Year End is always associated with festive season, not only from the most welcomed big holidays break but its also considered as the perfect time to shop. Retail companies and malls are having their end of year sale, and beauty department always have their holiday gift selections. It’s that time of year that’s worth the wait because this is the time where major cosmetic companies come out with their holiday palettes!
I note that there are no less than 25 palette products were released approaching December 2012, some of them are part of the brand’s latest collection. For holiday palettes, some of them offer a huge color selection in one palette where others stick with function and perfect-for-gift packaging.
With so many available, though not in Indonesia but at least they’re available online. These are my 7 top picks from the holiday palettes. I purposely put Urban Decay out of the table as they’ve gotten too much attention already.
1. Bobbi Brown Bellini Palette ($75)
It’s just simply irresistible, for a natural look seeker. 10 eye shadows to mix and match, giving a shimmery and light-capturing look. A classy and long lasting choice- perfect for a fresh natural look during the holidays, without too many colors involved.
2. Too Faced Sweet Indulgence Palette ($52)
Well maybe Too Faced had some issue regarding their color-pigmentation performance, but this palette really is something! Just take a look at the detailed review here. No wonder many customers fell in love with it. 16 eye shadow, blushes, bronzers (I just don’t get why Too Faced really likes to put bronzers on its palettes), highlight, shadow insurance, just all you need on the go. Plus, they have these 3 get-the-look cards! A savior for beginners, isn’t it?
3. Laura Mercier Glamour Wardrobe Dual Decker Palette ($98)
A sleek black packaging more suitable for career women, than for a holiday occasion. It comes with eight well-chosen eye shadows and a range of five lip colors and four cheek colors. It’s easily stowed away in a purse, briefcase, or tote bag — ready to create the perfect look and better color payoff.
4. Disney Cinderella Palette ($55)
I don’t know if Sephora had come up with Disney series palette in the past, I found this is the first palette wholly inspired from a Disney movie. A 20-pieces eye shadow palette, and all colors are derived from Cinderella original movie scenes. For packaging junkie, the palette artwork is something worth collecting. Created by Disney’s portrayal of Cinderella’s magical moment with elaborate silver and gold detailing. Anyway, their color choices resemble Urban Decay palette, don’t you think?
5. Trish McEvoy Voyager Collection Glamorous Beauty ($85)
This must-have mini makeup kit is filled with the mistake-proof colors and tools you need for emergency touch-ups on-the-go. The fashionable pink pouch gives a glamour touch to your travel bag, yet functional with all eye shadows, blushes, concealer, lip colors-packed inside. On top of that, six of Trish’s iconic performance-driven brushes are also included.
6. Bare Minerals ‘White Hot’ Palette ($39)
I never second guessed a good palette that contains simple choices inside. Instead of giving you too many color selections, this palette just go with one look that’s perfect for everyone. Stowed in a stunningly hot gold case, this is what you’re looking for if you seek a practical and ready-in-a-minute makeup.
7. Tarte Carried Away Collection ($54)
Travel beautifully with this impressive Tarte’s essential. Tarte has decided to do something different than its regular palette. Inside the classic gold and plum travel case are 8 lip glosses, a brush, a blush, a mini mascara as well as their face powder. Is that all? No! Behind the mirror is an eye shadow palette containing 24 full- sized colors to choose from, 4 of which are matte shades.
From the choices above, I have to say TARTE Carried Away Collection is my favorite, giving its price and everything you get inside. I love the packaging, the practical array of kits inside, and the big mirror, yet they still made it in a slender case! So, what about you? Which one is your favorite?