Do you guys know what panning a palette is? I didn't until recently and once I understood, I LOVED the idea.
Another thing I didn't realise at first is that there is a whole community of YouTubers out there panning palettes and additional products. I also know that there is a huge number of 'panners' in the Instagram community, but so far I am yet to venture into that world. For now, I am loving the YouTube videos. YouTubers Lauren from Lauren Mae Beauty and Paige from Thrifty Beauty are those that suckered me in and gave me an insight into their world.
I followed the YouTubing panners for a while and then one day, I opened my 'eyeshadow drawer' and something occurred to me. If I never purchased another eyeshadow palette again, I still wouldn't use up all of the palettes I already own. So I decided I would like to join in.
Most of my palettes have at least 9 shades and I knew I wanted to go for something with greater variety than just 3 or 4 pans. I deliberated over how to go about it and based on valuable experience and advice from the YouTuber panners, I opted for a year-long project. But which palette would I go for?In my mind, it was a no-brainer. Back in 2016, I was a bridesmaid at my friend's wedding. Whilst out shopping for bridesmaid dresses, I randomly splurged on a high-end palette. I used it on the day of the wedding but could count on one hand the number of times I had used it since. So that was the palette I opted for.
Enter the Urban Decay Naked 3.
One of the reasons I don't tend to use this palette is the pink tones. This often makes me wonder why I chose this one in the store. If you have followed me for a while you may know that I am not the girliest of girls and pink is certainly not my favourite colour. However, I believe that the dusky tones of this palette do suit me. In addition, whenever I have used these shadows, I have always found myself to be pleased with the result.
And so my panning project begins. I believe this will be tough. The quality of the individual shadows is high and I am often playing with alternative palettes for review reasons. In addition, I am predominantly drawn to warmer tones but I will try. I am very much looking forward to seeing how I fare over the course of 2018.
One of the things I learned from Lauren and Paige is that when you pan products is that you learn more about the products and yourself. This I am excited about. Although I know that these are the expectations, there is still part of me that is unsure of how this will go. But it will be fun to learn!
Are you a panning fan and do you have any 2018 panning objectives? Are you a novice or experienced? What are your top tips for achieving your panning goals?
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