Battle Royale

ABH Sultry vs. UD Naked Reloaded

Both palettes are extremely popular among beauty lovers because of the true neutral tones that are at times hard to find. Both palettes have a good variety of shimmers and mattes that are easy to blend and are long-lasting.

However, personally, I find that the ABH formula has more kickback/fallout but is more pigmented than the UD palette. That’s not to say the Naked Reloaded palette can’t be workable – it simply means that it’s better for beginners and building up the colors. ABH Sultry was a limited edition though, so if you like this color scheme then UD to the rescue!

Purchase the palettes:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette

Do you own either of the palettes? Do you agree with my opinion? Let me know in the comments below!

Oh, Tarte It!

I have a lot of eyeshadow palettes, so expect to see a lot of favourites featured on this blog (as you’ve already noticed)!

Here are my favourite Tarte Cosmetics palettes:

– Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette
– Tarteist Pro Remix Amazonian Clay Palette
– Tartelette Toasted Palette
– Tartelette In Bloom Palette

They have a wide variety of palettes to choose from but from my experience, these are the ones with best pigmentation, easiest blendability, and cohesive colour story!

Neutral Is the New “IT”

Over the last couple of years there have been very definitive eyeshadow palette/color trends: there were pinks & purples, rusty oranges, greens & golds, a lot of browns, fire reds & spicy undertones, and finally – the rainbow trend!

It seems to me as though after Colourpop’s colourful double release every week, Huda Beauty’s 9-pan color theory palettes, and every possible Morphe palette – the makeup community and trends are coming to a comfortable “neutral” territory.

What we’re seeing from brands – are releases that are mostly neutral, with occasional pops of color (whether it be a bright blue or a subtle jewel purple). The palettes are mostly neutral, to target a wider range of consumers, but also because the majority of said beauty consumers already have all the colours possible in our palettes, so the brands are forced to try something different, YET AGAIN.

Some of my favourite palettes, from drugstore to high-end, within this umbrella of being neutral but intriguing are shown below. They can be pretty boring at first glance, but you can definitely make them more interesting by adding the one outstanding color, or mixing up something new.

What are some of your favourite neutral eyeshadow palettes?
Do you agree with the trends I’m seeing?
Let me know in the comments below!