SINGAPORE – We all love a pretty holiday palette that tugs our heartstrings, especially with its visual aesthetics. Not only they’re an investment piece(s), they make for a great travel carry-on as it takes up less space.
We take a look at some of this year’s holiday beauty palettes that’s going to wow your friends and partners, with its cornucopia of shades.
Dior Holiday 2019 multi use palette, POA
This limited-edition set is shaped like a minaudière clutch, which we’re sure you can’t wait to whip it out, at each possible opportunity you have. It comes in best-selling eyeshadow shades, blush shades and with their iconic red lipstick shades too, for that much-needed touch-ups.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Quad, $100
Don’t go leaving your home, without that sheen on your cheeks. This limited-edition Hourglass Blush quad palette comes with four blush colours that’s infused with ambient lighting powder or strobe powder to capture light.
Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Eyeshadow Palette, $130
The Queen of Glow has bestow us a starry eyeshadow palette, why thank you! Makeup artist Charlotte Tilburry imagines four hypnotic eye glow looks that can take you anywhere, seven days a week - just by creating a natural look, a sophisticated smokey eye or a molten gold goddess gaze - this compact is a lifesaver.
Too Faced Christmas Cookie House Party Breakaway Palette Eye, $84
Get ready for Christmas the sweet way with this collection of gorgeous gingerbread-scented eye shadows and face products in a fun breakaway palette.
You’ll get exclusive deluxe Melted Matte Gingerbread Man Lipstick, deluxe Shadow Insurance 24-Hour Eye Shadow Primer, and Better Than Sex Mascara for voluptuous volume and dramatic lashes that are always party-ready.
Smashbox Cosmic Celebration Planetary Cheek Palette, $29
When the planets align and the light is right, these three multifaceted cheek shades help skin glow like the brightest star in the solar system. The blendable, velvety-smooth formula melts into skin without emphasising uneven texture. Then, add dimension and definition with the two highlighters and blush included in this palette.
Shades include: Highlighter in Sugar & Space (Warm Pink Sparkle, White Pink Duo Chrome and Warm Rose Gold Shimmer), Highlighter in Heart & Solar (Champagne Shimmer, Warm Bronze and Gold Sparkle) and Blush in Planet Out (Coral, Light Pink and Watermelon).
Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Quads, $95
British makeup artist needs no introduction; her eponymous line is always a hit amongst beauty junkies. For this eyeshadow quads, McGrath concocted hybrid formulations that combine the best features of powder, cream and fluid textures to deliver high pick up and opulent colours. Choose your beauty weapon of choice.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Carli Bybel eyeshadow palette, POA
Anastasia Beverly Hills Carli Bybel Palette is a limited-edition palette created in collaboration with iconic beauty influencer Carli Bybel. Featuring 14 of Carli’s can’t-live-without shades, this versatile collection lets you achieve everything from your go-to daytime makeup looks to shimmery nighttime smoky eyes.
Zoeva Caramel Melange Voyager Cocotte, $38
Accent your eyes and face with deliciously sweet shades at home or on-the-go with this palette. The palette contains a travel-size Caramel Melange Voyager Eyeshadow Palette and a Caramel Melange Highlighting Powder Palette.
Becca Pop Goes The Glow, $63
This carry-on palette is on this editor’s radar for its multi-use of shades, that you could use to highlight, blush, bronze, and define your eyes. One carry-on to rule it all! It takes a good three swipes to get the deep colour intensity if you’re using your fingers, but if you’re using a brush, always shake off extra powder before applying on your eyelids. Featuring colours like champagne pop, their best-selling soft gold colour with shimmering pinky-peach pearls; pink creme, a dusty rose with gold shimmer; truffle, warm bronze with gold shimmer; and berry, a mulberry shade with pink shimmer.
Tarte Winter Wonderglam Luxe Palette, POA
We always love a good brand or two, that promotes cruelty-free products and uses Amazonian clay, which is a moisturising ingredient. This season, Tarte has up the ante with their luxurious Winter Wonderglam palette, which features 24 eyeshadows, a deluxe mascara, deluxe gel liner and double-ended brush, all encased in a glamourous sequined packaging.
It’s like carrying a black tie purse!
We absolutely can’t get enough of their glitter shadows; with Party Time, Jewel, Gangsta Wrapper being our favourites. Will you just look at the swatches?
Sephora Frosted Party Dreams Multi Palette, $60
Classy matte or peppy makeup? Whatever mood you’re in, this palette has a solution! We love how there’s a beauty tutorial attached to the palette, so you can create multiple looks with 20 eyeshadows, three face powders and Cream Lip Stain No. 13 in Marvelous Mauve.
Take for example, the intensity of matte colour 11, which has a beautiful purple sheen. The colour builds up with just a few layers, and we’d top up with glitter colour 12 for a night out with friends. But don’t take our words for granted; try on the matte and shimmery eyeshadows for yourself.