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The Perfect Palette Tag (Curly’s version)


I love this TAG, it’s definitely my favorites (I wonder why?!? 😏). Eyeshadow palettes are MY thing! I own so many, I never have enough and they are mostly all neutrals. I started to really enjoy doing my eyes when I began to buy great quality eyeshadows. Before that, my eye makeup consisted of putting a brown gel eyeliner and that was it. Anyway, cheap eyeshadows disappeared from my eyelids after an hour so why bother… Then I discovered eye primer, real shadows and I was cursed. I learned to work with them and perfected my makeup artistry (I guess) and each day I enjoy doing my eyes! My eye makeup is now like a perfect science, where each step is finely tuned. It’s like a choreographed dance of brushes twirling and colour superposing…

So I thought it would be nice to revamp the famous “Perfect Palette Tag”. I hope you you tag along, yes you, my addicted beauties (as if I was alone in that situation, an addicted, makeup freak 😜). I won’t name the same palette twice because it would take away all the fun and because in each category, I could have put at least 2 palettes !!! (If you want to read my review, just click on the palette’s name !!!)

  1. Most Bang for your Buck : Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour .

Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye contour palette

This palette is a must for any makeup lover. Every base shades you will ever need are included in this fabulous palette. It’s a great bargain considering the amount of product you get, the quality and first and foremost, its versatility. It’s the Basics 101 palette!

2. Best Matte palette : Becca Ombre Rouge .

Becca Ombre Rouge

Love the brand, love the formula, love the unique redishhhhhhh shades. It’s a superb fall and winter palette. All transitions/Blending colors ! Another must.

3. The Total Package palette : Blinc Shadow Fusion.

Blinc Shadow Fusion

This palette has it all: the mattes, the shimmers, wear dry or wet, used as eyeliner, cool tone, warm tone… I’ve said it before and I will say it again: THE MOST UNDERRATED Eyeshadow Palette… (Oopps! I should I’ve made this into a category)

4. The “I Can’t Live Without You” palette : Laura Mercier Nude Smoky.

Laura Mercier Nude Smoky palette

MY favourite eyeshadows are from Laura Mercier and this palette is the first one I ever bought from the brand. To this day, I still reach for it all the time. Spectacular! Nothing more to say than it’s perfection in a sophisticated plastic container. It makes any eye look effortless to achieve …

Note: Speechless! First time talking about this palette😳.

5. Most Hated Palette : Nars Andy Warhol Self portrait 3


This one makes me wince all the time. To say I hate it is an understatement. Non-existing pigmentation, no blending possible …Total waste of money! Nars eyeshadows are not my favourites (They just don’t agree with me). I have to stop writing about this dud because it’ll ruin my whole day !!! (Exaggerating as always, but not so much on this one)!

Note: I’ve never reviewed it because it would have gone like this: The Good (Blank), The NOT so Good  The Ugly (500 words), Final Thought:  Not Worthy of the Dollar Store!!! (See my post on Bad Reviews … How Effective Are They 😂?!!)

6. Best Summer palette : Lise Watier Rivages. (Summer 2015 – Limited Edition)


This one took me totally by surprise. In store at first, I thought nothing of it. Kind of boring looking actually, but I was so wrong. It has a lovely beach feel to it that is to die for. This summer I had to force myself to use something else. A great surprise with a formula that is as surprising.

7. Best Fall palette: Anastasia Beverly Hills Tamanna.


Just looking at these rich warm shades, the fall theme is so obvious. I can’t wait to start using this one again. What a beauty !!!

8. Best Winter palette: Lorac Pro 2.

Lorac Pro 2

Since it’s my coolest palette, obviously it became my go-to winter palette. Overall, I love this palette even if almost all of the colors are out of my comfort zone. I know, everybody, their mothers, dogs and BFFs (did I forget someone?) are into the Pro 1, but I’ll stick with the Pro 2 has my number 1 choice.

Note: I just realized that I have never reviewed this one, nor the Unzipped !!!

9. Best Spring palette: Tarte Tartelette.

Tarte Tartelette

I’ve always called this awesomeness my bridal palette. It’s a soft, romantic, very spring appropriate, wonderful little number that everybody needs in their collection. 2015 is the year of matte eyeshadow palette mostly because of this Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter ChouChou (French for favourite).

10. The ” I have a Soft Spot for… ” palette. Smashbox #Shapematters.

Smashbox #Shapematters contour palette

I know, I know… Technically not an eyeshadow palette but since every powders can still be used as an eyeshadow, it’s my Soft Spot of the moment. I don’t know why this one is slipping under the radar and even getting somewhat average reviews… I’m crazy about the concept, the quality, the shades’ selection and the fact it’s fair/light skin girl friendly and so travel convenient !

 I’m hoping my palette addicted blogger friend will join in on this homemade TAG!


Ingrid xxx



22 thoughts on “The Perfect Palette Tag (Curly’s version)

  1. I’m a huge palette lover as well, so this post was super fun for me to read! The Lise Watier was a big surprise for me too. I’m surprised you didn’t include any UD palettes in here!

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  2. Oooh yay, your site got unblocked (hope it’s not temporary!)
    As you saw, the KVD palette is firmly on my wish list! 😀
    Impressive that you JUST got that Becca palette and it’s already the BEST matte… wow
    I’m going to have to seek out Blinc cosmetics… if only their customer service got back to you, boo for that.
    And LM and Smashbox palettes… ahhh I think it’s going on my wish list too.
    I’m not a palette person at ALL but you’re making me one – you’re such an enabler Ingrid!!! I ❤ it though! 😀

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    1. When you will start using a great eyeshadow palette, you won’t ever go back to single eyeshadow 😉
      I really think that for your first one, it should be LM Artist palette !!! Have you ever tried her eyeshadows???
      I think I would buy Blinc before KVD (I know shocker )!!!
      Before buying anything you talk to me girl !😜


  3. Great post!! You love mattes, don’t you? LOL I think I’m more convinced to get the Tartelette now. hahah. Lorac Pro 2 is on my wishlist as well. Aaaand that ABH palette is beautiful but I’m planning on getting their Shadow Couture palette. 🙂

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    1. Ba!ha!ha … I have hooded eyes so I don’t have a choice to love matte eyeshadows 😉
      They ABH is so cute too, it’s on my wish list ( my super long list 😜) xxx


  4. My issue with the Smashbox palette is there are no midtone shadow shades unless you use the contour in your crease. It’s six light and three liners. I tried so hard to make complete looks but I always had to borrow from another palette, which makes it anti-travel-friendly. Call me uncreative, but that’s why I returned it. Gorgeous contour kit though, may pick up the smaller version.

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    1. I agree with you 🙂 This palette is working for me because I have a very fair complexion. I’m able to use the contour & brow powders on my eyes and face !!!
      Thanks for your comment xxx


  5. I have the Tartelette palette and it gets a lot of love from me! lol. I also want to get the Kat Von D Shade and Light palette and the Lorac Pro 2. Those palettes are both on my wish list. I enjoyed reading this tag lovely! 🙂 Xo

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      1. You’re welcome lovely! The Tartelette was a great investment that’s for sure! It took me a while to use it because I didn’t want to ruin it’s beauty lol. I have a very long wish list. Maybe I will make a post out of it sometime. 🙂 xxx


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