Regardless of how you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, one makeup trend binds all beauty fans together: sparkle. And the holiday 2019 eyeshadow palettes certainly step up to the shimmery, glitter-dusted plate. Like a gold lamé dress thrown on for New Year's Eve, a metallic eyeshadow palette can put you in the holiday party mood faster than a glass of egg nog (or any of your neighbor's caroling).
You have more than a few shopping choices to make this year, too. Everyone from Pat McGrath Labs to NYX Professional Makeup have released eye-catching, shimmer-heavy eyeshadow palettes for the holiday season — with gold being a key color amongst them all. Then again, it seems as if you can find a glittery palette no matter your favorite color: The LORAC x Rachel Zoe holiday capsule collection offers up glitzy greens, while the MAC Cosmetics holiday 2019 collection revolves around rosy shades of pink and plum.
There are even palettes for those who prefer to keep their holiday parties and makeup collection entirely separate. While both launched before Halloween even arrived, NARS and NYX turned to the late '70s for end-of-year soirée inspiration. Or, more specifically, the glamour of a lively dance floor. NYX's Love Lust Disco collection captures the warm tones and bold metallics of the era, whereas NARS' Studio 54 collection zeroes in on the iconic club (via reds, pinks, and neutrals that'll pop against any party ensemble).
And what do all of these launches mean for you? As of now, you may have no clue what you'll be wearing to any holiday party on your schedule — but at the very least your makeup look is about to be sorted. Ahead, eight recently released holiday eyeshadow palettes that don't skimp on the party-ready sparkle.
Pat McGrath's holiday vision includes this palette's sparkly jewel tones and a one-of-a-kind duochrome emerald.
Majorly versatile, this eye-and-face palette will inspire you to explore shades that may be new to you (like that perfectly rosy pink).
Although it's more inspired by its Studio 54 roots than its holiday timing, NARS' new palette packs all the sparkle you could ask for from a pre-winter release.
On the other hand, Too Faced's new Gingerbread Extra Spicy palette is *definitely* a holiday-themed release. (It even smells like the cookie.)
Step into holiday party season with this huge 24-shadow palette — which also includes a Tarteist Gel Liner and Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara.
Affordable and definitely sparkly, this palette from the new LORAC x Rachel Zoe collab delivers plenty of holiday shimmer.
MAC Cosmetics' holiday compact is somehow both simple and striking; it includes everyday beiges plus a shimmery pink and dreamy dark neutral.