The Palette Tag: All About My Eyeshadow Palettes

 

 

The ‘All About My Eyeshadow Palettes/Palette Tag’ has been featuring on so many YouTube pages recently and was originally a collaboration video between Allie Glines (you can see her video here) and Samantha March (you can see her video here).  For the tag, you answer 13 different questions about your eyeshadow palettes. 

As someone who loves eyeshadow, I thought it would be fun to feature my choices for the tag too.  I’ve given links to posts on particular palettes and also look ideas using those palettes.

I’ve found it really interesting seeing other people’s choices, as the tag gives me a sense for the make-up preferences and styles of each person.  Some people focus more on neutral picks, some are colour fiends and others (like me) like a bit of everything.  I think it’s actually quite a helpful way to find out if the person’s make-up style matches your own, if it is different to yours and what inspires you.

I’ve pasted the questions at the end of the post, so feel free to let me know your answers in the comments section below.  It’s always nice to get to know more about readers too :o) .

 

Newest palette

The Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette is the newest addition to my collection.

Urban Decay Naked Cherry Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I kept on looking at this palette whenever I visited an Urban Decay counter and felt really tempted to get it, as I love pink, berry and burgundy shades.  I held out for a long time, as I wasn’t sure I needed it but ended up caving one day as Debenhams had a 20% discount at the time.  I’m really glad I got it as I love the shades.  This palette is relatively new to my collection so I am still playing about with it to see how I like it.

I haven’t as yet posted an article on the palette or posted any look combination ideas.  If you would like to see a post on the palette and/or some combination ideas on the site, let me know!

Note: my husband is treating me to the Natasha Denona Love Palette so that will be my newest palette when it arrives! If you would like to see a post on this palette, let me know!

 

Oldest Palette

The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette is the oldest palette in my collection.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used this palette all the time in the past as I loved the colour theme (pinks, bronzes and burgundies) and found it very wearable.  Limit, Nooner, Burnout and Strange were the shades I used most regularly (alongside other shades in the palette) and I was getting close to hitting pan on them.  I haven’t used the palette for quite a while as I found that other palettes in my collection were taking my attention more.  I’ve found it hard to get rid of it, though, as I loved it so much and it brings back a lot of memories.

You can see some of the looks I have created using this palette on the site here.

 

Most Expensive Palette

The Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette is my most expensive palette to date (£52). 

Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This palette is one of the most used in my collection and one of my absolute favourites.  I find the colour selection really appealing and always feel inspired to come up with new combinations.  I love the versatility of this palette, as I have used it to create more subtle looks, neutral looks, smokey looks and colourful looks.

You can see my post on this palette here and see look combination ideas using the palette here.

Note: as mentioned above, my husband has ordered me the Natasha Denona Love Palette as a treat.  When the palette arrives, that palette will be my most expensive palette, coming in at £60.  If you would like to see a post on this palette, let me know!

 

Most Affordable Palette

The NYX Away We Glow Palette in ‘Hooked on Glow’ is probably my most affordable palette, costing £18.

NYX Away We Glow Palette in ‘Hooked on Glow’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think the NYX Hooked on Glow Palette is great if you like neutrals and want a range of finishes and tones.  The palette can be used to create simple or more complex combinations, depending on how you use it.  There are some shades which are great dupes for MAC products, so it’s a great choice if you want to try a range of colours like those from MAC at an affordable price point.

You can see my post on this palette here.  I have used this palette a lot but haven’t as yet posted look combination ideas.  If you would like to see some combination ideas on the site, let me know!

 

My Everyday Palette

I’ve chosen Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette as my everyday palette as I think it has a great mix of wearable colours, a variety of finishes and a range of tones.

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The palette mixes in neutral shades (like light golds, champagnes, browns and blacks) with more muted coloured shades of peach, pink, purple and olive green.  The shades in this palette can be used create quick, soft and pretty looks or combined to create more complex shading and depth on the eyes.  I have used this palette regularly at home, for work, taken it on holiday and used it for wedding guest make-up several times too.  The palette is just so versatile, classic and always gives me a beautiful look.

I have used this palette a lot but haven’t as yet posted an article on the palette or a post with look combination ideas.  If you would like to see a post on the palette and/or some combination ideas on the site, let me know!

 

Most Colourful Palette

I love colourful eyeshadow and Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette is one of my favourite palettes in my collection.

Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This palette was my first purchase from Morphe and I’ve been incredibly impressed with the colour selection, pigment, range of finishes, tones and quality of the eyeshadows.  I find the palette so inspiring to look at and it really encourages me to experiment with different colour combinations.  I think this palette may have been limited edition; it was released by Morphe as part of Pride celebrations across June/July 2019.

You can see my post on this palette here and see look combination ideas using the palette here.

 

Smallest Palette

Kiko Green Me Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Feisty Saffron is the smallest palette in my collection; it fits in the palm of my hand.

Kiko Green Me Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Feisty Saffron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This palette was released in 2018 (when I purchased it) and re-released by Kiko again in 2019.  Despite its tiny size, this palette contains 9 good-sized eyeshadows in peach, brown, rust and mahogany shades and spans a range of finishes and tones.  The palette has a good sized mirror on the inside of the lid as well, making it extremely travel friendly. 

The eyeshadows are beautifully soft, blendable and easy to use.  It’s an ideal palette for when I want to create a look quickly without having to pull in any other palettes, for storing easily and for travelling.

You can see my post on this palette here.  If you would like to see some combination ideas using this palette, let me know!

 

Biggest Palette

Morphe 35M Boss Mood Palette is the biggest palette in my collection.

