I saw this tag floating around on Youtube over the past few months and the eyeshadow palette
hoarder collector within me loved the idea of doing it. No one tagged me for it and I’d love to see other’s join in… so feel free to join in with The Eyeshadow Palette Tag if you’re an eyeshadow junkie too!
Show Your Newest Palette : Natasha Denona Love Palette
This has only just arrived – The Natasha Denona Love Palette, I was eyeing this up at full price and it recently went into the Selfridges sale reduced from £60 down to £25 – I was about to add it to my basket when it went out of stock. Someone in a facebook group that I was in posted that it had come back into stock again and I whipped it up for myself straight away. I love all the pink shades in this with the fun pops of purples and lilacs too. I have a mini Natasha Denona Palette which has 5 shades in which I like, but I’ve heard the formulas in her big palettes are even better! One of the reasons I liked the look of this palette is that it reminded me of what I wanted the ABH Norvina Palette to be more similar to. Photos and swatches of this online do not do this justice it’s so much more beautiful in person.
Show Your Oldest Palette :
When I’d planned this post originally my answer was the Urban Decay NYC Book of Shadows, which I’ve done a Throwback Thursday post about in the past. However I discovered something I believe is older than that when I went to dig that out. This is an Ombres 5 Palette from YSL, I think they still make these in similar formats now – it’s something I believe I treated myself to during sixth form and was a palette I used a lot – mainly that super icy champagne shade in the middle as you can see! I haven’t used this in years, probably shouldn’t use this as it’s so old but I’m very tempted to give it a whirl and see if I love it as much as 17 year old Rachael did.
Show Your Most Expensive Palette : Pat Mcgrath Mothership Sublime
I bought this as a pre-30th treat for myself at Christmas. I’ve spoke about it a little but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I only bought it really for that green shade. It’s majestic on the eyes and I loved using it in Winter particularly around Christmas. The other shades in this palette are also nice but not as standout as that green, I hunted high and low for a dupe for that green for about 6 months and failed, so ended up treating myself to this around Black Friday when I snagged it at £90ish instead of £120.
Show Your Most Affordable Palette : Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Palette
This is a tough one as I consider most of my palettes “affordable” and most of the cheapest ones I use for a review and then pass on – or I never pick up. A palette that costs me £25+ is far more likely to be “affordable” as it will get used a lot more and the cost per wear will be a lot lower over time. However I think this tag is looking for the cheapest given it’s asked me what the most expensive is, one popped to mind and I realised that I had given it to my Mum already which was a palette costing £4 from Primark. After routing through I think the most affordable is probably the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone palette, they’ve rejigged the design of this palette now, but it’s still available. It’s another that I don’t use very often and I’ve been considering sending it on it’s way to a better home – these cost £5.99.
Show Your Everyday Palette : Colourpop California Love
This palette is a fabulous neutral palette for me, I use it a lot by itself and it’s often the palette I reach for if I’m using other metallic shadows/Stila Magnificent Metals and need a good matte shade to go with it. I think I’ve taken this away with me on every weekend trip since I’ve had it as it’s just so easy to wear and quick to use and I can get a lot of different looks from this palette. If you like a warm toned palette and like using bronze and golden metallics honestly I don’t think you can go wrong with this one. I must be getting very close to hitting pan on some of these shades.
Show Your Most Colourful Palette : ABH Riviera Palette
Ooh this one was tough! I had a lot of things that I thought were colourful and when I opened them up they weren’t as colourful as I’d thought or were pretty monochromatic. I’ve opted for the ABH Riviera palette which I picked up in TK Maxx back in March (and haven’t photographed until last week so I’ve only just started using it!) – but this has few neutrals and a lot of bright colours. I want to make sure I use this a good few more times before the weather turns all autumnal! It’s a very fun palette and I do enjoy the ABH metallic formula.
Show Your Smallest Palette : Huda Topaz Obsessions
I have a few little duos and quads but I tend to like things that have 6+ shades in them so I can travel with them and not feel the need to take multiples with me. I’ve decided to count the Huda palette as it’s small and also very light but also still manages to fit 9 colours inside. I’m not the biggest fan of the Huda formula in general, but this one is okay – I do think I will use this a lot in future for travel like my California Love palette.
