Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Makeup Emergency: The Palette

Hi everybody,

During the last two weeks, my makeup routine fluctuated between wearing no makeup and have no time to wear makeup. When I was not in a meeting, I was waiting in line for something or busy to complete something else (my thesis.) Then, the moment came when I had to show my face to the world, I barely had time to apply makeup in a decent manner. Each time, I had less than 15 minutes to do a complete face to head out of the doors. And God knows how bad traffic can get on commencement day.

My saving grace? Sephora Beauty Fever palette

When I bought this palette, I did not envision the day I would rely on it for my beautification. This palette, while being compact, is not really my cup of tea when it comes to everyday use. While the pigmentation is quite alright, I developed a snobby attitude toward it and most Sephora palettes. To me, they are glorified Coastal Scents (or even worse, E.L.F) palettes with the fancy name. However, after many times reaching out to this palette, I'd say it's a necessary evil.

Why, you may ask. And I will answer after the jump.

The answer is really simple: having an all-in-one palette within reach does save you a lot of time. Instead of spending time to find and open many blush, eye shadows, highlighting powder, and bronzer containers, you only need to open one palette. Shocking, huh? I felt the same way, too. With everything opened right in front of you, the time needed to apply makeup can be cut in half. To me, that's the beauty of having this type of product.

However, as I mentioned earlier, some colors in the palette you may not like or use and finding the perfect palette can be a mission impossible task. I'm glad to tell you that you can make your own. I did, and it was very easy.

To recap, if you have not owned any all-in-one makeup palettes, I suggest you to get or make one yourself. They are really handy when you are in time-crunching situations. I have to admit I would not make it to the commencement without the Beauty Fever palette. If you have a favorite makeup palette, please let me know. I'd love to hear more about this.


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  1. That does look like it would save you a lot of time.
    It's just that when you do have time you dont want to have to switch through palletes.
    But a super good idea for a business woman.

  2. awww yeah see the mini blush/bronzer duo

  3. i love makeup palettes! the colors you have are lovely.. and that's a nice idea swatching the colors on paper!

  4. I love palettes! I think they are great value for money and since the colors go well with each other you don't have to think too hard about color combos.

    The palette you did looks very pretty. I love the color you included, it's a nice mix of colorful and neutral shades.

  5. Hi Jordy,

    You are absolutely right, the palettes are lifesavers to me. This year, I make sure to have some of them available.

  6. Hi Vanilla,

    The blush and bronzer in the Beauty Fever palette are very useable. I am even surprised at that!

  7. Hi Khym,

    Since I'm not as high-tech as EnKore, I decided to swatch the colors and write their names on paper. That way, I don't have problem recalling my eyeshadows' names.

  8. Hi Gio,

    You are right, I find myself working faster with palettes because I don't have to think of color combos. Thank you for praising my home-made palette. It was the first one I did, now I put some colors in quads just in case I need to travel.

  9. Oh looks nice!I have not used it yet but after reading this post i think i should have it.I like to make one like this.Great job.Keep up.

  10. Hi sdhc,

    Thank you for your encouragement! I really appreciate it! This palette is a lifesaver to me for the past few weeks.

  11. happy holidays love! i love palettes! i want those magnetic cases so i don't have to feel committed to certain colors in a palette.

  12. Hi Kia,

    The magnetic cases are great. MAC sells them in regular stores now and many other online vendors also sell them for cheap. I made my own before those options were available for me :)

  13. I agree with you, i don't think this palette's worth it either! I worked for Dior a year ago, and I never really liked their seasonal palettes that came with little minis. I do however, like their 5 color palettes, maybe you can check those out next time? I'm pretty disappointed with the case too. Usually Dior makes the cutest cases...

  14. Hi,

    I wish to have money to spend on Dior. Their eyeshadow quints are lovely!

  15. Wow.. I love this makeup palettes. and Its look such a awesome with all this color.All the colors you have are lovely. I have one but Its not like this. Thanks for sharing this photos about makeup palettes!

  16. is very interesting the post i like this info


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