I have an incredible besty! Aside from being Ride or Die- ALWAYS, she also buys me the most fantastic eye shadow palettes.
You know the ones you drool over in the beauty store or online but don’t actually feel worthy of buying because it’s an impractical splurge. The palette where every color looks as though it was made just for your lids. Yup, those.
The colors are absolutely shimmering and gorgeous. They are rich in color depth and and glitter factor without looking juvenile or Halloweenish. And they are neutral enough to complement all types of skin tones and be used for day and evening.
Personally, I love a shimmer shadow. Yes, I realize and appreciate matte shadows as well but I think the shimmer shadows really bring the “Pop” and “Wow”. Frankly, if I am going to invest the time in applying eyeshadow I don’t want it to be so subtle that you don’t know it’s there. I’ve never been one to play up a natural look with eye shadows. The trouble I have found with locating a quality glitter or shine shadow in powder is that:
- Sometimes what’s in the palette doesn’t translate well onto the brush. I am not trying to go on an archaeological dig with my shadow brush. I want the color to transfer easily and well.
- The glitter is too chunky or doesn’t apply evenly. I don’t want to look as though I am entering a drag queen beauty pageant or painting my face up to show sports team pride.
- The colors are beautiful but not realistic for day to day wear. My reality is that though I do not shy away from the bold bright eyeshadow colors, they are not a regular part of my routine.
If you are in the market for a really fun palette of high quality Party Favor has my vote.
My other go-to palettes are:
Neither of which are available any longer. Sorry boo’s!
My only other tidbit of advice is to make sure to spend a few dollars on quality makeup application brushes and a good brush cleaner. That makes all the difference in the world. For actual makeup and shadow application techniques there are copious YouTube tutorials to accomplish whatever look you desire.
Stay fabulous! If you have any palettes you love, post in comments!