On Youtube there is this tag going around called, “The Perfect Palette Tag.” It was created by a mother and daughter. The mom’s YouTube channel is iluvfaces1042. Well I just thought that this tag was a really good idea! In this tag there is a list of 8 questions and whoever is doing the tag gets to look at their palettes and place them into a category such as: best packaging or best color payoff. Well I don’t make YouTube videos so I decided to tag myself and do it through my blog. I am a big palette junkie, making eye shadow palettes my favorite makeup item. Well in advance I am apologizing for the bad photo quality. I was taking these pictures by myself using my Ipad and at that time the sun was going down. I wish I would have taken the pictures sooner, but oh well you get the point of the pictures!
Well here are my palettes that I choose for the tag!
1. BEST PACKAGING
The Great and Powerful Oz in Glinda and Theodora by Urban Decay
I couldn’t choose between my Glinda or my Theodora palettes because I love both their packaging. It is a very sturdy tin case and the colors of the cases are gorgeous! I feel like the colors fit Glinda’s and Theodora’s character very well. Also the eye shadow colors are divine, but this part is for best packaging! In each palette all the eye shadows are removable so the case can be re-used with other Urban Decay shadows once a shadow runs out. These palettes are Limited Edition, but I did see that the, “Glinda” palette is still available and it is on sale! http://www.urbandecay.com/what%27s-new/the-glinda-and-theodora-palettes/361.html
2. BEST COLORPAY OFF
Nude Tude by The Balm
These shadows are the most buttery smooth pigmented eye shadows I have ever used. They’re super blendable which I think is a huge plus! These shadows make applying eye shadows a breeze! They also have 2 versions of this palette: the “naughty” one which is the one I have (as you can see the girls in the background, but hey it’s the “Nude Tude”) palette or the “nice” one which has a grey background. The Balm goes on Hautelook quite frequently so you can get this palette discounted. Otherwise their website is: http://www.thebalm.com/nude-tude.html
3. MOST VERSATILE
Lorac Pro by Lorac Cosmetics
I would have to go with my Lorac Pro for a few reasons. First off there is 16 eye shadows. There is a wide range of colors meaning that I could make a day look or spice it up a bit with the darker shades. Another thing that sets the Lorac Pro apart from other palettes and making it my most versatile is that the top 8 shadows are all matte and the bottom shadows are all shimmer. There is also a good highlight shade which is always a pro. I got mine at Ulta, but you can get it at their website too! http://www.loraccosmetics.com/make-up_pro-palette.html Lorac is the founder Carol spelled backwards. I thought that was interesting and a good idea on Carol’s part. Also, this palette comes with a primer!
4. BEST FOR TRAVELING
Naked 2 by Urban Decay
The Naked 2 palette comes in a hard tin case making it strong for travels. It has 12 shadows from light to dark. Basically I can create numerous neutral looks from just 1 palette. It also comes with a double sided brush making eye shadow application as simple as 1-2-3. I think that the upcoming Naked 3 looks amazing because it has rose neutrals! Here is their website: http://www.urbandecay.com/urban-decay/eye-makeup/naked2-palette/282.html
5. BIGGEST REGRET
San Francisco Eye Shadow and Blush Palette by Bh Cosmetics
Sorry Bh Cosmetics but I haven’t really used this palette that much. The eye shadows are kind of lacking in the pigmentation department and I just have a hard time thinking of a look to create with it. I do think the packaging is cool. It was also pretty cheap, so I don’t feel too bad! But, I did give Bh Cosmetics another chance and because of that I now love my Galaxy Chic palette from them! That palette was in close second on best packaging. (I do have a review on the Galaxy Chic palette, the link is posted below.) Here is the link to their website for the San Francisco Palette: http://www.bhcosmetics.com/products/eyes/bh-san-francisco-palette
6. BEST COLOR NAMES
Creme De Couture by Sigma Beauty
This palette is no longer available online. But I just thought that the names were adorable! This palette is based off of Macaroons so the palette itself is suppose to look like a macaroon box. The color names include: Redberry Rose, Apricot Flower, Passion Fruit, Cherry Blossom, Meyer Lemon, Ginger Pumpkin, Cafe au Lait, Blueberry Cream, Violet Whip, Lavender Honey, Cassis, Elderberry, Blue Chocolate, Almond Pear, Creme De Menthe, and Citron Pistachio. So each name is like a different type of macaroon. I just think that Sigma did a really good job with matching the names with the color. I just think that they should have included a vanilla color in this palette.
7. LEAST USED
Ammo Palette by Urban Decay
I really do like this palette. It was actually my first palette ever. I said it was, “The Great and Powerful Oz in Glinda” in one of my previous posts, but I just realized I got this palette first. As you can tell I forget about this little guy! I do like the colors in this palette. So I need to start using this palette more!
8. MOST USED, MOST LOVED, DESERT ISLAND
Vice 2 by Urban Decay
Wow, quite a few Urban Decay palettes have made it onto my, “Perfect Palette Tag” so kudos to you Urban Decay! Your eye shadows rock! Anyway the reason I pick this palette is because there is 20 colors and If I was on a desert island and for some reason got to bring an eye shadow palette along I would pick this one. Although if I was stuck on a desert island I wouldn’t probably worry about makeup. I just feel that with this palette since there is 20 colors in a huge range of colors and finishes I could make a multitude of looks. I really do love Urban Decay’s pigmentation and I love the colors so that is why this palette is my most loved! I do use this palette freqently, although it is pretty new, it is on its way to becoming the most used.
Well that ends my list of palettes for the tag! Hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have any of these palettes and what do you think of them! I also have a review on the Vice 2 palette that I will link down below. Comment down below if you want a review on any of these palettes or some pictures of some swatches. I am also thinking about doing, “The Rainbow Tag” and “The Princess Tag.” Let me know if you would like me to do those tags!
Now for the fun part! Just because I didn’t tag you on this list doesn’t mean that you can’t do this tag. Like I said above nobody tagged me, my heart just desired to do this tag. Also if you don’t have enough palettes to do this tag you can do eye shadow quads or whatever you feel like doing.
1. Dragonfly reviews http://dragonflybeautyreviews.wordpress.com/
2. The Little Scottish Corner http://thelittlescottishcorner.wordpress.com/
3. Stephanie Wright http://effiewright.wordpress.com/
4. Inside My Wonderland http://insidemywonderland.com/
5. Pretty in the East http://prettyintheeast.wordpress.com/
Ready Set Go!!!!
- Palette Review: Bh Cosmetics Galaxy Chic (thebeautydeputy.wordpress.com)
- Urban Decay Limited Edition Vice 2 Palette Review! (thebeautydeputy.wordpress.com)