Eyeshadow palettes are my biggest weakness and obsession in makeup, I absolutely adore them and can spend hours looking through them and swatching the eyeshadows to my heart content. So when the lovely Siobhan from Beautylymin tagged me to do the Perfect Palette Tag post I knew I will certainly join her.
I have lots of palette, so to narrow them down and choose favourites was incredibly difficult. But I did try my best and picked some of the best palettes from my collection, so without further ado let's get to the tag.
1. Best packaging.
I had to go with my Zoeva palettes and even though the packaging is cardboard its sturdy enough to travel with but also very slim and sleek so doesn't take much space. I love how the design of the packaging corresponds with the theme of the actual palette and that I can stack them like books and see exactly which palette is which.
2. Best colour payoff.
This was very hard as many of my palettes have amazing pigmentation but I went again with Zoeva because I have 5 of their palettes and non of them disappointed me in the pigmentation department, all the eyeshadows have an amazing colour payoff, even the matte shades and you really only need to touch the brush to get enough pigment to apply it to your lids.
3. Most versatile.
This title needed to go to my Urban Decay Vice 3 palette (review) which I don't use often enough but it's one that houses all variety of shades, from matte neutrals, through shimmery neutrals, to intense pop of colours. This palette is absolutely versatile and you can create incredible amount of different eye looks, and the quality is amazing!
4. Best for traveling.
As I recently travelled with the Stila Eyes Are The Window 'Spirit' palette (review) and realised that I didn't miss any of my other palettes this title had to go to it. It contains all basic shades, from matte to shimmery plus some more interesting colours to let you create many different looks, the packaging is very sturdy and small enough to easily fit in a makeup bag and, not to mention, absolutely stunning.
5. Biggest regret.
I treated myself to this Lancôme Eyes and Face palette in after-Christmas sale and I'm so glad I didn't pay full price for this because I actually never use it. The pans are tiny, so it's difficult to work with them but also, what's more important, the pigmentation is rather disappointing for such a high end brand and I much prefer my other palettes so I never reach for it. The packaging looks nice though :)
6. Best colour names.
Again, I have many palettes with nice cute names, which I prefer to just ordinary describing a colour, but this reward I'm giving to my Too Faced Everything Nice palette (review). To start with, the name of the palette is cute and just look at the shades: Head Over Heels, Honey Pot, Shiny Happy, Kindness Is Free, to mention just a few.
7. Least used.
Even though I really like the Balmsai palette by The Balm (review) and there are some stunning shades in it I rarely use it now, I think it's mostly due to the fact that there is quite a bit of fallout with these eyeshadows and I don't want to bother with it when I have 20 other neutral palettes.
8. Most used.
This changes constantly, as someone who buys a new palette every few weeks I tend to use the new one for a couple of weeks non stop, then put it away and move on to the next one. But Zoeva Naturally Yours palette is just the perfect combination of the most useful everyday shades and perfect matte colours to complement any eye look so I tend to reach for this palette a lot.
9. Most Loved.
This was super hard as I love most of my palettes, but the title goes to the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette (review) as I love everything about it, the cute packaging, beautiful colour selection, great quality, yummy-sounding eyeshadow names and it smells like a chocolate!
10. Desert island.
Another that was nearly impossible to choose but after looking through all of my palettes I decided to go with the Too Faced Everything Nice palette because it's super cute to brighten up the mood, it has a wide range of shades, the quality is very good and it also has some face products which I also love and they would complete the makeup look if I wish to wear any on a desert island :)
And lastly I added another category to the original tag as I love some budget eyeshadows and have many of them in my collection.
11. Best quality budget palette.
Hands down, the best budget palettes on UK market, in my opinion, are the I Heart Makeup Chocolate palettes from Makeup Revolution, the eyeshadows are very pigmented, buttery soft and they blend beautifully.
Selecting palettes for this tag was so much fun and going through all of them reminded me of some that I haven't used for months and gave me the inspiration to start playing with them again.
If you're curious which palettes Siobhan chose for her tag, check out her post.
If you're a fellow palettes addict and want to do this tag, please, leave your link to the post in the comments section as I would love to check it out :)