It wasn’t long ago that I mentioned in a video that I like to store my MAC shadows in a palette like a Zpalette. From time to time I switch up my “go-to” palette to keep things interesting and discover new color combinations I like. I thought I’d share my current rotation with you.
The way I organize my everyday palette isn’t by color. I usually sort them from top to bottom in a 4 color combination I want to try or that I am currently using. I just eye up colors I think might look nice together or past favorites and put them in rows. It’s easier for me when I’m getting ready in a rush to go down a row than to scatter all over the entire palette.
From T-B, L-R: Shroom, Patina, Expensive Pink, Handwritten
Naked Lunch, Omega, Mystery, Sketch
Phloof!, Mulch, Contrast, Nehru
Blanc Type, Vex, Copperplate, Brun
Vanilla, Quarry, Trax, Twinks
Retrospeck, Moleskin (LE), Arena, Fig 1
Seedy Pearl, Motif, Creme d’Violet, Star Violet
Swatches L-R: Handwritten, Expensive Pink, Patina, Shroom, Sketch, Mystery, Omega, Naked Lunch
My newest favorite is Expensive Pink. It goes so well with golds and bronze shades! Shroom is a lovely inner corner color and I can use Omega and Mystery together for my brows.
Swatches L-R: Nehru, Contrast, Mulch, Phloof!, Brun, Copperplate, Vex, Blanc Type
I like Nehru over a regular black shadow because when I use it on my lashline it makes the whites of my eyes look brighter. Vex is interesting shade-shifter and I’ve been pairing it with Copperplate, a combo I only recently discovered.
Swatches L-R: Twinks, Trax, Quarry, Vanilla, Fig 1, Arena, Moleskin, Retrospeck, Star Violet, Creme d’Violet, Motif, Seedy Pearl
This has to be my favorite part of this palette right now. I’m loving the Motif/Creme d’ Violet combo and pairing Arena with Fig 1 and Retrospeck. I think the whole Pantone Color of the Year might be influencing this… maybe. 😉
I love being able to organize my own palettes and getting to change them at a whim. There’s something very satisfying about being the master of your own makeup destiny.