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My Top 5 Favourite Eyeshadow Palettes

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Since as a Make-up artist I consider make-up brushes my paintball guns, and eyeshadows the capsules of paint, it seemed quite logical to me that my first post would be about eyeshadows! And if I’m proclaiming myself a Make-up Ninja, let’s go through these palettes fast!

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills – The Modern Renaissance Palette

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Why do I love it?

Because it has a tone of warm shades. They’re all extremely pigmented and very soft, a.k.a buttery, that even a cat could try to chew on them a little, thinking they’re true butter. It has a good mix of dark and light eyeshadows, and I think the palette should have been named The Autumnal Renaissance, because it’s just as if it were made of colourful leaves, grapes, plums and all the goodness that autumn has to offer! Oh, not to forget, Anastasia Soare and I share the same blood. No, we’re not relatives, just Romanians.

  1. Too Faced – Sweet Peach Palette

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Why is it limited edition?

Obviously, because everything that’s too good to be true is probably limited edition in the world of make-up. This palette smells exactly like peaches! And it looks like them as well. I mean the shades could be different stages of ripening that a peach goes trough. Again, the colours are highly pigmented and you could create a multitude of different make-up looks with this palette, as it incorporates a fair share of shimmer and matte eyeshadows.

  1. The Balm – The Balm Voyage

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Why no one speaks about it?

Probably, because there are not enough cruelty free make-up users, and not many vintage lovers. This palette has the most appealing packaging to me and it made me fall in love with it because of one specific eyeshadow. It’s the blue-green-mint colour that I couldn’t live without anymore! The rest of the shades are quite wearable and neutral. The quality of the eyeshadows is pretty good, but I wouldn’t say it is as jaw-dropping as the other earlier-mentioned-palettes are. I used to love travelling with this palette, but now I just like to think of it more as of a nice decoration for my dressing table.

  1. Illamasqua – The Neutral Palette

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Why do I own this palette?

Because it has cool packaging, easy to travel with, and it’s a neutral palette. The eyeshadows are very creamy, they don’t have any fallout and they’re very true to what you see in the pans. To me it comes like a very straightforward palette: easy to use, pigmented, and a bit edgy. The Illamasqua Palettes are more on the costly side, but we’re not talking about exorbitant prices. It’s just worth it!

  1. Make-up Geek – Customized Z Palette 

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Why complicate your life with individual eyeshadows?

As a make-up ninja, you’ll know that doesn’t mean that we’re complicating our lives, but the opposite! Imagine what if you run out of your favourite eyeshadow from one of your palettes? Would you buy a whole new palette just for one eyeshadow? Of course not! That’s where the individual pans step in and save us from huge disasters – not very well blended make-up looks or bankruptcy, as palettes could be pretty expensive. On top of it all, the Make-up Geek Eyeshadow Pans are quite cheap and the quality is definitely comparable to the high-priced ones.

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