35 eyeshadow palette gifts for the eye makeup queen on your holiday list

We all have that one friend or family member who can easily skip the contour and lipstick, but when it comes to eye makeup, they can’t leave the house without a cut crease or cat-eye.

If that last sentence speaks to your heart or perfectly describes someone on your holiday shopping list (as it does to me, a self-proclaimed eye makeup aficionado), then this eyeshadow palette gift guide is for you.

Look, your eyeshadow-obsessed friend can never have too many palettes, it’s just a fact. Even if their makeup drawers are overflowing with them, there’s always room for one more. While eyeshadow palettes are a bit more pricey than other makeup products, just know that it lasts for years and it can be used in other ways. Certain shadows can be used to contour and color correct — those green and orange shadows aren’t just meant for “bold” makeup looks.

Maybe they’ve been ~eyeing~ Too Faced’s opulent Chocolate Gold palette or Kat Von D Beauty’s Mini Metal palette that doubles as a highlight. Either way, there’s something here for everyone. Best of all? These eyeshadow palettes are all products I either own (and love) or have on my personal wish list. Because as an eyeshadow palette hoarder, I pride myself on finding and using the best palettes out there. You’re in good hands.

Without further adieu, here are 35 eyeshadow palettes to shop for the person on your holiday list who happens to be the eye makeup qween.

1Kat Von D Beauty Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette, $62


For the person on your list who loves being nice ~and~ naughty.

2Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette, $49

Too Faced has mastered the art of combining chocolate, opulence, and makeup. This decadent palette is proof.

3Golden State of Mind Eyeshadow Palette, $26

Whoever you give this to, just know they’ll sparkle like Christmas wrapping paper — in the best way.

4Tarte Tartlette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette, $46

This palette is filled with rich and warm shadows that are perfect for this time of year (with a hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows in hand).

5Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, $38

This is for the YouTube-obsessed person on your list. Not only will they have fun playing with this palette, but there are so many great makeup videos. Get ready to be inspired.

6Urban Decay Heavy Metals Eyeshadow Palette, $55

This is for all of the metallic lovers out there, who need that extra bit of oomph.

7e.l.f. Cosmetics Mad for Matte Eyeshadow Palette, $10


But if your family member is all about the matte shadows, then this affordable palette is just what they’ll want/need.

8Natasha Denona Sunset Eyeshadow Palette, $129


While this palette is definitely pricey, your S.O. or family member will adore you forever for getting them this cult-favorite palette.

9BH Cosmetics Take Me Back to Brazil, $10.19


Full of vibrant colors like lime green, fuchsia, and ocean blue, this palette will inspire so many unique makeup looks.

10Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Galaxy Eyeshadow Palette, $59

For the RiRi-obsessed friends on your list who need to ~shine bright like a diamond~.

11NYX  Cosmetics In Your Element Eyeshadow Palette in Wind, $30

From sultry purples to deep sea blues, you’ll never get bored with this palette.

12Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette, $49

While this palette isn’t new, it’s definitely a makeup staple. Plus, who doesn’t want to wake up and smell chocolate in the morning before getting ready?

13Kat Von D Beauty Alchemist Palette, $32


While this is technically a highlighter palette, it doubles as an eyeshadow, meaning you can create the most bewitching eye lewks. The Emerald and Amethyst shades are hypnotizing.

14Morphe Night Master Eyeshadow Palette, $15

Create smoky eyes for days.

15e.l.f Cosmetics Endless Eyes 100 Color Palette, $15


With 100 shadows to choose from, there’s bound to be a color for every occasion and season.

16Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette, $65

Huda Beauty followers will love this versatile palette. From creamy mattes to dazzling glitters, it has everything they need to go from day-to-night.

17Too Faced White Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette, $49

This palette looks like a winter wonderland.

18Flower Beauty Shimmer and Shade Eyeshadow Palette, $16

This best-selling palette from Drew Barrymore’s line is sure to make any fan of hers happy.

19Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, $42

This beloved palette in the YouTube and beauty community is a must-have for makeup lovers.

20BH Cosmetics Zodiac Eyeshadow Palette, $17.59


This is perfect for the Sagittarius on your shopping list or that one friend who doesn’t go a day without reading their horoscope.

21BECCA Cosmetics Après Ski Glow Collection, $29


For that one friend who has to glow like J.Lo.

22Sephora Collection Wonderful Stars Eye and Face Palette, $16


Give the gift of both an eye and face palette. Who doesn’t want a palette where the shadow is shaped like a star?

23Beauty Bakerie Neapolitan Eyescream Eyeshadow Palette, $38

A palette that smells like ice cream and looks deliciously sweet? You just might need to get this for yourself too.

24Juvia’s Place Douce Eyeshadow Palette, $21.50

Juvia’s Place palettes sell out in minutes, so if you snag any of its electrifying palettes, just know you’re going to be a makeup superhero.

25Physicians Formula Shimmer Mix Shadow, $9.29

The perfect little palette for on-the-go touch-ups.

26Pür Cosmetics x My Little Pony Eyeshadow Palette, $29

For that one friend who wears only bold colors.

27Lorac Mega Pro Palette 4, $44

This limited-edition palette not only comes in cute millennial pink packaging but there’s a shade for every mood.

28ColourPop Yes, Please Eyeshadow Palette, $16

If you can’t afford the $129 Natasha Denona palette (I don’t blame you), this is a great dupe for it. Your friend will never know.

29Winky Lux Kitten Palette, $25

Kitten lovers on your list will need this palette, like right meow.

30Sigma Beauty Creme de Couture Pressed Color Palette, $39

For the eyeshadow aficionado on your list who is anything but basic.

31Kat Von D Beauty Shade and Light Palette, $29


This is the holy grail of eyeshadow palettes and if that special someone is missing it from their beauty kit, then they need it ASAP.

32IT Cosmetics Superhero Eye Transforming Anit-Aging Super Palette, $42


This palette features superhero-inspired shades, so your comic book friend can channel everyone from Wonder Woman to Captain Marvel.

33Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette, $54

The eyeshadow palette that started it all.

34Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette, $75

For the glam and chic person on your list.

35MAC Cosmetics Mischief Minx Palette, $39.50


Humor your friend with this cheeky palette.

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