Palettes are more than an obsession. They’re a way of life – as essential as brunch and status updates. Check out our favorites, old and new. They have lots of buzz and rave reviews.
ANASTASIA MODERN RENAISSANCEEYESHADOW PALETTE
THE MIX: Fourteen neutral and berry shades that feel right – any season, day or night.
THE MOOD: Excuse me while I get my flirt on.
THE MUST-TRY COLORS: Antique Bronze (metallic sable with a satin finish) with a soft build on the outer corner of Love Letter (a raspberry with ultra-matte finish).
THE FANS SAY: “Every time I use it I find I have a good makeup day. The colors are beautiful, pigmented, blend easily, and have great staying power.” – Bobo Hutch, Chicago
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP BRIGHTS ULTIMATE SHADOW PALETTE
THE MIX: A literal rainbow for the eyes. Sixteen Roy G. Biv-approved shades.
THE MOOD: C’mon, get happy.
THE MUST-TRY COLORS: A blend of yellow and orange – instant sunshine.
THE FANS SAY: “They are extremely vibrant and easy to blend. Makes a great addition to any collection or someone looking to branch out with color.” – mistyy, Ohio
TARTELETTE TOASTED PALETTE
THE MIX: Twelve warm and cozy shades that range from neutral to all-out smoldering.
THE MOOD: Leather boots, wine and a crackling fire.
THE MUST-TRY COLORS: S’more as a base, with a smoky build of the chocolate-y Shimmer & Crackle shades.
LORAC MEGA PRO PALETTE 4
THE MIX: Limited edition, all-new 32 eye shades. Ultra-velvety mattes and shimmers that you can apply wet or dry.
THE MOOD: You don’t need a makeup artist; you ARE one.
THE MUST-TRY COLORS: Fairytale, a lavender blue shimmer that fades into Silver Fox, a soft chrome shimmer.
THE FANS SAY: “You can do completely natural looks or dark sultry looks or colorful edgy looks with this one palette. It really has pushed my creativity. -- spark plug, New Orleans
MAC BURGUNDY X 9 EYESHADOW PALETTE
THE MIX: Nine burgundy shades that you can apply dry (great for day play) or wet (for a bolder look).
THE MOOD: It’s midnight. And I'm just getting started.
THE MUST-TRY COLORS: Honey Lust (bronze-dipped peach) melding into Poppyseed (mauve-y nude satin)
THE FANS SAY: “This is such a rich, smooth palette!” – Mtyler98, Michigan
URBAN DECAY MOONDUST EYESHADOW PALETTE
THE MIX: Eight galatic shadows with micro-fine (but totally noticeable) sparkle.
THE MOOD: Where’s the dance party?
THE MUST-TRY COLORS: Magnetic (purple with blue sparkle) with Lightyear (vibrant green with tonal sparkle) at the lash line.
THE FANS SAY: “Pretty colors and just need a little bit to go a long way. Perfect to sparkle up any look.” – Miss Why, California
BECCA APRES SKI EYE PALETTE
THE MIX: Six illuminating shades that you can dial up or down – all inspired by BECCA’s super-popular Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter.
THE MOOD: Just stepped off the slopes.
THE MUST-TRY COLORS: Rose Quartz by your lashline, Moonstone at the crease. Blend, blend, blend.
ULTA BEAUTY COLLECTION JUST FACE IT COMPLETE FACE & EYE PALETTE
THE MIX: Literally everything you need. 30 eye shadows, five color correctors, six cheek shades (blush, bronzer, highlighter) and black eyeliner.
THE MOOD: Play. Slay. Repeat.
THE MUST-TRY COLORS: The row of blues (cobalt to story) is perf for a wintery look.
L’ORÉAL LA PALETTE LIP NUDE
THE MIX: Eight easy-to-wear cream, matte and highlighting lip hues, on all levels of the peachy-nude spectrum.
THE MOOD: Easy like a Sunday morning.
THE MUST-TRY COLORS: Whatever nude fits your mood, and top it with the highlight shade to add a little energy.
THE FANS SAY: “This is great for everyday wear, I love the color selection and it's fun mixing and creating nude lip colors.” – Susanna, Boston
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