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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How it all started (with the 120 eyeshadow palette)

About a year ago, my sister-in-law introduced me to the notorious 120-palette that my brother had bought for her. At the time, I didn't even know it was a popular item. I used to wear minimal makeup and never bothered with eyeshadows because I didn't know how to work it. I asked my brother how much he paid for the palette and he told me he got it off Ebay for $20. Shocked, I couldn’t believe only $20 for all these colors?! So I got pretty excited and asked him to get me one.
When I received my palette, I hit another wall. I couldn’t figure out how to use it. Out of curiosity, I went on Youtube to see if I would find anything that may help. Much to my surprise, I found tons and tons of how-to tutorials, reviews, tips, etc... Wow! Another shock. I was amazed about all the stuff I was missing out, lol.
Thanks to the beauty gurus and all those who shared the same passion, I found so much inspiration and learned so much from them. Since then, my makeup stash grew and grew. I went from a small box to a train case and now a cart which is already running out of room. Hopefully, I’ll be getting a vanity soon.

A little review about the palette.
- It contains of course 120 different shades that are set on 2 stackable trays.
- The colors are very bright and vibrant
- Most of the eyeshadows are pretty pigmented but a few may feel chalky.
- There is a variety of texture: matte, shimmer, satin.
- The eyeshadows are a bit powedery and soft. You will get some fall out during application and if you happen to drop the palette, chances are you may brake a few of them.
- The eyeshadows are about the size of a dime; however, a little will go a long way but if there is a particular shade you love and use frequently, you may run out of it sooner than the others.
- The palette has like a soapy kind of scent. It doesn’t smell bad though.
- It’s available on and
- I recommend it for people who are just getting started with makeup or who are on a budget.
- I personally don’t use it much. Not that I don’t like it but because the colors are too bold for an every day look and not wearable for the office. If your every day makeup leans more toward neutrals, the 88 warm palette would be a better option. I don’t personally own one but I have seen pictures and reviews about it.

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