Monday, 13 February 2012

Top 5 Monday: Eyeshadow Palettes

It's that time of the week again, and sadly I think I'm coming to the end of my top 5's as I seem to running out of ideas for the post. Anyways todays top 5 is going to be eyeshadow palettes, I did consider doing just eyeshadows but the majority of eyeshadows I own are in palettes so I figured it was pointless doing eyeshadows.

1. Urban Decay Naked Palette

I think everyone by know has heard of the famous Naked Palette, it's possibly one of my all time favourites. I am a big fan of nude colours and this fits the bill perfectly, I love the mix of light pinks, bronzes and browns. Colours in this palette can be used for both day and night time looks which is great.

When thinking about the price of individual eyeshadows this palette actually seems quite cheap, I know it doesn't seem that way when you're parting with nearly £40 for this baby but when individual eyeshadows are over £10 you are getting a deal with this.

This is probably one of the only palettes that I own that I use all the colours, you find in palettes there are some colours that you don't like and won't use. But with this I find there is the perfect balance of useable colours.

2. Urban Decay Naked Palette 2

I am planning a comparison review for this to either have up by the end of this week or possibly next. When I heard they were releasing a second one I was really excited about this, granted if you own the one you probably don't need the other but for me I love both.

Again this palette has a gorgeous mix of neutral everyday colours, I love the bronzes in this much more than I do in the previous palette. I think this will be my summer palette as it makes a great palette for casual two minute looks.

I love how many different looks these palettes can make and I'm really loving the mix of colours within this palette. I'm not going to go too much into detail as like I said I will be doing a review on this shortly.

3. MUA Heaven and Earth Palette

Now this is such a bargain for me, over the summer I was loving the neutral colours and so I figured I'd pick this baby up for £4 and what can I say I've been impressed since. I find this a firm favourite in my everyday palette, the set doesn't include any matte shades but that doesn't bother me as I love shimmers.

At first I thought some of the browns were going to be too dark but they are lovely on, I find the payoff and lasting power is great especially since the eyeshadows in the palette work out at less than 40p talk about bargain!

I actually did a review on this palette when I first got it, and since then I haven't changed my opinion on this product. I think I will be repurchasing this when I've finished with it.

4. MUA Starry Night Palette

Another MUA palette, gosh I really do love them. Stepping away from the neutrals we have the Starry Night palette. The palette features pinks, browns and greys and I love this for night time looks. I find again with this palette each colour is highly pigmented and has great payoff.

When it comes to blending, they blend effortlessly to create gorgeous shimmer looks. I love the range of colours in this palette, and adore the blues and purples. I couldn't believe how pigmented the black is in this palette I would say it's as pigmented as the UD shadow.

Again I have previously reviewed this product, and my opinions haven't changed on this.

5. Smashbox Blue Eyes Palette

I was given this at Christmas from my lovely parents, my mom initially wanted to get me the UD NP 2 but that wasn't out at the time so she settled on this beauty. This palette is designed for people with blue eyes (can also be purchased for green and hazel) and the colours are ones that will flatter the eyes.

The palette only comes with six colours and are designed to create two looks: soft and smoky. Both looks contain three colours, and at first I didn't think three colours were going to be enough but I was really surprised by this.

The choice of colours I find really simple yet affective and always find myself going back to this - something I wasn't sure I would with only six colours. Again I do want to do a proper review on this as I've been able to play around with it and fall in love.

Anyways they were my top five eyeshadow palettes, I hope you enjoyed. If you have any ideas for my top 5 posts let me know :)

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