Shine On with New Palettes, Gift Sets, and Party-Ready Makeup

Ah, the holidays—when the ever-discerning makeup junkie can go hog wild with new palettes, gift sets, and party-ready products. There are so many to choose from, so we did the hard work of finding the brightest stars in the lip and eye game, all in luxe packaging fit for the #yassqueens.

The name says it all—Obsessive Opulence. Cult makeup brand Pat McGrath has leaned into the over-the-top vibe that fans have come to expect with her collections, channeling rococo excess in the Obsessive Opulence Kit. The kit includes the Mothership Blitze Astral eye quad featuring shimmering metallic shades and two shades of Matte Trance lipstick. Available in Nocturnal Nirvana, Ritualistic Rose, and Iconic Illumination, $115 at

If the cold isn’t enough to make your cheeks flush, let Nars take over with the Free Lover Cheek Palette. Choose from five cheek shades and one highlighter in this Sephora exclusive set. $59 at most Sephora locations.

A person has to have options, especially with a full holiday dance card. Enter the Collector of the Stars Kit from MAC. What you get: 20 shades of lip color in lipstick, lipglass, retro matte lipcolor, and retro matte liquid lipcolor to complete any look you can dream up. $195, MAC Cosmetics (Country Club Plaza).

Need to go from the boardroom to the holiday party, stat? Chanel is ready for your quick change. Their Ombre Première Top Coat does for eyes what top coat does for nails—gives them high-wattage shine. This shimmer top coat is intended to be layered on top of your daytime eye shadow look to create a festive aesthetic with little effort. Available in Carte Blanche or Penombre, $36 at

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