Wednesday, 3 April 2019

The Two Palettes I'll Be Reaching For This Spring And Summer

The Two Palettes I'll Be Reaching For This Spring And Summer

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If you saw my latest video, you'll know that I've picked up a few new makeup items recently, including an eyeshadow palette and a face palette. I'm so happy with them, both in terms of their quality and the selection of shades, that I can't see myself feeling the need to reach for any others throughout the spring and summer. So it seems only right that I dedicate a blog post to these two palettes, to show them off in a bit more detail.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette (AD)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

It's been such a long time since I last bought a new eyeshadow palette, so it felt like a real treat to open this one up for the first time. I went for an ABH palette because I've never tried anything from the brand before, and had heard so many good things about their eyeshadows from my fellow bloggers. While I was tempted by the most recent launch, the Riviera palette, I ultimately decided that there were too many bright shades in it that I would probably never wear. Instead, I opted for Sultry, which contains a beautiful selection of neutral shades in both matte and shimmer finishes.

The pigmentation of all the shadows is excellent, especially when paired with my usual Urban Decay Primer Potion (AD). Buttery soft to apply, they blend like a dream and leave behind a beautiful silky finish. While I do experience a small amount of fallout from the shimmer shades, it's very minor and is easily swept away afterwards. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Eyeshadow Palette Shades

My most worn combination so far is Twig through the crease with Cinder all over the lids, although I also love the slightly deeper Teak. Rose quartz is the perfect soft pink shimmer, while the matte shade Bloom is absolutely beautiful and is what I will opt for as a lid shade if I want to do something different with my eye makeup than my usual metallic shimmer. Steampunk is more of a vivid, green toned gold, Pearl is ideal as an inner corner highlight and Fresh as a base shade or for highlighting under the brow bone. Noir is a gorgeous, soft velvety black, great for smudging around the lash line if you're creating something deep and smoky.

In short, there isn't a single shade in this palette that I wouldn't wear, and I can see myself using it exclusively throughout the spring and summer months. When you think about it like that, the £46 price tag almost feels like a bargain! Those who have a well stocked makeup collection with plenty of neutral shades probably don't need this palette, but if you're like me and you have worn down your existing neutral palettes to within an inch of their life, Sultry could refresh your collection nicely.

Too Faced Natural Face Palette (AD)

Too Faced Natural Face Palette

This face palette has been around for a while and is something that has been on my wish list for a long time. I'm a big fan of Too Faced as a brand and the packaging of this palette really is stunning - a real collector's piece. It even smells beautiful; the scent reminds me of Swiss chocolate. Containing two bronzers, two blushers and two highlights, once again I can't see myself needing any other face products throughout the upcoming season with these at my disposal.

Too Faced Natural Face Palette Swatches

Too Faced Natural Face Palette Shades

A light hand is essential when applying these products, especially the bronzers and blushers, as the pigmentation is so strong. However, they all blend really well, and the effect of wearing two or three of them together looks beautiful. Just about any combination works, with my current favourite being Sunny Honey, Pink Sand and Satin Sheets. The only shade I was concerned I might not like is Pink Wink, as it's so bright, but blended into the skin it's just lovely, giving you a healthy, radiant glow. The deeper bronzer, Tropic Like It's Hot, is one I think I will get a lot of use out of when I am (hopefully!) tanned later on in the year.

The Natural Face Palette is £35 and I think the price is worth it considering that the shades are such high quality, so wearable and presented so beautifully. It would also make an amazing gift for any makeup lover.

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Do you own either of these palettes? What makeup do you think you'll be reaching for the most through spring and summer?

Kate x
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  1. I have the Anastasia one and use it the most often. It's amazing!

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    1. Such a lovely, wearable palette isn't it! x

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  2. Wow! Awesome shades.. I want these palettes! Have a great day!
    Beautyandfashionfreaks

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  3. Very cool, dear!! Cute pics! Have a nice day!!

