Oh-so-pretty makeup palettes you’ll want to make room for

Oh-so-pretty makeup palettes you’ll want to make room for

To have and to hold

Text: Angelyn Kwek

This is a public service announcement for all you makeup collectors and hoarders

Do you have buy makeup primarily on the basis that it has ridiculously gorgeous packaging (even when you know deep, deep down you don't need it)? Say aye if you check a giant tick on the yes column. And if your weakness happens to be palettes... well, you're a girl after our own hearts. With spring beauty launches set to take over the scene, it goes without saying you (and your wallet) are already gearing up for new and pretty things — despite the overflow situation you likely have on your hands. But there's no such thing as too much makeup, amirite? So while you mentally catalogue how to shift things around to clear some space for more stuff, check out the new and pretty palettes you're going to be pining onto your wishlist:

Kat Von D Beauty Metal Crush Extreme Highlighter Palette, $55
Every makeup junkie loves a good highlighter. It's even better when the shades are loaded with hyper-reflective micro-crystals to give you that killer metallic glow. This new KVD trio does all that, and can be used wet and dry, not just on the face but all over the body too. Yaaasss.

Kat Von D Metal Crush Highlighter palette

Chanel Neapolis Les 9 Ombres Palette Édition N°1: Alfresco, $139
Inspired by her hometown of Naples, Lucia Pica has created what is perhaps the most lavish Chanel eyeshadow palette to date, featuring nine flattering colours in Mediterranean-esque hues. We're totally eyeing the faded gray-green and bright green sitting smack in the centre of the compact.

Chanel Neapolis Eyeshadow palette

Available exclusively at the Chanel Beauty boutique at Ion

Dior Twinkling Light Colour Collection palette
Soon to drop two palettes you can dust all over your eyes, lips and face for a super soft shimmer, Diorsnow's new collection is a classic example of 'it's what's on the inside that counts'. We recommend you open the case slooowly to get the thrill of seeing the pretty, embossed powder every time you have the urge to stare at it — you know, before you wreck it with your brush.

Dior Diorsnow Twinkling Light face palette

Available at all Dior counters from 15 February

Nars Wanted Eyeshadow Palette, $90
Nars never disappoints, and its latest NARSissist palette is a curated edit of stunning pinks, red and neutrals to convert even the anti-eyeshadow girl. Rocking an all-new formula that suspends powder in a liquid, what you get is insanely pigmented, buttery smooth, and high-impact colour in one swipe. Come to mama.

Nars Wanted Eyeshadow palette