Sorry! I know Christmas is a little way off yet, but we do actually only have about seven weeks left until the dreaded day arrives, so now is the time to start thinking Christmas as I just can’t fight it any longer. I’m going to be posting a series of brand-specific gift guides over the coming weeks which will all include my five favourite items from either their holiday specials, or their main items, plus the one item that I would like to receive the most. You never know, my family and friends might read this and pick up on my ever so subtle hints…
Illamasqua have some great gifts available covering a good selection of price brackets. Here are my picks:
Obviously I was going to zone straight in on this considering all four shades are variants of pink! The palette includes a rose pink, a mauve pink, a coral pink and a bright pink and retails at £34.
I’ve wanted this for absolutely ages as I love the Freak scent – it’s easily one of my all time favourite scents – and this set includes a full sized bottle of the perfume, a Liquid Metal, a Nail Varnish and a Sheer Lipgloss, all in shades that tie-in with the moody shades attached to the Freak scent. This is priced at £80, with a saving of £23.
I love the shades included in this kit as they’re all quite unusual, so I think this would be the most perfect kit for any nail fanatics who already have every colour covered. In the kit you get a base coat, plus three shades: Prism (Sheer Iridescent Blue), Scorch (Pure White, glossy finish), Harsh (Silver Glitter, glossy finish) and the kit retails for £40, making a saving of £14.
I’ve never tried the Liquid Metals although I’ve read lots of very positive reviews about them, so this kit would make a fantastic introduction to highly-pigmented cream shadows. This kit includes the shades Enrapture, Surge, Electrum and Phenomena which are all metallic colours that are just so pretty to look at. This kits costs £34.
If the Freak kit is a bit out of your price range then this is a new smaller version of the fabulous Illamsqua scent. The packaging isn’t quite as impressive as the original 75ml shape which sits at an angle and has a little snail on the side, but it’s still cute in its own right. Priced at £34.
On all gift guides I’m going to pick one product that I would personally want to receive the most. In this list, my instinct goes for the Lip Palette as I do love pink lips, but as I have more than enough pink lip shades to last me a lifetime (I realise it’s not about practicalities but I’m trying really hard to be sensible) I would go for the Liquid Metal Palette as the colours appeal and I really want to try out the formula.
I think I’d pick the lipdtick pallette or the nail quad 🙂
The lipstick palette is gorgeous isn’t it? They’ve got a great selection for Christmas gifts this year! xx
that lipstick palette looks awesome!!!
I know! I’m trying so hard to ignore it as I have so many pink lipsticks already, but it really is very pretty xx
Wow,these products look great, and would definitely make great stocking fillers! I’d go for the Liquid Metal Palette too, it has a shade of colours that you don’t see often! What colour do you like most off that Palette? 🙂
I’m working on a stocking filler list at the moment funnily enough 🙂 I think the shades I’d get the most wear out of would be either of the golden shades but the others would work great as highlighters too xx
Liquid metals are very difficult to use on the eyelids. They crease almost immediately even over primer and set with a powder shadow. I think they are better suited to other areas of the face and body.
I know the palette looks great, but it’s not.
Thanks so much for the tip-off; liquid eye products are so tricky to get right and I hate that creased look a lot of them tend towards, so that’s really useful to know! xx