It’s kinda become a bit of a joke the amount of eyeshadow palettes I have. My friend always jokes that I need to go to AA meetings but for eyeshadows.
My point how do you fish out the good palettes and avoid the bad. To help you out I’ve done a bit of the work for you. Here are my top palettes.
Things to bare in mind, although I’ve tried a lot of eyeshadow I haven’t tried absolutely everything, let’s be realistic here. These are my favourites from what I have tried there are lots more out there. I have a bit of a thing for nude colours so if you’re into bright bold colours these may not be for you. I like shadows that are easy to blend and work with, they must have good pigment, I hate a colour that looks amazing in the palette and looks pale and unnoticeable on your eye lids.
So lets get started
Just look at those beautiful colours. Day, night, sexy casual you name it you’ve got it here. Pro palette’s 1, 2 and 3 are all great but this is my fave colour combo. Some things to note because someone else out there will criticise and say it if I don’t, theres quite a bit of product fall out from the pan when you dip your brush in. I don’t find it causes fall out on my face though.
If you don’t like MAC ill be pretty shocked. I’m not saying you have to like everything but it’s kinda the old school make up brand that’s going know where. I love the build your own palettes because you can pick all the colours you love, or in my case every shade of nude. You can pick the textures you want, there is nothing not to like. well maybe except for the price.
Trusty Urban Decay Naked palettes. Is there anything I need to say that hasn’t already been said about these. I think most people on the planet have one if they’re into make up. You know it I know it the colours are pretty, the quality is there and they are a must for everyone.
Oh Tom Ford. Did you ever meet a Tom Ford product you didn’t like? No didn’t think so. The price is eye watering, the quality is 100% there and it’s just too beautiful to resist. This palette is everything I wanted it to be and some how more.
Affordable with out skimping on quality. Cute little sleek quad/palettes with well thought out colour and texture combinations. They meet all of my fussy requirements, now we just need a few more colour choices.
More build your own and this time things are even better. Not only can you pack these palettes full of eyeshadows you can mix and match with bronzers, blushers, highlighters. Such a great idea. Not an original no there are a few other brands that do this style of palette but when you love Nars any way this makes things a whole lot more exciting. If you’re feeling cheeky you can sneak a few of your Mac pans in there if you need to travel light. Nars eyeshadows are gorgeous I also love the dual intensity range as the pigment is insane, see below.
A little bit of The Body Shop because well we all know I’ve taken a liking to them recently, probably because you can go in pick up as much as you like and not come out bankrupt. Nicely pigmented, soft and bendable long lasting shadows.
Last but not least. Charlotte Tilbury. It speaks for it’s self really. She wasn’t going to bring out any old rubbish being a highly sort after make up artist and you get exactly what you hoped for. I hate to say buttery because why on earth am I comparing eyeshadows to butter but they melt into your eye lids and bend together beautifully.
I just need to take a moment to say how cool is that cat. He literally made my day when I found him in this book. Don’t forget to leave me a comment with your recommendations because I clearly need more eyeshadows. If you click the bloglovin button to subscribe it would make me super happy.