Above are the junk that I've accumulated through the years (note that I did not say all, as I actually have more under the drawers), I do admit that there are some stuffs that I bought and just never used, it's not that I enjoy wasting money but I bought it at the spur of the moment thinking that needed it and never did actually.
I'll be truthful and admit that in truth, despite owning eye shadows in tons of colours, the colours that I can actually pull off is not more than five. Not counting black and white as they are colours everyone needs no matter what and the colour that suits my skin tone best is probably blue, green and grey and probably pastle pink.
One thing I've always thought was important was knowing which coloured eyeshadow suited us. It's bloody nice to own every single shade of colour known to man but the fact remains and that only a handful of colours suits us.
The only reason I'm bring this up is because I've seen lots of girls using a shade or a colour that doesn't flatter them. It ends up making them look... a little odd. It sometimes ends up highlighting the wrong stuffs such as their puffy eyes or dark circle, pimple scars or bringing out the yellowness of their skin just to name a few.
Here are some of the colours that doesn't suit me:
The colours that I cannot pull off is yellow/ gold because it brings out the yellowness of my skin and makes me look as if I have jaundice. Not flattering.
Purple, I love purple clothings because it looks great on me but purple eyeshadow also brings out the yellowness of my skin and gives me the perfect illusion of puffy black eyes. I don't look good in any shades of purple and avoid this colour no matter what.
Pink, the only pink I can pull off is pastel pink, the ones that has only a tiny hint of pink. Pink is absolutely perfect on me, that is if I ever wanted puffy eyes. It gives me the 'I've-been-crying for-five-hours' look.
Brown is only a so-so colour on me and requires alot of work to make it look good on me.
*I'm a MAC NC15
I cannot stress enough on how important it is to understand and to know what colours suits and what doesn't work for us. That way, not only do we save lots of money on not getting the wrong shades but we can also avoid the colours that will just put us down.
One thing to take into account is also the hair colour. Take Elisa for example, now that her hair colour has returned to the original black, pinkish blusher now suits her better than her usual orange/beige blushers.
She might love blue and green but she knows very well that those colours doesn't suit her, instead the warmer tones such as gold, orange and browns flatters her skin.
It's good to be adventurous and try out bold striking colours that we saw on advertisement that looks oh so good on the model. But keep in mind unless you're going to use the colour often, to buy and then use it a couple of times before it becomes oh so passe is a waste of money unless the colour is fantastic and you must have it or you'll wither and die. Try buying new lipsticks if you think you need a revamp.
Instead, save up and splurge on skincare XD, consider your skincare investments for the future. The correct ones that is. Make up is nothing more than a temporary fix.
P.s: These views are only suggestion, kindly do not throw stones nor sticks at me if you see me walking in the mall just because you disagree.