Three new eyeshadow palettes that have recently come into my life
One thing you should know about me is that I love a good eyeshadow palette. And one thing I love more than a good eyeshadow palette? NUMEROUS eyeshadow palettes. Over the last month or so I’ve been very lucky duck, receiving three beautiful palettes – one from my husband, one from my parents and yep, one from myself, so today I’m sharing them with you.
Unfortunately two of them are no longer available (I think the UD one was just for Christmas and the KVD one was limited edition?) so sorry about that! Despite them being sold out I think they deserve their own blog post cos they’re so bloody beautiful and I’m so grateful to have received them.
At £35 this it isn’t the cheapest palette (I found a 15% off code and snagged it for £29.75) but if glitter is your thang then it’s well worth investing in. The individual BL glitter pans cost £5 so really this palette should cost £45 so you’re practically getting TWO free glitters…If you think of it that way then it’s totally justifiable right?
Anyways Bleach claim that it’s a glitter that doesn’t require any glue and this is true – To an extent. There’s a little bit of fall out on application but it’s fairly easy to remove and once it’s in place, it’s in place. The colour range is great, with a glitter for every occasion, and ‘Phase one’ (white with iridescent glitter) makes a great inner eye highlighter. I like to use ‘Bleached’ (a greyish black with silver glitter) over the top of my under eye lining of kohl for a lil bit of something something extra.
It’s expensive yes, but for glitter fiends it’s a must buy.
Urban Decay have knocked it out of the park – yet again – with this palette and man I am so glad I got my paws on it before it sold out! One side is full of bright, jewel toned colours – which are great for over the top night looks – whilst the other is full of warmer, golden shades which are great for sultry (god what a wanky word but it’s the only one I can think of) day looks.
I will always champion investing in Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes because you don’t need a lot of product as they are packed full of pigment. They’re also buttery soft and last all day (even without a primer).
My only gripe is the design of the palette itself. Instead of being your standard flip up palette it’s a slide out one, meaning the palette comes out of its casing (making it feel rather delicate). The mirror is in the middle with pans either side and guess what? No brush. This isn’t a problem if you are a beauty addict like myself, but if you don’t have much in terms of brushes then it can be a bit of a pain.
My overly generous mother bought me this for Christmas and I couldn’t believe it when I unwrapped it! She spent way too much money but I am so, so grateful cos I love it and it makes a beautiful addition to my make up collection.
On first glance the Saint and Sinner palette looks a little bit hard to work with – it’s made up of mattes and metallics/glitter in super random shades and to begin with I struggled to find cohesive colours. To be fair I think it’s more the layout of the shades than the actual colours themselves but hey! The beauty of this palette is that it encourages you to be a little bit more experimental than usual and to try out colour combinations that you maybe wouldn’t have thought of previously.
I’ve never actually used a KVD eyeshadow before but after using this little baby I will definitely be keeping an eye out for any future launches cos I am enamoured with them.
Do you have a favourite eyeshadow palette? Share it with me in the comments!