My Makeup Collection 2018: Eyeshadow Pans!

Here comes another one of the posts featuring parts of my makeup collection. I already posted a blog post about my small eyeshadow palette collection and you can have a look at it here. If you are more into blushes I also got a collection post featuring all my blush-goodies as well.

But today it is all about those small little pans so many of us love to collect and put into different magnetic palettes. I have been collecting on and of for over 10 years (gasp!). Sometimes it takes years between every time I pick up something new, and other times, like when Colourpop had buy 1 get 1 free I snagged 10.

Considering how many years I’ve collected I don’t really have that many though. Off course some of them had to be thrown because they are old, but this is a result of years of gabbing a shade here and there.

Lets take them by brand to make it a bit easier.


Makeupgeek was like sent from heaven when they first launched. Back then MAC was the one and only brand, but the cost of one shade was actually almost double the cost of what they are today. That’s why so many got over excited when MakeupGeek launced amazing single pans for only 6$ each!

I remember MakeupGeek was the first brand I really fell in love with, and it has a special place in my heart because I have been able to follow the brand since the very beginning. So these shadows will always have a special sentimental value to me. I don’t pick up new shades that often, I think I picked up maybe 6 shades through 2017. But, I am sure this collection will keep growing.





Nabla Cosmetics:

This brand was a new discovery last year. It is a nice affordable Italian indie brand with a small but nice line of makeup. They have larger sized pans than say Colourpop, MakeupGeek and MAC, so they have their own magnetic palette that fits 12 or 6 shades each.


These shadows are good quality, and they even have some excellent mattes. Fahrenheit has been a big favorite since I got it and Caramel and Paprika is not far behind!

BeautyBay recently started stocking these so I am very happy about having them more available. I consider the perk “free shipping” as being more available.


Thes shadows are so good, and seem to be adored by so many professionals. I decided to start my Inglot collection many years ago, bought a small bunch, and the forgot about them. I really want to expand this collection throughout this year. Secretly I have been having a goal of keeping them in 20-pan palettes with one palette with blues and greens, one with pinks and oranges, one with browns and so on.

Maybe I will get the chance to work a bit on this part of my collection. But so far, this is what I have:


MAC Cosmetics:

Finally, the iconic MAC pans. If you where into makeup 10 + years ago and saw the early beginning of makeup-youtubers you remember that this was THE eyeshadows  to use, own and collect.

This is also a collection I want to expand, and my goal is to get 4 palettes filled with shadows (that makes 15 in each with the inserts).


I got my first finished palette already. I now just need some inserts and pick and choose the right colors to compliment the rest I own. I would be so happy for suggestions!



I want one 15-palette with blue and greens, and one palette with yellow, orange, pink, purple and reds. So I miss 5 in the blue/green and 5 in the other (Fig 1. and Beauty Marked form the next picture would be in a purple/pink/orange palette).


Finally, I want to make one more palettes with neutral and brown tones. Here I lack 7 shades.

So to complete my collection I need 5 shades with blue or green tones, 5 shades that are either pink, red, purple, orange or pink. Finally I would need 7 more shades in the brown/neutral shade range. If you see any shades I am missing please leave them in the comments! I would love to get some feedback, so maybe I can complete my MAC collection during 2018.

What brand has your favorite pan shadows?








My Makeup Collection 2018 – Blush!

I just have to say it, I LOVE the blush drawer in my vanity. It is along with my drawer of highlighters and eyeshadow palettes one of my favorite drawer to just pull out and look around in just to enjoy the view of all the pretty things that are in there. I am sure other makeup collectors can recognize this, too non-makeup lovers, “odd behavior”.

But I do indeed have a bunch of nice stuff in there and that’s what I want to share with you today.



  • Tarte Big Blush Book III
  • It’s Skin Life Color Cheek Palette
  • NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette
  • Makeup Revolution Blush Palette Sugar And Spice
  • Makeup Revolution Blush Palette Blush Queen
  • Juvias Place The Saharan Blush Vol.II

I didn’t use to be a fan of blush palettes because I preferred just having them in singles, but that chanced fairly recently and I found that palettes are actually quite handy, especially if you want to bring a selection while traveling.


  • Colourpop Pressed Powder Blush – Top row left to right: Why Hello, Parakeet, Weirdough. Bottom row left to right: Noodle, Glass Slipper, Main Chick.
  • MakeupGeek Blush Pan – Top left: Secret Admirer, Top right: Spell Bound, Bottom left: Promise Ring, Middle: Chivalry, Bottom right: Bliss.

Blush pans was along with blush palettes something I fairly recently got into. I am very happy with the complete Colourpop palette, but I want to collect a few more of the MakeupGeek blushes to be able to fill a palette with them aswell.



