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Eyeshadow Haul and A New Perspective on Eyeshadows Palettes

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Hey everyone!

I've bought a lot of single eyeshadows recently and wanted to share photos of my haul and some thoughts on eyeshadow palettes.

When it comes to eyeshadow palettes, I've been feeling both overwhelmed by the sheer quantity yet underwhelmed feeling like so many are repeats or follow the same "neutrals with a pop" theme. People's expectations about eyeshadow palettes and its usability seems to have changed over time. Nowadays it feels like people expect a palette to create a complete look but its inevitably a flawed thought when the idea of a "complete" look requires a brow bone highlight and midtone neutral brown for the crease and that usually means you'll have a lot of repetition across brands or colors that might not suit many skintones. 

Looking at recent palette launches 
made me realize that I was tempted by one or two eyeshadows but I can't rationalize buying the palettes for those few colors. These thoughts combined with looking at this wonderful curated palette of singles on MakeupAddiction reminded me that single eyeshadows do exist which inspired me to try to create an Everyday Singles Palette. This type of palette is something that can change depending on my tastes but can still be a core collection of products. I'm not new to single eyeshadows, especially single eyeshadows that come in pan form but they definitely fell by the wayside over time. 

Here are the single eyeshadows I purchased from Coloured Raine (today the 8th is the last day for their 30% off sale!) and Colourpop


Eyeshadows Haul and A New Perspective on Eyeshadows Palettes

I started off wanting to dupe EBB, the olive green from the Colourpop Good Sport palette and came across Coloured Raine's Side of Olives and ordered a few shades. I then ordered a few Colourpop shades from that palette I saw on MakeupAddiction and ended up with an empty refillable palette. In total, I got ten single eyeshadows from Colourpop and seven eyeshadows form Coloured Raine. Combined with my previous collection of eyeshadow singles, I'm able to create a collection that suits me and my makeup needs for now.

First Row: Colourpop Bel Air, Glass Bull, Labyrinth, Lay Low, Made to Last
Second Row: Colourpop Paper Tiger, Pretty Cruel, Snake Eyes, Team Captain, Wake Up Call
Third Row: Coloured Raine Downtown, Glamour, Gingerbread, Moments, Native, Side of Olives, Unbothered


Eyeshadows Haul and A New Perspective on Eyeshadows Palettes - Portrait of Mai

I'm still in the process of curating my Everyday Singles Palette but I'm happy with what I have added to my collection so far.

If you want to build your collection of single eyeshadows, here are some brands to look at: Coloured RaineColourpopInglotMAC, Makeup GeekNabla (haven't tried yet), Sugarpill, SydneyGraceCo (haven't tried yet)

If you need a resource for an empty palette: Book of Shadows (haven't tried yet), ColourpopMAC, Saucebox

By no means am I deluding myself into thinking I will never buy another eyeshadow palette again but I do feel like I'll be able to think more critically and figure out whether the palette contains colors I will actually wear vs. colors I want to have in my collection. 



Do you like to use single eyeshadows? Are there any palettes you find to be interesting so far?

Disclaimer: I purchased the eyeshadows and palette myself. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated by any of the brands mentioned. The post contains affiliate links which provide me with a commission based off your use of the link when making a purchase.

Colourpop Brow Boss Gel vs. Glossier Boy Brow: Comparison, Swatches, and Review

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Today I have a review of the Colourpop Brow Boss Gel in Soft BlackColourpop has been expanding their brow range over the years, coming out with different brow pencils and brow pomades but they only had a clear brow gel for the longest time. Now they finally listened to consumers and released colored versions of their Brow Boss Gel. I love a good brow gel and given that they made one in the shade Soft Black, I was down to try it.

Given that the original Brow Boss Gel sounded like a dupe to Glossier's Boy Brow, I decided to compare it to the Boy Brow in Black and see how similar it really was.
Click through to see my review, see swatches, and a comparison of both!

Revolution x The Emily Edit - The Wants Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review, and a Warning

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Today I'm going to be talking about the Revolution x The Emily Edit The Wants Eyeshadow Palette. I'm not even sure where I should start because I have so many feelings about this eyeshadow palette. EmilyNoel83 is a Youtuber I have been watching for years; she's a brilliant speaker, thorough reviewer, and has such an amazing work ethic. She's someone who's not afraid to speak her mind and tell you when something is not worth it and she's still a positive light in the community. She collaborated with Makeup Revolution for two palettes, an eyeshadow palette (The Wants) and an eye and face palette (The Needs). 


Revolution x The Emily Edit - The Wants Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review
Revolution x The Emily Edit - The Wants Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches, Review

This palette looked wonderful and I'm always happy to get an opportunity to support someone who I've enjoyed watching the community. However, there is something that's coming up that's important to know before buying.

Click through to read my thoughts, see swatches, and my warning before purchasing.

BH Cosmetics x ItsMyRayeRaye Palette - Swatches, Review, and Photos

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Today I have a review of the BH Cosmetics x ItsMyRayeRaye Palette. This palette isn't a new release, launching about a year ago but I wasn't really tempted until I saw Nisipisa do a travel makeup look with this palette. After that, I saw it on sale at my local ULTA for 50% off so I figured it was a sign to try it.
BH Cosmetics x ItsMyRayeRaye Palette - Swatches, Review, and Photos
BH Cosmetics x ItsMyRayeRaye Palette - Swatches, Review, and Photos

I've only owned one BH Cosmetics palette before (their Foil Eyes palette) and none of the mattes so I wasn't sure what to expect. Click through to read my thoughts, see swatches, and more photos!