Eye Shadow Palettes


If the title of this post strikes fear into your heart, makes you panic a little, and/or causes you to break into a cold sweat, you're not alone.  While they might be pretty, eye shadow palettes with five, ten, or even more options can overwhelm even a seasoned makeup junkie. Whenever I get stuck due to eye shadow overload, I go back to the basics.  Since we recently discussed eye shadow 101, all you have to do is pick out a base, crease, lid, and liner color (or whatever combination you want) from the palette.

For some tips and ideas on how to use your palettes, click HERE for a video.

Here are three of my favorites:

1. Urban Decay Naked 2

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Although I don't think this is the "prettiest" of the Naked palettes, this is the one I reach for the most because it holds my favorite base, crease, and liner shades.

2. Lorac Pro

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The most complete palette out there in my opinion.  Equal parts matte and satin/metallic shades, there are plenty of color choices.

3. NARS NARSissist Blush, Contour, and Lip Palette

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Finally, my entire face in a case.  I love to use the darker blushes as eye shadow.