Current Collection - Palettes

by - April 02, 2017

Make up palettes have to be one of my favourite things to buy. The convenience of having all the products in one place and being inspired to create a number of different looks, plus most palettes are great value for money.. whats not to love about them?
Stila Trust In Love Palette (Discontinued) £30.00 - I haven't tried too much from Stila as its not a brand I find myself looking to alot, but this gift set from their 2015 Christmas collection did catch my eye. It did come with a lipgloss and a mascara but the real winners of the set are the shadows. They have pretty good pigmentation and are easy to blend and the colours are lovely. I find I can create a cool or warm toned eye look with this palette and its a really good one for a more natural eye. The only colours I don’t really get the wear out of are Sapphire (blue) and plum (purple). 

Urban Decay Naked Palette £39.50 - Ahh, the good ole classic. If there is 1 palette that every girl has tried it’s the Urban Decay Naked Palette. There are tons of reviews on this one which go into a lot more detail and are much better written, so I’ll just stick with the basics. There are 12 shades in the palette with the majority of them being warm toned and they have mattes, shimmers and glitters. Again it’s great for creating a neutral eye look (you’ll notice a theme here) and the pigmentation is great so a little goes a long way. “Virgin” is a perfect highlight shade for the brow and inner corners, “Naked” & “Buck” are really great crease colours and my favourite lid colours are “sidecar” & “toasted”.
Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp Palette £39.00 - This was a birthday gift a couple of years ago and while it isn’t one of my most used palettes, it does come out on all the special occasions. There is something so luxury about Charlotte Tilbury products, the packaging.. the products.. just everything about them is perfect! There was a lot of hype around the Dolce Vita palette (which is a neutral lovers dream and STILL on my Wishlist), but I wanted something that wasn’t like all the other shadows I owned. The Vintage Vamp palette is perfect for that 90’s grungy/smokey eye look, and if you have blue eyes (like me) then it really makes them stand out.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette £39.00 - This is my most recent buy and I'm still kind of in love with it. The shade range is again warm toned and neutral, and all of the shades are buttery and bendable and they smell like chocolate! The shade “Marzipan” is probably my favourite colour for all over the lid, its a gorgeous champagne shimmer and the colour “Salted Caramel” is the perfect crease colour. Also as there is so many variations of brown it’s great for doing a soft smokey eye.. I actually get excited when i use this! My only gripe with this palette is the colour “Strawberry Bon Bon” (yeah, that bright pink one), I just don’t see why they would put that colour in a palette full of neutrals. They do make up for it with the other 15 shades though as they are absolutely stunning.

Kat Von D Shade & Light Face Palette £37.00 - I bought this while I was in America last year, I was after a contour palette for awhile (gotta try and fake those Kimmy K cheekbones) and I was deliberating between this one and the ABH contour palette. After reading tons of reviews this one seemed like it would be the best colour for me. Being quite a pale girl (I literally look like casper on any family photos) I needed a contour colour that didn’t have too much warmth, while at the same time wasn’t too grey toned that it washed me out and the shade “subconscious” is perfect. The highlight shades are all matte so they are great for brightening specific areas but I do still tend to apply a separate highlight on top. I use this a lot if I'm doing someone else’s makeup and the colours are quite versatile for different skin tones.

I want to try and get my hands on some of the Morphe palettes next because, well have you seen them!? What are your favourite palettes in your collection?

Steph x

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