7 sparkly eyeshadow palettes to grab before party season
Let's get glitzy
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / November 09 2020
In our book there's truly no bad time to purchase a new eyeshadow palette, but we won't lie, something about December creeping closer definitely ups the urgency ante.
Because while neutrals are great and brights are fabulous, party season calls for something a little, well, sparklier. What do you want from us?! We're trying to compete with twinkle lights here.
So, in the name of all that is good and glittery, here are the shimmery, shiny and sparkly eye palettes you'll absolutely need in your collection come Christmas.
Tell your tree to watch its back; it might be about to be outshone...
Morphe 18S Sunset Beats Artistry Palette
Upgrade your go-to neutral look with shimmery sunset shades – they're not too far from your colour comfort zone, but will definitely feel a little extra special; ideal for silly season. And just in case those straight-up facts didn't convince you, we're pretty sure the sparkle-spiked sunshine shade in the centre will...
MECCA MAX Locking Eyes Eyeshadow Palette
This guy's pretty self-explanatory; it's practically a party in a palette. There's no need to decide early between pastel, bright, matte or metallic looks, either – it's prepared for anything from a fuchsia-sky-teal shimmer gradient to a smokey chocolate cat-eye. And hey, 30 shades for less than $45 bucks is certainly nothing to sniff at.
Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette
Going for 'see it from space'-style sparkle? We've got you. This twinkly twelve-shade palette sandwiches eight wildly eye-catching (and light-catching) colours from amethyst to emerald (that are practically gemstones in eyeshadow form, FYI) between four other hues that'll have all your lid-neutralising and crease colour needs covered.
Huda Beauty Naughty Nude Eyeshadow Makeup Palette
You're going to want to secure some pretty strong invites before pulling out this palette. It's loaded with a wild amount of options, offering eight velvety mattes, five buttery metallics, three shimmery marble creams, and one insanely innovative cream-gloss hybrid that blends both bronze and berry pearls into a single stunning shade.
Stila Road Less Traveled Eye Shadow Palette
Glitzy doesn't need to mean gaudy, and this palette proves it. A pastel metallic lineup works for both subtle and statement looks; it all comes down to how you apply it. A light hand will leave lids with a pretty watercolour wash, but spritz a little setting spray on your brush before swiping and prepare to say 'hello pigment'.
Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eye Shadow Palette
This old chocolate-scented chestnut never goes out of style, and we've been digging it out every single silly season for years now. Wondering why? Take a look at the shades 'Chocolate Gold' and 'New Money' and then see if you still want to ask that question.
Pat McGrath Mthrshp Mega : Celestial Divinity Eyeshadow Palette
Talk about an extravagant eyeshadow edit. We're putting this mega-pigmented masterpiece on both our pre-party season shopping list and our 'please buy us these things for Christmas' one, because TBH we're sure we'll have hit the pan on multiple colours (that vibrant violet for starters) before New Years Eve even rolls around.