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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


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    October 26, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    The holiday season is my favourite season for all things palettes, holiday sets, and value packs! There are such an amazing variety and for a great value too!

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    Usha Ramadhar
    October 26, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous palettes. Love to have them all.

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    October 26, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    so many beautiful palettes!


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    October 26, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    All those palettes’s are gorgeous. What a great gift any of those would make.
    Will keep my eye out for them. Can’t wait to see them live and in person.

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    October 26, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    oo my just wow

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    Ginger Henderson
    October 26, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    The Holiday Pallets are so beautiful. The colors are perfect blends for the Holidays. Lovely lovely. @ghenderson1013

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    October 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Beautiful options. Love the smoky nights and Holiday palettes ???? @MALapensee

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    Lillie Teasley
    October 26, 2016 at 11:58 am

    This is a beautiful holiday collection I would love to have it in my Christmas stocking I hope I’m not on Santa’s naughty list. So many beautiful items to chose from love it

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    Laurie Arnheim
    October 26, 2016 at 11:55 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these palette’s Dave!

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    Carolyn Heads
    October 26, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Truly amazing. Love the colour pallets

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    Victoria H
    October 26, 2016 at 10:19 am

    That Clarins palette is gorgeous! I’m always drawn to purple shadows even if I don’t wear them often.

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    carol redmond
    October 26, 2016 at 10:00 am

    This package is absolutely gorgeous! A must on my wish list for sure!

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    Grieta Allison
    October 26, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Oh Dior!!! Give me a break! Why do all of their palettes need to be this pretty! :)) Love it!! And Clarins!! Wow!!! Bobbi Brown is great and look at that Burberry powder!!! <3

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    Velma Sandry
    October 26, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Truly exquisite! The colour palettes eye catching! Sure to be a hit!

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    Andrea Leger
    October 26, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Amazing Palettes!!! They are all so perfect!!! My faves are Dior, Nars and Guerlain glimmer powder ???????????????????? These hot palettes don’t make the cold weather so bad ????

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    Kimberley Gordon
    October 26, 2016 at 9:15 am

    All of them beautiful in the package as I’m sure they’re stunning ON the face!!!
    So so pretty…..

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    Jody Farr
    October 26, 2016 at 8:29 am

    It seems that the excitement for the holidays are fast approaching and wow do the collections show that!!! Love the colors for the season. So gorgeous !!!

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    Nancy Webb
    October 26, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Omg! They’re all just so beautiful!!

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    Mariola daher
    October 26, 2016 at 7:46 am

    So beautiful and ❤️ The Dior ones ???? @mov46

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    Hilda Whincup
    October 26, 2016 at 7:42 am

    stunning collections for sure.

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    tammy harrison
    October 26, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Wow those are beautiful. I am a huge Estee Lauder lover- and these are going to be on my Christmas list for sure!!

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    Kiki Veliki
    October 26, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I don’t know what to choose!!!!All are beautiful , elegance and of course useful!!!!!!

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    Michele @binxcat4ever
    October 26, 2016 at 7:09 am

    So many lovely options! In the US, the MAC Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact in Sweet Copper sold out within 15 minutes of launch on the brand site and at every department store that carried it. I was fortunate enough to have been one to be able to get it. It’s lovely. I’ve heard really good feedback about the Dior palettes and have been eyeing Embroidery as they’re the perfect shades for my green eyes. I hadn’t seen the Estee Lauder palettes before – my they also look lovely. Thanks so much for the preview Dave!

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    October 26, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Question: your thoughts on the Pat McGrath metallic sets coming out. I love metallic anything but realistically can I find a way to wear them on eyes at age 45? Love the colors and metals….can’t think of a way to make them me friendly. Any thoughts?

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    Adele Wright
    October 26, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Eye palette heaven! So many wonderful items!!

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