The Most Wonderful Makeup Palettes Of The Year

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There is something incredibly joyful about exploring the latest makeup palettes at this time of year. Unlike other makeup products, palettes give you all the festive feels whether you opt for the assortment of matte, satin and sparkly eyeshadows in an eye palette or make a beeline for a glow-giving highlighter palette. At this time of year, brands are particularly fond releasing limited-edition makeup palettes, and we couldn’t love that more for you or us.

It’s no secret that the best makeup palettes make very dreamy beauty gifts for friends, loved ones and yourself. The tricky part is deciding which palette to invest in. Unlike a lipstick or mascara, a makeup palette feels like more of an investment – and we’re not just referring to the price. A new eyeshadow palette could see you through until next summer depending on how often you use it, so it’s worth finding the best one for you.

How to choose the best makeup palette for you

When it comes to finding the best makeup palette for you it’s worth considering whether you want to use it every day or if it’s for special occasions. If it’s the former and you prefer a minimal makeup look, opt for neutral shades, whereas if you like to tap into the latest beauty trends, go for a palette that offers a broad range of shades and finishes.

To help you pinpoint the best makeup palette for you, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites from Space NK’s bestselling brands, including NARS, Charlotte Tilbury and Kosas. So, whether you’re shopping for yourself or hoping to find someone the perfect Christmas gift, keep scrolling to discover this year’s best palettes…

Best makeup palettes for 2023


By Terry

Vip Expert Palette N6.op Star, £25.00

Best eyeshadow palette
If you want to create an impact with your eyes, By Terry’s VIP Expert Palette is the best eyeshadow palette for you. With nine gorgeous shades and a mix of matte and metallic finishes, this vegan eyeshadow palette will ensure you can achieve a range of sultry smoky eye looks. We love the creamy texture of the powders as it makes them so easy to blend.



Undressed Eyeshadow Palette, £38.00

Best nude eyeshadow palette
For those who prefer a softer eye look, this is the best nude eyeshadow palette to add to your shopping basket. Kosas Undressed Eyeshadow Palette features eight nude and natural shades with seven matte finishes and one sparkly eyeshadow. This is one of those makeup palettes that you’ll use every day, regardless of the occasion.



All That Glitters Light Reflecting Cheek Palette, N/A

Best blush palette
For us, this is one of the most giftable makeup palettes for 2023. Who wouldn’t want to unwrap NARS’ All That Glitters Light Reflecting Cheek Palette on Christmas morning? With six dreamy blush shades, this palette caters to all skin tones and gives you that gorgeous ‘lit-from-within’ glow thanks to the subtle shimmery finish. You should definitely browse Nars Endless Nights Eyeshadows Palette, £26.00 too.



Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Snake, £86.00

Best highlighter palette
Admittedly this is a bronzer, blush and highlighter palette, but we’re buying this palette for the Ambient Lighting Powders as the micro-fine formulas really do leave you with that lit-from-within glow. Every year Hourglass releases a collection of limited-edition palettes and this 2023 is no exception. We’ve got our eye on the jellyfish design. Before you get too attached to a design, make sure you look up the shades as they differ between the palettes.


Kevyn Aucoin

The Art of Sculpting and Defining Volume III, £54.00

Best contouring palette
Of course, Kevyn Aucoin gets our vote for the best contouring palette. The Art of Sculpting and Defining Volume III includes a bronzer, several highlighters and a mix of sculpting powders to help you achieve a natural-looking sculpted finish. If you’re looking for the best makeup gift for a teen who is always tapping into the latest trends, this should absolutely be on the shortlist.


Anastasia Beverly Hills

Glam To Go Mini Palette, £30.00

Best mini eyeshadow palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills makes some of the best eyeshadow palettes in our opinion and we love this mini Glam to Go Palette. With eight flattering matte and shimmer shades, this palette is a handbag essential for the party season.


RMS Beauty

Signature Set, £49.00

Best mini makeup palette
If you’re looking for an all-in-one makeup palette to keep in your handbag at all times, all year round, it’s worth checking out RMS’ multitasking offering. The cream formulas can be used across your eyes, cheeks and lips for a low key, minimal makeup look.


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