We know you’re already counting down to Christmas, because we certainly are!
The best part about Christmas for a beauty junkie is undeniably the fact that beauty brands are releasing all the new, limited-edition products that you want to have, pronto. One of the most exciting makeup products is definitely the eyeshadow palette – think the most outrageous, most glittery, most flattering, AND the most number of shades in one palette!
However, it can get a little overwhelming, considering that every brand is releasing an eyeshadow palette (sometimes even multiple palettes!), and you can’t keep track of what’s worth buying this Christmas.
We’ve rounded up all the newest eyeshadow palettes that will definitely put you in a festive mood. Whether you want to give them to a fellow makeup enthusiast, use the palettes only when you hit pan on your existing ones, or open them immediately for that extravagant Christmas makeup look, we won’t judge – go forth and gather all those beautiful palettes ASAP!
1. Innisfree Mood Up Party Palette
The quirky and colourful cover has already gotten us hooked, and the shades inside are enough to get us paying for this at the cashier already.
Innisfree has launched the Mood Up Party Palette that consists of 12 eyeshadows in a variety of finishes from crystal glitter to matte. Whether you are headed to a family gathering or heading out for a Christmas dinner with your loved one, there are so many different looks you can create with these long-lasting, silky shadows!
What we also love is the fact that the palette also features blushes in 4 universally-flattering shades: you can either wear them separately or layer together to add dimension to your face for that extra glamorous photo you want to post on social media.
Innisfree Mood Up Party Palette retails at SGD55 in all Innisfree stores.
2. Etude House Red-Nosed Reindeer Play Color Eyes Mini Palette (Cutest packaging!)
Etude House never fails to delight us with their cute Christmas packaging every year, and this year we’re absolutely in love with this mini eyeshadow palette that features Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer!
The Red-Nosed Reindeer Play Color Eyes Mini Palette comes with a unique furry, shearling cover that you can’t stop touching – we know because we’ve been there.
It is a travel-friendly size that features trendy autumn/winter colours that are suited for those who like to add a pop of colour and glam to their eyes. The shades of berry, champagne, and brown are also suitable for use every day after Christmas, be it to create a smokey berry eye or a sweet and enchanting burgundy daytime look.
Etude House Red-Nosed Reindeer Play Color Eyes Mini Palette retails at SGD29 in all Etude House stores and Lazada.
3. HERA Holiday Multi-Palette
Here’s one eyeshadow palette that is as fun as it looks!
Available in two colour variants – Red and Brown, there are six shades in each palette with a variety of textures in matte, shimmer and glitter finishes. These are designed to be used as a blush, contour, and eyeshadow.
Each shade in the palette is assigned with a unique number, and if you are feeling spontaneous and lucky, you can play a game inspired by dice, where you randomly pick three numbered shades and mix to create unpredictable colour combinations!
HERA Holiday Multi-Palette retails at SGD88 in HERA Takashimaya counter and ION Orchard boutique.
4. Sephora Collection Glacial Glow Eyeshadow & Highlight Palette
Every year, beauty junkies look forward to Sephora Collection’s palettes with bated breath because the brand is known to have some of the biggest, most extravagant palettes out there that you can find during Christmas!
One of our favourites includes this multi-tasking face and eye palette that comes with a large mirror and contains two highlighters and 20 eyeshadow shades in a variety of finishes (12 eye-catching pearlescent and metallic shadows and eight creamy matte shadows).
There is also a good mix of wearable nudes and some eye-catching neon shades that can get you started on the neon trend if you haven’t already, so we think this definitely makes an especially good palette for beginners!
Sephora Collection Glacial Glow Eyeshadow & Highlight Palette retails at SGD65 in Sephora stores and website.
5. Sephora Collection Winter Eyes Eyeshadow Palette (Best deal alert!)
Yes, your eyes are not fooling you – this is a palette with 16 shades that costs only SGD32, which means you essentially pay just SGD2 per colour!
