So while we're all quarantined and what not from Covid-19. It's a good time to catch up on things. It's also a great time to organize. I recently got a fantastic palette that we're going to talk about today that is more like a book than a palette and it's 72 empty magnetic pan slots. It's by Coloured Raine and it's called the Book of Shades. Which, can I just say, I love the name.
So this may be pretty short because I'm just going to show you my color story and how I set mine up. I'm not naming all 72 shades I have in there. We might be quarantined but we ain't got that kinda time. Although, just as a side note, as I was busting out ALL my single shadows from different brands to make them into color stories, I noticed that some weren't as good as they used to be. Mainly the ABH single shadows, which was surprising. I vividly remember them being very pigmented and having a nice pay off. Now, several of them (not the matte shades), had a patchy or sheer pay off. That just blew my mind. Then the ones that I didn't remember being as good as they actually were, are the Colour Pop singles. They are very good and I don't know why I haven't used them more. The majority is Makeup Geek and those are just as amazing and high quality as always. People are sleeping on those. Of course there are Coloured Raine shadows in there as well and they're fantastic obviously.
Another thing that is good about this is, if you needed more room or too many palettes were getting on your nerves, you can depot your eye shadow pans from their palettes. As long as they are the standard round pan size, like single shadows, you can put them in this book and therefore clear up some space and also have every shade you need together in one place. That way you don't have to use or find 3 different palettes to create a look. I have a ton of palettes, as you may know if you've seen my closet/dressing room tour on Instagram. I actually have two drawer full of palettes. I forget about shades that I have sometimes, and also I can't always remember what palette has the shade I'm looking for. Sometimes, I can't even remember the palettes I have until I start de-cluttering. So this is a great way for me to actually be using shades that I've not used in a while.
So with all that said, here's how I arranged mine. I've re-arranged this so many times because I'm so particular about it.
The first page/palette is all neutrals. From brow highlighting shades, to blending tones, and deepening shades that give definition. So basically every neutral from ivory to browns and deep browns. The second page/palette is starting with black, because the previous page ended with my deepest browns, and it goes into blues, greens, light greens that turn to yellows and neon yellow. The last page/palette starts with a neon orange, to flow from the last shades of neon and dark yellow from the previous page, and goes in to the rest of my neon shades of orange, red and pinks. It then flows into the coral shades, then leads into darker orange/ burgundy shades, cranberry into plum shades. It ends with purples of all shades and finishes because I can't live without my purples.
I'm not saying this is the right way of doing it. It's simply my way of doing it so that I know exactly where to find what kind of shade I'm looking for.
Coloured Raine has a video and it showed how to build your book with color stories and also how to depot your shadows from the palettes to place in the book. The book is $42, it does have a large mirror inside. They also have After Pay available at checkout. I really like this brand, I've always gotten really good quality products in every order I've placed, and they're really helpful. I've been purchasing from them for around 2 years or maybe longer.
I know things are crazy right now and truthfully when I'm stressed I tend to clean or organize my makeup. I hope you are all safe and I pray you stay safe. We need each other right now. Even though we can't physically be there for others, we can still keep in touch, keep praying, keep making each other laugh, and at the very least help people get their mind off things for a little bit hopefully. I once had someone always say , "I love you and more importantly God loves you" and I find comfort in that, so I hope you do too.
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I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.