Got a pal or relative for whom you need to buy a Christmas present – for less than £40? Well, get yourself online or down to your nearest Clarins counter, and nab this not-so little beauty while you still can.
Clarins The Essentials Mineral Eye Make-Up Palette (£35) is an impressive paint box style palette containing ten very wearable and versatile shades of eye shadow ranging from gently shimmering nudes and browns to a vibrant copper foil.
I’m a big fan of Clarins’ mineral eye make-up because it blends beautifully and lasts very well – and it can be used dry or wet. What’s notable about this palette is that it would be a great gift for both beauty buffs and beginners alike: you can’t go wrong with these colours, and, in case you do want some pointers, there is a handy diagram inside to show which colours work best in which areas of the eyelid.