Holiday Makeup Palettes 2016: Best Makeup Gift Sets for Her This Holiday Season

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What’s in the best makeup gift set? A lot. Proper holiday makeup palettes should be like a good buffet for any makeup junkie, allowing them to sample several high-quality items and experiment on their look, especially during the holiday season. If you’re on the lookout for holiday makeup palettes for yourself, or considering buying some of the best makeup gift sets for her, you’ve picked the best time of the year to do so. There are a ton of selections with many all-inclusive options to satisfy everyone’s makeup interests.

All Shapes and Sizes

The really great thing about the best makeup palettes is that they come in all shapes and sizes, and they are all DIY makeup palettes—you can be your own makeup artist. You can start small with the small makeup palettes that are cheap and compact. Take, for example, the Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette. It runs less than $40 for 12 shades, including the metallic hot pink Big Bang and the very red-wine Blackmail. Going a step further, there’s the Trish McEvoy Voyager Collection, a makeup mixing palette that comes with a range of highlighting and brightening colors plus its own travel bag. For a trendier look, the holiday makeup palettes MAC makes are top notch, with some of the hottest bronze colors available.

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One in Particular

While the yuletide selection of holiday makeup palettes is unquestionably good, if you want to focus on one in particular, take a look at the Sephora makeup palette. The French firm is a name that everyone knows and the Sephora makeup kits released for the holidays are creative, cost effective, and very affordable. Check out:

  1. Sephora Advent Calendar—A calendar akin to those 12 days of Christmas calendars that come with chocolate, only better. You get 24 days with surprise bath, makeup, or skin-care treats!
  2. Sephora Geometricolor Palette Blockbuster—As the title suggests, these holiday makeup palettes come with a whopping 130 shades of eyeshadow, lip gloss, blush, and eyeliner. How great is that?
  3. Sephora Kiss and Makeup Lipstick Pencil Set—As good as any of the holiday 2016 makeup collections, this one comes with 10 lip creams in crayon format. This palette provides the most exquisite holiday colors imaginable.


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