There are so many different nude palettes on the Beauty market, that it’s difficult to know which ones to pick. ‘Aren’t all these palettes the same?’ Asks my Husband. No, is my response. Every. Single. Time.
Truth is, I actually have a bit of a problem with buying Nude Eye shadow Palettes. I always think they’ll come in handy for travelling/work/holidays/etc, but in truth, I just love testing out different ones. To the untrained eye they might all look the same, and granted, there are a lot of similarities in what constitutes a good palette for me, but I just can’t help myself.
There are so many good palettes on the market right now, and here are just some of the ones I have my fingers and toes crossed, hoping to buy them this year:
- Urban Decay – The Naked Palettes
It’s got to be said: Urban Decay knows its nude shades. Not only have they produced some of the most iconic palettes in Naked 1, 2 and 3, but they’ve continued to expand upon this collection with their Basics range. I own the Naked Basics palette, and I use it religiously for work every day (Until I met Makeup Geek Creme Brule), but up until now, I still haven’t tried their other offerings. I love the rose gold/beige theme of the first palette, the varied browns of 2 and the more smoky effect of 3, and I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without owning any of them. I mean, come on! Just look at this Bad Boy?
2. Too Faced Eye Shadow Palettes – multiple!
There’s several Too Faced Palettes I want to try; namely, the Chocolate Bar and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar ones. These look gorgeous, from the packaging to the styling to the shades included, this looks beautiful. The Chocolate Bar Palettes offers a gorgeous range of neutral shades, with a slight pop of purple/plum which would be very flattering to my Green eyes, but I also like the look of the richness of the Semi Sweet one too. I’ve heard good things about Too Faced eye shadows, so I would like to think I could try one by the end of this year. I also like the look of the Peanut Butter and Jelly palette, as the colours look so incredibly rich and shimmery, the notorious Sweet Peach Palette for its summery shades, and the Natural Eyes and Boudoir Eyes palettes. To summarise, I pretty much want all of them!
3. Lancome La Palette Des Reves
I first saw this being used in a video by Lisa Eldridge, where she used it to create a smoky Christmas/Winter look, and I thought it was BEAUTIFUL. I really recommend Lisa Eldridge’s videos for simply yet pretty makeup looks, and when I found out that she had designed a collection with them, I was particularly interested in this offering. It comes in a chic shimmery case meant to reminisce fresh snow on the streets of Paris, and the shades are a lovely set of shimmery neutrals that would look great at any formal event. It is a lot of money to spend for only 6 shades, but would be a real luxury investment.
4. Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in the shade Exposure and Infinity
If you thought the last one was pricey, you’re in for a bit of a shock! Hourglass are very expensive products, but nearly everyone who uses them raves about the quality, so I have no doubt that they would be worth the money. Amongst their powders that I would like to try, I have a real thing to these palette’s. Not only do they look stunning in terms of the packaging and design, but the colours are beautiful and the shadows look so creamy. I particularly like the two shades mentioned above, but I would be happy to try any of their range.
Are there any nude palettes you’d recommend?