|Urban Decay Naked 3|
NARS – NARSissist Palette
This new palette has gone to the top of every make up addicts wish list. It contains 15 shades; 14 from the NARS core collection of either singles or doubles and 1 from the Guy Bourdin Collection. The set costs £55 and it’s available from Nars Online from 1st February and I expect it will sell out very quickly.
Too Faced – Chocolate Bar
This comes in a compact that looks like a chocolate bar and the 15 eyeshadows included actually smell like chocolate. This is a bit too gimmicky for me and I’m not too keen on the included pink and purple shades. The rest of colours look very pretty though and they’ve made the ones you’re most likely use the most bigger in size. The RRP is £45 but it’s currently £39.50 at Debenhams
Bobbi Brown – Nude Eye Palette
I actually own this one and though I like it, I don’t love it as much as I thought I would. It’s one of those collections that look better in the compact than they do on the eye. The colour pay off on the matte shades isn’t that great and the colours just aren’t quite right. The sparkle shades are pretty though and can brighten the eyes without being too over the top. The compact has a lovely, expensive feel to it with a magnetic close. It costs £35 and is available at Bobbi Brown online.
Mac Cosmetics – Eyeshadow x15 Warm Neutral
There’s going to be two versions of these x15 palettes; the Warm Neutral and the or Cool Neutral. I think the Warm Neutral has the edge over the Cool Neutral palette, which is still very nice indeed. My only slight criticism of them is that there isn’t quite enough variation in the colours. They will be available in March for £65 at Mac Cosmetics but it’s already available here in the US.
|MAC EyeShadow x15 Warm Neutral|
Chanel – Prelude Eyeshadow Quad
This isn’t new but it’s a lovely collection of well co-ordinated cool toned neutrals. The quality of Chanel eye shadows is rarely surpassed and the iconic packaging makes this a real treat to own. Sometimes, there are times when I’m not in a decisive mood and when I’m like that having a set of just 4 gorgeous colours is ideal. The Chanel Prelude Quad is available from Debenhams for £38 with free delivery.
|Chanel Prelude Eyeshadow Quad|
|Clinique Neutral Territory 2|
SmashBox – Full Exposure
This is made up of 7 matte and 7 shimmer shades and includes a sample size mascara and a double ended brush. It also contains a guide on how to best apply the eyeshadows based on your eye shape. The compact is actually made of board which I don’t find that appealing. Unfortunately, this palette has received mixed reviews. While some people love it others have complained about that the colours lack pigment. Therefore, I think if you’re tempted by this one it’s advisable to have a look at it in the flesh, so to speak. It costs £36 and it’s available here.
|Smashbox Full Exposure|
Stila – In the Light
This is another one that comes in a hard board compact. It contains 10 shades that can be worn wet or dry. It also includes a full size waterproof matte chocolate brown eyeliner. It also comes with a look book that features tips and tricks. It costs £25 an is available here.
|Stila In The Light Palette|