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Never! I need a 10x magnifying mirror to do my eyes, and I have my favorite brushes, so I never use either the mirror nor the tools that come in the palette.

The one and only exception—and I know this doesn’t count as a palette—is the UD Mattifying Powder compact that I carry with me. I use the puff and the mirror to pat a bit of powder onto my T-zone about halfway through the day.

I like having a mirror for travelling purposes, but for the most part I don’t use them day-to-day. In terms of applicators, I’ll use them in a pinch, but they’re not something I typically gravitate towards.

Yes! I’m a drag queen and makeup tends to happen in places where you have little to no control over the variables involved in doing makeup. (lighting/seating,etc) Having a mirror in my contour palette and my crappy little phone light makes me feel like I can do makeup anywhere!

I know I’ve mentioned it before but it bears repeating – the applicators included in Chanel’s quads and singles (do they still do singles) are quite different from the standard sponge tipped applicators from other companies. They’re almost a very very fine cotton flannel or something – and they work REALLY well. I regret having tossed them out in past. I will use the included applicators in a pinch and the same with a mirror if I’m having to touch up in the car (not while I’m driving but as a passenger) or on the train, etc. Other than that and because I’m so shortsighted, I need a larger mirror that I can pretty much get my nose right up to in order to see what I’m doing.

I use the mirrors sometimes. If I am applying eye makeup without my glasses, it can be handy because I can bring the mirror close and it won’t interfere with my brush handle. But I don’t really care if a palette has a mirror or not when I’m purchasing one.

Mostly not. Due to my nearsightedness/glasses/contacts situation, I use mirrors from a distance. The only applicator I think I’ve ever made use of is the ABH Modern Renaissance brush, which I like a lot and use very often.

I’ve used the mirrors before when I don’t have a hand mirror to double check that my pink hair dye is nice and saturated on the back of my head, but I don’t use the mirrors for their intended purpose which I assume is to be use in makeup application. 😛

As for applicators I throw out any cheap plastic ones, but I keep and use any brushes included with my palettes. UD, Kylie, I keep those and use them and they’re not half bad. They’ll never replace my favorite brushes but they’ll do in a pinch.

I never use the mirror as I need magnification to do my eyes so for me personally, I would prefer not to have the added weight and bulk. I do recognize how many people do use the mirror in palettes so I know why it is there and accept that I am probably in the minority. As for the applicators, I actually like and do use the sponge tip applicators for certain products. I find they work really well for getting into tight spaces which with hooded eyes is a plus. They apply shimmery products much better than a brush, usually. They pack on colour better and when moistened they really intensify the shadow. They work especially well with cream or heavy silicone based products.

I sometimes use the mirrors when I’m traveling. I usually travel with a mirror, though, so I can use the magnifying side when I do my eyes.

I almost never use sponge-tip applicators that come with palettes. I will use an included brush if it’s good quality.

The mirror? No, absolutely not. I’m far too nearsighted and vision impaired to apply makeup in anything but a lighted magnifying mirror!
As for applicators / brushes, that depends solely on the brand and type. UD consistently includes very nice, good quality eyeshadow brushes in their eyeshadow palettes. I keep those and do use them. Chanel’s tiny spongetips are also of excellent quality and really work! Unfortunately, they are a bit too small for my hands. Other than those 2 examples, I cannot remember any others that I felt were worth keeping and using.

No. Not for initial application.
However I do use a mirror to touch up my lipstick on the run. That could be a little 2 sided mirror just for that purpose and it doesn’t have to be a makeup product.
I would prefer a product without a mirror, especially if it reduces cost or makes the package slimmer.

Depends. The Chanel mirror for brows is excellent. Other brands have crummy mirrors. Why did they bother? I usually don’t use the sponge tips. But, Chanel’s are good. It just depends on the brand.

No, neither. I have occasionally kept brushes that come with palettes if they seem like they’re halfway decent, but most of those have been culled over time. I automatically throw out the double-ended brushes as I can’t store them like my other brushes and if I put them somewhere else I’ll forget about them and never use them, so … no point.

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