Thursday, 15 January 2015

My (In Progress) Mac Palette

When I first got into watching youtube videos many years ago, MAC was one of the most talked about brands. I soon decided I wanted to build myself a MAC eyeshadow palette, and today I thought I'd share my progress with you. It may seem strange that I haven't filled it all after such a long amount of time, however I frankly didn't / don't have the money to go and buy 15 eyeshadows, the palette and an insert all at once. Also, at some point I would like to change my palette to the new style ones with the clear lid - however at the moment I am still using the old style one. 

From the top left we have Shroom - a gorgeous yellow toned cream shimmery shade. I tend to use this as a subtle inner corner highlight. Next is Brule, one of if not the most loved shadow in my collection. I use this everyday as a brow highlight, because it's matte and really creamy it provides a bit of brightness and makes a slightly more perfected brow look without being OTT. Phloof is one of my most recent purchases, I also use this in the inner corner however this is more shimmery and noticeable than Shroom, hence why I tend to use it when I'm wearing a bit more makeup than normal. Finally on the top row we have Naked Lunch, a lovely shimmery pink shade which really awakens the eyes when washed all over the lids. 

Onto the next row down we have more brown toned shades, mainly all used for different crease colours on different occasions. Omega is a cool toned light brown, and as well as a gorgeous subtle crease shade I've also been using this to fill in any sparse areas of my brows. Because it's a couple of shades lighter than my hair colour it means I can have full brows without them being too in-your-face! Era is one of my oldest shadows, but it's still a goody. This is a nice crease colour however it does have some slight shimmers in so I often use it as a simple wash all over the lids colour. Similarly Patina is a great all over colour, with more of a greeny brown undertone - another one of my most recent purchases. At the end of this row there is Cork, a warm toned matte brown. Great crease colour, or popped in the outer corner for a bit of definition. 

The bottom row consists of Satin Taupe - a beautiful purple brown shimmery colour which is the most amazing shadow for a smokey eye. I lusted after this shadow longer than any of the other shadows in my palette and I could not recommend this one more! Another great smokey eye alternative is Sable, which I actually picked up in Prague when I was on holiday. This is much more of a traditional brown shade with some berry undertones, super super pretty. Last but not least, my build it yourself palette would not be complete without a matte black, in the form of Carbon. Don't think much more needs to be said about that! My MAC palette is something I have loved saving up for and slowly building it up, I'll be sure to update you on any more progress! 

Have you tried MAC eyeshadows? Which ones would you recommend? 



  1. Charlotte Greenhalgh15 January 2015 at 12:44

    I love your range of colours, I really want to give Omega a shot just purely for my brows hehe. I'd really recommend All That Glitters and Cranberry :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  2. I love my sable, my next 2 that's i'm looking at are omega for my brows, and woodwinked. Think those are such a great all around every day combo !

  3. Loooove Patina and Sable! If I upgrade my quad to a palette they're first on my wish list :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine || Palette Giveaway: Urban Decay, Nars, Charlotte Tilbury, Too Faced

  4. These are totally my kind of shades! Neutral and wearable :) My fave MAC eyeshadow is Satin Taupe, but Naked Lunch looks pretty too!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  5. It's really great! Thanks :)

  6. I think I'd like to get woodwinked :)

  7. They should be, they're both so great! :)

  8. Yay! Naked lunch is so pretty and soooo easy to work with :)

  9. i actually don't own any mac eyeshadows, i should probably change that!

    xx danielle //

  10. I've never tried mac eyeshadows since I have cheaper ones that suit my needs but you have gorgeous shades! Phloof is such particular colour that I would love to have :) xx

    Mary Bloomy

  11. You've defiantly picked my sort of shades. I adore Omega!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  12. sable is my first shadow and I love it !!

  13. Such gorgeous shades. Great picks.

  14. I love Satin Taupe - it's super flattering on green eyes when blended into the crease

    Ellie xo


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