Show Your Biggest Palette : Jeffree Star Conspiracy Palette / Beauty Bay Going Out Out
There was too contenders for this and I decided to include both as I’d never dream of travelling with either of them. The Beauty Bay Going Out Out Palette is gorgeous but it sits unused in the bottom of my drawer covered by other products so I forget it’s there – it has 42 shades in all of which are metallic so on top of this I have to pull out something with mattes as well – it’s gorgeous it just takes up so much room! It’s just way too big to have sitting out somewhere and it forces me to tuck it away. The Jeffree Star X Shane Dawson Conspiracy Palette is famously chunky – I have only used it twice (whoops) and whilst the packaging is gorgeous it’s just too big.
Show The Palette With The Best Memories : Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette
If I was picking a recent palette it would probably be the Colourpop California Love palette as it’s been away with me on most trips over the past year. But I could pick that palette for many of these answers. I think I’d have to go for the Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Palette, a long time ago I was invited to an event with Beauty Bay when I got to meet Jeffree Star, Patric Starr and Manny MUA, they each had their own little station where they were chatting to other people – Jeffree was sat on a throne (this was when his brand was just starting!) and he gave me a bunch of goodies including being handed his newly launched Beauty Killer Palette. I know there’s a lot of controversy over Jeffree at the minute and to be honest I’m not sure what to think any more, but as a moment I have to pinch myself that this actually happened.
Show The Palette You Think is Worth The Hype : Ace Beaute Oceanic Palette
A tough one to answer – I do a lot of research before I buy palettes, particularly from new brands so tend to really only have bought things that I think will really work for me – is the type of pigmentation etc I like. The majority of my collection would fall under something as being “worth the hype”. I’d heard really good things before Christmas about Ace Beaute and named them on my secret santa wishlist I do with by best blogging girlies – and Molly picked me out the Oceanic Palette. I haven’t used it enough (thanks to lockdown) but I am mega impressed with the quality of it – I thoroughly recommend them if you’ve been eyeing them up.
Show The Palette You Think is Not Worth The Hype : Jeffree Star X Morphe Palette
I believe this has been very unexpectedly discontinued now – I bought this back in October/November-ish time and have been unimpressed with the few times I had used it. I found the shades really difficult to blend, particularly the mattes and found the whole thing a bit underwhelming. I look at it and I don’t quite know what I want to do with it – the only shade that stands out to me is that gold, but I have plenty others like it and I tend to pull out other palettes when I want to wear gold as it’s just not one that comes to mind. I might pass this on to someone as I just don’t reach for it or love it as much as I feel like I should do. A close runner up for a palette that I was really disappointed with was the Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts palette which just let me down big time!
Show a Favourite Palette From a Favourite Brand : My Very Large Makeup Geek Pan Palette
Ooh this was a tough one to think about – a lot of my palettes come from my “top” favourite brands. However I couldn’t not mention my Makeup Geek palette – there are a couple Colourpop singles mixed in here too but I still use my Makeup Geek Shadows a lot, mostly the duochromes, mattes and the foiled shadows. I bloody love the Makeup Geek formula however I find when I look at her new redesigned brand it seems a bit more generic in comparison. When I last swatched these I was about half full but I filled it up when MUG went on sale on Beauty Bay for silly prices. I’m getting close to hitting pan on a lot of these shades now! A close runner up or this question was the It’s My Pleasure palette from Colourpop.
Show Your Most Used Palette : Violet Voss Drenched Metals
Over the past few years it would probably have to be the Violet Voss Drenched Metals palette, I have reached for this a bit less often over the past year or so and I need to pull it out a bit more again. I love all the colours in this palette – there’s fun tones as well as more wearable colours and neutral shades (most I’ve hit pan or totally used up!). I wanted to make sure I could mention Violet Voss as I think they’re a great formula in general and I’ve got several of their palettes. I’ve completely finished 2 shades in this palette, hit pan on 3 more and close to hitting pan on another 2.
Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these before, what your favourite palettes are. Also if you want to join in with The Eyeshadow Palette Tag – feel free and please let me know, I’d love to have a read!