Palette Pondering

I’m a few weeks late on this bandwagon, but I’ve been spotting ‘The Perfect Palette TAG’ cropping up all over my YouTube feed and when I spotted the ever lovely Estée tag me in her version, I thought I’d give it a nod on my blog instead. So here is. A bit of palette pondering if you will. All my favourites clubbed together in one post and surprise, surprise they are all neutral. Ah come on, what else would you expect? 

Let’s start with the most bruised and battered palette of all, Urban Decay’s Naked Palette. The original and in my eyes – the best – perhaps even my favourite palette of all. It’s got a bit of everything in there; taupes, golds, mauves, bronzes, heck even a black and let’s not forget two of the most buttery beautiful matte shades ever, Naked and Buck. Plus I will never forget the excitement experienced when I finally managed to get my hands on it. Palette porn at it’s finest.

A close second, lagging behind because its limited edition status made it a fleeting appearance on the beauty landscape is CHANEL’s Ombré Matelassées Eyeshadow Palette in Charming Ombre. That copper gold in the centre of the line-up is fast becoming a daily go-to and it certainly wins the prize for most expensive palette ever purchased. Another LE offering that makes the cut is the Bobbi Brown Warm Smokey Eye Palette. Again, a hard to find bad-boy but well worth the rummaging. Three shimmers and three mattes make for a comprehensive palette that has the whole day to night eye makeup thang down.

The winner of the most recent addition to the ranks goes to Charlotte Tilbury’s Colour-Coded Eyeshadow Palette in Dolce Vita. I’ve fallen hard for this warm quad; the textures are beauts and the colours compliment green eyed gals rather nicely if I do say so myself. It’s the edition of the press-on golden pigment that really makes it. Pricey, but it’s pretty close to perfection, though the Rimmel Glam Eyes HD 5 Colour Eyeshadow in Brixton Brown is good dupe if you don’t mind the non-appearance of a glitter-laden shade.

A good all rounder to finish off? NARS’ And God Created the Women Palette, which has made a recent reappearance on Space NK. Hooray. Not only is this set fab because it comes with a rather lovely fluffy eyeshadow brush, but it also comes with the NARS Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base and is where I originally fell in love with the stuff. Of course the palette is a tasty one too, featuring both mattes and metallics and as always the NARS formula does not disappoint offering a texture that’s fall-out free and long-lasting. Palettes closed. Over and out.

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