There’s no time like the holiday season to scoop up a few new palettes. It seems like every brand releases numerous limited edition sets to tempt us with. Palettes are the perfect beauty gift as it offers endless colour options and already comes beautifully packaged. Anything from your basic nudes to metallic to bold and brights, palettes have it all. Usually also offered in an array of shimmers, mattes and satin finishes. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a friend, holiday palettes are where its at. Brands usually offer them at a lower price point than if you purchased each product individually. They also usually toss in a few mini products of their best-selling products, so you’re able to test out these must-have items before purchasing the full-size. It’s the perfect opportunity to experiment with new and innovated products. I’ve rounded up some of my favourite holiday sets of the season, which include individual palettes, gift sets, kits and more.
Arbonne Midnight Muse Holiday 2016 Look is the perfect wearable gift set that takes the guesswork out of creating that perfect holiday look. It features a duo eyeshadow palette in contrasting, yet complementary navy and olive green. It features both a matte and shimmer shade, so you’re able to create both cool smoky daytime and evening looks. The kit also comes with a deep grey eyeliner that adds a touch of sparkle to your look, along with a nude matte lip cream and sheer shiny gloss. It’s suited for all skin tones and retails for $113.
The Marc Jacobs Beauty Objects of Desire Face and Eye Palette will instantly bring a little glitz and glamour to your look this season. It comes beautifully packaged in a gold metallic, vegan patent leather clutch with black hanging tassel. The palette unzips to reveal 6 eyeshadows in beige, gold, nude, lilac, plum and brown in both shimmer and matte. It also features a caramel bronzer, a cool golden shimmer highlight and a stunning peony-pink blush. It’s the perfect palette to add a little dazzle to your holiday look by creating both captivating eye looks and glowing complexion. Each shadow is luxurious, delivers incredible colour payoff and stays put well into the evening. It retails for $86.
Transport your eyes to Paris with the new Lancôme La Palette Saint-Germain Maxi Palette in Parisian Spirit. The brand teamed up with the chic French fashion house, Sonia Rykiel, for a fun, playful and whimsical collection. The sleek palette features a crisp white background with whimsical artwork from French artist, Andre Saraiva. The palette has Sonia Rykiel’s signature stripe-design and features 9 shimmer and matte shades within. There’s a total of 6 eyeshadow colours, along with a base shade and 2 darker liner shades in rose and prune half-tones. It is everything you need to create endless customized looks this season. It retails for $75.
No one quite does Christmas like Too Faced. Their packaging is already stinking’ adorable, but around the holiday season, they really step up their game. The Too Faced The Chocolate Shop is part of Too Faced Christmas in New York Holiday 2016 Collection and comes in a large baby pink box with the New York skyline decorated on the front. The palette itself pops out and it reveals a pop up scene of 5th Avenue. It features a beautiful pastry shop window, along side a cute lil puppy and 2 New Yorker’s. It features 21 eyeshadow shades along with a highlighter, chocolate soleil bronzer and a blush. Each shadow enriched with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder to give it a buttery smooth texture and a decadent chocolate scent. It also comes with mini beauty essentials like their famous Better Than Sex Mascara, Shadow Insurance Eyeshadow Primer and Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chocolate Milkshake. It retails for $72.
The Estée Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palette is a duo set that comes with 2 magnetic palettes that can be gifted together or split up for individual gifts. I prefer the Face Palette as it can be used both on the cheeks, face and eyes. It features a silvery and very glittery compact design with 6 highlighter shades found within. Each shade can be swirled and swept along the cheekbones for an instant highlight or all over the lid to add a natural luminosity to any look. Each shade is soft, yet slightly dense, allowing you to pick up the perfect amount of product. It’s rich, pigmented and opaque in a single swipe. It blends out easily and seamlessly for a radiant finish. The set retails for $70.
Kat Von D brings her sketch artist talent to create the first ever eyeshadow palette specially designed for eye contouring. The Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Palette features at total of 12 eyeshadows, in three different colour quads. Its categorized into neutral, cool, and warm to help take the guess work out of creating the perfect contoured eye that everyone’s raving about this season. Each quad has a large base shade and three coordinating nude and neutral shadows, one for contouring, one for defining and the other for highlighting. It comes in a sleek, rectangular compact with magnetic closer. It features incredible rich and creamy, incredibly soft, finely-milled texture with a matte finish. Each shade blends effortlessly into the skin for natural, seamless, flawless look. It’s extremely pigmented with true opaque colour in a single swipe. The texture is buildable, yet incredibly lightweight and you can easily achieve true colour payoff with a single stroke. It’s long lasting, even without a primer, no creasing or fading throughout the day. It retails for $62.
Clarins Limited Edition The Essentials Palette is an eco-friendly option, as the palette is made from sustainable materials and can also double as a pencil box afterwards. It also helps support Amazonian Indian communities and is enriched with key plant ingredients that are traditionally used by the Ashaninka for makeup. It’s harmony of 10 intense and luminous rosy shades can create both a subtle daytime look or a dramatic evening effect. It features fresh pink, grey-violet, taupe, violet grey, plum and black violet in a satin finish and beige, smoky pink and aubergine in a matte finish, along with a pink diamond. Creamy, blendable, pigmented and stays put, this is an excellent wearable palette for anyone on your list. It retails for $62.
With the success of their Love Your Selfie Kit last year, Pür Minerals has released a Love Your Selfie 2. This travel-friendly collection features everything you need to get up close and personal with your camera in a flash. It features 8 eyeshadows to help to emphasise your eyes this season, with no filter needed. These never-seen-before shades, in both warm and cool, shimmer and matte shades will instantly take you from work to play, day to night. Its formulated with vitamin E to create an incredibly silky smooth and soft texture that helps conditions the skin. The kit also contains a bronzer, universal blush, baking powder highlighter, creamy lip pencil, fully charged mascara and a high-shine lip gloss. Create completely natural, picture-perfect looks in seconds. It retails for $49.
Avon True Color For the Love of Makeup Artist Palette is a budget-friendly palette designed to colour and contour. It comes in a sleek, glossy, black palette with 30 colourful and neutral eyeshadows, 2 highlighters, 3 blushes, a contour shades, along with 5 lip glosses and 3 makeup applicators. Have mixing and matching the eyeshadow colours to create your own unique look. It comes in an array of both shimmer, matte, metallic and satin. The blushes helps to add a pop of colour to the cheeks, whereas the highlight shades help to create an all-over glow. The lip glosses can be worn on their own or paired over your fave lipstick for a glossy finish. It retails for $30.