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Welcome to day five of my gift guides! Today, the category is palettes - you know I have a weakness for them! I usually do a giveaway at the end of my gift guides, but if you've read any of the posts this week, you will know that, this year, I have decided that I will pick random commenters, both here and on Instagram, to receive a prize, but a lot of the items in these gift guides, will be going to homeless shelters and frontline workers, unless they are ones that I have specifically bought for family myself. I hope that you will agree that this is a fair way of doing things this year - I want people who actually engage with my content to win a prize. Now, on to the gift guide! As always, discount codes will be included if I can find them!
Natasha Denona Bronze Palette £60: It was never going to be a Beautylymin Gift Guide without a Natasha Denona palette! This bronze one is perfect for those who love warm tones. The texture of Natasha's shadows is so buttery soft and they're so pigmented, that it'd be impossible not to love them! Full review and swatches here.
Natasha Denona Glam Palette £60: For those who prefer cool toned shadows, or ones that are more neutral, this palette is perfect. Full review & swatches here.
Beautonomy Palette* Under £20: You will not believe the swatches and texture of this palette - take a look here. You choose the shadows to put the perfect palette together to suit the person - if they like all mattes, you can do that, all shimmers - that works too! And all for less than £20!
Too Faced Born This Way Palette* £35: The texture of these shadows is so finely milled, that it makes lids look smooth and line-free, even if they aren't, because they are infused with hyaluronic acid and coconut water. In my opinion, Too Faced shadows are the best on the 'high street' or mid budget - they pretty much perform every bit as well as more expensive shadows, in terms of pigmentation, longevity and texture. This palette will suit all skin tones and eye colours.
Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Vol 1 $48: Nobody does glitters like Tati (I really miss her, by the way) - you know how glitters usually cause a lot of fall down (which can irritate sensitive eyes), or they are sparse once applied? This palette is the opposite of that. There are four textures within the palette, so you can just do a one sweep shadow look, or really go to town. Although it's neutral, it will suit all eye colours and there are endless looks that can be created with it. Full review & swatches here,
Too Faced Cinnamon Bear Eye, Cheek & Lip Makeup Collection* £36: Too Faced always does Christmas so well and this year is no different. This set contains a palette that contains both cheek powders and eyeshadows and a limited edition Melted Matte Lipstick in a beautiful red shade, which is brilliant, as it won't budge under masks. The tones are warm and festive, with both mattes and glitters in the palette. This set is really brilliant value and would make a gorgeous gift for any makeup lover!
Pat McGrath Mthrship Mega Celestial Divinity £74: An expensive palette, although they have started their Black Friday sale early, so you could make quite a saving if you order now! Pat's full sized palettes are usually housed in heavy plastic cases, with bevelled mirrors on the inside, but this one has cardboard casing. If you are used to her original palettes, this might disappoint you, but you'll get over that when you open it and find 18 shadows, and then when you do the maths, you'll realise that by Pat McGrath standards, this is actually great value. There are mattes, shimmers, glitters and a duo-chrome, in a wide variety of shades - some everyday basics and other pops of colour. The looks that can be created are endless. I can imagine that any eyeshadow lover would be thrilled to find this under their tree!
Urban Decay Naked Ultra Violet Palette £43: It's been a few years since an Urban Decay palette has caught my eye in the way this has. I like that it has neutrals, for everyday wear, but it was the light green, purple and deeper shades that really caught my eye. If you are buying for someone that you know loves Urban Decay, then they are sure to love this palette, but also somebody who is looking for something a little different from the usual neutral palette. For ideas on how to create some looks, check out Laura's post here.
Are you a palette lover? Have any of these caught your eye?
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All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. Anything marked with a * has been kindly gifted, without obligation. I don't do sponsored posts. Opinion is always my own. Affiliate links may be used.