Christmas Gifts: Make-up Palettes

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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  1. 15th December 2011 / 10:04 am

    Ive got two of my friends the MUA heaven and Earth palette and my mum the NAKED palette!! xx

  2. 15th December 2011 / 10:05 am

    these all look amazing, I wish I was more creative with my eye make-up. Maybe it'll be a new years resolution aha x

  3. 15th December 2011 / 10:08 am

    The Painted Lady reminds me of Lady Gaga! Those are nice palettes, thank you!

  4. 15th December 2011 / 10:12 am

    I had a nail varnish set and eye-shadow set by Frontcover last year and absolutely love them! I'd be happy if I received any of the palettes above.

    Holli x

  5. 15th December 2011 / 11:46 am

    I recently bought the naked palette and I absolutely love it!!! I just bought some sleek palettes too, they're really great!

  6. 15th December 2011 / 11:47 am

    I'm totally obsessed with make-up palettes, but as I never receive any for Christmas I tend to just gift them to myself!

  7. 15th December 2011 / 12:31 pm

    The Umberto Giannini's packaging looks so pretty! I wonder if the pigmentation, staying power, etc., is as good as it looks!

  8. 15th December 2011 / 12:48 pm

    I have a few MUA and Sleek pallates, and I have to admit the Sleek ones have the edge for staying power and pigmentation. x

  9. 15th December 2011 / 2:20 pm

    Oh!I want all,Umberto Giannini Painted Lady cute packaging particularly!

  10. 15th December 2011 / 7:25 pm

    Ohh I've never seen the Umberto Giannini palette before. It looks like a lovely design and colours I'd actually use. Although I'm never a fan of lip glosses in a palette as I rarely use them! Great choices.

  11. 16th December 2011 / 1:16 am

    I never heard of most of the brands, so thanks for sharing!

  12. 17th December 2011 / 1:33 am

    I was going to get my little sister the Naked2 but I knew she'd never use it. I don't have many friends as obsessed with makeup as me.

  13. 17th December 2011 / 9:49 am

    front colour eye shadows are so bad, i really dont like them haha but the Lip Palette looks amazing tbh haha

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