I had major freeform palette lemmings last night. Fuelled by insomnia and by the fact that there are some eyeshadows that just aren't loved enough to be picked first above my other well-loved eyeshadows, I decided to make my own palette.
Disclaimer: This isn't the most aesthetically pleasing, stable or practical. If this manages to inspire you - great! But if you can, take a lot more time to safety-proof it. I just got lazy and wanted to see my pretties in a pretty container.
To do this, I decimated a Westlife album. It was one of their later albums, so quite meh. Yes, you may say that they are meh at their best, but boy did/do I love them. I listened to some of their classics last night (it came on via shuffle, I promise!) and felt like an emo teenager again.
I'm not exactly known for my manual dexterity and I tend to manhandle things. Instead of taking the time to find delicate instruments for depotting, I whipped out a pointy metallic nail file and proceeded to scratch away at my eyeshadows. These aren't especially cherished eyeshadows, so maybe that's why I was so blasé about them. So it'll come as no surprise that MAC Club was one of the victims, and it drives me insane that some tiny pigments from each eyeshadow have clung onto other eyeshadows during the process. But the worst victim was poor Nars Eurydice. Massive chunks fell off and my desk was covered in glittery purple and grey pigmented eyeshadow. Oh well. It wasn't that true to pan so I took it as the perfect excuse to chuck it in the bin.
My custom palette now contains the following:
- Nars Cordura duo
- a mini Coralista
- a Shu peach eyeshadow with quite large gold shimmers (sorry, don't know the name and it's now Pritt stuck on)
- Three single eyeshadows from Etude House
- MAC Club
- MAC Mineralize Blush in Rhapsody in Two
Of course, if this breaks then the amount of money spent on replacing them would far outweigh any savings I have made by not acquiring a professional palette. But that's not how my heart works.