My 5 Favorite Mid-Range to Luxury Palettes

Over on YouTube the other week I shared everything that’s in my collection, and it’s probably not going to grow much from this point since it’s full and I’ve put myself on a low buy. Meaning I need to evaluate things more and just get through my collection before adding something new. So today I thought I would just go through what my all time favorite palettes are that range from $25 – $50 in price. Or the mid-range to luxury palettes that I own.

These are not in any particular order. Just ten of my favorites that I reach for often when I’m doing my makeup.

Dominique Cosmetics Latte Palette ($42)

If I ever don’t know what to do for makeup for a day and don’t want to go for anything particular that I know will work every time, I instantly grab the Latte Palette by Dominique Cosmetics. Plus it does have two pops of colors so you can experiment with a bit of color if you are not used to that sort of thing. Plus it’s super buttery and one of my all time favorite formulas for eyeshadows.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette ($42)

Of all of the Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes that I have, Soft Glam is probably the one I reach for the most with Subculture being an extremely close second. But considering how many problems that palette had during launch, I won’t have it in my top five though it is for sure in my top 10. Soft Glam palette on the other hand I think has one of the best color combinations that can give you a great look every time you use it. Though I do have to say all Anastasia Beverly Hills palettes have a lot of kick back. So you do need to do eyeshadow before foundation for easier clean up.

Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Amazonian Clay Palette ($39)

This palette was truly the eyeshadow palette that got me into makeup. While it wasn’t my starting palette but this palette made me fall in love. It’s the only eyeshadow palette that I own where I’ve actually hit pan on one of the shadows. Also random thing, I love the smell of this palette. I’m pretty sure it’s just the clay but I swear it smells sweet every time I open it.

Urban Decay Born To Run Eyeshadow Palette ($49)

This palette was a stand out from Summer 2018, and I still reach for it a lot. It’s a great variety from neutral makeup to more edgy or glam looks. Oh and a good variety of color that work well together. The only thing I wish there was more of in this palette were matte tones, as it’s got a lot of shimmers. But I never find it hard to work with.

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette ($38)

The Jaclyn Hill palette is still a palette I reach for a lot. Like a lot of other palettes I’ve mentioned in this post, it’s got a good variety of neutrals and colors to make any look you can think of. And while I love the James Charles Artistry Palette, it’s not something everyone can use. The Vault collection is good in addition to this palette but a lot of people experienced issues with those not to mention they may or may not have actually replaced all of the bad palettes. So for that reason, I have to go with the original Jaclyn Hill palette as one of the palettes in my top list for this price range. It is the cheapest in this range granted not by much but you also get a lot of shades compared to the others.

Before wrapping up this post, I want to get an honorable mention to Jeffree Star Blood Sugar palette, but won’t put it in my favorites due to the staining from that palette. If we’re going for stand outs, I’m going with the five mentioned palettes above. Though I do love the formula from that palette. Also if you watched my collection video, there’s another stand out in this range but I’m not giving that brand any more attention on my blog so I’m not going to add it in this honorable mention section. I’m sure you can guess if you watched that video. Anyways… What are your favorite eyeshadow palettes?

Love ya,

Mae Polzine

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