-of-stock on sephora.com, and at only $22, no wonder. Check out your local Sephora bricks-and-mortar store, they may have some.