Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette ($85 CAD)
The colours in this palette are so inspirational and I love that I could use every single shade in this. The mix of mattes to shimmers is great, the formula blends out nicely and I never get bored of wearing this palette. I wish the glitter formulas were shimmers instead but I can work around it since I adore the colour palette so much. I know some people found the mattes hard to work with but I don’t find that it’s anything a good blend cant fix.
Viseart Eyeshadows ($60 CAD – $222 CAD)
These shadows are my number one formula for 2017. Where the mattes are concerned, they are so wonderfully buildable, soft and blendable. I literally wouldn’t need another matte for the rest of my life with these, and that’s saying a lot. Where the colour variety wasn’t where I wanted it to be, Viseart released a mega pro palette with the exact same quality as their regular shadows and I was satisfied haha. The shimmers are perfect for me, but I can see how they would be underwhelming for those who like a bang with their shadows. It’s more of a soft sheen to a buildable shine, which I prefer for a rather conservative office environment but wouldn’t recommend to those who like a bigger bang.
Bobbi Brown Single Eyeshadow ($32 CAD each)
These shadows are often criticized for not being pigmented enough but thats the subtle beauty of Bobbi Brown. Her shadows are meant to be a natural wash of colour that enhance the eye, which they do a wonderful job of. I have already gone through a complete pan of Antique Rose (bottom middle shade) because it’s the perfect soft mauve crease colour that I haven’t found any other brand match.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Single Eyeshadow ($16 CAD each)
The pigment, colour variety and blendability of these shadows are unparalleled. To those familiar with her palettes, I find the shadows overall to be a similar pigmentation and the colour variety is just what I need. The shimmers are beautiful, the sheens are delicate and the mattes pack a punch. Custard, Taupe and 10K are a few of my favourite shades for an everyday look that enhances my eye shape and I could use on repeat every day