Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Pricey Palettes Worth the Splurge

I shed a tiny tear as much as anyone else when I shell out a small fortune on makeup. Yes, there are few things that I like purchasing more than beauty bits, but I still feel that small shudder of guilt buying high-end products. Thankfully, most such purchases have been grand decisions on my part (pats self on back) and are now solid components of my regular makeup routine. There are three pricier palette purchases that stand out in that category. Whilst they were all fairly pricey (some more than others) they've all been hugely worth the splurge!

Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette - Everything about this palette has the potential to make most beauty bloggers swoon. From the pink velvet packaging to the buttery, warm-toned shadows inside, it's absolutely bloody gorgeous. This is the only product I own from Anastasia BH because it's a little tricky for me to get ahold of in Switzerland. I have to say, however, that this quickly pipped most of my other eyeshadows to the post. The quality of these shadows is amazing; they're pigmented, blendable and long-wearing. As a warm-eyeshadow gal myself, I very much appreciate the fact that this has pretty much everything you need for a beautiful warm eye. Pricey but so so worth it.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette - This is a palette I think most of the beauty blogger world has in their arsenal. I put off buying it for a while because I was like meh, not many standout shades, but it's probably the palette I reach for the most out of all my palettes full overall. I'm sure one of the big reasons for that is the fact that Hazelnut is pretty much my ideal transition shade. I also use White Chocolate almost every day to set my eyeshadow primer and both just create the ideal base for pretty much any eyeshadow look. The rest of the shades are also tough to fault and this is my go-to for when I want something simple that I know will last all day.

Tarte Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette - Behold the palette that pretty much does it all. There's a bevy of neutrals in here alongside pinks, oranges and a selection of metallic shades. There's even a beautiful yet daring duochrome tucked away in there too. I still sometimes take out this palette just to ogle the pretty colours and it's one I've gotten so much use out of since purchasing. The neutral shades make it another great one for finding a transition shadow and if I'm going a little bolder on the lips, they're fab shades for creating a simple "goes-with-anything" eye-look. You also get a mahoosive mirror in here too, so whilst it may seem kinda bulky for travel, you'd have all you need!

I thought I'd leave the swatches out of this post as I doubt anyone would have wanted to see 50 swatches (yes, I counted) smeared onto my arms. If you've been eyeing up any of these three but weren't sure about pulling the trigger on the purchase, I hope this has helped slightly! All three are all-round fantastic palettes and I think they're all versatile enough to be super everyday-friendly. Obviously, you don't need all three but hey, we all know what I'm like with palettes. Now to try and ignore all the Naked Heat posts...

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  1. all of these look gorgeous! Ive wanted to try the Anastasia palette for ages now, hear so many good things about it!xx

  2. Modern Renaissance looks like it's worth the hype! It looks so beautiful 😍

  3. That chocolate bar palette looks really pretty

    Beauty Candy Loves

  4. I've loved the chocolate bar palette for such a long time but only recently got myself the ABH modern renaissance... oh boy am I in love with that one! x

    Gemma Louise


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