It’s pretty official — shimmer and sparkle were all over the 2017 catwalks, and the festive season upon us calls for more playful takes on kaleidoscopic makeup. Let’s be honest here, even the most notorious minimalists will be tempted to dab a little glitter on their eyes. Fortunately for us, there has been plenty of sparkly new eye shadow palettes releases recently. Whether it’s the latest Fenty Beauty set or the always-popular Kat Von D palettes, we couldn’t resist and tried them all on. From sweet shimmers or sleek metallic shades, we’ve got all the glitter you need this holiday season.

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Fenty Beauty

After the launch of flattering foundations and lovely lip colours, Fenty Beauty has just released its brand-new Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette for the holidays. The limited-edition glitter palette features 14 star-dusted shades, allowing you to wear a different eye look at every social gathering. From smoky violet to shimmery mint, each of the 14 hues boasts hyper-reflective sparkles that deliver a phenomenal 3D effect. On top of that, these intense jewel tones can be easily blended to create new colour combinations. Experiment this holiday season and make sure people turn heads for all the right reasons.

THB 2,200 from Sephora Thailand

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Nars

Featuring a combination of matte and metallic textures, Nars’ Love Game Eyeshadow Palette has got 12 brand-new shades to up your eye shadow game this season. Aside from a series of light caramel tones, the palette showcases a collection of eye-catching opaque shades, too. From forest green to rosy Champagne, this unique set of colours lets you play with different eye looks. Pair the golden shimmer with a bold touch of deep plum for that fun festive look. As the palette is inspired by Ady Fidelin, you’ll find this celebrated African-American model on the case of this palette. FYI — the image was taken by the renowned photographer Man Ray.

THB 2,200 from Nars Cosmetics Thailand

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Marc Jacobs Beauty

This holiday season, Marc Jacobs Beauty takes its Eye-Conic collection to the next level by introducing the limited-edition Wild One Eye-Conic Eyeshadow Palette. Aside from upgrading its formula with advanced pigments, Marc Jacobs also invented a wide range of seductive hues that lets you mix and match and wear practically every day. However, for all your evening parties, you should veil your lids vivid shades like shimmering mimosa and smoky lilac. With 18 new shades and four fashion finishes, including sequin and lamé, you can create endless looks with this palette.

THB 3,500 from Sephora Thailand

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Becca

Featuring seven haute eye shadows, this Becca Eye Lights Palette gives you a spectrum of warm colours with satin and shimmer finishes. Inspired by Becca’s iconic highlighter and holiday shades, these sparkling neutrals and sandy hues will practically flatter every skin tone. Wear the softer nude colours as your base and apply one of the darker earthy tones on your crease to get that classic smoky eye effect. This amazing palette is perfect for both easy minimalists and eye shadow enthusiasts as it can create subtle looks, as well as sultry styles.

THB 1,750 from Sephora Thailand

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Kat Von D

An upgraded holiday version of Kat Von D’s popular eye shadow matte palette, Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette comes with the same lovely nude shades, as well as new seductive shimmers. Versatile and chic, we love how these sparkling neutrals can add a glamorous touch to your look instantly, giving you that subtle glow that’ll turn heads. Not to mention that you can dial up the intensity to create more drama for your night occasions, too. With its long-lasting formula, this day-to-night dazzling compact will let you shine practically anywhere and anytime.

THB 2,000 from Sephora Thailand

Chanya Ormtavesub
Staff Writer, Bangkok
Chanya enjoys writing about everything related to fashion and beauty. If you ever catch her day-dreaming, she’s probably thinking about what to put next onto her shopping wish lists and how to make her cat happy.