Sunday, June 29th, 2014

I love colorful eyeshadows, and there have been some interesting palettes that have released over the years! If you’re in the market for something that’s not just neutrals, you may want to check out some of these. Too Faced Pretty Rebel and Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren both deserve honorable mentions; two of my favorites, but they are limited edition. I try to make these lists stand the test of time and avoid limited edition inclusions, but at this moment, both palettes are still available for purchase if they interest you. For now :)

  1. Sugarpill Cold Chemistry — a set of four, cool-toned shades
  2. bareMinerals The Elements — beige, orange, green, and blue for a particularly unique color combination
  3. Urban Decay Electric — for bold, bright near-neons
  4. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical — if you love purple, this one’s for you
  5. Sleek Sunset — bright golds, yellows, and coppers

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67 thoughts on “5 of My Favorite Colorful Eyeshadow Palettes

  1. I have yet to try Cold Chemistry!
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  2. I own the Sleek palette and I agree – its beautiful. I love the affordability of Sleek products too. I have been wanting to try Tarina’s brand! Hopefully I’ll getting hands on some of her stuff soon. Great list!

  3. Sleek Sunset is amazing. I love its price too! XD

  4. Forgot to mention – I love the colors of Marc Jacobs’ ‘The Siren’ palette! I’d love to add that to my palette stash, but I’m having a hard time swallowing the price tag so far. It seems like a beautiful, colorful palette too!

    • Totally understand! It’s pricey, but if you see it in store, certainly worth checking out!

    • MakeupTray

      I was the same way! I also thought the colors were very dupable but Christine raves about it and it is making me so tempted to buy it. lol

  5. What amazinggggg picks Christine :)
    I used pretty rebel today but finding it hard to work although I am in loveeee with the palette … have to work hard
    I m eyeing bare minerals palette u listed :)

    my picks would be :

    too faced pretty rebel
    bare minerals wild things
    ud vise 2

    I want palettes so what if I am not pro ?
    it makes me happy n that is what matters the most

  6. I like your picks. I love the UD Electric palette. I have the bareMinerals palette too but I don’t reach for it as much as I should! I’ve been really wanting to try the Tarina Tarantino eyeshadow palettes. I’ve heard good things.
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  7. Mia

    Sleek Sunset looks gorgeous, all the shades are so vibrant and beautiful!

  8. I love colorful eye shadows! I have a few of these…but not others. Some ideas…

    What color do you think is the hardest to wear for most people (or does it vary by skin tone)?

  9. and Sugarpill Heartbreaker! 😀

  10. Cat

    I own the last three of these :)

    I think Sleek Sunset palette is one of the best palettes ever. Highly recommend it to everyone. I’ve been wearing it so much this summer.

  11. My faves are UD Electric, Lancôme Amethyst Glam, Kat Von D Esparanza

  12. The Sunset palette is one of my favorite Sleek palettes, if not THE favorite one!

  13. MakeupTray

    UD’s Electric Palette is their best palette. You can do so much with it. The colors are so pigmented.
    I have even seen salesladies use it in their hair and it looks great. At first it was a little overwhelming but with practice and planning, you get an awesome results.
    I wish Sleek and Sugar Pill were sold in stores. Shame, Sepohora stopped selling TT.


    Christine, dear, Too Faced Pretty Rebel is still available for purchase online at Too Faced.


    I’m so sorry dear… You have mentioned that Too Faced Pretty Rebel and MJ Siren are still available. Oh, please, forgive me.

  16. The Sleek palettes look so vibrant, and I like the sort of quilted pattern on them.
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  17. Maggie

    I love TT Fantastical! One of my favorites! I’ve had my eye on Sugarpill Cold Chemistry but it doesn’t seem too hard to dupe–with the exception of that green. Also have my eye on Urban Decay Electric Palette. =)

  18. Chanel

    I own too faced pretty rebel and the electric palette and I really love them they’re both unique. I really want to try sleek but isn’t it a UK brand? I live in NYC and I’m scared to order online I never have good luck ordering makeup online -_- and I have to get that siren palette it looks insanely pretty.

  19. Nice picks Christine! I never thought I’d wear super bright colours more than once or twice a month so I tested the waters with the BHCosmetics neon palette, which actually turned out to be really nice and once blended out a little with more neutral colours a neon eye look wasn’t as crazy-looking on me as I thought it would be! Do you know if all the colours in the UD Electric palette are eye safe? I read somewhere that a few of them weren’t…thanks much.
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  20. I really want that Sleek palette! It’s so pretty!

  21. Of these, I have UD Electric Palette, Marc Jacobs the Siren, and Sleek Sunset. I absolutely love them all, but I really cannot recommend The Siren enough. I’ve made such a huge variety of looks with it, from neutral to bold. I just adore it.

  22. Arrgh! Sleek, Tarina Tarantino, Sugarpill – they’re all on my eyeshadow must try list! Which do you think is the best of those three brands in terms of cost/benefit?
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    • Sleek I think is the cheapest! I would say Tarina Tarantino and Sugarpill are most consistent – e.g. I’ve never really had horrible products from either (except Sugarpill’s Elektrocutes). Sleek I have more misses here and there – usually the price makes it harder to swallow, but yeah!

  23. Veronica

    Cold Chemistry is gorgeous but sadly too intense for my hooded eyes. You need a lot of space to really make those colors shine! I’m actually wearing TT’s Fantastical palette right now, with the shimmery brown on the lid and the deep purple smoked out at the edges. :)

  24. Emily

    Any idea where to buy Tarina Tarantino products these days? I actually found some at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago, but just an eyeliner and a single shadow. Only $5 each so of course I had to try them because I remembered you raving about them

  25. sade

    I want you to reveiw the new sleek Rio Rio palette plzzzzzzzzzzzz christine?

  26. I love Urban Decay Electic, it comes in handy for creating bold colorful neon looks.
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  27. just realised I have never invested in a bold color eye palette as I am really into neutrals when it comes to eye makeup…BareMinerals 1 does look good for starters :)
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  28. Love my Tarina Tarantino Fantastical. I may be going to London in a few weeks and was looking to pick up some Sleek, so will definitely check out the Sunset palette.
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  29. Helene

    Very nice palettes. I don’t have any of them! How can that be?
    I might have to get UD Electric after all, I’v just love to play with it.Sleek had a lot of lovely palettes, I have a few from them but they are quite dark and dramatic. The Tarian Tarntion palette is so pretty, it has my absolute favourite colours. Sometimes I guess it’s a good thing I can’t buy all brands here or I’d not have any money at all on my bank account :)

  30. Odd, I don’t have any of those palettes lol
    My favorites:
    Dior Bleu de Paris
    Guerlain Les Roses
    Guerlain Les Violetes
    bareMinerals The A-List
    bareMinerals The Dream Sequence

  31. Zoe

    Bought the Sugarpill Pro palette at IMATS London – the ULTIMATE colorful palette – you can’t beat it on quality, I think :)

  32. Netra

    Thanks for suggesting Sleek Sunset. I just read all reviews on makeup alley and surprised all of them are positive! I am so going to buy it online. Thanks again!