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The Best of Budget: Eyeshadow Palettes

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

the best budget eyeshadow palettes

A budget eyeshadow palette that rivals the lux ones? Yes please! I just can't resist buying and trying more affordable eyeshadow palettes and I've come across some great (and not so great) ones in my time and I thought I'd expound which ones made my list of palettes worth getting. 

Sleek are probably the high street brand most famous for delivering high quality eyeshadow palettes at a really great price. They have a number of palettes that range from wearable neutrals to wacky brights so they really have something for every occasion. I have the Storm Palette (bottom left) which consists of some lovely browns, purples and golds in both matte and shimmery formulas. The texture of these eyeshadows is also surprisingly lovely. They blend easily, have great opacity and generally just rock.   

This quad from Revlon was bought on a whim but I found it surprisingly good. The four colours are cool natural shades that can be used to create one easy eye look. It's a handy palette for travel as it's light and versatile. The eyeshadows are good quality and last a long time on the lid making them also perfect for a night out. 

I think it's near impossible to beat this palette in price. I mean it's only €5! Considering it's only a fiver, I think this palette is really amazing. I have Heaven & Earth which again has those neutrals I love and this palette doesn't have a dud shade in it. It's by no means perfect as they shadows are a little chalky and they do have some fall down but for €5 who's complaining!

I know that these palettes from Real Techniques had a mixed reaction. Some thought they lived up to the Real Techniques name while others were a little disappointed and when I first got mine I was unsure. However, I've really come around to this palette as the golden shimmery shade and the matte brown have become favourites of mine. I do not like the mix of powder eyeshadows and cream products in the palette but the shadows are so lovely it makes up for this little irk.

Did I miss out on any other affordable palette gems? Let me know. 

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