Sunday, 15 February 2015

My love of Eyeshadow Palettes!

I'm a little obsessed with all things beauty and makeup in palette form, especially eyeshadow palettes. Sitting infront of my ikea dressing table I have my alex drawers underneath with a draw dedicated to eyeshadow palettes, so I decided this evening to pull a few out take couple pictures and talk about them. Which I like, which I recommend and one that disappointed. Can you guess which one from the picture? 

Firstly some of my favourite eyeshadow palettes made in my opinion are Urban Decay, the packaging is super fantastic and eyeshadow shade selection is amazing. From their Naked palettes and the nudes, to the Vice palettes all round for a good mix to the Electric bright coloured palette just to name the ones I own, there are many more gorgeous Urban Decay palettes that I would love to add to my collection.

The Naked one and two are palettes I would 100% recommend, they are good all round neutral colourings. I don't own the Naked three palette as I think out of the three it the one you could miss out, it isn't for everyone as has more rosy toned shades. The Naked palette is a favourite by many with my favourite shade being Half Baked which happens to be in Naked two also. I love and use both palettes and don't think I could choose which one I prefer, I also adore the double ended brush that comes with the Naked palettes. Which shades are your favourite?

An amazing unique palette I absolutely adore is the Urban Decay Vice three, the packaging is the best by far with crystals, colour and plenty of eyeshadows to choose from.

This palette is in a league of its own, amazing versatility in colours with beautiful pigment to each shadow. It has something for everyone and each type of look, whether you want to go for natural neutral daytime, super bright colourful or a mix of the two. It also comes in a lovely case to protect it which could also be used to store other items. This palette isn't cheap at £42 but you do get lots for your money and it will definitely be a palette you will love to keep in your makeup collection. The 20 velvety shades are all shadows that have never been used in any other Urban Decay palette in all different finishes from matte, satin, sparkle and metallic. They are arranged in columns from the neutrals on the left, jewel tones in the middle and smokey shades on the right. They made it like this so you could use that vertical quad of colours or to mix it up completely. With the rich colours in this palette it has great staying power and I definitely recommend. 

I love the Urban Decay Electric palette (please see separate blogpost) and very much enjoy the limited edition Smashbox On The Rocks Palette which has great colours and amazing super smooth shadows that are super easy to apply.

Other more affordable palettes I love are the Sleek palettes, I do have a few of these and the only palette that I'm not so keen on is the Matte palette. I feel the matte palette comes off slightly more chalky and not as good pigments as their other shadows. The colour range in the Sleek palettes is amazing, and for the money at £7.99 each you definitely can't find better colour payoff. This picture is from the originals palette.

Another palette I use a lot is Too Faced Chocolate bar palette that I had for my birthday last year. As you will see from the picture I have a clear favourite shade in this also, which happens to be very similar to the a name Half Baked shade. 

The Stila in the lights palette in the same picture hasn't had as much use as a lot of my palette but it's still a good everyday palette, although for the money I would definitely opt for a Sleek palette in its place.

This picture shows the Soap & Glory palette at the top and the Loreal palette underneath.

Soap & Glory eyeshadow palette was available at christmas time in the 3for2 offer at Boots, so was an excellent buy and well worth the purchase. My least favourite palette I own and the one that disappoints is unfortunately the Loreal palette. I was so excited when I first saw this on their Instagram when it was coming out and ordered it as soon as was released. The palette was a lot smaller than appeared in the advertisment pictures, and the pigment is nearly none existent in nearly all shades. Really regret buying this palette and definitely wasn't worth the £14.99 it cost. Where as other Loreal products have always been good and the Loreal quads are amazing. I own three of the quads and use them regularly, especially the copper shaded palette as featured in my 2014 favourites.

What are your favourite eyeshadow palettes? What's the worst palette you brought and why? Would love to hear from you in the comments. Thanks for reading. Speak soon. Karen x
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