Friday, October 13, 2017

10 Makeup Palettes You Need from Sephora

Hello, beautiful! Another beauty post is overdue here on Haley Marie Blog, so I thought I would take my favorite hobby as of lately - aka putting things into my Sephora cart and never buying them - and let it inspire me.

IDK about you, but makeup palettes are some of my favorite things to look at on Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon and beyond. There's simply something so beautiful about a pristine, untouched palette that hasn't been touched by brushes yet - and as much as I love drugstore makeup, let's face it: sometimes you just have to splurge for Sephora.

These are the ten makeup palettes I'm currently coveting from Sephora and why I love them so much. This post makes great inspiration for your next impulse buy, an attainable goal to save up for or even making your Christmas wishlist (because you can never be too early, am I right or amirite?). So, let's talk about everything I've been loving lately and why you, too, should be crushing on these cult-classic palettes!

1. Tartelette Tease

If you love the Tartelette palette but can't really see yourself using all five million and one shades that come with it, the Tartelette Tease palette is the one for you! This eyeshadow palette comes with six neutral shades ranging from Crush (a glittery golden-bronze) all the way to BFF (a matte, almost mauve brown). Another plus? At $23.00, the Tartelette Tease palette is almost $40.00 cheaper than the original Tartelette. So, I would definitely advise putting this budget-friendly shadow set on your to-do list this fall! 

2. Anastasia Glow Kit

Anastasia is a cult-classic brand for their amazing brow products, but did you know their range extends far beyond brow powders, pencils and gels? The Anastasia Glow Kit comes with four shimmery shades of bronzing and highlighting powders, so you can contour your face without losing your natural sheen. Get it at Sephora for $40.00 for a glow that will last all night long! 

3. Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette 

For someone like me who prefers a natural eye look, the Becca Ombre Nudes palette is pretty much shadow #goals. With this palette, you get five shades of matte, natural-looking shadows ranging from a light peachy tan to a rich chocolate brown. It's the perfect eyeshadow palette for someone who wants to experiment with the "no makeup" makeup look, or a safe bet for someone who wouldn't normally wear eyeshadow but wants to try it. And, bonus, this palette can even double for contouring or filling in your brows - the description says so! 

4. Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

This palette by Kat Von D is perfect for the makeup commitment-phobe who doesn't want to commit to just one look! With matte shadow colors ranging from deep black to ballerina pink, you'll find a shade to suit every mood in the Shade + Light palette. Even so, this palette is still great for someone who wants to experiment with bolder looks without leaving her comfort zone, since - with the exception of black and reddish-brown - all the colors remain fairly neutral.

5. Too Faced Brow Envy Kit

If you're anything like me, you're probably attached to your brows - like, to the point when you're terrified to wax or pluck them for fear of over-plucking. In that case, the Too Faced Brow Envy Kit is a great palette for you! This kit is the complete guide to filling in your brows, so you can finally get those Cara Delevigne-esque arches you've been dreaming of. Not only do you get two different shades of brow powder, but you also get setting wax, highlighter (for your browbone) as well as mini styling tools like tweezers and a spooly brush. So, if you've ever dreamed of tweezing and filling in your brows on the go, here's the palette you've been waiting for!

6. Stila Convertible Color Lip & Cheek Palette

Finally, a blush palette that can do double-duty! In my opinion, great lip color palettes are way too few and far between - so naturally, I was super excited to discover this convertible lip & cheek palette from Stila. I mean, who wouldn't want to make the most of their products by letting them do double-duty?! This palette comes in two different shades: the first, Sunrise Splendor, which comes with five glossy pinkish tones; the second, Sunset Serenade, a collection of more orange and brown tones. If you're a fan of cream blush and a bold lip, I highly recommend this palette as a wonderful way to multitask when you're doing your makeup! 

7. Smashbox Drawn In, Decked Out Shadow + Highlighting Palette Set

This set from Smashbox comes with not one, not two, but three incredible palettes ready to do all your hard contouring and highlighting work for you! Between the three, you get three highlight shades and 16 shadows, so you'll never have a dull moment with this set. Plus, all of Smashbox's products are cruelty-free and free of parabens and sulfates, so you can feel good about your beauty choices - even if that purple eyeshadow wasn't the best idea for broad daylight.

8. Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette

No matter your skintone, Stila has the eye & cheek palette for you - its Perfect Me, Perfect Hue palette comes in four shades ranging from fair to deep, with customized shades perfect for your beautiful skin. With five matte and shimmery shadows and two blush colors, this palette will carry you from day to night in no time. Since it's so compact and chock-filled with useful products, I highly recommend this product for travel or study abroad to maximize your packing potential!

9. Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter

The Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter palette delivers exactly what it promises: versatility! The palette has two sides comprising of creams and powders. Each can perform triple-duty by color-correcting, contouring and highlighting, giving this product a huge bang for your buck. Personally, Naked is one of my favorite makeup lines of all-time (if not THE favorite), so I can't wait to get my hands off this skin-tastic palette from U.D.! 

10. Milk Makeup Shadow Quad

Last but not least, I couldn't help but feature one of Sephora's latest newcomers, Milk Makeup. Milk just got imported to Sephora from its home in NYC - but I can't help but be reminded of the K-beauty trend when I look at their clean, graphic packaging and simple products. Anyways, this shadow quad comes in two different tones: Day Goals, a palette of shimmery and nude neutrals, and Night Goals, a silver and mauve-themed palette that's perfect for a night out on the town. Even though it only has four pots per palette, I highly recommend Milk's Shadow Quad for a compact, minimalist take on the traditional shadow palette. 

Which palette can you not wait to try? LMK @haleymarieblog or in the comments below!

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