The best part about the holidays isn’t the presents, and it’s not the chance to over-indulge in bubbly on a week day and write it off as just being “festive.” It’s the opportunity to experiment with different looks while you have a jam-packed schedule of decadent parties to attend. To make sure you’re looking your most glamourous while hopping from one cocktail soiree to the next, here are the top five holiday make-up palettes to keep you sparkling into 2014.
Benefit Peek-A-Bright Eyes, $38
What’s In It: Three eye shadows and Benefit’s creamy brightener, Eye Bright.
Why It Rocks: Sure, every girl touches up her lipstick mid-party, but the genius who gives her eyes a quick contour and glow gets more action under the mistletoe.
Too Faced Joy to the Girls, $54 ($320 value)
What’s In It: 15 rich and highly pigmented matte and shimmer shadows along with a full-size LashGASM Mascara.
Why It Rocks: The mega-palette looks like a book and therefore fits non-chalantly into your briefcase for the pre-office party makeover… and it would cost about $320 in total to buy each of items in the palette individually.
Stila Masterpiece Series Eye & Cheek Palettes, $58
What’s In It: Three art movement inspired makeup palettes (The Impressionist, The Minimalist and The Modernist) along with a fourth book featuring makeup tutorials on how to get different looks from femme fatale to girl next door.
Why It Rocks: It’s fun to change up your look as your bounce from one party to the next and go from the family holiday feast to the New Year’s Eve celebrations. This gives you all the tools and easy to follow how-to instructions.
Balm Voyage Holiday Face Palette, $42.50
What’s In It: 16 eye shadows paired with three lip and cheek creams.
Why It Rocks: Besides the adorable jet-set packaging, this palette is carry-on friendly.
Tom Ford Eye Colour Quad In Golden Mink, $70
What’s In It: Four eye shadows in complementing shades in four different finishes: sheer sparkle, satin, shimmer and matte.
Why It Rocks: It’s Tom Ford. Need we say more?