Why I'm Obsessed Makeup Palettes...

10 February 2016

When admiring my new dressing table and makeup collection the other day, I suddenly acknowledged the ridiculous amount of palettes I've gathered throughout my years of makeup hoarding. Thus, I've brought a post to you today dedicated to my beloved compacts and why they are such an important part of my makeup-revolved world...

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette
High end up eyeshadow palettes have invaded my entire makeup collection over the past two year, and has been ever-growing since. Through experience, I have personally found Urban Decay to hold the best high end shadows - great pigmentation, incredible colour range, multiple palettes, fab lasting power and overall look. I cannot get enough of UD's shadows and will continue to repurchase. 

Nars Steven Klein One Shocking Moment Cheek Studio Palette, Makeup Revolution Blushes & Urban Decay Naked Flushed (STREAK)
Post-eyeshadow-palette-craziness, I became introduced to the wondrous face/blush palettes in both the drugstore and highend brands. I'm in love with my Nars Steven Klein palette - the contour shade is an absolute DREAAAAAM to blend and the multiple blush shades are perfect for travelling. I also love the affordable palettes - e.g. Makeup Revolution have some fab palettes you should try if you haven't already. Their blushes are super pretty but insanely pigmented - so watch out when applying!!

Dior Sundeck , Bobbi Brown Pink Opal and L'Oreal Marron Glace
The smaller compact must no go a-miss. I love the little eyeshadow palettes you can get, both luxury and affordable. These three lil palettes completely summarise my eyeshadow go-to's; I'm a sucker for bronze/browns all year round, pinks in the spring/summer and orange tones in the winter. 

Why do I love all these palettes so much, do you ask? Well, they are simply four main reasons. 1 - I adore how versatile they are, they can hold an endless array of colours perfect for any occasion. 2 - If you are indecisive, like myself, you can just take 12423423 blushes with you in case you can't decide spontaneously. 3 - Cosmetic palettes inspire me to change my daily makeup routine - the variety of shades you can get in one palette allows me to alternate my looks on a regular basis so I'm getting full use of my makeup collection. 4 - Like the majority of beauty lovers, compacts are travel friendly so you can't have enough. They can really save so much space in your bag, a definite beauty need.

What's your favourite beauty palette? 

Lots of love


  1. I love palettes, I have quite a few as well and I love them all!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

  2. I love palettes too! I feel like because you get so much product with them they're worth spending a little more on!

    xo, Liz

    1. I totally agree, I cannot get enough of them :-) xx

  3. You have some beautiful palettes, I definitely need to invest. It's so hard to pick a favourite, I probably use the naked basics 2 the most though! xx


    1. Thank you very much - you totally should!! I love the Naked Basics 2, I received it last Christmas and it has been a staple of mine ever other month :p xx

  4. Who doesn't love a good palette? They are so versatile and easy to get.
    Rita x

    1. EXACTLY! I think they are a great makeup staple. x

  5. Palettes are amazing! I especially love the Makeup Revolution palletes. x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

    1. Yes, the makeup revolution palettes are gorgeous for the price they are x


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