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An Alluring Purchase

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I’m not normally a huge fan of big makeup palettes that have a ton of shades in them. For one thing, they’re usually massive and unwieldy, so they’re hard to store and impossible to take with you. Plus, when there are that many colors in one package, there are bound to be a lot of awful ones in there that I would never wear, so it almost seems stupid to buy that palette instead of putting the money towards what might be a smaller, one that I know I’ll get more use out of. But all that changed when I saw the new Allure Beauty Editor Palette by Sephora.

The palette is a collection that was created with the beauty experts at Allure magazine (one of my favorite beauty bibles). It has a total of five different color collections that were personally selected by Allure’s Editor-in-Chief and her beauty editors, so that means you can be sure that there aren’t any garish or unwearable shades in it. Each of the color collections has a different color theme: All Fun No Sun has a mix of coppers, bronzes and browns, while Where There’s Smoke has smoky charcoals and grays that are perfect for a night out on the town. Each collection has six eye shadows, a blush or a bronzer, and a lip gloss, so it’s basically everything you need to do a full face of makeup once you’ve put on your tinted moisturizer or foundation. The really great and innovative thing about the palette, though, is that it comes with the main palette and also a portable compact, so if you go away for the weekend or just want to take a few colors with you for the day, you can just pop that specific collection out of the main palette and into the compact. Super easy and totally portable! Why don’t more of the bigger palettes have this option? It would make them so much more worth it to me.

I’ve saved the best for last though: The entire palette is only $34. $34! For all that makeup! If you’re looking to beef up your color stash, this is definitely a great way to do it. I was totally sold on it after reading all the five-star reviews on Sephora’s website, and ran over to Sephora to grab it this weekend, but it was all sold out in my store, so I’ll have to either order it online or venture to another store next weekend. I can’t wait!

Read more of Stacey’s musings at The Daily Obsession.

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