Best Bet: Bobbi Brown Party Eye Palette

The holiday party season is in full swing, bringing with it a parade of bold red lips, sequined garb, and smoky eyes (hopefully, not all at once). While most brands have their own version of the smoldering shadow palette, Bobbi Brown gets it right in color and consistency. The six shades are eye-brightening and shimmery — but not stick-to-everything glittery —  and richly pigmented, so they don’t require touch-ups over the course of the night. Unlike similar charcoal shadow sets, this version doesn’t skimp on lighter neutral shades (to avoid the raccoon-eye look) and includes a two-sided brush for lining and shading.

Bobbi Brown Party Eye palette in cool, $45 at Sephora or online.