Hi loves, I’m back today with another gift idea post in preparation for this month’s celebrations. I cannot comprehend how we are at the end of 2013 and 2014 is a month away. How? The gift idea I am featuring today is a rather unique palette, unlike anything I’ve come across and will be great to have for those who like touching up on their makeup through out the night.
This baby is the BareMinerals The Mix Master Convertible Eyeshadow Palette, phew that is a long title! This is a very unique palette in the sense that is is literally two palettes in one. Firstly all the twelve shadows pop out, so you can arrange them in an order to suit you. You have twelve different types of shadows, a mix of base, crease and liner shades though of course you are free to use them as you like. There is a great mix of colours from neutrals to full out smokey shades, and yes there aren’t any vivid daring colours like a bright pop of yellow but really, how many people use those shades on a daily basis. This palette is for someone who would want a palette where they can use every single shade. Hey, don’t think I wouldn’t rock a bright eye everyday, for years I did! But what floats my boat doesn’t work for everyone.
The packaging is gorgeous, its sleek and very compact so travelling with it is easy. It’s black with a gem like print on it and sturdy too. Now remember I said it is literally two palettes in one? Now you know what I mean. The inner section of the palette slides out to make a smaller compact, with a trio of shades that you can pick and mix! How clever is that? This really is perfect for travelling and times when you know you’d want the option of a touch up. You also get a mirror inside and a brush which I am pleased to say is actually a very nice brush and not one of those useless ones you will never use. It has a flat liner brush on one side and a very nice fluffy tapered crease brush on the other.
Now lets get swatching.
The first six are Maven (blackened navy), Panorama (charcoal), Perspective (deep espresso), Embellish (glittery pewter), Day Dream (nude creme) and Stealth (apricot chiffon). As you can see all the shades are creamy, pigmented and smooth. I’ve already been creating makeup looks with this palette and the shadows are so easy to work with. Now on to the next six shades.
Here we have In Vogue (matte smoky purple), Custom Made (pink quartz pearl), Hot Commodity (metallic medium copper), Max Volume (smoky jade), Muse (pink frost) and Mixologist (champagne sheen). I think I love Day Dream the most, it is such a perfect pigmented nude shade, oh and also Embellish because I am a sucker for a unique shimmery shade. Okay lets just make it a trio, my third favourite is Hot Commodity, a gorgeous shade that glides on like butter – what is there not to love?
This palette is definitely a keeper in my opinion, it wouldn’t be appearing here if it wasn’t! It’s perfect for any beauty enthusiast really, from the advanced beauty lover to those who are newly introduced to this addictive world. Of course you could be greedy and just keep it for yourself ! This palette retails for £45.00 and has a value of £87.00 so you are saving quite a few pennies there. You can pick it up at any Bareminerals stockist or here on their site. Don’t forget to use code ‘XMAS1’ at checkout for free delivery.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post, if you did then make sure you keep a look out for my next post which may be tomorrow or a few days after. I have created a smokey green makeup look using this palette to share with you all so stay tuned to see what I used to achieve it. Until next time lovelies, have a great day