Two eyeshadow palettes I am using now & swatches

Hello my beautiful girls!! How are you today? This is my first post for 2018 so I would like to wish everyone a wonderful year filled with love, good health, amazing opportunities and may your wishes and dreams come true.

I am back with a new post on two eyeshadows I have been using lately, two affordable options that in my opinion, everyone should have in their makeup collection.

The Maybelline The Burgundy Bar palette is a fairly new palette from Maybelline (2017) that I have been wanting to get my hands on since the first time I lay my eyes on it in a shop here in Cyprus. I swatched a couple of shades and I was mesmerised. I ended up not buying the palette but as soon as I went home, I looked for it in every single online shop but it was out of stock. 

Long story short, I finally ordered it on Black Friday sales (it's so strange that it was in stock after all the craziness on Black Friday offers) and I scored it for 10euros (here it is sold at 20euros) so here it is!

This palette comes in 12 shades, 10 are shimmery and only two are matte. It's a lovely mix of plum/berry/nude/copper shades, they perform nicely and the formula is soft and buttery. Pigmentation is great, only two shades don't perform as well as the other ten shades but please note that these swatches are one swipe so you can build them as much as you want.

The luck of matte nude shades in this palette doesn't bother me at all (there are only two mattes), this palette focuses mostly on shimmery shades but I believe that the addition of a couple matte shades would make this the perfect burgundy warm palette. 

The packaging is nothing special, it is a plastic case similar to all Maybelline eyeshadow palettes but in a burgundy colour.

If you like warm shimmery shades to wear not only in autumn but all year around (I know I will!), this palette is perfect for you and the price is also amazing. Value for money!!

The Technic Profinish Eyeshadow palette - Raspberry Edition* is a beautiful palette with a mix of 16 soft shades, nudes, browns, golds and the most beautiful dark berry and raspberry shade I've seen lately in an eyeshadow palette. 

They are soft, apply nicely and blend easily. The majority of the shades are highly pigmented whilst others not so much, but definitely buildable. There is a small fallout in the brush so it's best to brush it out before applying on your eyelids.

I think it is a lovely selection of shades for natural and also bold makeup looks. I like this palette because of the variety of shades and it would be perfect for travelling.

In comparison to the Maybelline palette, this one offers a wider range of shades and also more mattes and darker colours. #1 is a dark almost black grey shade and #2 is a dark plum shade, both ideal for smokey eye looks.

Overall, I really enjoy using both palettes and it's a great addition to my eyeshadow palette collection that is growing day by day :)

Have you tried any of these two palettes?

*I received these products for free but all opinions are my own and 100% honest.
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