If anyone knew the amount of time I spent googling eye shadow swatches yesterday they would definitely judge me. I haven’t been wearing eye shadow very often, but earlier this week I went really crazy (sarcasm) and used two shades: naked lunch & satin taupe. Two of my favorite shades…however, for some weird reason they were showing up REALLY silver on me and I didn’t like it-- which is weird because I typically love both shades.
See how pretty they are?
I’ve wanted a new eye shadow palette for a while now, so this realization led me to search for a warm palette that included some gold shades. I also knew I wanted a good mix of matte and shimmer shades.
I actually really wanted the MAC 15 warm shades palette, but I didn’t want to spend $100 on eye shadow even though it really is quite a good deal when you think about it…
The Naked palettes are an obvious contender as well—every time I see bloggers post looks using some of the shades I really love how they come together. For some reason anytime I swatch the shades myself I’m never so sure about them. I think that’s the one danger of looking at products on someone else—colors can look completely different depending on your skin tone!
The Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette has been on my lust list since I first saw it—the colors look really gorgeous and I love that it includes a blush. I decided I wanted to stick with a more traditional eye shadow palette for now so I skipped over this one for now.
I’ve also had my eye on a few different LORAC palettes, and after doing some investigating I settled on the LORAC Pro being my first choice—though the Unzipped palette was a close second—it’s just so pretty!
That’s a lot of eye shadow talk just to say I’m between the LORAC Pro palette and the Too Faced Natural Eye Shadow palette.
The TF palette is $36 and includes 9 shades. I have a couple of TF shadows that I really like in a small palette I got with a value set a while back; Steph always raves about one of their other palettes—so combined with what I’ve seen of the colors I think it’s a great option for me- especially considering the price!
The LORAC Pro comes in at $42 and includes 16 shades plus an eye shadow primer. This definitely has the better matte to shimmer ratio of the shadows and I love that it includes a matte black.
Do you own either of these palettes? Or can you convince me I should get a different one? What are your favorite warm shadows?