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Best Cruelty Free Beauty Palettes

Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another Beauty Top 10s. This time we’re talking about our Top 10 Best Makeup Palettes for this year. It was HARD to decide on the ones that I felt were the best, but these were the 10 cruelty free makeup palettes that I came up with. All of these are currently available, except for the Aqualillies for tarte palette.

Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Eye and Cheek Palette

1. tarte Aqualillies for tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye & Cheek Palette – $38
I think this is one of the best palettes that tarte has ever created. All of the colors are ultra flattering. You can see my review of it here. You can see my video tutorial here. Unfortunately this was LE and is no longer available (though you may be able to find it on ebay). I absolutelyLOVE these palettes from tarte and I hope they continue to make more of them. They’re easy to travel with.

tarte coral crush palette review

2.  tarte Coral Crush Palette – $38
I absolutely love this cheek palette. The blush in it is perfect and stunning. The eyeshadow shades are even ones I’ve warmed up to. As I mentioned previously, I love this packaging. It’s easy to pack for a weekend away. Also, the highlighter is beautiful. See my review. You can see my video too.

NARS Adult Content Cheek Palette Review

3. NARS Adult Content Cheek Palette – $49
I’ve wanted this palette for months so I was really happy when I had the opportunity to purchase it at the Makeup Show Orlando. It contains blush shades I’ve always wanted to try but never picked up, plus Desire, which is one I have and love. Desire is a hot pink matte,  Zen is a neutral beige (can be used to contour cheeks), Miss Liberty is a soft shimmering peach (can be used as a highlighter) and Deep throat is a sheer peach with golden shimmer (can be worn on its own or blended with Desire for a custom pinky peach shade. This palette really gives you a ton of versatility for the cheeks and it’s compact and easy to fit into your everyday makeup bag. It’s awesome. See my NARS Love post and video.

Saucebox Cosmetics Forbidden Fruits Palette Review

4.  Saucebox Cosmetics Forbidden Fruits Palette – $39
I picked up this palette because I wanted a palette with burgundy, pinks and purples and it did not disappoint! I’ve got a review coming up with it. The shadows are great quality and huge for the price. See a look here.

Sigma Creme de Couture Eyeshadow Palette Review

5. Sigma Crème de Couture Palette – $32
This is the first purchase that I’ve made from Sigma in years. I finally decided to give them a chance after having an extremely positive experience with them at IMATS LA 2013. I’m happy to be able to recommend this all pastel matte palette. It’s perfect for hooded eyes and shading on the browbone to fake a crease (then darkening the outer crease with a deeper shade ). I love having an all matte palette. See my review and video. This palette won’t be around much longer, so if you’re interested snap it up soon! Also, it breaks down to $2/eyeshadow, which is a great deal.

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case review

6. Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case Palette – $44
I was ridiculously excited when Urban Decay released the Face cases this year! I love the Anarchy case because of the Quickie Blush and awesome highlighter. Also, the lip pencil Scandal is gorgeous. I also like all of the eyeshadows except for Provocateur. The packaging is gorgeous, too. It’s super easy to do a silver smoky eye with this set, which I find is one of the most flattering colors for my blue green eyes. See my review of Anarchy and Shattered here. You can watch the video here.

Urban Decay Shattered Face Case Review

7. Urban Decay Shattered Face Case Palette – $44
I’m a sucker for purples. It’s not a shock that I love the shades in the Shattered Face Case, as well as the packaging design. See my makeup tutorial featuring Shattered and Anarchy here.

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eye Shadow Book Review

8. Kat von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book Palette – $55
I LOVE this eyeshadow book from Kat von D. It’s got great eyeshadow colors that were created to be paired but also work well on their own. You can see my awesome video here. You can see my review here. You can see my green tutorial here. You can see my simple neutral tutorial here.

Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette Review

9. Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette – $46
This palette blew me away! It’s one of my all time favorite eyeshadow palettes from Too Faced and to me one of the best they’ve ever made. You can see my review and video here. See my green eyeshadow tutorial here. See  my blue cateye tutorial here. You can’t go wrong with this palette.

Too Faced Be Merry & Bright Palette Review

10. Too Faced Be Merry & Bright Palette – $45
I have a review coming up soon of this duo palette set. I absolutely love it and it’s my favorite of all the Holiday releases from Too Faced. The blushes are gorgeous. The eyeshadows are gorgeous. They’ve got their ‘look book’ suggestions on the hard side of the palette so they can never be lost. The product names are printed directly on the palette so you know what you’re using. I LOVE the palette design! It’s super sleek, lightweight and mess free. I sincerely hope that Too Faced makes more palettes in this style! Love it!

Top 10 Best Cruelty Free Makeup Palettes

What are your Top 10 Cruelty Free Beauty Palettes for 2013? Share in the comments below :)

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    • http://polishinsomniac.blogspot.com jbrobeck

      I am pretty sure I can’t live without the Shattered palette!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        agreed!

    • Cosmetic Sanctuary

      These are all great picks! Loving the Tarte items especially!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Glad you like!

    • Kim Porter

      I don’t own any of these. I would have liked to see Lorac’s pro palette up there

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I haven’t tried Lorac’s palettes. Is the pro your favorite?

        • Kim Porter

          Yes, it is.

    • http://PerilouslyPale.com/ Perilously Pale

      I still want that Tarte Aqualillies palette! So pretty!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I hope you can find it, it’s gorgeous.

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      I seriously need those UD face cases

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        They’re beautiful!

    • FabZilla_Kath

      Kat Von D is on my radar now!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Great stuff, I swear!

    • marciaf

      I always look forward to your lists since it’s like you make a shopping list that I need to follow. I bought the UD Vice 2 but now I’m sorry I didn’t get the Kat Von D. I’m sure I will at the next F&F though. Same with Too Faced Pretty Rebel.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yay! <3

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      That’s it- I have to get that sigma creme palette. It’s haunting me on every beauty blog I read!!!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I really like it :)

    • Beauty411

      I love the Urban Decay Shattered–need to check that out!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        it’s beautiful!

    • cindyprimebeauty

      I knew you would love TF Merry & Bright. I’ve been thinking about the tarte Coral Crush palette–I think it may be on sale somewhere or did I make that up?

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Check Ulta? I think they’re having a sale 20% off

    • erikatheicyone

      Great list. :)

    • http://www.beautifulmakeupsearch.com/ Beautiful Makeup Search

      I need those UD Face Cases!

    • telle

      alrighty, out of your top 10 palette lists…i have about half of these (how awesome! great minds thinks alike! and great bloggers make fabulous recommendations!)! i don’t have merry and bright b/c it isn’t available in canada (ulta exclusive) and i haven’t decided if i am going to try and order it yet via my most lovely sister in law. i may purchase UD’s shattered f.c. and am heavily contemplating sigma’s creme de couture palette….but i do have other priorities that i have to have, such as bareminerals…! :D and the most high of all props to saucebox- i LOVE how the red is pigmented– if you haven’t tried midnight blossoms, i highly recommend it, especially if you love forbidden fruits! :)

    • Harshleen

      Great list! Pretty Rebel palette from Too Faced is on my wishlist for sure!

    • polarbelle

      I love your choices!!! I love seeing what your 10 picks are. Super happy I have half but it also helps me to decide what else I want.

    • Sheila Arkee

      Great choices – I’ve never tried a Tarte palette but they’re on my “must try” list.

    • http://www.thepaintedrogue.wordpress.com Syirael

      *sigh* I would LOVE to have gotten that Sigma palette, and the Pretty Rebel one too (if for Miss Sparkles alone!). I might have to see if Sleek has a similar colour set to boost the pastel quota of my stash :-P (sorry for the necro comment, but I came here from your Twitter Flashback!)