I’m back today with part 3 of my collection series! We have reached one of my greatest weaknesses and one of the biggest parts of my collection, my eye shadow palettes. Eye shadows are one of my favourite parts of makeup and I have accumulated a lot of great palettes that I can’t wait to share with you. I didn’t swatch these in this post because there are quite a few, but if there are specific swatches you would like to see just let me know and I can do that. I will also link any related reviews I’ve done if you want to see any of these palettes more in depth.
The first palettes I want to share with you are the only drugstore palettes I currently have in my collection. I have a weakness for eye shadows like I said I have had great luck with high end in this case. That being said, these palettes from ELF are still very good quality for their price. These are my go-to for brighter shades. Since I don’t tend to wear tons of bright colours I’m not going to spend tons on high end bright shades since I wouldn’t get tons of wear out of them. These fill my need for bright shades.
100 Piece Eyeshadow Palette
The 100 Piece Eyeshadow Palette is pretty pigmented for only being $10 full price and I did use this on Halloween on a friend of mine and it worked out amazing. You can see I have hit pan on some of the lighter, neutral shades. In the year up until I started this blog, this was all I had and used for eyeshadows and I wore those shades every single day.
32 Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette
The second palette is the 32 Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette. These are also very good quality, considering its only $12 full price. If I need some good purples, I go right for this.
Too Faced Palettes
A Few of My Favorite Things
The first Too Faced palette in my collection is from their 2013 holiday collection. I got this just before Christmas last year, so it’s not available anymore but they do have a palette in the holiday collection this year that is quite similar. This is a do-it all kind of palette. You can pack this and you have your shadows and your blush and bronzer all in one handy spot. The shadows are beautiful and perfect for the holidays, as most of them are pretty shimmery. I would have liked a few more mattes included as I think it’s easier to get a complete eye look if there’s more matte shades. All in all, it was great value for it’s price.
The Chocolate Bar Palette
Now onto the Chocolate Bar Palette. This is a great palette. It has what I like to call ‘pumped-up neutrals’. If you like neutral shades, but you still like it to look interesting, then this is for you. It has a good amount of mattes in both transition and crease colours and it also has neutral lid colours that are still interesting to the eye. I highly recommend this one.
Urban Decay Naked Palettes
Now onto the Naked Palettes, probably the most hyped up palettes to ever be made. These are so popular, but to be completely honest now that I’ve tried many different brands of eyeshadows, Urban Decay does not make the best shadows. It’s not that they aren’t good, they are but I just prefer other brands such as Lorac over these.
I went through this phase, where these were like Pokemon and I just had to catch em all. I probably could have passed on the Naked 2. I just find it to be so dark and hard to wear for daytime. The shadows are beautiful, but I think my style has just changed because I tend to go warm now and the Naked 2 is pretty cool-toned and maybe not as flattering on my skin tone.
The Naked 3 is definitely flattering on my skin tone and with my eye colour, but it is best used with other palettes in my opinion because I end up with a very similar look each time using it on it’s own.
The original Naked Palette is my favourite of the three, likely since it’s the most warm. This just works perfect for day time makeup, this is the one I suggest to anyone who wants to buy just one. In general all of these palettes have tons of shimmer, which Urban Decay does pretty often so that’s something to keep in mind.
Now we’ve have moved onto Lorac. By far my favourite eyeshadow formula I have tried. These are the most buttery shadows to ever grace my eyelids…seriously. I have talked about these tons and for good reason, they are so pigmented- it is beyond impressive.
Lorac Pro Palettes
The first of three Lorac Palettes I have is the original Pro Palette. This is a staple to me. I think if you own one high end palette, one of these should be it. The original Pro is warm in tone, which is flattering on my cool skin. With a row of matte and a row of shimmer in each, you can just take this and be good to go. The Pro 2 is more cool toned, but it does still have shades with warm undertones and some warm shades so it still works amazing for me. I can’t rave enough about these, they are worth well beyond $42. Since I’m in Canada and we can’t get Lorac here I did buy these in the US, but we can now get Lorac on Amazon.com!
Lorac Mega Pro
I have talked about this quite a bit recently, but this is like my palette heaven. I already love Lorac shadows, but then I get 32 all in one place…*angels singing*. These are the same great quality as the Pro Palettes and it incredible variety. It’s super impossible to get now, but I hope Lorac does this style of palette again because it’s perfect.
Stila in the Light Palette
I only have one Stila palette currently in my collection and it’s In the Light Palette. I won this in a giveaway this past summer and I went through an obsessed phase with it. It has made it’s way to the back of the drawer mainly because I have been giving some new to me stuff a little more attention. This is insanely flattering on blue eyes, it makes them pop. I still wear this on my hazel eyes and it works well for that too. It has their famous kitten shade, which is the perfect no makeup makeup type of shade. Brightens the face, but it’s still soft. This entire palette is perfect for the no makeup makeup type of look. I loved it during the summer when I was wearing much lighter looks. The shade on the bottom left called Bubbly is my perfect gold because it’s not super yellow which is often why I don’t wear tons of gold.
Make Up For Ever
Lastly we have my MUFE Artist Shadows. These are brand new and I talked about them in my IMATS haul, so I won’t blab on too much. I am still testing these out, but so far I have had great luck. They are very pigmented and buttery soft.
Shades (left to right):
I804- Golden Pink
D562- Taupe Platinum
ME612- Silver Brown
I524- Piny Beige
So there you have it, you have made it through my eye shadow collection! I hope you enjoyed this post and I will be back again soon!
Bye for now,