Full FOMO ahead: Festive face palettes you totally need
Blush with greatness
A healthy rosiness and a luminous radiance to your complexion is like icing on a cake — the indispensable trimmings you need to complete your look for that touch of razzle dazzle, especially for the holiday season that's practically at the doorstep. What with every beauty buff worth her salt knowing their way around the permanent art of sculpting and strobing, there isn't a more enticing present to give and get than a palette brimming with the prettiest highlight shimmers and brightening blushes. Utterly covetable and conveniently designed to slip right into purses to tote around wherever and whenever for that 'I woke up like this' glow, you'll be wanting one (or all) of these limited edition goodies.
1. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit in Surreal Light, $140
The undisputed queen of highlighting that made waves with their cult Ambient Lighting Edit palette earlier in the year; Hourglass' festive offering is another winner with five never-before-released shades. Including a universally flattering powder, bronzer, blush, and highlighter with soft-focus technology — and that gorgeous marble casing, hello — this one's a predicted sell-out you better run to the nearest Sephora for.
2. Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay 10-piece Blush Palette, $60
Those who never get enough when it comes to a good blush will be foaming in uncontainable excitement at this amazing double-sided palette packed with 10 deluxe-sized blushes in Tarte's long lasting Amazonian clay formula. Customisable by mixing and matching across all matte, lustre and micro-pearlescent hues, this is the only cheek wardrobe you'll ever need. Did we also mention that all 10 shades are limited edition?
3. Becca Blushed with Light Palette, $54
If you love playing with the intensity of your blush, this trio of multi-textural Becca blushes is the perfect layering product that lets you sport a look anywhere from lightly pinched to full-on flush. Highly blendable and buildable, they're the easy-peasy way to infuse that much-desired light and dimension to the contours of the face. Two of three shades are the best-selling Snapdragon and Songbird, while the third, Wisteria, is an exclusive to the palette.
4. Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette, $60
'Not another trio', you're probably thinking but rest assured Stila diverges from the rest with a palette that's purely illuminating. Packing the radiance with three unique, bouncy-to-the-touch highlighters that melt into the skin and enhances the face with extremely fine light-diffusing particles, this is the lit-from-within glow that sweeps on in opalescent, shimmering and sunkissed finishes. Talk about stealing the spotlight.
5. It Cosmetics Ja Ne Se Quoi Palette, $68
If you haven't been living under a rock, you'd no doubt have cottoned on to the furore that IT Cosmetics stirred up when they launched locally a mere three months ago. Now barely into their tenure, they've already dropped a new palette that delivers a skin-perfecting glow developed with anti-ageing properties that simultaneously illuminates and revitalises your complexion. It's a good bet IT Girls will have already locked onto this one.
Available at Sephora stores