There are three things I spend my paycheck on at the end of the month; make-up, clothes and books. Many of my friends believe I have a talent on wasting money on these things … I couldn’t disagree more! There’s nothing that keeps me optimistic through a college day than knowing I have a Beauty Bay parcel awaiting me at home. In my head, I see it as a reward for putting loads of effort into my work (When I actually make the minimal effort!).
However, my favourite part of makeup is eyeshadow. Underneath my dressing table surrounded by unnecessary amounts of beauty products, is a box of my most favourite eyeshadows. They’re hidden so my friends won’t ask to borrow and also I don’t want to get them dirty or broken.
This blog post is essentially to discuss my most favourite eyeshadow palettes that I own at the moment as I need a source to rant and rave about them because none of my friends wants to listen.
5) Urban Decay; Naked 3 Palette:
The Naked Palettes are a great choice if you’re just starting out in makeup! It was the first high-end palette I bought for myself and I was nervous to use it as it was during my cringey high school days when I had grown accustomed to Collection and Miss Sporty products and excessively avoid now. In my opinion, Naked 3 is the best palette as it differentiates itself slightly from other nude palettes because it uses a plum-nude colour scheme, rather than a mix of brown and cream colours. It comes with a brush, which is easy to use and is good quality. A final thing I have to say it that there is minimal fallout when applying it onto your lid and it has a creamy texture!
4) Too-Faced; Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette:
If I proceed into more blog posts in relevance to beauty, one brand that I’ll subjectively discuss with love and passion is Too-Faced. They’re my favourite makeup brand going at the moment. The Semi-Sweet Palette is one of my favourites as you can do so many different looks with this palette and it works. I particularly like to do looks with a brown-gold colour scheme with the palette as the variation of colour is in the pan, alongside so many other different colours. From my own experience, this palette how more pigment than Naked 3 and it is more fun to use. Thank you Too-Faced for becoming my religion.
3) Morphe Brushes; 35P 35 Colour Plum Palette:
When on a night one, the one palette I always pick up to get those bold colours is my Morphe Plum Palette. Though the palette is dominated by different shades of purple I have used this palette for so many other looks which don’t include purple. There is a tad bit of fall out but for the prices, it’s easy to be forgiven! The pigment is unreal also! I’m forever trying to find a palette which matches at price with a similar level of quality too and I’m struggling. For those for love a bit of eccentricity, I’d defo recommend this palette!
2) Anastasia Beverly Hills; Modern Renaissance Palette:
In second place is my heaven. This palette is orgasmic and it so perfect. You can use this palette for nude looks or you can use it for eccentric looks. (I sway on the eccentric side personally). It does everything. The pigment is so overwhelming and perfect. Like WTF!! ABH are one of my favourite makeup brands, I own a few of their products and have found minimal issues with it yet. When I wear its products, like the palette, I feel utterly glamorous.
1) Too Faced; Sweet Peach Palette:
Too Faced like to play their fans emotions with this palette. They rarely bring it out for a lengthy space of time. Luckily, I got my hands on one of these palettes because of my boyfriend. I wanted it for Christmas and begged my boyfriend to buy it me when it came out. Because he’s a cool dude, he woke up in the early hours just to queue up on the online store for me to get it. Apparently, there were 7,000 people in front of him in the queue, which made me lose all hope in humanity. However, with a stroke of luck and a 3-hour wait, he eventually got one of the last remaining palettes, which led me to break down into pathetic tears. Though the wait for the palette to actually come was a month, it was just worth it. I’ve never invented so many different looks with any other palette other than this one. It allows you to be creative and bold, which is something I appreciate in a palette. There seems to be minimal fallout, and there is such a rich, creamy texture when applying it onto your eyes. The palette is good for highlighting, creating bases and pretty much everything else!