With the current craze of palettes, especially eyeshadow palettes, it’s hard to choose just one as an all time favorite. At least for me it is. That’s why I decided to create a current neutral favorites list. My current favorites are always changing, with the exception of a few staple products. Sometimes a particular eyeshadow palette may not work with me during the summer because I get super oily during the summer months and my eyelids are the worst! I like to stay inspired so I like to try new products as well as “shop my stash”, where I will find what I call my “lost loves”. I will do my best to link each favorite, if they are still available.My Own Personal Z palettes: This may seem like a bland choice for some, but putting together my own palette featuring my personal favorite colors and finishes by brands I love is why this is my top choice. Sometimes when I use a specific “pre-made” palette, I still find myself reaching into another one for a brow highlight, getting a single shadow for my crease and but the time I am done my vanity looks like Sephora during Black Friday. Another reason I prefer my own personal Z palette is it is more convenient for travel. Maybe it’s me, but when I’m traveling and it’s for a special event, I like to make sure I bring options. I have options for shoes, handbags, outfits and especially my makeup look. So since my travel makeup bag is already filled with different types of powder, highlighters, bronzers, lipsticks, and then some, I find it less stressful to know that any color I could possibly need or want is all in one place. For me, eye looks tend to take the longest for me because of all the detail and blending (we all know the horror of not blending), so I don’t want to waste time fumbling through different palettes and single shadow compacts. I’ll list the companies that I use for my palettes below as well as give you a look inside a few of them. You know I was just thinking, it’s a shame Colourpop doesn’t make single pan eyeshadows! My obsession with Colourpop’s single eyeshadows will have to wait for another post, let’s just say thank goodness for Muji drawers.
Single Pan Eyeshadows Shown:
- Anastasia Beverly Hills – Single Pan Shadows $12
- MAC Cosmetics– Single Pan Shadows $6 (down from $10!)
- Makeup Geek– Single Pan Shadows $6
Urban Decay Naked Palette $54: This is probably one of the most known palettes in the beauty community. I’m not going to lie, I fell into the craze too. But this palette is more than just hype, it’s a great versatile palette and super easy to utilize for those just getting started in makeup. I’m far from the Jaclyn Hill’s and MannyMUA’s of the community, but with this palette achieving a similar look is doable, for me at least. I love using warm tone colors for my eye looks and the Naked Palette is filled with them. Creating the perfect neutral eye daytime look or a smokey eye nighttime look is fool proof with this palette. This palette comes with 12 shades in various finishes and this was a huge plus for me. There are days where I can’t spend a lot of time on my makeup, so fewer colors, for me, means there is less of a chance that I will be indecisive when creating my look. As far as size goes, the Naked palette is a great size for travel. It’s very sleek and takes up little to no space which is good just in case you need another palette or a couple of single shadows to enhance your look. The Naked Palette was my first high-end makeup purchase and I recommend it to anyone who is looking to for a palette that they can use for every day looks.
Morphe 35O Palette $22.99: I can still hear the cries of those who tried and still could not purchase this palette. I first heard about this palette like most people, through various YouTube beauty videos. What caught my eye with the Morphe 35O was the collection of warm tone colors all in one palette. I’m a palette junky, but I’m a sucker for warm tones. Once I received the palette, I was in awe of how buttery and pigmented each color was. I instantly went to my vanity and started playing with different combinations to create various looks. You can’t go wrong with the Morphe 35O palette. Not only is it versatile, but also the price is really affordable! I’m all about quality and this palette serves it to us on a silver platter. If it is versatile and affordable for just about anyone, then why wasn’t it my number one? The packaging. That’s it. As I have said I travel and so I want to make sure that my makeup does not get ruined. Eyeshadows, or any powder compacts and palettes for that matter, break very easily, so I prefer a sturdier case. If you’re looking for a superb every day palette and you don’t want to spend a lot of money, I would recommend trying the Morphe 35O.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow-Tisse Rivoli $61: Chanel is well known for being luxurious and this quad is no exception! When I first saw this quad, it was a review on Temptalia, a fantastic all things beauty blog website. I saw the swatches and read her review and I knew I had to have it. I hesitated for a long time about buying this quad because it was an expensive quad. Only 4 shades for $61. I knew that was a lot for 4 shades I probably had dupes of in my ever growing collection. So I passed on it every time I saw a YouTube video or a blog post about it. So what made me buy it? Seeing it in person! I will always recommend seeing and trying something in person before buying if you are on the fence. When the sales associate at the Nordstrom Chanel counter applied it on my eyes, it was so pigmented! When I swatched each pan, it was such a soft and luxurious texture. As crazy as it seems, I did not buy it that day. The downside to seeing the Chanel quad in person was actually seeing how small each eyeshadow pan was. I kept calculating in my head that I could buy more products for the cost of one quad. Then I remembered that it’s never about how much you have but the quality of what you have. I logged into Nordstrom’s website and purchased my first Chanel quad (I have my eye on another quad already). I squealed when I got my package in the mail I immediately sat down at my vanity to create a few new looks. I highly recommend this palette if it fits your budget and you want to try a luxurious brand.
As you can probably tell, I love a good warm tone and I love a good neutral palette. I will also share my current favorite color palettes, so make sure you subscribe to the newsletter and follow me on social media so you don’t miss it! I would love to hear about your current favorites for a good neutral or warm tone look. Leave a comment below with your suggestions!