Must-have palettes for your Christmas list

Now, I know it;s quite early to start talking Christmas gifts, however there are some cracking limited edition palettes available this year and so I'm making an exception and putting this post up a little earlier than planned. I have a bit of a palette obsession - there's just something so nice about having multiple shades/products in one place to choose from. I've chosen five palettes which I think need a mention on your Christmas lists this year, although as you can see from the photo, I was too impatient to wait for mine!

must have christmas palettes

must have christmas palettes

Too Faced Chocolate Bar* - makeup that smells like chocolate is basically a winner in my book. This superstar palette from Too Faced is one of my ultimate palettes - the combination of shades allow you to create multiple looks and the easy-to-wear formula means they blend like a dream and wear all day. Add in the fact they've been infused with cocoa and actually smell like chocolate and you've got yourself a cracking palette. £45

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot - Benefit's Christmas gift sets are always amazing value and I think that this blusher set steals the top place from all of the others. Inside there are 6 of Benefit's most loved powder blushers and bronzers, as well a a mini Watt's Up highlighter and brush. This is amazing value - most of the blushers are 5g, so not much smaller than their full-sized versions. The sturdy tin also means you don't have to worry about ruining any cardboard packaging and the cute house shape makes it something I'll want to keep even after the products run out. This is a limited edition Christmas set and is very popular, so I wouldn't leave it until the last minute if you've got your eye on one of these. £29.50

Diego Dalla Palma La Vie En Rose* - If you're looking for a non-brown but still everyday palette, then Diego Dalla Palma's La Vie En Rose is the perfect solution. It's got six pinky/purple toned matte and shimmer shadows inside that all work well together to create a multitude of looks. The formula is super-soft and long-wearing and I love the simple black and white case. You'll find DDP in the M&S beauty halls and it's definitely a less well-known brand to check out. £27

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 - the latest offering from Urban Decay, Naked Basics 2 is the perfect gift for matte shadow lovers that are looking for a good mix of cool-toned nude shades. The formula of the shadows live up to Urban Decay's usual high standard and at £22 is a good option for slightly lower budgets. If you prefer warmer toned shadows, then the original Urban Decay Basics will be a great alternative instead.

Illamasqua Facets palettes (Aura/Semblance)* - another limited edition release, the new palettes from Illamasqua's Facets collection are seriously good. Inside each one there's a mix of face and eye palettes, with each one featuring some of Illamasqua's hero products. If you're looking for an introduction to the brand or buying for a friend who's always wanted to try Illamasqua, this is my top pick. Aura is best suited to paler skin tones, and Semblance is better for medium to dark tones. (Full review of the Aura palette here). £45 each.

Have you got any of these palettes on your Christmas list? Which one do you like the look of best?

*PR samples



  1. I would love the two faced one but i am dieting and even just looking at the blog pictures makes me want to dive head first into a box of chocolates so no chocolate formed anything for me right now :P (yes i am weird).
    I love the benefit one. I might just pick that up this year. I hope its still there in december since i promised the hubby to not buy to much before anymore before the big shopping splurge in London this November ;).


  2. I *need* the Benefit box!!!


  3. The Too Faced Chocolate bar is by far my favourite palette at the moment!!! I use it daily!!

    Zoe Newlove | Beauty Blogger & MUA

  4. These are great recommendations!

    Missmacbeauty | Missmacbeauty

  5. I love the look of the chocolate palette, smelling of cocoa is a winner in my book!

    Project Rattlebag x


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