The Miniature Palette Edit

As many of you may know if you follow me on any form of social media then you know in less than one week it’s not only my 20th birthday, but also our trip to Paris! We are only going for three days so I’m still deciding which make up palette to take with me and here are my three favourites, and the three I’m stuck between! 

The Urban Decay Naked Basics

I’ve talked about this palette so much on Chloe Alice Lily because of how useful it is. It’s just a palette full of browny-matte shades, which are literally my favourite shades to wear. It’s a tiny little palette – it’s literally smaller than my iPhone – so it’s perfect for travelling and you can easily make a simple day-time look from it, as well as a smoky night look thanks to the deep, matte black shade of ‘Creep’.  Whenever I go away, I always take this one with me. It’s perfect for short trips and when I take longer ones, I just take one of the other palettes that also features in this edit. My favourite shades from this palette are Foxy, for an all-over lid shade, and Naked 2 provides a perfect subtle crease and transition colour.

Another great thing about this palette is how long it lasts. I use the colours in this palette at least 4 times a week (even if I’m just doing a subtle wing, I’ll always pop Naked 2 in the crease) and I haven’t hit pan on any one of the shades yet. I haven’t even really made any noticeable dents. To be fair, I find this with most of the Naked palettes – maybe I’m just really light-handed when it comes to eyeshadows! This palette is a staple in my travel make-up kit, and also a staple in my everyday routine. If you’re looking for a really simple palette filled with shades you’ll use everyday, then I really recommend checking out Naked Basics.

Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess

If you saw my ‘Best of Charlotte Tilbury’ post, then you will have seen that this quad from Charlotte Tilbury got spoken of very highly, and so obviously it had to be included in my miniature palette edit. While I’m definitely a matte girl and this quad has nothing but shimmers, the shades in here are so beautiful and I use them all so regularly. Especially for travelling, this palette is perfect. It was the only palette I took to Gran Canaria with me in December and I managed to get a week’s worth of looks out of it. My favourite shade in this palette is the beautiful, pale gold which makes a beautiful all-over-the-lid shade or an inner corner or brow highlight. I’ve also used it on my cheeks before, it’s that pretty! The diversity in this palette is lacking but you can still get some really pretty looks out of it.

I love the packaging. It’s sleek, golden and makes you feel like you’re holding something luxurious (which you are, at £42 a pop these palettes don’t come cheap) and it’s literally the perfect size for traveling. I’ve lasted a week only using this palette before and while the looks were limiting, when you’re on holiday you don’t want to be slathering a lot of make up on your face so it’s perfect for that -and these shades really compliment glowy skin so they are perfect for that summer getaway.

Too Faced Totally Cute 

This is the newest addition to my miniature palette collection and it’s definitely up there with being one of my favourites. Johnny picked this one up for me in TK Maxx for a bargain price of £12. As far as I’m aware, it’s not available on Too Faced anymore, but our local TK Maxx had about 15, so you might be able to pick it up in there if you really like the look of it. A lot of people give Too Faced a really hard time about their eyeshadow pigmentation but the experience I’ve had with their shadows has been really good – but then again I have only tried the Chocolate Bar palette and this one, the Totally Cute.

This palette has one of my all-time favourite eyeshadows in it and that is Shooting Star. This shade is honestly the most pigmented, beautiful golden shade that I have ever come across. I even prefer it to Lime Crime’s Aura, which if you know me, then you’ll know is a huge statement to make. Shooting Star makes this whole palette worth £12 for me. One swipe and your eyelid will be shining like the sun and it’s perfect to use in cut creases. I also really like the bright colours in this palette, like Clover and I Heart TF. Those shades are perfect if you want a bit more drama in your holiday look, but other shades like Bunny Fufu and Chocolate Donut make this palette perfectly versatile, as you can do a far more toned down look with this one too. I think it’s a shame that Too Faced discontinued this palette but if you see it in TK Maxx, definitely pick it up!

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  1. September 24, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Ugh I love the Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess…I love Male up but can never do all this fancy stuff, not even blending 😂 Might find it in the shops soon though and get some professional help!

    Love the layouts x

  2. September 24, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Oh I have some of these pallets I haven't tried the too faced one yet! Beautiful shots by the way!!! 🙂

  3. September 24, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    Thank you!! Flowers always help make a photo look pretty!

  4. September 24, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    That CT palette looks absolutely gorgeous, I'm still yet to try anything from the brand, mainly because of the price but I've heard so many good things! I've never seen that Too Faced palette either but it looks adorable, definitely something I think I'd use all the shades in and for £12, what a bargain! I think you should take all 3 palettes hehe, hope you have the BEST time in Paris!!
    Alice Xx

  5. September 24, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    These all look like such great palettes, I don't own any of them but I really want that CT one – so gorgeous! I love the Too Faced Natural Eyes mini palette and it's a great travel size eyeshadow palette xo

    Char |

  6. September 24, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    How pretty is your photography for this post?! You're slaying the flatlay game with those gorgeous flowers! I really like the neutral shades from the Too Faced palette but I'm not sure how much wear I'd get out of the more vibrant ones! Naked is a winner in my book!

    Abbey 😘

  7. September 24, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I love everything from CT that I have so far, I want to try an eye shadow palette of theirs! This too faced palette is gorgeous with the shades being so shimmery and the pop of colour!

    Taylor Jane ox |

  8. September 24, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I’ve always liked the look of the Urban Decay basiscs palette. It’s small and compact, yet has the perfect shades in it. X


  9. September 24, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    It's one of my absolute favourite brands, the Magic Foundation is incredible, as are the lipsticks. It's very expensive so probs not best to rush into things!

  10. September 24, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Yeah it is a great travel-sized palette! I love the Totally Cute because you can do an everyday look and some jazzier looks with it!

  11. September 24, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    It's so good and quite affordable! I use it every single day near enough and would recommend to anyone!

  12. September 25, 2017 / 11:57 am

    I am a total sucker for urban decay naked palettes. I don't have this one but it looks like a great option to take away. I'm a huge fan of shimmery shades too so the CT one would be great for me too! X

  13. September 25, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    That Naked Basics palette is my go to for neutrals, I don't think I would ever be able to justify buying a full size Naked palette. And TK Maxx – amazing for finding luxury brands cheap!


  14. September 25, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    I haven't tried a CT quad before, but they sound so good and the colours are gorgeous xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  15. September 25, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    These palettes are so cute! I really wanted the Too Faced palette x

  16. September 26, 2017 / 9:06 am

    Such a cute post – I love mini palettes for travelling – they’re so practical 😍
    Emma |

  17. September 27, 2017 / 10:32 am

    Firstly, these are so cute! Secondly, I need every single one of these! The too faced palette looks so pretty. x

  18. September 27, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    I adore my Charlotte Tilbury palette too !!

  19. September 28, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Such great palette choices. I don't own many miniature ones. All seem lovely and I love too faced Eyeshadows myself.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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