Stash show: Eyeshadow palette collection

Thought I'd show you the eyeshadow palettes I have and love. I began using eyeshadow regularly and properly only from this January, so it's still growing. I'll share my individual eyeshadows another time. Please click on the link on each (if applicable) to see an EOTD or a swatch. If not, I'll do it sometime.
Drugstore eyeshadow palettes:
MUA - Glitterball, Immaculate Collection, Glamour Days. See swatches here.
Sleek - iDivine Sunset. See swatches here and an EOTD here.

Accessorize - Your Are Everything, Lovely Day. Great range of colours.
Rimmel - Sun Safari, State of Grace, plus two more quads in my travel kit. See a look here.
Bourjois - All these in the Smoky Eyes Trio, plus Vintage Rose, which is in my travel kit- these were the second set of shadow palettes I ever bought! You can see some looks here, here and here.
Miners - Masterclass x 2; Jewel x 2. These are surprisingly good, particularly the Jewel palettes. I'm not fond of the packaging. Feels a bit cheap-plasticky.
Motives - Shrove Tuesday palette. I only like two of the lippies in this and dislike the shadows (missing in pictures but you can see it in my Vellvette box post here).
E.L.F. - 32-piece warm palette. Ginormous range of warm neutrals, and only one glittery shadow. See swatches here.
Revlon - Custom Eyes. Sorry, but these are the worst eyeshadow palettes I've ever tried. Zilch pigmentation, nada staying power and awful fallout. Don't go for my throat if they are your HG. This is a personal, subjective blog.

Department store eyeshadow palettes



Too Faced - Liquif-Eye. This is the first eyeshadow palette I bought and I love it to bits.
TheBalm - Meet Matte - see a look here - Balm Jovi and N0de 'Tude - see details here (I remember buying a Balmbini 2... where did it go?). For Keeps is actually a lip palette. I'm wondering why I put in there.
Urban Decay - N@ked 1 and N@ked 2

Eyeshadow Palette Wishlist
Given the range of colours across these and the fact that most of them contain pigmented shadows, I only have five palettes on my wishlist (for now):
Accessorize Exposed - The name is a giveaway. Like Undressed, N0de, N@ked....
Balm and the Beautiful - Love this, want it. Why isn't anyone selling it? Why isn't TheBalm reintroducing it?
Meet Matt(e) N0de - I'm sort of iffy about this, given the colours in Meet Matt(e). So I may not buy. But the Too Faced Matte palette wouldn't necessarily hurt.... 
Sephora Blockbuster - I'll tell you the story behind this. The beautiful SA in the Sephora in Seattle, Wash., (I dunno her name but she wears spectacles and has flawless skin and ash blonde hair) begged me to buy this in October 2010 because the stock had just come in and I was just getting into makeup. I told her (in lofty tones) I didn't need all that and only minimal makeup must be used (*banshee wail*). She swore I would regret it one day and would remember her ever since. Both her predictions have come true - she should quit being an SA and go in for fortune telling. I've spent subsequent Octobers to Decembers hunting across Sephoras in Europe and Asia only to have every single piece sell out "five seconds ago". 

What's your favourite palette, and do you have an "I regret not buying this..." sob-story like mine?

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  1. Amazing collection! Especially the nudes(since thats all I use hehe) I'm so jealous!

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    1. I used to stay away from neutral shades till recently because I thought they were boring and bleh! Ah well, you learn something new every day. I'm still looking for that one comprehensive neutral palette though. The Urban Decays are good but don't cut it for me versatility-wise.

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  2. I want the Meet Matte Nude palette!

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    1. Ditto! Very generous pans and lovely shades!

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  3. that's just beyond.

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    1. I know! I so need therapy :(

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  4. Wow! Thats a huge stash u got there! I dont have half as much i think!
    I alwys regret not buying the Naked palette.. Everytime I get the opportunity I am always more tempted by other palttes on swatching lol..
    xx

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    1. Somehow they don't get as much love as NudeTude. I got carried away by the hype and packaging, and I think they're a bit too shiny.

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  5. you have quite a collection! I am coming to steal a few...lol... :)

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    1. Ah yes, that reminds me. I need to sign up for that super-high-security vault.

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  6. Awesome stash! And you still have a wish list??? I want The Balm Nude'tude but I have more than enough eyeshadows and I don't even use them often.

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    1. Lol my Too Faced and Bourjois shadows were sleeping from 2010 till this Jan. Now I go without eyeliner somedays but always wear shadow.

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  7. wow.....luv it!!!! u r an eye shadow freak like me!!! <3I have UD 1, 2, MUA palettes(I sold them hehehe), and accessorize from this list
    huv is the nude tude palette by balm..if i have naked 1 nd 2, Do I need it?
    is it a dupe of any of the naked palette

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    1. Hmmm... it depends. Personally I like NudeTude better than either UD because of versatility and reduced shimmer. Tell you what, I'll do a swatch comparison of all three soon and you can decide.

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  8. Great collection, I really want to buy the Naked 2 soon :)

    sparklewithlaughter.blogspot.com

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    1. It has sturdier packaging and a double ended brush :P

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  9. OMG tats an enviable stash :)

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  10. I was looking at buying some sleek palettes the other day and was struck by how similiar the colours were to MUA, do you find them the same?

    Jac x0x

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    1. I do, I do! The Sunset is the only palette with slightly different shades, that's because of the flaming orange. I'll tell you something else, the texture and formula of the shadows feel exactly alike. Ditto pigmentation and fallout - try running a finger over a pan and you can't tell the difference. Honestly, both have been out of favour lately - thanks to theBalm. I suppose they get them made from the same supplier.

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  11. I love your collection!!! I'm soooo jealous...:))

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  12. Love the eye shadows color :) I used to perform on stage on our Cultural dance when I was working with our ministry of culture in Malaysia many years ago. We love strong colors they will pop up on stage when the stage light shine on the face :)

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    1. Same here. Gimme my blues and greens and who said non-teens can't wear colours?

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  13. Wow! you have a very impressive collection of palettes! I'm itching to get my hands on the naked palettes!

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    1. If you can't get both, go for the first one - two has sturdier packing but one has a better range of colours.

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  14. Phewwww..that is some collection for sure!!!

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  15. You got an awesome collection there girl. jealous much:)

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  16. WOW !! Drooling over your collection dear :) Speechless ;)

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  17. Wow, you have a lot...Dang. Lol :)

    Check out my latest post about my School Supply Haul: http://girlylifeexpectations.blogspot.com/2013/07/school-supplies-haul-back-to-school-2013.html

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  18. Now I don't feel quite so bad about my own stash. This is a lovely collection darling. So many beatiful palettes.

    If your house was burning down and you could only have ONE? Which would you grab?

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    1. An excellent question! I'd pick Balm Jovi - it's got eyes, face and lips, a range of day and night looks and colours, and one has to live on a prayer in times of fire.

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  19. Aprajita TrivediMarch 28, 2014

    woweeeee collection !!

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