If you are searching for an impressive gift for a beauty lover then a luxuriously stylish makeup palette is definitely a great place to start. With so many gorgeous offerings launching for winter, I’ve picked some of my favourites that are sure to make an impression under the tree this Christmas.
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette
The limited-edition Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette is the latest release from Urban Decay and it is packed with 20 of their most amped-up metallic shadows yet. What’s better is that every single one is NEW and exclusive.
Inject your look with a hit of glamrock for daytime or go fullon metal for a night out. From standout jewel tones like Amp (a killer metallic teal) and Twisted (glimmering gold) to ultraflattering neutrals like Demo (bronze-rose) and Afterparty (an amazing metallic red), this palette has everything you need to create endless metallic looks. And it’s all organised by colour: brights on the left, neutrals on the right.
Each shade in Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette has a velvety feel for the perfect application, provides insane colour payout and blends like a dream. These are some of Urban Decays best metallic eyeshadows yet and they would be perfect for the festive season and those upcoming Christmas parties!
The palette design itself is also pretty special! It slides open to dramatically reveal the shadow tray. When you’re ready to work your makeup magic, just pull the palette out and use Heavy Metals kind of like a painter’s palette. It has a huge mirror, so not only is this palette seriously hot, it’s actually practical too.
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Metallic Eyeshadow Palette – £43.00 from www.johnlewis.com
Ultimate Beauty Kit 4th Edition The Best of Pixi Palette
Pixi has launched this jaw-dropping palette that will definitely have you covered for all of your beauty needs this Christmas. It includes 8 x Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes (48 Eye Shades), 2 x Glow-y Powders, 2 x Beauty Blush Duos & 2 x Beauty Bronzers.
This limited edition palette is the largest Ultimate Beauty Kit yet with all of your Pixi favourites tucked away inside! Now you can line & define eyes to perfection, add some warmth to cheeks, and smooth on a finishing touch of glow to anywhere you want to highlight & brighten.
I love that this palette can easily take you from day to night and the colour selection includes just about everything you could ever imagine needing – no matter what the occasion. This would make the perfect gift for makeup lovers or even for teens who are just starting to discover and try out makeup as it’s a fully stocked beauty kit.
Available Exclusively at the Pixi Boutique, pixibeauty.co.uk, ASOS and QVC.
Zoeva Opulence Eyeshadow Palette
Life is anything but ordinary and Zoeva has captured everyday life in its magnificent beauty with their sumptuous Zoeva Oppulence collection, featuring an extravagant eyeshadow palette, a ritzy blush palette and a luxurious vegan brush set.
Balancing an exuberant extravagance with elegant restraint, the lavish Zoeva Oppulence Palette unveils a bountiful arrangement of plush eyeshadow colors. Sparked by the rich hues and dramatic shades of moody still life paintings, the palette transforms the beautiful essence of a blooming bouquet into ten highly pigmented eyeshadow shades.
From rosy copper, over hues of ivory dahlias to vibrant royal blue orchids, the palette features the perfect shades and finishes to create a true makeup masterpiece. This is the perfect palette for all ages, thanks to its wonderful selection of shades.
The packaging is strikingly gorgeous and I’m in love with this dark and almost Gothic design. It also fits easily into your travel bag for those last minute winter trips away.
The Zoeva Opulence Eyeshadow Palette is priced at £18.00 from www.cultbeauty.co.uk
XIP Professional Palettes – If you’ve not yet heard of XIP then this exciting new UK make-up line is crammed full of beautifying goodies and is an absolute delight to use. All the essential tools needed to enhance a woman’s natural beauty is encapsulated in this small – but powerful – range. Exquisite packaging with a luxurious look and feel says all there is you need to know about the quality of products to be found within! XIP Professional has invested in breakthrough high-tech research to debut professional beauty solutions designed to bring out the pure beauty we all possess! Innovative and high quality products that are easy to use and give women the power to achieve make-up perfection from a fresh and relaxed XIP daytime finish to stunning XIP glamour for evening.
Available online XIP Professional is accessibly-priced with the palettes ranging from £28 – £37. The Mascara £19 and the Concealer £18.95. Brushes are £18.95 each whilst the sets that include their appropriate make-up brush counterpart are £42 / £46 (so by buying the sets you make a saving of approx. £5.00). Each product is delivered complete with a ‘how to use’ guide and make-up artist tips. These wonderful XIP specialists really have thought of everything to make your make-up journey effortless, pleasurable and totally professional.
For more information and to buy or view the range log on to: www.xip-professional.com
Disclaimer: please note that unless otherwise stated some items featured have been provided on a review basis.