This palette may contain almost everything you want and need, and we are not even exaggerating: the assortment of 16 shades, from shimmery nude and brown, to metallic grey, matte taupe and intense green, is more than enough for you to create any look you like without having to splurge on multiple palettes.
We think this may sell out pretty soon, so grab this while you can!
Sephora Collection Winter Eyes Eyeshadow Palette retails at SGD32 in Sephora stores and website.
6. tarte Winter Wonderglam Luxe Eye Palette
We fell head over heels for this wonderful palette the moment we laid our eyes on it – and it’s not just because the shades are all so gorgeous!
tarte’s festive Winter Wonderglam Eye Palette gives you access to 24 multi-finish shadow formulas, mascara, liner, and shadow brush for just SGD88. Yes, that’s right – you get an amazing 24 eyeshadow shades in matte, glittery and shimmery finishes, as well as the Lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara and the Tarteist™ gel liner!
This is definitely one of the best deals you should snag before the holiday season is over – your future self will thank you for your foresight!
tarte Winter Wonderglam Luxe Eye Palette retails at SGD88 in Sephora stores and website.
7. Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Eyeshadow Quad: Nocturnal Nirvana
It’s all about bling, bling, and more bling during Christmas, and this palette from Pat McGrath Labs is the fastest way to up your eyeshadow game so that you look spectacular from dusk to dawn.
The eyeshadow quad contains luxurious jewel tones of turquoise, rich purple, duo-chrome emerald, and a diamond sparkle white gold – a brilliant combination of the most vivid colours you can possibly dream of.
In addition, the unique formula that combines powder, cream, and fluid textures makes this extremely easy to apply. All it takes is one swipe for an opulent payoff that stuns.
Pat McGrath Labs Blitz Astral Eyeshadow Quad: Nocturnal Nirvana retails at SGD95 in Sephora stores and website.
8. Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eye To Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette (Limited Edition)
Work your magic and hypnotise everyone with the most captivating eye makeup look, thanks to the new festive palette from Charlotte Tilbury.
Be it a natural rosy glow, a sophisticated smokey eye, or a bronzed goddess look, anything and everything is possible with the Starry Eye to Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette – so long as you get this limited edition palette before it’s too late!
Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eye to Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette (Limited Edition) retails at SGD130 in Sephora stores and website.
9. Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pops
If you want a palette that packs a punch of glittery power, the Luxury Palette of Pops will do just the trick.
This eyeshadow quad includes four shades that glimmer with translucent sparkle to make your eyes pop and contain pearl pigments for a magical finish, not forgetting a magical luminosity to the pigments and a soft, silky feel that is simply irresistible.
You can either swipe this evenly across your lids for a statement look or focus the buttery, shimmery shades on the middle of your lids so that you can add subtle dimension to your eyes.
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette of Pops retails at SGD90 in Sephora stores and online.
10. NARS Inferno Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition)
No Christmas eyeshadow palette is truly complete without the classic berry red shades and swanky glitter, so NARS has made sure to pack them all into this sparkly palette for everything you need to turn the heat on at every party you are at.
We have our eyes on Love And Desire, a shimmering black that you can use to create the most intense smokey eyes, as well as Come To Me, a blinding shade of metallic rust that will make sure everyone only has their eyes on you.
NARS Inferno Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition) retails at SGD85 in NARS counters, Sephora stores and online.
11. M.A.C Cosmetics Star-sighting Eyeshadow Compact (Neutral)
Christmas is never complete without stars, so you’ll find lots of them in the Star-sighting Eyeshadow Compact.
Packed with an even mix of neutral mattes and meteoric Dazzleshadows, you’ll find yourself reaching this way after Christmas is over – after all, no one said you can’t be a star everyday!
M.A.C Cosmetics Star-sighting Eyeshadow Compact (Neutral) retails at SGD55 in M.A.C boutique & counters and Sephora online.
12. Nudestix Nude Rose Gold Eye Palette (Limited Edition) (Most wearable shades!)
If you don’t fancy eye-popping neon shades or find that Christmas colours of red and green are not quite your thing, Nudestix’s limited-edition rose-gold themed palette will be right up your alley.
