MY TOP 5 FAVOURITE EYESHADOW PALETTES
Palettes. Palettes, palettes palettes. I love them. Some might say I have a slight addiction. There’s something about a good eyeshadow palette that makes me feel things. I’ve previously listed my top 5 palettes (back in the day) but obviously, times change and I’ve bought a million palettes since then, plus had a huge declutter of eyeshadow palettes, going from 81 down to 43 in total. So, without further ado: here are my top 5 favourite palettes… at the moment.
JACLYN HILL X MORPHE
This palette featured in a recent Holy Grails video, proving just how much I love it. This is a pricey palette for Morphe, costing us mere mortals a whopping £37. But boy, is it worth it. I was dubious at first, considering I’ve previously trashed Morphe’s quality, but this is a whole new level. The colour selection is gorgeous (mostly warm, but let’s be real… we love warm tones) and the pigmentation and blendability of all the shades is out of this world. And you need to swatch the shimmers. Beautiful. I used this palette for my makeup for the Revolution party!
This was the original Tartelette palette; an all-matte bonanza of nudes and neutrals that smell collectively of Kinder eggs (yes, really). I got the entire Tartelette set for my birthday (read the review) and instantly fell in love with the purple-toned neutrals of this matte one. The shades are so blendable, so soft and so beautiful. Any of the Tartelette palettes are worth picking up, to be honest, but this one is my favourite. If you’re more into warm tones, the Toasted palette will be up your street and if you want the nudes, go for the Tartelette In Bloom. They’re expensive at £41 each, but worth it!
ZOEVA MATTE SPECTRUM
There seems to be a matte theme happening! The Zoeva palettes are some of my favourites anyway, with gorgeous shades in a range of beautifully-packaged palettes. My favourite out of the bunch is my first Zoeva palette, the Matte Spectrum. The range of shades in this one makes my heart happy. You can create a fairly neutral look with warmer shades, a simple-yet-colourful look with any of the shades, or go to full-on rainbow or contrasting look with a mix of the colours. The formula is wonderful and the variety is outstanding. Better yet, the price isn’t too bad! £28 for all of those shades.
URBAN DECAY ULTIMATE NAKED BASICS
I haven’t previously been a fan of Urban Decay’s Naked palettes, but the Ultimate Naked Basics seems to be a much better formula! Again, this is all matte except for one demi-matte (which I use on my brow bone) and is the perfect selection of neutrals for an everyday look, but it can be deepened up with the darker shades in the palette. There’s a nice range of warm and cool shades to work with! I like using this palette to do a really simple eye look really quickly.
REVOLUTION RELOADED ICONIC FEVER
The only drugstore palette in this list, oops! I do love my drugstore makeup but it just happens that the majority of my favourites are more expensive. However, the Reloaded series of palettes from Revolution (previously Makeup Revolution) are my favourite palettes and formula from the brand. The mattes are soft and pigmented, easy to use and beginner-friendly. This particular palette has a range of warm browns which again can be used to create a nice everyday look or deepened up and used for a glam nighttime look. I love all the Reloaded palettes but the Iconic Fever is the one I use most. You can get it for just £4 on revolutionbeauty.com!
Tell me what your favourite palettes are in the comments!