Finding the perfect eyeshadow palette can be tough, especially with so many options out there. It’s a lot of work swatching the colors, deciding on a brand, and finally taking the plunge investing your hard-earned money.
We all have that “one” palette or “one” color we reach for. It’s our Holy Grail. We know it won’t fail us. It’s the perfect color, it will blend beautifully, it’s long lasting, it will accent the color of our eyes perfectly—it won’t do us wrong. My Holy Grail is Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette. Hitting pan (oh the horror!) on several colors in my palette, I went into my local Ulta. I headed straight to the Urban Decay section. To my surprise there weren’t any.
The sales woman who was swiftly approaching me asked me if I needed help finding something. When I told her, I was looking for the Naked Smoky palette she said, “We won’t be getting any more palettes because they are discontinued.” DISCONTIUED? Surely, I heard her wrong. This is the best palette on the planet, they would never discontinue it. I resisted the urge to clutch my chest and crumble to the floor. Instead, I pushed my panic aside and I remained calm. Thinking quickly, I said, “I’ll just buy singles of the colors I used most in the palette.” That seemed reasonable and like a quick fix. Her dreadful words almost broke me. “We don’t have singles of those colors.” I wanted to clinch my fists and shake them to the heavens and scream, “Why Urban Decay, Why!” However, before she even finished her sentence, I quickly jumped onto the Urban Decay website to see if there were any available. The makeup Gods were on my side, they were still available. I promptly ordered two.
All kidding aside, I am on the hunt for a new Holy Grail Palette, my two back-ups can only hold me over for so long. If you have any suggestions let me know. If you too like the Smoky palette be sure to pick one up before they are gone forever.