The Everyday Palettes


Although I'm trying to cut back, I'm a certified palette hoarder! Maybe it's because I travel a lot and like the convenience but they're often what I end up reaching for. These are a few of my favourites for everyday use...

Eyeshadow




1 - Heaven, 2 - Cashmere Bunny, 3 - Sexpresso, 4 - Silk Teddy, 5 - Push-Up, 6 - Erotica, 7 - Nudie, 8 - Honey Pot, 9 - Chocolate Martini

For neutral-brown eyeshadow lovers this is absolutely perfect. It's a palette I use every single shade in because they're so wearable and there's a nice balance of mattes vs shimmers. The quality is amazing; the matte formula in particular is one of the best I've come across. I wish this was a little more travel-friendly in terms of packaging (though admittedly it's pretty gorgeous!) as it has pretty much everything you need for day or night. There are subtle shimmers, mattes and more glittery shades as well as tones varying from bright gold to deep brown. My favourite look with this is Push Up across the lid (a gorgeous brown-rose shimmer), Honey Pot as an inner-corner highlight (a beautiful bright gold shimmer) and Cashmere Bunny in the crease (a medium brown warm-toned matte). Sometimes I'll add a little bit of Sexpresso into the outer part of the crease for a little extra definition (a deep brown matte).

MAC Pro Palette x15 | £10 per shade, £10 for palette, £2.50 for insert | post




Cheating a bit as obviously I built this myself but I couldn't not mention my current go-to! It's not the best value but I loved being able to hand-pick each and every shade to create my perfect balance of finishes, shades and uses. I'll keep it brief as I posted on this in full just last week, but MAC's shade selection really is unrivalled and I love the fact there's pretty much no fall-out and they last for so long on the lids. My everyday go-to looks are either All That Glitters (a peachy-nude with a golden sheen) in the inner corner and first half of the lid, blended into Patina (a dirty medium brown with a duo chrome finish) and with Quarry in the crease (a lilac-taupe matte) then Satin Taupe in the outer 'v' (a sheeny purple-brown). Or I use All That Glitters (in the same way) followed by Woodwinked (a bronze/antique gold shimmer), with Cork in the crease (a matte-look medium brown) and Swiss Chocolate in the outer 'v' (a deep chocolate brown matte). However the options are pretty limitless and I'm always discovering new looks and new ways to combine my favourite shades.



1 - Virgin, 2- Sin, 3 - Naked, 4 - Sidecar, 5 - Buck, 6 - Half-Baked, 7 - Smog, 8 - Darkhorse, 9 - Toasted, 10- Hustle, 11- Creep, 12 - Gunmetal 

Of course this was always going to make it into this kind of post. Honestly, none of the other Naked palettes has called my name since this one but the original is an absolute staple in my collection. Urban Decay has possibly my ultimate favourite eyeshadow formula; it's so smooth, so pigmented and easy to work with. They also have impressive staying power. Whenever I'm going away I pack this as it takes me from a matte brown eye for work to a full-on smokey look in the evening, with everything in between. My favourite look is Half Baked (a bright, true gold shimmer) in the inner corner as a highlight, Sidecar (a light brown-bronze shimmer) across the lid, Buck (a warm medium matte brown) in the crease and Smog (a warm medium-deep brown shimmer) on the outer part of the lid. It's such a classic look that seems to go with everything.

Face etc.




An oldie but a goodie! I dug this back out recently and I've rediscovered it in a big way. I've not really been into pink blusher this past year or so but the shades are just so wearable! You get two powder shimmer shades and one cream matte colour. You have a cooler shade as well as a warmer shade with the powders and they're so pigmented and long-lasting. The cream formula is also really lovely and pigmented; it's a really true 'Barbie pink'.



This isn't one I go for all the time these days but it's one I can't help but come back too. Sleek's is near-enough identical but I use this as it's newer. The colour isn't too warm or too ashy; I have Dark Brown. The wax is amazing on an angled brush to get the shape of your brows right. You can then go in with the powder to make them look a little fuller.



Finally, I've joined the Filmstar Bronze & Glow party! I love this product for a nice, dewy glow without it being glitter overload. The Sculpt shade has a nice sheen and isn't too warm or too cool in tone, which makes it somewhere between a shimmer bronzer and a contour powder, so perfect for everyday use. The Highlight shade is a really nice warm-toned colour I think is so flattering on medium-deep skin tones. The formula and texture makes these effortless to use which is why I reach for this palette so often.

