Who has ever stood in front of an eyeshadow palette, brush in hand, wondering where to begin, which shade to hit first? It is this constant choice -or at least the illusion of- which I love the most about eyeshadow palettes, they’re also very pretty to look at!

-In this post, I’m only focusing on palette with 6 and more shadows in them-

In order of appearance:

Urban Decay Naked Basics and Naked 3 palettes

Zoeva Nude Spectrum and Cocoa Blend palettes –more about them

Becca Ombre Rouge Eye palette –the review

Viseart 01 Neutral Matte palette –the review

Pixi Copper Peach Mesmerizing Mineral Palette –more about it


Because I’m far from being an expert at applying eyeshadows, I genuinely don’t keep a palette whose consistency is stubborn and/or patchy. In that sense, I recommend all of them with, however, a bonus point for the Pixi Mesmerizing Mineral Palette in Copper Peach and the Viseart 01 Neutral Matte Palette.


On the other hand, pigmentation isn’t my number one criterion or priority with eyeshadows, yet, if it’s yours, I would reach for Viseart for a matte finish and Zoeva for some intense shimmery shades.


Even with a primer underneath, each of these shadows have a different resistance towards the hours of wear, weather conditions and the amount of time I rub my eyes in a day: I find the Becca Ombre Rouge Eye Palette, both of the Zoeva Cocoa Blend and Nude Spectrum Palettes and, finally, the Pixi Copper Peach Mesmerizing Mineral Palette very impressive!


A defined eye requires both some beautiful neutral shades and a texture which isn’t too heavy on the eyes. For that specific task, the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette is my absolute favourite yet I do really love my new Viseart 01 Neutral Matte Palette as well.


I do love a powder which blends into nothing once on the eye, it just makes the latter look more light and awake whilst bringing out the shade’s intensity. Urban Decay, Becca or, again, Viseart are particularly finely milled shadows which will never look too chalky on the eyes.


Finding shades which have the ability to highlight my khaki green eyes isn’t always easy. If I always go back to the Pixi Copper Peach Mesmerizing Mineral Palette when I want my eyes to pop, the last two shades of the Becca Ombre Rouge Eye Palette are absolutely gorgeous as well! A little more on the subtle side of things, some of the Zoeva Nude Spectrum and Cocoa Blend shades are universally flattering.



  • i love the look of the zoeva palettes. they are so affordable too.


  • The Zoeva Cocoa Blend is one of my favorite palettes ever, the quality is really amazing for the price. I really like the Becca Ombre Rouge, too, and agree that both have amazing lasting power.

    • Yes, they are quite incredible when it comes to longevity, glad to year you love them as well 🙂

  • Yiotou_La

    I recently ordered two Sleek eyeshadow palettes, I read plenty of nice reviews about them and decided to order. You should definitely check them out! 🙂


  • Rosy Flynn

    I’ve got a few of these paletees, the Zoeva one is fantastic 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  • I love a good palette! I gave my Naked Basics & Naked 3 away because I just didn’t use them enough to justify keeping them! My sister in law’s nieces were delighted with them though! My current favourite palettes are from Natasha Denona xx

    Beautylymin| Kat Von D Contour Palette & brush Giveaway

    • Yes, I really want to try some Natasha Denona ones, your review about it was pretty impressive! How expensive though! Since I’ve just invested into the Viseart one, I think I will wait a little bit before trying them!

  • I am currently going through a phase of wanting every single eyeshadow palette that I lay my eyes on…like Every.Single.One and I;m driving my husband crazy. Haha! I’m waiting for my ABH x Mario eyeshadow palette to arrive this Friday and if I like it, then I might give in and pick up ABH Modern Renaissance.

    ps: Pigmentation is usually not my top priority too as Im still learning to apply eyeshadows properly so I prefer to have one that is build able then bam! in your face pigmentation and I looked like I got punched.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I haven’t ordered the Mario palette although I am really tempted…I will wait to see what you think. I have so many eyeshadow palettes, and I just got the Lorac Mega Pro 3…

      Agata http://herandmakeup.com

    • I’m looking forward to read your thoughts on it then! I couldn’t agree more with you, that’s exactly the reason why I don’t like too much pigmentation, especially on brown, darker shades!

  • Pigmentations is among my top priorities, along with blendability, but as you know palettes and I don’t go well together. I have a pixi one though, the plum version of the mesmerizing mineral eyes, and I enjoy it. The only downside is that it contains no true matte blending color.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Yes I know and I guess I understand because I used to be like that as well! Yes, that is true, I tend to use my bronzer as my blending shade when I’m using mine!

      • I do that too, but I don’t really use bronzers this time of year.

  • I love eyeshadow palettes. Urban Decay will forever be my number one. With Lorac and Anastasia Beverly Hills following.

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

  • I love both Nude Spectrum and Cocoa Blend! I actually have Copper Peach somewhere but never really used it properly – I definitely will do now 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • I’m sure you will love it, as far as I’m concerned I find both the formula and shades beautiful!

  • Hihi, I just read this comment of Shireen and for me it’s totally the same. Hihi, I just love eyeshadow palettes like this one and this one make me crave a new one so badly, hihi! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!
    xx Frederique