by corinne iaia

October 29, 2014

THE PALETTES I'M BRINGING BACK THIS FALL


There have been so many new palette releases in the past year that it can be a bit hard to keep track of them all. The Naked(s), the Lorac Pro, the Narsissist, some offerings from Bobbi Brown, not to mention Chanel - you get the gist. I feel like it can be so easy to chase after that sleek new palette before you've even made a dent in one shade in a palette already residing in your stash. The struggle is real, you know?

All the other makeup junkies out there can pay testament to just how difficult it can be to ignore all those rave reviews we're faced with whenever a new palette is released. It's sort of like, how do you skip an episode of your favorite show? Sometimes I need to take a step back and realize that I am only one person, with one face and two eyelids, and yet I am slowly building up an army of shadows large enough to fight off an entire country of bare lidded gals. It's ridiculous! In the name of self control I have decided to forgo the shiny newness and whip out some of the often-neglected, but still gorgeous ones I already own. 

Of course, like with any palette rediscovery roundup, the Urban Decay Naked takes the cake for housing the most universally flattering shadow offerings ever. There's something in there for everyone and looking at this now makes me wonder why I ever continued my search for other neutrals. You can pretty much create any smokey eye look you could want with this palette and I especially love using it in conjunction with my Urban Decay Naked Basics matte shades. This remains a firm favorite, and a true classic. 

Next up, I have two Nars palettes - Ride Up to the Moon and Fairy Kiss - both of which had extremely hyped releases last year and rightfully so. The Fairy Kiss palette is chock full of smokey pinks and purples that can be worn together to create a gorgeous spin on a neutral smokey eye. Ride Up to the Moon is the other palette in question, and if you were to wish for a palette that spoke to the hues of fall, then your wish would be granted with this. The shades emulate those of fallen leaves and firewood and create either a unique or neutral eye look, thanks to the inclusion of a dark green shadow named Night Porter. Nars does it again, surprise, surprise.

Then there is the beauty that is the Chanel Ombres Matelassees Eyeshadow Palette in Charming, which hails from the Chanel 2013 Christmas collection. I hate to ramble on about limited edition and discontinued palettes, but staying true to the nature of this post, I can't not mention this gem. Though, I do believe something similar is on the horizons for release with Chanel's 2014 holiday collection, so we may be in luck. Yes, these shades are amazing and I used them nonstop after purchasing, but it's the formula of these that really stole my heart. I still stand firm in my opinion that these are much more buttery and pigmented than shades in any other Chanel eyeshadow palettes that I own. I will happily be breaking back out the blending brush and putting on my artist hat thanks to this chic compact. 

Will you be tapping your brush into shades from old favorite palettes, or are you all for hoarding the newly released ones?
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    1. That's why I've instated this rule! LOL

      xx,

      Corinne

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  2. I really hope Chanel re-release that palette this Christmas, I only released when reading this I have none! x
    Gabrielle Isabella

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    1. Yes, Chanel is putting one out similar with different shades!
      xx,

      Corinne

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  3. I totally agree! As much as I'd love to get my hands on the Lorac Mega Pro, Too Faced Chocolate Bar, etc, etc, I really need to get more use out of the palettes I own! This post isn't helping though haha! I really want to try some NARS eyeshadows!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  4. you have a lot! ahhh definitely want to try the NARS eyeshadows. they look fab

    www.bumascloset.com

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  5. "Sometimes I need to take a step back and realize that I am only one person, with one face and two eyelids, and yet I am slowly building up an army of shadows large enough to fight off an entire country of bare lidded gals." - LOL! I loved that! UD Naked has been my absolute favorite palette since I first got it in 2011. It is truly one of the most useful palettes ever as the included matte browns make the perfect transition blending shades. I really hate it when palettes don't include a matte transition shade, meaning you always have to pull out another palette or single shadow to do a complete eye look. I love that everything you need is right there in Naked! And Sidecar? Oh how I love that shadow. :)

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    1. Thanks! I know - I should have been happy enough with the Naked, as it really does cover all the looks I usually wear! :)

      xx,
      Corinne

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  6. Nars do make some really amazing shadows!

    xx,

    Corinne

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