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What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Usually, I can make a palette work for me, but the Smashbox Heatwave Palette is just not doing the trick for me. The colors are pretty, but they go on really light. Plus the fallout is ridiculous.

 

I bought it a long time ago, so I'm gonna have to MsGyver this bad boy and use some colors with other palettes I have to make it work.

 

I guess I can try it wet, too. I haven't done that yet.

 

What eyeshadow palette to you regret purchasing?

 

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Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

I have this palette and regret it for different reasons (see below) but wanted to say: I didn't realize the purple was supposed to be a duochrome! That's a little sad that I had no idea but it explains what's supposed to make it different from the purples in Sinner.

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

I'm sure I'll be in the minority here but the Anastasia Beverly Hills Catwalk palette was a TOTAL fail. The packaging is gorgeous the product is not. Poorly pigmented, tons of fallout, chalky, powdery & last about an hour with primer .The other one I regret a bit but not nearly as much as the ABH one Is, the Sephora holiday palette. The colors are gorgeous but they're very dry feeling. I need several layers for the color to show & I'm fair skinned. These were both first purchases from these brands.  I learned my lesson. anything that I don't see up close first I don't order unless I  have other products in that category from that line.

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Also Smashbox Heatwave.  I rushed in to grab it when it was first released (they hadn't even put it out on the shelves yet), but cannot get a look that I really like with it.  It looks gorgeous in the palette, and the colours swatch well. It just poops out on my eyes.  

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

UD Smoked, it just doesn't work on me.  

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

It's Naked 2 for me too. I find the colors boring, unflattering and difficult to work with. I have a lot of eye shadows and this palette creates the most fallout I have ever experienced. I get always get a fairy face after applying. 
I have no idea why I didn't return it.

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I love that term, "fairy face"!

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

I was having the same problem with the fallout, so I switched to sponge applicators (like in drugstore eyeshadows) and it really helped the problem.

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Any Kat Von D palette, I bought a few and then returned them a few weeks later. Awful fallout, chalky, terrible pigmentation. Exchanged them for some UD!Smiley Happy

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

  • Naked 1 
    - The colors looked realli nice, pretty and useful in the palette, but on the eyes, they were all just metallic-ey glitters that almost didn't show their colors. 
  • MAC 
    - everyone said Mac had great eye shadows it seemed, so I went and bough a quad palette with Rice paper, Shroom, Honey lust and espresso. 
    - they look so ever different from when I saw them in stores. the lighting at MAC is so deceiving. Rice paper is very ugly and the color payoff isn't that great either. goes on uneven too. 
    - they also don't blend very easily, goes on sheer and just doesn't pop the eyes 

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Oh man, Shroom is my fave inner corner highlight!

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Ive never had a prob with MAC lighting or issues with their shadows. I have all of those colors and use them on a regular basis.

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

I'm not much of a MAC fan, but I have heard that MAC eye palettes are awful and completely different from the single shadows (and the single shadows are much better)

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Ah! Maybe this is where the mishap happened! I have a pro palette and just get a refillable one! 

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

this is exactly the case!  The brush sets they sell at the holidays are also not near as good as the individual brushes

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Lorac unzipped... its okay, but the shimmery shades (especially the darker ones) give me so much fallout that I have to redo my foundation sometimes. The lightest highlight color is the only color I'd rebuy... It's awesome. But for the price I wish I went with something else. The colors all blend into eachother, too, to the point where it's basically impossible to tell the difference between them. It sucks because I heard so many good things about it.

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

I had the same problem with Unzipped. When I put it on, it looks like it is just one color :/

I just recently bought it last F&F sale and still thinking if I should keep it or not.

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Lorac Pro (I NEVER wear it) and UD Theodora (returned). I also regret getting lots of MAC singles in colors, since I only wear neutrals (and I LOVE my MAC neutrals). Ended up swapping them all away.

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Smashbox Wonder Vision in Sparks.  The colors do not look good on me at all.  It's going back---today!

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

My BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette. I rarely reach for any of the colors, they're a little too much for every day use and even now when I go out I usually end up doing a brown smokey eye and bold lip.

 

I'm shocked a lot of people said the Lorac Pro palette though I LOVE mine! I''ve never had a problem with fallout or creasing, matter of fact I've fell asleep and the shadows were still on

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

I regret the sigma Paris palette. I'm not wildly adverse to shimmer, but the fall out is insane.

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

It was only $12, but the Coastal Scents Fall palette.  The shadows in mine are so hard that I cannot pick any of them up.  They are like concrete.  

 

Also, I wish I had bought Naked 1 instead of Naked 2.  I liked that the colors of 2 were less intense, but I've come to realize that the colors of the original would have been more flattering for my coloring.  I still use my naked 2 though.