First up is my beloved Naked 3 palette:
This was the first high end palette I ever bought so it holds a special place in my heart but it's also the prettiest palette I own.
The next palette that I love dearly, and was actually and impulse buy -and I thank that impulse every day, is the Smashbox Full Exposure palette.
The third palette is the Stila "Eyes are the Window- Spirit" palette. This is a whole collection of palettes, with four in the whole collection and I have two- Spirit and Soul. Soul was actually the first one I got but a few months ago I was drawn to Spirit and I had to have it.
The packaging style and shape is the same for all of the palettes but the colors of the metal range, this palette is rose gold with the three 'S's' being gold. I like how on the back it tells you exactly what the colors are called and where they are in the palette. I was drawn to this palette because of the red cranberry shade, it just called my name. There are only two matte shadows in this palette of twelve shadows with the rest being satin or shimmer. The case is very heavy duty and you can do a multitude of looks with this palette. You can be bold with the cranberry shade all over the lid or in the crease with the coppery orange color all over the lid or tone it down with the neutral shades or do a soft smokey look with the dark chocolate browns and smoke colors. The shadows themselves are very velvety and have next to none fallout when applied to the lid. I do find, though, with this palette you do need to use an eyeshadow primer. This also has the biggest mirror I have ever seen for such a small palette. This palette is gorgeous and definitely worth the $49. You can get this at Sephora or Ulta.
The fourth palette in this roundup is the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette. I had never owned a Vice palette up until the point when I bought this one because A) I didn't know how amazing they were and B) None of the colors had ever appealed to me. This Vice palette was different, let me tell you, so I used my discount when I was working for Ulta and treated myself to it when it came out.
I loved the fact that this case is a magnetic closure, which makes opening it with one hand easier (since I usually have an eye primer in the other hand). I love the mirrored packaging with the raised bright green VICE lettering, very nice marketing. I was drawn to this palette because of the red shades. This year I've really been drawn to red and cranberry shades on my eyes and this palette had a whole row of those colors. I love the rich, royal looking colors because a lot of them are jewel toned. There are a total of 20 shadows in this palette with a quarter of them being matte. I haven't tried those yet but the satin and glitter shades are definitely my favorites. This palette comes with a full sized mirror and a dual ended brush, like most Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes. You can get this on the Urban Decay website.
The final palette may come as a surprise to some, or maybe most, but it's very reasonably priced and makes the prettiest eye look. It is the Wet n Wild palette in California Roll from the Silver Lake collection and costs $3.99. You can get it, hopefully, at your local drugstore. Again, I love the red color but the real surprise in this six pan palette is the peach. There is one matte shade in this palette and I use it as a base for the looks that I do with this palette. You can create a beautiful soft look using the warm colors in this palette by using the shimmery white/beige color, putting the peach in the crease, and then the red in the outer V of the eye with a very light hand because manny day are these colors pigmented! You do need to use an eye base and/or primer to get the colors to be really true but they are gorgeous. This is definitely the most affordable palette in this list but the hardest to find.
What are some of your favorite palettes to use? Do you use any of these? XOXO
Be Bold, Be Beautiful, Be YOU!