I have two Olympic themed posts for you today, the first is about some Olympic themed eyeshadows. As always when there is a special event cosmetic brands see it as a good chance to release new products themes around it. It is not only high end brands that do this but also high street, inexpensive brands. Today I have two inexpensive eyeshadow palettes inspired by the Olympics and you still have some time to go out and buy them if you too are striving for Gold.

MUA Going For Gold

 First up is the MUA Going For Gold Palette filled with gold, silver and bronze eyeshadows to help you achieve a winning makeup look. You may remember that the usual MUA palettes contain round eyeshadows however this one is a little different with the square shaped shadows, I actually prefer this one as it looks more full.

 The colours are all shimmery but range from light lid colours to great smokey eye shades. I love the idea of this palette but I do feel that the gold, almost orange shades aren’t as wearable as I would like but the silver and bronze shades are pretty standard.

 And the best thing about this palette? The price tag! Only £4 for 10 highly pigmented and largely (other that that top right) wearable eyeshadows that you will be able to wear in winter and summer and that would come in great use around the festive season later in the year.

Sleek 2012 Glory Palette
If like me you are a Londoner this is probably a palette you will enjoy simply for the patriotic box but mainly because the eyeshadows are named after the tube lines.

 The colour choice isn’t quite as obvious as in the MUA palette but after a little research (I had to read the press release to work this out) I found that it actually corresponds with the colour of each tube station on the tube map for example the district line is the green one. Most of the shades are shimmery but most are still highly pigmented and easy to blend. I don’t think this is an overly wearable palette and I can’t see my self using too may of the colour but I still love this palette and think it would even make a great souvenir. At £7.99 this palette is almost double the price of the MUA one but you do receive 2 more colours and a huge mirror. Simply for the names of the colours I love this palette but there is no question that the other is a little more wearable.

Both Palettes are limited edition and available from Superdrugs now.

Are you excited about the Olympics? Where will you be watching the opening Ceremony?
What do you think of these palettes?
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Last week I went to the launch of MUA and Love Hearts collaboration which includes tinted lip balms and some nail polishes.

 The lip balms are vanilla scented and a little similar to the Sleek ones but with slightly less colour, the packaging however is really cute!

 The tried the nail polish U ROK which is a fabulous colour but left me disappointed, the brush was pretty horrible and application was very difficult, I would still be tempted to try the other polishes as I do really love the colours.

 These are available from Superdrugs and MUA website for just £2!

What do you think of the very cute packaging?

Sabrina X

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I think makeup palettes are essential at Christmas, they are perfect to give as gifts, to help you product your Christmas look and the more inexpensive ones are fabulous stocking fillers!

Umberto Giannini Painted Lady
This is palette is nice because it has a variety of colours and includes both eyeshadows and lip glosses. I also think the slightly grungy but still glamours image on the from is stunning!
£10 from Boots

 Strictly Latin Look Book
Surprisingly this is one of my favourite palettes, the colours are very wintry but still extremely wearable and it comes with eyeshadows, blushers and lipglosses. Its a perfect product to carry around in your purse and is great for someone less experienced in makeup as it comes with a step by step guide.
£10 from Boots

 Studio Look Book Mini Smokey Eyes
If you love smokey eyes then you’ll love this palette! It has four baked eyeshadows perfect to create a dramatic eye and includes a glitter eyeliner perfect for any party. Don’t forget an extra coat of mascara for extra drama. Also I have a great tip coming up about glitter eyeliners and party eyes so keep an eye out!
£6.99 from Superdrugs

Urban Decay Naked Palette
If you are looking to give a eyeshadow palette to one of your friends or sister then the Urban Decay Palette is essential as it has 12 basic eyeshadows every girl needs and they are all top quality! If they are slightly more daring try one of the other Urban Decay Palettes such as the Book Of Shadows.
£31.50 from most department stores.

Front Cover Air Kiss
If you are looking for an alternative to eyeshadow palettes this AirKiss palette by Front Cover has all the lipstick you would need as well as a step by step guide on how to apply them. I have written a review including swatches so click here for more information.
£20 from Boots

Cheaper Palettes make fabulous stocking fillers

At just £4 for 12 colours this are a bargain and they are really well pigmented, there are also 6 palettes to chose from. They also now sell Pro Palettes for £8 and they contain 24 shades!
£4 from Superdrugs and online.

I love Sleek Palettes as they are just such great value for money, there is also so many to chose there is sure to be one to suit everyone!
£6.49 from Superdrugs

If you are feeling slightly more creative why not have a go at building your own quad with FashionistA. You can chose whether you want the red or black palette and then fill it with four colours of your choice, you can even mix blushers and eyeshadows in the same palette.
£12 from Superdrug

Have you bought any palettes as gifts?

Sabrina X
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