Monday, 16 November 2015

My Favourite Neutral Eye Shadow Palettes

As much as I love me a bright, glittery and rather over the top eye, you just can't go wrong with a simple classic neutral eye look - and it's certainly a lot easier to wear and less "boom in your face" on the train into London at 7 in the morning. Today I thought I'd share my top 3 neutral palettes with you...

When it comes to eyeshadows, I'm much more of a warm toned girl and you'll rarely (if ever!) see me wearing a cool toned look. I just find they work better with my green eyes, and suit my warm skin tone the best. Warm tones really are the way to my heart, the amount of warm eye shadows I own is seriously getting out of hand.

Now I know this post contains 3 high end and more expensive palettes, but I personally find eye shadows palettes are worth the investment and these are the ones that work best for me. Of course I could have put 3 drugstore and more affordable neutral palettes in the post for the sake of saving money, but I just don't have any stand out drugstore palettes.
Stila In The Light Palette
I picked this palette up on a flight last year, and I was so happy to see it in the Inflight Duty Free magazine. This palette contains a nice variety of easy to wear neutrals, as well as some darker shades to really deepen and darken the makeup look. The stand out colour in this palette for me is Kitten, it's such a beautiful shimmery champagne beige that works beautifully all over the lid or as an inner corner highlight... I guess you can say I'm smitten for Kitten (sorry, I had to!)

Although it doesn't contain the biggest variety of colours, you're still getting a nice mix. It's a really good option for someone who just wants a palette for everyday wear without having to fuss around picking out which colours to pair with what, whilst still having enough colours to create a few different looks. My mum also has this palette and she absolutely loves it and uses it daily.

My favourite colours: Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sandstone and Ebony
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
The Chocolate Bar Palette has to be my favourite neutral palette, in fact it's actually my favourite palette out of the ridiculous amount I own. Not only does it contain a beautiful array of neutral and super wearable colours, it also smells incredible as well - yes, The Chocolate Bar palette actually does smell like chocolate, +10 points to Too Faced!

This palette contains so many warm toned colours which make my makeup loving heart skip a few beats. I reach for this palette on an almost daily basis as it covers so many colour combinations to create some beautiful looks. I love that it has light, medium and dark mattes as well as shimmers so it's perfect for both matte and shimmer lovers.

Out of all the three palettes mentioned, this is the one I recommend the most. The Chocolate Bar palette is a must have in your makeup collection.

My favourite colours: Salted Caramel, Marzipan, Semi-Sweet and Triple Fudge
Urban Decay Naked Palette
This was the first high end palette I brought, and I remember literally feeling like some kind of makeup genius when I finally owned this beauty. As you can see I really love the shades Virgin and Buck, and those two were the combo I wore pretty much daily when I first got this palette. I remember I used to be so wary when I took buck in my crease and I worried it was too dark, fast forward to 2015 and you'll see me rocking black in my crease on an almost daily basis!

This palette contains mostly everyday easy to wear colours, as well as some darker shades to create a classic smokey eye. I love the warmth of most the colours, and the fact you have shimmers as well as a couple of mattes that make great transition and crease colours. I like that the black isn't matte as I feel like too many palettes already contain a matte black.

Urban Decay shadows are one of my favourites, and they pack a seriously pigmented punch. I really do reccomend this palette, there's so many different look that can be created with it.

My favourite colours: Virgin, Sin, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Toasted and Hustle

Hope you've enjoyed this post, what's your favourite neutral palette?

Samm
xo

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12 comments

  1. These are such stunning palettes!! I have the Stila in The Light Palette and I am obsessed!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. These are all such good ones!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  3. Naked 1 and the Chocolate Bar are both at the top of my Christmas list, if I don't get them on the day I'll definitely be picking them up myself. Marzipan and Cherry Cordial look like gorgeous shades. Kitten by Stila is one of my all time favourites! x

    Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk

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    1. Good choices! They're beautiful shades xo

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  4. I love ALL three of these palettes! Great picks!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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  5. I love the Naked palettes, they're all gorgeous! Lovely picks! x

    http://luxuryblush.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I only have the Naked 1, but I'd love to get the Naked 3 xo

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  6. All of these palettes are gorgeous but I think the Chocolate Bar one is my favourite, so many beautiful shades! xx

    Toasty

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