Becoming a minimalist is helping me identify what I like and what I don’t. I really like makeup but I’m not a big fan of eyeshadows. I usually reach for a certain palette and a certain color all of the time. I had 12 eyeshadow palettes.
These three palettes, I decided to trash. They are all very old and I never use them. I kept them because I told myself that I would use them because they had neutral colors but I never reach for them. They have no purpose in my life and they are too old to give away so in the trash they go.
I won the Eyes Lips Face (ELF) and Sedona Lace palettes in a giveaway. I have really tried to use them but there’s too many colors (88) in the ELF palette to choose from. I’m never going to use this palette to its capacity because I don’t like colorful eyeshadows. I am a neutral eyeshadow girl. The Sedona Lace palette has 4 eye shadows and there is only one color that I would use. I would only use the cooper eye shadow but I decided to let it go because I haven’t reached for it in a long time. The other two NYX palettes were purchased from HauteLook a year or more ago and I have only used them about 5 times. These palettes are new and nothing is wrong with them so I am giving them away to my sisters.
This is my keep pile. I am a neutral girl. My Urban Decay palette although, it has 3 colors I won’t ever use, it has 3 colors that I really love. The 3 I hate are a shimmery mess. Yuck! The Stila and Missy Lynn BH Cosmetics palette have not been used but they are full of neutral colors. The two smaller palettes, ELF and Wet n Wild are colors that I love and reach for all of the time.
Again, it wasn’t difficult for me to part with these palettes. I have 5 palettes that I love and I won’t be purchasing any thing else without giving something away. Moving forward, whenever I decide to purchase another eyeshadow palette, it will never have more than 8-10 eyeshadows. And I would also go to a brand where I can buy individual colors or a brand where I can make a palette with color I love.
Do you have a particular brand that you love? What colors do you usually reach for?