I have been thinking about writing an eyeshadow palette collection post for a while now, but I haven’t quite been able to pull my finger out and actually get started. The issue is, I just have far too many palettes to mention. I wouldn’t describe it as an addiction exactly, but it’s just that I need all the palettes.
So, with great difficulty, I thought instead I would choose my current top three instead.
Apart from the fact that this little palette is a real so-and-so to open, I love it; it is a lovely mix of mostly muted colours. Of the 12, there is only one matte brown, and the rest are shimmery shades. There is a deep plummy purple, complemented by neutrals and pinks, and the mint green is a gorgeous pop of colour. For the price, this is a great addition to any makeup collection, and it is slim enough to fit in a bag for touch-ups throughout the day (if you are so inclined).
This super affordable 32 shade palette is in my top three for the range of colours, 12 of which are mattes, and 20 of which are shimmers. There is a good mix of golds, browns and purples with charcoal and rose pink thrown in for good measure. This is one palette that can be used to create a whole look, without fiddling around elsewhere for a transition or crease shade.
This palette will always hold a special place in my heart, because it was my first Too Faced purchase, and it started my love for the brand. Admittedly, this is a creepy loitering in the bushes kind of love, but it’s love all the same. The colours in this particular palette are a mix of golden shimmers, and neutrals complemented by pinks and plum shades. The colour payoff is superb, and to top it all off, it smells like chocolate. It can be used for a complete eye look, including two brow bone highlighting shades (one matte, one shimmer). It is less affordable than my other two choices, but I think it is worth it.
There they are, my three favourite, and most used eyeshadow palettes. Except, I just have to give an honourable mention to the Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette – £38. I can’t really include this in my top picks, because the colours are not what I would describe as easy to wear. I have used it; I love wearing the pink and purple shades together, and I have used the silver all over the lid on top of a less vibrant purple. It is just so gorgeous though, the colours are mind-blowingly pigmented, with a soft blendable texture.
Do you have a favourite palette? What do you love about it? Let me know below; I am always on the look out for new eyeshadow palettes!*This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for your continued support of Joyful Things!*