The holidays are all about sparkle, and no, we’re not talking about an overload of glitter. Instead, think of a subtle shimmer that leaves you looking bright and beautiful. That’s the inspiration behind Bobbi Brown’s Caviar and Oyster Palette ($75, bobbibrowncosmetics.com), which includes eight eye shadows with rich caviar and pearlescent black shades, as well as Ballet Sparkle, a sheer shimmer that can be worn on the cheeks or eyes.
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Not that you ever would, but it’s nice to know that if you wanted to change your eye shadow every hour of the day, you could with this palette ($15, nyxcosmetics.com). The selection of jewel-toned colors are sure to make someone’s holidays brighter.
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Packaged like a delicious box of chocolates, this kit ($59, sephora.com) is a collection of palettes for the face. It includes four eye shadow palettes (nude, golden, bronze, smoky), a cream eye liner palette, and a cheek and lip palette. This chocolate substitute will satisfy your beauty craving and is calorie-free!
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Whether you want a subtle hint of color or something bright and vivid, this Pixi palette ($34, target.com) has you covered. With three cheek colors, two bronzers, one face glow, four eye base shades and 16 eye shadows, the receiver of this kit won’t want for anything.
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This palette is the perfect gift for the lady that is both a beauty and animal lover. Not only does this Chantecaille set ($82, chantecaille.com) feature four new eye shades with an elephant embossed onto each one, but five percent of proceeds will be donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an organization that rescues, fosters and releases baby elephants orphaned by ivory poaching. Talk about a feel-good gift!
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Considered the Holy Grail of palettes, the Sephora Blockbuster kit ($49.50, sephora.com) is talked about all year round. With over 64 eye shadows, 48 lip glosses and so much more, we can see why.
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The name “Lip Library” conjures up an image of a library with stacks and stacks of lip palettes. We guess we can start with this book of festive lip colors and treatments from Bite Beauty ($36, sephora.com).
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This isn’t your typical holiday palette ($65, sephora.com). Don’t expect any red lip colors or green eye shadows from this set. Instead, look out for Twinkling Purple and Sparkling Turquoise, among other colors inspired by the glamour and grit of Debbie Harry’s downtown scene.
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This particular palette ($29.99, avon.com) is visually stunning! It opens up to reveal 36 eye shadows, 36 lip glosses, six blushes and applicators. We just can’t believe how affordable it is.
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Sometimes a little simplicity can go a long way, which is why we adore this Edward Bess palette ($75, sephora.com). Instead of crazy eye colors, it focuses on one thing: a pretty, pink pout. There are eight beautifully pigmented shades of pink with a full-size lip brush. And once you try Edward Bess’ great formula, it’s hard to go back to anything else.
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Did you hear that? Angels just sang for this amazing kit ($35, nordstrom.com). With 84 eye shadows, 60 lips colors, three blush shades, two all-over color bricks and eight tools, you can’t possibly go wrong giving this to someone you love. The real trick will be parting with it.
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Too Faced combined their bestsellers and some exclusive products in this pretty tin container ($52, sephora.com). With 16 eye shadows, two blushes, two bronzers, a highlighter, and a face primer, this may just be the palette you need to gift to yourself.
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This lipstick quad ($42.50, sephora.com) is not for the faint of heart. Known for their loud, vivid colors, Illamasqua does not disappoint this time around. Fable (a matte bubblegum pink), Plunge (a bright poppy pink), Corrup (hot pink), and Over (a matte vibrant coral) are all included, just waiting to be worn out on a hot date.
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It’s called the ultimate palette ($59, smashbox.com) for a reason. With six cheek colors, nine cream eye liners, six lip glosses, and 45 eye shadows, this set can help you to create any makeup look under the sun.
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The best feature of this snowflake-shaped palette ($39, stilacosmetics.com) is that the 18 eye shadows and 12 cheek colors can be worn wet or dry. That means your eye liners and cheek stains are built in. And you can always top off your look with the waterproof volumizing mascara that’s included.
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Laura Mercier is known for amazing tinted moisturizer, so imagine how incredible her makeup palette ($98, lauramercier.com) is. This collection of eight eye colors, five lip glazes and four cream cheek colors is perfect for the woman who loves quality beauty brands.
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Know someone who is ultra chic and has an eye for style? This MAC eye kit ($39.50, maccosmetics.com) might just be the perfect gift for her. You can even choose a warm, bronze or neutral version.
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