  • Milani Baked Powder Blush – Bella Rosa
  • Milani Baked Powder Blush – Luminoso
  • Dior Diorblush Cheek Creme – Bikini
  • Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek – Carved Rose
  • Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek – Parasol
  • Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Cheek – Feather
  • Artdeco Bronzing Blusher
  • Artdeco Crystal Garden Blusher

Why don’t anyone talk about Tarina Tarantino blushes? They are really good, with luxurious and unique packaging that looks like a jewellery in your makeup bag. They are fairly affordable too! I should do a review of these because more people should know about them.


  • Kiko Blush Cocoa Shock
  • Everyday Minerals Blush – Waffle Cone
  • Everyday Minerals Blush – Restful
  • Everyday Minerals Blush – Pink Ribbon
  • Everyday Minerals Blush – Girls Day
  • Everyday Minerals Blush – Snuggle
  • Everyday Minerals Blush – Like Lady Bird Lake
  • Everyday Minerals Blush – Wild Vines
  • Everyday Minerals Blush – Soft Touch
  • Everyday Minerals Blush – Summer Stroll
  • Everyday Minerals Blush – Plum Dust
  • Everyday Minerals Blush Mini – SoCo
  • Everyday Minerals Blush Mini – Time Share
  • Everyday Minerals Blush Mini – Memphis Rose
  • Everyday Minerals Blush Mini – Pumkin Pie
  • Everyday Minerals Blush Mini Sample – Snuggle
  • Tikei Rouge – Angel
  • Fyrinnae Glow Blush – Mesmerize

Remember when mineral makeup was THE big thing? It is a while ago now, but I still hang on to these. Every time I consider parting with them I use one or two just to be sure and I always put them back in the drawers again. Not a big fan of all that powder, but they look beautiful on the skin.



  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush – Traveled
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush – Journey
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush – Majesty
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush – Splendor
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush – Flair
  • MakeupGeek Blush – XOXO
  • Nabla Blossom Blush – Beloved
  • Youngblood Luminos Créme Blush – Pink Cashmere
  • Makeup Forever Blush Powder
  • Makeup Mekka Mineral Blush – Sparkling Rose
  • Makeup Mekka Mineral Blush – Pink Quartz
  • Makeup Mekka Mineral Matte Blush – Rose Bud
  • Kevin Aucoin The Creamy Glow – Tresbelle
  • Kiko Rebel Bounce Blush – Passion Red Wine
  • Kiko Smooth Touch Blush – 109
  • Kiko Smooth Touch Blush – 103
  • Kiko Design Flower Enriched Blush – Provocative Pink
  • Smashbox Double Exposure Lip & Cheek Color
  • Glominerals GloCream Blush – Fig

I love small sized blushes because they are much more storage-friendly and I never hit pan anyway.



  • Mary Kay Baked Cheek Powder – Giving Heart
  • H&M Pure Radiance Powder Blusher – Cantaloupe
  • H&M Pure Velvet Cream Blusher – Hot Pink
  • H&M Pure Radiance Powder Blusher – Cherry
  • Guerlain Météorites – Happy Glow Blush
  • Benefit Coralista
  • The Balm Instain – Houndstooth
  • The Balm – Cabanaboy
  • Anastasia Blush Trio – Peachy Love
  • YSL Créme de Blush – 2
  • YSL Créme de Blush – 4
  • The Balm – Big Mama
  • The Balm – Balm Springs

The Balm just have the cutest packaging though! I think I need to grab some more of them because they are just so darn adorable.



  • MAC Marine Life High-Light Powder
  • MAC Powder To The People
  • MAC Blush Ombré – Azaela Blossom
  • Guerlain Rose Aux Joues Blush – Pink Me Up
  • MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush – Dollymix
  • MAC Mineralize Blush – Fresh Honey
  • MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush – Springsheen
  • MAC Sheertone Blush – Coygirl
  • Lancôme Blush Subtil – Peach Fever
  • Elf Aqua Beauty Blush & Bronzer – Bronzed Violet
  • MAC Cream Color Base – Movie Star Red
  • Makeup Store – Frozen Daiquiri
  • Makeup Store High Tech Lighter – Apollo
  • Makeup Store Blush – Seashell

My MAC blush collection is fairly small compared to many other makeup collectors. I would really like to pick up some of their good old well known blushes.



