My Top Winter Makeup Palettes…

affordable christmas makeup palettes

My top winter palettes, on video for your viewing pleasure; perfect picks if you like to treat yourself to a little glitzy makeup number before the party season. Or, y’know, at a push, give people presents, but I do feel that these are too nice to earmark as gifts! All contain wearable shades and gorgeous glowing finishes and the packaging isn’t half bad either…

You’ll get a good look at all of the makeup morsels when you watch the video below. I also demo a few of them, including the – shock horror! – Ombres Lamees de Chanel, which apparently should never be touched by bristle nor flesh. It’s the law. Look at it, bow down to it and its majestic detailing:

chanel ombres lamees palette

I sort of wish that I hadn’t gone in with a brush and completely massacred it (the photo was taken pre-brushing frenzy) because actually, the gold didn’t have a hell of a lot of pay-off and there was quite a bit of murky brown going on by the time I’d dispensed with the overspray. The palette looks incredible, a real thing of beauty, but if you’re actually planning on using it (say what?!) then there are better golden shadows. Including ones from Chanel. Humph.

guerlain meteorites christmas

Check out this little treasure chest, above – the Météorites Perles de Légende from Guerlain. Little radiance-boosting powder pearls that set makeup without flattening the skin and give a bit of a glow without making you look robotic. 

guerlain holiday meteorites review

The actual pearls make me quite murderous because they go all over the place when you bash your makeup brush into the pot, but such is the way. They smell amazing (Parma Violet fan here) and really do give a good, ethereal sort of finish to your face. They’re here at

fortune favours the brave palette review

Also in the video, my two purse-friendly favourites: the Cleopatra’s Kiss highlighting palette from Sleek (£9.99 here) and Fortune Favours the Brave eye palette by British Beauty Blogger from Makeup Revolution (£9.99 here, pictured above). And a bumper highlighter edit from Hourglass, a lovely Shimmering Nudes palette from Givenchy and the amazing Winter Soleil clutch from Tom Ford, sadly sold out.

Watch, take notes, report back on your favourites: silence, please, for the film is about to begin…

Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush in Pink Truffle:

Chanel Ombres Lamees, £79:

Givenchy Shimmering Nudes, £45:

Laura Mercier Essential Art Palette, £49:

Guerlain Meteorites, £38:

Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette, Cleopatra’s Kiss, £9.99:

Fortune Favours the Brave Eyeshadow Palette, £9.99:

Tom Ford Winter Soleil Palette: SOLD OUT (lucky escape, it was about seventy-five billion pounds)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit, £69:

Tom Ford Lipstick in Spanish Flame: SOLD OUT. Ugh.

Dupe: L’Oreal Gold Obsession in Nude Gold.


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