The Perfect Palette Tag started a few months ago on YouTube and I decided to give it a go as a written post – hope that’s ok. I actually don’t have that many palettes in my collection – although I think G would probably disagree…! – and there are a few more out there that I’m hoping to get my hands on at some point soon. But for now, allow me to introduce you to:
Best packaging: Laura Mercier Laura’s Colour Favourites
The most beautiful selection of beauty products packaged together in one easy palette. And the best part? Each of the inserts pops out and can be replaced with another option of your choosing. Easy peasy, simple pimple and thin enough to carry around if you need to.
Best colour payoff: Claire’s Natural Dark Eyeshadow Palette
This one might come as a bit of a surprise to y’all but these eyeshadows really are immense in terms of their colour payoff. Just one quick flick of the brush and you’ve got all the colour you need. Sadly the lasting factor isn’t as brilliant as I would hope for but, when it comes to a quick night out look, this palette is perfect.
Most versatile: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
A huge favourite in the beauty world, there was no way I wasn’t going to feature the Naked 2 somewhere in here. To be honest, it probably could have dominated in many different categories but this one was, I felt, the most suitable as this palette is superb when it comes to creating a variety of looks.
Best for travel: Matthew Williamson x Benefit The Rich Is Back
Although slightly chunkier than the Laura Mercier option, the protective packaging on this palette means it is perfect to throw in a bag, without fear that anything might end up broken or damaged. Complete with mascara and lip gloss, it contains everything you might need for a night – or two – away.
Biggest regret: Lancome Spring Palette
Back in the day, I was obsessed with this palette – determined that I must have it in my possession. Mainly, I admit, because of the pretty floral cover. A few years down the line however and it’s sitting at the back of my stash gathering dust. Sadly, the colours are just too pale and pastel to be of much use to me these days and I can’t help but think that I would have been better off investing my money elsewhere…
Best colour names: bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow Palette
Rising Star, Hoopla, Smash Hit, Ensemble all help to make up The Next Big Thing and I can’t help but smile every time I hear the names.
Least used: Laura Mercier Laura’s Colour Favourites
Weird I know, given that I praised it so highly just a few sentences ago, but for some reason, since purchasing this palette I just haven’t had much of a reason to use it. That’s definitely something that I want to change however and I’m going to try my best to work this beauty back into my make up line-up.
Most used: Charlotte Tilbury The Golden Goddess Palette
Words cannot describe how stunning this palette is. From the packaging, to the stunning colours, to the superb quality of each of the shadows, it’s been a permanent – and much-enjoyed – fixture in my regular beauty routine and I’m eagerly eyeing up some of the other palettes in Charlotte’s collection…
Wish list lusting: Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
I need it. Need. It. I’m sure y’all have seen pictures and reviews by now but, if not, do have a quick peak – it’s just stunning.