roxystar4

I like black eyeshadow but...

I would love it if companies stopped putting it in almost every palette!  Not sure if you are like me, but I only use it sparingly and have to blend-blend-blend (I prefer to use a black eyeliner than eyeshadow for my lash lines).  I def use the lighter colors up faster.

Thanks for letting me rant innocently.

 

Which colors do you think companies need to stop duplicating in palettes?

kenny

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Agreed, I very rarely use black on myself. Another shade that companies like to use in palettes is some kind of teal/turquoise. While some are nice it's tougher to use and usually goes untouched. Although I think recently companies have stopped, apparently now they they have switched to black... At least black is easier to use than teal.

dannyc

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I remember when palettes never included black shadows, so I bought the KVD Beethoven platte, a single UD, a single NYX... now everything has black. It's annoying when I'm home, because I usually will use the UD single or the one in Beethoven.

HOWEVER.... I find it very convenient when traveling that I only need to take one palette & have a variety of choices when it comes to palettes because they all have one. Then I don't need to take any singles, or another palette just for one shade. 

I like to set my eyeliner with a black shadow, or mix it with purple shadows for a black smoke. 

Candy357

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Like on fb I just saw the new UD set, why do you need so many shades of
browns and tan colors!??! Come on.

sephoramusthave

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lol I actually love that about ud palettes---they generally have enough neutrals in there. I'm a neutral shadow kinda gal so I welcome as many shades of brown as possible, because I know that I will use them all and reach for them often.

annekevdb

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I feel the same way about black. I really really dislike chunky glitter in the black shadow. It takes me forever to use up a black shadow.

 

I also don't like super  white frosty shadows - its one of those things that I use in such tiny quantities that I really don't need more than a tiny pot to last years. 

kalex

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I find that annoying too.  Not everyone has the makeup collections we do though.  Somewhere out there are people who don't already have umpteen palettes.  (Weirdos.)

 

I typically just use it as a liner.  My favorite brush to use for the top lash line is the MAC 219.

poshified

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Amen! The worst is when they put a black eyeshadow right next to a lip color.

 

Urban Decay needs to stop putting Creep/Blackout/(insert different name for same black eyeshadow here) in their palettes.

warriorwitch

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My biggest pet peeve with UD palettes is that a lot of their "exclusive" shadows are exactly the same as the shadows in their regular line. Get me all excited and then its not new and shiny. :smileysad:

poshified

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Haha, I don't know which one I'd prefer: UD incorporating the same few eyeshadows in different palettes but keeping the names the same or UD adding the same eyeshadow shades but calling them differently.

roxystar4

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@posh I was actually thinking of UD most of this time. (and why the black with chunky glitter/sparkles that end up all over my face?).

 

 

poshified

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Right? As if cleaning the fallout from the black shadows wasn't enough, we have to deal with the glitter fest! lol

midnightangel

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Well I am a goth, so I use black eyeshadow all the time.

But I get what you mean...that's why I don't buy palettes. Most of the colors in palettes are shades I would never wear so it makes more sense for me to buy individual eyeshadows.

I agree that they need to stop putting black in shadow palettes though. The vast majority of people don't wear black eyeshadow.

marydiva

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I never ever ever ever use black in a normal or glam makeup look. I'm as white as a ghost so black would look gothic on me.  However, I did once use it for "zombie" Halloween makeup and a few fun artistic photoshoots! :smileyhappy:

I do agree though. If feel like sometime palettes just include black to take up space!

roxystar4

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ohh the white gets me too! I have 2 palettes where the white color is chalky and just terrible quality. 

 

I prefer a nude color over white.

carolang

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I hate it when white or a brow bone highlight color is 2x as big as the colors offered in a palette (too faced cough cough).. I never use a brow bone highlight personally but I do not need that much chalk white color! A transition color would be better suited for the larger spot.

ghkim

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I totally agree! And white too, I don't think I'll ever use up even one of these over the course of my lifetime.

Candy357

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I want a set that has every color, meaning ONE of each. Not 3 shades of purple. So like one blue, teal, purple, pink, silver, gold, brown, white, black, etc. Like a crayon box.

roxystar4

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i think I also get annoyed when companies put very very similar colored shadows in palettes and rename them differently. 

vanillammm

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Yes! I get really annoyed by that, too!

vanillammm

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I like to get an eyeliner brush wet and use the black shadow as an eyeliner.

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