Question of the Day: Do you like to use palettes or single eyeshadows for your makeup?

Hello, gorgeous!

There is a huge variety of eyeshadow combinations nowadays. Your favorite eyeshadows could come in a form of a palette that combines different amount of eyeshadows or be single shadows that you can use to compliment your eye look. I wonder what do you tend to use more often? Do you prefer doing your eye makeup look with an eyeshadow palette where you have several colors to work with? Do you reach for your favorite single shadows for a more simple look? Or maybe you combine them all together?

As for me I cannot decide between all these options. Even though makeup palettes are extremely convenient – they are usually very neutral or basic where you normally have everything to do a natural eye makeup look. But I love to add something more to my makeup and more often than not I grab my favorite single eyeshadows (or eyeshadow duos) to add sparkle or a burst of color and to make my look fresh and alive.

I would love to hear what you think! Please share your thoughts and ideas in the comments down below!

Thank you very much for your attention.

Have an amazing day!

Hugs and kisses,

Dorothea


Products featured on the photo: Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft and Sexy Eye Shadow Collection, Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Callisto, Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Kauai, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Shattered, Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Space Cowboy

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Author: dorotheabeauty

INSPIRATION | MAKEUP | LIFESTYLE

39 thoughts

  1. I used to have a ton of different palettes. I found that I ended up neglected a lot of shadows or palettes because I was too lazy to open up all of them every day. So I depotted them all into a large magnetic tin and mix & match all sorts of shadows now. 🙂

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    1. When traveling we have to take less makeup and I prefer taking small eyeshadow duos so that I have a good combination of colors on the go 🙂 Basically it’s what you are taking with you. Thanks for sharing! 😀

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  2. I used to love single shadows and building up a collection but because of the range of palettes out there now with so many beautiful colour co-ordinating shades I find myself stocking up on palettes now 🙂 Just makes life so much easier and organised!! Great post, Karen xo

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    1. Another vote for palettes! A very useful makeup item – I believe I use palettes daily, but from time to time I tend to add some color of special effects and then I reach for single eyeshadows 😀

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    1. Face palettes tend to be a little problematic, because when eyeshadows work – then the powder or blush doesn’t. Naked on the Run palette seemed a little bulky to me, so I skipped this one. On swatches it looks pretty neutral and as I already own two out of three naked palettes – I wasn’t that interested in eyeshadows. But I believe that blush, bronzer and highlight are pretty nice though you can get them separately that seems a bit more logical. But eye pencil, mascara and lipgloss could definitely justify the purchase if you really need such a palette and you spend a lot of time traveling 🙂

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  3. Palettes are convenient. Everything is in there but there are days that I just need a little touch on my eyes and one favorite single eyeshadow is all I need 😀 thanks for great topic

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    1. Thanks a lot! I also have a couple of single eyeshadows that I feel comfortable wearing alone! Or maybe add some crease color – lately I can’t skip this step – it makes such a difference to the look:)

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  4. Palettes all the way for me too! I barely even own any single eyeshadows anymore–just some that I got from indie makeup brands that ONLY sell single shadows.

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    1. So true! Eyeshadow palettes seem to be forcing out single eyeshadows 🙂 But the main problem with the eyeshadow palettes is that shades are pretty neutral and unified that limits the creativity of the look. Single eyeshadows allows you to mix more colors, textures and finishes and not to stick to a specific color theme.

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