They came, we used, they conquered. You know the ones, our all-time favourites. Our heroines. Our failsafe, foolproof beauty wizards. Red lipstick. Black liner. Bronzer. Highlighter. Whatever it may be for you, they’re ye trusty army of beauty go-tos. And whilst we are by no means underplaying their significance or role in our beauty bag, sometimes we look down on them, and think blah. Been there. Used that (a squillion times). So why not add some razzle dazzle to both your makeup routine and cosmetic case, with some brand spanking-new, fancy palettes. Because we all love a palette, and these jazzy numbers will bring some beauty cheer to any old, makeup sad sack.
HUDA BEAUTY TEXTURED PALETTE ROSE GOLD
Huda Kattan’s palettes are taking the beauty world by storm, and the latest instalment has us seeing pink. A tonal combination of highly pigmented mattes, chrome-pressed pearls and 3D metal shades will give your peepers an instant update.
HUDA BEAUTY TEXTURED PALETTE ROSE GOLD, $95. SHOP NOW
MECCA20 X TOO FACED FUNFETTI BIRTHDAY PALETTE
Hip hip, hooray! We love a birthday, particularly when it’s beauty holy grail, Mecca’s. To celebrate, our favourite cute ‘n’ kitsch brand has whipped up this delectable goodness to hit any sweet spot. Complete with pink frosting and a love heart made of hundreds ‘n’ thousands, we’ll be singing Happy Birthday in dustings of fairy floss, toffee and sprinkles.
MECCA20 X TOO FACED FUNFETTI BIRTHDAY PALETTE, $57. SHOP NOW
FENTY BEAUTY GALAXY EYESHADOW PALETTE
Ok, just the packaging is enough to lift your beauty spirits. Once you get past the holographic, hexagonal wonder of Rihanna’s packaging, the insides are just as mesmerising. Hyper-reflective, 3D flecked and boasting 14 celestial colours. Sparkly, for those who pigeon-like-minded: this is shiniest thing you’ll see all year.
FENTY BEAUTY GALAXY EYESHADOW PALETTE, $90. SHOP NOW
ZOEVA CAFÉ EYESHADOW PALETTE
For Zoeva, the brand’s veneration lies with brush and palette, so with the imminent release of their latest eye shadow offering, it’s an instant add-to-cart situation for us. Tapping into the now-ubiquitous coffee culture – a sumptuous palette of java, coffee cherries and mocha; it’s their best brew yet.
ZOEVA CAFÉ EYESHADOW PALETTE, $39. SHOP NOW
CHANTECAILLE SAVE THE FOREST EYE PALETTE
With the natural beauty of Virunga National Park as their muse (and home to some of the last remaining gorillas on the planet), this palette is as lush as they come. Highly-pigmented and ultra creamy; jungle green and volcanic ash for the eyes are offset with golden taupe and a misty pink for the cheeks. It’s the ultimate multi-taster which supports the Rainforest Alliance, philanthropic and beautiful.
CHANTECAILLE SAVE THE FOREST EYE PALETTE, $124. SHOP NOW
LANCOME X OLYMPIA LE TAN OLYMPIA’S WONDERLAND PALETTE
Multi-tasking wonder palette aside, fashion designer Olympia Le Tan’s bookish take on beauty is a homage to her signature literary clutch, replete with embroidered Le-Tan whimsy. This time, her Wonderland entails a world of iridescently flecked eye shadow in silver, burnt plum and butter, sparkly rouge in a gamut of pink, and a tea rose blush – both a powder and cream variation, for those flighty damsels.
LANCÔME X OLYMPIA LE TAN OLYMPIA’S WONDERLAND PALETTE, $125. SHOP NOW
CHANEL CRÈATION EXCLUSIVE PALETTE
A Chanel eye palette is makeup luxury in its highest form, and their latest debut is no exception. A tonal run from champagne to rich aubergine to an intense forest green, and your eye equation is complete.
CHANEL CRÈATION EXCLUSIVE TRAIT DE CARACTÈRE 700 PALETTE, AVAILABLE FROM NOVEMBER 5 AT CHANEL COUNTERS NATIONALLY
URBAN DECAY VICE LIPSTICK PALETTE
The undoubted Queen of le palette, Urban Decay is defined by its jaw-dropping eye shadow palettes, earning that lauded cult status. Their latest offering is, however, a deviation south, the lip now their palette star. A global exclusive boasting Mecca’s bestselling Vice lipstick shades, it even includes a love note from Wende Zomnir. If their eye shadow palettes are anything to go buy…
URBAN DECAY X MECCA20 VICE LIPSTICK PALETTE, $46. SHOP NOW