Hey guys! How’s it going? I hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and entertained. Hard to believe it’s been about a month now since the ish hit the fan with everything going on in the world.
Today, I thought I’d do something a little fun and share with you what I’d pick if I could only keep 10 eye palettes out of my current collection. Now I know for some, 10 is a lot. Then there’s me… eye palette junkie/hoarder-extraordinaire. Eye palettes are my favorite type of makeup product and I’ve amassed quite a large collection since I started blogging almost 6 years ago. Back then I owned I think just one palette (the Urban Decay Mariposa) and a bunch of single shadows (mostly loose shadows & pigments from Bare Minerals). Since then, my collection has grown to over 50 palettes. Yikes! I decluttered several last year before I moved, but then of course added new ones to my collection. It’s a never-ending spiral.
But, what if I could only keep 10? Can I do it? Let’s find out!
These are in no particular order, and if I have a review on any of these palettes, I’ll link to them as well.
LA Girl Born Exclusive
This palette is just simply gorgeous. It’s really got everything you need to create just about any kind of look you want. There’s neutrals, there’s jewel tones. Mattes, shimmers and metallics. Warm tones. Cool tones. This palette really has it all. The quality of the shadows is amazing for a drugstore brand, LA Girl has really upped their game even after the Fanatic palettes they dropped last year (which are also really nice quality and super affordable). The shadows are soft, pigmented, apply and blend really nicely. This is a limited edition palette, but you might still be able to find it in-store at select CVS locations that carry LA Girl.
Juvia’s Place The Tribe (full review here)
I fell in love with Juvia’s Place palettes within the last couple years. The quality is really outstanding for the price point. I love how pigmented and vibrant their shadow formula is, so it’ll show up on even the deepest, richest skin tones. I know the CEO has been problematic in the past and I don’t condone her actions. I’m all about the PRODUCT. Anyhow, I absolutely love The Tribe palette as it’s so unique compared to other predominately green palettes on the market. I like the way they tossed in the orange and the brown shades to make it more versatile. You can do a simple. neutral look, or go totally monochromatic.
Jeffree Star x Shane Dawson Conspiracy (full review here)
This palette made the list because it’s so truly different than anything else in my collection. It’s so out in left field and looks like an incoherent mess. But… that’s one of the reasons why I like it. So many of the shades are so unique. I NEVER thought in my life I’d use a shade like the bright, neon yellow in this palette (the shade “Food Videos”), or the mint green/teal (the shade “What’s The Tea?”), yet here we are. I love how you can do something so simple with this palette, then turn around and do something totally crazy and colorful with it too.
ColourPop Good Sport (full review here)
This has to be one of the best palettes ColourPop has ever made. And then they went and discontinued it. Why do companies do that with products that are so good? Makes no sense. Anyhow, this palette is just a lot of fun with the greens and the purples. It’s another that’s really unique and so pretty.
ColourPop Fame (full review here)
Got a second palette in this bunch from ColourPop. And again, it’s a popular one that got discontinued. WHY COLOURPOP? WHYYYYY? This one makes the list because even though I loooove my warm tones, sometimes you do need to take a break and use a cool toned palette. Now usually cool tones make me look washed out/sickly, but these are just different because they don’t do that. This is the only cool tone palette that doesn’t. The shades are beautiful and is consistent with the shadow formula ColourPop is known and loved for.
Urban Decay Born To Run (full review here)
I don’t own any of Urban Decay’s Naked palettes. They really just don’t excite me. But when they came out with Born To Run, they got my attention for the first time since the Vice palettes. I really love the color story in this one. You got blue, teal, purple, green, orange, brown, rose gold. It’s a hodgepodge and I love it.
This one is kind of a cult classic. And then it got a bit of a makeover/update a couple years ago. There’s not much that hasn’t already been said about Comfort Zone. This is easily the best palette under $10 you can get. It has the versatility I like in a palette, and I just love the color story. But then they took it further and added a couple matte crease/transition shades into the mix, making it an even more well-rounded palette.
Violet Voss Like A Boss (full review here)
As you can see, I like palettes that offer a good mix of simple neutrals and crazy pops of color. And this palette is no exception. I love the green and gold shades in here, especially that crazy bright yellow gold called “Girl Crush”. It looks absolutely stunning with paired with either brown or green shadows in the crease/outer V.
Lorac Unzipped (full review here)
I was torn between this palette and the Lorac MegaPro 2. But Unzipped won out due to my undying rose gold obsession, because this palette is chock full of it! It’s seriously a rose gold lover’s wet dream. I also love the formula of Lorac’s shadows (buttery soft, great pigmentation and good blendability).
LA Girl Pro Mastery (full review here)
And rounding out the list with the Pro Mastery from LA Girl. I chose this one over the Pro Artistry because I just like this one of the two just a little bit better as I love rose/mauve/pink shades. The shadows are super pretty and the formula is either the same or even better than the Born Exclusive palette I mentioned earlier.
And those are the 10 palettes I would keep if I could only keep 10 out of the bazillion I own. What about you? What 10 palettes would you keep out of your collection?
As always, thank you all so much for reading. Stay safe & healthy and I’ll see you again soon in my next post!