Palate Palooza

I’ve been makeup crazy lately. I don’t wear it often, and I don’t wear it in excess, but I always like to have an up-to-date quality lineup of products to use for all occasions.

My daytime look has been pretty simple lately. I prep my face with a few products from Lush that I really believe freshen the skin. I start with their Ocean Salt cleanser. I use it daily, and it does a really great job of cleaning my skin. After using Ocean Salt, I spritz my face with a toner. My current favorite is Lush’s Tea Tree Water. It’s really fresh and natural, and lightens up the skin before moisturizer. To moisturize my face, I use Lush’s Imperialis. It’s really excellent, and softens up the skin without making it feel oily.

Once my skin is clean and prepped, I use a Smashbox foundation called Studio Skin in shade 1.1. Its texture is just a little heavier than that of tinted moisturizer, but it has the coverage benefits of a full-force foundation. I top off my foundation with a bit of bronzer. My favorite is Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder. My good friend used in college when we were roommates, and after one borrow, I had to buy my own. I like to leave my eyes pretty natural. I use a MAC eye primer paint. I’d link to it but the foil tube is so worn out that the shade is not readable. I line my eyes with a simple coffee-shade liner by Sephora, and finish off the look with Dior Show in 090, which I believe is called Noir. It’s waterproof, which I really love, and has a nice plump brush, which helps coat the lashes from root to tip.

My beauty soapbox aside, there are some makeup palates I’ve been lusting after, and some that I’ve discovered on sale at Sephora that I might just buy. Check out my list below. And, if you’re looking for cool makeup tutorials, check out Chloe Butcher’s tutorials on YouTube.


  • Ooh La Lace Baked Shimmer & Matte Eye Shadow Palette ($114 Value) – $36
  • Little Black Palette ($72 Value) – $33
  • Color Me Couture Eye Shadow Palette ($100 Value) – $37
  • Private Affair Palette ($136 Value) – $38


  • In The Light Palette ($118 Value) – $39


  • Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palette – Blue Eyes – $42


  • Moonshadow Baked Palette – In The Nude ($50 Value) – $28

Urban Decay

  • Book Of Shadows IV – $64
  • Naked Palate – $48


  • Sea of Love – $49

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