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When I was starting out, I wanted to be more selective – so I preferred the singles. And the organization was more personal too (blue palette, neutral palette, etc)

But NARS Duo eyeshadows changed that for me. I’ve been drawn to higher end duo or multiple palettes because one; more value for your money and two; gives colours that are already coordinated for each other! This applies to High-end for me because there’s no way I’m paying $30 for a single eyeshadow when I can get 3 or more shades for $50.

Palettes and quads mostly. U get more value and I dislike having to store singles or worse carry them around- when travelling for instance. And it’s great if you’re in a hurry and don’t have much time to be creative.

The great thing about singles is of course getting to pick specific shades

Yeah….I totally agree with you….which is way I mostly own palettes but I do have some singles.
I rather pay big money for a palette than for a single eyeshadow.

I don’t by any of those options. I prefer to eyeshadows in pans so I make up my own palettes that way, I love all the eyeshadows I have and I don’t overbuy.

i went through a phase where I would not buy eyeshadows other than in palette form. I dont know, i thought they were more of a bargain. When i finally got into makeup, i started to appreciate singles so im buying more of them now.

i prefer palettes because i feel like i’m getting more for my money. it’s also less clutter for me. however, if i can put singles into palettes, then i don’t mind buying singles 🙂

Singles so I can make my own palettes. Being picky, I’m pretty much guaranteed to not like all the colours in a palette and on the occasion that I do like them all, I don’t find myself using all of them. I prefer spending my money on things I will most definitely use 😛

This is one of the things I really like about Inglot- you can pick which colours go in your duos, quads, palettes, etc. and they are still priced at a significant discount compared to buying them as singles (though perhaps they could just lower the price of the singles). I don’t generally buy palettes because there’s usually at least one colour I don’t want or need included.

Singles! And the best is when refills exist.

Please, dear brands, do refills, refills cannot be damaged during depotting, refills are more environmental because you don’t need to throw away all that plastic, refills are the Good.

But please, stop doing some crappy quads were only 2 colors are useful and of good quality.

Love this question!
I prefer palettes – they’re better value and she colours are already matched so that takes the guesswork of what to wear with what. Palettes also come with highlighters, which I love.
That said, I agree that sets tend to have more than a few dud colours. I’ve always found that there’s always something better-matched in another brand. it’s a matter of comparison shopping a little harder to end up with an all-winning set of colours.

Usually single eye shadows, except the neutral ones – I find that those are more affordable in palettes and I usually use them all.

I dont care really but I will NOT buy a quad if I think I wont use one color even if I LOVE the other three

I prefer singles. Usually I buy refill pans and make my own palette. I own just one palette (UD Naked Palette) and one duo (NARS Rhajastan).

I’m with you Christine… I like the idea of a palette but I own only a few of them (all purchased last year o_O) because I prefer single eyeshadows so I can choose the perfect shade for me!

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