The Swatch Bin

I realize I have an ungodly amount of eye shadows, especially for someone who is not a makeup artist.  No normal person needs so many purple, pink and yellow eye shadows, seriously.  The only thing that gives me comfort is that I know there are makeup lovers with a larger collection than mine.

Please note:

  • Names with an asterisk (*) are limited edition and (**) discontinued shades. All of the Make Up Forever shades have been discontinued.
  • Most swatches are done over Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced Shadow Insurance or Fyrinnae’s Pixy Epoxy.
  • Most singles and duos have been swatched in color groups.  Quads and larger are swatched separately.
  • As of January 2018, there are swatches of Make Up Forever (all shades have been discontinued), Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Fyrinnae, the Balm, Youngblood, YSL, Nars, Loreal Infallible, Mac, Maybelline, Chanel, Ardency Inn, Makeup Geek, Tom Ford, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Coloured Raine and Tarte.
  • As of January 2019, there are swatches of Tarte, Fyrinnae, Pat McGrath, Giorgio Armani, Sydney Grace

6 comments on “The Swatch Bin

  1. Sandra JT says:

    This is my first time visiting your blog & I must say I’ve been enjoying the hell out of myself. I’ve even given your blog a special bookmark on my iPhone homescreen so I can quickly & easily access your swatches when shopping both at retail counters & online . I love the way you have your swatches organized, very differently from the manner in which people do so. All shades are also swatched very clearly, leaving no doubt as to the shade. If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s lame swatches which leave me frustrated trying to guess what a product will look like once applied. Even though you & I have very different skin tones, the work you’ve put into your swatch library has helped me put together my next online shopping list for Fyrinnae, along with several other brands. Thanks very much for making what you do publicly available. Very much appreciated. I’ll definitely be back 🙂

  2. Sandra JT says:

    I forgot to mention, I also have an obscene amount of eyeshadows, from pressed powder, to cream, to loose minerals, to… name it! Many hundreds, yet I’m still hunting for more. Thanks once again for helping me out in my quest! 🙂

  3. kim says:

    OMG! WE should get married! I thought I had the most eyeshadows, but you beat me by a landslide. How wonderful of you to do all of this so we can order shadows online seeing their true colors.
    Thank you thank you thank you! You’re the best!

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