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Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Perfect Palette Tag

I took advantage of the weekend to stay warm and catch up on some blog posts. I have a lot of post drafted with pictures and needing some words. I'm also running a bit late for the last of my 2013 favorite products. I've seen so many people get on the ball with it already.

I was tagged by Jemimah to share with you my favorite palettes. I thought it would be fun to do because I certainly enjoyed reading other's tag about the Perfect Palette.

Best Packaging

Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. This one got me stumped for a bit, lol. After looking through my palettes for the best packaging, I've come to conclusion that the Naked 2 fits the bill. Generally, I look for practical packaging and quality of product. Hardly do I purchase makeup just for the pretty packaging. I like the fact that the Naked 2 palette doesn't cling on finger prints, has a nice weight, has sturdy and lean packaging. Some of the prettiest packaging I've seen are the Sephora Disney Princess eyeshadow palettes. I thought they were beautiful but sadly, I did not get any of them because I have too many eyeshadows.

Best Color Payoff

Mehron INtense Pro Pressed Pigments Wind palette. Seriously, one of the best and most pigmented matte eyeshadow palette that I own.

Bare Mineral Ready Eyeshadow The Playlist. I couldn't just pick one, I had to nominate this Bare Mineral palette also. The pigmentation and creamy texture is just fabulous!

Most Versatile

Inglot Freedom System Palette. It's versatile because you get to pick and choose the palette and the colors.

Z palette. Ok so it doesn't include the eyeshadow but you can depot and put any eyeshadows that you can fit into the palette, thus why I think it's worth mentioning. 

Best for Traveling

The Balm Jovi Rockstar palette - great colors, nice pigmentation. It's got you covered for your eyes, lips, and cheeks

theBalm Shady Lady palettes. They're small and light, which is great for traveling. The eyeshadows are also lovely. 

NARS Danmari. You got 4 blushes, one bronzer, and one highlighter and they're all great quality. If I take this for my travel, I don't need anything else. 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. The best face palette I own. If'I'm going on vacation, this will be in bag as well. 

Biggest Regret

I know Wet N Wild has had some very nice palettes for a very small price but they've been a hit or miss and at this point. I am waiting for people to actually review them before I grab them. 

Smashbox Eye Wish Palette (2009). I acquired this palette before I started my blog and unfortunately do not have a picture to share so I had to improvise someone's link, but I'm so disappointed at this palette. Half of the colors suffered pigmentation and looked muddy when applied. The cream eyeshadow went bad after 6 months. It was just not worth it. Ever since this palette, I refuse to purchase anymore Smashbox eyeshadows, lol. 

Best Color Names

The Balm Jovi Rockstar palette - All these names take me back to the 90's, when I was a huge rock band fan back in the days. 

theBalm Nude'tude palette. I think because the names are clever and coherent with the theme. 

Least Used

Urban Decay Book of Shadows and palettes. Ok, honestly you can't go wrong with UD eyeshadows but I've barely touched these ever since I bought them. Some haven't even been swatched! Call me crazy. 

Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette. It's almost like new still! 

120 Eyeshadow palette. My first multi-colored eyeshadow palette. Some colors work better than others. I lost interest in it as I keep buying more eyeshadows, lol. 

Most Used, Most Loved Palettes

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. Like mentioned earlier, it's the best face palette that I own. The Ambient powders are divine. It's the perfect finishing touch and makes my skin look airbrushed. 

Tarte off the Cuff Blush Palette. Has 4 blushes and a bronzer. All lovely colors with great pigmentation. I reach for it almost every day, I have to remind myself that I have other blushes too. 

Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2. Ok, I think these are some of the most loved, most raved, and most sought out palettes in the whole world. I don't think I need to even explain it. I love them too. Naked 3 will be mine sooner or later. 

If you've already done this tag, please link it, I'd love to read about your palettes. Otherwise, you are more than welcome to join in and participate in this tag as well. 


  1. Yay! Im glad you did it :) Im glad you thought outside the box and didnt just do eye palettes but face palettes too! I totally want the balm palette now! but i have too many nudes

    1. I have a lot of nudes too. Wait for a sale. theBalm often go on sale on Hautelook.

  2. wow! too many palettes here!!! =)

  3. The Balm always has the best names... I find I don't use a lot of my palettes I just love having them :)

    1. I love having them I try really hard not to collect too many because I don't put them much to use.

  4. Naked 3 is my fave! xxx

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    1. I can't wait to get it. I guess I'm ok to wait for a sale since I'm pretty content with the two I already have.

  5. Wow you have an amazing collection of palettes! :D The NAKED ones are my favourite. ^_^

    1. They're just perfect and hard not to love. A lot of the companies that try to come up with their own natural palette just don't impress me enough.

  6. great post!! The thing I love about your blog is how your are truly honest about the product!! Is so good reading good reviews about something that you want but is doubting!

    1. I don't have much to gain beside my reader's trust and support so it's important that I am honest with my experience and reviews with the products. Then again what works for me might not work for others and vice versa so that's something to consider as well. Thank you :)


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