Wednesday, 30 December 2015

December Favourites


December has definitely been the month for palettes; well, at least for me it has, and I'm not complaining as I absolutely love an eye shadow palette.

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette - The Vintage Vamp | £38 | Charlotte Tilbury |
                                                        The Sophisticate | £38 | Charlotte Tilbury |

I've lusted after a Charlotte Tilbury quad for a while, so when my brother asked what I wanted for Christmas, I immediately directed him to the CT website. Lucky for me, I didn't have to wait until the 25th to receive it and I've been playing around with both quads for the majority of December. They are both incredibly high quality and require hardly any effort to blend. The Vintage Vamp contains warm, red/burgundy toned shadows with a gold glittery shade and a pale lavender-pink shimmer shade. The Sophisticate comes with four neutral, earthy-coloured matte shadows that are great for everyday wear. I'm really impressed with the pigmentation and so glad I finally own some CT shadows. They were definitely worth the wait.



Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette | £40 | Urban Decay |

This was another present from my little brother (thank you, Daz), and I'm in awe. It contains fifteen eye shadows in absolutely gorgeous packaging; the outside reminds me of Connect Four, it's so sleek. It contains very neutral shades with a few pops of colour on the bottom row - this is apparently due to Gwen Stefani's personal taste, as she tends to go for a wearable eye-look paired with a bold lip. I love the quality of the shadows, and even the brights (Harajuku - pink; Danger - blue) are amazingly pigmented. I highly recommend this palette; if you're on the fence about buying it, take the plunge.



Tarte Tartelette 2 In Bloom Palette | £31.68 | QVC |

The new twelve-piece eye shadow palette from Tarte is so beautiful, I mean, look at that packaging. Tarte are always on point with packaging but this is just stunning. As soon as I heard that there was going to be a new Tartelette palette, I knew I had to add it to my collection, as the first Tartelette palette is one of my favourites. Unlike that, this is much more warm-toned with browns, taupes and creams, containing both matte and shimmer shades. I wore Firecracker (bronze/copper) all over my lid on Christmas Day and it looked beautiful and lasted until I removed it that evening. If you can get your hands on this, do it. QVC currently have it on offer and you get a double-ended brush with it, bonus.

What did you get for Christmas?

16 comments:

  1. Ah that Tarte palette is beautiful!! I haven't seen that before. I really want the Dolce Vita CT palette but don't want to pay £38 :-( x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. I know right? Ah that's why I asked for it as a Christmas present lol x

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  2. You're converting me towards eyeshadows y'know that!! Shadow is something I've always shied away from as it takes take and I'm a lazy girl haha but I'm becomming more and more interested these days! I even bought a Kat Von D palette last night eeeek!!
    I've been SO tempted by the CT and Gwen palettes recently, they are stunning. A friend let me try her CT and it's just SOO lovely.
    Gillian xx EyelinerFlicks.com

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    1. Yay, I'm glad, join me on the shadowed side ;) KVD palette is amazing x

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  3. That UD palette is gorgeous, I used mine today and it was wonderul! The tarte palette looks fabulous!
    PARIE X
    classandglitter.com

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  4. need to pick up Tarte Palette :)

    http://villemo20.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love all of those but the packaging for that Tarte palette is gorgeous!! xx

    Kimberley // thecolourchronicles.com

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    1. Isn't it pretty! I needed it in my collection x

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  6. Tarte's palette looks amazing!


    With Love,
    Anna || Curly Scribbles

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  7. The Gwen Stefani palletes is gorgeous! I have the UD Shadow Box and Naked palettes and they are my favourite thing ever by way of eyeshadow. xx

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    1. I have all the UD Naked palettes too, they're amazing quality. Loving the Gwen Stefani palette though x

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  8. Gorgeous favourites lovely, I am really loving the Gwen Stefani palette and your brother did good ;) I can’t believe how wearable the palette is as well as I wasn’t sure it would be. The Tartelette palette looks amazing, I think I will have to check QVC out :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. My brother did so good, didn't he? You need the Tarte palette, Charlee, it's incredible. Some gorgeous shades x

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