My Stand Out Palettes Of 2017.

Hi guys! Hope you’re all doing great!

So as 2017 comes to an end, I wanted to start writing about my favourite palettes of the year! An all round makeup favourites and un-favourites will be coming soon (watch this space!). But eyeshadow is hands down my favourite make up! and I love buying them!  So I feel as if, this deserved it’s very own post! I have 6 different palettes to talk about, all different in their each unique way!

Morphe – The Jaclyn Hill Palette, Jouer – Skinny Dip, Tartelette – In Bloom, ABH – Modern Renaissance, Urban Decay – Naked Ultimate Basics – Huda Beauty – Mauve Obsessions.

These 6 palettes have been a total stand out for me this year! I have an ever-growing palette obsession, but I always reach for these guys! I was originally going to do 5 but I couldn’t whittle it down!! I love every single one for different reasons! So… shall we?

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance. Shades left to right, top to bottom – Tempera, Golden Ochre, Vermeer, Buon Fresco, Antique Bronze, Love Letter, Cyprus Umber, Raw Sienna, Burnt Orange, Primavera, Red Ochre, Venetian Red, Warm Taupe and Realgar.

First up, is my most used palette of the year! The Anastasia Beverly Hills, Modern Renaissance Palette. Im totally obsessed with warmer tones, and this doesn’t disappoint! This is probably one of the most talked about palettes of the year, and for all good reasons.

ABH smashed it with the pigmentation of the palette. EVERY SINGLE SHADE is beautiful! I don’t feel as if any of them are chalky or patchy in anyway way! There is some slight fall down, but they are so creamy in texture, it just makes up for it! They blend totally effortlessly on the eyes, and you can create a subtle look, or go all the way to a deep, rich smokey eye!

The colour lasts all day long on the lid, being just as bold as when first being applied to the eyelid! They have a really good selection of colours! Great crease and transition shades, as well as deep, bold colours! I usually find myself gravitating toward the more brown/orange colours, as I enjoy the look I can create with them on my eyes! But the pinky tones are just as nice, I know a lot of people that use them all the time!

This is 1 of my most recommend palettes to every one who asks, and every one loves it!

Morphe – The Jaclyn Hill Palette. Colours from left to right, top to bottom. Enlight, Beam, Silk Creme, M.F.E.O, Faint, Sissy, Little Lady, Creamsicle, Butter, Pooter, Pukey, Hunts, Firework, Queen, Obsessed, S.B.N, Hillster, Roxanne, Jacz, Buns, Cranapple, Royalty, Twerk, Hustle, Meeks, 24/7, Chip, Mocha, Pool Party, Jada, Diva, Enchanted, Central Park, Soda Pop, and Abyss.

Of course… this beauty had to make my top 6 list! The Jaclyn Hill Palette By Morphe has got to be the palette that BROKE the internet! I remember when this palette was first released in the USA, and I was so desperate to get my hands on it! I almost caved in, and paid the extortionate shipping and customs fee, but then the fairy godmother they called ‘Beauty Bay’ released it, and I could not wait to get my hands on this!! I sat in a que from 9am trying to get this! And clearly so many other people were aswell and the site crashed! Finally, after 3 hours of waiting, about 60,000 in an online que.. I got it!

And.. Im so glad I did, because OMG this could be my favourite of the year! Due to not having it very long, there is no way i’ve used this as much as my ABH one (pictured first), but still my firm favourite of the year. The special formulation is something Morphe should be proud of, the creamy texture of every shadow it on another level! Its a palette I can look at and use every single colour! The pops of greens, blue and the purple at the bottom are gorgeous colours, and it really helped me to try out more bold looks! It paid off, everyone complimented my eyes! I used ‘Pool Party’ for a night out, and even my boyfriend had a double take! To this day he still talks about that look!

This is so versatile, and if you was travelling, this could be the only palette you would need! It has everything you could want, the matte creamy colours, browns, oranges, reds, pinks, the pop of colour! What else? Now this is a very warm shade palette, so if you much prefer cooler tones, this may not be the one for you! But that should not stop you from trying this, if there is one palette that could change your mind, this would be it! And I would re-purchase over and over again!

The only thing I wish it had, was a mirror. I know Morphe palettes, don’t usually come with a mirror, but as a Beauty Guru herself, i’m surprised that one wasn’t included! And that would be my only negative about this.

Huda Beauty – Mauve Obsessions. (No colour names were released)

Huda Beauty is known for their famous eyeshadow palettes! Mainly the Rose Gold, and the newly released Desert Dusk palettes. But on November 1st this year, they released 4 new mini palettes, all with 9 colours! Now, I would have thought that the ‘Warm Brown Obsessions’ would have stood out to me the most, BUT as soon as I saw this colour combination, it was straight in my basket! The dusky pinks and the plums really caught my eye!

