3 Red-Toned Eye Palettes

Tuesday, 31 October 2017



I always used to be so afraid of using red-toned eyeshadows on my eye. I feared it would make me look very sick (or very high) with my pale complexion. However, after watching countless tutorials, I finally bought some. Now, most of my palettes have some form of red-tone in them; here are my three favourites.




This was one of the first higher-end red-toned palettes I invested in. I actually bought this through recommendation of a friend a few years ago and today it remains a firm favourite in my make-up collection. One of my all-time favourite eye-shadows lives in this palette and that is the golden shade 'Aura', which is the most pigmented and gorgeous shade not only for your eyes but also for a face highlight. Another shade that I am obsessed with in this palette is Creation, which is a terracotta brown. It looks stunning through the crease with Aura on the lid, or just patted on your eye lid by itself for a really simple, everyday look. The deep red in this palette - Muse - is also stunning when applied this way. 

As for the pigment of these eyeshadows, I can't complain. They are some of the most buttery, pigmented shadows I've ever owned, and some of the most beautiful colours too. I'd say that this is a really great palette for Autumn, but I wear the shades in this palette all year round. And, I know for some this palette is probably quite pricy, but compared to the other palettes in this post, it's a bargain at £28.00. Plus, that makes it £3.50 per eye-shadow, which really isn't bad at all when you think about it. You can pick up the Lime Crime Venus palette on Cult Beauty here.



This is the newest palette of the three in my collection and by far the one I'd been lusting after for the longest. Finally, when we went to Paris a few weeks back, I picked this up in Sephora. I ummed and ahhed about it for ages but finally decided I wanted enough to warrent spending 45€ on it. Immediately, I fell in love with it. While I find that the shadows do kick up quite a bit, they're some of the most pigmented and beautiful eyeshadows I've ever owned, which blend into each other effortlessly and beautifully. One of my favourite looks to do with this palette is a subtle, red smoky eye with 'Antique Bronze' as a transition shade, 'Burnt Orange' and 'Red Ochre' through my crease, 'Love Letter' and 'Primevera' on my lid and 'Cyprus Umber' packed on the outer corner.

The packaging of this palette is also stunning. It reminds me of the original Naked palette, which was my favourite packaging Urban Decay ever did for those palettes, due to it's velvety exterior, decent sized mirror and its sleekness. It's also blush pink, which really appeals to me as pink is my favourite colour. This has definitely shot up to one of the best palettes in my collection and I totally see why everyone hyped it up so much and I will definitely be buying more ABH shadows for myself in the future. You can grab the ABH Modern Renaissance palette from Cult Beauty here.



The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette || £39.50

I haven't mentioned this palette on my blog since its launch, where I compared it to it's sisters. However, you'll be pleased to know that the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette is still very much a favourite of mine for the autumn. I know that 'Heat' implies summer, but I think these shades are far more suited to the colder weather. The darker shades on the end are especially lovely for the winter months. The pigment in these shadows, as you'd expect, is phenomenal. They apply so beautifully, they kick up far less than the ABH palette does and they blend into each other so smoothly and easily, without turning into a giant muddy mess on my eyelids.


Some of my favourite shades from this palette are 'Cayenne', 'En Fuego' and 'Ashes', which are the three mattes at the very end of the palette. They make a really lovely look together, with 'Sauced' as the perfect transition shade. I love the shimmery shades in this palette too, but for me it's really the matte ones that are unbeatable. They're soft, pigmented and really blendable and you can make a really simple look with these, or a far more extreme one. The palette is diverse and I think would suit most people and it's been my favourite Naked launch from Urban Decay since the original one. I thought they could never top that, but I was wrong. You can buy the Urban Decay Heat Palette on Fabled, with 15% off!

Which palettes do you recommend for those red-toned lovers out there, like me? In my opinion, you can't beat these three but I am very tempted with the Tarte Toasted palette as my next big purchase!

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  1. I love warm tones - they all look so amazing.

    http://oh ducky darling.com

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    1. They are! Thanks for your comment, Rosa! 😋

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  2. Red toned palettes are my all time favourites but I surprisingly don't own any of these! I have the Violet Voss holy grail and the Morphe 35O which are both to die for, the formula is so pigmented and creamy! I do love the shades in Naked Heat but I'm not sure I can justify getting another similar palette, as pretty as it is!
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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    1. I’ve wanted to own both of those palettes for the longest time but never have because I have these ones, so couldn’t justify it! I do want to try the Violet Voss one sooo badly...

