22 October 2013

Top Ten Tuesdays - My Most Used Makeup Palettes

Top Ten Palettes

I love today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic – favorite palettes!  I am a tried and true palette addict.  I just can’t stop buying them (even if they have duplicate shades! *cough, Too Faced*

These are my most reached for palettes that are still available for purchase:

Stila Travel Palettes Sensational in Sydney and Stylish in Seoul – Some Stila palettes have weak pigmentation, but these two are great and I love the cream blush as well.  Real winners in my book, especially considering I purchased them when Sephora had them for $10!  These two are no longer on the Sephora or Stila websites, but I did find them on skinstore.com (linked above).

Too Faced “Eye” Palettes – I own four of these babies, that’s how much I like them.  The packaging has grown slimmer over the years from the bulky cardboard to the more streamlined tin, but I love them all equally.  The Naked Eye is my favorite neutral cool toned palette (though I accidently put the warmer Natural Eye in my collage).  The Romantic Eye is fabulous in the Spring when I feel like wearing softer colors.  The Smokey Eye is great for date night.  My most recent purchase, Boudoir Eyes has many of my favorite shades from the Naked Eye, like In the Buff, Birthday Suit, Lap Dance and Satin Sheets, along with a few warmer shades.  If you haven’t tried any of these palettes from Too Faced yet, your best bet would be Boudoir Eyes!

Urban Decay “Naked” Palettes – I have the original Naked Palette and the Naked Basics palette.  I know there are dupes of the Naked Basics palette out there (I even own the Physician’s Formula one), but I love the simplicity of it!  Plus they are the perfect shades for my fair coloring.  I also love my Naked palette, although I do wish I had waited and gotten the Naked 2, which leans more neutral-cool.  I only use about half the Naked palette, but I love that half so much!  My favorite shades are Virgin, Sin, Toasted and Hustle.

TheBalm NUDE’tude – I picked this palette up for a steal on Hautelook.  I can honestly say I love the packaging more than anything else (I have the Naughty Palette – you can also get the Nice Palette if you don’t fancy pinup girls)!  I purchased it because I was told that it was most neutral than Urban Decay’s Naked Palette… which did not turn out to be true IMO, but I have made the NUDE’tude work for me!  I love the entire top row of shades, I am really impressed by their quality!  Hmm, that makes me wonder why I only own one palette from TheBalm?

Lorac Femme Fetale – This is another palette I purchased from Hautelook.  In fact, it was created exclusively for the site!  When I first received it, I hated it.  It was so small and it was impossible to get my brushes in the tiny strips.  I finally figured out what kind of brush to use with it (the small, flat brush found in most Ecotools sets) and now I love it!  I can create a very pretty, romantic day look with this palette that never looks over the top.

That’s it!  My Top Ten Favorite Palettes!  Are any of your Top Ten Palettes on my list?  Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the Top Ten lists below! 

And don't forget to check out which of this year's holiday palettes are on my Wish List!

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