It’s time to face it, the festive season is upon us whether we feel ready or not. Christmas parties, wintery gatherings and the usual merry celebrations may be slightly smaller-scaled this year. Nonetheless, there is nothing to stop our make-up looking just as fabulous as ever as we celebrate with family and friends. And what better way to lift people’s spirits by dazzling them with your make-up. This is the season to be sparkly after all.
Here are the top three eye-shadow palettes sure inspire and lift your spirits this festive season
1. Urban Decay Stones Vibes Palette
When it comes to Eyeshadow Palettes, Urban Decay certainly has one of the strongest reputations. The Stoned Vibes Palette was released in August and has been wowing customers ever since. With four mattes and eight glitter shades (infused with real gem-stones no less) this palette has everything you need for a look that will pop. Don’t be fooled by the subtle glow of the images online, these glitters are far more dazzling in person, you have to see it to believe it.
2. Natasha Denona Trichrome Eyeshadow Palette
You have probably heard of duo chrome, where a pigment reflects two different colours at once, but have you heard of trichrome? Natasha Denona’s new palette offers three trichrome shades which reflect three different colours, surrounded by a perfect selection of shades to compliment them. The metallic shades, a green-gold, violet-blue and khaki-pink, are best applied with the fingertips or a damp eyeshadow brush. This palette offers a fresh and modern take on a festive look if you are looking for something a little bit different.
3. Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Eyes to Mesmerise
The twelve shade palette by the queen of glamourous party looks also claims to have ‘jewel inspired’ shades. However, unlike the pastel shades of the Stoned Vibes palette, the CT collection is based around far more neutral warm pinks and golds and is therefore universally flattering. The palette boasts not only mattes and metallic, but soft shimmer and wet-look shades as well. The shades are grouped into four groups of three with a happy glow, love glow, dream glow and a seduce glow but are also made to be mixed and matched, so the possibilities are endless…
By Sophie Easton