Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gift Guide | Perfect Holiday Palettes

One of my favourite things to give and receive for the holidays is a new palette. Here are five eye and cheek numbers that I think would be the perfect gift for any make-up loving friend (or yourself...)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
Too Faced Pretty Rebel Eyeshadow Palette
Tarte Off the Cuff Blush Palette
Nars Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Blush Palette
Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette

Now I have been having terrible luck finding the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, but if you are lucky enough to spot one, purchase it! It is the perfect palette for any high-end beauty lover. Don't worry though if you are like me and can't find this limited edition must-have, giving one of the single ambient lighting powders would make a great gift as well. Diffused Light and Dim Light are universally flattering options. The Too Faced Pretty Rebel palette came out a few months ago and has a gorgeous mix of neutrals and colours, mattes and metallics. An eyeshadow addict could create a ton of different looks including the perfect New Year's Eve make-up.  The Tarte Off the Cuff Blush palette is another hard to find item, but I spotted a few at a Sephora last week. Tarte's blushes are amazing and to have four shades and one bronzer all in one handy little palette is a wish come true. Speaking of blushes in a handy little palette....this brings us to the Nars One Night Stand blush palette. This palette contains six total colours, four blushes, a bronzer, and a highlight in a mix of popular shades and new releases. And finally the top of my personal wishlist, Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette. I love my Naked palettes, and the rosy tones of the latest edition would fit perfectly amongst my collection. I don't really need to tell you why this makes the perfect gift, do I? 

Now head to your local Sephora (don't forget to use that $15 off promo that's sitting in your inbox!) and pick up some gorgeous palettes for your friends, family, and of course, yourself!

What are some of your favourite palettes this year?


  1. I really want that ambient lighting palette, but I'm also having a hard time getting it. I'll probably call my local Sephora every day until it comes in.

    1. Sounds like a plan!! I have been walking into so many Sephora's so many times searching for it. I hope it's not gone for good!

  2. I love this time of year just for all the palettes that get released! That Tarte cheek palette is on my list ;)

    Sarah | More Than Adored