Stila – Eyes are the Window // Soul
I picked this palette up in February of last year and I’m a little sad because I forgot I even had it. But on the brighter side, I had the crazy idea earlier today to quit my job and go travelling later on this year and this would be the perfect palette to take with me. It’s one of the smallest palettes I own and it has a great selection of nudes vs. shimmers. I reckon there are some shades in there too that’ll be able to work as dual functions. And it has a mirror in the lid, one less thing I’ll need to pack!
Sephora – IT Palette // Delicate Nudes
I kind of feel like this is a ballet dancer’s dream palette. I don’t know why and I hope I’m not offending any ballet dancers out there, but it’s just so – as the name describes – delicate and precious. As I’m typing this and trying to decide on appropriate describing words, I’m swaying my head like I imagine the conductor for the Black Swan musical would. If that doesn’t make you agree that this is the most gracefully beautiful palette, then I don’t know what will.
MAC // Warm Neutrals
My newest palette and the one that has my heart, currently. If you read my 2015 Favourites you’ll have seen me talking about the Barry M – Daylight Curing Nail Polishes and how I thought the Autumn shades were made for me, well this is the eyeshadow version. I feel like I couldn’t have picked the colours better myself if I had tried! The dark, ever so slightly but barely shimmery brown shade (‘Dance in the Dark’) is my favourite, closely followed by the coppery, brown (bottom row, second in from the right, I think it’s called ‘Divine Decadence’.) The colour pay off is by far the best of any eyeshadows I have tried before and they blend beautifully too, the most expensive in my collection but so worth the £65 price tag.
‘Naked 2’ was the first palette I ever bought myself, I love how grungy and smoky the colours feel just by looking at it. I actually wore a few shades from this palette on New Years (side note: let me know if you’d like a post on my NY look, is it too late?) but it was the first time I’d pulled it from the back of the drawer in the longest time. The ‘Naked Basics’ is hands down my favourite palette for when I go abroad, I don’t tend to break it out unless I’m going on holiday to be honest. It’s a great little thing, just a shame there are no shimmers. Glitter is a very basic thing, a necessity for me I’d say! I may be the only one there, though. ‘Naked 3’, has definitely been my least used of all the palettes and you can really tell. The colours are beautiful and like all Urban Decay eyeshadows, they’re super creamy and only slightly less pigmented than the MAC ones. But the colours just aren’t for me, the pinky shades come off too light on my warmer skin tone. I do use this and will endeavour to use it more now I’ve remembered I own it, but it could be my least favourite palette I own. If you have fair skin, though, give this palette a go because it will look amazing.