I felt like sharing my eye-shadow palette collection this week, I think my collection is starting to grow and I would love to share what I love and hate about the palettes I've spent my money on.
I own four high end palettes and three drugstore. I tend to save up and ask for more expensive palettes my birthday/Christmas because they tend to be higher quality and have better pigmentation. I'll compare the drugstore and high end palettes in this post in more detail.
Let's start with my favourite palettes I own, which are (of course) the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palettes.
I can't decide which palette I like better out of these two because in each palette there is plenty of shades I can't live without.
Both palettes come with 16 shades and smell like CHOCOLATE! Yum.
Let's start with the Original Chocolate Bar Palette.
As you can see the most used colour is Salted Caramel which is my ultimate favourite crease colour, blends so smoothly and I live for a warm colour in the crease. I often use Marzipan on my lid as a bright/eye-opening shade. Marzipan looks good on everyone!
Creme Brûlée is another favourite, I love this on the lid too for a dramatic gold smokey eye, I use this with Semi-Sweet or Cherry Cordial. I just love the consistency of these eyeshadows and the range of colours are perfect for all occasions.
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar
As soon as Too Faced released this palette I sped down to shops to pick it up. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and now that I do I never want to do my makeup without it.
My most used colours look to be Truffled and Peanut Butter. I'm not sure what happened to pink sugar but it went a bit brown? Maybe from the other colours...
Anyway, Peanut Butter is an amazing shade, perfect for an everyday eyeshadow look whether on its own all over the lid and crease or blended into the crease with Butter Pecan on the lid. I love the colours Caramel and Bon Bon - such unique gold shades! The matte black colour (Licorice) is so pigmented and dark which is what you want with a black shade. I don't tend to use the colours Rum Raise, Puddin' or Hot Fudge because they are quite cool tones and I'm more of a warm toned girl.
Overall these palettes are my absolute holy grails, such creamy eyeshadows that smell amazing as they are infused with cocoa powder.
I own one more Too Faced palette which is the Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette.
It is smaller then the Chocolate Bars and would be perfect for travel. I don't use this palette on an every day basis but I love using it for something different, Three of the colours can be used wet or dry which is great because they are highly pigmented when wet. My favourite colours are Tiger's Eye & Pussy Cat.
The quality of these shadows are just as incredible as the other Too Faced palettes.
Zoeva 88 Eye Shadow Palette
This is my largest palette by far, with 88 eyeshadows in it in every colour you could imagine. I love experimenting with these colours and creating some different eyeshadow looks. This palette is great for a makeup artist to have in their collection. I love the range of shadows in this palette, from neutrals and everyday shades to out there/bright colours. I didn't swatch every colour because that would've taken a very long time... My favourite colours in this palette are the reds and purples. These shades are way more pigmented when used with Mac Fix Plus.
Now let's move onto the drug store palettes and compare!
The Nudes Palette by Maybelline
This pocket sized palette comes with fourteen neutral shadows. It comes with a mixture of shimmery shades and matte shades. My favourite shades are the shimmery gold and the matte black. Unfortunately I don't use this palette as much anymore because I don't like the cool toned shades in this palette and it has quite a few. However I do recommend this palette because it is high quality and has a very good pigment for a drugstore palette.
I have two Chi Chi palettes that are quite similar but are my next favourite palettes after the Too Faced Chocolate Bars. The only reason I don't like them more then the Too Faced palette is because they don't have as large range of colours. However they are the best drug store palettes I've ever used.
Chi Chi Timeless Palette
This has almost all warm tones with a mixture of shimmery and matte shades. They are so creamy and pigmented! My favourite colour is the shimmy pink shade 4th from the left, I used it in my Valentines Day Makeup Tutorial and it looked beautiful.
I love the warm maroon and browns, the shimmery highlighting colours are perfect for the brow bone and inner corner. I actually like the cool toned silver in this palette which is surprising!
Chi Chi Mochas Palette
This palette, like the Timeless palette, has lots of warm browns and maroons - shimmery and matte. I like the two shimmery pinks for Spring and I could use this palette every day. I highly recommend these Chi Chi palettes!
That's all the eyeshadow palettes I have to share today, I can't wait to try more! If you have any palette reccommentations please let me know in the comments :)
I hope you enjoyed reading about these eyeshadows. I hope this helps you choose your next palette. If you're on a budget I'd recommend the Chi Chi palettes (only AUD$20) and if you have the money to spend or have a birthday coming up I'd go for one of the Chocolate Bar palettes (AUD$78). Just go into your closest Too Faced stand and smell them! You'll fall in love.
Thank you for reading!