15 November 2014

The Muji Files | Part 2

Muji Files 2

Roughly one month ago I decided to share with you my make up collection in a roundabout way. Like most people I store my make up in Muji, it's practical, easy to keep clean and looks relatively nice too so long as in my opinion you don't go too high. At the moment I have six draws and if I'm honest it's too much for me, I wish I had stuck to just four however I'm sure I will have no problem in finding another use for them in the near future; I'm thinking jewellery or possibly a few nick knacks that I have floating around.

The Muji Files Part 1 featured my base products whereby my foundations, concealers and primers were all discussed. Today however I'm going to share with you my eye shadow products that I use, of which I use some more regularly than others. Starting off with my eye shadow primer I'm currently using the Lancôme La Base Paupières (Long Wear Eye Shadow Base) which I find to work very well in keeping my eye shadow in place throughout the day. As well as this I also have a mini sample set from Urban Decay which came with my Naked 1 palette however I'm yet to try those.

Next up I have two Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eye Shadow Paints which are incredible for the price. It was way back in February when I originally posted about these whereby I have continued to use them quite regularly since, although I must admit I opt for rich russet considerably more than golden bronze. Upon overview of this image I have realised I have missed my Maybelline Colour Tattoo which was a complete oversight as that is probably my most used product to date; it was probably lying around somewhere having being used that morning. My one other individual eye shadow is the Nude Swings Eye Shadow* from Benefit which is a lovely champagne shade however I must admit I don't wear it much at all as I use my palettes most days which tend to have something similar within them.

Onto quite possibly my favourite make up products; palettes! Palettes are generally quite pleasing to the eye which is partly why I love them so much, this is a far cry from how I used to feel about them as believe it or not I used to dislike palettes as I found them to be too bulky for my personal use. Fast forward on a few years give or take and my opinion has changed dramatically as I now really like them and tend to shy away from individual eye shadows; hence why I now only own two. Only one palette featured here was purchased by myself so starting off with the NARSissit Palette I managed to pick this up from ASOS whilst I had a voucher; this made quite an expensive purchase much more bearable. Sticking with NARS I also own the limited edition Fairy's Kiss Palette which my mum bought for me as a Christmas present last year; I have to say I use this one a lot more than the NARSissit Palette.

Finally I'm going to round off with my Urban Decay Naked 1 and Naked 2 palettes of which the first one I won from the lovely Laura and my second was a birthday gift from my mum. These despite being from the same brand are quite different where I have to say I think my preference lies with the first one of the series as the tones are much warmer. The packaging however in my opinion could be so much better as I don't like the fact that the velvet case picks up the slightest hint of fluff, meaning that the sellotape comes out a bit too often for my liking.

So there we have it, an insight into my eye shadow collection. Since photographing this image back in September I've since picked up the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette which is utterly beautiful however in my personal opinion I'll go out on a limb here and say that if I had to pick any it would be the Urban Decay Naked 1; it is for me so far unbeatable in terms of value for money and quality.

Don't forget to check out the first in the series, The Muji Files Part 1 if you missed it!

What are your favourite eye shadow palettes?

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20 comments

  1. I'm loving this serie so much! I love palettes a lot too, and the fun thing is that years ago I thought the same, that they were too bulky! Now I simply use a duo or a quad for traveling, but technically they're still palettes, LOL! :) xx

    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

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  2. The Dolce Vita palette by Charlotte Tilbury is definitely on my wishlist - I wish the brand were available locally! I kind of regret not picking up the NARSissit Palette, but I remember it was $105 or something ridiculous here (and probably sold out within a day). I heard the quality of the eyeshadows in NARS's palettes aren't as good as their singles, which also was kind of concerning. I would love to store my makeup in MUJI drawers - if only it were available in Australia! I've been overseas a few times and seen MUJI shops but lugging back acrylic storage in my suitcase didn't seem a very prudent idea :p

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  3. Great series, I can see I'll get addicted to this. But you just can never has enough eyeshadow palettes in my opinion!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  4. Great post! I love reading this series!

    Missmacbeauty | Missmacbeauty

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  5. Such a pretty photo :) I love the Naked palettes so much xx

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  6. Your photography looks amazing Amy, you should be so proud :) The original Naked palette is one of my absolute favourites, so many beautiful shades!


    www.jordanalice.co.uk

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  7. I love the Urban Decay Naked palettes but I've also got one of their brighter ones with lots of deep pigments and glitter. I love that brand for eyeshadow as they are always so vibrant.

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  8. Lovely post! I adore my Naked2 palette but then I generally prefer cool toned shades :) the NARS Fairy's Kiss palette looks stunning.

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I have my eye on the Nars- God created woman platte.... :( too many things on my wish list not enough money lol

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  10. Thank you Gyudy! How weird is that! It's funny how we change our preferences isn't it :) x

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  11. Oh really? I have never tried their single eye shadows so I sadly cannot share with you my thoughts on that one. I have tried their dual intensity ones in store but only on the back of my hand, they were pretty incredible though. Muji is great but I think there is a lot of similar things around these days, I know eBay and Amazon is full of acrylic storage. x

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  12. I feel like I have way too many already! x

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  13. The NAKED Palettes are awesome :) x

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  14. Thank you Gemma! Me too they are so good :) x

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  15. Thank you so much Jordan :) The original is my favourite too, I think it is awesome! x

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  16. Urban Decay eye shadows really are fantastic, I adore the look of the brighter palettes but know that deep down I just would not make the most of them x

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  17. The NARS palette is so lovely, I like the fact that the shades in it are different to all of my others x

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  18. That is such a nice palette, I wish I had picked that one up. The size of them is also a huge bonus, super handy for taking away :) x

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