Style desk: Holiday beauty palettes

These pretty palettes make primping for holiday parties a treat

Instead of cramming your cosmetics bag with a plethora of products, try an all-in-wonder palette to pull off a hot, pre-holiday look. Some combos pack classic colours while others feature rich, trendy shades we can¹t wait to try. Beautiful to look at, they also offer great function with many including step-by-step instructions to make your makeover fast and no-fuss. Sample a smoky eye, a contoured lid or a pink pout and impress those around you by fitting it all in your petite party clutch.

Benefit’s Primpcess palette kit comes complete with three powder shadows, a creaseless cream shadow, a mini Bad Gal Lash mascara, concealer, an eye brightener and a mini lesson book to guide you just how to add lots of oomph to your holiday look. $38.

Add sparkle to your peepers with Gosh’s Quattro Eye Shadow Palette in “Hot.” With four shimmery shades, give your eyes subtle shine with a single swipe or layer shadow for an edgier nighttime look. $19.

Yves Saint Laurent’s The Bow Collection Multi-Usage Make-up Palette comes in a luxurious velvet case and includes two rich eyeshadows in black and navy, a complexion highlighter, a sparkly gloss, and an eye-popping pink lipstick. Bonus: The case doubles as a party clutch to keep you ready for touch-ups. $98.

High-voltage metallic looks dominated the runways this season, but who really wants to go full-tilt catwalk? Opt for Sephora’s Nude Gold Palette, instead. Packed with eight flattering shades, you can blend more subtly with shades ranging from pinkish gold to reddish copper. $30.

Chanel’s Smoky Eyes quad is tailormade to help you achieve a sultry evening look. Its four shadows make for easy shading, highlighting, contouring and contrast. Use all of the colours for night or a light wash of grey for daytime. $60.

Inspired by the lustrous silk, velvet and chiffon of the 1920s and ’30s, Clarins Colour Quartet for Eyes in “So Chic” contains a sophisticated palette of four long-lasting shadows, including shimmery black, purple, grey and pearl. $42.