2008 Holiday Gifts: Beauty Palettes

For the girl who has it all, but who’ll never admit to having enough makeup. Tickle her fancy with a beauty palette designed to provide her endless opportunities to create and recreate her own masterpiece.

Beauty Palettes

    1. M.A.C Passionately Red/Viva Glam 3 for Warm Lips or Cool Lips
    M.A.C’s new Viva Glam Passionately Red palette comes with two choices for either cool or warm lips and features two Viva Glam lipsticks and one Viva Glam lipgloss Packaged in a faux snakeskin metal case with all proceeds benefiting the M.A.C Aids Fund.

    M.A.C Cosmetics

    Available at M.A.C Cosmetics stores across North America

      2. Tarte The Vanity Limited Edition Palette
      Dazzle everyone you know this holiday season with this limited edition palette from Tarte. This three tiered treasure trove features 16 eye shadows, 16 glosses, a bronzer duo, four shades of blush, mascara and eye brushes.

      Available at Sephora stores across North America

        3. Fresh Imperial Bedroom Palette
        She’ll light up the holidays this season with the perfect gift from Fresh. Inspired by romance, the Imperial Bedroom palette includes pearl and antique gold eye shadows, a black satin liner, a warm shimmering satin luster for the cheeks, and a seductive deep red lip shine.


        Available at Sephora stores across North America or online at

          4. Yves Saint Laurent Palette Collection Collector Powder for the Eyes
          Perfect for day and evening, the Yves Saint Laurent Palette Collection Collector Powder for the Eyes features three shades – black, smoky grey and champagne. It creates the ultimate elegant eyes for an evening on the town.

          Yves Saint Laurent

          Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada or online at

            5. Guerlain Ombre Eclat – 4 Shades Eyeshadow Palette
            With Six different colour combinations to choose from you’ll never go wrong with the Guerlain Ombre Eclat – 4 shades Eyeshadow palette. Each gorgeous palette provides two strong colours and two delicate, neutral shades. You’ll be sure to impress everyone on your list, with this classic French collection.

            Available at the Bay in Canada and Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue in the U.S.

              6. Sephora The Ultimate Blockbuster
              For the ultimate makeup master, this Ultimate Blockbuster Collection Edition from Sephora is sure to knock their socks off. This palette has it all: 71 eye shadow shades, 13 cream eye shadow shades, five blushes, one compact powder, 60 lip glosses , one lip liner, one eyeliner, four brushes and three sponge-tipped applicators, all housed in a smart black case.

              Available at Sephora stores across North America

    , Inc.This guide has been sponsored by Sephora

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              Lesley Mirza

              Lesley Mirza

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