Guess who's back, back, back, back again. Okay enough of that, I'm back and today I thought I would show you what is in my Z palettes. I've done posts showing little individual small makeup geek hauls but today I thought I would show you all the shadow I have. I have a couple of MAC shadows in my lilac palette as I am hoping that by putting them in my palette I am going to use them more.
So lets start of with the black palette.
Row 1 ¦
Left to Right -
Vanilla Bean - This is an almost matte cream highlight shade which works really well for a subtle highlight but is also a brill shade to use to neutralise the lid
Shimma Shimma - Pink toned highlight shade with a metallic finish, this one is perfect for a quite intense highlight although it can be sheered out a little for a less intense finish.
Beaches'n'cream - This is a light orange-y brown cream shade, it's quite warm and is perfect for a all over the lid shade.
Peach Smoothie - This one is a lighter more peach version of Beaches'n'cream, I find this one is the most perfect transition and blending shade and I always find myself reaching for it.
Crème Brule - This shade is a light warm brown shade, it's one of those real basic shades that I find myself reaching for more than I thought I would.
Cinderella - This one is a medium pink shade with plenty of shimmer in it, I absolutely love this one all over the lid with Cupcake in the crease.
Cupcake - This one is a stunning matte medium dusty rose shade, I love using this one in the crease to add a little bit of colour to an eye look.
Row 2 ¦
Unexpected - A matte grey lilac shade that works well as a subtle crease shade.
Twilight - This one is a slightly darker shimmery version of unexpected, I actually really like to pair the two together for a subtle purple eye.
Purely Naked - A warm medium brown shade with a peachy undertone, this shade does have some shimmer in the pan however it is so finely milled it is barely noticeable on the lids.
Latte - Medium brown with a very slight warm undertone, it is a darker shade than purely naked and has much less warmth to it.
Bleached Blonde - This is a very cool toned gold shade, it is so stunning and metallic and makes a beautiful all over the lid shade.
Glamourous - A very warm gold shade, this one is not only much warmer than Bleached blonde but it is also much darker.
Frappe - This is similar to latte however it has a lot more warm tones to it, also when swatched it is a little lighter than latte.
Row 3 ¦
Mango Tango - This shade is absolutely incredible, for someone who doesn't wear colour this is pretty out there. It is a stunning pinky coral shade which looks incredible in the crease.
Cosmopolitan - This one is one of my favourite shades, it is the most incredible metallic rosy shade with lots of gold shimmer. On the lid it looks absolutely incredible especially with a black in the crease.
In the spotlight (Foiled shadow) - This is the only foiled shadow I have purchased so far. It is a stunning peachy shimmery shade, I personally like to press this all over the lid with Mango tango in the crease for a super warm corally eye look.
Goddess - This is a similar shade to Cosmopolitan however it is much less metallic. There is a little bit less pink in it but otherwise it is very similar in shade.
Cocoa Bear - This is just the best warm brown crease shade, it's completely matte and just works well with basically any neutral look.
Sensuous - This one is a medium purple shade which works well as a crease shade for a light purple look but also as a lid shade for an intense purple smokey eye.
Mocha - This shade is a fairly neutral chocolate brown shade which again makes a really lovely crease shade, again it is a completely matte shade.
Row 4 ¦
Bada Bing - A really dark fairly cool toned brown with lots of gold shimmer in it.
Bitten - Medium metallic cranberry shade, I really love to pair this one with Cinderella and Cupcake for a pinky smokey eye.
Cherry Cola - This one is a completely matte brown toned burgundy which I sometimes use in place of a black if I'm wearing a fairly dark eye look.
Burlesque - This one is another burgundy shade which in the pan looks similar to Bitten however it is must more of a purple toned burgundy than a red toned one like Bitten. It is also a much more metallic shade.
Drama Queen - A very dark metallic true purple with a fairly neutral undertone.
Corrupt - A matte black.
Moving onto the Lilac palette -
Row 1 ¦
All That Glitters (Mac) - This is such a massively hyped shadow, it's a warm peachy light shade which is a lovely all over the lid shade.
Mai Tai (Duochrome eyeshadow) - I have no idea how to describe this shade it is honestly incredible. It's a really pretty pink in some lights whilst in other it's a lot more orangey pink.
Chickadee - This is an incredible yellowy orange which is completely matte, I'm not 100% sure how I am going to wear this yet but I'm excited to play around with it.
Casino - Another gold shade, this one is somewhere in between Bleached blonde and Glamourous. It is a very warm gold which is a little lighter than Glamourous. This makes an incredible all over the lid shade.
Poppy - This is a red orange shade which looks so cool in the crease again to add a little pop of colour.
Morocco - This is a true dark orange shade which I haven't tried again although I am vey excited to give it a go.
Roulette - A metallic coppery shade which honestly looks so incredible on the lid with a bit of black in the crease for a super easy smokey eye.
Row 2 ¦
Patina (Mac) - I honestly don't really have much of an opinion on this shade, it's a fairly cool toned brown shade but I just don't find that it translates onto the lid.
Woodwinked (Mac) - A warm light coppery gold shade, again not a shade I reach for as I find it lacks the pigment.
Wild West - A very warm red brown shade, the colour really reminds me of the colour of a dark clay. It works really lovely in the crease. This one is a matte shade.
Brownie Points - This is a cool taupe-y brown shade which is completely matte.
Satin Taupe (Mac) - Another massively hyped shade. I do like this one however I don't find myself reaching for it as it is so cool toned. It's a purple-y taupe shade which looks really pretty all over the lid.