Favourite High-end and Drugstore Neutral Palettes!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

If you have been reading my blog, you know I love me my eyeshadows. Palettes are just the ultimate makeup item for me (or is it lipstick.... or blusher...hmm). But yes, eyeshadow palettes are definitely one of my weak spots.


Looking at my palette collection, I really wanted to share with you some of my favourites for neutrals. I will be doing another posts for palettes with bolder colours. This is more for the working ladies out there or just those who like neutral looks! Here are some palettes which I reach for pretty often and what I feel is really a bang for your buck!

Drugstore 
Sleek Palette in Oh-So-Special
This palette comes with 12 shades ranging from neutral pinks, mattes and 3 darker shades to spice things up if required. The colours are slightly on the warmer side with 7 mattes (which makes this palette super versatile) and 5 shimmer shades. Due to the pinks in this palette, I can imagine many looks to lean towards the "sweeter and girlier" side (if you know what I mean). However, bolder looks can also be achieved with this. I love using the matte brown in my crease, light shimmer peach on my lid and the deep shimmery purple in my outer V. Sleek products are known for their pigmentation and this palette does not stray from that reputation. Super pigmented and long lasting. However, these are mineral eyeshadows after all, so prepare for some fallout upon application.


Wet N Wild 8 Pan Palette in Comfort Zone
Wet N Wild shadows are sometimes a hit and miss, but this palette is definitely a hit! Shadows are really creamy and pigmented. Application is really easy with minimal fall out. Look at that colour on the bottom right. THAT is an amazing shade. This shade is very similar to Girly (in the Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette) and bluff (in the Too Faced A Few Of My Favourite Things). Loving the dual-chrome.  The left side of the palette can achieve simple neutral looks and the right side provides just that pop of colour if you need it. It really depends on your imagination for this one, but this palette in my opinion, is versatile and really great quality for the price point.


High-end 
Lorac Pro Palette
Ah, the infamous Lorac Pro. I have to mention this. Not because everyone is, but because it really is one good solid all-in-one palette. This palette consists of 8 matte shades and 8 shimmery shades. The possibilites are really endless with this one, I'm telling you. I always bring this palette with me when I travel as it is compact, has tons of colour variety and it comes with a mirror. Shadows are creamy (one of the best formulations!) and pigmented. Gorgeous palette all in all. Once again, tons of neutral looks can be achieved here and there are some shades for you to add some pops of colour (Garnet is one of my favourite shades ever). Also, you can do a full-blown smokey eye with this. Anything here, is possible!


Too Faced Natural At Night
Despite Too Faced coming up with more neutral palettes in this range, Natural At Night is ultimately my favourite. I am not the kind that goes for the lightest and most neutral looks so this palette feeds my need for some colour while keeping it wearable (especially for work). Too Faced eyeshadows are pretty much one of the best formulations out there (besides Lorac Pro and MAC.. I can't seem to find an equivalent). These eyeshadows are creamy and pigmented. However, all the shades in this palette do have some glitter/shimmer in them. Do not panic, some shades when applied appear matte. I love using Nightcap and Cocoa Star in my crease for transition shades and they really do appear matte on my lids. Do note that in some shades such as Night Light and Full Moon, the glitters are pretty chunky and you might experience some fall out during application. Otherwise, all is good with this palette. (ps. Moonstone is my favourite!)



Go for it, neutral lovers! These palettes will definitely fulfil your neutral cravings. These palettes are neutral yet versatile - you are able to go from barely there to divalicious! Hope this post helped and thank you for reading!

Have a great makeup day ahead!XO.

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