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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?

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

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. 

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

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.  

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

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.

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

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..

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

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.  

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Wet n Wild comfort zone palettes, they fall out easily and when i depotted them into a palette they exploded over my carpet =_= ... None of my urban decay eyeshadows would break when I depotted them.  


Cleaning up their mess made me hate them...


I haven't used my Urban Decay Ammo Palette (it's not bad but I just wished I bought it when it was onsale instead of full price)





Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

I didn't like the Too Faced Loves Sephora palette.  Only 1 or 2 colors worked on me.  the rest were not pigmented enough or didn't compliment my tone

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Kat Von D Ladybird palette.

I used one color and hit pan on it (not hard to do considering that they are chalky and fly everywhere), and the rest are pretty much untouched.

I want to return it....but I bought it months ago and I feel like that's cheating.

Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Stila In the Know pallette. I so wanted to play with mattes but ugh, mattes are just not as flattering as slight shimmer. I am still on a quest for a perfect in-between- my Diors are so sparkly and I need something a bit more professional nowadays.


Re: What eyeshadow palette do you regret purchasing?

Oh dear, eye shadows are my thing. Like you I can make a palette work if I want, but fact is that if your just throwing some cash on something you shouldn't make it work, it is supposed to work by itself (I'm talking about color payoff, ease of blending, durability, etc.).


After way too much money spend, and much regret, I've learned that for my taste YSL, Urban Decay, Too Faced and even Kat von D are mostly good buys. They're highly pigmented (most of them) and good value. Stila and Lancôme are nicely pigmented (most of them) but it runs like crazy on my hot eyelids, and by the end of the day there's no much to look at. Smashbox, Tarte, and pretty much everything else seems to me too light, even if the color looks nice and swatch pretty, somehow doesn't look as good on my eyelids (way too light), and frankly I don't believe in building the color, because that doesn't seem cost effective.


But everybody is different, you know. Live and Learn (even if that seems pretty expensive).