A good man, and a good matte palette, is hard to find. But don’t chu worry-I got you covered on the palette part. Gosh, I wanted to title this post with so many stupid puns. It seems to be a weakness of mine-cheesy azz punz. Also a weakness of mine? Spelling words with z’s. Matter up! What matters most! Matte-a-tat-tat! Someone slap me.
But seriously though, a matte eye look is modern, photographs beautifully and is a refreshing and unexpected departure from shimmery, glittery shades. If your wedding day is coming up, keep those eyes mostly matte and guests will be raising a glass to you all night.
Here are some really solid matte shadow palettes that I’ve found to be versatile and a good value.
1.) Kat Von D Ladybird Palette, $36
I became interested in this palette after seeing some major rave reviews on Instagram. It is especially unique given that it is the only matte palette of those featured that has a true purple. The metal packaging feels sturdy and I love how warm the colors are. The shadows contain rose extract, jojoba oil, cottonseed oil and vitamin E, making the shadows buttery and soft.
2.) Stila In The Know Palette, $39
This was the first matte palette I was truly impressed with. Not only does it have your tried-and-true warm browns, but a great charcoal in Smoke. The Fire color really intrigued me and makes for a beautiful way to warm up a smoky eye or lay down a base shape. Stila’s shadows are excellent quality and great to work with.
3.) Too Faced Matte Eye palette, $36
Too Faced’s shadows rock the house, which I’m sure you already know after my Too Faced Loves Sephora palette posts 1 and 2! I love that this palette has a navy! Yay for navy! It’s a hard shade to find but damn does it look bangin on brown eyes. I wish I had brown eyes btw. Nope. Just dirty green. I also really love the additions of a pale pink, a dove gray-not a charcoal, and a dusty purple too! Yo Too Faced, can we see each other more often?
4.) Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, $27
This was a highly-requested and much-anticipated palette from Urban Decay, meant to complement and partner with their mega-successful Naked 1 and Naked 2 palettes. However, they are sneaky because that first color is not truly matte. It does have some shimmer but that’s what makes it a good inner eye and brow bone highlight. I really like the Faint color. It reminds me of tree bark. Crave is described as a black/brown although I think it’s more black than it is brown. The $27 price tag is excellent for 6 quality shadows packaged in a palette smaller than an iPhone. I would describe this palette as the most basic of the matte palettes. True to it’s name! Nothing too edgy here but great for office-appropriate or wedding day looks!
Hope you enjoyed this post and that is was helpful to you. I can’t tell you all enough how much I appreciate you taking the time to read my posts. Thank you, as always <3