For today’s post I thought I would talk about my top 5 eyeshadow palettes, do a bit of a comparison and share my opinions on which palette is best for which job.
I feel as though the days of buying individual eyeshadows are kind of disappearing, palettes just seem such better value to me, especially if you pick the right one. These aren’t in order of my favourite, I love them all equally!!
- MORPHE 12 COLOUR PALETTE- NATURAL BEAUTY-£11.95
This is the palette I currently have in my makeup bag, its a neutral 12 colour palette, I’d say most of the shades are warm tones so if you gravitate towards cool toned shadows this may not be the one for you. This palette is slightly more affordable than some of the other palettes I use but there defiantly are cheaper 12 colour palettes on the market if your budget won’t stretch. The quality of these eyeshadows are really nice, very blendable and little fallout but the colour payoff does require some building. My favourite shade is the 5th shade in(I’ve highlighted it in the picture below), I wear that shade blended across my lid everyday(see my everyday makeup routine post that is linked below for my full routine)
2. COLLECTION EYES UNCOVERED PALETTE- NUDE- £3.99
This little 6 colour palette is by far the cheapest out of my top 5 but that does not put it at the lowest quality. I’d expect the price to be cheaper due to it only having 6 colours but £3.99 is a real bargain and like I said in my last post where I also spoke about this palette, it comes on sale a lot. The version of this palette I like the best is the Nude one, the shades are all so wearable and anyone could work with them. The colour pay off is actually so good and the fallout is minimal, they work best with an eyeshadow primer though but so does any shadow. If neutral shadows aren’t your look then they also do grey, purple and pink versions of the palette. My favourite shade is biscuit in the nude palette.
3. URBAN DECAY NAKED 2 PALETTE- £38.50
This palette is on the slightly more expensive side and I won’t lie, for a long time I didn’t consider it worth the money. After I purchased it, I really did not reach for it that often as I just found it a bit ‘samey’ to other neutral eyeshadow palettes but since I gave it a proper chance, I really love it. The mixture of shades is amazing, a really good mix of warm and cool toned shades so its really a winner for everyone. This palette has 12 shades and they’re all very pigmented, little fallout but I must say, they take a little more effort the blend than the others. My favourite shade has to be suspect!
4. MAC 15 COLOUR WARM NEUTRALS PALETTE- £49.50
First thing first, this palette has been reduced in price on the MAC website, and it appears to be a permanent price change!! I paid £65 for mine and they’ve all been reduced to a new price of £49.50! That aside, this palette is still pricey but I always see MAC palettes as an investment, especially as I’m training to be a makeup artist. This is also the biggest palette out the 5 with 15 colours, this palette is the warm toned shades but they also do a cool toned palette and a ‘mellow moderns’ which is like muted colourful shades. This palette has a mixture of creams, golds, pinks, bronzes and coppers as well as having a good balance between shimmers and mattes. I love MAC eyeshadows because they’re just so easy to blend, layer and the colour pay off for me has always been flawless. They are more expensive but they’re so worth it!! My go-to shade in this palette for everyday has to be honey love.
5. STILA IN THE LIGHT PALETTE-£25.00
Another exciting discovery, this palette normally retails at £25.00 which is do-able but not ‘affordable’ as such but as I am writing this post, this palette is available on the stila website for £12.50 so if you want it, now is the time to get it. This is another 12 colour palette, i’d say mainly warm toned colour and neutral but with one cool bluey-silvery shade which I think is a really nice addition, although my favourite shade has to be bliss. The shadows do have a good colour pay off and do blend very nicely so overall i’d say its a winner.
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS
THE BEST FOR TRAVEL?
Morphe- very slim, good variety of shades to create lots of looks
BEST PACKAGING(PRACTICALLY AND ASTHETICALLY)?
Naked 2 palette, has a hard metal case to protect the shades but still very slimline and also has a mirror.
BEST SHADE SELECTION?
Naked 2, theres something for everyone in that palette
BEST VALUE FOR MONEY?
MAC, 15 shades for the new price of £49.50 may seem steep but for the quality and convince of the palette, I think it’s worth it.
EASIEST TO GET YOUR HANDS ON?
If you live in England, the collection eyes uncovered palettes, you can find them in most boots, superdrugs and some larger supermarkets.
I hope you guys have enjoyed this post and have some ideas of which palette is going to be your next purchase!! Let me know your favourite eyeshadow palettes and any you think I need to try! Thank you for reading as always! Links to my other posts are below.
that’s all for now