Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Palette Madness 2016 - So Far!

I was taking stock of what palettes I have picked up so far this year. Tell me why I have picked up NINE palettes and it's just April! Lawdy! Well palettes that are on hand right now. You'll see what I mean towards the end of the post.

Palettes really are my weakness along with nail polish. I was going to mention a couple of this in the April Shop My Stash post. Then I said no no, this is "deserving of a separate post" HA! I didn't take pics of the actual shadows. As always, Google is your friend. You can find better pics on Temptalia, Makeup and Beauty Blog, etc.

Here we go!

Urban Decay Spectrum Palette

I picked this up from Sephora when it was available online again. Y'all know Urban Decay palettes are my jam. I missed out on this the first time it was available back in November I think it was. So I jumped on adding this to my stash. I did a couple of looks with this palette. It's the same quality as any other Urban Decay palette and I pleased with it. When am I not please with an Urban Decay palette?

Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette

I scooped this up from Ulta. I wasn't really checking for this palette but then I saw Xsparkage's video on the palette and said SOLD! Same comments apply here lol!

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette

I wasn't really checking for this palette either but the more I used the other two chocolate palettes, my curiosity got the better of me. Then I saw swatches of this one and some tutorials then I was a goner. I picked this up from HSN. Luckily I had a credit on my HSN account and I used it to knock off some of the price. Plus it was on free shipping. Too Faced makes some really nice shadows. They are pigmented, smooth and easy to blend.

Makeup Forever Artist Palette Volume 2 - Artistic

I picked this up from Sephora mainly because it was on sale. That's it LOL! I've been curious about their shadows since the redid them. I  didn't know what to get from the individual ones since there are so many. So I said why not start here. Two of the shades are actually blushes. I've used it a few times and it's nice. Can't say that I'm overly wowed but it just yet. The two blush shades are very pretty.

Makeup Forever Artist Palette Volume 3 - Florals

This one was gifted to me by a friend. I think I've used only twice. So I don't have a real opinion on this one just yet. This one has one blush. It's available at Sephora. Now I have my eye on Volume 1 - Nudes since I have the other two palettes. Like I need more neutrals eyeshadows.

Pro 28 Colors Eyeshadow Eye Shadow Palette 

This palette has been in and out of my sight I feel like for years. I learned about it from Krissy90220. She has mentioned this palette several times on her Twitter and she has done a blog post on it. Recently she talked about it again on Twitter and I said THAT'S IT! So I ordered it from eBay. It didn't take long to arrive and it was packaged very nicely. None of the shadows were  broken. I haven't used it yet but it's on the list.

MUA Nude Eye Shadow Palette

I gushed over this palette in my February Top 5 & More post. So I won't gush again lol!

The Nubian 12PCS Eyeshadow Collection 

I saw this palette on Instagram and purchased it from the Juvia's Place website. It reminds me of the Morphe 35O palette that is never in stock. When it is, it's there for like two seconds then sold out again. I was tempted to get the Morphe palette but I dragged my feet on it. I'm glad I did! I got this palette on sale and with free shipping. I like so much better than the Morphe palette. There are no duplicate shades or shades that are close to each other. Also I can use every shade! Sometimes I don't touch lighter shades in some palettes because I don't think they'll mesh well with my deeper skin tone. I don't have that problem with this palette. The pigmentation and how the shadows blend are fantastic. I highly recommend this palette. This my be a front runner for palette of the year for me. It is a beautiful neutral palette and kinda different from other neutral palettes on the market since it's warm toned. I saw on Instagram that there's a Nubian 2nd edition palette! I saw the swatches on Instagram and yep it'll be at my house at some point.

Mally Nude Attitude Eye Shadow Palette

I grabbed this one from Ulta. I swatched it in store and said SOLD! I have four of Mally's other palettes and there are some of my favorites. There's a similar palette on QVC that I was eyeing. The shades are the same in both except for four shades. I was going to get the QVC one as well until I realized the overlap. Phew!

I have also ordered the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette from HSN and the ShaaanXO palette from BH Cosmetics but they haven't arrived just yet. So add these two and we're up to ELEVEN kids! ELEVEN! Damn Gina!

And there you have it. I feel like a palette is missing but then again maybe not. Hell this is ENOUGH! I may do a follow up later on in the year, if this palette madness continues! Bahhaaa!! I really need to go on a palette no buy. Doubt that will happen *insert strong side eye*

TTFN - Ta ta for now!


  1. ROFL at Damn Gina! 😂😂😂

    We seriously need to hook up over the summer to go make-up shopping! I'll start saving my pennies now. 😉

    1. That could be some serious damage! LOL!!!!!

  2. ROFL at Damn Gina! 😂😂😂

    We seriously need to hook up over the summer to go make-up shopping! I'll start saving my pennies now. 😉


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