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.
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.
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!