It’s by no means a greater time than having to remain dwelling to appreciate that you simply don’t actually need that a lot make-up. I’ve not placed on a lick of make-up in over a month, and in truth, I haven’t missed it.
Does that make me a foul magnificence blogger to confess that? LOL 😛
In contrast to most individuals who weblog about magnificence and make-up, as a lot as I get pleasure from sporting make-up, I don’t significantly like dolling myself up for no specific purpose. I’ve all the time been fairly completely happy to stroll round with none make-up on, and I assume that’s simply my strategy to make-up. It’s a ‘going out’ factor for me, not a ‘keep at dwelling’ factor.
I’ve additionally taken the time to take inventory of the make-up I personal (far an excessive amount of!) and tried to reorganize them for after I finally use all of them once more, and I had a bit little bit of epiphany.
I’ve fallen out of affection with make-up palettes.
Make-up palettes are moveable, simple to make use of and worth for cash
I first fell in love with make-up palettes as a result of I discovered them to be good worth. Pay only one worth to have a palette with a number of colors you should use for eyes and cheeks? If that isn’t good worth, I don’t know what’s!
I used to purchase palettes very often. There would all the time be that one palette that caught my eye, whether or not or not it’s in cute packaging, or as a result of the colors appealed to me, or as a result of I felt drawn to them.
What I like about make-up palettes are:
- Make-up palettes are moveable – It’s really easy to hold a palette round versus singular merchandise. A slim compact with 4 eye colors beats carrying 4 particular person eyeshadow pots with their accompanying packaging. Ditto, a palette that homes merchandise you should use throughout your face. Typically, that is perhaps all you want – a powder, blush, eye color and if it so catches your fancy, a lip product.
- Make-up palettes are simple to make use of – One of many earliest make-up manufacturers I used to be launched to was MAC Cosmetics and the array of eyeshadow colors boggled my thoughts! Being a novice to make-up, I couldn’t inform which color appeared higher with which, or which color blends with which. A premade make-up palette takes care of that for you by pairing complementary colors in a single useful compact. That is the explanation why the City Decay Bare palette was such an enormous hit – a premade palette with 12 nude/impartial eyeshadows that complement one another? YES PLEASE!
- Make-up palettes are worth for cash – Whereas the content material of every pan in a compact palette is perhaps lower than if you happen to purchased it individually, it’s often higher worth for cash, as in comparison with shopping for all of it individually. Make-up palettes are a great way to learn to use make-up, with out breaking the financial institution an excessive amount of, since you’d have a number of merchandise and colors at your fingertips to experiment with. That is true, whether or not or not it’s an inexpensive price range model, or an costly luxurious model.
So, if I could make a case for make-up palettes, why have I fallen out of affection with them?
Giant multi use palettes will be too cumbersome and messy
The one sort of make-up palettes I’ll by no means ever purchase are people who comprise cream merchandise alongside powder merchandise. Ugh! Pet peeve!
I did make an exception as soon as, as a result of it was a second of weak point 😛
Some manufacturers, like Dior obtained intelligent by designing a canopy over their cream merchandise that have been housed along with their powder merchandise. An instance is their restricted version Carnet de Maquillage palette from the Grand Bal assortment in 2012.
They did the identical with their very very fairly minaudiere palette that was designed like a minaudiere clutch – does anybody keep in mind that fairly merchandise?
By the way, Dior used to make some actually lovely restricted version items for the Christmas/Vacation assortment. Some have been within the form of jewelry or purses, others have been particular palettes like this one. We don’t see it anymore will we?
However I digress.
I discover that for probably the most half, if a multi-use make-up palette is just too massive, containing too many colors or merchandise, it will possibly get very messy. The colors and powders generally tend to spill over and blend with one another, and it spoils my enjoyment of utilizing the product.
Have you ever additionally observed the way you’d use one color up extra shortly than one other? A noticeable dip or pan exhibiting on one color, whereas others look just about untouched can grate on my nerves too.
That stated nonetheless, this actually applies for me solely to massive multi-use palettes which have greater than 4 eyeshadow colors and a couple of blushes in them. I’ve by no means discovered a scenario the place I want something greater than this, and if I’m to be trustworthy, I not often, if ever, swap my blush colors round if I’m travelling or away from my make-up dresser.
