For my final instalment of 'Trying Five', we have five eyeshadow palettes featuring the brands Too Faced, Pat McGrath, Revolution, Lime Crime and By Terry, so a mixture of prices and colours.
I tried to get the Too Faced Palm Springs Dream Eye Shadow Palette (£35.00) when I was over in Orlando in December but it was sold out and it is not available here in the UK. However, I managed to order from Sephora in France, which I was really pleased about as it is a gorgeous palette. I adore the art deco style of the packaging, and the cute peaches adorned on the opening of the palette. It does have a slight peach scent to it and features a variety of matte, metallic and shimmer shades. You get a good amount of matte shadows and some beautiful pops of colour, including Swank, an ocean blue, Buzz Kill, a pretty light pink shimmer and Dirty Martini, a glittering gold. There are so many options within this palette and you can create some gorgeous looks. The shadows themselves are super pigmented and blend really well on the lids. You can find it online at Too Faced here.
I did a post on the Pat McGrath Eye Ecstasy Eyeshadow Palette (£22.00) in Sublime and loved it that much that I ordered the Subversive one too, which is this one here. Pat McGrath shadows are by far one of the best formulas available, and these mini palettes are great value, yet still pack a punch. The palette arrives in a see-through bag full of gold sequins, and the palette itself its a frosted plastic. Subversive contains five high-shimmer shades, in the colours of a sea blue, burgundy, yellow gold, purple and ruby. Just one swipe and you have all the pigment you could need, and I am always reaching for my Sublime one, so I know this too will make a frequent appearance in my daily makeup routine. The larger palettes are over £100.00, so these smaller ones are a great place to start. You can find them online at Pat McGrath here.
We then have the Revolution Forever Flawless Birds Of Paradise Eyeshadow Palette (£10.00), which is just summer in a palette. It has a beautiful tropical tin packaging, and includes a mirror on the inside of the lid and 18 eyeshadows. There is a mixture of mattes, glitters and metallics, and the colours within this palette are just amazing - if you like bright shades, then you will love this. There are no base shades, so you would perhaps have to use a neutral from another palette, but the looks you can create with this palette are endless and for just £10.00, it is exceptional value. With brighter, more pigmented shades like these ones, I would recommend using an eyeshadow primer, which will make sure there is no staining on the lids, and also make the colours pop, although there is a white included for this purpose. You can find it online at Revolution here.
After going to the Glamour Beauty Festival last year, I really fell in love with Lime Crime eyeshadows. One of their latest releases is the Lime Crime Prelude Chroma Eyeshadow Palette (£30.19), which includes eight eyeshadows. The packaging is cute, and a little artsy, and there is a mirror on the inside of the lid and then the eight good-sized pans. you get a good mixture within this palette even though it isn't the largest, with a mixture of iridescent colour-shift shadows, mattes and metallics. The colour-shifting shadows allow you to create a whole new range of shades yourself, or they can of course be worn alone, and I do like to use them in the inner corners of my eyes for a little highlight. The metallics are stunning and Saturn is just on another level, and I do understand that shimmers etc don't always show up well on camera, but this one is just beautiful. You can find the palette online at Lime Crime here.
My final palette is the By Terry VIP Expert Paris By Light Eyeshadow Palette (£48.00), of which there is another colour option, but I thought that I would get the most use out of this one. This palette features a gold lid which shows a scene of Paris, which I think is lovely, and then inside there is a mirror on the inside of the lid, a double-ended quality applicator brush, and then the ten eyeshadows. By Terry is an expensive brand, but they do make incredible products - I would love to order one of their customised palettes from their Palette Factory, but they are around £150 for a four-pan, however this palette is no exception to quality. The shades each feature little illustrations, which I thought was SUPER cute, but I was a little disappointed when these were removed within the first use. There are a few matte shades, and some beautiful shimmers and metallics, and if you are looking for a good quality investment palette, then this one will last and give you effortless yet beautiful eye looks in minutes. You can find it online at By Terry here.
All the Loves,