I’ve talked about it before, maybe too much. The new Sephora eye shadow palette is out, the annual one that focuses on the Pantone Color(s) of the Year, and I was so NOT impressed.
Those palette colors are all over the place and only a few would flatter me. I mean, chartreuse??? So you know what I’m gonna do? MAKE MY OWN.
I’ll start with the Colors of the Year for 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Then I’m going to buy individual eye shadows at Coastal Scents in the colors I want. The pink and the blue, sure, but then add several neutrals in various shades of brown and gray, more pinks, an off-white highlight. Perhaps a violet or two.
I’ve bought from Coastal Scents before and been very pleased with everything — quality, prices, shipping. Individual eye shadows, called “Hot Pots,” are usually only $1.95, and several times a year, as in NOW, are only 98 cents each. They are magnetized and fit into empty palettes that are also reasonably priced. You can pop the pans in and out as you wish but they stay put until you do.
Here’s one eye shadow calling my name, Baby Pink.
There are dozens more pinks, some closer to Rose Quartz, some cooler or warmer. Pick the ones that work for you. Pick the finish you prefer — matte, shimmer, etc.
There’s a blue that’s close to Serenity, called Cornflower Blue, which unfortunately is out of stock, so it must be popular.
So remember, if you see a palette that you want but can’t afford or one where you only like a few of the colors, you can build your own. You are the boss of you!