'Tis the season to eating way too much of your mom's cooking, drinking with your college friends, and for your favorite makeup brands, releasing new palettes you're just going to need to have.
Too Faced, Kat Von D, ColourPop, Kevyn Aucoin, and Urban Decay are five brands whose palettes are guaranteed to be the reason you go over your holiday gifting budget this year. But, if you're asking us, you deserve to treat yourself, too.
New Years Eve-ready metallic smoky eyes, highlighter that will make your cheekbones look as good as a glazed doughnut, and pastel haloed eyeshadow are just a few of the looks you'll be able to add into your rotation of looks this winter by way of these palettes' shades.
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1. Urban Decay O.N.S. Afterglow Highlighter Palette
Whatever level of glow you're after, you'll find it housed in Urban Decay's quad of highlighters. The palette includes all four shades of the brand's cult-favorite Afterglow Highlighter—a creamy, easily blendable formula that promises stay on as late as you plan on staying out.
Urban Decay | $34
2. Too Faced White Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced's latest eyeshadow palette confirms the fact that there's no bad time to indulge in dessert. Each of the 16 matte and shimmery shades are infused with real cocoa powder and smell just like you guessed it: chocolate. Use the pastel shades for a subtle wash of color across your lids, or mix and match the lighter shades with the darker ones for a soft smoky eye.
Too Faced | $49
3. Kevyn Aucoin Electropop Pro Eyeshadow Palette
If one look at Kevyn Aucoin's eyeshadow palette reminds you of the glam eyeshadow looks you see in photos of Studio 54 in its heyday, then it's exactly what you need to take your LBD to the next level this holiday season. Mix and match the metallic shades for an eye makeup look that's going to be the talk of any party you attend.
Kevyn Aucoin | $57
4. ColourPop Golden State of Mind Pressed Powder Shadow Palette
There might be a lack of daylight throughout the winter, but things will seem a little brighter thanks to ColourPop's eyeshadow palette of neutral and bold shades inspired by the sunny California coast.
ColourPop | $26
5. Kat Von D Beauty Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette
There's highlighters, and then there's the trio of light-reflecting shade in Kat Von D's compact. The trio of highlighters are packed with micro-crystals that shimmer and shift color with every move you make. Wear them alone, or layer them for your most poppin' highlight yet.
Kat Von D | $36