The combinations of the colours are incredible. You can use every colour with each other so easily, and still create so many looks! The matte shades are a little more on the chalky side, but once they are blended on to your lid, they look effortless. The 3 shimmer shades are blinding! Again, I use my fingers to get the best pay off, but a little fix plus or water on a brush and you can still get an incredible effect. I also feel these colours can suit any skin tone!

I think these little palettes are a great start if you haven’t tried the Huda Beauty shadows before, as the bigger palettes are a pretty eye watering £56 GBP. With these only being £25, it is definitely worth trying these before going big! And they are a great size for travel! Chuck in your make up bag and go!

Urban Decay – The Naked Ultimate Basics. Colours left to right, top to bottom. Blow, Nudie, Commando, Tempted, Instinct, Lethal, Pre-Game, Extra Bitter, Faith, Lock Out, Magnet, and Black Jack.

This palette has a cute little story behind it! When I was very ill a couple of months back, my boyfriend wanted to find a way to cheer me up, and I was awoken to a beautiful bunch of flowers, and this! Safe to say it 100% put a smile on my face, he knows how to make me happy!!

But that isn’t the only reason this is in my top 6. I feel as if I don’t have anything like this in my collection. There are hundreds of matte palettes, but I feel as if this is the best for transition, crease and outer corner shades! They totally live up to the standard of the UD eyeshadows, a little more on the chalky side, but again, once on the lid and blended out, they look gorgeous! And I love the matte black in this, everyone needs a matte black!

If you don’t like an all matte look, you will need to reach for a different palette, to get a beautiful shimmer or metallic, but I feel you wouldn’t buy this palette if that bothered you anyway! A great staple in my collection!

Jouer – Skinny Dip. Colours from left to right – Star Light, Bikini, Skinny Dip, Tan Lines, Magic Hour, and Midnight Swim.

This was the first product i’ve tried from Jouer! I heard so many beauty influencers talking about how blinding it was, I couldn’t wait to try it out!

Clearly, this isn’t a palette that you can make a loads of different looks out of! The six shimmers are more to compliment other shadows, rather than each other! So unless you are just looking for glitters, you will need some matte eyeshadows (or shimmers by all means) if you want to create a full look with this!

I find the best way to apply these is with a wet brush and a glitter primer underneath! I use the NYX glitter primer, £8, as a base as they can have a little fall down, and from different techniques, feel as if this makes the colours last longer.

The only shade that I feel could have been so much better is ‘Bikini’. The standard and pigmentation of this shade is no-where near as good as the other 5. I feel as if there isn’t much colour pay off, and looks like a sheer glitter on your eyes.

Regardless of that 1 shade. I take this everywhere with me. If i’m travelling, this palette gives me a great selection of glittery, metallic shades without having to risk taking a full pot of glitter with me! Star Light, and Skinny Dip are stand out shades, and they can go with pretty much any look you can come up with!

Iv used this on lots of different people, with different skin tones, and no matter what it always looks just as stunning!

Tarte – Tartelette In Bloom. Colours left to right, top to bottom – Charmer, Jet Setter, Rocker, Smoke Show, Flower Child, Smarty Pants, Firecracker, Activist, Funny Girl, Sweetheart, Rebel and Leader.

Now, this isn’t the latest edition in the Tartelette family! I purchased this in Sephora, when I was in New York last November. The reason I decided to include this, is because I haven’t stopped using it since! (As you can see by the state of it!!)

First of all, it has a lovely smell! You open it, and it almost smells chocolatey! But that isn’t the reason I love it!

This is my go to for a more natural look! I love this on days where I don’t want to much on my eyes, just something girly, pinky and golden! This has lovely colour pay off, and blends into the eyes beautifully. And I often use the shade Charmer as a base for a lot of my other shadows aswell! The shade Funny Girl is almost a firm fave for me! The darker colours I feel can help take my look from Day to Night! A beautiful smokey eye can be created which I love!

I really need to get my hands on the other 2 Tartelette palettes! They’re all beautiful!

And that is it!! My stand out’s for 2017! I cannot wait for what 2018 has in store for eyeshadow! Bring it on!

Until next time, Ellie x


4 thoughts on “My Stand Out Palettes Of 2017.”

    1. Its amazing! But Morphe and Makeup Revolution do some really good dupes of this palette! With the orange and pinky tones in them! Cheaper and super good quality! Defo check them out!!


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