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Top 5 High-end Eyeshadow Palettes
Who doesn't love a high-end eyeshadow palette? I don't know what it is but there's that guarantee that the packaging will be beautiful, the eyeshadow pigmentation will be amazing and the fact that you're going to love the palette so much you're going to get so much use out of it. If you're obsessed with beauty products like me you'll get super excited a new palette is being realised and it feels like the best day ever when you've found a palette you love all the colours in. 
Top 5 High-end Eyeshadow Palettes
Don't get me wrong, some of these eyeshadow palettes may not seem worth the price tag so I thought I'd save you from this hassle and do a round up of my top 5 'high-end' palettes which I reach for on a daily basis...
Stila Eyes Are The Window Palette in Soul
Stila Eyes Are The Window Eye Palette in Soul - Look Fantastic

First up it's the newest edition to my beauty collection and it's one I'm really obsessed with right now. You can check out the full review blog post I did on this palette here. After a couple of weeks of owning this palette I can't believe how good the colours/pigmentation etc actually is. I absolutely adore the Urban Decay palettes but I love this palette is it's great for taking your make-up from during the day to an evening look.
Stila Eyes Are The Window Palette in Soul Swatches
Stila Eyes Are The Window Eye Palette in Soul - Look Fantastic

The swatches are (L-R Kitten, Thought, Affection and Vitality) for a simple day-time look I love using Kitten as the main shade over my lids and Thought in the outer corners. Vitality is an absolutely gorgeous shade which suits my skin tone so well. I think out of the whole palette Kitten is my favourite colour. It's perfect for when you want to create any eye look and I love using this shade to make a golden/brown eyeshadow look.

Gwen Stefani X Urban Decay Palette
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Palette - Selfridges

Possibly one of the biggest make-up collaborations towards the end of 2015 was the Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay collection. The first release from this line was the Gwen Stefani Palette. With 15 shades picked by Gwen herself, I knew this palette could do no wrong. Gwen is known for her really out there make-up looks so I was quite surprised when I found a lot of the colours are neutrals, with a few shimmers. I get so much use out of most of the colours in this palette (minus the pink and the blue colours). I've written a whole post on this palette which you can check out here.
Gwen Stefani Urban Decay Palette Swatches
Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Palette - Selfridges
(L-R Bathwater, Steady, Zone, Punk)

Over the past few months you can see I've made a bit of dent into some of the colours in this palette. My most used colours out of the whole palette are Bathwater and Zone but my next two favourites would be Steady and Punk. This palette I'd say is one which every girl would love to use. It offers a wide range of colours and could easily take your make-up look from day to night.

Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette
 Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette - Beauty Bay*

Zoeva is a brand which bloggers have raved about for so long. I think it's a brand to watch on the UK beauty market as every product I've tried from Zoeva I've absolutely loved. I've got the travel brush set from Beauty Bay and I'm currently lusting after this brush set as the Zoeva brushes are such good quality and I think they make my make-up look flawless. One of my must-haves for this year is the pick up this brush set! But onto this beauty of an eyeshadow palette...
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette Swatches
Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette - Beauty Bay*
(L-R Sweeter End, Pure Ganache, Freshly Toasted, Subtle Blend)

It's a palette which has been mentioned in so many beauty bloggers '2015 favourites' posts (including mine which you can check out here) and it's a great purchase for only £15.50. You can check out my Zoeva post here. I really like the colour range in this palette is it's a mixture of mattes, shimmers but also a few pink toned shades. My favourite colours to use in this palette are definitely Freshly Toasted and Subtle Blend but Sweet End and Pure Ganache are some well loved colours as well. 

Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette
Naked Smokey Palette - Feel Unique

The Naked Smokey Palette was a recent edition to my make-up collection thanks to my wonderful boyfriend at christmas. I've been wanting this palette for so long and so I was over the moon to receive this palette as one of my presents on christmas day. I recently reviewed this palette (in this blog post) which shows how much I love this palette. What I love about the naked smokey palette in comparison to the other naked palettes is the colour range and the fact the packaging is so much more durable. I could pop this in my bag and not worry about the packaging being damaged or worst as I discovered not too long ago with my Naked 1 Palette that the mirror smashed!
Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette Review
Naked Smokey Palette - Feel Unique
(L-R High, Dirty Sweet, Slanted, Password)

The palette is definitely more of an 'evening' make-up palette is it's perfect for if you want to create a smokey eye look. I actually used this palette on new years eve (and a youtube tutorial) to create the perfect smokey eye and I got a few compliments! (including my boyfriend saying 'your make-up looks really nice tonight) so that's a winner for me! High and Dirty Sweet are great colours to wear during the day-time and Slanted and Password as the perfect colours to create a smokey eye with.

TheBalm Nude Tude Palette
The Balm Nude Tude Palette - Feel Unique

The palette made me go a little obsessed with the brand 'TheBalm' it's a brand I hadn't heard of until a few months ago and it's now one of my favourite brands. I absolutely LOVE the Mary Lou Manizer (If you don't have it and you love highlighting you NEED it) 
TheBalm Nude Tude Palette review
The Balm Nude Tude Palette - Feel Unique
(L-R Sassy, Stand offish, Sultry, Sophisticated)

At only £30 this palette is really reasonably priced if you want a good quality palette which the eyeshadows would last really well. Mine came with the eyelid primer and boy is the primer amazing. I use it most times when I wear eyeshadow it really does make my eyeshadow last and not crease. I love using Sassy, Stand Offish, Sultry and Sophisticated from this palette. As you can see from the photo above the colour Sultry is very well loved!

What do you think of these make-up palettes? Have you tried any of these palettes?
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Summer Hanif said...

I have and love the Naked Smokey and Nude Tude. I really want to try a palettes from Zoeva, I've got my eye on their new blush palettes too x

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