Top Ten Palettes

Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday – Top 10 Palettes

This week for the Beauty Blogger Top Ten we are sharing our Top 10 Makeup Palettes. Who doesn’t love a good makeup palette? It is an amazing way to get a variety of shades in one convenient location, not to mention they are usually a great deal! I thought it would be fun to show a mix of old favourites, new favourites, and a few I’ve yet to try, but long to.

Top Ten Palettes

In no particular order:

  1. KAT VON D Spellbinding Eye Shadow Book ($66 CAD) – This is an incredible palette of pigmented, beautiful and layer-able shades. You NEED this palette. It is unbelievable!
  2. TARTE Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette & Bracelet ($50 CAD) -This blush palette filled with a well rounded assortment of pigmented shades.
  3. HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Palette ($67 CAD) – I have been using this palette daily all over my face and to highlight. MAD LOVE.
  4. LAURA MERCIER Artist’s Palette for Eyes ($60 CAD) – Sorry, another review coming soon. A great selection of shadows that’s a bit different than your standard neutrals. The best part is the majority are matte shades!
  5. NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition One Night Stand Cheek Palette ($72 CAD) – A palette of six NARS blush shades included old favourites and new shades. Need I say more.
  6. URBAN DECAY Vice Palette 2 ($68 CAD) –  I am finding it hard to resist this palette with a combination of gorgeous neutrals and fun colours.
  7. URBAN DECAY Naked Basics Palette ($32 CAD) – We all need more quality matte neutral shadows in our life!
  8. SMASHBOX Heat Wave Eye Shadow Palette ($54 CAD) – I have heard great things about this palette and love the slightly different take on neutrals.
  9. URBAN DECAY Naked Palette ($62 CAD) –  I don’t know why I don’t just do a review already of this go to palette. It’s worth the bit of fall out to have such a great selection of neutral shades at your fingertips.
  10. theBalm ‘Nude’tude’ Eyeshadow Palette ($36 US) –  A nude/neutral lovers dream palette that includes a variety of matte shades as well as shimmer. I need to finally try this!

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  • jbrobeck
    October 22, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    You have a great list, it makes me want to move in with you!

    • Perilously Pale
      October 27, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      Well I don’t own all of them….. yet…. 🙂

  • Kelly
    October 22, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Love the Nude ‘Tude and both Naked palettes. I have the Ambient Lighting Palette & the NARS One Night Stand Cheek Palette on my list for my next Sephora trip!

    • Perilously Pale
      October 27, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      Those are good items for the top of your list. I am lemming the NARS blush palette so badly!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir
    October 22, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    I totally want that Tarte blush palette. So amazing

    • Perilously Pale
      October 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      The Tarte blush palette is great. Such a variety of shades and not shimmer bombs!

  • marciaf
    October 22, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    You are the third one raving about the Kat Von D, it will be mine! I can’t wait for your upcoming reviews.

  • Beauty411
    October 22, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Was going to include the Hourglass Palette, too–it’s just stunning! Love your list!

    • Perilously Pale
      October 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      The Hourglass Palette is a must. I use it everyday now!

  • cindyprimebeauty
    October 22, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Great choices!

    • Perilously Pale
      October 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      Thanks Cindy! It’s always fun doing these posts!

  • Phyrra
    October 22, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    I love 8 of your 10 picks! Awesome 🙂

  • lisenden
    October 22, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Just bought the hourglass palette based on your recommendation. Can’t wait for it to arrive!

  • che170
    October 27, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    So glad I found this site! I am so fair I look like a Ghost without make-up! I love all of these palettes, but I really need a great blush palette. I am, however, now having a problem deciding between the Tarte and the Nars ones! Wish I could afford both!

    • Perilously Pale
      October 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM

      Welcome! I’m glad you found me too! I would love to get the NARS one as well! I think the best way to decide between the two would be based on how you feel about shimmer. If you like shimmery blushes opt for the NARS palette. If you prefer a natural finish opt for the Tarte palette!

      • che170
        November 11, 2013 at 8:36 PM

        I love both shimmery and a natural finish, however, shimmery makes my skin look more luminous, therefore, I would rather have the Nars palette. Where can I purchase this beautiful Nars palette with all the gorgeous colors in it? Sephora ? Ulta ? Nordstrom’s ? Etc? Any ideas where I can get the special Holiday palette from? One that isn’t going to break the bank? I am on SSI Disability and need at least to pay less than more, if you know what I mean. You know, I need medications, food, clothing and, um, well a place over my head! Thank you so very much Perilously Pale! 😀 <3 (yn)

        • Christa Potter
          November 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM

          The NARS one is available at Sephora and they have their VIB sale right now. If you know someone with VIB status they could get you access to the discount code. 😉


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