The best limited edition palettes to pick up this Christmas
If you’re stuck for present ideas, read this
By Kate Niven
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / December 03 2018
If you’re anything like us, you’ll have noticed that finding the perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones only seems to get harder and harder as the years go by. And with December 25th just around the corner, we wouldn’t blame you for feeling a tad nervous that your gift shopping is far from finished. It’s in these moments that it pays to remember that there are very few people who wouldn’t love being gifted a limited edition makeup palette. With stunning packaging, luxurious formulas and a variety of shades to boot, products housed in small, travel-friendly compacts are the ideal present for any loved one, regardless of whether they’re a makeup newbie or consider themselves a pro.
And after a slew of stunning limited edition highlighting palettes crossed our desks recently, we felt it would be rude not to share them with you. Without further ado, here are the five best highlighting palettes you need to stock up on ASAP.
Dior Rouge Blush Midnight Wish
If the starry packaging isn’t enough to steal your loved one’s heart, the golden shimmer of Dior’s Rouge Blush Midnight Wish is sure to. Perfect for those with darker or olive skin tones, the finely-milled powder leaves the perfect amount of glow on the skin, without making you look over the top.
By Terry Trio Compact Gem Glow
Formulated with self-adaptive, light-reflecting pigments, this luxurious limited edition powder can create a flawless radiance on a range of different skin tones. While the three shades can be used together as an all-over finishing veil, the individual powders can also be applied to the high points of the face as a highlighter or on the apples of the cheeks as a blush.
Givenchy Mystic Glow Powder Wet & Dry Face and Eyes Highlighter
If you’re after a palette that offers a more intense glittery finish, this compact from Givenchy is the one to buy. In addition to leaving a glistening sheen on the skin when used dry, this highlighter can brighten and awaken tired-looking eyes when applied with a wet brush.
MAC Cosmetics Shiny Pretty Things Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Oh Darling
The warm, golden shade of this liquid-powder hybrid has been formulated to sculpt and highlight the face in one fell swoop. As such, this creamy highlighter leaves an ethereal glow that blends perfectly on those with warmer skin tones.
Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelée
Not only does this stunning highlighter smell great, it blends seamlessly into the skin, leaving the complexion looking healthy and radiant. The bronzer and highlighting duo is also the ideal gift for fans of the ‘no makeup’ makeup look as it creates a subtle hint of colour, rather than an intense strobe.
Looking for more Christmas present inspiration? Then check out 10 of the best gifts you can pick up for less than $50.
Which of these palettes would you most like to receive as a gift? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Kate has worked for BEAUTYcrew since early 2016, first as a contributor, before being named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine.