Can You Name the Neutral Palettes?

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Stop it! Homegirl doesn’t want to hear it…and I’m not listening when you say, “Karen! The last thing you need on this earth is another brown eyeshadow.” *plugs ears and closes eyes* LA-LA-LA-LA-LAAAAA!



I emptied out my neutral palette drawer yesterday (for the heck of it), and this is what I found.

See anything that looks familiar? How many of them do you recognize?


If you can name them all, then BOW DOWN! You’re the mac daddy/daddy mac of the neutral palette universe.

neutral palettes

How many do you recognize?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jaclyn levy says:

    This is amazing, I love seeing people’s makeup collections! I’d love to see more. How about sharing your lipstick collection with us? Or your blushes or foundations? Those are posts I’d LOVE to see!

  2. Jane says:

    Wow, that is quite the collection of neutrals. How many pairs of eyes do you have (ha,ha,ha)! I can’t imagine all the names of the palettes. I have three in my collection and I don’t even use them most of the time. I will say though, I got a peak of images of Bobbi Brown’s Wine & Chocolate collection and the eye quads look similar to the Tom Ford shades. I love Wine & Chocolate (both the makeup and the real stuff).
    BTW, I got a look at It is pretty cool. I am thinking of getting the lipstick iPhone case because there is one for a 5C since I got Zack’s phone when he got the upgrade to the 6(you’ll understand a mother’s sacrifice soon enough).
    Anyway, back from vacation. Had a great time and got me a nice tan! Be well.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jane,

      I could use some wine and chocolate right now, LOL!

      Thanks for the feedback on It was a labor of love and I’m so happy to finally share it.

      I hope you had a fun vacation. Is Zack back in school?

  3. Tatiana says:

    Oh, Lordy Lord! Be still my beating heart. I love me some eyeshadow palettes. All the pretty colors. Kinda jealous, I have the TF Cocoa Mirage, but I didn’t score the one on the right before they discontinued it. Sigh.
    I see some I have and plenty I don’t have (like Naked 3 and Naked Smoke). Then I think there are some Bobbi Browns and Laura Merciers I have that I don’t see up there.
    Which two Chanel’s are those? I have Poesie, but have been hankering to obtain one or two more…Like Essentiel, Rivoli, Camelia, Vendome and Automne. OK, so maybe more than one or two more.

    • Karen says:

      Yeah, Cognac Sable. RIP!!! Why they decided to phase that one out I’ll never know. It’s my favorite TF palette.

      The two Chanels are Poesie and Tisse Rivoli. I was going to include Kaska Beige but OMG I CAN’T FIND IT. Yes, I’m freaking out a little.

  4. Becky says:

    Karen. This is AN INCREDIBLE SCENE. I am in awe/super jealous. Those earth tones, the wearableness… Perfect! No criticism here-just admiration!!
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  5. kwmechelle says:

    Aww, man. Stop the presses. What a sight to behold! So, I don’t know the names of all of them, but I do know the brands. There’s UD Naked 1,2,3 & 4 (otherwise known as the smoked palette). Two from the Balm, one MAC Brooke Shields, one MAC Nordstrom palette, & two large palettes from MAC that I don’t know the name of. Two from Too Faced- Chocolate & Semi Chocolate, one from Stila, Lorac, Tarte, and another UD palette with a blush, bronzer, & highlight, a custom palette with NARS blushes & singles(?), 2 MAC quads, & 2 Tom Ford quads (?), & 2 maybe 3 (?) Smashbox. Beyond that, I got nothing. Lol! πŸ˜‰

  6. Anna says:

    Love this – can never have too many!

    If you had to pick just ONE to keep, which would it be?

    Thank you!

  7. kwmechelle says:

    Yas, gurl. I ain’t reading this blog daily to get my makeup fix for nothing! πŸ˜‰

  8. Jacque says:

    I think I can name almost all of these! Probably because I have about the same number of neutral palettes (and I’m not even a beauty blogger). I’m not sure if I should feel proud or ashamed! Great collection πŸ™‚

  9. Anna says:

    Amazing collection!

    If you could only keep ONE palette, which one would it be?

  10. Katie says:

    I couldn’t name all of them but I think I got pretty close! I need another neutral palette like I need a hole in the head but photos like those make me want to run out to Sephora asap x

  11. Kimm says:

    Ugh… Now that’s a beautiful sight. I’ve had almost all of them at one point or another and then I sell them to get more. The one you have that I want so bad is that MAC Brooke Shields one. Drooling!

  12. Chris25 says:

    I can see some Tom Ford and Chanel in there as well as the Balm.
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  13. Hmm, the question is not how many can I name but how many do I own? Lol

  14. I can’t name all the exact names, but I definitely recognize all the brands πŸ˜€
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  15. Angeline says:

    Now I’m gonna get some real chocolates and like magic I’m gonna chomp on them and fantasised that I shrank – think Antman – and I’m skipping over your crazy chocolate eyeshadow collection !
    Who needs wine when you have makeup !

  16. Jessica says:

    oh you have that new UD basics one? Cool!
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  17. Erin says:

    I can name about 75%!
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  18. Kim says:

    At least you have drawers! I have general bins (face, eyes, lips) but I’m also sort of living out of Sephora boxes. And don’t even ask about the bathroom counter situation!

    I think I did OK with the palette brands but definitely not with collection names. Truthfully, my eye went straight to the Chanel and I had to snap myself out of it. πŸ™‚

  19. lena says:

    Which is the gray one next to the Lorac Pro? My eyes went straight to that one!

  20. jonirae says:

    I think I know all but 3 or 4… that gold quad towards bottom right is D&G, right? the ones I’m not sure of are the top 3 in the third row (from left)… I’m pretty sure at least one is a lorac, perhaps an Anastasia? (tho that was my guess for the one directly below the Nakeds.. unless one of them is actually Laura Mercier… gaaah! haha) annd… is the one with the red-handled brush from smashbox? I could never name all the Mac ones, of course, but at least I recognize that they’re Mac! same for TF, Chanel, Tarte, TooFaced and the D&G, (assuming I was right on that one) because the packaging is recognizable…

    Oh, and I have absolutely no idea what the one at the very top of that third row is… I don’t even recognize the shape! Ver jealous, though! I have more singles than palettes because I always worry myself about spending big $ on a palette that only has a few shades I really love… so the only ones I have are that Tarte in Bloom, naked2 basics, and a Clarins and a Chanel, both quads. Now I have new goals, though!! πŸ˜€

  21. Katie says:

    I love me a nude palette… I’ve been reaching for the OG Chocolate Bar every day lately! I vastly prefer it over the Nakeds I own (1 and 3) for easy, quick looks purely because I need a hefty dose of mattes to get through a look, something the Naked palettes sadly lack. I tend to reach for those when I have enough time to rifle through my Z palette for mattes and pop some of those gorgeous UD shimmers on my lid (pick a shimmer, any shimmer! they’re all stunning). But if I had to pick one neutral palette to get me by, Too Faced Chocolate Bar wins hands down for amazing quality and versatility.
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  22. Mardi says:

    What is the theBalm one? Not the one with the women but the one with the men?

  23. isu says:

    heyyy,I’m seeing a whole lotta Urban Decay Naked 1,2,3 and smoked palettes and the naked ultimate basics,Naked on the run;Too Faced chocolate bar palettes and a ton of mac palettes; The Balm nude’tude and nude dude, Lorac palettes, Tom Ford eyeshadow quads,Smashbox;Chanel;the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom…omg karen it’s a feast for the eyes!!!

    and guess what i don’t own a single naked palette and this post made me think me karen. out of all the naked palettes which one do you like best including the one that is going to be released soon?

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