Have you ever finished a pre-made makeup palette?

Have you ever finished a pre-made makeup palette? (Whether just eyeshadow, lipstick, or multi-product – whatever goes!) What palette? How long did it take you?

Nooo! I can’t even fathom this!! 😉

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Jade Avatar

I’m actually sure I have, or at least gotten to the point that I chucked the palette out because there was so little of it left. It would have been years ago though, when I owned less makeup and actually used things up!!

Yanna Avatar

Yep…the MAC Pro lip palette in Preferred Pinks…I’ve gone through 2 of them within the past 7-8 months. I always like to mix every single color together 🙂

xamyx Avatar

Are you kidding…? I’ve never even hit pan on a blush or eyeshadow, unless it broke, and I don’t remember ever finishing a single lipstick or gloss.

Alexandra Avatar

Nope! I have way to many and it takes forever ! The closest one to being finished is the too faced naked eyes palette but I’ve just hit pan on two colors so it’s not that close to being done and I’ve had it for 4 years now!

lat Avatar

I’ve had this palette for about a year. And I have hit pan on Satin Sheets and I am getting close on some of the others. My sister has hit pan on all but one shade of the Natural Eye Palette from Too Faced and she has had it for 2 years.

Cat G Avatar

HA -no! A true sign of a makeup addict, ALL my palettes look like they’ve hardly been used -except for my Coastal Scents original 88, which was my first palette I think ever! Even that is far from hitting pan on any of the colors!

Carrie Avatar

Closest I’ve gotten to date is I’ve hit pan on 2 of 3 shades of a Nyx pre-set 3 pan palette. That’s about it! And I’ll never get closer than that probably; I have too much make up!

Judith Avatar

No never! I’ve never finished an eyeshadow before actually! I have a MAC holiday palette from 2005 that I still use quite often. I’ve hit pan on two colors, one of them being luster.

I only finish foundations and lip products!

Veronica Avatar

Yep. Less often now that my collection’s bigger, but I have a few 2-3 shade palettes that I’ve used to the pan. It’s usually the drug store ones – those are the kind I feel more comfortable tossing into a purse and applying on the go. With larger palettes, not so much, but I usually have 2-3 shades that I’ve used to the pan. (For instance, I had mostly wiped out Sin in the UD Naked palette before I gave it away to a friend. :P)

zainab Avatar

I’ve never hit pan on anything (I’m actually *trying* to hit pan on MAC Woodwinked, just to prove to myself that hitting pan isn’t some mythical event). The idea of emptying a whole palette is mind boggling to me, lol.

Veronica Avatar

My sister has a pretty routine look that she uses almost every day, only switching it up for special events. There’s an Almay palette with neutral shades that is her HG product – she’ll literally use up three of the same palette in one year! It’s mind-boggling to me. I can’t imagine not doing something different every day unless I’m too busy. XD

Rachel Avatar

To be honest, I can’t remember finishing a palette, either! I’ve come close, or a couple of colors disappeared/hit the pan, but I think usually I get so sick of the colors that I’ve given the remains to my little sister or tossed it! Maybe that’s a good goal to have- I’ve been buying more high-end makeup over time and the quality has been good enough to encourage me to use more of the product.

Wilcoa Avatar

Yes! I’ve finished a couple pre-made holiday palettes from MAC and a few other quads (I’ve never owned one of those really large palettes except for the NAKED palettes). However, I’ve never finished them in the palette form. Once I finished a few colors I depot them into one of my 16-pan palettes and I find I get more use out of the remaining colors that way.

Cindi Avatar

I have one ELF palette called The Everday Eye that I have had for 1.5 years and it is nearly all gone. It does do a great eye look and it has a tutorial inside the front cover that show you how to use the colors together. I have shadow only in the corners of the pans now. I don’t mind using it up though as I have so many other pallettes to use anyway.

Gia Medina Avatar

Yea I did… There was a bronzer, highlighter, and blush set from NARS I used to have and I finished it all. If it hadn’t been a limited edition product I’d have purchased another.

Lisa Avatar

Like 10 years ago, before I got into makeup, I had one eye quad that I used basically anytime I did eye makeup. It was called “Berried Treasure”, and I think it was by CoverGirl? I used the heck out of that — down to the last swipe — but it took me about 3 years (at that time I only wore eye makeup for going out or job interviews). By that time it had been discontinued, so I replaced it with a Maybelline 8-pan in “Sunbaked Neutrals”, which was my go to for the next 3 years or so, and I used up about 3/4 of it. But that’s when my love of makeup blossomed, so I never finished it. And ever since I’ve only finished foundation and powder (and a single lipgloss I had had 4 years).

livnzoe Avatar

There is a quad from MAC which i got about three years ago.. tow pans are already empty and on the other two colours i hit pan a while ago. Think i’ll have finished it in about 6 months.

I also got too faced’s naked eye palette where i hit pan on every colour.

Veronica Avatar

I LOVE the Too Faced Naked palette! Far more flattering than the UD Naked palette for a fair, cool-toned lady like me. 😀 With the exception of Stiletto, I’ve put a hefty dent in most of those shades. I’m pretty sure In the Buff is going to hit pan in about a month or so, haha.

Jennifer Avatar

Heck no! I’ve almost hit pan on sidecar in the naked pallate. I’ve hit pan on 3 compacts not in a a pallete this year. I have way too many palates, I’ll never run out. Matter of fact, I just picked up smashbox’s heat wave from norstroms rack for 24 bucks yesterday. It gets to be where I give some palates away so I can justify new ones.

Maggie Avatar

I’ve managed to hit pan in a Graftobian HD Glamour Creme Palette but I’m not sure if I’ll ever actually finish it before the formula gets bad. I will be repurchasing. And I can’t imagine finishing up one of my other pre-made makeup palettes. With my accumulation, custom-made palettes are making a ton of sense.

thepaigest Avatar

My first palatte from Urban Decay forever ago… the ammo. I still have it too can’t throw it away! BUT NO OTHER! And a lot untouched 🙁 Makeup Addict… hit me again.

Jan Avatar

Only if you count the palette that fell on the concrete, shattering each shadow in multiple places, leading me to open it upside down over a trashcan (I was repair naive then), thereby leaving only a smidge around the edge of each pan for me to use.

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