Don't freak out, but it may be time to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping. Yes, it's that time of year again already, and if you're at a loss of where to start, behold the holiday eyeshadow palettes that will never lead you astray. Some are as glittery as the wrapping paper and lights synonymous with the upcoming months, and others contain timeless hues that are ideal for any time of year. Regardless, they're all equally worthy of being gifted.
The selection of palettes popping up this year cater to a range of tastes and preferences. You can get your fill of earthy tones with the mini version of Anastasia Beverly Hills' cult-favorite palette or keep the punchy summer looks going well into fall and winter with Midas Cosmetics' newest drop. Yes, whether they're stocking stuffers, the main attraction, or simply a "thinking of you" gift, ahead, you'll find eight eyeshadow palettes that will appease every type of beauty lover — from the smoky eye wearers to the fans of chromatic lids.
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Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit quite like an eyeshadow palette that smells like Christmas cookies. This 12-pan palette has a mix of warm and rusty neutral colors balanced out nicely by a handful of pink hues. It also comes with a highlighter and blush compact and a mini portion of the brand's Damn Girl Mascara, so you can complete the look.
Red lipstick is certainly a wintertime staple, but what about red eyeshadow? The unique range of shades in this Marc Jacobs Beauty palette makes you reconsider how you wear this iconic cold-weather color. And you may find yourself surprised at how versatile a cherry red can be when used on your lids.
While this palette technically launched during the summer, it's a perfect transitional set for creating the deeper, more mysterious looks that become standard in the winter. The browns and taupes are great for an everyday finish, but because the shadows are buildable and highly pigmented, you'll have no problem working from something basic to extravagant.