Believe it or not, the holiday season is already in full swing. As soon as Halloween has come and gone, eager shoppers start their shopping and event planning. From buying the perfect something for everyone on your list to getting all dressed up for parties and dinners, it’s an exciting and busy time of the year. If you are RSVPing ‘yes’ to celebrations in-person or virtually, you may want to take your makeup routine up a notch.
Here, we found the most dazzling holiday makeup palettes of the season to make your eyes and lips pop. Buy a few for yourself or gift them to your beauty-lovin’ friend!
Eye Makeup Palette
There’s nothing quite like the crisp, cool air of a clear winter night when you can admire the stars above you. You can bring that same sparkle to your eyes with this luxe 16-shade palette. It features matte, satin and shimmer finishes, so you can find the right texture for your skin type. They’re long-lasting, so even if you stay up until sunrise, you’ll still have a polished look.
When you’re browsing for inspiration for your makeup look, are you someone who is drawn to the classics? If so, you’ll love the palettes from Barry M Cosmetics, which are perfect for the holiday season, and if we’re being honest, every day of the year.
When the weather outside is frightful, flowers are, well, not quite so delightful. You may not be able to have your garden in full bloom, but you can mimic the gorgeous shades of flower with this matte, shimmer and metallic glitter palette. There’s a mix of wet and dry formulas, allowing you to experiment. Best of all, it’s infused with flower extract, as well as almond and argan oil and shea and cocoa seed butter, making it a natural and eco-friendly option.
Classic and beautiful, Estee Lauder has been offered gorgeous and reliable makeup palettes for decades. This year is no different with this travel-friendly gift idea that features four eyeshadows, four lipsticks, a blush, a mascara, an eye pencil, a mirror, three applicators and a chic cosmetic clutch. When you’re visiting family and friends near and far, you won’t need more than this bad boy to arrive in style.
Your favorite part of the holiday season is jingling and mingling with your pals and colleagues. So for you, the evening turns into one party after another. This palette will take you throughout the night without a single smudge. Not only is it vegan, but the colors are super bold and bright, with a dash of glitter that will dazzle everyone.
As the clock strikes midnight on the last night of 2021, a New Year arrives, ready to bring wonder and charm to all. Hopefully, you’ll be able to join your closest friends for a night of dancing and fun, wearing sequins, and stilettos, of course! Inspired by the name, this palette will complete your sparkly look with six shades of velvet-smooth eyeshadows, as well as highlighting and contouring formulas too.
This year, you mastered the art of contouring, and you’re ready to show off your skills during the holiday season. For your happy hours, family gatherings, and Secret Santa brunch exchanges, this palette offers everything you need for an impressive makeup scheme, including three contour powders, four blush powders, three highlighting powders and one angled brush. They’re creamy, highly pigmented and easy to apply quickly for day or nighttime looks.
If you plan on stealing a smooch (or two) under the mistletoe, this lip kit will make you kiss-ready. It includes all you need to create a mysterious and glam look, all in a berry shade and hue. Pucker up!
When you attend a gala or another fancy event, you usually only take a small clutch for the evening. This means you’re limited on the size of your makeup for touch-ups. To the rescue for holiday gatherings is this pocket-size, wet-to-dry palette with four sections: eye base, shadow, lining and highlighting. As a bonus, castor oil makes the formula nourishing, giving it a more natural application.
Sometimes you’re feeling flirty and glam; other times you want to go natural. Not all holiday celebrations require the same style, and this palette is versatile. You can choose between glitter, foil, pearl, matte or warm nude finishes to create whatever style you need, when you need it. Plus, all of this brand’s products are cruelty-free, paraben-free, vegan, and made for him, her, them, and everyone.
Matte Liquid Lipsticks
All you want for Christmas is for Santa to bring you a little bit of love under the tree. For those who dream of romance in the winter and finally meeting that special person, this boxed collection will send good vibes your way. Complete with four shades that remind us of the journey of love — Survivor, Willpower, Soar, and Winner — you can change up your lip look with your festive dates.
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