The 15 Best Holiday Eyeshadow Palettes


It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for makeup looks. As we break out our red lipsticks and shimmering highlighters, we can’t forget the star of the show: A festive eyeshadow palette.

This year, brands like NYX, Rare Beauty, and Mented Cosmetics are offering beautiful bright colors in all kinds of finishes. Want a bold matte orange? How about a warm smokey neutral? Or maybe a glittery jewel tone that outshines the New Year’s Eve ball? Ahead, 15 eyeshadow palettes that will keep all your holiday bases covered.

1

Confident Energy Eyeshadow Palette

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez
sephora.com

$25.00

You may be tempted to pack on the festive gold shade, but this palette has other intriguing players like teal, lime green, and punchy coral. Add them to the inner corner of your eyes for a pop of color.

2

Holiday Couture Multi-Use Palette

YSL Beauty
nordstrom.com

$120.00

We love a multi-use product! With four smokey eyeshadows, four shimmery highlighters and two blushes, this face and eye palette can be used anywhere on your face.

3

Golden Nights Collection Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette

The classic smokey eye stays undefeated. Be the b of the holiday party using five mesmerizing colors, methodically laid out for the perfect smoke effect.

4

Black Magic Carnival Color Palette

Uoma Beauty
uomabeauty.com

$39.00

Dare to wear bright yellow or bold fuschia. Known for its high color payoff and smooth formula, this Uoma palette will help you create a non-basic holiday look.

5

Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Palette

HUDA BEAUTY
sephora.com

$67.00

Huda Beauty’s cult-favorite New Nude palette gets a holiday twist. Lean into the season with festive red and shimmery gold. Want something more subtle? There’s also a good selection of matte neutrals.

6

PÜR X Barbie Endless Possibilities Eyeshadow Palette

PÜR
purcosmetics.com

$34.00

Hidden among soft pink, rose, and brown you’ll find surprise shades like bright teal and orange. Create a neutral romantic look or try something a bit more flashy.

7

Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Beauty
sephora.com

$49.50

If you want seven high impact shades in four different finishes (matte, satin, shimmer, and metallic) Marc Jacobs Beauty has you covered. 

8

Becca x Barbie Ferreira Prismatica Face Palette

Becca
beccacosmetics.com

$29.40

It’s no surprise that this iridescent palette was created with Euphoria star Barbie Ferreira. We can definitely see Kat, Maddy, or Rue wearing the bright violet shade.

9

Diamonds & Ice, Please Mega Shadow Palette

NYX
nyxcosmetics.com

$20.00

Leave it to NYX to create this expansive palette with both matte neutrals and glittery jewel tones. And the best part? It’s only $20.

10

Kaleidochrome Highlighter Palette

KEVYN AUCOIN
bloomingdales.com

$48.00

This face palette boasts space-inspired shades like Super Cosmic and Zoom Zoom for a chromatic holiday look. Try them on your lids for shimmery eyes or your cheekbones for an icy highlight.

11

Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna
sephora.com

$25.00

Rihanna always has your back. These portable shadows snap together for a custom palette that fits in your bag or clutch.

12

Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte
tartecosmetics.com

$39.00

Let’s get toasty. Shades like burnt orange, golden beige, and deep plum will warm up your eyes in no time.

13

MTHRSHP Mega: Celestial Divinity

Pat McGrath
patmcgrath.com

$78.00

Mother knows best. Pat McGrath has turned the smokey eye into an art form with this mega palette of 18 luxurious shades. Play with glitter, shimmer, matte and iridescent finishes in the brand’s signature vivid colors. 

14

Urban Decay Cosmetics Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Cosmetics
ulta.com

$54.00

There’s no such thing as too much glitter during the holidays. Prep for New Year’s Eve with these sparkling jewel tones in shades like ice blue, purple, and green. Bonus points if you pair it with a mini dress, heels, and sequins. 

15

Everynight Eyeshadow Palette

Mented Cosmetics
mentedcosmetics.com

$30.00

If you want the perfect everyday palette, look no further than Mented Cosmetics. These shades are ideal for day to night makeup looks, thanks to its range of shimmer and matte neutrals. One swipe of the pillowy soft formula will elevate your look on the go.

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