Make an impression: Two palettes to jazz up your makeup collection

Can one ever have enough eyeshadow palettes? The answer is always no.

The thing about eyeshadow palettes is that there are so many different kinds available. There’s colours in every shade, different textures and finishes, and multiple consistencies.

I received a couple palettes before the holiday season, both of which were very holiday appropriate. Since I had a flurry of posts to get up at that time, I did hold off on getting these guys up, but now that it’s slowed down, I figured I would be able to give them the proper time to shine.

Urban Decay Party Favor Moondust palette Urban Decay Party Favor Moondust palette Urban Decay Party Favor Moondust Palette

I love adding a little glitter to my makeup look, so when I first saw the Urban Decay Party Favor Moondust Palette (C$38), I knew I would love it.

This palette opens up to six glitter shades, which is formulated with micro-fine sparkle and 3D metallic glitter.  The colours range from darker hues that give more of a subtle shine to silver and gold metallics that deliver an eye-popping effect.

Urban Decay Party Favor Moondust palette swatched

Now glitter shadows are typically hit or miss for me since I find a lot of them to be very subtle. With this palette in particular, you can wear these hues in a variety of different ways. You can apply them with a dry brush for a subtle effect or with a wet one for a more foiled, metallic look. You can also use these as an eyeliner or highlighter as well.

If you are into glitter shadows, I would definitely take a look into this palette.

 Lancome Hypnose Palette in Bleu Hypnotique

Lancome Hypnose Palette

When I first received Lancome’s Hypnose Palette in Bleu Hypnotique (C$60), I automatically thought of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Okay, I know this is a weird reference, but they were also in the Grey Cup playoffs around the time I got it (which they went on to win), and they are also affectionally known as the “Blue and Gold”.

This palette, which is also available in 10 other shade ranges, contains five colours that can be used to create a variety of different eye looks.  Open up the palette to find an assortment of mattes and shimmers that can be customized to whatever kind of look you’re going for, whether it’s something more dramatic or natural.

 Lancome's Hypnose Palette in Bleu Hypnotique swatched

Okay, the first thing you’ll notice about this palette is how beautiful those blues are. Truthfully, I wouldn’t have gone for this particular colour range since I don’t wear a lot of blues, but with there being a gold and a champagne in here, that definitely makes it more wearable, which is something that I love about this palette (and which is what I did when I swatched it for the photos; when you blend out the blue it makes it less dramatic).

The formula in these is incredible, as the colours just glide on the lids. They are soft and creamy, making them easy to blend out.  If you want something a little more intense (which I feel is an oxymoron with this particular palette), you can also wet the shadows for a more vibrant look.

i highly recommend popping by the Lancome counter to check out these Hypnose palettes, and even take a gander at the Bleu Hypnotique one. If you’re into blues, then I know you’re going to absolutely fall in love with this one.

If you are on the hunt (or even in the mood) for a new eyeshadow palette, I would recommend checking these out. Both of them may not be the most conventional palettes in terms of shade range, but hey, they’re fun and they will definitely spice up your makeup collection.

What’s your favourite eyeshadow palette?

Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.

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