7 of the Best Holiday Makeup Palettes

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Best holiday makeup palettes

Maybe you've noticed... there are a lot of covetable makeup palettes out there right now!

In fact, this is the best time of the year to pick one up, if you're a palette person (or if you're shopping for someone who is). Beauty companies always offer the most value—not to mention the most gorgeous packaging—for the holiday season.

Here are eight of the best ones to grab before they're gone:

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

The Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette.

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

Inside the Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette.

Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette

Close-up of the Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette.

My favourite! This is the Chanel Architectonic Eyeshadow Palette, a perfectly coordinated, sophisticated array of blue, grey, taupe and silver shadows in both matte and shimmery textures. I love the idea of a dramatic navy smoky eye for evening, and the other colours in here are neutral enough to work for daytime.

Where to buy: Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Hudson's Bay, Chanel

Yves Saint Laurent Sparkle Clash Multi-Use Palette

Yves Saint Laurent Sparkle Clash Multi-Use Palette

The Yves Saint Laurent Sparkle Clash Multi-Use Palette.

Yves Saint Laurent Sparkle Clash Multi-Use Palette

Inside the Yves Saint Laurent Sparkle Clash Multi-Use Palette.

Yves Saint Laurent Sparkle Clash Multi-Use Palette

Close-up of the Yves Saint Laurent Sparkle Clash Multi-Use Palette.

As usual, YSL has come out with a palette that is too beautiful to actually use/spoil. (Am I right? As Janine says, I need two of them.) The Yves Saint Laurent Sparkle Clash Multi-Use Palette features two lip colours, four eyeshadows and a highlighter, making it not just pretty but also quite practical. 

Where to buy: Nordstrom, Saks Fifth AvenueNeiman Marcus, Bloomingdale'sBergdorf Goodman, YSL Beauty

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics

The Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette.

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics

Inside the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette.

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics

Close-up of the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette.

For fans of neutral eyeshadow, the new Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics palette is your best bet. There are 12 all-new shades here, in both warm and cool tones, and ranging from nude to brown to black. They're also completely matte, with zero shimmer.

Where to buy: NordstromSephora, Ulta, Macy's, Selfridges, Urban Decay

NARS Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette

NARS Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye and Cheek Palette

The NARS Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette.

NARS Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye and Cheek Palette

Inside the NARS Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette.

NARS Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye and Cheek Palette

Close-up of the NARS Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette.

If you're like me and shy away from super-pigmented shadows, then the NARS Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette is a good choice. The oversized palette contains six easy-to-use eye shades (apply them wet for a more intense effect), plus blushes and highlighter.

Where to buy: Sephora

Lancôme Maxi Palette

Lancome Maxi Palettes

The Lancôme Maxi Palettes.

Lancome Maxi Palette Parisian Spirit

Inside the Lancôme Maxi Palette in Parisian Spirit.

Lancome Maxi Palette Parisian Spirit

Close-up of the Lancôme Maxi Palette in Parisian Spirit.

Lancome Maxi Palette Saint-Germain

Inside the Lancôme Maxi Palette in Saint-Germain.

Lancome Maxi Palette Saint-Germain

Close-up of the Lancôme Maxi Palette in Saint-Germain.

The Lancôme Maxi Palette pays tribute to the whimsical style of the late Parisian fashion designer Sonia Rykiel. I swear, this is the cutest packaging Lancôme has had since the Alber Elbaz collab! There are two colour harmonies, warm purples (Parisian Spirit) and cool blues (Saint-Germain), each including an eyeshadow base, two liners and six shadows. If you're up for some colour play, these could be fun.

Where to buy: Saks Fifth AvenueUlta, Hudson's BayLancôme

The Estée Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palettes

The Estee Edit Gritty and Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palettes

The Estée Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palettes.

The Estee Edit Gritty Magnetic Eye Palette

Inside The Estée Edit Gritty Magnetic Eye Palette.

The Estee Edit Gritty Magnetic Eye Palette

Close-up of The Estée Edit Gritty Magnetic Eye Palette.

The Estee Edit Glow Magnetic Face Palette

Inside The Estée Edit Glow Magnetic Face Palette.

The Estee Edit Glow Magnetic Face Palette

Close-up of Inside The Estée Edit Glow Magnetic Face Palette.

Talk about a good deal—with The Estée Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palettes, you get two palettes for the price of one! The eyeshadow one, called Gritty, gives you six deep, shimmering jewel tones (they totally remind me of Hailee Steinfeld's go-to shadow looks). The face palette, Glow, has six pearlized shades for nighttime highlighting.

Where to buy: Sephora, Selfridges

Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Palette

Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Palette Neutrals

The Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Palette in Neutrals.

Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Palette Neutrals

Inside the Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Palette in Neutrals.

Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Palette Neutrals

Close-up of the Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Palette in Neutrals.

One of the best palettes if you're on a budget is the Joe Fresh Eye Shadow Palette in Neutrals. If you've never tried their makeup, it's surprisingly good quality for the price. Here, you get 12 perfectly neutral eyeshadows in matte and shimmer finishes. Definitely a nice dupe for Urban Decay!

Where to buy: Loblaws (in store)

Have you checked out any of these palettes?
Which one is your favourite?