There’s a certain joy associated with owning really pretty makeup palettes. They sit proudly perched on a shelf somewhere in your home, in full view for passers-by to appreciate and comment on. But along with the joy of owning gorgeous products comes a distinct resistance to actually using them, lest you taint their beauty. Our solution? Buy two: one for display and one to use.
1. Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette
These Hourglass palettes look like pretty, shimmery sand dunes from another planet. Don’t you wish they were big enough to picnic on top of?
2. Too Faced Love Palette
All the detail that goes into this “Love Palette” by Too Faced makes us fall in love instantly. Perhaps that was the plan all along…
3. Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Eyeshadow Palette
OK, so this palette is plain gorgeous, but you're going to have a really (like, really, really, really) hard time not using it because it is legit. This palette collab between BECCA and Jaclyn Hill features five different shades — the shimmery gold is a favorite — that will create the smoky eyes of your dreams.
4. Paul & Joe 100 Papillons de Printemps Palette
Pretty much every product by Paul & Joe is covetable for its packaging alone, and this limited edition Papillons de Printemps Palette is no exception. Opening the palette conjures childhood memories of those whimsical pop up books.
5. Chantecaille Protect The Wolves Palette
Not only does this Chantecaille palette have wolves pressed into the product, five percent of the proceeds are donated to the Conservation Northwest organization. That means you can have your pretty makeup and protect the wolves, too.
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7. Tarte Showstopper Eye and Cheek Clay Palette
We’re so used to seeing palettes in square or rectangle form, so this circular deviation from the norm makes Tarte’s Showstopper Clay Palette instantly intriguing. The colors are soft and feminine, and the purple snakeskin and gold exterior only add to the prettiness.
8. Aerin Kaleidolight Face & Eye Palette
This palette by Aerin Beauty is a geometric pastel dream, only even dreams couldn’t conjure up something this lovely. The gold casing it’s housed in makes you feel like a modern day Marie Antoinette.