Perfect Palette Tag

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I love eyeshadow palettes, and I probably own more neutral eyeshadow palettes than I will ever need in my life. With so many options, it is hard to pick a favourite, but I narrowed them down to do the perfect palette tag.

  1. Best Packaging – Urban Decay Naked 3 – I love the rose gold wavy packaging on the naked 3 palette. It is in a tin case with a snap closure, which makes it great to travel with since it won’t just randomly open like a magnetic closure.

  2. Best Color Payoff – Lorac Pro – Especially the shimmer shades. The lorac shadows are the definition of pigmented and buttery. The matte shades can be a bit chalky sometimes, but it is still creamy and extremely pigmented.

  3. Most Versatile – Lorac Pro – It has wide range of 16 shades, with 8 matte and 8 shimmer shades. There is just such a range of colours for so many different looks.

  4. Best for Traveling – Urban Decay Naked Basics – A tiny palette, smaller than my phone. The packaging is sturdy and the shadows are great for an everyday look, to a darker smokier look. The only thing missing in this palette i feel is a sparkly shade.

  5. Biggest Regret – Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette – I only use 3/9 shadows in this palette since I don’t wear grey or purple tones so it was kind of a wasted purchase. The formula is very nice, like all of the Too Faced shadows, but the colours just weren’t for me.

  6. Best Colour Names – Too Faced Chocolate Bar – With names like salted caramel and milk chocolate, it is easy to see why this would be my favourite when it comes to colour names.

  7. Least Used – Naked palette. I know, I know, how could I? I love this palette, I just don’t reach for it as often as I should, considering how much I like it.

  8. Most Used, Most Loved, Desert Island – Too Faced Natural Eye Palette – This is the palette I reach for the most. It is small and convenient, with pretty colours that can great a range of looks.

Review // Lorac Pro Palette

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One of my favorite palettes ever is the lorac pro palette. It comes with 16 shades and 8.8g (.32 Oz) of eyeshadow. It also comes with a 5.5g (.19 Oz) mini eyeshadow primer. It is 42USD I believe, and I got it from beauty.com, since Sephora no longer stock Lorac. I used YouShop to ship it to New Zealand.

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The quality of the eyeshadows are amazing. I know everyone uses buttery to describe the naked palettes, but the Lorac Pro palette, especially the bottom row, is the definition of buttery. The matte shades can be quite chalky, especially the lighter shades, but it is the shimmery shades that really shine in this palette.

swatches

Top row: White, Cream, Taupe, Light Pink, Mauve, Sable, Espresso and Black

Bottom row: Nude, Champagne, Gold, Light Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple and Slate.

Favourite shades: Espresso, champagne, gold, pewter and garnet

Least favourite shades: Light pink, white

A few of the lighter shades don’t seem to show up in the swatches. Perhaps it was because of my phone camera.

Overall I prefer this palette over the naked palette. Both palettes are amazing, but I think this one is just a bit better, especially since it comes with more matte shades. However, this palette comes with less product, despite having more shades, so if you use this everyday you’ll probably hit pan really quickly.

[Review] Too Faced Natural Eye Palette

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There is just something about palettes that I love. Maybe it is the fact that all the colours look so pretty together, maybe it is because of the packaging. I much prefer buying palettes compared to buying single eye shadows. In fact, I only own one single eye shadow. I know, I know, that is how much I love palettes.

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Out of all the palettes on the market, I gravitate towards the neutral palettes because I do not like to wear colour on my eyes on a daily basis. There are a lot of good ones out there, including the naked palette and the lorac pro palette.

Too faced makes a lot of good palettes as well, such as the natural eye palette. The packaging for the palette has become sleeker compared to their old cardboard packaging. The closure is still magnetic, but I would have much preferred a snap closure since the magnet isn’t that strong and I don’t want my palette opening in my bag or luggage. Other than that, it is made of tin and super cute.

There are 3 larger shades with 2.0 g / 0.07 Oz. each, and 6 smaller shades with 0.9 g / 0.03 Oz. each. The palette is $36 usd on Sephora or $53.80 aud on BeautyBay.

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The shades in this palette lean more towards the warmer side, especially the last row. The first row is completely matte, as well as the shade nudie in the last row. Nudie and Cashmere Bunny make great transition / crease shades, while Sexpresso would make a great liner shade.

The texture is soft and fine. Apart from Heaven, they all offer great pigmentation. With eye primer, they last a good 10 hours on my lids without creasing or fading. The glitter in Chocolate Martini and Erotica are quite chunky, but nothing super noticeable.

My favorite shade is probably Honey Pot or Push-Up. I love to wear it all over the lids, and then with a bit of contour in the crease and a darker shade in the outer edges. Silk Teddy is also a great shade on days where I just want something really subtle on the lids.

Overall, it is a great palette for beginners or those that want to expand their collections. Super cute packaging and good quality shadows. Great versatile palette that can be used for a day at work, to a night out in town.