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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Asking For a Friend - Do It All Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes

Asking For a Friend - Do It All Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes

Today I got up, went for a large walk not really to burn calories but to clear my mind, came home and realised that my make-up stash vastly needs downsized - namely my obsession with neutral toned eyeshadows. At every turn I have an overwhelming amount of brown based powder palettes all of which are half used at best.

You see the problem is that as much as I love a great neutral eyeshadow palette, I very seldom if ever like every shade within the kit. I have all matte palettes (Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 is the one), all shimmer based palettes (Urban Decay Naked is the clear winner), combinations of both, palettes more suited for night wear and of course more day/office options than you can shake a stick at but nothing that covers all bases. The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette came this close to fulfilling my dreams but due to my fickle tendencies no Cuban rewards were doled out. Yes I have MAC 15 pan neutral palettes which do essentially do it all but gosh are they less than travel friendly.

So I ask, pen and pad firmly in hand do you have any recommendations. Do you have an all singing, all dancing neutral eyeshadow palette that you would recommend to a friend in need, a friend in need of one heck of a clear out...
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39 comments:

  1. Wish I could help ..but I've got exactly the same problem! Every time a new neutral palette launches I think "this will be it, this is the one I've been searching for" but after a few weeks I'm already lusting after something else!
    ABlogByPhilippa

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  2. You're so right, it's hard to find a brown based palette that is fully satisfying but at the end of the day the 'Urban Decay Naked Basics 2' one is amazing like you said :)

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    itsnatt.blogspot.com

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  3. I love collecting palettes as well and sometimes just need it for the looks. I really want to get the Naked Basics palette though.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  4. I really want to try both of the Naked Basics palettes, they seem perfect for everyday.

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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  5. I recommend the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. It's got a really good mix of well pigmented easy to blend mattes and shimmers. It's neutral with a couple wearable pops of colour. I think I prefer to my Naked palette!

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  6. I'd suggest maybe trying a too faced wrong, and this might be a long shot but maybe you could make your own Mac one! It would take while but at least then you'd be picking the colours xx

    www.dimpl3dbrunette.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I think the new Tarte palette looks amazing but like you, I feel like I've got so many palettes now its getting silly. I love them all but feel awful that I don't use them all regularly!

    Jess | www.0ldtricks.com x

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  8. I have a similar problem! I've been daydreaming about depotting my favorite shades from the Naked palettes into a small Z palette.

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  9. I really want one as well, I actually would love to try out the naked 2 basics, need to get my hands on it! x

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

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  10. Id definitely recommend the Two Faced Chocolate Bar palette. It has mattes and shimmers in both dark and light shades! I love it!
    Xxx

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  11. Why not try creating a custom palette from somewhere like Mac? I have the two of the quads atm and love the fact that the shades are exactly what I want!x

    Blushhx

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  12. I think the only real option is to make your own MAC palette. Though my favourite (not particularly netural) is Smashbox Double Exposure! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

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  13. Have you tried building your own mini palette?
    Urban decay and MAC both have palettes you can build yourself. So you can pick which colours you like the best and keep them handy. They aren't too big either, so traveling with them isn't too hard!

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  14. I completely agree! Whenever I see a new palette, I buy it without thinking about all the other ones I have at home! Being able to build your own palette would be such a good solution x
    http://whiteshirtchic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Love the shades in this palette

    Alisha x
    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. i really enjoy using the lorac pro palette and the narsissist palette. i honestly have felt like i don't need any other eyeshadows with these two palettes.

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  17. I love Kiko essential brown palette. Perfect for every day x

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  18. I love using my MAC quads as you can mix and match fairly easily - so maybe depot your 15 pan palette into quads? I can't think of just one palette that does it all! x
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I quite like the Barry M Natural Glow 2 palette - nice and compact to carry around with me. I actually don't wear neutral shades that often though, so it's UD's Vice 3 that REALLY has my heart in the world of palettes!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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  20. This is actually something I need help with as well, so I'm definitely going to be scouring the comments section for suggestions!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  21. The Balm Matte Nude palette is quite good, but even then I don't use every shadow in there. I wish I could just pick and choose my favourite things from all the neutral palettes and make a super nude palette haha. The dream. x
    http://thewhimsicalfox.blogspot.com.au

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  22. I always seem to reach for the Stila Eyes are the Window Palette in Soul. It's got matte shades, shimmer shades, glitter shades, all in variations of browns and plums. If I want an extremely simple eye look, I go for the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette.

    Tweezers and Tongs

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  23. I have the original Naked palette but I really want to try both of the Naked Basics palettes, they seem perfect for everyday looks <3 x

    www.monochromeroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I love Urban Decay palettes, my MAC quad and MUA palettes - especially those which are dupes for UD ones - I always take them traveling because they're light, OK in terms of packaging and even if they smash it's £4 instead of £37. ;)

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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  25. I recommend the Naked Basics like in the picture, or that I would get individual eyeshadows from KIKO, they're beautiful and pigmented! :)

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  26. I would say the Naked palette, but I would also recommend the Mac 15 Palette.. then buy a 4 single holder, so when you are on the move they can move with you :)

    Erin || Make Erin Over

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  27. Kiko have some great palettes, the quality and price of their eyeshadows are amazing!

    Lucy | Ooh La Luce

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  28. I just ordered the Makeup Revolution What You Waiting For palette as I'm hoping that will be my 'do it all' palette! I get what you mean about the MAC 15 pan, I wonder if the customisable Inglot palettes are easy to travel with?
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

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  29. I built my own UD one! Not the cheapest option, but it means there isn't any wastage. Custom looks like the way to go

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  30. Currently obsessed with the too faced natural eyes pallete! If you like champagnes and brown neutrals! Has matter and beautiful shimmers and the texture is so buttery great colour pay off! Packaging isn't too big either it's just beautiful in my eyes :) xx

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  31. I don't have a recommendations but find that I reach for my own customized MAC palette over everything else, no wasted shades in there! x
    Becoming Becca

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  33. I would definitely recommend the Too Faced chocolate bar palette, I have tons of palettes but this is my favourite!

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  34. I just ordered this Stila palette which looks like it would cover most looks. You can't order it from the UK though which sucks http://www.stilacosmetics.com/product/nouveau+natural+eye+shadow+palette.do?sortby=ourPicks

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  35. Following you now, hope you follow me back! :)

    Katja from Slovenia

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  36. I've been itching to get my hands on the Tarte Tartelette palette, matte shadow goodness!

    Bry x
    http://www.bryonylaura.com/

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  37. I think you are right in thinking that this is one of the best! I am yet to find better!
    Jennie Emma
    xxx

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