I often see comments on Instagram and other blogs, asking which palette is recommended for the best Matte Eyeshadow shades. Today I thought I’d compare three I own, which are some of the most popular pre-made palettes!
First up I have the Too Faced Natural Matte Palette which I picked up from Mecca when it first came to Australia, around May I think (Before the price jump, anywho). I absolutely love this palette, it was my first Too Faced palette, and I remember being amazed at the pigmentation in comparison to the Urban Decay palette’s I already owned when I first used it.
My favourite shade’s in this palette are Cashmere Bunny, Sexpresso, and Chocolate Bunny as you can see from the swatches above. These shades are so creamy, and such good quality! The palette is designed to use for looks across from left to right, however I don’t use Heaven or Lace Teddy really at all, I just mix the shades from each row.
I rate this palette 9/10 for me, because I love all the colours I use, and for an everyday look it’s perfect for me! For night I tend to use other palette’s, but you could definitely mix in some shimmery colours to suit. The only thing I dislike about this palette is the packaging, which is a tin but doesn’t close properly so is a bit of a pain to travel with incase it opens.
Next up is the Urban Decay Naked Basics One palette which I picked up in America Sephora in January. I deliberated over this for a long time, between this and Naked Basics Two, as I couldn’t quite afford the regular Naked palette’s at the time. I actually wish I had gotten Naked Basics Two as I prefer the shade range, but there is really nothing wrong with this palette. At the time I really wanted a matte black in my collection.
I find this palette more pigmented than the regular Naked Palette’s especially the dark brown (Faint), and Black colour (Crave), which I tend to not use in a hurry because they’re quite full on. I usually use the shades Foxy, WOS and Naked together and then Faint in the crease.
Overall, I rate this palette 7/10 as I don’t feel I can personally get too many looks out of this palette. On the plus side, I have used the dark brown “Faint” shade for my eyebrows, and the matte black for my eyeliner. The lightest colour “Venus” is actually not matte, but the rest of the palette is. The packaging for this palette is super study and better than the regular Naked Palette’s I think.
Lastly, I have very recently picked up Tarte’s Tartelette palette from Sephora Australia. This one is stunning and I lusted after it for ages before being able to get my hands on it! This palette has a purple hue to it, and has a great variety of shades from light to dark. As with all Tarte powder products (I have the Blush Palette and this so far), the quality is long lasting and pigmented!
The three shades above are probably my favourite shades, even though none of them are purple toned! These shades are all only with one swipe, unlike the other palette’s which are with two or three swipes. This palette can do so many looks, and I also can’t wait to purchase the new “Tartelette in Bloom” palette since this one is such good quality.
This palette gets 10/10 for me, and is honestly my favourite because you can create the most looks with it, it’s roughly $20 more than the Urban Decay palette, and $10 more than the Too Faced palette. The pans in this palette were honestly so much bigger than I thought they would be, and great value for money since you need so little product. The packaging for this palette is also fantastic, as it’s also a clip together (similar to Naked Basics)
What are your favourite Matte Eyeshadow palettes? Are there any of your favourites I have missed?