December 9, 2015
We all know that one person who collects more eyeshadow palettes than she can actually use.
SHISEIDO FESTIVE CAMELLIA
A collaboration between Shiseido and Yohji Yamamoto’s fashion label Y, this palette is all about the camellia flower. The six shades inside multitask as both eye and face colours.
$120, Shiseido counters
LAURA MERCIER MASTER CLASS COLOUR ESSENTIALS COLLECTION
Twelve eyeshadow colours, two tightline eyeliners, one kohl eye pencil, two double-ended brushes plus three cheek colours thrown in – no wonder they call this a master class.
$180, Laura Mercier counters at TANGS at Tang Plaza, Takashimaya D.S. and Robinsons The Heeren
GIVENCHY LA PALETTE GLACÉE
This palette delivers extra shine, with three iridescent, mostly neutral colours that blend nicely into the other three matte ones. Think of this as a delectable chocolate dessert, but in the form of an eyeshadow palette.
$105, Givenchy counters at BHG and Metro stores and Sephora
BOBBI BROWN STERLING NIGHTS EYE PALETTE
Every Bobbi Brown collection comes with an anchor eyeshadow palette, and of course this latest one is no exception. The nine shades are meant to bring to mind a star-studded sky, making them suitable for nighttime looks.
$125, Bobbi Brown stores and counters
URBAN DECAY NAKED VAULT VOLUME II
Okay, this is insane: all the Naked palettes ever made in one set, enough to make any Naked fan love you forever. We’re pretty sure this is more than a lifetime’s worth of eyeshadow.
SEPHORA COLOUR WONDERLAND PALETTE
Besides the fact that there are a whopping 78 colours in here, Sephora has cleverly organised the shades such that the neutral ones are on one side, and the more vibrant ones are on the other. Also, the colours that tend to be used more (i.e. more wearable) come in bigger amounts.
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY STYLE EYE-CON IN THE FREE SPIRIT
Marc Jacobs named this limited edition palette after model Charlotte Free, and the 20 shades (18 are new) in this have as much attitude as the pink-haired beauty, spanning tones of green, blue, purple and gold.
TARTE LIGHT OF THE PARTY COLLECTOR’S MAKEUP CASE
The sequined case opens to reveal 24 eyeshadow colours on one side, plus a pop-out travel palette on the other that comes complete with three more cheek and contour colours. And then there’s the deluxe eyeshadow brush and mascara – and it’s all under $100. Pretty awesome, if we must say so ourselves.
STILA A WHOLE LOT OF LOVE GIFT SET
It’s hard not to feel happy looking at the 20 cheery pastel and shimmery eye colours packed into this pretty palette. Bonus: There are four cheek colours, plus a deluxe mascara too.
M.A.C ENCHANTED EVE MAUVE EYE SHADOW X 6
Six shades of soft purple that will cover day and night looks. We really like the special M.A.C Holiday packaging too, which makes the palette look like a cute accessory.
$90, M.A.C stores and counters
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