Morphe 35M Boss Mood Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This particular palette really caught my eye when I visited the Morphe counter at one of my local Boots stores.  I love green eyeshadow and this palette contains such a great mix of mossy green shades.  There are also beautiful coppers, dark reds, purples, browns and blacks contained in the palette.  The variety of shades, finishes and tones enables you to create all sorts of eyeshadow combinations. 

I’m so impressed with the eyeshadows; they have amazing pigmentation, are great to blend and last throughout the day.  The palette is pretty big but also very sleek, so I am able to store it easily with the rest of my eyeshadow palettes.

I’m planning on posting an article on this palette, as well as look combination ideas using the palette soon.  Let me know if there are any particular shades you would like to see in future looks!

 

Palette With the Best Memory

Makeup Revolution Tasty Avocado Shadow Palette brings back a lot of memories of when my son was born in 2019.

Makeup Revolution Tasty Avocado Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makeup Revolution had just released lots of their Tasty palettes (Avocado, Pizza and Chilli) around the time when I was expecting my second child (summer 2019).  I had pelvic girdle pain during my pregnancy (and my first pregnancy with my daughter too) and it was incredibly bad in July 2019.  I remember it being so painful a month before my due date that I could barely walk.  About a week and a half before my due date, I had to get something from the city centre (I can’t remember what now!) and my husband dropped me off close by so I didn’t have to walk far.  Superdrug happened to be very close to where I was and I went in to browse.  The Avocado palette was in stock and I got it as I really fancied like a pick-me-up and it only cost £10.  I didn’t get to try it for a while, though, as my contractions started in the early hours the day after and my son arrived that night.  So the Avocado palette brings back lots of memories from that time; being pregnant, having bad pelvic girdle pain, getting a pick-me-up from the new make-up and the joy of having my little boy!

I’m planning on posting an article on this palette, as well as look combination ideas using the palette soon.  Let me know if there are any particular shades you would like to see in future looks!

 

Palette Worth The Hype

Tati Beauty Vol 1 Textured Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette was raved about on YouTube when it launched.  I ordered it and I can see why people love it so much as it is incredible.

Tati Beauty Textured Neutrals Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love the concept of the palette, where each shade is available in four different textures (glitter, metallic, sequin, matte).  The variety of neutral shades, tones and finishes/textures in the palette enables you to create simple or more complex looks.  The eyeshadows have amazing pigmentation and blend beautifully.  The palette has a reasonable weight to it but it is very sleek, making it good for storage purposes.

I’m planning on posting an article on this palette, as well as look combination ideas using the palette soon.  Let me know if there are any particular shades you would like to see in future looks!

 

Palette Not Worth the Hype

Violet Voss Hashtag Palette is one which I saw people rave about on YouTube and Instagram.  I got the palette, as I love gold, copper and purple tones and thought the eyeshadows looked amazing when I swatched them.  However, the palette really didn’t translate well for me when I used it on my eyes.

Violet Voss Hashtag Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The shades looked beautifully pigmented in swatches but they seemed to fade out when I blended them on my eyes.  The colours also seemed to muddy together a little whenever I used them to create looks; not something that usually happens to me.  I was so disappointed in the eyeshadows and it has put me off trying other products from the brand.  I’ve seen other palettes which have caught my eye from the brand but I’ve not bought them in case I don’t like them in practice.  Maybe I got a dud or perhaps the Hashtag palette just didn’t work for me.

 

Favourite Palette From a Favourite Brand

I decided to go with Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette for this category, as I really enjoy using this palette and I also love a number of other products from the brand.  I found this category really hard as I have a number of palettes in my collection which I adore. 

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Eyeshadow Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This palette is filled with a mixture of brightly coloured and neutral metallic eyeshadows, as well as some matte shades for blending.  I’ve been able to create so many fun combinations using this palette, from neutral, neutral with a pop of colour and bright looks.  The palette smells incredible too, in that it has a decadent chocolate scent.  There is something very warm, comforting and delicious about the scent and it feels like a real treat every time I use it.

You can see my post on this palette here and see look combination ideas using the palette here.

 

Most Used Palette

I’d say I am pretty good at cycling through my palettes; I have enough for variation but not so many that I feel overwhelmed.  I have phases where I have used some again and again, before moving on to other palettes and using them regularly.

The Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette is newer to my collection and so possibly one that I have used most lately.  As mentioned above, I just love the range of colours available in this palette and find it so exciting to use!

Morphe Live in Color Artistry Palette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can see my post on this palette here and see look combination ideas using the palette here.

So those are my answers to the ‘All About My Eyeshadows: The Palette Tag’! It was so much fun going through my palettes and seeing which one fitted in each category. 

Have you used any of these palettes? What are your picks for these questions? 

Here are the questions, in case you would like to leave your answers in the comments section, write your own blog post or put together a video.

-Newest Palette
-Oldest Palette
-Most Expensive Palette
-Most Affordable Palette
-My Everyday Palette
-Most Colourful Palette
-Smallest Palette
-Biggest Palette
-Palette With The Best Memory
-Palette Worth The Hype
-Palette Not Worth The Hype
-Favourite Palette From A Favourite Brand
-Most Used Palette

2 comments on “The Palette Tag: All About My Eyeshadow Palettes

  1. This was fun to read Saira! I too recently picked up the UD Cherry palette too, knowing I didn’t need it, but it was on sale, and I’m glad I did! Your posts always make me feel like my eye shadow addiction is perfectly normal and reasonable to have so many palettes, so thank you! 😂 👁 ❤️

    • Hey Julie! Glad you enjoyed the post! Hehe, glad to have helped as well to rationalise your eyeshadow addiction as well!

      Are there palettes in your collection that you particularly love? I’m always curious about what palettes and products other people have in their collections.

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