2009 Holiday Beauty: Holiday Palettes

Get your naughty or nice twinkle on this holiday season with specially-designed holiday makeup palettes. We love them so much, we’re going to get one for everyone we know, and no, it’s not because we don’t want to share ours—because that would be naughty!


1. Look the part with Benefit’s Celebutante makeup kit for eyes, lips and cheeks ($45). Complete with lipstick, lipgloss, eyeshadows, High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer, Rose-Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain and The Outdoor Glow for The Indoor Gal Face Powder, it’s perfect for the girl who wants to look like a Hollywood a-lister.

Available at Benefit counters at the Bay in Canada, Sephora stores across North America and online at www.benefitcosmetics.com

2. Add some sparkle to your nights with the CARGO Holiday Nights Collection ($25). Complete with full size shimmery shadows – white, silver, charcoal and navy, a fresh pink blush, a silver eyeliner and face and body shimmer, it’s all housed in a cute Pucci-esque print case.

Available at Sephora stores across North America and online at www.kissandmakeupstore.com

3. This limited edition Shu Uemura Tsumori Chisato Radiant Ribbon Couture Palette($65), comes with everything you need for a night on the town. Three Eye Shadows in Rose Pink, Shiny Gold, and Pale Purple, a cream eyeliner, a cream highlighter, blush, and two dual-ended applicators to get your pretty on.

Shu Uemura
Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada and Barneys in the U.S., or online at www.shuuemura-usa.com

4. The Laura Mercier Colour Wardrobe ($125) is the must-hve accessory this holiday season. The two-tiered compact holds multiple eye, cheek and lip colours, lip glazes and expert tools that will take anyone to perfectly flawless.

Laura Mercier
Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada, Saks Fifth Avenue in the U.S. and online at www.sephora.com

5. For anyone who’s ever felt daring enough to rock a smoky eye, the M.A.C Smoke and Mirrors Eye Shadow Kit ($44.50) is the ideal accessory to an all glammed out beauty look this holiday season.

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

6. This Pop Beauty Goddess 24K Gold Clutch (US $32) is an all-in-one deluxe collection with coordinated colours for eyes, cheeks, and lips. The makeup pops out and the gold clutch is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit and of course, the perfect stocking stuffer.

POP Beauty
Available online at www.ulta.com or www.bathandbodyworks.com

7. Nars Limited Edition 15th Anniversary Palettes available in Wild at Heart and Everlasting Love (US $75), include wearable red and pink lip colors and sparkly neutral or smoky eyeshadow. Cheeks glow with Orgasm Blush and South Beach Multiple.

Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada and Bloomingdale’s in the U.S.

8. This year’s Prescriptives Holiday Cheek & Eye refillable Palette ($58) –the last one ever might we add—includes Pink Plum and Rosette cheek colors and 6 eye colors: Blackberry, Storm, Chiffon, Plum Smoke, Orchid and Sweet Chocolate, each embossed with a sweet snowflake. The refillable compact also includes a dual-ended brush.

Available at the Bay across Canada and Nordstrom’s in the U.S.

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