Snap up these limited edition makeup palettes before they go...
One of the best things about Christmas (aside from the tree, the sweets
and seeing family, of course) is the deluge of makeup palettes that pop
up on beauty counters every year. Pigments packed into the prettiest
cases are the height of luxurious gifts, whether you?re the giver or the
one unwrapping them on the 25th.
These palettes don’t merely
prime you for a glamorous New Year’s Eve. They set you up for a year of
on the go primping and easy packing for every holiday. All-in-one face
kits are ideal for those baggage limited city breaks, while eyeshadow
sets that remind you of chocolate bars offer limitless looks wherever
Ready to snap up a palette up before they go flying off
the shelves? These are the prettiest picks that will have you racing to
the till this Christmas…
Place NYX Nude On Nude Palette under our Christmas tree, please. The neutral palette has all you need
to leave eyes awash in toasty taupes, cool greys and shimmering
golden hues. With two small brushes, twenty long-lasting eyeshadows and ten glossy lip colours your options are endless.
The Duchess of Cambridge is famed for doing her own make-up before important royal events – including her own wedding in 2011 and her favourite is said to be Urban Decay Naked palette.
Containing 12 interchangeable matte and shimmering pigments, this sleek portable palette has a combination for every occasion. Which explains why one is sold every 5 seconds in the United States. Blendable and flattering, each eyeshadow combination crafts the perfect smoky eye.
Top Tip: Always remember to press the shadow onto the eyelid before sweeping across, this stops excess eyeshadow from scattering onto your cheeks.
Eliciting many an ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ from makeup lovers around the world, this pore-perfecting palette
is one of the biggest hits this Christmas. As well as three luminising
Ambient Lighting Blushers, it contains three Ambient Lighting Powders –
each designed to cast the most flattering light over a dull complexion.
They’re seriously smart, recreating the warmth of your skin in dim
light, the brightness of your skin in strobe light and the smoothness of
your skin in diffused light – all with the mere sweep of a brush.
The art of contouring (strategically placed light and dark shadows) has been helping A-listers define their features for decades. Slim your face in seconds with the light an dark tones of the Iconic Contour Palette – the one piece of kit every celebrity swears by.
Learn how to contour with our step-by-step guide.
Traveling over Christmas? Slip this Dior Holiday Couture Palette into your handbag and leave the weighty cosmetics case at home. It’s all in there; the most wearable shadows, face powder and a blush for perfectly defined cheekbones, plus lipgloss in a day and night shade. If that doesn’t make this a savvy spend, the longevity of the pigments is bound to seal the deal.
The Estee Lauder Victoria Beckham Eye Palette is finally here, after many months of waiting. Packed with toasty taupes, eye popping emerald, azure and simmering nudes – it has everything you need to recreate Victoria Beckham’s signature smoky eye.
The tweleve easy-to-blend eye shadows in Sleek iDivine Enchanted Forest Palette are so quick and universally flattering they’ve become a backstage favourite on professional beauty shoots. At £9 you can afford to treat yourself.
If you’re looking for highlighters that fake a natural-looking glow, Stila is your beauty pit stop. Especially when they come in a palette
like this. Four luminous hues for flawless strobing and
believable radiance that suit everyone. Dust the golden and taupe tones where you would bronzer and sweep the pink across your cheeks.
Encased in gold glitter, the new YSL Sparkle Clash Palette is compact and chic. With a fashionable choice of eye, lip and cheek shades, plus three pocket sized brushes it has everything you need for a last minute day to dinner transformation.But you will need to be quick, they are selling like hot cakes.
Selling out faster than you can say ‘It’s not even Christmas yet’, the limited edition MAC Sweet Nutcracker Palette has the perfect mix of matte and shimmer finishes.
If you’re a mascara and strong lip kind of woman, Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette is for you. With a choice of pillarbox reds, vampy plums and elegant nudes, it will meet all your lip colour needs until spring.