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From left: Pixi by Petra Palette, Pixi Palette Chloette, M&S Party Palette, Pur Pro X Etienne and Stila Eye & Cheek Palette




Photographer: Luke Kirwan

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Ensure endless make-up possibilities for New Year's Eve and beyond with our pick of the best party palettes

1. Pur Pro X Etienne, £34, is the creation of celebrity make-up artist Etienne Ortega, inspired by his favourite clients. Packed with a whopping 18 shades that range from pale to dark, the shimmery peach hue, Bossy, happens to be a Kardashian favourite.

2. If you are looking to enhance your natural look without too much effort, Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette, £30, is palette perfection. Available in four carefully curated colour ways, simply pick the one that complements your (or the lucky recipient’s) skin tone.

3. Whether you’re a make-up novice or a junkie, the M&S Party Palette, £10, will take you from day to night in just a few strokes. Plus, the sparkling shades of silver and gold are compact enough to slip into your bag for multiple desk-side masterpieces.

4. This festive Pixi by Petra Eye Reflection Shadow Palette, £24, houses 12 pigment-packed metallic shadows that play well on their own or can be layered effortlessly for showstopping 3D effects.

5. The fabulous Pixi Palette Chloette, £28, contains three blushers that glow on contact, six flattering eyeshadows to inspire, plus a selection of liner and brow options to enhance. You’ll love them all.
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