15 Best Christmas palettes that make for envy-inducing presents
Christmas palettes to satisfy every beauty lover
Each year when the festive period rolls around, beauty lovers all over only have one mission in life: to secure all the limited edition, too-pretty-to-use palettes. And this year seems to be no exception. From Chanel’s ultra-luxe lion-embossed eye shadows and face palettes, to Shu Uemura’s delectable chocolate-inspired eyeshadow shades, to the Chantecaille face powder’s insanely beautiful packaging, it’s almost impossible to resist this year’s offerings. Plus, these exquisite palettes are all available in limited quantities so be sure to get yourself one before they literally fly off the shelves!
Even though it has been launched for a couple of months, the latest palette under the Urban Decay Naked range is still being snapped up by makeup lovers and novices alike. Featuring 12 universally flattering shades in varying textures, it is definitely versatility in a palette!
Sephora Collection Once Upon A Night Palette – Face Palette, $69
Let your imagination and creativity go wild with this palette that literally houses everything you need! With 78 eyeshadows, 24 lip glosses, six blushers, six highlighters and bronzers, four brow powders and 12 cream eyeliners, you will definitely be relying on this for a long time to come after Christmas!
Shu Uemura x La Maison du Chocolat Ganache & Praline Eye Palette in Dark Cacao, $98
With a name like this, do we really need more reason to buy this? Designed like a box of chocolates, this palette houses eight buttery soft and smooth eyeshadows that are inspired by shades of — you guessed it — chocolates, which makes this perfect for chocolate fans, or just about anyone who appreciates a good eyeshadow palette.
Tarte Pineapple Of My Eye Collector’s Set (Limited Edition), $85
Featuring this cute-as-a-button packaging, this palette holds 24 eyeshadow shades and four cheek colours. Plus, it also includes a lip colour and eyeliner so you have all the essentials for a flawless face.
Kat Von D Beauty Fetish Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition), $86
Never one to hold back, Kat Von D Beauty’s limited edition eyeshadow palette pushes you out of your comfort zone with 24 intensely pigmented eyeshadows that are surprisingly easy to pull off. Whether you use a brush or your fingers, the texture of the shades are super smooth for effortless blending.
Add a natural radiance to your complexion with this handy palette. Comprising of pink, gold and champagne hues, all you have to do is swirl a large powder brush over it, dust off excess and apply all over your face for a lit-from-within glow.
If you’re a die-hard neutral eyeshadow fan, look no further than this. Featuring the best neutral shades in matte and shimmery finishes—40 in total—you can virtually create any look you want to. There are also nine universally-flattering multi-use shades that work perfectly well to sculpt and highlight your cheeks.
How’s this for a glistening Christmas? Just like the multi-dimensional embossing, this three-in-one palette promises to accentuate your features so your skin will be flawless in your holiday selfies. Pigment packed and ultra-fine, these shades glide smoothly and can be buffed into skin for an enviable glow.
What more can a girl ask for than this lavish eyeshadow palette? Featuring the same creamy smooth formula that Dior’s known for, this limited edition palette is embossed with tiny stars. Each of the five shades are pigment packed, yet blend out effortlessly and flatter every skin tone.
Since the launch of the brand, its Killawatt Foil highlighter has been a favourite amongst fans, thanks to its dramatic pigment saturation and ease of use. This Christmas, Rihanna hits jackpot again with this palette, which houses seven all-new shades that are guaranteed to make every skin tone pop. We also love that you can also wear these on your lids for that tone-on-tone effect.
Comprising six eyeshadow shades with rose and brown undertones, they can be easily mixed and matched to flatter all skin tones and eye colours. Plus, the eyeshadow texture also makes application and blending easy. We love the universally flattering peachy pink blush and sheer highlighter, which can be layered over makeup to add a natural radiance.
To mark the beauty brand’s 20th anniversary, Chantecaille introduces this ultra-luxe pearls-encrusted face compact that will be a gorgeous addition to every discerning woman’s vanity. In addition to its gorgeous packaging, the brand new powder-balm it holds inside is the true star. Thanks to micro-fine pearl particles and light-reflecting technology, it acts as a line-softening filter, and gives skin an ethereal glowing effect without any unwanted shine.