There’s no denying that I have a rather outrageous collection of eyeshadow palettes, but there is nothing better than unwrapping a new one (that I definitely do not need) on Christmas morning. I have no shame in admitting that I may have a problem. And I’m pretty sure that because you’re here reading this post too, then you have no shame either. But alas, collecting makeup palettes can be fairly expensive hobby to have, so what better way to save some dollar than asking for the next one on your lustlist from Santa this Christmas?
Well, there’s nothing better!
So I have you covered this year, with three staple eyeshadow palettes that absolutely must have a place in your collection!
Like I said, my eyeshadow palette obsession is a slight problem. I’ve even banned myself from buying more after I got back from NYC last year. Purchasing a new palette is absolutely not allowed. For the sake of my bank balance and finding somewhere to squeeze it in my makeup drawer would be fairly impossible.
And for the past year, I’ve stuck by that ban and not bought one single palette. That’s an awfully long time to go and it I admit, it hasn’t been without it’s difficulties. Actually, I’ve just realised, that’s a lie. I bought one in Sephora in Singapore. Well, that ruin’s my point.
Moving swiftly on…
Here’s three must have palettes that should be on your Christmas wishlist.
Urban Decay // Naked 2
Starting with the creme de la creme of eyeshadow palettes. If you haven’t already got this palette in you collection, then are you really a makeup enthusiast? I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt this time…
The Naked 2 palette from Urban Decay is an absolute cracker for starting your collection. It’s not too expensive, albeit a little pricey but you’re not paying for it, so that’s ok! There’s a great selection of colours for all skin tones and every possibly event you could ever need to jazz up for. The ratio of matte’s to shimmers is about 1:3 so if you’re not so keen on a pretty shimmer, this palette probably isn’t for you. However, the pigmentation of the shades that are included are amazing.
A lot of palettes struggle with great texture to pigmentation ratio. The shadows in this palette are are super pigmented but not so much that someone lesser experienced (like my noob self) isn’t going to end up looking like a panda. Occaisionally, great pigmentation can mean chalky tectures and fallout, both of which are not evident in this palette. The shadows are super creamy, making them really easy to apply and blend, perfect for someone learning how to use shadows.
But don’t get me wrong, even if you’re a profession MUA, this palette is a must have. It’s essentially a right of passage!
Stila // Eyes are the Window to the Soul
Between this and the palette I mention next, I have my all time favourites, right here! The ‘Eyes are the Window’ range from Stila is incredible however this palette in particular has it all for the avid nude eye lover.
Unlike the Naked palette, there’s a great 50/50 ration of matte to shimmer shades. So if you’re someone who likes the best of both worlds, a palette which is perfect for daytime and nightime, then this maube for you.
What’s more, is it is much more compact than most palettes, making it really easy chuck in your makeup bag. Or if like me, you like to travel regularly it’s a great all-rounder palette at an amazing size and comes with a giant mirror built in too!
Zoeva // Nude Spectrum
If you’re not going anywhere and love a broader variety of shade, then definitely pop this on your Christmas wishlist! It’s a little larger than your average eyeshadow palette, so it’s not ideal for chucking in your makeup bag before heading out the door. Unless you have a rather generous day bag for you’re makeup. But, for days where you want to push your boundaries slightly and be a little more experimental, this is the palette.
There’s a great range of shades; from your basic nudes all the way to beautiful burgundy and copper pigments! Fallout can occaisionally be an issue but only on the palette itself, I never get any on my face. My only real gripe is the packaging gets so grubby! Otherwise, it’s a reall fab palette to own. The one that broke my “no palette buying” rule and one I absolutely adore!
No matter how many shades of nude I have in my makeup drawers, I always need more. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with a little too much makeup. Right?
Are you asking for any makeup palettes this Christmas? If so, which one? Don’t forget to check out the palette that I’ve cheekily popped on my Christmas list this year too.
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