In this post I'm going to be talking about my top 5 favourite eyeshadow palettes and why I think you need them too!
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Right so straight off the bat this palette looks amazing, it literally looks like chocolate. I mean what gets better than makeup and chocolate? Also this palette actually smells like chocolate.. Well putting that aside Too Faced is one of my absolute favourite makeup brands - I love their packaging and their products are always to a high standard. The Too Faced chocolate bar palettes are probably one of the best things that Too Faced have done so if you've never brought anything from them then I highly suggest their eyeshadow palettes. In this palette you get a total of 16 eyeshadows ranging from matte to shimmer - all the colours are easy to blend and work with, although I find Strawberry Bon Bon does lack in pigment slightly. You get two larger eyeshadow pans within the palette which one I like to use to set my eyeshadow primer (white chocolate) and the other is usually my brow bone highlight (champagne truffle). When I use my go to eyeshadow primer (mac painterly paint pot) I find these eyeshadows stay on my lids all day.
Packaging on this palette is really great because it is made of a tin like material and that means that it can be wiped clean easy and it makes it great for travelling since the shadows are well protected. There is also a decent sized mirror which is definitely a plus. My only downside to the packaging is that with my palette it doesn't actually have the names of the shadows written. Which can make it a bit difficult to reference colours to people. But I think they did release the palettes with the names written on more recently so this problem may not even be a problem anymore.
£39.00 from toofaced.com
£39.00 from debenhams.com
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
This palette is newest in my collection and I really don't know why I waited so long to get it because it's so stunning! The palette comes with 14 different shades ranging from matte to shimmers. The eyeshadows in this palette are seriously pigmented.. I find that because the shadows are really creamy that they can kick up a lot of product but you only need a tiny amount for some serious pigment. The colours are easy to blend and are mostly warm-toned which is my favourite.
The packaging for the Modern Renaissance palette is a little bit of a let down with me, don't get me wrong the product itself is amazing and it also comes with a brush which would help people if they were just starting out on makeup but the packaging is similar to how the Urban Decay original naked palette was, it's like a suede/velvet material. This means means the palette attracts a lot of dirt and makeup - which is a shame because the palette would be great to travel with since it is still pretty sturdy.
£41 from beautybay.com
£41 from anastasiabeverlyhills.co.uk
Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette
The moment I saw this palette I knew I needed it in my life.. I found it so hard to get my hands on! I'm lucky enough to have a brother that is amazing and he actually tracked it down for me, since then I think it has been for sale again on beautybay.com. I seriously think that if someone told me I could only have one eyeshadow palette for the rest of my life I really think I would choose this one, there is not a colour I don't like! The palette contains 20 colours ranging from mattes to shimmers. I love the textures of the eyeshadow and some of them are like foiled shadows.
This palette for starters comes with a huge mirror which you could do your whole entire face with. It is quite a large palette but at the same time it is very sleek, it would make a great palette to travel with. Not to mention there new released version is like holographic.
£43 from beautybay.com
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
This palette is pretty similar to the chocolate bar palettes by looks but instead of smelling like chocolate it smells like peach! I had heard so many people talking about this palette but I really struggled to get my hands on it. In this palette you get 18 different shades which is two more than what you get in the chocolate bar palette, but you do lose your two bigger sized shadows. This is one of those products where I could really see myself using all the colours.
The palette is made of tin which again means that it's easy to keep clean and it's very durable. Comes with a mirror and would be great to travel with.
£39 from toofaced.com
£39 from debenhams.com
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows
I know, I know I'm kind of cheating with you on this one but my Makeup Geek eyeshadows are ones that I use on the regular - for starters there are so many different shades and the finishes range from mattes, shimmers, foiled and even duo chrome. These are not a palette in the sense of you go online and buy it, you have to buy shadows individually as a pan and put them in something like a z palette. The thing I love about these is you can have a palette where you chose every shade. The eyeshadow quality and pigment is really comparable to MAC eyeshadows except Makeup Geek is way more affordable.
It depends on how you decide you want to keep the eyeshadows but you will most likely need to purchase something to put them in. The most common palette is one from z palette. Most z palettes have a clear plastic on the front so you can see what eyeshadows you have - which is great but that means you miss out on a mirror and I have seen that some peoples have actually cracked. All that being said I still think they are great to travel with and you can also use z palettes to put other things in like your face powder and brow powder which means that you are saving space.
Each pan is £6.00 for their normal eyeshadows.
Foiled eyeshadows are £9.25.
I get all my Makeup Geek eyeshadows and z palettes from beautybay.com
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