I am continuing my matte eyeshadow palette review with a palette that I wasn’t much interested in when it first released. Matte eyeshadows are a necessary evil to me: they will make any eyeshadow look work, but I prefer a good shimmer over a matte shadow any day of the week. But after trying and reviewing several matte palettes, I couldn’t leave this one out.
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics eyeshadow palette
Generally I have tried and liked a few Kat Von D products. From the Lock-It Concealer, Everlasting liquid lipsticks to the now sadly discontinued Monarch palette, Kat Von D does some pretty good products but I had yet to try the Shade & Light eyeshadow palettes. After hearing so many people rave about it and liking the contour palette (which I have yet to review), I was curious to try the only permanent eyeshadow palette currently in the Kat Von D line.
Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Contour eyeshadow palette
Today we’re talking a difficult, yet necessary topic: choosing my favorite eyeshadow palettes. Was it a hard task? Of course. Palettes are my number 1 favorite makeup product to buy, try and use. Eyeshadow was my first love. Even when I wasn’t that much into makeup, eyeshadow was the first makeup product I started using regularly. I loved the colors and I loved trying out new combinations. Hence my love for palettes. If I had to pick 5 palettes that I would repurchase in a heartbeat, I would pick these.
Lately I finally committed to trying some matte eyeshadow palettes. I love my shimmers, but a good matte is a must have of course as well. A palette that I have had for a while, but that I had never gotten round to reviewing is The Balm’s Meet Matte Nude. This palette is much raved about and since it is fully matte it just never really captured my attention too much. Now that I’m getting into it more, I figured it was time for a review.
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Nude eyeshadow palette
No matter how much I love eyeshadows, there are always those moments that I don’t know what to do. That is why I thought I could talk your through my 5 most used eyeshadow palettes. What do I reach for when I’m in a pickle? What do I use when my vast palette collection overwhelms me and I wish to do something foolproof that requires no thought? Well, one of these of course!
Most used eyeshadow palettes
My experience with Essence palette, be it eyeshadow be it face palettes, is a bit hit or miss. The products are affordable and sadly that means that the quality isn’t always there. However, since the products never truly break the bank, I love trying them out when a new launch rolls around. For their S/S 2018 collection, Essence has released a new highlighter palette and I was curious to try it.
Essence Glow to Go Highlighter palette 010 Sunkissed Glow
Last winter I had matte phase for a brief spell. The reason? Trying out this palette. I already featured it in one of my Shop my Stash posts and I had already been using it for a few weeks before I started doing the looks for this review. Matte eyeshadow is not exactly my forte and I wanted to make sure I gave this palette a fair shot. Because mostly, matte palettes aren’t my favorite as I feel they are quite boring (don’t shoot me). Does this palette proof me wrong?
Too Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette Peaches & Cream collection