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Probably browns and other neutrals. However I don’t own that many eyeshadows because I have a really difficult time trying to put them on. I love lavenders and purples though… I need to try on some more!

I never realize this until you asked, but I have the most neutrals! Highlight colors, medium browns as transition colors, and dark grays & black for outer corners. But I love bright color eyeshadows, I swear! lol

same here, mostly grays and purples. I have dark hair and blue-green eyes, those colors seem to work best on me. I’m also older, so the really bright eyeshadows are harder to pull off these days.

I’d say dark taupes like BareEscentual’s Drama & MAC’s Satin Taupe. You can wear them w/any color on the color wheel and they make great crease/liner colors.

in order of how much i have of each: purples, stormy blues, plummy browns, neutrals, smokey darks and highlight colors.

i stay away from brights and especially orange and yellow which i don’t think i can pull off.

lime greens! that’s if we’re whittling it down to specifics though. i have 2 greens that aren’t lime. 😐
but if we’re just going by general colour umbrella, it’d be… nope, still green, closely followed by pink.

Blues & neutrals but only by a few shades.

It’s pretty even across the board (except for the pinks and oranges but are catching up). I have greens, yellows/golds, and purples in pretty close numbers.

I own mostly browns to brownish pinks, however lately I seem to be buying a lot of purple hues, even though I rarely wear purple just because they’re so pretty

Browns, taupes, neutrals in general…I own almost every neutral ;pigment done by MAC in the last 2 yeras or so…I actually have a boat load of naked which is my favorite colour EVER!!

Browns on almost all variations of finishes and shades (muted, light, medium, dark, golden, reddish, coppery, peachy… champagnes, beiges, taupes, browns). I think I have like 30 ;-b

i have soooo many eyeshadows..it’s what i like to do the most (play up the eyes and play down the lips). my eye shadow spectrum runs all over the place even though i have green eyes and i should really concentrate on greens, browns, golds and such but i threw those rules out the window a long time ago and do whatever i like 🙂

Purples. Can’t stop buying more and more purple saying “but i don’t have that specific shade!” Im fair with hazel eyes and dark hair, it makes the green in my eyes really pop and i love it 🙂

I have a great range due to collecting kits. I have the Urban Decay Book of Shadows II & III, and the Pixie Pin Ups set from Too Faced, as well as their Natural Eye kit. So I have a nice range of neutrals, but I also have lots of bright shadows and darker shades too. It’s nice to be able to be really dramatic with my eye make-up one day, and then go super neutral the next.

Brown seems to dominate for me…Perhaps oranges. I don’t really know. I try and buy a variation! But when I can’t decide on a colour, I go for browns because they can be more subtle. xD

I have several green eyeshadows they r so pretty but I dnt use them as much as my neutral brown and blue shadow but for some reason I continue to buy greens

neutrals from champagnes to gold to multiple shades of browns.


Greens! I can never have enough dark forest greens. They are my alternatives to the boring black and dark brown smokey looks.

Ever since I gave away my Nyx Champagne & Caviar Palette, I seem to have a healthy mix of everything. I want more glowy peaches though. My eyes can do with all the bright they can get.

I have mostly browns and neutrals, followed by grays, since I live and die by a chocolate or gray smokey eye. I really want to find more purples though, as I have bright green eyes I like enhancing!

reds, more specifically that shimmery cranberry color
I must have like 7 shadows like that including the most recent MAC Venomous Villians in Vainglorious. That metallic reddish color makes my eyes sparkle!!

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