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8 Holiday Makeup Palettes to Get You in the Spirit

We’ve got your lids (and cheeks) covered.

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Shopping for a beauty aficionado can be tricky because there are so many factors to consider. You want to snag an item that’s budget-friendly yet substantial enough to hold its own. A run-of-the-mill lipstick might not be the right shade, and a tub of face cream might not be compatible with his or her skin type.

Well, take it from a beauty maven herself: One can never have too many palettes. And with the multitude of pigment options enclosed in these festive covers, there’s bound to be a shade they’ll use. So if you are shopping for a verified beauty lover this holiday season, find some gifting inspiration in our favorite picks, below.

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This Barbie-Themed Palette
PÜR X Barbie Endless Possibilities Signature Pressed Pigments Palette
PÜR amazon.com
$34.00

What more fitting way to get glam than with a Barbie-themed collab? Pur’s palette features 12 glorious pigments in a mix of shimmer, glitter, and matte shades. And it even comes with a skincare benefit: its blend of green tea, ginseng and vitamin B is packed with antioxidants to help achieve a healthier-looking complexion. 

This Neutral Palette
Naked Honey Palette
Urban Decay sephora.com
$49.00

A continuation of Urban Decay’s iconic Naked palette, Honey boasts a slew of tans, browns, and golden hues that can be used to create anything from daytime matte to sultry metallic. 

This Full Face Palette
Party Like A Flockstar Palette
Benefit Cosmetics hsn.com
$34.00

This flamingo-inspired palette is your one-stop shop for all your makeup needs: It features two shades of Benefit’s iconic Hoola bronzer, complete with blushes, eyeshadows, and lip colors. 

This Stunning Palette
Hypnose 5-Pan Eyeshadow Palette in 10 Corail
Lancôme hsn.com
$50.00

Lancôme’s palette of five carefully curated corals looks like they were plucked right out of the most gorgeous sunset you’ve ever laid eyes on. The buttery, pigmented texture glides on in one effortless swipe. 

This Next-Level Blush Palette
Ambient Lighting Blush Palette in Ghost
Hourglass sephora.com
$58.00

Feast your eyes on Hourglass quad, which combines four warm-hued blushes under one sleek palette lid.  The pigments are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique—meaning “to mix” in Italian—so it creates amazing blendability and super uniform color, with no streaks in sight.

This Smoky Eye Palette
Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in Modern Glamour
Chanel chanel.com
$28.00

You can layer your eyelids with any combination of smoky shades from Chanel’s shadow quad. True to the name, the four powders come in four finishes (matte, satiny, iridescent, and metallic), that when combined deliver a prismatic effect that can only be described as modern glam.

This Festive Palette
Star Scene Cheek Palette
NARS ulta.com
$42.00

A palette that emulates the glitz and glamour of the holiday season? We are so in. NARS’ holographic packaging is inspired by the nightclub’s sparkling scene. The two peachy blushes and shimmering highlighter in this scintillating trifecta will make your cheeks look like you’ve been dancing all night long.

This Bronzer Palette
Chromatic Bronze Highlight and Contour Palette
L'Oréal Paris ulta.com
$14.99

After sweeping the matte bronzer across your cheekbones, add one (or all three) of the powder highlighters for a seriously sculpted glow. 

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