The Best Eyeshadow Palettes For The Party Season

The Best Eyeshadow Palettes for the Party Season

By Abisoye Odugbesan

The festive season is upon us and as our social diaries get filled up with drinks, dinners, work do’s and NYE plans, our thoughts, naturally turn from gift ideas to party looks, specifically beauty looks.
This is the only time when no-make-up make-up just seems a bit boring and whilst glitter isn’t something we are all that comfortable with there is no better time to amp up your look with ‘sparkles’ or better yet metallic’s.

This is where the eyeshadow palette comes in; the best thing about a palette is that you can experiment with different colours and textures without having to commit to one shade. The Christmas period is the perfect time to step out of your make-up comfort zone and try out different evening looks, like a purple metallic smoky eye or a shiny multi-coloured lid. We’ve found the best palettes with deep and vibrant pigments, multi textures and finishes for all tastes and skin tones.

Light up your lids with this Eye Party kit from MAC it has nine ‘hypnotic smoky and rose hues with enough textures and pops of colour to be a real crowd pleaser’.

Mac Shiny Pretty Things Eye Party Rose, £29

charlotte tilbury palette

Supersonic Girl is an eyeshadow quad of warm peach to rich red, Charlotte has created 4 intergalactic eye-glowing shades that gild the eye with an otherworldly, decadent metallic effect.

Charlotte Tilbury Super Sonic Luxury Palette, £39

Fenty Palette

The Killawatt Foil Freestyle Palette by Fenty is technically a highlighter palette, but we love the colours so we’ve included it in our round up. From ‘stone cold lavenders and icy blues to fiery coppers and tangerines’. Each of the intense extra fine metallic shades look amazing on all skin tones.

Fenty Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette, £42

too faced palette

Add a little spice to your social life with this delicious 18 palette of multi-finish warm and toasty shadows that actually smell like freshly baked gingerbread.

Too Faced Gingerbread Spice Eye Shadow Palette, £39

becca palette

Becca’s ‘brand-new, limited-edition eyeshadow palette featuring 12 eyeshadows comes in three different finishes of Ultra-Matte, Shimmer and Molten Metallic’ to help you create the perfect modern smoky eye.

Becca Volcano Goddess Eye Palette, £38

sleek palette

I-Divine Palette from Sleek MakeUP is a collection of vibrant shades to highlight, intensify and accentuate your lids. A palette of 12 highly pigmented long-lasting mineral-based eyeshadows suited for every skin tone.

I-Divine palettes Original, £8.99

huda beauty palette

For the glitter phobes, this Huda palette includes eight matte shades, six pressed pearls shades, three duo chrome toppers (light-shifting) and only one glitter shade. All highly pigmented which is great for layering or wearing on their own.

Huda Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette, £56

urban decay palette

‘12 all-new shades include of-the-moment soft mattes and sizzling metallics, ranging from creamy ivory and shimmering rose gold to the most intense black cherry’. We’re obsessed with the chic metallic burgundy.

Naked Cherry Eyeshadow palette, £42

morphe palette

Part of a limited edition for the holiday season, the 15T Your True Selfie Artistry Palette includes fiery shades for when you’re eyelids require a bit of drama.

Morphe 15T Your True Selfie Artistry Palette, £16 

norvina palette

The latest addition to the cult beauty brand Anastasia Beverley Hills line of highly-pigmented eyeshadow, the Norvina has 14 covetable shades of bold mattes to soft pastel shimmer tones.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette £43

zoeva palette

ZOEVA’s Spice of Life Voyager Eyeshadow Palette is all about variety. It comes with three matte and three shimmer shades that perfectly compliment each other plus it’s travel-size so it’s perfect for an evening clutch.

Zoeva Spice of Life Voyager Eyeshadow Palette, £12