What I desire as of late are singular eye palettes e.g. 3-4 complementary colors in a palette that I can lighten or deepen based on how I want them. I don’t thoughts carrying a separate blush palette or blush, and it’s really extra moveable to have a number of slim compacts, than one massive, cumbersome multi-purpose palette.
Giant eye palettes confuse me
Once I was a bit extra adventurous with color for eye make-up, one in all my favorite palettes was the City Decay fifteenth Anniversary eye palette.
There have been 15 colors in a palette, starting from some impartial shades, to some very shiny, vibrant colors. The standard was wonderful, it was good worth and it allowed me to experiment with color.
As of late nonetheless, I discover myself too confused when confronted with a ‘difficult’ eyeshadow palette like this one. When there are too many colors accessible to me, I don’t know which to make use of, and which could work. It additionally slows me down after I’m in a rush.
I used to contemplate a big eyeshadow palette ‘worth for cash’, since you get extra product and extra colors for a worth lower than what you’d in any other case pay individually. However I quickly realized that I wasn’t adventurous sufficient, nor inventive sufficient to mix greater than 2-3 colors at a go, and that I’d use the identical few colors on a regular basis!
For that reason, bigger eye palettes just like the Charlotte Tilbury Prompt Eye Palette that I hankered after for some time, baffle me. Whereas the colors are set out properly for ease of use, I discover it too unwieldy to make use of every day.
It is for that reason that I handed on an excellent sale worth for a restricted version Charlotte Tilbury Prompt Eye Palette that was launched final 12 months for the Holidays. I simply knew I wouldn’t get a lot, if any use of out it!
12 eye colors in a palette sound splendid in principle, however in observe, for the on a regular basis lady, it actually is much an excessive amount of. I’ve different bigger eye palettes I used to like, that I hardly use anymore, for a similar purpose – too overwhelming! 😛
My desire as of late lie, as above, with a small compact eye palette with 3-4 shades – simply sufficient for depth and lightweight, however with out being complicated. Possibly I’m simply too lazy to work out completely different colored eye appears to be like as of late, preferring to only keep on with the tried and true 😛
Blush or Face palettes can turn out to be useful
Whereas I like blush (it’s my favorite make-up merchandise, subsequent to lipsticks!) I don’t have many blush palettes. The reason being as a result of not many manufacturers made standalone blush or face palettes earlier than this.
Nevertheless, I do have a number of of the Hourglass blush and face palettes that they launch once in a while. It’s all the time an irrational buy since I already personal a number of, so I’m attempting to cease myself LOL! 😛
I prefer it once they embrace a face powder and a blush in a compact palette, as a result of it will possibly minimize down carrying one different merchandise. I get pleasure from utilizing Hourglass merchandise, so I like their Edit palettes which can be multi function. Nevertheless, I do additionally discover that they aren’t probably the most sensible palettes for journey or portability, because the compact is slightly massive, and the pan inside a bit small.
As with a big multi-use make-up palette, I’ve by no means discovered the necessity to use a special powder, spotlight, bronzer and blush color after I journey. I’m a really sensible traveller, so make-up is all the time at a minimal, and I’m completely happy to put on the identical make-up daily!
As I cleared up my make-up palettes, it struck me simply how little I take advantage of the bigger palettes, and the way way more I desire a small, compact palette for separate merchandise.
I don’t NEED anymore make-up, if I’m to be trustworthy. It doesn’t imply that I don’t or gained’t WANT anymore. Maybe, after this lockdown ends, and we’re capable of exit freely once more, I would even discover myself placing on extra make-up to make up for misplaced time.
However I do know that my future make-up palette purchases will probably be extra knowledgeable and extra effectively thought out, now that I do know my preferences. Whereas new make-up could also be a frivolous buy, it should, no less than, be one thing that I do know I’d use extra typically, than a big, worth for cash, all-in-one make-up palette that can collect mud in my drawer 🙂
Do you get pleasure from utilizing make-up palettes? What sort is your favorite?
I are likely to gravitate in the direction of eye palettes or cheek palettes. No lip palettes for me, no siree! 😛