2016 was officially the year of the palette. From eyeshadows to highlighters, it seemed like every month there was a new kit debuting for beauty junkies to devour. Now that's it's the holiday season, you might be wondering what 2016's best palettes to gift to your friends, family, or self are. Whether it is a collection that's going to get you a major glow, a kit created by a fan-favorite YouTuber, or an affordable find that couldn't be beat, palettes were the way to go in 2016. Why not embrace the trend with your gift giving?
Beauty gifts are clearly some of the most popular to give during the holidays. It's difficult to watch traditional cable television without seeing at least one Ulta commercial. Plus, typically, beauty junkies and cosmetics lovers make no secret about their love of makeup. Why not just give them more of what they want? From one beauty lover to another, you can never, ever have enough makeup. It's simply not possible.
With some seriously huge releases in 2016 — like Huda Beauty's Rose Gold Palette or the Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit — it seemed like wherever you went, a new palette could be found. That was true at least until the palette in question was sold out — which was often. If you want to embrace the biggest trends of 2016 and give them to others, these 10 palettes are here for you.
The palette is sold out on Sephora's website. However, certain stores still have it in stock. Check your local Sephora for this beauty.
2016 was all about the glow, and this beauty kit was a smash hit.
While not exactly a palette, this kit was the perfect collection of fall shades. It's also great year around and completely affordable.
While Jenner launched three palettes during 2016, the first up was the bronze palette. The excited stir it caused definitely means it deserves a place on this list.
The entire Sweet Peach Collection just recently launched and fans of this beauty were glad it came back.
If you've got a friend that a lover of all things matte and neutral, nothing can top the Naked Ultimate Basics Palette.
For quite some time, this gorgeous palette was nearly impossible to find. Now, if can be yours — or your friend's.
If you follow a well-known YouTuber, you probably got a sneak peek at this stunning collection during the launch in Bora Bora. It instantly made my must-have list.
Kathleen Lights is one seriously talented guru, and her collaboration with Makeup Geek proves it. These highlighters are stunning.
This beauty was so popular that it had to be restocked. Thank God for that because it's perfection.
If you've been stumped on what to get the beauty junkie in your life, one of these palettes from 2016 is sure to make them happy.
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