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Perfect Palette

I’m actually not a big fan of palettes (particularly eyeshadow palettes). I don’t tend to reach for them and there’s always a color or 2 that’s “off”. Though, they can be quite enticing mainly because of price and travel. I mean, how much easier is it to grab a palette (or 2 or 3…) than it is to grab 12 individual shadows? I recently got rid of many of my palettes, but somehow many have made it back into my life. Here’s my answers to the perfect palette tag. I tried to keep my responses short, so if additional information/clarification is needed, please ask. I like pictures better than words.

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best packaging

Hourglass got me on this because I love that they fit 3 cute little face powders just the right size into a sleek, adorable compact. It’s easy to carry with you, pretty colors, modern & yet oddly unique. Hourglass Ambient Light is my winner, but I also love their packaging that flips around. So innovative.

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best color payoff

Chanel Raffinement won this because I even remember when I swatched this. I remember saying something like “holy shit!” out loud in Nordstroms. Chanel quads can be hit or miss, this was a hit and the start of them making some excellent quads. I also highly recommend Lancome shadows but missed the mark on a photo… oops. Those are super smooth and have great color payoff. Really, it’s more of a tie.

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most versatile

I never use this, but of all my palettes this is probably the most versatile I own. Nice eye colors, easy cheek color & lip gloss all in one. I should probably use this… someday.

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best for travel

Clinique 8-pan palette. Next.

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biggest regret

Easily the Clarins Essentials palette. Only because I’m allergic to the shadows, not for any other reason. I keep it around because I can use it occasionally. It’s quite sad I can’t use it more often because I think it would become a staple.

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best names

I had to go with Urban Decay Naked 3. Mainly because a lot of my palettes don’t include names. Most include numbers, if you’re lucky. I love Mugshot, Trick & Nooner in particular.

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least used

Inglot, hands down. I bought this over a year ago and can probably count the times I’ve used it on my left hand. Or right, whichever you prefer – they have the same number. I think my biggest mistake was many of the colors I wanted were gone. I shouldn’t have settled; I should have ordered online later. My need for instant gratification caved and I ended up with a palette I rarely use.

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most used & loved

I went with Tom Ford on this. This would probably be my current most loved/used palette I have. I always go back and I always think about this palette. I think that’s a good sign. While it’s not the easiest to work with, I love the way my eyes look when I have it on. Hot damn I’m beautiful! Thanks, Tom!

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desert island

I can just picture it now: me, a mint julep and Laura Mercier. It’s got vanilla nuts and fresco for crying out loud. Plus, I think I could apply with my fingers – most likely an essential skill when stranded on a desert island.

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honorable mention

So I completely forgot to add this to anything, but brought it out because I love it. So, yeah. Nars One Night Stand. It makes you look classy. I like that. Bronzer, highlighter and orgasms all in one place. Who could ask for more?

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That’s all! My 10 chosen palettes for you to admire. If you did the tag, please leave your YouTube channel or blog post in the comments. Though I’m not a huge palette fan, I’m seriously addicted to this tag. It’s so interesting to me for whatever reason.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Kim Gritton

    I agree with you about paletts but I keep buying them….Chanel Raffinement is my favorite. Although packaging is a beauty in its self, I found that if I depot the eye shadows and place in a z palette, I’m more likely to use it. I depot more singles and quads vs larger palettes like LM. I enjoy your videos and blogs. Your hard work shows! Thanks, Kim

    December 27, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    • Reply Andie

      I should depot, but I just can’t bring myself to take things out of pretty packaging! haha. I think I’d benefit from depotting my burberry eyeshadows in particular, but I just can’t!! Thanks for coming and reading & watching. Trying to be good about posting and doing videos. I was looking back and thinking all the times I got lazy and shouldn’t have!! Even my husband was like “man, I wish you documented that” haha

      December 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm

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