Eyeshadow is one of my favourite parts of makeup. You can become so artistic and creative with it, and it’s so fun just to have a play around. I have to admit, I am a huge hoarder when it comes to eyeshadow as I love collecting them. I’ve managed to narrow my collection down to my top 5 favourite palettes; ranging from drugstore to high end.
Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette
Hands down this has to be my favourite palette of all time. Big statement I know! When Jaclyn first revealed this Morphe collaboration I was so excited, and when she showed us the palette I knew I had to buy it! The variation of colours in the palette makes it a one-stop go-to item. You can create a range of whole looks just by using this palette. The colours range from gorgeous highlight whites, to your classic taupe crease shades, to some popping blues and purples. I’d also mention that the pigmentation is unreal! The colours blend beautifully and it’s just a great palette to have in your collection. This product retails at £37.
Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette
I’ve had this palette for quite a while now and it still appears to be a staple in my makeup drawers. The range of colours in this palette are just my cup of tea. The shimmer shades are super pigmented and buttery and the burgundy/wine tones really caught my eye! I love that you get a huge mirror with it and the holographic packaging is stunning! Even though I’ve had this palette a while and it’s had a lot of use, I still haven’t hit pan on any shades so it’s super long lasting! This product retails for £43.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette
I’m sure you’ve probably all heard of this palette or seen pictures floating round social media. This palette has a similar vibe to the Holy Grail palette and it is beautiful! There has been a lot of uproar in ABH’s newest palettes with how chalky the colours are, however I think they nailed the Modern Renaissance palette. The colours are incredibly pigmented, one tap into the pan and you still need to tap off the excess! You also get a brush with this palette too which is a bonus, it’s a great little fluffy blending dual-ended brush! I also love the packaging on this palette, the velvet exterior just makes it feel so luxurious and worth the price tag! This product retails for £43.
Morphe 35B palette
Now I hate to mention this palette because it is being discontinued by Morphe, but it is a staple in my makeup collection so how could I not! This palette is the only palette you will need for all your colour looks. The range of vibrant colours is beautiful and the pigment matches up! I’d consider this a drugstore product as it only retails for £23. You can create so many extravagant looks with it and you should definitely attempt to get your hands on it before it disappears forever!
Revolution Life On The Dancefloor ‘Guest’ Palette
Now I definitely couldn’t finish this article without including a proper drugstore palette! I’ve tried a few Revolution palettes in the past and never thought a lot of them. The pigment wasn’t there and they were just not up to standard. However, Revolution as a brand has sky rocketed in the past year and their products have gone from 0-100 real quick! I picked up this palette as the red and brown tones caught my eye and I was not disappointed! The colours complement each other beautifully and the pigment has definitely improved since my last experience with their eyeshadows. These colours complement brown eyes well and it’s the packaging is everything a girl needs! This palette retails at £10!
I love looking at eyeshadow palettes as collectibles. As a makeup enthusiast, I get super excited when brands release new palettes and I love buying them to collect them as well as put them to good use! It’s great to test out drugstore versions of high end palettes too, as a lot of the time the pigmentation is very good and you’re paying the hefty price tag just for the brand.