  • Nilens Jord Blush – 704
  • Nilens Jord Blush – 702
  • Colourpop Blush Duo – The name is not on the box and I can’t remember it either.
  • Kiko Blending Wave Multicolor Blush – 04
  • Chanel Powder Blush – Espiégle
  • Chanel Powder Blush – Rose Glacier
  • Chanel Powder Blush – Rose Pétale
  • Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter – Rose Gold Lights
  • Kiko Pure Pleasure Creamy Blush – Untamed Coral
  • Kiko Shade Fusion Trio Blush – 03



  • NARS Blush – Angelika
  • NARS Blush -Desire
  • NARS Blush – Orgasm
  • NARS Blush – Taj Mahal
  • NARS Blush – Torrid
  • NARS Blush – Zen
  • Glominerals Globlush – Papaya
  • YSL Blush Volupté – 4
  • Youngblood Pressed Mineral Blush – Sugar Plum

Total count of blushes are 9 palettes/duos, 11 pan blushes and 88 single blushes. That last number surprised me because I thought I had roughly 40 of them, but it was more than double! It is way more than one person will ever need, but I can’t make myself part with any of them.

Do you spot any of your own personal favorites among my collection? Or do you have a holy grail blush I really need to know about?





My Makeup Collection 2018: Small Eyeshadow Palettes

I decided to start a new blog-series here on my blog at the beginning of this year and present my makeup collection. Since I have been a half-crazed collector for many years I have too many products to put them all in one post, so I decided to make this a makeup collection 2018 -series and present a part of my collection each time. So I will be sharing posts focusing on blush, highlighters, lipsticks, eyeshadows, concealer and so on. I love looking at makeup collection posts, I guess my inner stalker really likes to see what kind of stuff other people keep in their makeup drawers. So I hope you like these kind of post too!

Today I will start off with my small eyeshadow palettes collection. That means eyeshadow palettes with 3-6 eyeshadows each. Sadly I don’t reach for small palettes too much, I have been too busy with my bigger palettes lately. That’s such a shame because I really have some very nice pieces. I feel inspired to pick them up and play more with them after taking them all out and taking pictures of them. They are so pretty I think!



  • NYX Full Throttle Eyehadow Palette – 06 Stunner.
  • NYX Full Throttle Eyehadow Palette – 05 Take Over Control.
  • KIKO Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette – 100.
  • KIKO Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette – 101.
  • KIKO Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette – 02 Luxurious Gold and Plum.
  • KIKO Color Seduction Eyeshadow Palette – 05 Astonishing Emerald.
  • KIKO Color Fever Eyeshadow Palette- 08 Voluptuous Violet.



  • Urban Decay The Feminine Palette.
  • Urban Decay The Fun Palette.
  • Urban Decay The Dangerous Palette.
  • Urban Decay The Black Palette.
  • Urban Decay The Vegan Palette.



  • KIKO Color Impact Eyeshadow Palette – 03 Bright Night Lights.
  • KIKO Color Impact Eyeshadow Palette – 02 Street Taupe Variation.
  • KIKO Color Impact Eyeshadow Palette – 04 Rain Smoky Shades.
  • KIKO Color Impact Eyeshadow Palette – 01 Lounge Warm Tones.



  • Sugarpill Burning Heart Eyeshadow Palette.
  • The Body Shop – Swinging Silver.
  • Tarina Tarantino – Jewel Shadow Palette.
  • Tarina Tarantino – Sparklicity Gold Palette.


  • Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad – P04 Berry Quartz.
  • Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad – N02 Amber Honey.
  • Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad – 18 Black Smoke.
  • Estée Lauder Five Color Eyeshadow Palette – 01 Blue Dahlia.
  • Estée Lauder Five Color Eyeshadow Palette- 01 Violet Undergound.
  • Estée Lauder Five Color Eyeshadow Palette- 02 Surreal Violet.



  • Dior 5 Couleurs Palette – 374 Blue Lagoon.
  • Dior 5 Couleurs Palette – 970 Stylish Move.
  • Chanel Les 4 Ombres – 14 Mystic Eyes.
  • YSL Bayadére Eyeshadow Palette.
  • Chanel Les 4 Ombres – 41 Facination.



  • Guerlain Écrin 6 Couleurs – 68 Champs-Élysées.
  • Clarins Ombre Minérale 4 Couleurs – 03 Rosewood.
  • NARS – Ride Up To The Moon Palette.
  • NARS – Day and Night Palette.



  • YSL Ombres 5 Lumiéres – WOIA
  • MAC 6 Twists of Tartan Eyeshadows.
  • Too Faced Candy Bars Eyeshadow & Shimmer Bar – Thin Mints.
  • Dior me Dior me not eyehadow palette.

All in all I count 39 palettes! I think the only palettes I added to my collection in 2017 was Tarina Tarantino – Sparklicity Gold Palette and the two NYX Full Throttle palettes. I tend to favor bigger palettes so this part of my collection haven’t been growing so much.

I was thinking if people like these kind of posts that it could be fun to do something similar in 2019 and be able to compare the chances that happens over a year.

I would love to know if you spot any palettes that you have in your own collection!