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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 read this earlier and posted the palette I didn't like was Lorac Unzipped, as almost all the colors looked the same on me.

 

I noticed a lot of people posting about fallout on the Lorac Pro palette, which I thought was strange as I have had it a while and hadn't noticed that. Then today I went to use it and....fallout! However, I was using a newer brush set that picks up a lot of product, my previous brushes didn't do the same thing. I will go back to them when I use Lorac Pro. I found that discovery quite fascinating, thought maybe mentioning it might help some people use this really nice palette more easily. Smiley Happy

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Which brush set works best for you with the Lorac Pro? And which one is the one that picked up too much product?

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I have an older Smashbox brush set, I would call it mildly stiff and medium softness. Dense bristles.  It's actually an ok set but I started really getting into blending and I didn't feel that the brushes let me do that well, so I started researching other brushes and trying a few.

 

The ones that have the fallout (but work great for Stila or UD shadows) are a little Sonia Kashuk set I got, super soft bristles, smaller brush head, not stiff, it loads up with product very well. 

 

So, not an expert or anything but maybe the Lorac shadows are rather soft? They have tremendous staying power once on, and Pewter and Garnet are two of my favorite shadows. No biggie, I'll just go back to using the Smashbox brushes. Smiley Happy

 

 

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Used the Smashbox brushes this morning, it's definitely what it was.  Smiley Happy

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Coastal scents. It was chalky and i had to literarily scrape it to get some color. HORRIBLE. 

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ditto coastal scents. HATE that brand. Don't know why there are any good reviews out there 

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Stila In the Garden palette...The colors are SO pretty in the pan, but just don't work on my skintone. Wish I would've saved my money.

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The Tarte Holiday Palette. It's colors are very pretty but they are chalky, maybe this is due to the clay they use to formulate it, not really sure. I have tried to love it, but honestly i think it is getting sanitized and put in  a TSB. I loved everything else that came in the set, just not a huge fan of their shadows. I have tried it wet/dry everything in between and for me its just not great but the colors are pretty to look at! 

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UD Glinda Palette. Colors are pretty but have so much trouble using them together to make a cohesive look. It's not a one palette look which I don't like. Giving it to my mom as she's a bigger UD junkie than me but only has the other witch palette.

 

UD Ammo Palette. I got the new reformulated one. I got it around this time last year when I started getting really into make up. My mom and best friend had it before (old formula) and it looked so cool. I much prefer my other palettes by UD and I like more colored shadows from bareMinerals (ready formula).

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UD Basics palette- I like foxy, but it's in another palette. I recently depoted all the naked palettes into a z-palette, so hopefully I'll use it more. I like matte, but don't do a whole look with matte. 

 

Ariel Palette- Thanks to BT I fell into the Disney craze & ordered it as soon as it became available. I haven't even used it yet in case I decide to give to my cousin or someone. From swatches, the shades don't look all that amazing. I have a bunch of mac pro pans I have in a palette with all sorts of shades. I heard the quality of the Disney shadows aren't all that great. So I really don't know why I got it. 

 

UD Vice (the first one)- I love it, I love the colors, and quality. Some have a bit of fall out, but it's still easy to work with. The shades themselves don't all work well together. I just don't use it enough to really play & figure out what works. It's not that I don't like it, but I reach fro my mac colors or naked palettes more to really get used to it. 

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I agree my Smashbox Heatwave is my regretted purchase! I hate the thing.  The colors don't seem like the go together well cause they all just look the same and very blah.  Also there is a bit too much fall out. I think I've used it twice. Just not feeling it.

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Rin418, I dislike some of the colors but love the gold shadow so much. 

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Yes, I agree the gold color is nice. I sometimes use it with my other palettes  to create a look if I'm looking for a hint of gold. Thats as far as ill go with it tho.

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

The Lorac Mint Palette.


The colors just *don't* work for me! I've tried so hard to love it, but I guess Lorac and I just weren't meant to be! I feel like the shadows just don't "blend" properly? Maybe I've been spoiled with too much UD. If anyone is interested in swapping or taking this baby off my hands, it's up for grabs. I second @roxystar's idea of starting a palette swap thread! 

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Marydiva, I bought the Lorac mint for the mint green colored shadow & it doesn't work for me ( too light) ...But I like the blush and two of the other shadows so I don't hate it. It's not my fave though ( wtheck auto correct! Sorry about botching ur user name)

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I know! I bought it for the mint shadow as well. The blush/highlighter doesn't work for me. I gave the palette to my little sister, but nothing works for her, so we passed it on to our OTHER little sister and she dislikes it as well. It's only been used about 6-9 times in an attempt to make it work, so if anyone is interested in it, they can go for it! 

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The Balm Nude Tude. no matter what primer I use, it creases. I have a ton of fallout and the color payoff isn't the best. Also, the Too Faced summer palette, I never ever use it. I have a hard time getting the pink and orange shades to show up. Should have never gotten it. 

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Urban Decay Naked 3.  

I was looking so forward to it.  Unfortunately half the colors are so light and sparkly, they're redundant on my medium brown skin.  I had fallout with the darker colors, and I always use UD primer too.  I tried for a week to work with it and decided there wan't enough value there for me.  

Haaated the cheap-looking packaging, too.  

 

I felt embarrassed returning it at the store literally right as the SAs were unloading and setting up the store's first palettes.  

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I'm not the only one?!!! Praise the lord, I'm not crazy! Smiley Very Happy

 

I thought I'm gonna love it because of all the pink toned colors I'm crazy about... but I hate it!

 

I constantly have a feeling that this is some kind of testing palette, it's not finished, they rushed it up just so it's available for holiday madness, or I've got a "defective" one, or something. Many colors are not pigmented, I have to build and build ( or use wet ) to achieve... anything! Fallout is beyond terrible. Glitter is.... UGH! ( those glittery ones are the worst! "Fallout" is very weak word for them. ) And on my pale skin all colors look very similar if not the same ( except the darkest one ). Yes, they all look different when you swatch them with your fingers... but once you actually put them on your lids - they all look the same! The 3 mattes are pretty decent, but not worth keeping the palette... I have never returned eye shadow palette in my life, or regretted buying any of my many palettes. ( I kinda have an eye shadow palette addiction Smiley Happy So, even if I'm not really using some of them much, I don't return them. They are all my babies Smiley Very Happy ), but this one is a perfect candidate. I have never encountered such a terrible palette! Not even worth $32 I paid for it.

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Yea, I'm starting to feel this way, but I didn't want to admit it since it was a gift (and not cheap.) I don't like all the glitter at all and every time I even lightly touch the brush to the palette, the Shadow looks like I stabbed it (creates a large crumbly dent.)  I do think they're pigmented, but holy glitter..

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Haha, yeah, I went looking for blogger reviews just to affirm my experience.  I did give it a fair shot I think.  

 

I feel like expensive makeup should be fun and feel luxe, not cheap.  You don't need it so you should love it, right?  I still want a palette of rosy browns.  I'd be happy with a well-edited quad or quint, even for the same price if it was better quality with matte shades and really fine shimmer.  I know I'll keep "needing" more eye palettes so it just gives me something to hunt for.