Found: The prettiest makeup gift set that genuinely suits everyone

When it comes to makeup, most people find keeping things simple is easier, especially when busy with work or family day to day

Sure, we can all appreciate a beautiful eye palette filled with 20 shimmering, colourful shades and glitzy packaging. But once all the oohs and aahs are over how many of those eye shadows do you usually end up using?


In the long run, it's more practical to have user-friendly makeup that is actually wearable rather than just pretty. Don't get me wrong, though, practical doesn't have to mean boring. And to prove that, we wanted to introduce you to BareMinerals Keep It Glowing gift set, which is available now exclusively in Brown Thomas stores (€52).


Whether you want a subtle daytime makeup or something more sultry come evening time, this little set has you covered. For those with a magpie eye who love a bit of glitz, the rose/champagne coloured reflective makeup pouch should certainly tickle your fancy - but it's what's inside it that really counts.



In it you'll find a miniature Lash Domination mascara, as well as a mini Marvellous Moxi Lip Gloss in the gorgeous shade Spellbreaker. Along with that is the centrepiece of the gift set: the Keep it Glowing Face Palette.

The gold packaging houses four eye shadows: Silhouette, a cream powder; Trenchcoat, matte taupe; Girl's Night, shimmering gold; and Dynasty, a deep matte truffle. Accompanying the eye shadows is a matte, nude blusher called The Guest List and a gentle highlighter powder, The Soirée.


Above, you can see the different shadows, blusher, highlighter and lipgloss swatched from left to right. All the powder products have a beautiful, buttery texture making them really easy to blend from a sheer to higher coverage finish as you wish, while the gloss gives high shine without being sticky. Something else I noticed is that Dynasty (the brown) is a neutral enough shade that it could double up as a brow powder too, which is always handy.


Over all, Keep It Glowing offers a practical, wearable colour palette full of natural shades that will suit any skin tone, eye colour or age bracket - but it does so in a way that still makes you feel like you're getting something luxurious. And if that doesn't make for a good Christmas present, then I don't know what does!

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