Tired of festive palettes full of over-the-top golds, glitters, and bright shades you'd never wear? Aerin Lauder has the solution, with the far more sophisticated Aerin Holiday Palette (£45), which takes a more subtle approach to party season. It combines the sultry shades you need to create a modern smoky eye (deep browns and purples) with a shimmery green-gold for the inner corners of the eye and two lighter, softer shades of greyish purple and pink that can be used for a daytime look. Finally, a golden cheek colour gives a touch of sparkle and is a lovely alternative to a darker bronzer. You might think this would only work on pale skins, but a sweep across the top of the cheekbones on darker skins will really lift your look. Treat yourself, or stash this away as a gift for anyone who runs in the other direction the moment the glitter eyeliner comes out!