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  3. The shades look so pretty but they don’t suit me x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  4. The Urban Decay palette is definitely on my wishlist this year for Christmas but I do love the look of the Lime Crime palette too. The shades look so beautiful! :) xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

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    1. It’s such a stunning palette and not too pricy either!

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  5. I have the naked 2 pallet and I love it thinking about getting another so many the naked heat pallet is the one! :D

    Megan | www.MummyandHarrison.co.uk

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    1. Yes, you will not regret it! I have them all and Heat is by far my favourite!

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  6. The Venus palette is one of my all time favourites the shades are stunning and the quality is amazing x

    Kayleigh Zara ��www.kayleighzaraa.com


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    1. It’s such a lovely palette! I need to use it more often!

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  7. I'm so tempted to buy the heat palette... I have naked 2 and 3 and I am so tempted but not sure I can justify another £40! x

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  8. The modern renaissance palette is the best! I absolutely love it, use it so much!! X

    www.gemmalouise.co.uk

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    1. It’s swiftly become my fave palette that I own 😍

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  9. These palettes look so beautiful however red tones on my eyes make me look like I have an eye infection haha which is so annoying as it looks stunning on everyone else xxxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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    1. I’m sure with the right blending you could look fabulous xx

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  10. Chloe you're giving me such envy! I seriously need to own all of these! Especially the modern Renaissance!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

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    1. You need to cave and buy it, Rach! You’d love it! X

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  11. I've always steered firmly clear of red eye shadows because 1) it often makes me look extremely tired and 2) it just takes me back to my 14 year old grunger / My Chemical Romance phase where red eyeshadow was cool because the band wore it haha! Of course it's all about the palette and how you apply it as I'm not great at applying eyeshadow anyway but I think reddy / oranges can look really lovely, especially this time of year (:

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Haha, I know what you mean! I personally love red shades and think they can look fantastic when applied properly! X

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  12. The Naked Heat palette is one of my all time favourite palettes ever, I use it almost every single day; it's so beautiful! I loved this post Chlo, I've never heard of the Lime Crime palette so thanks for enlightening me! xx

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    1. It's such a pretty palette, I would recommend it to everyone!

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  13. Aura looks like the most beautiful golden shade! I love the look of the UD Heat palette and I know that UD eyeshadows are some of the best - I may have to ask for this one for Christmas xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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    1. It would be a fab Christmas pressie! xx

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  14. I've got the Naked Heat palette which I totally love! However, the other two - I don't have. Although I really want them!! Loved this post, however my bank account won't. Lol xx

    Taylor Jane ox | www.taylorjane.co.uk

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  15. I'm loving red tones at the moment too! My Morphe n70 palette has some gorgeous reds, I'm hoping to get the naked palette in my hands soon! xx

    G

    www.teawithgi.com

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    1. Oh I’ve been lusting after that one for a while

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  16. I've been wanting to get my hands on the Naked Heat palette for a while now - the shades are sooo beautiful!! Fab post and lovely photos xx


    emily x ❤ | emilyloula.com

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  17. Omg the ABH palette is so beautiful, every time I see it I fall even more in love with it, I think it's definitely something I need to pick up. I love the UD Naked Heat too. Xx

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    1. You do! I held off for ages and I have no idea why!

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  18. The Modern Renaissance palette is one I have also been 'umming' and 'ahhing' about for so long, yet still haven't brought it. I do think that the shades compliment my eye colour, I am just not sure on how the pink toned shades look on me overall. I guess I'll never known until I finally decide to buy it!
    Amber | www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I had been to and I’m so glad that I finally did buy it!

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  19. I don't own any of these palettes but they're all so beautiful! I love the red tones for this time of year, they're just so gorgeous x

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  20. I love me a red-toned eyeshadow, I'm desperate to get the Lime Crime one, might have to treat myself :D

    M x

    lifewithmaria.co.uk

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  21. I love the look of the ABH palette, I just wish I used more bold eyeshadow colors. I'm much more of a neutral eyeshadow color girl myself. I just picked up the Burberry eyeshadow in Almond - it's a beaut!

    Cindy | www.cindyhyue.com

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  22. I definitely feel the same way as you used to about red tones! I steer well clear of them because I'm always concerned that they'll make me look weird / unwell but I definitely do need to branch out more! The Naked Heat palette does look like a good investment, all I've heard about it is overwhelmingly positive!

    Abbey ❤️ http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  23. You can't really go wrong with an urban decay pallette!

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  24. I really need to get myself some red-toned eye palettes!! Your collection is beaut! xox
    www.emmalanglands.co.uk

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  25. I don't have any of these palettes but they all look gorgeous and I think that ABH palette looks stunning!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  26. I need that UD heat palette in my life 😂

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