Over the years I've collected way too many eyeshadow palettes. I'm pretty sure I have twenty, if not more. I'm going to be rating my top five on pigmentation, color selection, and packaging. Let's get to it!
- Tarte's Tartelette in Bloom
This is one of my favorite every day palettes. I typically use nudes when I'm doing a day look so this one is perfect. The mirror is also super big, so when I travel I don’t have to worry about having a nice mirror with me.
Pigmentation: 10/10, Tarte never fails me with the quality of their colors. Color Selection: 7/10, most of the colors are nudes so there’s not a lot of variety, but they're still super pretty. Packaging: 9/10, I honestly just want to display this one on my vanity because it's so pretty
- Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar
I absolutely love this palette. It smells and looks like an actual chocolate bar! I had wanted it for so long and I finally got my hands on one. This palette has more color variety so I can easily use it for day or night looks.
Pigmentation: 9/10, some colors require a few extra layers to show up well on my eyes, but overall they’re pretty pigmented. Color Selection: 9/10, there’s a good variety of matte and sparkling nudes, but there’s also brighter colors like Candied Violet if you’re feeling adventurous. Packaging: 100/10, chocolate bar or eye shadow palette??? Obsessed.
- Urban Decay's Naked Cherry
PINK. PINK. PINK!! All my friends know I am a sucker for pink. My room kind of looks like a pink explosion, but I’m absolutely okay with that. Needless to say, this palette is perfect for me.
Pigmentation: 8/10, the colors are pretty easy to work with, but some require extra layers. Color Selection: 8/10, the shades of pink vary pretty well. Some are more of a peachy pink and others are more of a dark fuchsia. Packaging: 8/10, this Naked palette stands out from its predecessors really well. It’s a chicer design and I love it.
- Tarte’s Shake Your Palm Palms
One of my best friends gave this to me for my birthday and I think the colors and packaging are so fun. And it smells like coconut so that’s a plus. It’s a great size for traveling and has both sparkly and matte colors.
Pigmentation: 10/10, I will always hype up Tarte’s pigments. Color Selection: 7/10, this is a definitely a vibrant palette with different color options to choose from, but it only has eight eyeshadows. Packaging: 9/10, I think this is so cute, and it makes me want to go on a tropical vacation…but COVID…
- Too Faced's Natural Eyes
I think this was my second palette I ever purchased, so I have gotten a lot of use out of it. I don’t have the updated packaging, but if I ever run out of the eyeshadows, I will definitely buy another!
Pigmentation: 7/10 some of the lighter colors take more layers depending on your skin tone, but once you have the right amount, the color looks great. Color Selection: 7/10, this palette is similar to Tarte’s Tartelette In Bloom so it’s mostly nudes. Packaging: 8/10, the palette I personally have isn’t super detailed, but it has an elegant look that I really like. I would give the updated palette shown in the photo above a 10/10 because they really stepped up their game.
I have quite a few other palettes, and some new ones I have my eyes on, but these are some of my favorites by far.