What are your most-used palettes?

 


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58 comments

  1. The Too Faced palettes looks stunning! Especially in your swatches x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  2. I have to agree that Naked 1 is definitely the best of the UD bunch. The original CT Bronze and Glow is go-to for me and when I'm being super lazy (or late!) I use the bronze as an eyeshadow.
    The Beauty Bloss

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  3. Whoa, your mac pro palette has pretty much every shade in there that you'd ever need, such a good mix of colours and cult favourites.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  4. Love all the swatches! And I can completely relate to you, I'm a total palette hoarder too!

    www.meganemilybeauty.blogspot.com

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  5. That Too Faced palette is beautiful! My most used palettes are MAC, Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette, Hourglass blush palette and Charlotte Tilbury Bronze & Glow palette. I'm a fellow palette addict! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I really wish I'd got the Hourglass palette when it was out as I've ended up buying 2/3 of the shades individually anyway! xx

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  6. The Too Faced Natural Eyes palette is so pretty - my most used palettes are Naked Smoky and theBalm Nude Tude, so pretty!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. The MAC palette and the Naked palette looks beautiful. I dont have any of the naked palettes and always keep tossing on which one to buy. I guess I may have to go for the Naked 1.

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    1. I you love warm neutrals the Naked 1's for you! xx

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  8. That Too Faced palette looks amazing - huge fan of this brand so may have to pick this up :)

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

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  9. I LOVE palettes too! Just as guilty as you Jasmine :P the too faced natural eyes is such a wonderful palette, I think they put a beautiful combination of colours together and I love the cute size too! Plus the fact that the matte cream base shade is the larger is much much appreciated! I also love the Kat Von D shade and light palette, it's lightweight and also I can use it as a setting powder, highlighter, bronzer AND contour - four things in one, what more could I ask for ^_^
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe x

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  10. stunning palettes! i'm definitely the same way, a certified palette hoarder! haha The too faced palette looks stunning & I love my naked palette one of my most reached for as well :) Great post and swatches look amazing!
    Amanda | amanda-speroni.blogspot.ca

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  11. The Sleek blush palette looks great! I have the Naked palette and Too Faced Natural Eyes and couldn't be without either! They have my neutral tastes covered to a tee!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. The Sleek palettes are great value, well worth checking out :) xx

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  12. I legit need every colour in your Mac palette! I adore the Too Faced palette it's become one of my faves x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming

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  13. That Sleek Palette, I have used if before I think I just need to purchase :).

    Lee | thatbellemakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Don't they look so pretty! I need to go shopping and buy all these things! I am loving MAC's shades, they are really festive and autumnal xx

    www.elabellaworld.com

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  15. I really want the Too Faced Natural Eye palette even though the shades are pretty similar to the Chocolate Bar - it's just so gorgeous and I love the formula! I also need to pick up those Sleek blush palettes, they'd work great in my kit!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. I still have my eye on the Chocolate Bar ;) xx

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  16. SO jealous of your amazing collection! I definitely need to get my hands on one of the Sleek blush palettes, seem like such good value :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  17. I love the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette, it's my go-to when I'm in a rush and don't want to think about what eyeshadow I'm going to wear!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  18. Fab post hun, I really love the look of the Too Faced Natural palette the shades are stunning :) Expensive Pink looks like such a stunning shade and one I’ll be adding to my wishlist :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  19. I love palettes too but mine aren't high end ones I'm afraid *sighs*. My favourites are my Sleek I-Divine, Makeup Revolution in Romantic Smoked and my Collection Eyes Uncovered in nude grey.