This palette includes six long-wearing eye pencils that provide intense colour, precise lining, highlight and lid priming for all-day wear. They are also waterproof and crease-proof, so even they will stay put on the oiliest of eyelids through all those Christmas dinners and holiday parties.
Nudestix Nude Rose Gold Eye Palette (Limited Edition) retails at SGD92 in Sephora stores and online.
13. Natasha Denona Coral Eyeshadow Palette
Made with Natasha’s legendary saturated pure colour pigments, and infused with dazzling chroma crystals and luminous mineral pearls in a hydrating liquid base, the newest Coral Eyeshadow Palette is everything we want – and more!
Although all the shades can be worn alone, we highly recommend layering Abalone over the mattes – this luminous topper instantly adds oomph to even the most mundane of eyeshadow shades so that your eyes truly shine even among the bright Christmas lights.
Natasha Denona Coral Eyeshadow Palette retails at SGD72 in Sephora stores and online.
14. Anastasia Beverly Hills Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette
Mix and match your way with 14 all-new shades in matte, metallic, shimmer or duo-chrome finishes and one pressed pigment shade (Cindy) that works beautifully as both an eyeshadow and a cheek colour. These are all personal favourites of beauty vlogger Carli Bybel, so you can now look just as Insta-ready.
P.S. this palette is also great for your skin – it is made free from parabens, gluten, or talc, is dermatologically tested, and won’t clog your pores!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Carli Bybel Eyeshadow Palette retails at SGD75 in Sephora stores and online.
15. Kat Von D Beauty Lolita Por Vida
Ready for a romantic Christmas evening with your special one?
Kat Von D’s Beauty Lolita Por Vida palette is all you need to bedazzle your other half (or even that guy you’ve been crushing on!) with 18 romantic shades in matte, shimmer, foil and super-glitter finishes that flatter every skin tone.
If you are planning to gift this to a girlfriend who needs some help in the romance department, we highly recommend buying another one for yourself as well since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!
Kat Von D Beauty Lolita Por Vida retails at SGD81 in Sephora stores and online.
16. Bobbi Brown Love In The Afternoon Eye Shadow Palette
Although Christmas is often associated with snow and ice, we can always do with a little toasty warmth.
Bobbi Brown’s Love In The Afternoon features eight warm eyeshadows in matte, metallic and chrome metal finishes that are easy to wear on any occasion, although we think they’ll look extra amazing when you pack on the shimmer for Christmas gatherings!
Bobbi Brown Love In The Afternoon Eye Shadow Palette retails at SGD65 in Bobbi Brown boutiques & counters, Sephora stores and online.
17. Laura Mercier Fine Art Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition)
Underneath the beautifully-illustrated cover lies eight light-reflecting sateen-shimmer shades, ranging from light to full-on pigment.
Tip: Use shade Noirest (a sparkly navy blue) as eyeliner if you are not too keen on sporting a cool eyeshadow tone!
Laura Mercier Fine Art Eyeshadow Palette retails at SGD80 in Laura Mercier counters, Sephora stores and online.
18. Stila Blue Realm Velvet Eye Shadow Palette
If you have been genetically blessed with cool undertones, you should definitely get this palette that comes with six pro-artist curated shades in three finishes: duo-chrome, metallic foil, and dimensional matte.
The silky, cream finish and strong colour payoff makes this more suitable to be used on their own, although there’s no stopping you from blending for an out-of-this-world look!
Stila Blue Realm Velvet Eye Shadow Palette retails at SGD44 in Sephora stores and online.
19. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Controversy Palette
Jeffree Star lives up to his reputation (both of being a reputable makeup guru and being often tangled in controversies) with the Mini Controversy Palette, which was created in collaboration with Shane Dawson.
All the nine eyeshadows are formulated for rich colour payoff without smudging, fading, or fallout – coupled with the travel-friendly size, this is one palette that you can, and will want to pack along for that upcoming Christmas vacation!
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Controversy Palette retails at USD28 on Beautylish.