Today on Makeup Wars we are showcasing our Must Have Eyeshadow Palettes. I am going to focus only on currently available, recently released palettes otherwise this post would be massive.
Dior 5 Couleurs 756 Golden Shock ($61 CAD/$60 US) Intense plum and taffeta pink weave a veil of couture colour across the skin, lit up with sequins and golden radiance. The Golden Shock palette offers a stunning combination of plum and gold. I happen to adore this colour combination. The plum is very pigmented. The mauve pink has a satin finish making it perfect for the crease. The bottom right shade is absolutely gorgeous which I’m disappointed to say didn’t come off adequately in photographs. It is a golden tan with pink iridescence with excellent pigmentation. The pink shift disappears in my pics. So beautiful. The sheer pale pink has a dusting of small golden shimmer that is subtle enough to still make it very wearable on the brow bone. (Often I find the lighter shades in palettes too frosty for the brow bone. Not the case with these palettes.) The centre shade is a gold glitter shade that can be incorporated into the look for added glitz and glam for the holidays.
There are three shu uemura Brave Beauty Eye Palettes ($65 US/$90 CAD ea) in the shu uemura Fall Colour collection. Each one is named after, and inspired by, the bold matte artist shade that is the first pan in each palette. I have raved about these 6 pan style palettes from shu uemura before. The pressed eye shadow formulation they include are always utter perfection. If you haven’t tried them before you must. I have NEVER been disappointed in one of these palettes. I don’t think I’ve ever even been disappointed by a a single shade within these shu uemura eye palettes. The three palettes released with the Brave Beauty collection are no exception. Every shade is smooth, soft and creamy without any powder kick up or chalkiness. They have excellent pigmentation and apply and blend like a dream. shu uemura’s eyeshadows are top notch.
The shu uemura Brave Beauty Green Palettestarts with the vivid matte green artist shade which is a stunning teal green. It is followed by base shades of green with brown and grey hints and then metallic and pearl greens for definition.
The shu uemura Brave Beauty Pink Palette is a harmony of hard and soft pinks spanning from rich burgundy and purple for definition to the lightest rose shades to highlight your most feminine side. All beginning with that vivid matte pink artist shade that is heart stopping.
The shu uemura Brave Beauty Orange Palette is based around the ultra bright orange accent of the vivid matte orange shade but even if you don’t think you can be bold enough to wear that orange you will love this palette. The sandy pearl and coral shades along with the deep brown and plum definer shades will seduce you.
The next palette is a Sephora exclusive palette containing the new Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows. If you haven’t tried this new eyeshadow formula yet you MUST. They are absolutely phenomenal. There are over two hundred shades available in a variety of finishes and almost all of them are insanely pigmented. The colours available are both extensive and beautiful. I will have a detailed review up this week on this palette as well as several other Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows but in the meantime behold the stunning Make Up For Ever Artist Palette ($42 US/$48 CAD). It is a great way to try the new eyeshadow formula with a 8 shades in a range of finishes and colours.
The shades included in the palette are:
M-536 Milk Tea (Matte)
I-524 Pinky Beige (Iridescent)
I-550 Olive Gray (Iridescent)
D-652 Celestial Earth (Diamond)
ME-728 Copper Red (Metallic)
ME-230 Peacock Blue (Metallic)
D-926 Blueberry (Diamond)
ME-930 Black Purple (Metallic)
The 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 876 Trafalgar ($61 CAD/$60 US) is probably the most eye catching, and possibly the most intimidating, palette in the five palette Dior Fall 2014 collection. The centre essential shade is red. Viewing the red in this palette many will be intrigued and many will be scared. You may be wondering, “can I possibly wear red eyeshadow?”, Why yes you can! The shades in the Trafalgar Palette palette include a sparkling sheer pale pink, a shimmering platinum ivory, sophisticated chocolate brown (it looks somewhat plum in the pan but applies more brown on the eye), a sparkling gold, and the centre shade a stunning red. The Massäi red Rouge Dior and Dior Vernis expand on the red theme. The pink has sheer-average pigmentation. I do believe the sheerer pigmentation of the top left shades in the Dior palettes is intentional. It is the desired effect from these shades. The remaining four shades have excellent pigmentation. All shades blend fabulously and the shadows always wear a full day on me without any fading or creasing.
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I have more new eyeshadow palettes that have been released for Holiday 2014 that I have not had a chance yet to review and photograph so keep your eye peeled for some possible new additions to this list to be reviewed on the blog soon!
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