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The investment eyeshadow palettes


There is such an eyeshadow palette craze at the minute. I mean, why buy 1 eyeshadow when you can buy a whole load?! I have always been a lip girl but palettes have really opened my eyes (literally!) to all the different looks you can create. I detail three of the most popular palettes below and the benefits of each. 

The Double Exposure Palette has a real mix of colours and almost feels like a hybrid of the two below. Every single of of the shades is wearable and they also can be used easily for brows and contouring. The "double" element of this palette comes when you wet the shadows (you are best to dampen your brush with a little bit of toner or primer water) and they change in how they look by either getting deeper, becoming sparkly or metallic. I see this as a great "night out" palette and I love to play with it as you can create countless different looks. The shadows are a beautiful consistency- they don't put down too much colour making them easy to build up. The packaging is also quite sturdy and it comes with a very usable and handy brush. 
Eyeshadow eyeshadow enthusiasts, makeup artists 

The Naked Palette seemed to be the eyeshadow offering that kicked off the palette revival. A host of neutral wearable shadows for all colours, the palette will help you to create a simple smokey eye. The colours I use most from this palette are the shimmers such as Sin, Sidecar, Half Baked and Smog. If you aren't too into eyeshadow and want to explore it more, this palette is the perfect place to start. The palette comes with a brush but I don't think it's that great for eyeshadow and prefer to use it for concealer! The packaging of the Naked Palette is also a downside as the lettering on the front rubs off after too much use. But all in all, it's a great place to start. Just make sure you have some great brushes and you can go to town with it!
Best for: those who want to get into eyeshadow, creating an easy smoky eye

Lastly, we have the cocoa infused eyeshadows from Too Faced. Not only do they smell amazing, but they offer an array of great colours. I have found that this is my most used palette but I think it has a lot to do with my colouring. I think all of the colours look great with my dark hair and hazel eyes. The colours are very pigmented and there are also two great highlight shades in the form of White Chocolate and Champagne Truffle. My most used colour in this palette is Semi-Sweet which is a very simple brown but it makes the best crease colour with any look. The packaging of this is very sturdy as it's in a tin but unlike the other two palettes, does not come with a brush. 
Best for: those with olive skin, if you travel a lot

Which palette(s) do you own and love? Are you adding any to your shopping list? Let me know by tweeting me @GemmaLEBond or commenting below.