My Top Five Eyeshadow Palettes!
It is time to be honest about something… I have an addiction to eyeshadow palettes. With over 50, yes that is 5-0, palettes in my collection I know a thing or two about what is good! So here I am going to share my top five eyeshadow palettes with you! They seem to all be neutral palettes because that is more what I reach for on an everyday basis!
So let’s go through why I love all of these five palettes. In no particular order. Don’t make me choose between my children!
This is the completely matte palette of my top five collection. The whole point of the palette is to be able to contour (define) your eyes. Using matte shades allows you to add shadows and dimension to make the eyes appear bigger or smaller or wider ect. I love this palette because it comes with three quads that are neutral, cool toned, and warm toned. There is something for every look you are trying to create. How I use this palette is as a companion palette. Which means I use this for all my shading and defining needs and then go in with shimmery or colourful shades. The quality of these shades is best of the best. They are pigmented, buttery, easy to blend and long lasting! Such a great palette to have if you have a lot of shimmery shades and want to do more defined detailed looks.
2. Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette 54.00$
Oh the Urban Decay Naked Palettes. These are probably the most talked about palettes in the beauty world. I have all of them so it is clear my love runs deep. But lately my love is for the newest addition to the naked family which is the Naked Smokey. Now I didn’t think I would love this one as much because I rarely do smokey eyes. But oh was I so wrong. This palette is actually the most versatile of all of them. Out of thirteen shades only three of them are very dark. There are actually really beautiful light and natural shades in this palette. It also have four matte shades which is more than they normally include. This palette can just do everything! Natural looks, matte looks, night out looks, smokey looks you name it! It really does have the perfect range. If you are looking for a fun palette that can also be daytime appropriate this one is for you!
3. Lorac Pro Palette 42.00$
Okay if I did have to choose one (which hurts me) I would say that the Lorac Pro is the best eyeshadow palette on the market! This palette seems like nothing from the outside. But inside it is probably the best laid out eyeshadow palette I have ever come across. It is sleek and slim for travel! It is very user friendly. The eyeshadows are so soft and intensely pigmented. I never have a bad eyeshadow day with these shades. There are 8 matte shades along the top row and 8 shimmery shades along the bottom. They are mostly warm neutrals which are my favourite! But there are also a few pops of fun colours that are not too crazy. I believe it contains the most ‘classic’ shades that people look for in makeup. Golds, champagnes, browns, purples. If you do not own a single eyeshadow palette then this is the one for you! It is really a no-brainer!
Talk about luxury. This eyeshadow palette comes with its own carrying pouch! The packaging is so sleek and elegant! It looks like something a movie star would have on her dressing table. So this is a pricy one and you only get seven eyeshadows. I will be honest in the past I have written off this palette as nothing too special. But every single time I wear it someone compliments my eyes! And I always think it looks so simple but its true there is something about these shadows that just glows on the lids. They blend together well and just look effortless and beautiful on your eyes. There are three matte shades, three shimmer shades and one glittery shade. This is an extremely neutral palette. All the shades are very similar and there are not too many looks you can do with it. It is mostly champagne pinky bronze shades. This palette will give you that soft, ethereal naturally beautiful look. Which is definitely why its called Lolita! This palette is perfect if you have some money to spend and want just a natural pretty palette and don’t want to fuss with bright colours or different looks.
This is one shadow that seems to be a love it or hate it product. I heard mixed reviews so I did not pick it up for the longest time. But I kept thinking about it and cracked. This is another neutral eyeshadow palette (clearly thats what I like!) but this one has a little bit extra. It has 5 matte shades and 7 shimmery shades. It has Stila’s cult shadow ‘Kitten’ in it which is a beautiful shimmery champagne colour. This is a really great travel palette if you want simple and effective. The eyeshadows are a little stiffer than the Lorac or Marc Jacobs which actually make them a bit easier for beginners. They won’t get messy and fall over your face. There are the typical champagne, gold and bronze shades but there are also beautiful purple, maroon and grey shades too! Its a bit hard to explain but its just a great easy palette for on the go and travel.
I hope this was helpful! It can be overwhelming to navigate the world of eyeshadow palettes. Let me know if you would like me to do my top five colourful eyeshadow palettes. As I seemed to have picked all neutrals here!
Chat soon! xox