April 21, 2016

Top Five Eyeshadow Palettes

 Looking through my eyeshadow collection, I definitely tend to use palettes more often than singles, duos, or quads. Palettes have so much variability and you can use one palette to create many different eye looks, therefore I reach for them on the daily. Some are better than others, of course, so here are the ones that I use the most often!

I’ve had this little gem in my collection for several months now, but just recently started using it again. A lot of the shades are perfect for spring! I prefer shimmery/metallic shadows to matte ones, so this palette is perfect for me. It includes four mattes and six shimmers, all in very wearable but unique colors. My favorites are kitten, bubbly, luster, and bare, but I can honestly say that I use all of the shades. This palette is really high-quality and it’s a great value for money as it also includes a smudge stick! Full review here.

I definitely talk about this too often, but I adore this palette so expect to see it a few more times if you read my blog regularly! It’s a great shimmery neutral palette inspired by the ocean. The packaging, while hard to photograph, is to die for and the shadows have a great buttery formula. The shimmers in this palette are much better than the ones in the Tartelette in Bloom palette, which we’ll get to later. My favorites are mermaid, abyss, reef, starfish, and cove but again, I use all of them. Full review here.

Hard Candy holiday palette
Generally speaking, I’m a fan of neutral palettes. However, I feel like everyone who is makeup obsessed needs at least one color palette, so this is mine! There are some unique shadows in here and they’re all really pigmented. Every single shade is shimmery so sometimes I’ll use a matte palette and then pop one of these shimmery shadows into the crease or the lid. The quality of these shadows are nowhere near as good as the other palettes in this list, but this is one of my most-used palettes so I’m including it anyway. Let me know if you’d like a full review on this!

And back at it with the neutrals! Everything about this palette—the packaging, the shades, the quality, the scent—screamed my name. If I’m feeling a matte look, this is the palette I usually go to. My favorite shades are milk chocolate, black forest truffle, marzipan, hazelnut, haute chocolate, and cherry cordial. The colors in this palette are muted and very wearable. I will be doing a review on this soon so keep your eye out for that!

Another neutral, Tarte palette, this one is neutral with mostly matte shades. The mattes are incredibly soft, pigmented, and blendable. There are also a ton of ways to combine these shadows! At the moment I mostly use the left half of the palette, which has lighter shades, but the right side will be perfect for autumn and winter. Full review here!

And there you have it—my top five eyeshadow palettes! Do any of these make your list? What’s your favorite palette?
Xx Katie
41 comments on "Top Five Eyeshadow Palettes"
  1. Wow all of these palettes look so pretty! I especially like the look of the tarte tartelette in bloom palette! My all time favourite eyeshadow palette is the Urban decay naked palette! Great post!


  2. I need the Tarte and Too Faced palettes in my life! I have the In the Light Platte but there is just something about it I don't like and I have no idea what it is because it's so pretty in pictures!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

    1. The shades are all quite warm so if you're cool-toned it might not be the best for you! I really recommend the Tarte ones, although the tartelette in bloom is also really warm x

  3. I haven't bought a palette in ages but the Tarte one is looks super appealing right now! I'm such a sucker for neutrals hahah. Thanks for sharing!

    Stacey | www.thebambieyes.com

  4. Tarte Tartelette looks so gorgeous! I only have one - the Naked Basics 2, which I barely use because I'm very minimal with makeup, but every time I see a post like this, I just want to get them all!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

    1. If you do decide to start wearing more make-up I highly recommend these, but if not I'd say you're all set with one good palette! x

  5. I really have never been into eyeshadows, but seeing these beautiful palettes makes me want to!
    xo, claudia

  6. I really want to get the Rainforest of the sea palette! I have been eyeing it for a while, but I think it's time.

  7. I haven't heard of Tarte before, but both of their palettes are my favourites out of this bunch! Will defo have a look in to the brand.

  8. I have the Too Faced Chocolate Bar, and I keep going back and forth on whether I want to get the Tartelette in Bloom! It looks gorgeous, but I have so many neutrals already!


