May 19, 2017

Explore My Eyeshadow Palette Collection

For the first time in a long time this morning, I woke up feeling fantastic! It honestly felt like I had the world’s best sleep last night. I’m not really sure what it was… I stayed up late watching YouTube videos and surfing Instagram, and according to doctors, technology at night affects how you sleep. So, I’m completely lost as to how on earth I managed to wake up feeling refreshed and energized. But I made the most of it – I went to the bank to fix some issues and went to the gym. Now I’m here!

Now, onto my eyeshadow collection. Some people love to collect mascaras, lipsticks, and so on… but I love collecting eyeshadow palettes. I think it’s because they give you so many colours to play with and looks to create. I never get sick of fiddling around with them. And if it’s limited edition, I somehow want it even more.

So without further ado, here are all the eyeshadow palettes I own (so far)!

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

Admittedly, I jumped on this bandwagon much later. I had some cash to burn, and at that point in time I didn’t actually own any Too Faced palettes. Plus I had a Mecca voucher to use 😉

This has become a staple of mine. It’s versatile, has a variety of mattes and shimmers, creamy and blendable formula, and it smells like actual chocolate. *drool*

Most Used Shades: Milk Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Champagne Truffle

Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette

I picked this one up from Macy’s when I went to Hawaii a few years ago. The sales assistant told me that in her opinion, this was the Naked palette to get. I never really bothered to try the other Naked palettes, because I am really content with this (and they sell in Australia for $83, which is not cheap).

The shimmers have very minimal fallout, which is awesome for me – I tend to do my face before my eyes when I apply makeup. I would suggest using your finger to apply the shimmers though, just to get more out of them. I do this with all my shimmer eyeshadows.

Most Used Shades: Virgin, Sin, Naked, Half Baked

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

That is soooo messy! You can tell I use this a lot 😉 This is my absolute favourite out of all of my eyeshadow palettes. Every single shadow is packed with pigment, and the berry hues are just gorgeous.

I absolutely adore the shimmer shade Vermeer. I used it in my tutorial posted last month. This is my favourite shade out of the entire palette. If you don’t have this, you’re missing out big time.

Most Used Shades: Tempera, Vermeer, Primavera, Warm Taupe

Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette

This is such a cute little palette. Consisting of eight neutral shades, from light to dark – this is the ultimate travel companion. Seven out of eight shades have minimal fallout, except for the black (Tip – if you’re going to use the black shade a lot, I suggest putting your foundation on last). Good pigment, and easy to blend out.

This is really small though. If you can’t justify paying $41 for a palette that is the size of your phone – that’s totally understandable. When I opened the box, I was like… man, that’s tiny!

Most Used Shades: All of them!

Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette

Believe it or not – when this was first released, I did not see the big deal about this palette. I thought it was ridiculously overrated and overpriced (at that time I didn’t really know much about the Too Faced brand, I was more of an Urban Decay girl). When the palette returned to Mecca stores back in January, I thought ‘why not’. And I’m glad I purchased it.

Right off the bat, the smell of peach enveloped me when I opened the palette. No joke, I was sniffing the palette for a good 5 minutes (because that’s not weird at all!). The peachy colours are absolutely beautiful. The shimmers are packed full of pigment, and have fantastic payoff. I really like that there are also both warm and cool transition shades to choose from.

Most Used Shades: Bellini, Just Peachy, Georgia, White Peach, Puree

Chi Chi Glamorous Eyeshadow Palette (Elegant)

Elegant Palette

I picked this palette up from Target, along with the Sunset palette (I will write about that one next), and honestly… this is my least favourite palette.

Now, I really like Chi Chi – their highlighting and contouring palette is fantastic. But I’m just not feeling this one. The glitters have a very chunky texture, and the mattes are chalky. When I swatched these for the first time, each pan would ball up and leave a chunky, powdery mess everywhere.

I wanted to love this palette. The glitters look stunning in the pan. But this really didn’t deliver.

Most Used Shades: N/A

Chi Chi Glamorous Eyeshadow Palette – Sunset

This palette on the other hand, really surprised me. Because of the Elegant palette, I had low expectations for this one. But this was a really nice palette. The shades are not super pigmented, but the texture is much more smooth than the Elegant shades. No balling up in the pans, no chunks, no mess.

I haven’t actually used this palette in its entirety. I really want to do a ‘Sunset Eyes’ look soon, so I am definitely going to give this palette a good workout.

Most Used Shades: N/A

So that’s the first part of my eyeshadow palette collection. I’ll post a sequel very soon.

Kristy xx