Isn't there something about eye shadow palettes that just makes you feel like you need them all? With that being said they're one of the beauty products I can almost always convince myself I don't really need. The Naked Basics palette is the only one I own, though I've had my eye on quite a few for a while now...
Anyway, I'm trying to simplify and minimize this year so I finally ordered a z-palette from Amazon so I could store my loose eye shadows.
After watching a few videos and reading up on the instructions, it seemed like it was going to be super easy to depot my eyeshadows. It's something of a miracle that I didn't deeply wound myself using a knife trying to ply the shadows out of their pots! I found it
Getting the shadow out of the actual pot was a little bit easier, but still slightly tricky. I put a piece of foil on my straightener and placed the pod on top of that. It seemed like it went from not melting at all to being completely melted, but as long as you're checking often there shouldn't be any problems and the eye shadow does easily come out once you have the glue melted.
The z-palette came with stickers so you can write the names of the shadow on the back and quickly stick it on the bottom before the glue dries.
I got the small palette, which will fit 9 MAC eye shadows (I only have 5 so it was perfect)-- it's so sleek and takes up WAY less space so it was definitely a good purchase.
|L to R: naked lunch | soft brown | satin taupe | sable | vanilla|
Soft brown (matte) is one I picked up after hearing Jaclyn Hill talk about it so much. It's a nice crease or transition color. It's described as a golden peachy-brown & it definitely pulls very orange on me.
Satin Taupe (frost) is taupe with silver shimmer- the silver in it makes it more cool toned & sometimes I prefer more golds in eyeshadows.
Sable (frost) is my newest eyeshadow. It's a medium brown/bronze with a hint of plum. This has been an interesting shadow. Swatched on my hand I thought it was the prettiest shadow ever, but on my lids it's very reddish, so I still need to play around with it a little bit to see how I like to wear it.
Vanilla (velvet) was my first MAC eyeshadow and it's a great versatile shade. It's described as a peachy-ivory with reflects. It's a nice highlight color that's in-between being matte or frosted.
I have two single Urban Decay shadows that I might add in as well. I still have my eye on sumptuous olive, but I definitely DO NOT need any more eye shadow.
What are your favorites? Any shadows you've recently discovered?