  9. I need more matte eyeshadows in my life so I am eyeing up the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette so hard right now! The Tarte Rainforest of the Sea palette is also rather tempting. This post is going to be bad for my bank account!

    Raise The Waves

  10. Aaaaah I want those tarte palettes so badly! I need to do a Sephora order soon, Now that they ship to the UK its just so much more fun doing an order!


  11. I have loads of eyeshadow palettes, but can you believe I haven't tried any of these before! X

    ♥ Carly Susanne - A Hair, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog ❤️

  12. Both Tarte palettes are gorgeous! I really want to try more from them :) I love the look of the Stila one too as I'm a big fan of the Eyes Are the Windows one I have! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  13. The Hard Candy Holiday palette looks great, I love the pink shades. I don't own any of these, my eyeshadow palette collection isn't that big. Great post.


    1. The pinky shades are some of my favorites!

  14. The Hard Candy Holiday palette looks great, I love the pink shades. I don't own any of these, my eyeshadow palette collection isn't that big. Great post.


  15. All of these palettes look so pretty but I really love Tarte Tartelette :) x

  16. Awesome palette picks! I have the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette and I love it although I haven't been using a whole lot of e/s lately.


  17. The Tartelette in bloom palette looks so pretty!


  18. The Chocolate Bar palette is definitely my favourite, I need to try some of the Tarte palettes they look so gorgeous!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  19. Double Tarte in one post! I definitely love the Tarte palettes in particular rainforest of the sea however I am reluctant to buy any more Tarte products after my experience with the Amazonian Clay Foundation - Review coming soon!

    I also love your Hard Candy palette!

    Cultivation of Jasmin

  20. Tarte is one of my favorite beauty brands! They make the best makeup imo. I also love that they are cruelty free. I've been wanting to try their Tartlett in bloom palette! Too faced comes in a close second for me! They've also been killing it with their eyeshadows lately! :)

  21. Such a great selection of palettes! I have all of them except the Hard Candy one, but it looks like a gorgeous palette xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  22. The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette is one of my favourites too! I really love the look of the Tartlette palette! So pretty! xo


  23. I really really want to try Tarte, their eyeshadows especially! My sister is going to New York soon, pretty sure I'm going to ask her to pick this palette up.

    The Makeup Directory

  24. As someone who's completely eyeshadow palette-obsessed, I'm LOVING this post! x It was really fun to read a little more about your favourites. :) <3 I'm lusting over that Rainforest of the sea palette... The shades are gorgeous & I've heard only good things about it, but OH MY GOD THE PACKAGING!!! It's absolutely gorgeous, I wish tarte was easier to get hold of in the UK. :( <3 Really loving the look of that Hard Candy palette, also... The shimmers look gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this fab post, hun. x


  25. Both of those tarte palettes look stunning!


  26. I seriously need to save up for these palletes! Each one is more beautiful than the last...

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    Alice xo

  27. Totally agree with you that palettes are better than singles, duos etc. I've only just started doing something with my eyes and its been much better having a range of colours to play with! All these look fantastic. Definitely need to invest in some new ones so this has given me so much inspo! :) x

    Viva Epernay

  28. I love palettes so much, I literally need all of them in my life! Great post.

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  29. I love the look of the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette! So pretty. Each shade looks really wearable x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

  30. The Tarte Rainforest of the Sea palette is gorgeous! Really want to get my hands on it! x


  31. I love the look of the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea palette! x


  32. I don't have any of these but would happily add any of them to the list! I need to try something from Tarte! My favourite palette is my Urban Decay Naked palette. Predictable I know but it really is good! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  33. I have the original Tartelette palette and it's one of my favorites. I really want that Chocolate Bar palette too.

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

  34. I want all of these eye shadow palettes!! They look amazing! Really thinking about buying the Stila one! Lovely post! <3

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

  35. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. beauty blog.

    Best Eyeshadow Palette Brand

  36. I really really want to try Tarte, their eyeshadow palette especially! My sister is going to New York soon, pretty sure I'm going to ask her to pick this palette up.


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