Monday, 6 July 2015

The Perfect Palette tag

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.
eyeshadow palette tag

1. Best packaging.
Zoeva palettes
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.
eyeshadow palette tag
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.
vice 3 palette

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.
stila palette
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.
lancome palette
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.
too faced palette
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.
balmsai palette
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.
zoeva naturally yours palette
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.
too faced chocolate bar palette
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.
too faced palette
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.
makeup revolution 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 :)


  1. I love this tag and was wondering if you would do it :) I really do need to get my hands on the Zoeva palette as I hear so many good things about them!

    Pams Stuff and Things | Tarte Palette Giveaway

  2. I don't own any Zoeva palettes so now I know that I NEED to get some! That Too Faced Everything Nice palette is beautiful & I was gutted that I missed out on it when it was on sale! I love seeing the variety of palettes & colours you have here! My wishlist is now longer! I'm hoping Pam does it soon! ;-) xx


  3. Danielle Beautyblog6 July 2015 at 17:59

    You have an amazing collection of palettes! I love the look of the Zoeva Naturally Yours palette! They are such great value for money too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  4. I guess I'd better get me some Zoeva palettes, then? Lol. They are so beautiful and well pigmented. I fully intend to place an order one day but delivery to The Bahamas is $20 USD plus the duties I'll have to pay so I'm still thinking on it. :-) Maybe I 'll eventually ship to my friend in the US who's address I use quite often to access brands that won't ship here. And yes, Too Faced has the cutest names! xo

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  5. You own so many stunners! Cocoa Blend is on my wish list - I will definitely have to try Zoeva's now! And MUR really do make the best super-affordable ones, I agree :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  6. What a fun tag!! I seriously loved this! That Stila palette looks gorgeous. I felt the same way when I brought my LORAC Pro 2 palette on vacation. I didn't miss any of my other shadows that I left behind. The funny thing is, now that I've home I haven't reached for it since. I just have too many options lol

  7. Such great palettes, some of my favourites are in there as well ;) It's always nice to go through all of your palettes and discover the least used ones again!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  8. I know! With owning so many palettes it's easy to forget the ones that we really loved at some point :) x

  9. That's our problem, haha! Too many palettes to little eyes :) Do this tag if you fancy, I know you love your palettes as well :) x

  10. I think you would love the Cocoa Blend, it's so pretty! x

  11. I know it's such a pain with all those shipping costs :( I wanted the Lorac palette and some Colour Pop products but all the fees are ridiculously high. x

  12. I didn't know the Zoeva palettes has such an amazing colour payoff! I think that might be my next make-up purchase! I do highly recommend the revolution palettes, so incredible for the price!!

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  13. This is such a fun post! I must agree that the Vice3 by UD is the most versatile. It has everything you need. I think this is a really cool way to look into someones makeup collection. :)

  14. Love stile eyes the window spirit it is actually my favourite makeup pallet I've ever brought, this is such a helpful post thanks for sharing your blog post are always super interesting I love reading them all<3 Do you want to support each other blog's by following each other?:) Please let me know if you are interested so I can follow you right back and keep in touch x


  15. The Stilla Sprit palette is very beautiful, I agree!

  16. I know! I love these kind of posts/videos as I am so interested in other people makeup :) x

  17. I adore my Zoeva palettes :) Naturally Yours is the safest option and one you will reach for on daily basis but I think the new Cocoa Blend is prettier and more interesting with some truly stunning shades yet still in the neutrals category :) x

  18. Thank you for the suggestion. I'll have a look at both palettes this weekend and maybe watch some videos on YouTube with tutorials, etc. Will also look at your post with swatches here. :) x

  19. I loved this review and the great photo's along with it. I have 4 Zoeva palettes and 1 from Cliniqud and 1 from N07. You havs such beautuful palettes. I have to stop myself from buying more palettes. I'm getting the Zoeva Rose Golden for Christmass though and can't wait. :)


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