I feel like if I fess up to this, the makers of that Hoarders show will come and get me, but what the heck! — I love eyeshadow palettes.
Who doesn’t, right? But I think I might possibly love them a little more than usual…because I hold on to them FOREVER, and I tell myself that this is OK because powders last such a long time (even though I know that the experts say you’re supposed to throw them out after a certain period of time), so even when I hold on to a palette forever for “archival” purposes or nostalgia, it’s totally fine.
I just really like the idea of opening a compact and having everything right there (I think I even like them more than singles). And when they have special limited edition colors, too, like if it’s an eye palette from December 2005, and it has this one color with the purple sparkles that you just can’t find anywhere else — that brings me great joy. 🙂
Off the top of my head, and I know this is so cliché, but I love the O.G. Naked palette — the very first one — and Chanel Kaska Beige (OMG! Why’d they discontinue it!?).
Oh! — and I have this one limited edition palette from MAC, and it’s so NOT exciting, but I use it all the time. It’s Rick Baker Monster’s Bride — I think I’ve talked about it before — but it has Club, Brun, Carbon, some other things… Just stuff I use all the time.
It’s actually broken, in fact. The top fell off, but I still love it.
And then there’s the great MAC Brooke Shields Gravitas palette, with the gray packaging, and it’s got all those beautiful neutrals, none of which are overly cool-toned or warm…
Other than eye shadow palettes, I’d have to say that fragrances are the second most substantial part of my collection, because I love the bottles, and smell is probably my best sense.
How about you? What’s the most substantial part of your beauty collection (eyeshadow singles, palettes, lipsticks, nail polishes, blushes, etc.)?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,