Monday, 19 May 2014

The Perfect Palette Tag!

Ah, palettes. There's just something about having multiple makeup products all in one pretty case! And after rummaging through my makeup storage to find all of mine for this post, it became pretty evident that I own a fair few... #liketoomany #loljokesneverenough

Thank you to the lovely Tarlie from Tarlies Corner for nominating me to do this tag! Do check out her Perfect Palette Tag post and her incredible Instagram - I always look forward to her beauty photos, so do make sure to visit her and send her some love!

Now, onto the categories! #drumrollplease

Best Packaging 
Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner in 'Natural Nude'

How adorable is this little cutie? It fits into the palm of my hand and the case is framed with actual lace. Talk about glam! The palette itself flips open like an old school mobile phone and comes with a little sponge applicator which I don't tend to use, but it is handy for touch ups.

Best Colour Pay Off 
Sephora + Pantone Universe Shades Of Nature Eye Shadow Palette

When it comes to pigmentation, this palette wins hands down. I had to get a friend to pick this up for me when she went overseas and it was 100% worth it. It's amazing at creating stunning, vibrantly colourful makeup looks like this NYE tutorial I did.

Most Versatile 
OFRA Cosmetics Magic Roulette Concealer

This baby is super small and super convenient because it houses a whole bunch of different concealer shades. From green (covering up redness), to yellow (for concealing dark circles), to your standard skin tones, this palette is awesome at hiding any heavy duty skin imperfections.

Best for Travelling 
Estee Lauder Trio: Silky Powder Blush in "11 Nude Rose", Soft Matte Bronzer in "Bronze Goddess" and Shimmer Powder in "01 Gold Pearl"

Bronzers, blushes and highlighters tend to come in pretty bulky packaging, so I love that I can just take this palette with me when I go away. It has a mirror which is awesome for touch ups and I especially love the bronzer and blush, which are both matte so they suit most looks.

Biggest Regret
Rimmel London Glam Eyes Eyeshadow Quad in ' Smokey Noir'

I bought this thinking that I'd be able to rock some super sultry smokey eyes, but I was sorely mistaken. The eyeshadows in this palette are actually quite nice, but black, silver, grey and white are just not colours that suit me. At. All. So I haven't used this palette since trying it out, which is a shame.

Best Colour Names
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

This palette kind of wins this category by default because it's one of the very few that I own that have individual colour names! Though in typical Urban Decay fashion, the names are quite unique. I especially love the name for the deep purple-toned colour, which is 'Blackheart'. Check out my full review of this palette.

Least Used
Shiseido Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes Eyeshadow in 'BR793'

Like this palette before it, this one also wins its category by default. It's my least used because I hadn't even opened it prior to writing this post! It was given to me as a gift from one of my best friends in Japan, but I've been waiting for the right event to come up for me to use the shades because they're quite unique.

Most Used
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

You can probably tell just from the photo how much I've used this palette! I used to use it almost everyday for my university makeup routine, but since dropping it on the bathroom floor and shattering the matte black shade (this still upsets me), I haven't really used it much since. Warning, the below photo might be distressing for makeup lovers...

Most Loved
Rimmel London Glam'Eyes HD Eyeshadow Quad in 'English Oak'

This palette has a story behind it that makes it special. It was sent to me as a prize for making it through the first round of the Rimmel Beauty Insider competition two years ago and it was the first eyeshadow palette that I really loved. It became even more special to me because when I was flown to Sydney after winning the competition to shoot a video series for Rimmel London and Girlfriend Magazine, it was that palette that I used to create my eye makeup look #gettingsentimental 

I made a daytime smokey eye tutorial on my blog using this palette, which you can see here.

Special Mention (previously Desert Island)
Lancome Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow and Liner Palette in 'Violet Magnetique'

Realistically, I wouldn't take an eyeshadow palette with me if I was stuck on an island haha so I decided to swap this category for a palette that deserves a special mention but didn't make it into any of the other categories.

I bought this palette as part of Michelle Phan's limited edition makeup kit for Lancome when she visited Melbourne for a makeup masterclass and it creates the most gorgeous purple eye looks! Check out the purple smokey eye tutorial I did on my blog using this palette here. 

I tag everyone and anyone who would like to do this! Let me know if you've done it because I'd love to read yours, or let me know what your favourite makeup palette is in the comments below!

1 comment

  1. Im a packaging lover...Ive been eyeing the Physicians formula one for sooo long ^^


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