In case you hadn’t noticed from my recent ‘My Makeup Stash | Eyeshadow Palettes’ post, I own way too many palettes for one person! I have also recently loved going through my palettes and figuring out which ones I actually get a lot of use out of and which ones I don’t. Through this process, I have learnt so many things about each palette in my collection.
Recently there has been a great tag going around the blogging community called The Palette Tag! When I saw my lovely friend Emily from emmiesbeautylife post this tag on her blog last week I knew I had to do one of my own! So if you want to see my picks then keep on reading!
Side Note: I won’t go into too much detail about these palettes as I am doing dedicated posts on all of my eyeshadow palette collection over the next few months. If I have already uploaded a dedicated post for any I mention, then I shall link that for you to check out!
Newest Palette – Ulta3 Go Getter Eyeshadow Palette – $19.95 AUD *gifted*
I was lucky enough to be gifted this palette at the end of 2019 (and I haven’t brought any new palettes since then!). For such an affordable palette, the quality is definitely there. I am excited to test this one out more and give you a full review in the future.
Oldest Palette – Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette – $45.00 USD
I have the very old version of this palette as it has since been reformulated with some pretty special ingredients. I will definitely need to upgrade to the newer version soon as this has been in my collection for many years now. I love the shade range, the formula of all 20 eyeshadows and that is it super easy to travel with!
Most Expensive Palette – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Jawbreaker Palette – $58.00 USD
This big and bold palette is definitely the most expensive in my collection at approx. $85 AUD! Damn son! In terms of the palette itself, I think it is worth the money. You get such a big range of colourful shades that have really good quality.
Most Affordable Palette – ColourPop Cosmetics She’s A Rainbow Palette – $40.00 AUD
I know what you’re thinking, $40 ain’t that cheap girl. Well considering how many shades are actually in this palette, it works out pretty darn cheap. Each individual pan works out to be $1.60 each! And the shades are stunning, bright and pigmented.
My Everyday Palette – Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette – $45.00 USD
My oldest and most favourite palette is, of course, my every day one too! I love the shade range and how I can easily create a nice subtle everyday look, and then quickly turn it into a bold night time look; all with the one palette.
Do I even need to say anything? Look at these palettes! They are bright and colourful and a true asset in my collection.
Smallest Palette – Huda Beauty Electric Obsessions Palette – discontinued
While I have two different 9 pan palettes, this one is the smallest and most compact of the two! Sadly it is no longer available for purchase but I am sure you can find something just as beautiful out there.
Biggest Palette – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Jawbreaker Palette – $58.00 USD
Check out this big boy! While I have other palettes with the same number of pans, this one is the biggest in regards to palette size. It is harder to store this in my collection, but I have made it work!
Palette With The Best Memory – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Sugar Palette – $52.00 USD
This category was such a hard one for me, but I ended up going for my Blood Sugar palette simply because this was the first every Jeffree Star Cosmetics palette I ever purchased. I remember being so excited that I was even able to afford it at the time. The shades really spoke to me as I love these tones against my eye colour.
Palette That Was Worth The Hype – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Breaker Palette – $28.00 USD
I definitely think that this little 9 pan palette is worth every penny. I don’t think it got the hype it deserved as it was released alongside its bigger sister Jawbreaker. I love the shades and how small and compact it is. Also helps that it is super pigmented and easy to use!
Palette That Was Not Worth The Hype – Juvias Place The Zulu Palette – $20.00 USD
Ok, hear me out before you judge this decision. I do really like this palette. It is so bright and the pan sizes are insane. But I think the hype around this palette when it was first released doesn’t really match the palette itself. While it is beautiful, I don’t reach for this palette as much as I feel like I am very limited in terms of what I can actually create using this palette.
Favourite Palette From My Favourite Brand – Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Sugar Palette – $52.00 USD
I just love the tones, shades, pigmentation and packaging of this palette. And that’s it really.
My Most Used Palette – Violet Voss Holy Grail Eyeshadow Palette – $45.00 USD
My oldest palette is definitely my most used palette. I always find myself reaching for this palette when I don’t know what look I want to go for, or when I just want to quickly get my makeup done. I know I can always create a simple or bold look using this one palette.
That tag was a little more difficult than I had bargained for! I challenge anyone that wants to do it to take part! Let me know what you would pick for these categories!
That’s all for now Beauties!