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Your skin tone/coloring: fair warm (Cover FX G10)
Most used eyeshadow palette? Morphe 35O
Least used eyeshadow palette? Urban Decay Naked 3
Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? Probably my Z Palette, just because I can put blush, contour powder, and eyeshadows in one palette

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Your skin tone/coloring: Tan – Dark (NC 42-44)
Most used eyeshadow palette? I usually prefer singles, but my most used palettes would be Tom Ford’s Cognac Sable (now discontinued 🙁 ), MUFE Artists Nudes Palettes (great quality neutrals) and Tartelette (for easy everyday mattes) !
Least used eyeshadow palette? Sadly, the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, I’m working on rectifying that!
Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? Hmm, both the TF and MUFE have been travel friendly. But I’d pick a few singles as opposed to an entire palette for travel anyday!
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Your skin tone/coloring: Medium, warm
Most used eyeshadow palette? It varies because I go through phases, but at the moment, my most used palette is my Mac Nordstrom Neutrals. I also really love the Chocolate Bar and Chocolate Bon Bons palettes.
Least used eyeshadow palette? Sadly, I have many palettes I never use. But the ones that stand out to me are the UD 15th Anniversary Palette and the Too Faced Romantic Eyes palette.
Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? I travel a lot and what I bring really varies depending on what I’m doing or where I’m going. For me, it’s generally anything with a good range of neutral colors and a mix of matte and shimmer, with a matte highlight shade, a matte mid tone brown, and a matte dark brown or black. A mirror is a must. Some examples of palettes I travel with are the TF Chocolate Bar, Chocolate Bon Bons, UD Naked Smoky, and Too Faced Natural Eyes.

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Your skin tone/coloring: deep warm
Most used eyeshadow palette? Currently , Kat von D eye contour palette
Least used eyeshadow palette? the balm voyage i think
Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? Au naturelle Sleek

Skin tone/coloring: Medium Tan (Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 6.5)

Most used eyeshadow palette: Definitely a tie between the original Tarte Tartelette palette and Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette.

Least used eyeshadow palette: Sadly enough, my Urban Decay Naked palette (the original).

Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette: Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette.

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Your skin tone/coloring: Pale with warm/yellow undertones

Most used eyeshadow palette?: I don’t actually have one. I rotate through my palettes a lot. If pressed, I guess I’d say my most used palettes are Marc Jacobs Style Eye-con No. 7 in The Dreamer, Viseart Neutral Matte, Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye and Chanel Les 4 Ombres Mystic Eyes quad.

Least used eyeshadow palette?: Probably my Rouge Bunny Rouge Chronos palette. I love it, but the colors show up pretty dark on me for every day use.

Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette?: Probably Marc Jacobs The Dreamer palette. I love how slim it is.

Skintone/Coloring: Fairly light, very neutral; dark-featured.

Most Used: Hmmm… This varies, as I tend to use my newest for a while, and it seems I get at least one new one every month, LOL! That said, if I need to just grab one when time is limited, I’ll typically go with NYX Butt Naked Eyes; it’s goof-proof, as the pigmentation is fair (but extremely easy to build up), and all the colors work well both together, and with my coloring.

Least Used: My original Naked palette… I’ve literally only used it a handful of times, and I’ve had it since the original release…

Best For Travel: I always bring all my Naked palettes (even the original, LOL!), since I keep them together in one makeup bag. I just grab the bag, toss it in my travel bag, and bring a few other random shadows/palettes, depending on what feels appropriate at the time. Even if I forget something, I know I can build any eye look between these palettes, and I know what primer works best.

That said, if space was more limited, or it was a one day/overnight trip, I’d go with Kat von D Shade + Light, or LORAC Pro, or even just UD Naked Smoky.

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Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium skin tone, dark hair/eyes
Most used eyeshadow palette? Probably Naked 1
Least used eyeshadow palette? UD Electric- I got it on a holiday deal… I don’t think I’ve used it except to swatch it! 😳
Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? I would say really any of the palettes from the UD Naked or TF Chocolate Bar lines. The are sturdy and shut well, and all of them contain a really good range of colors and finishes. You could create a lot of looks with any one of them.

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Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool-toned
Most used eyeshadow palette? right now it’s a toss up among the original Naked palette, TF Chocolate Bon Bons (because it’s new and so I’m having fun with it) and Stila Spirit Eyes Are the Window
Least used eyeshadow palette? a palette I got from Cargo – I think it’s called “The Essentials” and also the Nars Dual Intensity palette, not because I don’t love it but because it’s one I have to combine with other palettes and I also have to be in the mood and the setting has to be right for eye looks with that much sheen to them
Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? again, the original Naked palette or Vice2 and also Lorac Pro (except the latter 2 are hard/impossible to replace, should they get lost; ideally for me, a travel palette needs to be easily replaceable so more and more, I’m likely to opt for one I’ve put together myself from singles that can be repurchased should they get lost or damaged)

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Coloring: fair/cool. NW 10
Most used: I honestly don’t use any of them enough, but my current faces are Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons & Tarte Energy Noir. While I wouldn’t call either of them truly cool toned, I find they are “cool enough” for me to use for neutral looks, and the Bon Bons has some fun pops of color!
Least Used: UD Naked 1. It’s just too warm, and the gray & black shades in mine are very poor quality–dry, stiff, unblendable.
Most travel friendly: I rarely travel, but when I do, I usually bring singles–I haven’t yet found a palette with enough versatility to justify the bulk

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Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium Olive

Most used eyeshadow palette? That kinda depends on my mood and laziness. Lately it’s been between the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea and BH Carly Bybel palette.

Least used eyeshadow palette? I just sold a ton of makeup a couple months ago and one was the UD Smoked palette. I had bought it but never used it once.

Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? Again this depends upon my mood and where and why I’m travelling. Mostly I just go home to visit family in the summer or Christmas so I don’t need anything fancy. I think something small and fairly neutral would be what I grab; Clinique Neutral Territory, Tarte Tartelette, Becca Ombre Rouge. Any of those would work. Then all I would need is an eyeliner if I want to add any drama.

Where did you sell your makeup Carolyn? I have so much stuff that was used just once or twice are just swatched that I would love to find another home for just don’t know how to go about it.

I sold a lot of stuff through Glambot but they don’t give you very much for your items compared to what they sell things for. I could have made much more money selling each thing myself but it does make it easy because then you don’t have to do all the work taking pictures and loading each thing online. Now I donate stuff to local women’s charities and the put the high end stuff online. It would be cool if there was a website that you could advertise what you have and buy and/or trade from other makeup lovers.

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium w/ olive undertones MAC NC37-40, deep brunette, teal-green eyes w/ gold flecks.

Most used eye-shadow palette: A tie between UD Spectrum and my custom MAC quads.

Least used eye-shadow palette: UD Naked Smoky. Been tearing up too much lately to do a really dark smokey eye without winding up with it running down my face.

Best eye-shadow palette for travel: Probably the ABH Self-Made Palette for variety? Or Lorac Unzipped, but bring a variety of eyeliner pencils?

Your skin tone/coloring: NW0ish
Most used eyeshadow palette? My custom neutral palette, or Naked Basics2
Least used eyeshadow palette? Naked Basics 1 (I just like 2 better–I don’t own many eye palettes)
Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? Naked Basics 2, Too Faced Boudoir Eyes

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with yellow undertones, dark brown eyes, black hair

Most used eyeshadow palette? Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons

Least used eyeshadow palette? TheBalm Shady Lady 1. I adore all the colors, though!

Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? I have a feeling it’ll be my Stila Spirit palette because of the massive square mirror and classic Stila neutral shades. Because honestly, I don’t think any of my palettes are super travel-friendly. They’re all long (e.g., Urban Decay Naked) or fragile (e.g., Wet n Wild). I have a super big floppy makeup bag, and they fit just fine, but sometimes it’s annoying to take such a big bag on trips!

Prob NW25/CFX 30.
rotate a lot, use newbies most often. Now it’s MUFE colorful 9, but it needs some UD Naked Basics.
Naked 1; looks muddy. 2&3 get more use.
Don’t travel. Thank God I did before the world got so precarious. Prayers to Belgium. Prob would be UDNB2, if I even brought shadow. Most fantasy vacas do not require done eyes. Who needs eyeshadow, sturgeon fishing in BC? Or looking for poison arrow frogs in Central America? Or exploring the micro environments in Madagascar? E/s sounds distinctly out of place. Plus, it would be fun to pick up some ‘indigenous’ m/u, while there.

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Neutral MAC NC 30/35
Most used eyeshadow palette? Urban Decay Naked/ Too Faces Chocolate Bar
Least used eyeshadow palette? Smashbox Full Exposure
Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? Tartlette in Bloom/ Urban Decay Naked Basics

Coloring: light
Most used eye palette: I’m currently doing my own little “use a palette every week” challenge…but left to my own devices, I tend to gravitate towards Chocolate Bar, Chocolate Bon Bons, Vice LTD 2, or Tartelette 2 these days.
Least used: Probably Too Faced Return of Sexy. Or UD Electric… I love it, but it’s not for every day.
Most travel friendly eye palette: This seems like an odd choice, but despite its size, it would be Vice LTD 2. For me, this palette is incredibly easy to use and I can go neutral, colorful, or neutral with pops of color. Or possibly Chocolate Bar, which can do no wrong.

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Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with neutral undertones, N10-N13; magenta/red hair; hazel/green eyes. I’m a palette junkie with a big collection, so I rotate a lot. I’m excited to see everyone’s answers. For my answers, I’m defining a “palette” as anything with four colors or more.

Most used eyeshadow palette? Probably Urban Decay Naked Basics. I’ve had it a long time, and I always take it traveling. I tend to grab it if I need a fast look or need to do my makeup on the go. I can do my whole face with it except blush, so it seems like I’m always grabbing it for something. Most used colored palette would be the Urban Decay Electric Palette. If I’m not doing full eye looks with it, them I’m using the shades for pops of color or as eyeliners. It’s a surprisingly versatile and under-rated palette, IMHO.

Least used eyeshadow palette? I’ve donated most of my palettes I wasn’t using, such as all the big 120 color palettes form bhcosmetics that I got as GWP, etc. Right now my least used is probably the e.l.f. Clay Eyeshadow Palette in Smoked to Perfection. The pigmentation is great and it blends well, but the shadows are so dry and have so much fallout, I hate to use it. I’ll probably stick it in my next donation box. Cargo Shanghai Nights was pretty disappointing, so I rarely use it. I got it cheap and I like the packaging, so I keep it and use a few of the colors.

Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? (I didn’t consider face palettes such as Naked on the Run, and just stuck to eyeshadow palettes.) Urban Decay Naked Basics is my favorite. I can do everything except my blush with it, and it’s very compact & easy to pop in my purse. The packaging is sturdy and has a decent mirror. I always take it when I travel, usually to augment a brights palette, but on it’s own if space is an issue. For longer trips, I like the Too Faced Chocolate Bar or Semisweet. They both they have enough variety that I don’t get bored with using them for week or so. Again, they have sturdy packaging and decent mirrors.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light, yellow undertones
Most used eyeshadow palette? My custom neutral Makeup Geek Z palette
Least used eyeshadow palette? Sigma Creme de Couture palette
Most travel-friendly eyeshadow palette? I don’t like to travel with non-drugstore palettes so… Wet n Wild Comfort Zone.

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