    Roxie x
    The Beautiful Bluebird

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  20. I love the Sleek eye palettes as I find them so versatile! I have no idea why I haven't tried their cheek palettes yet though because I love cream blushers :)

    Velvet Blush

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  21. The original Naked palette is by far the best of the range, I got my hands on the Naked Smoky and it was just disappointing. :-/

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  22. I really love the shade selection in the Too Faced palette, so beautiful! I must start a MAC palette, being able to customise your own is just amazing!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com

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  23. I am totally with you on the palettes hoarding thing, lol! I just love them, especially eyeshadow palettes, more then any other makeup items! Your Mac palette looks gorgeous, really love all the shades you put together! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  24. Beautiful palettes - they contain the perfect colors for everyday looks indeed. X!
    www.lemontierres.com

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  25. Although I'm loving the Naked Smoky, I think the Naked original is still the winner for me. Such a stunning palette. Your Mac Pro Palette is also incredible. I love Woodwinked, Satin Taupe, Cork, Patina and Mulch. I'd also recommend All That Glitters. Looks stunning paired with Mulch. Have you tried Patina on top of Groundwork paint pot? It's simply beautiful!! :) xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I've had my eye on Groundwork actually - sounds like a good excuse to get my hands on it! xx

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  26. These are all so pretty♥♥

    chocolateandsunset.com

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  27. I adore the Too Faced palette it's become one of my faves x

    http://www.pinkqueen.com/

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  28. I don't think I'd be able to live without my Filmstar Bronze and Glow! Such a staple in my collection and everyday use! I gotta say though, I'm still so in love with MAC's Satin Taupe!

    xoxo
    http://www.hellohimawari.com/

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  29. Loved looking at these swatches, your MAC palette is so stunning I definitely need to get one!

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

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  30. Your MAC palette is so like mine, I love it!
    I have Sumptuous Olive, Woodwinked, Sable, Antiqued, Amber Lights, All That Glitters, Satin Taupe and Patina too! Just started building my second one!

    Sophie x
    www.booksandbeauty.co.uk

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    1. I'm trying to not do that haha I love building these far too much! xx

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  31. I need the Too Faced palette, it's so pretty!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  32. Wow you've got so many lovely palettes here! Your MAC palette has so many gorgeous shades in it, and I love the look of the Sleek blush palette! Great in depth post and lovely swatches x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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  33. I'm finally going to try one of the UD Nakeds I think, I put the original on my Christmas wishlist. :-)

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  34. The UD Original Naked Palette is a great one for everyday! Stunning shades! You can play your eyes up with the palette to create a dramatic smokey eye also! www.shehearts.net xx

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    1. That's why it'll always be my favourite - so versatile! xx

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  35. That Too Faced palette is absolutely stunning, I hadn't realised before I saw your swatches. Still haven't tried any of the Naked palettes!!

    Amy | Get Glam

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  36. I adore the original Naked palette, it's definitely a staple in my routine too! Great post :)

    Lillies and Lipbalm
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  37. Your swatches of the Naked palette remind me that I should use mine more often, shame on me! And I could still cry over the fact that my entire MAC palette got smashed by my washing machine (never leave it on top!) and my beautiful woodwinked, cork and many others saw the end of their days. Haha sounding so dramatic over eyeshadows :)

    lepetitfolie

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  38. I would love to get the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette - I definitely use (and like) all those neutral brown tones!

    http://mybeautycloud.com/

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  39. I think that Urban Decay is my favorite eyeshadow formula as well. They are some of the most blendable mattes and hands down some of, if not the very best shimmer/glitter color pay off in my opinion. UD's shadows are just very consistent. I love the tone of that CT highlight, it looks so good on your skin tone.
    http://www.lipstickisalife.com/

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  40. I adore the Naked palette- it's definitely my most used palette, along with the Lorac Pro and theBalm's Mont Balm shadow quad! With how much I love blush, I'm shocked that I really don't own any blush palettes. The Sleek trio looks so good!

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. I need to pick up the Lorac Pro, I love their Unzipped palette xx

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  41. I seriously need to buy some more eyeshadow palettes but there are so many to choose from! Love the Urban Decay one, looks amazing! Great post :)

    Summer, The Twins Wardrobe

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  42. So many beautiful colors. I wish I had these to play with. Love everything Urban Decay! :)

    Fash Boulevard

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  43. so many beautiful palettes,...i have everything except too faced natural and mac pro...love to own it someday!

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    1. It's so great to be able to choose your own shades :) xx

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  44. Yesss, I LOVE my Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow! Love it when you find a palette where the colours are just *made* for each other x

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  45. The naked palette looks so beautiful and swatches amazing & Two Faced Natural Eye Palette looks so good too! xxx

    Sinead | http://beyoutifulonabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

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  46. Thank you for your comments lovelies! xx

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