‘Tis the season for sparkling lights, glittering wreaths, and (because we’re all beauty-obsessed here) holiday looks! We want our festive faces to say, “Merry Christmas, I’m your gift this year”—or at least, something along those lines. Truly, there’s no better time to go glam: whether the plan is to bust out a statement lipstick or make falsies an everyday thing. The Yuletide season means, yes, you can be a little bit extra.

Our go-to for a touch of glitz has to be gold shimmer eyeshadow. Dust it all over your lids, pop it in the inner corners, or repurpose it as liner with a damp precision brush. Whatever your poison, the results will be dazzling! Below, we’ve handpicked two palettes that are the gold standard in eyeshadow. Meet your match today.

SPLURGE: Paprika Matte & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette, on sale at P1,695 (limited time only) A newbie but goodie, Paprika’s Matte & Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette features eight vibrant colors in four different finishes. But let’s talk about our faves: the gold. The one in this palette swatches almost opaque. It’s the kind of metallic you opt for when you’re really looking to stun. On the lids, all the pigments blend out seamlessly with minimal fallout. A little goes a long way, so be sure not to apply too many layers lest the shadows feel thick. Otherwise, they’re a breeze to work with. PS. If you love dimension, the true gold pops when paired with a deeper shimmer shadow as a transition shade.

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SAVE: Maybelline Color Sensational Satin Eyeshadow in Glamorous Gold, P399 Want a budget-friendly gold that’s still worth gunning for? There’s always Maybelline’s Color Sensational Satin Eyeshadow in Glamorous Gold. What it lacks in variety, it makes up for in wearability. All five satiny shades in this palette apply smoothly with zero fallout. Each one boasts of super buildable pigmentation, so you can create looks for both day and night. We think the golden topcoat in the palette looks great solo, as its sheer formulation will never overwhelm your face. But if it’s depth you’re after, the glittery neutrals in this palette are ready to serve.

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What’s your pick: Paprika’s gold mine or Maybelline’s soft metallics?