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Christine, I also think of quads and palettes separately, too. I just started getting into palettes, so I only have the two UD NAKED ones. I know I am in the minority, but I don’t love the original. I can’t say it’s a bad palette, but I didn’t find it as great as everyone else made it out to be, but I LOVE the 2nd. I feel the 2nd suits me better, has more variety, and I end up creating more looks with it. I also find all the shadows in it work for me. Virgin in the original is SO DRY. It looks like it has a dry film layer over it. It’s also hella ashy on me and I’m light-medium. Naked shows up when I swatch, but doesn’t on my lids. And I’ve never touched Creep or Gunmetal other than to swatch. I am someone who adores Half Baked, so it was the one I was happiest to see in the 2nd even though I think it’s a little random/out of place in the 2nd. Also, I wanted Hustle to be darker, and Busted is a slightly darker version. I’ve used the 2nd more than the original, and I’ve had the original since before Christmas. I actually had no intention of buying it…I only did to curb my want for NAKED while the 2nd was sold out on UD, haha.

Gah I felt like that entire collection was a hot mess.  Unless it’s a new pigment or something truly outstanding, I tend to steer clear from MAC specials.

I have to agree with Christine Urban Decays Black palette was a major let down. I’ve only used it once and wish I could get my money back for it. It was no where as great as I anticipated it to be nor do I feel like I can use the colors because they come out sooo super dark. $36.00 for it to just sit in my drawer. 🙁 

I don’t normally buy things without checking reviews and sWatching the product first so the only ones I’m a bit disappointed at ate the mostly matte 120 palettes and 88 palettes. They’re not all bad but a lot of the matte shades are powdery, dry, and even non do pigmented when applied on eyes.

I absolutely LOVE the UD Black Palette! My personal favorite is ‘Cobra’ 🙂 It’s a great smokey eye color for me! 

I’ve lucked out when it comes to eyeshadow palettes. Out of the 15 that I have the only one that disappointed was the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Petal Pusher.

Givenchy Prismissime Arty Palette. I became mad to find it (it was LE and out of stock almost everywhere), I paid a lot of money for it and it is impossibile to use. The colors have the worst pigmentation ever and a poor longevity too. The only cool thing of this palette is the packaging (stunning).

I have this smokey eye palette from Kat von D that’s kind of a disappointment. The colors are very pigmented but they don’t blend well and the cream shadow they included was bone dry when I bought it.
 
I also got this Sephora Eden palette, mostly because I liked how they listed where in Africa several of the parts and ingredients came from and who produced them. It was nice and I wish more companies did stuff like that, but the colors were all pretty sheer. It’s nice to look at. I think about giving it to my niece or my sister sometimes.

that will be the one from mac quite cute collection, the cutie quad, I didn’t buy when the collection came out, and then I saw in my closest cco. What a mistake was to buy that quad, poor pigmentation and only had 1 color with decent color pay off. Thanks god the lady at the cco let me exchanged for the a wonder woman quad.

that will be the one from mac quite cute collection, the cutie quad, I didn’t buy when the collection came out, and then I saw in my closest cco. What a mistake was to buy that quad, poor pigmentation and only had 1 color with decent color pay off. Thanks god the lady at the cco let me exchanged for the a wonder woman quad. I also didn’t like urban decay naked palette 1, I know many people love it, but it has too much fall out in some eyeshadows, the #2 I really love.

NYX’s Lake Moss palette. The colours look gorgeous in the pans but applied and blended, they all turn the same muddy black colour.  Mac’s Caviar Dreams quad was a bit of let-down too, just because the shade “Caviar Dreams” shows up so poorly and palely. 

I kind of like the UD Black palette…
 
The most disappointing for me was definitely MAC’s 6 Beauties Play It Cool palette from the Tartan Tale collection. The colours looked great in the pan but were all muddy and similar when swatched, wtith appalling texture and colour payoff. The Bobbi Brown Peony & Python palette (or Python & Peony or something) was similar to Beauties Play It Cool and it was a let-down too.

My BH Cosmetics 28 Neutral Palette. I actually use it pretty often now, but when I first got it, I was disappointed in the pigmentation and how much product I have to use to create the looks I want. Also, I had heard there were a lot of dupes for mac neutral colors and I just didn’t agree at all once I had the colors in front of me.

I was disappointed in the UD black palette at first because all the colors appeared black when applied. I couldn’t see the subtleties between the colors. After giving it more of a chance and playing around with it, I could see that half of the colors are black-based, but the silver, purple, and blue are all very deep versions of their color and they work really well to intensify a colorful smoky eye.
 
I’ve had the most disappointment in Stila palettes. The mattes especially can be powdery, patchy, and just blah!

The most disappointing palette that I’ve recently tried has been the NYX Crimson Amulet ($24.99). The eyeshadows had tons of fallout, pigmentation was terrible and the liquid liner burned my skin. While the blushes and highlighter were good overall it was a waste of money so I returned it.

[email protected] Oh, yikes.  Mine just got delivered today.  I haven’t opened it up yet.  Sounds like a return trip to ulta might be in my future.

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