Ah, December. Normally this month would be a chockablock with parties and soirees, each needing a different makeup look and ensemble. But even with gatherings fewer and farther between, it’s the most exciting time of year for creating daring looks that will delight even your weekly Zoom happy hour or your bubbles holiday shindig. Want versatility? Try these palettes to create looks that go from Friday meeting to Saturday revelry.
A Walk in the Woods
Channel Taylor Swift as you dip into this deluxe palette, with bonus lip gloss and bestselling mascara, Better than Sex. The palette itself includes four cheek colors and 20 eye shades in warm, earthy hues in both shimmers and mattes. Too Faced Enchanted Forest Makeup Set, $44.
The Whole Shebang
If you just want to feel pampered, even in your own bathroom, reach for Dior. This multiuse palette has a warm and cool color story, complete with silky eyeshadows, two cheek colors, illuminating face powder, and four creamy lip colors. Dior Sparkling Couture Multi-Use Palette, $89.
What’s a beautiful eye look without a strong brow to frame it? If you have been eschewing the waxer in the past few months, let Anastasia of Beverly Hills help you create the perfect brow shape. This five-piece kit has everything you need, including guides, brow color, setting gel, and brushes. Anastasia Beverly Hills Signature Brow Kit, $60.
There’s something timeless about a not-so-nude lid and this palette from Huda nails it. Create office-appropriate looks with the matte shades or glam it up with fine shimmer or chunky glitter. Plus, these nudes veer slightly to the plum side of the spectrum, giving a wide variety of skin tones ample material to work with. Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette, $65.