    ❤ Mary MarĂ­a Style ❤

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  4. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry eyeshadow palette looks so pretty. It looks the perfect neutrals palette, with so many wearable shades. I am tempted by this palette. As you've seen I recently got my first ABH palette and I really like the formula of them.

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    1. Yes, they're lovely aren't they?! As much as I love the look of palettes with unusual shades, I know I won't wear them so neutrals are best for me! x

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  5. The nicest palette and photos ever!! I don't wear makeup and now I feel like I need this palette in my life! Major envy

    Age Of Youth

    Asha :)

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    1. Ah thanks so much! If you did want to dabble a bit these would be great to start off with as the shades are so universally flattering. x

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  6. I love Sultry palette. I must dig out that Too Faced palette and use it more! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Yes, it's much too pretty not to use! x

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  7. Both are such beautiful palettes! I adore the swatches you did lovely.
    So so nice!
    I don't own either of these but so tempted now to buy one (or two?) soon!
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Thanks for reading, so glad you enjoyed! x

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  8. Wow, these look like such beautiful palettes. I haven't tried the Sultry palette by Anastasia -- I still use Modern Renaissance on the daily!

    Xo,
    Jade Nicole
    www.jadeoftrades.com

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    1. That is also a beautiful looking palette - I'm tempted! x

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  9. I am most tempted to get the TF palette but am worried about the shades being too light for medium skin tone.

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    1. Kind of hard for me to say as I'm obviously lighter skinned but there is quite a depth of pigmentation to them. Worth getting into a store to swatch if you can! x

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  10. I don't usually go for palettes, but I am really tempted by the Urban Decay Game of Thrones collaboration released in a few days.

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  11. Kate!! This Too Faced palette looks like an absolute dream; the packaging is as gorgeous as always and YES to that range of shades; so feminine and Spring/Summer-esque!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  12. Ooh that TF palette is gorgeous. I have the matte one from the collection and it's one of my favourites xx

    GemmaEtc.com

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    1. Too Faced is such a lovely brand - the more I try from them the more I love it! x

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  13. These palettes are so so pretty, I love your swatches Kate <3

    Serene XO

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  14. i love the too faced palette so much! such a nice palette to have and the packaging is stunning!

    https://www.clairetalksbeauty.com/

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  15. These shades are too pretty for words. Too Faced always offer such nice colors.
    Nice Post! Have a great day!
    Allurerage
    Rampdiary

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    1. They really do! It's such a great brand. x

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  16. I have my eye on both of these palettes! Such beautiful wearable shades xx

    Violethollow.com

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    1. Yes, that's what drew me to both of them. I like to get my money's worth! x

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  17. These are so pretty and perfect for spring. Have a lovely start to the new week.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  18. I have Anastasia pallet and adore all of shades in it! I completely agree with you that shades are perfect for spring and summer. Also I like these colors in Too Faced pallet. Thank you for recommendation!

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  19. Thanks a lot for your honest review. The shades are beautiful and even better that the £35 are worth the money!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  20. I have been wanting the Anastasia Sultry Palette forever but then I got the UD Naked Reloaded palette and I can't justify both. The Blush palette is so gorgeous!

    http://www.thinkingofmakeup.com

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  21. I love the Anastasia one too! The pigments are so well made!

    www.sundaydahlias.com

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  22. The colors are so nice

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  23. The colors are so calm and nice
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  24. All of these palettes are SO beautiful.. the Too Faced one looks right up my street!

    Lots of love from Mollie, blogger at theperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com xxxx

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  25. I'm in love with the all of the color palette from the Anastasia Sultry! These shades are perfect for spring.

    xo, Maria
    https://www.miamiamine.com/

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  26. Both are beautiful palettes, perfect for spring!!! Love your swatches!!x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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  27. Love the look of both these palettes!

    www.upyourvlog.com

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  28. I love the shades of those palettes! <3

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  29. Wow, I love these colours! I have a few ABH palettes and love them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. <3 /Madison
    FASHION TALES

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  30. Both palettes are super pretty! Very nice and neutral colors!

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    Jasmin

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