Friday, 4 December 2015

Worth The Hype: Luxury Eyeshadow Palettes

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worth the hype, luxury eyeshadow palettes, eyeshadows, high end, favourite palettes, urban decay, naked 3 palette, charlotte tilbury, la dolce vita, laura mercier, artist eye palette, review


worth the hype, luxury eyeshadow palettes, eyeshadows, high end, favourite palettes, urban decay, naked 3 palette, charlotte tilbury, la dolce vita, laura mercier, artist eye palette, review





There's nothing worse than spending a shedload of money on a really hyped up luxury beauty item, only to find that it doesn't perform half as well as you'd hoped. I'm sure every makeup enthusiast has had at least one such experience and as you well know, it sucks. However, there will also be those moments when you finally pick up one of said hyped up items and find that they are everything you'd wished for. That's been the case with these three eyeshadow palettes. All of them had a fair bit of hype surrounding them within the beauty world and I was keen to see if they lived up to the fuss. So here are my thoughts on three of the luxury eyeshadow palettes that I think are worth the hype!

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette - Oh my goodness. I cannot tell you how excited I was about this palette back when it was released around Christmas of 2013. Everyone was freaking out about this and it was very difficult indeed not to buy into the hype. I'd wanted an UD Naked Palette for a while, but never had I ever wanted any palette as much as the moment I laid eyes on this one. Seriously, it's every pinky-nude eyeshadow lovers' dream. Not a day went by where I didn't fervently google swatches and tutorials of this palette and I tried so hard to get my hands on it, but alas, I failed. At that point UD wasn't available in Zurich and despite sending a friend in the US on a mad hunt for it, they were sold out everywhere. It wasn't until a year later that I received it as a Christmas gift and boy was it worth the wait! If you're not familiar with the formula of UD eyeshadows, they're super pigmented and buttery, so they blend out like a dream and stick around all day. The possibilities with this palette are endless; you can create a pinky nude eye, a coppery day look, a smokey eye for the evening and everything in between. A year on and I don't use this palette nearly enough, but now that the colder months are upon us I'll be whipping this out a lot more often.

Favourite shades: Limit, Trick, Nooner and Liar.

Laura Mercier Artist Eye Palette - Okay, I know I just went on about this in my November favourites this week, but I couldn't write this post and not mention this palette. This is a fairly new addition to my stash and one I heard a great deal about over the last year or so. From my understanding, Laura Mercier has released multiple Artist Eye Palettes, and this is one of the most recent ones. The Artist Eye Palette seems to have gained quite a cult following over time and I've seen it pop up all over the blogosphere over the last year or so. This is basically a really versatile, purpley-based eyeshadow palette, featuring a good mix of shimmers and mattes. The mattes are predictably ever so slightly chalky and therefore do have a bit of fallout upon application. That is, however, my only gripe with this palette, because I think it's one of the most versatile collections of shades I own! Much like with the UD Naked 3, I've used this for both day and night looks and I've never come away disappointed. In case you're after a more in-depth description of this palette, I did a full review on it here.

Favourite shades: Fresco, Vanilla Nuts, Truffle and Kir Royal.

Charlotte Tilbury La Dolce Vita Luxury Palette - Of all the eyeshadow palettes I have, this one wins the title of my favourite packaging. The eyeshadows are housed so gorgeously and compactly in what is a very luxe-feeling weighted plastic and metal case. I'm sure you've all seen/heard the hype around this; everyone was singing its praises not too long ago and I finally picked it up at the beginning of this year. This has been my first and only Charlotte Tilbury purchase (so far) and I definitely was not disappointed. The palette contains three shimmer shades with a satin finish and one glitter shade. These shades don't really have names, but are referred to on the Charlotte Tilbury website by their purpose. So from the top left going clockwise they are as follows "prime", "enhance", "smoke", and "pop". The glitter shade (or the "pop" shade) is absolutely gorgeous. This is one of those shadows that you can just pack onto the lid, on top of your other eyeshadow to really give it an extra boost. I love the texture and longevity of these shadows as well, there's no fallout (even from the glitter shade) and the pigmentation is fab. I also reviewed this one in full here in case you're after more details! I can't recommend this one enough, yes it's pricey but it's the perfect travel companion and an absolute stunner for this time of year!

Favourite shades: Enhance and Pop.

So those are a few of the luxury eyeshadows that I bought for the hype and love for the quality! It's a terrible habit, but I'm always about 10 times more likely to buy a product if it's hyped up. My curiosity just gets the better of me and next thing I know I'm at the makeup counter swatching away. Oh well, I suppose there are worse habits! Happy Friday and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!




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3 comments

  1. All these palettes look amazing. I want to try them all!

    Kate// http://katerosexo1.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. That CT palette looks gorgeous!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  3. These look amazing! Thank you for sharing xx

    http://beautypeptalk.blogspot.com/

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