13 Holiday Eyeshadow Palettes That Will Make You Stand Out In The Crowd
Presents and good food aside, one of the best parts of the holiday season are the parties and get-togethers with friends and family. If there was ever a time to go all-out with the glam, this is it. Whether you’re more comfortable with a neutral palette or something a little bolder, here are the hottest eyeshadow palettes of the season.
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Kat Von D Lolita Por Vida Eyeshadow Palette, $81
This universal eyeshadow palette is exactly what you need for every occasion this season and after. If you want to spice up your look without getting too crazy, this palette provides a wide range of colours with varying undertones with multiple finishes. Top it off with Reina, a reflective metallic super-glitter that’s sure to be a showstopper.
Tarte Winter Wonderglam Luxe Eye Palette, $84
Travelling and want to bring along an eyeshadow palette, mascara, eyeliner and a large mirror without taking up half the space in your luggage? This set can help you save space! Plus, this eyeshadow palette not only gives you an extensive range of colours, but promises to elevate your level of glamour with the inclusion of glitter gel shades. It boasts 24 wearable shades, so you’re likely to use this for all the upcoming weddings and Dinner and Dance’s as well, which means you’re getting bang for your buck!
Bobbi Brown Luxe Gems Eyeshadow Palette, $90
Not a fan of accessories and jewels? That’s OK because with these shimmering jewel tones, you don’t need anything else to shine. This includes a range of bold and neutral hues so you can create a dramatic look for those late night parties on rooftop bars or a more subtle look for a cosy family dinner.
Laura Mercier Gilded Artistry Eyeshadow Palette, $90
This limited-edition gem is going to take you from day to night with their carefully curated shimmers and mattes. Deceptively simple, these 12 easily-blendable shades are flattering to all skin tones, allowing you to create different looks for different occasions.
Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotise, $130
Party from dusk to dawn with this eyeshadow palette. Inspired by the night sky, these metallic shades contain multi-reflecting pearls and diamond dust to help your eyes twinkle. These luxurious pigments provide a dazzling luminosity, making this the perfect palette to complete your glamourous look.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol 2, $115
If you’re looking for something to help you step out of your comfort zone, then the vivid and bold colours in this palette are perfect for you. This aqua-themed eyeshadow palette may be a little unconventional for the holiday season, but you’re sure to turn heads once you step into the room.
Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quads in Ritualistic Rose, $95
Pat McGrath Labs has always been known for the unrivalled glittery brilliance of its eyeshadows and the shades in these new eyeshadow quads are testament to that rep. These colours blend flawlessly and have great payoffs, making this palette a worthy investment.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Electrick, $70
With seven shades and four finishes—velvet, satin, silk and lamé (metallic)—this limited-edition palette has the same smooth formulation as the original Eye-conic eyeshadow palettes, but with a little punk rock twist. Plus, all the shades are suited to both warm and cool undertones so you can step out of your house with a newfound confidence with this gorgeous little pop of colour.
Milani Gilded Noir, $43.40
Christmas must’ve come early this year because these Milani eyeshadows are to die for. Want to elevate your night looks? This eyeshadow palette is filled with buttery smooth colours that create depth and yet draws attention to your eyes with unexpected bursts of colour.
HERA Holiday Multi Palette, $88
Designed to be used as eyeshadow, blush and contour shades, this adorable compact palette is perfect for travel or to bring along when you’re getting ready at a friend’s place for your big night out, taking you from girl-next-door to glamazon in a few minutes.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Lumières et Opulence 342, $98
Indulge in the festivities and treat yourself to this luxurious quad of pigments. These buttery soft shades in shades of smoky olive, golden olive, peachy beige and dark brown can be used together or alone to create stunning party-ready looks. Like all the Chanel eyeshadows we love, they blend easily, have no fallout and stay put through the day—or night.
Etude House Rudolph, Pulling The Sleigh Play Color Eyes Mini Palette, $29
This eyeshadow palette houses six warm neutral tones that works even after the holiday season is long over. Especially complementary for Asian skin tones, this palette is great for that everyday glam look.
Dior 5 Couleurs Happy 2020 - Party in Colours
New year, new you, new look. Time to ring in the New Year with a bang, and the best way to do that is with a dynamic and colourful look that screams reinvention. Highly pigmented and with an almost gel-like texture, those fireworks won’t be the only colours that have people gazing in awe.