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I have my MAC eyeshadows organized into an Everday Palette, a Bright Colors Palette, and my Neutrals Palette. How you organize your shadows really depends on you and what colors you have. When organizing I think it’s important to have one palette that you use as your “Everyday” palette, because it is much easier working from just one on a day to day basis… but hey, that’s just my opinion!
When it comes to organizing the shadows within the palette, I try to make a gradient from the top left down to the bottom right. So, you would put the lightest shade in the top left corner and then put the next two lightest shades beside and below it. This can be seen the easiest in my Neutrals Palette. I do not take the finish of the shadows into account.
My Everyday Palette is organized with the gradient in mind, as well as grouping similar colors. It’s hard to describe how I put that one together; I just tried to make it aesthetically pleasing. If you want to hold 26 shades in the palette rather than 15, you can pop out the divider and then glue down the metal sheet to the palette, like I did below:
NEUTRALS PALETTE (Click to Enlarge)
Top Row: Mylar, Jaunty, Ricepaper, All That Glitters, Copperplate*
Middle Row: Malt, Jest, Woodwinked, Twinks*, Knight Divine
Last Row: Wedge, Tempting*, Brown Down, Handwritten, Print
Middle Row: Greensmoke, Shimmermoss, Amber Lights, Star Viotlet, Satellite Dreams
Third Row: Plumage, Contrast, Coppering, Plum Dressing