Wednesday, 9 May 2018

My Makeup Collection Part 5 | Palettes!

For today's post I will be sharing Part 5 of My Makeup Collection Series and today it's all about the Palettes. If you haven't seen my other Makeup Collection posts you can check them out here. It's going to be a looong  one, so grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoyy!!

I apologize for the quality of the pictures in this post, I'm not quite sure why they aren't as good quality as normal!! 

The first palette in my Collection is the Revolution Soph x Eye shadow Palette. which is the newest to my collection and I am yet to use it. I am planning on doing a makeup look with this palette either on my YouTube Channel or on my Blog so make sure you keep your eyes peeled if you want to see that. The colours in this palette are to die for and they give me the option to get out of my comfort zone and really experiment with eye looks, which I love doing (!!!).

Now, I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about this one time and time again on my blog, but this is hands down the GOAT palette in my collection. These shadows in the W7 Delicious palette are so smooth and easy to blend and the pigmentation is as opaque as you can get. At just £9.95 each you get 14 very creamy and pigmented eye shadows AND the palette comes with a mirror which is perfect for travelling. Another thing I love about this palette is that it can create soo many different looks for all the seasons and occasions you could want. Whether it’s a berry eye for the autumn you’re after or an orange eye perfect for the summer, an everyday nude crease colour or some good o’ dark shades to create a brown smokey eye .... it’s got it all (!!!). It also has a white shade and a couple of shimmery shadows ... it’s just everything!! I cannot rave enough about this and if you want to see a full review and swatches of this, then please click here.

The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette has been raved about within the beauty industry for such a long time now and has been the main reason why it’s been on my wish list as I’ve heard so many incredible things about it. This palette is quite pricey at £39 but I was lucky enough to be gifted this for Christmas which was the perfect time for me to get to try it out and see whether it lives up to it’s reputation. The words on everyone’s lips about this palette are usually about the scent of it. Obviously it smells of chocolate and it smells divine and the colour pay off is everything you’d hope for in such a pricey palette. I love the different colours in this palette as it’s so versatile and I really like using the khaki colour in particular as it’s just soo different to any shades in my other palettes. This palette also has a mixture of lattes and shimmers. As much as I do really like the palette, I do think if I can find a good shoe for it, I would probably choose to purchase that over repurchasing this one, but that’s just because I cannot justify the price.

The Anastasia Beverley Hills 'Sweets' Glow Kit was another item from my wishlist that was on there for soo long due to the hype in the Beauty world. I eventually caved and bought this a few months ago whilst they had a 50% deal on so I believe I got it for like £20.50 instead of £41. I was always put off by the price as I already have the Balm Manizer Sisters Highlighting Palette which has similar shades to the ABH one. They're super pigmented and work really well, but it's half the prices so I just couldn't justify it. However, now I have this in my collection, I do find myself reaching for it quite a bit, but particularly when I'm looking for a more intense glow with a more glam looks. If you've been reading my blog for a while,  you'll know that I absolutely LOVE shimmery blushes (particularly in the Spring and Summer) and thats why I was the main reason why I was more drawn to this Glow Kit, but also because some of the other ones are quite bronze-y or more coloured ones, like blues and purple, which I wasn't really feeling. The Highlighters are so pigmented, really creamy and they blend really nicely on the skin so you don't get the powdery look ... I couldn't recommend the ABH Glow Kits enough. I also really recommend the Balm Manizer Sisters Palette as they're on par with the ABH ones with their performance and quality, so if you're looking for a cheaper alternative I would deffo give these a go!!

The Benefit Cheekathon Palette has been part of my collection for over a year now and I'm still just as in love with it as I was when I first got it. As this was limited edition and I don't think you can get anymore (but don't quote me on that) I find myself not reaching for it as much because I don't want to hit pan on any of them. I know you can get each blush/bronzer individually, but this palette was £49.50 for 5 full sized pans and individually they're about £20 something, which I just cannot justify paying to replace all of them!! However, if you can afford to splurge on this, I guarantee you will love it!!

Next up is the Revolution Disappear to the Beyond Eye shadow Palette. This palette has a mixture of mattes, shimmers and one foiled eye shadow, which can I say is to DIE for (!!!) and has a mixture of neutrals and brighter shades which makes it so versatile. The packaging is thin and it's quite a small palette, you get 12 shadows and as it's versatile it makes it soo perfect for travelling. The only downside for me is that it doesn't have a mirror but I do think the pro's out way the con and it's not too much of an issue.

Next up is the Morphe 35K which was the first high end palette that I bought and has been my go-to for around a year and a half now. The colours are just perfect for a trusty smokey eye and works for Day and night looks. The colour pay off is incredible and for £23 you get 35 decent sized pan, creamy and pigmented eye shadows. If you’re looking for a good quality eye-shadow palette that’s versatile but also isn’t too expensive, I really recommend this one. 

Another W7 Palette that I have in my collection is the In The Buff palette, which is a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked Palette. The UD Naked palettes have been on my wish list for as long as I can remember but I could never justify paying so much for a palette which has such similar colours as so many of my other ones. As the W7 palettes are usually such incredible dupes, I decided to pick this one up and it was only £3-£4 on Amazon back when I bought it (its £5.95 on The Beauty Store) so I thought ‘why not try it out?’ I do really like this palette and it’s perfect for a good ol’ smokey eye and if you’re looking for a bargain palette to add to your collection then this one would be it!!

You can probably tell by this post that Makeup Revolution Palettes are my go-to when picking up a new palette as they're such good quality and are really well priced. I have the Powder Contour, the Cream Blushes and the Golden Sugar Blush Palette. Although I hardly use the cream blush one, the other two are definitely palettes that I want to reach more, especially the highlighters in both palettes are they're super pigmented and creamy which just gives the skin such a nice glow!!!

Lastly, I have the Sleek cream contour Palette, which I don't reach for too often, but when I'm doing full glam this baby comes out. I don't usually use the lighter shades but the contour shades work really well and blend so easily and seamlessly. If you're looking for an ABH cream contour dupe, this one will be right up your street. I also really like that this palette has a fairly big mirror, has thin packaging and fairly big pans of product.

So there we are my palettes in my Makeup Collection. I hope you enjoyed taking another peek into my makeup collection.

Until Next Time,
Luci ♡♡

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