Some days I look at my collection and ask myself why I have so much makeup. I have one face and I don't even wear makeup every single day. Realistically there is plenty of makeup I could do without but what can I say? I'm a bit of a hoarder, and I enjoy purchasing and playing with makeup. Recently I've been adding more and more eyeshadow palettes to my collection but really, I could just go with the two I'm about to feature and still be perfectly happy.
The first is a NARS offering that got me hooked on NARS eyeshadows. The NARS And God Created The Woman palette features six shades, four being shimmery and two being matte. For an everyday look I dip my brushes in Alhambra, the top left shade, or Kalahari, the top right shade. Occasionally I'll just wear Bellisima, the top middle shade, all over the lids for a simple matte look. Coconut Grove, the bottom middle shade is a great crease shade for anything.
As someone who loves matte shades, the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics palette is my perfect matte palette. With one shimmery shade and five matte shades, I can achieve anything from an everyday look to an evening smokey look with it. Skimp, the only shimmery shade is a good one for a highlight as it gives a subtle highlight where needed. Stark and Frisk make great base shades while Cover and Primal make great crease shades. Undone is a dark taupe grey that is a relieving change from the typical black for a smokey look.
With these two palettes, I'm set for day time and night time looks. They are also both incredibly travel friendly as the packaging for both is sleek and secure. When I go travelling, these are the two palettes I take now.
Which palettes do you deem essential to your collection?