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YEP!! Mine too! I honestly think that there isn’t a day where I don’t use one of those shadows. It really was a fantastic palette!

MAC Warm Neutral! I always have it out to use the transition and crease shades with all my quads and most of my eye looks.

Oh dear, another hard one. I have too many but they can all be summed up by one palette because they are pretty similar so I am going to go with the Two Faced Natural Eye palette. It is rare that I go more than a day or two without using it in some way. If a shadow isn’t blending well, pull out the TF palette. Need a matte brow bone highlight then pull out the TF palette, etc.

It is either ABH Modern Renaissance or Chanel Empriente du Desert quad, I think? But I also grab my MAC quad I put together several years ago that has Orb, Soft Brown, Woodwinked and Antiqued in it? Harder question than I thought it would be! Plus, all too often I mix and match those 3 go-to’s with each other.

Tom Ford Burnished Amber, unfortunately it has been discontinued…I tried Honeymoon and Disco Dust but still prefer Burnished Amber

Gwen Stefani for Urban Decay. Lovely sophisticated shades (well maybe except 2 of them) with just right amount of shimmer. Usable non-parrot-like shades, yet, special and non obvious.

Thanks for mentioning this one. I loved it when I got it and for awhile it was all I used. Then something or other else came along and I forgot about it. Your post is going to prompt me to start using it again!

I try to love all my palettes equally, but I have to admit that I do always reach for UD Naked 3 whenever I’m in a hurry, or just want to do something I don’t have to think too much about.

I don’t have a ton of palettes but I always use my MAC double sided self made palettes of which I have two. It is everything I need. Or I use my ABH Modern Renaissance Palette.

that makes me really happy or satisfied or something, because I stressed so hard over spending that money!!! but man do I love it… it makes everything SO easy!! (and I am super uncoordinated!!)

Urban Decay Naked Basics 2, and I have a new palette I use a lot for work, Smashbox Cover Shot in Softlight.

I know you didn’t like it Christine, but it is very neutral for work and flattering for older women.

I used to love my bright greens and pinks, I just can’t wear them as often anymore, or I have to wear them in a different way.

Definitely the Zoeva Cocoa Blend palette. Though I’ve been cheating on it a lot with the ABH Modern Renaissance palette lately.

*Eyeshadow: UD Naked Basics; MUFE Artist Palette Vol. I and Vol. 2; MUFE Studio Case; UD Electric Palette; UD Urban Spectrum.

*Blush: Tarte Pin-Up blush palette.

*Travel: UD Naked On the Run

Th original Urban Decay Naked palette – sometimes I go a long time without using it, but whenever I’m at a loss for what to do with my eyes I’ll pull it back out and know it’s going to look good.

Kat Von D Shade & Light and theBalm In the Balm of Your Hand (and surprisingly, Walking on Eggshells from Wet and Wild! I keep it in my car).

Nars Dual Intensity Blush/Highlighter in Adoration – the hot pink blush is my all-time favorite blush — ever. The highlighter is perfect with it. Just to look at this palette makes me happy.

Too Faced Bon Bons, LORAC Pro2 and Smashbox Smoky Cover Shot. Of course, this could all change in a month (and probably will!)

This answer will bore everyone to tears by now. 🙂 Chanel’s Empreinte du Desert.

The past six months or so I have been using Chanel quads to the exclusion of all else. I reach for all of them equally and happily. But Empreinte du Desert is something special for sure.

I always go back to UD naked 2. It is so easy. I love to use it for work with a bright eyeliner. Works all the time!

I really only have 5 pre-made palettes, and I think I use the ABH Modern Renaissance one about as often as I use the Benefit Cheekathon blush box. But if I’m allowed to include custom palettes, I made a 6-pan palette from ABH of cheek and face powder that I use daily (Banana, Cream Soda, Camel, Nutmeg, Peaches & Cream, Fawn).

And if I were to be completely honest, I depotted the Benefit blushes into a Book of Shadows palette where they live alongside the ABH powders, so technically the *one* palette I use most is a custom one that includes all the face and cheek powders/blushed mentioned above.

Too Faced’s Matte Eye palette, not to be confused with their Natural Matte palette. It’s simple, cohesive, and easy to use.

If quads count, it’s certainly an LE quad I have. I have a good Tarte palette that needs more love. Thier last holiday blush wheel also gets used frequently. I had an old Stila one I hang onto.

Eventually I go back to all of them but the one that I have probably gone back to the most is the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette. I have had it longer than most of the other palettes I own and I tend to reach for it when I am feeling uninspired because it is so “self explanatory”.

As much as I love Nude Dip I tend to love Honeymoon even better and will reach for it a lot more. I like the formula of the shadows better then Nude Dip. Nude Dip is a little more powdery but two of the shades were the shades I only wore for years it was before Tom Ford was Tom Ford but I used primarily a beige shade all over my lid and a darker brown in the crease once in a while I would use a light lavender all over and a darker shade of purple in the crease it was in the 70’s and till I was in my forty’s. I was very basic with makeup not that I am very daring now but I use highlighter and different ones at that and different shades of blush and shadows. I started to purchase more makeup in my early 50’s.

I’v been using my ABH MR palette to death since February when I got it!!

I’v hit pan on three shades ( Tempera, Vermeer, and Antique Bronze) And I’m close on another (Buon Fresco) !

I can get a handful of looks, ONLY using this palette. Which I think is AMAZING. I love that it has everything I need in one!

I am guilty that I never go back to an eye shadow palette after I’m tired of it! Currently I’m using the tartiest pro palette because of its colors but it’s just so super powdery. I love the colors though. But in terms of face palettes I really like the Jaclyn Hill and Becca blush and highlighter palette. I’m still experimenting with my custom made hourglass ambient lighting palette but I haven’t fallen in love yet.

Charlotte Tilbury’s quad in the Sophisticate. It has basic shades, that I end up using with most of my other palettes or eyeshadows. So, it always sits out, on my vanity, I don’t have to look for it when I am doing my makeup. The only other palette I reach for consistently is the Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book, The Art of Sculpting + Defining Volume II. It has my favourite contour and highlighter shades, plus 4 shadows.

Tartlette in Bloom, and I also use Tarte’s Double Duty Beauty Happy Girls Shine Brighter palette pretty frequently. I love my neutrals, and Tarte is my favorite brand these days.

Tarte’s Tartelette palette (the original, all-matte one)! If I’m in a rush but want some quick and simple eyeshadow, this is the one I reach for, but I also end up using Dreamer and Super Mom all the time even when I’m using other palettes that don’t have a perfect highlight or a deep matte brown. I’d say I reach for it pretty much every day for at least one shade, and have been doing so for the almost 2 years I’ve had it! Still haven’t picked up Tartelette in Bloom, but it’s been on my list for a while…

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