Eyeshadow Palette Tag

Eyeshadow palettes are one of my favorite things ever. I love experimenting with all the different formulas, color selections, packaging. There are so many details that go into it, the options are endless! I don’t typically switch up my base face products on a daily basis, so eyeshadow is the one step in my makeup application that can be created differently each and every time. I’ve seen this new palette tag going around recently and I thought it’d be a great way to explore my collection in a way I might not have before!
Newest: StudioMakeup Ease to Wear

This one came in my most recent Boxycharm and I’ve been really impressed with it so far. It looks like a basic neutral palette, but I’ve been able to get many different looks out of it and the quality is amazing!! Stay tuned for a full review and tutorial featuring this palette coming very soon.

I’ve always been a drugstore makeup kind of girl. So when the original Urban Decay Naked palette came out years ago, I patiently waited for a more affordable option to purchase instead. I ended up with this NYX Nude on Nude palette and absolutely loved it! I love the color selection that it offered and the quality was really good too. 

Full review here
Most expensive: Blinc Electric Eyes

Being the drugstore makeup lover that I am, any high-end palettes in my collection have come from different Boxycharm boxes over the years. This palette was originally listed for $45!! Although the quality and formula of the shadows is practically flawless, it’s definitely the most expensive when considering there are only five shades included.

There are many “palettes” that immediately came to mind when thinking of this category, but I tried not to include any trios or quads in my selections. So considering palettes with five or more shades, these were by far the clear winner. Wet n Wild has one of the best eyeshadow formulas on the market and 10 shadows for $5 really can’t be beat!

Tutorials: Rose in the Air (also featured here and here) and My Glamour Squad

While this isn’t strictly an eyeshadow palette, it definitely fits the “everyday” category perfectly. This is one of my favorite palettes ever because it’s super affordable, the quality is amazing, everything included has a purpose, the mirror is huge, and I love the color selection.

Full review here
Tutorial here
Most colorful: Profusion Wanderlust

There were a few colorful palettes in my collection, but this one definitely wins when considering how many shadows are included. There are a few neutrals, which is essential in making such bright colors more wearable. However, I can’t say I’ve used this palette very much and there are a lot of quality inconsistencies among the different shades so it’s not one that I’d recommend.
Smallest: Pür Cosmetics Quick Pro Portables (Day Dream)

This palette was sold in a set during one of the Ulta Holiday sales. I’m usually a big fan of Pür Cosmetics products, but I can’t remember using this one very much. The color selection is definitely what I like to wear, so I’ll have to play around with it a little bit more. It is really fun to see eight shades packed into such a small palette!

Not only is this the biggest palette that I own, it’s also a huge favorite! As a long-time viewer, it was such a proud moment when Emily (EmilyNoel on Youtube) announced this collaboration. This, along with The Needs palette, was the first product I tried from Makeup Revolution. The mirror in this is also the biggest in my collection and the formula of these shadows is so easy to work with. I love every shade (and name) included, it always puts a smile on my face!

Full review here
Tutorial here (also featured here)
Best memory: Pür Cosmetics Soirée Diaries

There could never be a palette that is closer to my heart than this one because it’s what I used on my wedding day! Since I did do my own bridal makeup, I spent a lot of time experimenting to find the perfect combination of products. This palette didn’t let me down! I do still use it from time to time and I’d love to wear it more often, but I’m scared to hit pan and use it up because they discontinued it. I want to hold onto this palette forever!

Full review here
Tutorial here (also featured here)
Worth the hype: Kat Von D Shade + Light

This is the only high-end palette in my collection that I bought on my own without receiving it in a Boxycharm. I love neutral eyeshadows and matte finishes are my favorite, so this palette looked perfect for me. When it was first released, it received amazing reviews which made me want it even more. I ended up getting a Sephora gift card for my birthday one year and even though it wasn’t the latest thing on the market anymore, I still wanted it. I’m so glad I did end up adding this to my collection because the quality is great and I have so much fun with this shade selection.

Full review here
Tutorial here
Not worth the hype: The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony

The Meet Matt(e) palettes used to be huge in the beauty community and I finally got the chance to try one when I saw it on sale on the Hautelook website. I do remember liking it at first, but it seemed to make its way to the back of my collection quicker than most palettes do. I don’t even remember the last time I used it, which makes it seem like a wasted purchase. Swatching the shadows now, they just don’t seem to measure up to the soft and smooth texture that I’m used to from other brands.

Full review here
Tutorial here
Favorite palette from a favorite brand: Custom Makeup Geek palette

While this isn’t technically a palette that’s listed for sale and I didn’t buy all of these shadows at the same time, I absolutely love Makeup Geek products and this custom palette that I made. I’ve purchased different shades over multiple orders on their website and this empty 9 well palette was the perfect place to store them. The Makeup Geek shadows have always been my number one favorite formula to work with and I love the style of this palette because it allows me to change out the shades when I want, but also keeps them sturdy in place - unlike other magnetic palettes.
Most used: Wet n Wild Rose in the Air

I reach for these Wet n Wild 10 pan palettes all the time, but this is the one I use the most because it has both cool and warm tones. It has options for highlighting, blending, crease, and eyeliner shades to create any kind of simple or dramatic look that I want. But aside from the shade selection, it’s the quality that keeps me going back to it. The formula is so pigmented and easy to work with. It can do no wrong!
Some of these were actually a little hard to narrow down and choose just one. I rediscovered palettes in my collection that I had totally forgotten about and recognized that there are some that didn’t get a full opportunity before getting pushed behind everything else. If you’re a total makeup lover like me, I challenge you to try this yourself. It’s so much fun!

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you do this tag yourself, come back and leave me a link to your post or let me know on social media -- all of my links are at the bottom of the post. I’d love to see what your picks are!

XO ♥ Christina ♥

 

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