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Makeup Confession: My Favorite Beauty Product of All Time: Must-Have Eyeshadow Palettes

10 July 2012 2 Comments Disclosure

One of the first makeup products I ever used was an eyeshadow palette. I believe it was from Estee Lauder. My Mom had received it as a “free gift” and gave it to me to use when I first started wearing makeup in my teens. From that day forward I was hooked on palettes, specifically eyeshadow palettes.

What I love about large eyeshadow palettes are the endless creative possibilities. With just about every color of the rainbow represented one can mix and blend to achieve just about any look. Eyeshadow palettes are one of my top beauty choices of all time because its a beauty tool that I use just about daily.

I’ve tried several eyeshadow palettes over the course of my makeup wearing life. They all pretty much do the same thing which is provide various shades of eyeshadow colors to mix and blend. The trick to keeping eyeshadow to stay in place and the color vibrant is an eyeshadow primer. I never wear eyeshadow without a primer. My favorite eyeshadow primer is L’oreal De-crease which can be found at drugstores or super centers.


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elf Professional Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette-Limited Edition (cool & warm)- $5.00: I snagged a fabulous deal on these while coupon hunting. These palettes have lots of shimmer, so I use them sparingly as I prefer matte shadows more.

One of my first online makeup purchases was from Coastal Scents several years ago. And you can probably guess the first thing I bought was an eyeshadow palette. Coastal Scents often has awesome sales, like right now they are actually having a sale on their palettes.

Coastal Scents 88 Original Palette- $18.95 (original price, even better deal when on sale): this is one of the first palettes I got from Coastal Scents. I picked it for the rainbow of matte colors.

Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette- $24.95 (original price, even better deal when on sale): my most recent eyeshadow palette purchase, this warm palette is my everyday palette. The neutral shades go with just about anything.

Do you use eyeshadow palettes? What is your favorite one?

Do you typically wear bold, vibrant colors or neutral shades of eyeshadow?


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  • Michelle said:

    I love eye shadow palettes. first off you save money because you get more variety. I wish I had actually gone for a palette before I bought all of the little individual colors.

    I love bright colors but tend to gravitate toward bronzes.
    My recent post Please Come Out of The Closet and Reveal Thyself

  • thedomesticdiva.org said:

    I absolutely agree. I think I'd much rather have a palette over individual colors. Love bronze colors!