I’m back on the declutter hype today, and sharing which of my high end eyeshadow palettes I’m getting rid of. I’m not actually binning any of these bar one because they definitely still deserve a little more love, but I’m going to pass them onto friends and family to see if they can give them a new home. I personally hate getting rid of high end products, but my eyeshadow drawer is bursting so I have to say goodbye to some palettes I just never use.
Before I start, I have to be honest and say that all but one of these palettes was an impulse purchase so that shows my previous habits when it came to buying makeup. I’m much better at waiting to buy makeup now, although the same can’t be said for The Body Shop products.
The first product I’m saying goodbye to is the Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette. This was reduced in Debenhams so I snatched it up after falling in love with the Naked 2 Palette, but honestly I just don’t use it. I love the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara that came with it, and a couple of the shadows, but it’s so bulky that it’s not worth me keeping.
The Too Faced Cat Eye Palette appeared all over the blogosphere at the back end of last year, including on my blog, because TK Maxx were selling it for a mere £10. The palette is fine, but I have the decent shades in other palettes or as singles so I really don’t need this palette.
Another TK Maxx impulse buy was TheBalm Nude ‘Tude palette, and it’s another palette that has some stunning shades but I just never reach for it because I have them all elsewhere. This was £20 and I think this is a great palette for someone just getting into higher end makeup up that price, but honestly if you’re going to pay full price I’d recommend the Urban Decay Naked Palette.
I said there was one palette that wasn’t an impulse buy, and actually that’s not strictly true. I’d seen a few reviews about the Sephora Moonshadow Baked Palette on YouTube years back and always wanted it in my collection but knew I’d never get the chance. However, when I saw it for $15 in Las Vegas, I had to grab it. But the reviews were wrong, and this had a lot of fallout so was quite disappointing overall. Just like the other palettes, beautiful shades but I just never use the palette.
The final palette I’m passing on is the MAC Archie’s Girls Palette in Spoiled Rich, which I got as a freebie when I went to the outlets in York. I do feel like out of all the palettes this is one that may sneak back into my collection as the purples in it are beautiful, but I just never wear purple eyeshadows so why on Earth am I still keeping this? We’ll see what happens.
I’ve managed to declutter a fair few palettes which I’m pleased about (especially as I’m a palette hoarder), and I’m also about to declutter a lot more drugstore palettes which you’ll see next week. Go me!