I don’t know if I know anyone who doesn’t love a sparkling new makeup palette – and what I love about Christmas collection offerings is they tend to have a great variety of colours, textures and sparkles, which means you can try something new and push yourself out of your usual makeup comfort zone. There are plenty to choose from at this time of year, but here’s my edit of the five most wanted.
Urban Decay Vice 4 ~ £43
Urban Decay do pretty awesome palettes, as the phenomenal success of the Naked range proved. Vice is Naked’s rock star big sister – an annual offering of limited edition fun with glitters, mattes, brights and nudes. This year – plums, purples, teal, navy with some greys, nudes and warm coppers. Perfect for the experimental, the fun loving and the brave. Urban fans watch out too for the UD Gwen Stefani Palette, over which the Insta beauty demographic are currently losing their minds.
Bobbi Brown Sterling Nights Eye Palette ~ £59
Cool toned beauty, with matte sitting alongside sparkle, this is the perfect fail safe gift. Easy to wear neautral tones, in a classic embossed clasped compact. This will see you through from office to evening with ease, and accompany it with this gorgeous Art Stick Lip Trio for the complete look for every occasion.
Nars Steven Klein One Shocking Moment Blush Palette – £49 (Exclusive to SpaceNK)
Blusher fans stand back – here’s a holy grail collection for you. Nars make awesome blushers, and their Laguna Bronzer (included) is a cult favourite. Throw in two new exclusive contour shades, four blushers ranging in tone from peach to rose to petal alongside this amazingly chic packaging, a collaboration with fashion photographer Steven Klein, and you have a must have.
Sleek Gold Standard I Lust Palette ~ £7.49
With two rich cream base colours and four beautiful shimmering eye shadows in a sleek case, this is a perfect drug store product. Sleek eyeshadows have great pigment, are mega blendable and these champagne, bronze and gold hues will suit all eye colours. Check out the amazing Solstice Highlighting Palette too – so gorgeous, and a complete steal at £10!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit ~ £65
Cult favourite Hourglass offers beautiful soft highlighting for all skin tones. Introducing an exclusive strobing shade Irridescent Strobe Light, alongside bronze, rose and plum blush/bronze, this 6 shade palette also Dim Shade, a peach beige shade to soften imperfections and Diffused Light – yellow toned to assist with redness correction. Perfect glow for the festive period.
Let me know which you are putting on your list – remember these are all limited edition, and will sell out, so be quick if you see a must have!