Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you like your eyeshadows in individual pots or palettes? Why?

Temptalia's Answer.

I like palettes that I can switch around (so custom ones, I guess!), because I find myself not using stuff that’s individually packaged.


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41 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – Do you like your eyeshadows in individual pots or palettes?

  1. sweets4uk

    First comment, sweet!
    I LOVE palettes!! They make it so much easier and are so pretty. :)
    I only keep one of the special packaging collection singles!

  2. I love palettes. And pots. But palettes are sweet! Easy to pack and easy to store. Yay for palettes!

  3. Heather

    I like palettes!!! They take up to much space individually and they feel more organized if there in a palette.

  4. I prefer palettes, you can use all the colors at a glance… Unless the singles come in special packaging. :)

  5. Palettes for me but special packaging can be kept single 😉

  6. Diabla

    I prefer palettes, so that I can find them fastly and easily. When they’re single, they lose themselves in my vanity and I forget about them, it’s really not practical. Also, I prefer 4 pans palettes rather than 15 pans ones. But it’s not as if I was owning that much of make up to justify owning a 15 pans palette.

  7. I prefer palettes since it’s so much easier so that you don’t have to spend time looking for the ones in pot form.

  8. Crystal Perry

    palettes for me. storage and portability are the main factors. also the amount of time saved by not having to open and close pots matters.

  9. badfish

    I prefer palettes, otherwise I forget about colors in individual casing.

  10. A palette is easy to use! It takes a lot of time to search in pots, and open them one by one. Lazy! 😉

  11. Natalie

    Eeek! I have 12 palettes full of shadows – imagine keeping them all in pots! No room lol. Some shades I have in pots though, especially LE ones like Barbie, Style Warrior, etc.

  12. trix

    Singles! In palettes, there generally is a color that I don’t care for or better yet is a highlight… which I already have to many! That said, if a special edition palette comes out with a color I (need) have to have, well I guess that’s why I own the number of palettes I do!

  13. Brandi

    I like both. Singles are easier if I’m off for a weekend, and just want to take 2 colors with me. I just custom built my first pallette last week, and it’s been interesting. Not gonna like, I’m OCD, I cannot stand to have the shadow get on the pallette, so it’s a bit messier for me :(

  14. tara

    I love the pallet forms personally. They are like 3.50 cheaper. and the pallets hold up to 15 shadows. You are saving alot of money in the end. And the pallets are only $12 which is awesome. I do think the pots are adorable and would love to get some. For instance Freshwater is one of my favorite shadows, and it only comes in Pod form at my MAC store, so I am going to have to buy it

  15. Sam

    i love POTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1) i find that most eyeshadows in the pallete or even quads have a much higher chance of breaking
    and since i dont hve money to spend of buying a replacement i keep the in the pots
    2) I feel pots are easier to carry with you on the go and in your purse…. pluse quads always seem to break if u just throw it in your purse
    3) they are cuter lol :)

    • kat

      That’s so odd! I am usually really careful with my makeup, but every time I have dropped a quad it’s been completely undamaged, but I have ruined a couple of singles by dropping them!

      I was always under the impression that the quads are safer becauese they have the ease to move around within the quad. The energy of the impact is partially absorbed by their ability to slide around. The singles have no lateral movement, so the energy cannot be as easilly dissispated and is more likely to result in fracture.

      It’s so interesting you have had the opposite experience!

  16. For pressed eye shadows I prefer palettes. I think they take up less space and it’s like you said, eaiser to customize. It’s also easier to travel with.
    For my loose powders / mineral makeup, I don’t mind the pots, but I definitely limit what I take when I go on a trip.

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    • Brenda

      the clear quads are great!!! I love them because it makes it easier for me to decide what to use/take when packing. I can just look at it, i don’t have to open all of them!

  18. Christy

    I prefer palettes, either custom or ready made palettes. Ready made palettes are great if the colors work together well and allow me to create a variety of looks or a look that I really like. Palettes are much easier to store compared to the number of pots I’d have. For travel, I’ve only taken ready made palettes because of space constraints.

  19. Julie

    Personally, I don’t mind either, but because of the BAC2MAC thing, I always depot my shadows :)

  20. shontay

    I like putting my mufe shadows in their special palette. But I use mac individual shadows b/c I am not going through all that crap to depot them. Why can’t they make it as simple as mufe??

  21. I prefer palettes, they’re usually cheaper than singles, and make more sense. They’re also better for the environment, think of all the plastic they put around one little eyeshadow, plus the box, etc. Bit silly really. I should invest in a 15-pan-palette and depot my singles and then only buy pro-refills. Question is, do the new LE releases come in pro form or just in pots?

  22. I like palettes because they’re easier to carry when traveling and it’s nice to see all or most of the colors when applying e/s’s because i know it takes me a while to figure which look i want to go for for the day

  23. I like both. I recently depotted all my Mac e/s into 15 pans palettes, it’s much easier that way, having all the shadows together helps me figure out color combinations better. But I also like individual pots, if the packaging is really pretty or just if they can’t be depotted.

  24. Marina

    Palettes only. I hate singles, don’t have any, i think they ‘re waste of packaging and hard to keep in order.

  25. Brenda

    Palettes!!! They take up way less space and I can see all the colours so ones that i may have forgotten get used! I’m an outta sight outta mind kinda person. I don’t depot the ones in special packaging tho. The only this is I glue them in usually (the old ones I depotted, cuz the glue was already hot) so i can’t switch all of them around.

  26. cindiaz

    I love palettes!!

  27. Veronica

    I like palettes! :)

  28. Kitson

    I actually like pots more. I like palettes for when I travel cause its easy to travel with and I dont need to worry about loosing indivdual pots. And at MAC I do like how the palette fills are cheaper than pots. I dont know what I like pots more. Maybe because it looks like I have more makeup or I like the click sound that the pots make.

  29. I have mostly pots sadly, but I really like palettes. I think it makes it easier to get to all the colors and to see all your options.

  30. jenny

    ive depotted all my mac shadows. the palettes are really convenient and pack-friendly. but to be honest, i think from now on im going to keep my eyeshadows in their pots. i think it looks better that way, and makes you look like you have alot of makeup.

  31. cmferrets

    i love palettets! when i had all my single e/s in their pots , it got too overcrowded. i even depot my LE e/s and just keep the packaging just in case for the future. now if only , and i wish , mac would come out with a clear 15 pan palette, like they have for their 4 e/s quads. it would make it much easier to look at , and so i can see all the colors, without opening them and no labels.

  32. Andrea

    I’m not really a fan of individual pots. I depot all of my MAC eyeshadows, even those with special packaging.

  33. Amy

    Palettes are the way to go for me… except I can’t bring myself to depot Expensive Pink in the neo sci fi pot, because I think the orange is neat!

  34. Sass

    I buy the eyeshadows in special packaging…if they come in the basic mac packaging then I’ll just buy the pan and stick it in a palette.

  35. kat

    I like the pots more, but the palettes do make more sense! The way I hvae my makeup organized, the palettes sort of hide and I reach for my pots more often though! But as the pots run out I switch to palettes (I buy perm colours in palette form, but sometimes I get some as gifts or whatever)

  36. Miss_M

    I do like palettes, but I find depotting too much hassle and I never seem to like the pre-made palettes MAC releases, accept Fafi eyes 1, so I keep everything in individual pots.

    I do love Bobbi Browns palette system, where you can put foundation, e/s, blush and lipstick all in the same palette, you can also put the product back in the original package if you want to change colorcombo’s.

    Why can’t all make-up brands come up with this idea ?!

  37. Maheen

    i like palettes
    i usually end up loosing the pots