I do love a good multi-use palette, but how about a foldable box with four palettes inside that you can take everywhere with you? This is the Smashbox Create & Transform Masterclass Palette (£70 now £35!) and it's only available from the 1st December for 7 days. It contains 16 Photo Op Eyeshadows, 6 Be Legendary Lipsticks, 2 Powder Blushes, and 1 Contour, Bronzer and Highlighter. With the amount of makeup in this palette, it means there are 76+ eyeshadow possibilities, 18+ lipstick combinations and 4+ blush tones to play around with. The exciting thing about the palette is the fact that it's limited edition and with only seven days to buy it, there's a bit of a rush with having makeup that's only sold for a short amount of time. I'm definitely one of those people who will see this pop up and instantly want to have it for myself.

As you can see, all four palettes in the book pop out so you can add them to your makeup bag without worrying about space, or pack them in your suitcase without having to worry about a weight limit. The book itself folds in half so if you do want to take all four palettes out with you, they'll stay in place and it's magnetic so there is no worry about them falling out. With other face palettes, there is the tendency for eyeshadow to get into the lipstick area and make them gross, or them to be ridiculous in size that you'd never be able to take them away with you. I'm really impressed with how Smashbox have created this palette, including putting the shade names on the lid.

The eyeshadow palette has 10 shades in it, from a matte cream to a bold teal to the deep sparkly black. The matte shades (Vanilla, Nude, Hazelnut and Plummy) are pretty smooth in texture and easy to blend. Night Shoot is almost a matte in itself with added glitter which makes it unique to eyeshadows I've seen in my time as a beauty blogger. The shimmery shades (Washout Out, Amor, So Spicy, Tailfeather and Over Baked) are high-quality and pack a lot of pigment. I'm in love with So Spicy and it's very similar to Dirty Talk in the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. Tailfeather is a shade I will most likely not wear that often but I'm going to make an effort to at New Years Eve as it's the perfect shade in the palette for such an occasion.

This palette actually reminds me a lot of the Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette but there are 8 shades in this. It includes 6 Eye Transformers and 2 Cheek Transformers that are shimmery and oh so beautiful. These shades are by far my favourite element in the whole box. You can use these as standalone eyeshadows, use on top of matte shades to transform them into something new, or use them as highlighters and I'll most likely do all three. Shades like Bewitched, Dial Up, Strange Magic and Say What will be stunning on your cheekbones, brow bone and upper lip. I'd use the shade Filtered alongside the eyeshadow So Spicy as they're a match made in heaven.

I'm really happy with this section in the palette, as for someone with pale skin, all five shades go well with my skintone. Obviously given that there is a contour and bronzer, I don't think these two shades would work well on darker tones. The highlighter looks matte but it does have glowy tones to it and the contour shade works really well on me. Guava reminds me of Nars Orgasm and Rosy is like a babydoll light pink.

The lipstick section is not what I had expected. I hadn't used any Smashbox lip products before so I had to have a look at the Be Legendary range first. These are cream lipsticks in unusual colours such as a black, a lilac and an orange. From the swatches they're not as opaque as I had expected them to be, but with lipliners or other lipsticks underneath they create some eye-popping looks. The shades Double Take and Fiery have tiny glitter particles in them and oh my they're amazing. I've not worn glittery lips for quite some time but over Christmas and NYE, it's the perfect time of the year to wear them. Red Rage would be an obvious choice for Christmas Day itself and they're lovely and creamy on the lips.

There are so many possibilites with this palette, and if you know someone who is a makeup lover I'd highly reccomend buying this for them for Christmas. Even if you love makeup yourself it's worth checking out. The palette is half price at £35 (that's only £1.20 per shade!) and is available on Boots.co.uk & in stores nationwide.

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