Thursday, 24 July 2014

Can One Palette Be All You Need?

I was going through my palette draw the other day and found myself wondering can one palette do everything? We are constantly being bombarded with brand new palettes hitting the market. Many of them being quoted as the next "Do All" palette.

I found myself constantly coveting palettes, but do I really need them or do I already have all the colours I'll ever need?

I have a mix of palettes which I have collected over time and even one I have inherited from my mum. The palettes I have are a mix of high end and high street. Some are better then others but all are very usable.

My Palette Collection:

1. Urban Decay - Naked 3
2. NYC - 815 Best of Broadway
3. Ruby and Mille - Perfect Eyes
4. Victoria Secrets - Smoke Signals
5. Topshop Trio - Orion
6. Sleek - Storm 578
7. Christian Dior (name has rubbed off)
8. Laura Mercier - Colour To Go Smoky Violets
9. Nars - At First Sight

This Christian Dior palette is one my mum has had in her make up collection for about 20 years. I know make up has a shelf life and its not supposed to be kept for that long but I couldn't face throwing it away. It also seems that the new Dior palettes that have been released seem very similar to this.

These three are my neutral palettes, ideal for day to day use or creating a dramatic smokey eye. The Urban Decay palette is defiantly one of my all time favourites. The pinky neutrals work really well with my skin tone and are really blendable. The NYC isn't my favourite palette the shadows are pretty chalky but for a super cheap palette its good for everyday use.

The do it all palettes
These are the palettes I take when I'm traveling. Especially the Laura Mercier palette which contains lip gloss, eye shadows, eye liner, blush and bronzer. Its also really compact so can fit daily in your handbag if you were heading out for the day.

The Nars palette contains all their top selling colours including Laguna bronzer and Deep Throat blush.

Marc Jacobs palette in Style Icon No. 7 is on the top of my wish list. I have watched countless YouTube videos of people raving about it. The fact that you can also only get it in America make me want it more because I know its out of reach. This is defiantly a high end product so I'll need to do some saving up before I can get myself one.

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