Apr 25, 2011

Palette Love

I, literally, have a major compulsion with buying palettes.

I don't know exactly why this is BUT it probably has something to do with the multitude of colors and beauty products combined in a cute, portable (even purse-sized) compact. As I'm sure you can tell, I adore palettes hence why I have over 20 different types.

Here are a few of my faves occupying space on my vanity table:

Sephora Collection Color Palette - I am a huge fan of the Sephora Collection for numerous reasons but the main one is the price. This palette was only $30 and is well-worth that small investment because it contains 32 eye shadows, 16 lip colors, 3 blushes and 1 shimmer bronzer.

Lancome Absolu Voyage Makeup Palette - How handy is this cute little thing right? I got this at the duty free shop about 5 months ago and am still surprised that it was only $66. The palette contains a concealer, powder, blush, 6 eye shadows, a black kohl liner, mascara, a lip liner and 3 lipsticks.

Tarte "The Jewelry Box" Palette - I've mentioned this palette before on my New York recap post here but this palette deserves quite a bit of praise. I purchased this when I was on my trip for only $58 and, for those that know the Tarte line, this is a wonderful deal. It contains 32 shimmer and matte eye shadows, a bronzer, a highlighter, 8 lip glosses, 5 liners and a gold necklace (not shown here).

Sephora Loves Canada Minibag Palette - This palette is super tiny and actually fits right in the palm of my hand and best of all, it can be tucked into a small clutch bag when out for an evening. It contains 9 eye shadows, 4 lip glosses and 1 blush that are all either pink or nude tones. A huge bargain at only $18

Tarte's Ten Limited Edition Collector's Palette - I wanted this palette for eons and finally purchased it on Wednesday with a gift card. I will say this palette is a bit expensive ($57) but again, if you're familiar with the Tarte line, than you know the shadows are long lasting and created without parabens, sulfates, and synthetic dyes or fragrances. This palette is gorgeous as all 10 shadows are limited edition shades and the palette also has both a brown/black duo eyeliner and a mascara sample.

Dior Travel Studio Makeup Palette - I blogged about this already a while back as Allan picked this palette up for me as a surprise but I can't sing its praises enough. This palette is light-weight and contains everything you need to create your perfect look. It has a foundation, 3 eye shadow duos, 3 lip glosses, one mascara, 1 eye liner and 1 lip liner.

Last but not least, the Spehora Collection Color Flip - As you can see, I only paid $18 for this bad boy. It's a very well designed palette as each level contains something new and you flip back and forth between the levels you need. It contains 8 eye shadows, 8 lip glosses, 1 blush and 1 bronzer. I am so in love with the turquoise color from this palette and can not wait to wear it!

I should probably mention that my next giveaway will include a selection of different palettes, following this theme so stay tuned ladies! On another note, what do you think of these palettes? Have you used any of them before?



  1. Oh my! you have so many great palettes!!!
    I have 2 Lancome palettes as well and I love it!

  2. everything looks gorgeous :)
    I recently got rid of alot of my palettes and depotted and reset everything so all my palettes match.. I'm a bit ocd like that lol!! x

  3. Gosh - that is a great collection!
    Looking forward to your giveaway - would love to try winning one of them!
    Marusya V

  4. @Supergirl...thanks for the comment. Aren't Lancome palettes amazing?

    @R MAy A....Good for you and your organizational skills. Ha, I am so not that patient

    @Marusya...I'll keep you posted. The giveaway is coming very soon....


  5. Wow..you are definitely the palette queen, you have some amazing ones! I have one by QUO that is very similar to the Tarte Jewelry Box palette, that I love :)

  6. so nice palettes:)


  7. I freaking love multi-use palettes. Best thing to take for travels and easy touch-ups (if they're not too humongous). I have about 5 palettes that I love dearly. My fave is the Bobbi Brown Modern Classic. :) Was very tempted by the Tarte but I know I don't really need it.

  8. You do love your palettes :) AND what's not to love about them.
    I have a few 3-4 piece once, but I don't know if those really count as palettes! ha xo

  9. You really do have a lot of them. At least there really nice ones! But I know what you mean. When I'm at stores sometimes I want to just buy a bunch of things because it looks nice but I've finally been able to train myself in "do you really NEED this" It's so tempting though

  10. Thanks everyone for the comments. Heather, you must teach me how you have such fantastic willpower....honestly....HA


  11. I have that DIOR Palette! I also have a couple Lancome ones..I too am a sucker for a good palette!!


    Ps I am now a follower :)

  12. One can never have enough palettes! Most of mine are from Coastal Scents and MUFE! I've heard a lot of good stuff about Tarte's and Urban Decay's but I tell myself I practically have every single color already so stop! lol I'll put them on my bday wish list hehe

  13. awesome make up pallets!! i love the packaging of the tarte, so pretty you just have to have it <3

  14. Gorgeous palettes! I haven't tried any of these ones but my husband bought me a gorgeous Chanel eye/lip palette a few years ago that I absolutely treasure :)

  15. I think you might love palettes even more than I do! :) I still love them, though, so I'm definitely going to enter your next giveaway!!! I have been eying that Tarte Jewelry box palette for a while- I have other Tarte palettes and LOVE them (I think they are definitely some of the best)! I love the cases Tarte palettes come in, too. Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Thanks ladies for all your lovely comments. The palette giveaway is coming...trust me on that



Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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