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ABH Soft Glam is my staple palette
Ohh that’s a difficult one!
The PMG moonlit seduction is a really good allrounder for me. It works both for office appropriate looks and more fun or going out looks.
Mm. The other palettes…
LH cosmetics shimmer saga I also use really frequently so I’d definitely buy that one!
Then the Natasha denona mini nude and mini glam palettes.
And then finally I’d probably make my palettes of glamshop Poland, micka beauty shop and MAC singles all over again!
All my choices are discontinued, of course, but the original NAKED palette would be high on the list, as would Naked Smoky and the ABH “Mario” palette. UD Vice 2 and Vice 3 would be high contenders too and they have the beauty of both containing a lot of shades which is always a bonus in a “starting over/only one palette” conundrum.
Mariella, you and I are hanging on to the same tried and true palettes. They were such good quality. Their newer replacement palettes that were offered by the companies just don’t come close.
I think to some extent it’s this whole move to “clean” that is resulting in a lot of inferior products. I’m probably one of the oldest posters here and, at the risk of sounding like the “when I was young, we walked 5 miles to school, UPHILL, both ways” type, I’ve been using “unclean” (for want of a better word) makeup, skin and haircare products for close on 60 years and haven’t suffered (which isn’t to say that everything in cosmetics won’t have a negative effect on someone….look what we learned about talc around “lady parts”). But I think the move to “clean”, coupled with the desire to make outrageous and often impractical palettes – well, it makes things like the original Naked palette seem as precious as an original Chanel suit (though far less expensive!)
I so agree!!! I’ve been wearing makeup for 45 years and have never had an issue that was related to it. I’m not saying it doesn’t happen, just that I’ve never experienced a problem. UD used to be my favorite lne for shadows, lipsticks, eyeliners, lipliners, and mascara. Now I only buy Perversion mascara. They’ve lost their way.
I would build my own palette with singles from Sydney Grace, MAC, ABH, Menagerie, and Colourpop.
Probably Natasha Denona Triochrome, as it’s my favorite palette.
Oooo, along with the one I selected (and don’t have) this is the only other palette that still really want, but have duped almost every single one. I can’t shake it, that feeling when I see it. I’m glad to hear it works well for someone. Do you achieve multiple looks without tapping into other palettes? That (beside the price for it) is my only concern.
Colourpop Making Mauves. After years of experimentation, I have found that a palette with mauvy/purplish light mattes, a medium dark matte or two for shading, and a few shimmers for visual interest works best for my brown eyes and fair cool skin tone. Plus, it is compact enough to use as a travel palette.
Clinique Teddy Bear All About eyes quad.
Natasha Denona Glam
I would just rebuild my custom 15 pan MAC palette.
Huda Beauty The New Nude.
I would have to have my PMG Labs Midnight Sun Mothership, Huda New Nudes, the now DC’d UD Naked 2, plus SG x Temptalia On The Horizon and Mel Thompson’s bundle, like immediately!!!
Dang, but I really HATE nightmare (inducing) scenarios like these! 😱
Ha! Yeah, very painful to think of going back to only one single palette. Almost makes me want to take out all the pans from my favs and put them in one huge palette, in case a crisis happened.
Sydney Grace Coffee Talk or Enduring Love.
Of the palettes that are available now, it would be ND’s Glam – it has the right amount of variations on the neutral theme and the most shimmers available in any palette I own.
My second choice would be On the Horizons Light too Christine.
Honourable Mention goes to ABH Sultry.
ND Glam would be my number two and that only believe as I’m getting older it can make me look a tad harsh or dramatic (it’s so cool-toned), but I do like that look, just not for ever. LOL!
Pat McGrath Bronze Temptation ! Love it every color I have panned most of it except for the pink which I use a lot of times as a blush!
I mostly just use eyeshadow quads instead of big palettes, my go to is charlotte tilbury pillowtalk.
Huda New Nudes and Pat McGrath Mothership 1.
Have those two and concur that they are very nice palettes to have as base palettes (as Huda’s is very solid, soft nude palette and you have the cooler sophistication from PML).
Mothership I is an awesome palette.
Sydney Grace x Temptalia bundle for sure. It has such a great mix of brights, neutrals, and jewel tones.
I’ve always wanted ND Biba (but I now have too many dupes to justify it); but as to what palette I’d purchase first with what I know today…hard because I really liked ND’s original Star palette, which was my “first big palette”. In actuality, Too Faced’s Natural Matte was my first palette.
So, back on point, what would I want today as my first palette……….thinking……..hard because I don’t have it, but from everything I’ve seen here and heard, PML Mothership VIII : Divine Rose II. Okay, I said it! I think I’d look great and be able to wear it everywhere, anytime of the day.
Thoughts from any,ne who has it? It’s the only palette that I can dupe much of and yet still would like (and that from someone who doesn’t like pinks in a palette). somehow I think I could make it work on me.
I retract, “the only palette that I can dupe…and still would like” because later I saw someone mention ND’s Triochrome and that definitely is another one I still would like and yet have mostly duped. All that said, I stick with my choice of the PML Mothership VII. 😉
This hypothetical makes me sad! If I could only use one palette for a long period of time, it would be Persona Identity 1 (because it has a setting shade and highlight for my skin tone, and lovely shimmers). If I could buy only one but knew I’d be rebuilding my collection soon, it would be Viseart Neutral Mattes. It’s my most used palette of all time. But I’d be eager to supplement with color and shimmer ASAP, with top contenders of ABH Jackie Aina, and Sydney Grace On the Horizon.
Viseart’s Cool Mattes, the discontinued original and current version, have been my most used shadows for years. When they discontinued the original, I bought 2 backups!
I really like NARS quality now, so I might get the NARS Orgasm Rising Eyeshadow Palette for its compact size and color selection. I would also consider the Natasha Denona My Dream Eyeshadow Palette, which is also compact and has colors I use a lot. But then the next palette would definitely have to be some Pat McGrath for some pizzaz and magic.
It may be cheating bc it’s discontinued but I’d buy Viseart’s original Cool Mattes palette. This and the current Cool Mattes have been my most used shadows for years and although I have 2 backups of the original, I’ll be very upset when I go through them.