I thought it might be a fun topic to share our favorite and least favorite palettes... It's geeky but I enjoy sharing the love for my favorite palettes and helping people find great makeup.
1) Naked by Urban Decay (duh): amazing neutrals, perfect for beginners and experts alike, extremely versatile, virtually univerally flattering
2) Ludwig by Kat Von D; true romance palette line: gorgeous, incredibly pigmented and long-lasting neutrals; no need to even wear a primer (seriously, unless you have oily skin or lids are prone for whatever reason to losing shadow throughout the day); a little bit of color (two beautiful greens)
3) Stila In the Light: stila shadows are super soft and honestly don't last as long as UD, Mac or Kat Von D, and they are not potently pigmented (comparing to Kat Von D, which is notorious for dramatic makeup), but because they are soft they are soooooooo amazingly easy to blend and are incredibly flattering; I loved half baked from UD but seriously, champagne in this palette takes the cake, but it's defintely not as gold so I guess there's no need to compare; gilded gold especially and some of the shades have glitter, kind of like sidecar in the naked palette, so just tap your brush once or twice or tilt your head back when you apply
1) Sephora Blockbuster from December 2010: YUCK! I was so excited about this because I was just starting to splurge on high end makeup; seriously, Wet and Wild and ELF look like platinum compared to this not even stainless steel palette; it seriously lacked pigment and staying power to a pathetic level and the lipglosses/blush were a joke to me; some people love the blockbusters and I've heard others are better, but be glad if you missed out on this one; the cream eyeliners were the saving grace; I went back to sephora and returned it for several!
2) Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol IV: Kind of gimmicky with the iphone plug-in stuff; the neutrals were cool toned and even though I'm cool toned, they were absolutely ashen and dirty looking on me; I love UD but definitely try this out before buying it (I have to return the Naked 2 for the same reason, so sad)
3) Kat Von D Beethoven palette: her shadows are so incredibly pigmented and gorgeous, but this palette was dusty, dull, and lackluster; I was shocked because this one is so popular but I thought it looked incredibly bad and I returned it