Monday, December 23, 2013
Word around town is that there's a Perfect Palette Tag out there. Naturally, I am all over it. I loveeeeeee (is that enough 'e's?) palettes! To me, a palette is one of the best beauty products you can buy that'll give you the most bang for your buck. Slap a "limited edition" sticker on it and there's World War 3 all up in Sephora. Palettes: they are to me what Pokeballs were to Ash Ketchum - gotta catch collect them all! Let's see which ones made the tag!

1. Best Packaging

Sigma Beauty Paris Palette
Right off the bat, I'm having a hard time. I've said it a billion times, but I'm such a sucker for cute packaging so I don't really have any palettes that I think are ugly. It's a tough decision but I'll have to go with this palette. I mean, c'mon, it looks like a postcard to Paris. How freakin' adorable is that!? The inside has a mosaic look to it. Double adorable!

2. Best Color Payoff

Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk Palette
Hands down one of the best palettes ever when it comes down to color payoff. Every eyeshadow in this palette is so rich and pigmented and smooth and just - yum! The color payoff is out of this world. I've used this palette so many times without a primer.

3. Most Versatile

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
My palette hoarding started with this baby. The Naked 2 Palette is just everything you could want and more. You can go from au naturel to super smokey in the matter of seconds with this palette. Pigmentation is fantastic and all the eyeshadows are super blendable.

4. Best for Traveling

Too Faced Loves Sephora 15 Years of Beauty Palette
I think the reason this always came with me traveling was because it has a great mix of colors (albeit some are a little dramatic) and comes with my favorite bronzer and blush, all in a super sturdy tin case.

5. Biggest Regret
Thankfully, I don't really have any. I usually check out the swatches of my palettes before buying and make sure it's something I'm going to like.

6. Best Color Names

Sigma Beauty Creme de Couture Palette
Oh goodness. This palette makes me so hungry! The eyeshadows are named after delicious macaron flavors like Meyer Lemon, Blueberry Cream, Almond Pear and Citron Pistachio, just to name a few. I think the names are adorable but are still appropriate for their color.

7. Least Used

Urban Decay Ammo Palette
It's not that the eyeshadows are ugly. They're actually quite stunning! I just think they're too shimmery for me to use on a daily basis.

8. Most Used

Urban Decay Naked Basics
As much as I love wild and crazy colors, there's nothing quite like basic eye. All six shadows work so well together and I always find myself gravitating towards this for at least one shadow to use (especially Venus - it's a great highlighter!).

9. Most Loved

Kat Von D LadyBird Palette
Random, right but I absolutely love this palette and wish I used it way more often that I get to. The packaging is so pretty and sturdy. The shadows are mostly mattes and satins which is perfect to me! It has your basic nudes and some bolder shadows to mix with them. Overall, it just makes me so happy when I use it. I'm weird.

10. Desert Island

it Cosmetics Luxe High Performance Palette
Tough choice but I'll have to go with the it. This is another palette that has great pigmentation and doesn't need a primer. While it might not have a huge variety of colors, 
it does over your basic neutrals plus some fun colors.

I tag: 
- Boho Vanity
- The Beauty Milk
- Love For Lacquer
- EVERYONE! Leave me links in the comments to your answers. I would love to see them!