August 2, 2016

If I Could Design an Eyeshadow Palette...

With all the recent palette collaborations out there, I started thinking about what my perfect palette would look like. Now I know you can create a customized palette through eyeshadow singles and a Z palette but I wanted to go deeper and imagine the packaging, the shadow names, everything! I was very bored at work one day and even started drawing out my dream palette.

What I imagine is a mix of colors that are designed to be used in pairs, although they could also be used all together. Once I started thinking of pairs, I thought of couples, and the central theme of my palette was born!

I'm a big fan of classic novels and plays, so my palette would be inspired by couples from some of my favorite stories. I haven't thought of a name--maybe the Star Crossed palette or something like that? In this way it would be personal to me but others could see the theme, too, even if they had no idea who I was.

My dream packaging would be a long rectangular palette with either a white and gold quilted top or a burgundy and gold quilted top. The palette name would be written in gold in the same font as my blog header. The inside would include a big mirror and maybe a few book quotes around the mirror. In terms of eyeshadow placement, I think of something similar to the Lorac pro palettes--mattes on the bottom, shimmers on the top with eighteen shadows overall. Each pair of shadows would have a similar color theme and there would be one color per couple, including champagne, beige, taupe, bronze, purple, blue, green, red, and black.

Using my abysmal photo editing skills I created this as a sort of guide:

The shadows I used as inspiration are:

Elizabeth: MAC Shroom
Darcy: MAC Blanc Type
Jane: MAC Era
Edward: Makeup Geek Frappe
Estella: MAC Satin Taupe
Pip: Makeup Geek Brownie Points
Ophelia: Milani Bella Gold
Hamlet: Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear
Guinevere: Colourpop Cricket
Lancelot: Makeup Geek Curfew
Juliet: Colourpop Sugar
Romeo: Nyx In the Buff
Daisy: Colorpop Cricket
Jay: Morphe Nature's Calling
Catherine: MAC Cranberry
Heathcliff: Makeup Geek Cherry Cola
Lady: Urban Decay Moonspoon
Macbeth: MAC Omega

And the couples are from the books/plays/stories Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, Hamlet, the Legends of King Arthur, Romeo and Juliet, The Great Gatsby, Wuthering Heights, and Macbeth which are all some of my favorites!

The shades are all ones that I would use. The colors wouldn't be too bold for me and there would be plenty of neutrals, therefore it's my perfect palette. I might try to recreate this with a Z palette so wish me luck!

Have you ever thought about designing your own eyeshadow palette? Would you use one like mine?

Xx Katie
31 comments on "If I Could Design an Eyeshadow Palette..."
  1. This is such a great idea! I LOVE literature and so this is right up my street :) I'd definitely buy it! X
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  2. This is such a cool idea! Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to create our own palettes! I've never thought of it, but it would be fab xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  3. This post seems like such a cool idea! Your palette is beautiful and I love how you named each of them!

  4. I love the idea of creating my own palette! It would probably be full of neutral colours and the rose gold rectangular packaging :)

    Ela BellaWorld

  5. I'd love to create my own makeup line one day. Your palette sounds like something I'd purchase. :)

  6. Love all of these products x And it would be so fun to create your own line one day *-* It's dream of all us Beauty Bloggers x

  7. Ooooh I would so buy your palette! Mine would be the Violet Voss Holy Grail palette with UD half baked. lol That's it!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  8. This is such a clever idea! You inspire me to do a similar post. Love the mixture between the neutrals and bright colors!


  9. Love this idea and that Jane and Edward have made one of your pairings :) x

  10. I love the creativity behind your idea and the shades you picked, I would certainly want to try this if it were a real palette.


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