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Holiday Palette Preview

Holiday Palette Preview

Over the coming few weeks, beauty’s best holiday palettes will quietly arrive on counter. And they boast some of the best packaging and colour combinations of the year. Now, unless you are watching for them, you may not see them. That’s because cosmetics companies rarely advertise them. You have to be watching for them and buy them quickly as the numbers are very limited.

I’ve surveyed all the top prestige brands and selected my very favourites. Here’s your sneak peek at the best holiday 2016 palettes.

YSL multi-usage sparkle clash paletteYSL Multi-Use Sparkle Clash Collector Palette, $100

Armani holiday 2016 palette

armani holiday 2016 paletteGiorgio Armani Night Light Palette, $160

estee lauder smoky eye palettesEstee Lauder Sumptuous Knockout Palettes in Smoky Nights & Sultry Nudes, $68 each (arriving mid Nov)

dior holiday smoky eye paletteDior Holiday Couture Collection Total Matte Smoky Palette for Eyes

bobbi brown golden eye paletteBobbi Brown Golden Eye Palette, $47

clarins holiday paletteClarins Essentials Eye Makeup Palette, $62

dior 5-couleurs eye palette in smoky sequinsDior 5-Couleurs Splendor Eye Palette in Smoky Sequins, $73

dior 5-couleurs eye palette in embroideryDior 5-Couleurs Splendor Eye Palette in Precious Embroidery, $73

lancome audacity in london palettelancome audacity in london paletteLancome Audacity in London palette, $89

sarah moon for nars eye palette coversarah moon for nars eye paletteSarah Moon for NARS Look Closer Eyeshadow Palette, $62

mac nutcracker sweet face palette in peachMAC Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact in Peach, $42

guerlain terra india bronzing powderGuerlain Terra India by Shalimar Shimmering Bronzing Powder, $64

burberry holiday powder compactBurberry Gold Glow Fragranced Luminizing Powder, $75

holiday 2016 palettesThese holiday palettes are available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com


  • Reply
    Antonia Scopelliti
    October 30, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Love these!!!!

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    Melanie E
    October 29, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks for the look at the holiday palettes, Dave! They are all so stunning! @MaraMel

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    tiffany dayton
    October 29, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    These are all so nice . Very Pretty.

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    Ayesha bhayat
    October 28, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I’ve got my eye on the Guerlain Terra India. It’s such a pretty colour. It’d definitely going onto m6 family gift list this year……..

    In our family, we do gift giving in a slightly different manner.

    Before the festive season begins……. so basically by the end of this month. Every family member has to create their own individual family gift list.
    The adults makes a list of 3 to 5 items that he/she really wants.
    The children’s list however has 15 to 20 items. Most of these are items the children themselves really really want like toys, games ect…. while others are essentials but special ones like fancy pair of shoes or a top they especially like.
    These lists are called “FAMILY WISHES”

    The list is composed of products from a wide price range. Items do not have to be physical, they could also be an experience, like a voucher for a massage or bungee jumping.

    Once everyone has finalised the stuff they want, it has to written in descending order with the thing most wanted first,
    then the next,
    then the next,
    then the next…..
    and so on until the last item which is the: “i would like this thing, but not as much as the items above!.!” which is on the last line of that individuals FAMILY WISHES.

    Next to Each item, details must be recorded with a rough price range, where the item can be purchased, and all specifics, eg size, color ect…..

    All lists are shared BUT an individual is not allowed to see their own list!!!
    As am item is purchased the person who bought it must remove it off the list so that no one else buys a second one.

    This allows for the opening of gifts to still be a bit of a surprise as one doesn’t know which items from their list was actually bought.

    This system works very well for our family. It allows a wide range of prices so people can spend what they can afford,
    At the same time it ensures the person who is receiving the gifts: firstly get things and stuff that they want and will therefore really like and actually use as opposed to just getting a gift that the individual will never use or get rid of by either giving it away or selling it because A)they don’t like it
    B)it does not suit them
    C)they are allergic to it.

    Also the system of updating the list makes sure that no one ends up getting more of one of the same item as the family already knows that that particular item has already been purchased so they can rather buy something else.

    When it comes to an individual maybe wanting it needing a larger pricey item for example my sister NEEDED a fridge the one year and so it was on her list. Obviously that is a big ticket item, and yo br h9nest my sister did n9t really exoect that anyone would have bought it. She put it on her wish list as a joke.
    Hoever once we knew that she needee the FRIDGE, we discussed and agreed that everyone would put her present money together and get the fridge she wanted. In the end that year she recieved a new fridge as well two other smaller gifts from her list (smaller as compared to the fridge) due to the fact that we managed to get the amount needed for the fridge together and so two family members did not have to contribute do instead got her items from her list.
    It was really amazing to surprise her that way. no one ended up spending more than they normally do and what they could afford, and sister got something that she needed to live.

    Lol. Anyways this has gone so off topic. This year on my wish list I have the bobbi brown mini lipsticks and now this Guerlain Terra Indian. Thank you for showing us all the awesome products Dave.

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    October 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    All the Palettes are beautiful. I specially love to get one of the Clarins palettes . I will look very elegant at this year’s Christmas party.

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    September Dee
    October 27, 2016 at 11:25 am

    These are all so chic! Will definitely add at least one to my collection.

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    Meenal Rathore
    October 27, 2016 at 6:56 am

    OMG so many to choose from but Gurlien and CD are my favourites .. @Meenal_Rathore

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    Diane K..
    October 27, 2016 at 6:15 am

    I love palettes and this years holiday palettes are lovely. But my favorite by far is Lancome Audacity in London palette, $89. I love the colors, the greens, purples, t has such gorgeous colors & textures. But why do they have to keep getting more expensive?


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    October 26, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Wow makeup palette overload! So many of them are great. I think the Bobbi Brown ones and the Dior goldfish-brown one are my favs but really they’re all great!

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    Liz Howard
    October 26, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Wow, so many beautiful palettes…I need to win the lottery!!!

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    Carole Dube
    October 26, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    They are all so beautiful! Love them!

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    Christine Christensen
    October 26, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    They are all so beautiful! Now….which should I buy?!

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    October 26, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Love the Bobbi Brown palette. Works for most skin tones

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    Mary P
    October 26, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    I’m in love ???? @marymx81

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    Julie-Lynne McCann
    October 26, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    They are so many gorgeous palette!!! eeeeekkkk …love them all. It’s the best time of year!!!!

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    Kristi Gilleland
    October 26, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    All are really beautiful. A really pretty compact is such a joy to own and carry. I like the YSL Multi-Use Sparkle Clash Collector Palette. I have one of the Bobby Brown ones already- love it.

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    Anne C
    October 26, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    They are all so beautiful. ????

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    October 26, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I’ll be getting at least one of the Estee Lauder pallettes – we have a Christmas Gala coming up soon at our Hudson’s Bay store!

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