Welcome to the 3rd instalment of my makeup declutter series!

 

 

For part 3 of my makeup declutter series, I tackled my eyeshadow palettes! This was probably the smallest section to declutter, however that made it no easier. Eyeshadow palettes are one of my favourite things to collect, and parting with them was no easy task. Watch my video to see which palettes I’m getting rid of, and why!

Don’t forget to check out the first 2 videos in the series:

Declutter Part 1: Eyeshadows, Eyeliners, and Mascaras 

Declutter Part 2: Lip Products 

What’s on my face:

Looking for the best (and affordable) ways to store and organize your makeup? Check out the post I just wrote all about it:

 

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I filmed this tutorial before in June before my surgery – and then thought I lost the footage! Luckily I found it and was able to finish – this look is a cooler toned makeup look using mainly the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette.

This is the last video I have before my nose surgery, so it’s definitely weird to see since it looks so different now! (Surgery post coming soon!)

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To read my full review on the new Naked Smoky palette, click here! Or you can see my quick, soft neutral look! 

With this look and my previous look, I wanted to show how versatile this palette is. For this look, I wanted to use the cooler tones of the palette.

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This look was very quick and easy to create.

I started by blending “Password” into the crease as a transition shade. I applied “Slanted” all over the lid, with a splash of “Armor” over top. I added “Dagger” and “Blackmarket” in the outer corner and crease, blending it inwards to meet Slanted. I focused Blackmarket on the outer v of the crease, just deepening it slightly to add some dimension. I added “Thirteen” to the inner corner and browbone as a highlight! On the lower lash, I blended “Blackmarket” on the outer corner, “Dagger” in the middle, and faded it inwards with “Slanted.”

Also wearing:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade “Dark Brown”
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Concealer
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner
  • Benefit Rollerlash mascara
  • Lise Watier Smokey Kohl Velours Liner – “Noir”

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 It’s hard to believe that a few years ago, my makeup collection was completely without palettes. It’s even more weird to think that the idea of an eyeshadow palette seemed intimidating and unnecessary. “Why would anyone need all those eyeshadows?” was an actual thought that crossed my mind when I was younger-a thought that now seems completely unfathomable as I look at my overflowing makeup drawers.

The first good quality eyeshadow palette that I got was the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. This was a complete game changer for me-suddenly I had all these different colours, and I was thinking and planning all the different looks that I could create with them.

In the last year, as my makeup addiction has grown, I’ve accumulated a few more palettes. After playing around with them all, I decided to make a post all about my current favourites!

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First and foremost, the Stila “In The Light” Palette.

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This is my absolute favourite. Words cannot even accurately describe my love for this palette. The colours are more on the neutral side, with a lovely range of neutral mattes, to warm-toned shimmers and cooler tones, as well as brown, and black. The textures of the shadows are phenomenal-“Kitten” especially. It’s rich and velvety, super pigmented, and blends beautifully. My favourite colours are “Kitten”, “Bliss”, “Sandstone”, and “Bubbly”.

These shadows can be used wet or dry-the brush can be dampened with water, or (as I prefer) with a spray of Mac Fix+.

The palette goes for around $50, but is worth every single penny. The shadows last such a long time, are so pigmented, and the palette also comes with a Smudge Stick (eyeliner).

Next up is the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

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I wasn’t overly impressed with this palette when I first purchased it, and it sat in my drawer unused for a while. Over the past couple of months I decided to give it another try, and recently fell in love with it! It really does have a gorgeous range of rose-toned shades, although as it is mostly all pink-toned, I can see why it might not appeal to everyone.

It’s a great palette for creating romantic and flirty looks, and is perfect for bridal makeup!

My favourite colours are “Dust”, “Limit”, “Nooner”, and “Blackheart”.

It is on the pricier side, ranging from $50-60. But it is a good investment if you’re looking for the perfect rose-toned palette.

Next is the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette:

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This is one of my favourites for a versatile, neutral palette that has a good range of colours. The mattes are so nicely pigmented-a little shadow goes a long way! The shimmer shades are gorgeous as well, however they do tend to have a stiff protective surface layer that can initially seem as though they aren’t pigmented-I assure you that if you rub the top layer off a bit, then the shadows work beautifully!

My favourite shades are S2, S3, M2, and M3.

The price is around $50, which is pretty average for a palette. If you’re just starting out in the makeup world and are looking for a great starter palette that will offer a wide range of looks and colours, this palette would be great for you!

Last, but definitely not least, is the MAC Kelly Osbourne “Bloody Brilliant” Quad.

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This quad is from the MAC Osbourne collection that came out a few months ago. It has gorgeous cool, purple-toned shades. You can read about it here!

My favourite shade from this quad is “Tickety Boo” which is a muted brown-toned plum.

Sadly this palette was limited edition and might be very hard to find now, but it is a great quad and if you can get your hands on it, I highly suggest it!

What are your favourite palettes?

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I purchased the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette when it first launched, and regretfully I admit that it sat in my cabinet collecting dust for a little while. Initially I wasn’t overly impressed with it-I know, it feels like blasphemy to say.

In the last couple of months, I decided to give it another try-and I am so happy that I did!

It really is a beautiful palette, and has been my go-to lately! It has such a lovely arrangement of rose and pink-toned shades. It is perfect for summer (and surely it will be gorgeous in winter too), and is ideal for bridal makeup as it can be used to create pretty and feminine looks.

A good friend of mine recently picked up the palette, and she asked if I had any advice as to looks that she could create with it. So I thought I would put together a quick and easy tutorial on my current favourite look!

This is more of a flirty, matte look, and can be tweaked in many different ways to suit your preference and style.

Products used:

-Smashbox 24 Hour Photofinish primer
-Mac “Soft Ochre” paint pot
-Mac “Wedge” eye shadow
-Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette: “Limit”, “Nooner”, and “Strange”
-Mac Penultimate Liquid Liner in “Rapid Black”
-Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal Mascara
-Ardell lashes cut in half
-NYX Wonder Pencil
-Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

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