More and more eye palettes have taken the turn into Crazy Expensive Land lately. I remember back in the kinder, gentler times when an $85 Tom Ford quad would make my eyes bug out like a cartoon Karen, but now when I’m at Sephora or browsing their website, I see eyeshadow palettes by Natasha Denona for $129, $169 and $239, and her line isn’t the only one with a pricey premium. There’s also a 10-pan eyeshadow palette from Pat McGrath Labs that’s $125, among others that are getting up there in price.
I love high-end makeup as much as the next Chanel/Tom Ford/Hourglass enthusiast, but there HAS to be an upper limit, especially for a pre-populated palette with at least one or two colors I’ll never use (because #truth).
My upper limit is $100, and that’s just to even consider it. I might go as high as $125 if I have complete control over all of the colors, I love the finishes and formulas, and the palette has at least 12 shades.
What about you? Do you have an upper limit when it comes to eye palettes? How much is too much for a palette?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Ah… My hands smell like Christmas.
I love the Method hand soaps at Target. They get the gunk off my hands but don’t dry out my skin, and I wash my hands — seriously, I’m not kidding — maybe 20 times a day.
Anyway, I found this LE holiday “flavor” at Target called Frosted Fir that smells exactly like a 🎄 Christmas tree. If you’re at Tar-ghay running last-minute holiday errands and you see this on the shelf, grab it, sniff it. It’ll be like you’re walking through a pine forest.