Hi everyone! Lately, I’ve been feeling really unmotivated and find myself not being able to focus on anything in particular. All this extra time of doing nothing has given me a lot of time to dig around my makeup collection, swatching and playing with everything. Going through my drawers, I found a lot of eyeshadows I’ve kind of forgotten about. Products like blushes and highlighters, I don’t really neglect because I cycle through them often, but I have a lot of eyeshadows that I don’t really use regularly. After going through a bunch of them, I wanted to share what I found on my blog.
We don’t have Inglot in Calgary, so I’ve purchased palettes from Inglots all over the world – this one I made in Toronto, and is probably my favourite Inglot quad that I’ve put together. It’s a workhorse palette that’s perfect for travel, because I designed it so that it has everything I need – one transition shade (337), one all-over lid shade (153), one shade to deepen the outer V (378), and one highlight (395). The only downer about this is that 153 is absolutely gorgeous, but it looks kind of weird on my skintone, which is why I don’t use the palette as often as I should.
Tarina Tarantino Jewel Eyeshadow Palette in Magical
You may not have heard of Tarina Tarantino, but it was a brand that was sold at Sephora years ago. Sephora has long discontinued carrying them, and the brand now focuses on jewelry and stopped producing makeup. I snatched this quint up when they were clearing out the stock at Sephora. I seriously love it – the taupe on the right is one of my favourite eyeshadows of all time. It’s hard to tell in this photo, but the middle shade is this really interesting pale pink with a green shift to it. I’ve featured this palette in a few “Shop My Stash” posts in previous years, but don’t think I’ve touched it in all of 2018, so I really want to bring it out again.
Teeez Spectrum of Stars Eyeshadows in Smokey Rose and Wisteria Shadow
Stashmatters introduced me to this brand a few years ago, and to these Spectrum of Stars eyeshadows in particular. Not only is the packaging awesome (they come in gold spheres), but the formula is great. The shadows are really smooth, with a strong duochrome finish. Smokey Rose is a taupe with pink flash, and Wisteria Shadow is a purple with a mint flash. I haven’t reached for these all year, either!
H&M Eyeshadow in Shiitake
I picked this up while I was in Toronto two years ago, and while I’ve heard that the H&M shadows are a hit and miss, I love how smooth the formula of this particular shadow is. They’re super affordable, too, but I just haven’t gotten around to using this single often. I wish I owned more of these H&M shadows, but unfortunately the H&M locations in Calgary don’t have a beauty section.
Lunasol Duo in EX05 Chic Bordeaux
Lunasol is a Japanese brand, but I bought this in Hong Kong a few years ago. As I’ve mentioned in my Japanese Makeup Haul, Japanese eyeshadows tend to be more sheer because that’s just their aesthetic. However, I found this Lunasol duo to be fairly pigmented, and really enjoy using both shades for a simple, one-and-done look. I think I’ve only used it once, at the beginning of the year. I really need to rotate this into my routine more often!
MAC Eyeshadow Palette
I started building this palette two years ago and as you can see, I kind of…forgot about it. Not only do I have these four shadows in the photo above, but also a blush and another eyeshadow on the other side of the palette (both gifted to me by Stashy!) MAC is one of those not-exciting brands that makeup newbies don’t go for anymore, but people who have been in the beauty community for years remember how loved this brand was. I really do love the quality of a lot of their shadows and blushes. Part of the reason why I wanted to hold off on buying any more palettes this year was because I want to focus on continuing to build this palette next year.
I was intending to bring the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom palette on my upcoming vacation because it’s such a workhorse, but after going through my drawers, I think I’ve found a few quads I might want to bring instead! What products do you often neglect from your collection?