Wednesday, 2 January 2013

My MAC eye shadow pro palette

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Would you believe that despite owning every MAC lipstick under the sun and a plethora of their face products and primers, I have never indulged in their individual eyeshadows...until now! I wanted to start my own MAC eyeshadow quad with four versatile shades that I can chuck in my makeup bag to fulfil every need and occasion.

I got the ball rolling with Cranberry and Mythology - a frost and a lustre finish respectively, which represent two of my favourite colours to wear. MAC Cranberry has been on my lust-list for a while now and I think it is such a striking colour and works beautifully all over the eyelids, or buffed into the crease. It is a warm red-plum with a pink/violet shimmer running through it. Mythology is a bronzed-copper shade that is my failsafe colour of choice when wanting a quick and simple eye look.

Two lonely spaces in my palette remain vacant which I want to fill up pronto. I think I need to find a neutral/beige shade to wear as a base and then another shadow to act as a highlight for my brows and the inner corners of my eyes, and then my palette shall be complete.

What shadows do you suggest I go for to finish off my foursome?

39 comments:

Katherine Baker said...

I need one of these - they look so handy, easy to carry around!

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xx

HELLOTASHA said...

Lovely lovely colours, they go so well together! :) xx

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Mademoiselle Lala said...

Everyone seem to be going crazy for MAC palettes now! The colours you've picked so far are very adventurous (for me ;) ). I can't wait to see what else will you choose!

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B said...

I would definitely invest in Vanilla e/s as a matte highlight, and Crystal Avalanche, maybe not so much as a highlight, but it goes lovely in the inner corner. Wedge is a colour I like to apply on my lid, and also Woodwinked is a beautiful lid colour. Wow, there's more that I could recommend! I love the day I got all my individual MAC eyeshadow's in a palette!

Joanna said...

I think everyone needs naked lunch in their palettes! But it kind of works as a highlight or a lid colour- it's a soft shimmery slightly pinky cream colour. Era or Arena are great lid colours though and Nylon is my favourite tear duct colour- it's super bright and eye opening!!
Joanna xxx
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Molly Lyon said...

Go for Vanilla for your highlight shade, it's just perfect!

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Tabitha said...

Although it doesn't fit the requirements for your next two colours, I absolutely adore Coppering and Antiqued. They're in a similar vein to Cranberry, with Antiqued being slightly more brown. I love using Coppering with Cranberry for that red Olsen-esque look! x

xjoedix said...

Seriously need to make a quad up!! I need the perfect smokey eye :)

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rosaliejayne said...

I love the MAC qauds they're so easy to use when I don't feel like carting my 15 pan palette round with me :)
Ricepaper is good as a neutral base, I sometimes use it as a highlight as well if I'm feeling a bit lazy and Blanc Type is a lovely highlight colour.
Rosalie x

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Nicole Stacey said...

I've wanted to try cranberry for agesss, so jealous! Nylon is a good highlight and then maybe shroom, all that glitters or yoghurt :)

VIKTORIAS STYLE said...

You chose great colours, they are so pretty! I prefer the left one but the other one is nice too, of course! :) I had a MAC duo but the eye shadows werent chosen by me so I didnt like them that much. :(

ABeautyRomance said...

Love MAC eye shadows and these colours are truly gorgeous! :) ♥
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Sophie said...

Such beautiful colours!
Sophie
X

Passing fancy said...

Ugh, I hated Mythology so I got rid off. To orangey on my skin-however I love the look of Cranberry <3

Miri said...

I love cranberry, it's so beautiful in the crease. Try Sable, it's a lovely plumy brown. Sometimes I use it by itself and it's a really easy simple smokey eye.

Nicole said...

I have some MAC eyeshadows and love them! They may be expensive but worth the extra money. I think Cranberry is next on my list to buy x

Beauty Lust said...

Lovely colours! I have a 15 shade MAC palette in my kit which always manages to find its way in to my personal makeup stash, whoops!

Sara x
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Anna said...

Those are gorgeous colours!! They looks so pigmented. I really want to get some neutral eye shadows from mac to fill a palette :)

Anna xx a-hint-of-glitter.blogspot.co.uk

Emilyx0- Irish beauty blog said...

Love both of them colour! Check out Satin Taupe and Woodwinked- both beautiful colours!

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Millie H said...

Cranberry is such a beautiful colour for Winter! You should definitely take a look at All That Glitters, it seems like a colour you'd like :) x

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jenny (beautykissxo) said...

wow, those are pretty eyeshadow shades!

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Katie Walker said...

I got Cranberry for Christmas & think it's the most gorgeous shade!

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x

Naheeda R said...

ohhhh Mythology looks stunning! Can't wait until the summer when I can splash on some MAC, but a long wait until then :(. How much are the quad cases?

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Gem said...

I have and love both of these shades! I literally couldn't stop wearing Cranberry all December, it's so so lovely!!

Gem x
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Eleanor said...

These are such beautiful colours I'm always scared to try cranberry and pinky colours on my eyes though, but I'm excited to see how they look on you:)
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Emily Has Dimples said...

If you like the warm shades like Cranberry then you might like Coppering.x

Kirsty Hill said...

Its a great idea to just have one and then shove it in your bag on the go!
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Charlie said...

I've never used a MAC eyeshadow either! these colours look lovely x

Sarah Dickinson said...

gorgeous shades!! :) I'd totally wear them two!! I know nothing about MAC so can't help you there!!!

I do hope you find 2 more for you little palette!

Sarah x x

Dress You Up said...

love mac!

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Ashley said...

I got Cranberry not too long ago & it quickly became one of my go to shades. Mythology looks lovely as well. I'm always on the lookout for new shades! xx

Laura said...

LOVE the pink tones!!

Nikki.x said...

I've just bought Cranberry and I already have Bisque which I use as a matte base and Shroom as my brow and inner corner highlighter, they go nicely together Hun :) Xx.

JennyScribbles said...

I've started stacking up my MAC palette too- honey lust and sable are must haves! I need to check out mythology- it looks gorgeous!
xo
jen
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Eve said...

I love MAC eyeshadows! I like Chrome Yellow a ton

Hungry for Harmony said...

I wear Cranberry loads, such a gorgeous colour, and it goes well with patina, which is a pale gold. If you want a matte highlight, Brule is lovely, but maybe Nylon if you wanted something shimmery...

Katie said...

I know this is an old post and you might already have it by now but have to recommend Naked Lunch. I heard everyone talking about it on youtube and bought it, tried it and I am addicted. Find myself reaching for it almost every day. It goes well with any look be it color, smokey, neutral, whatever. Should at least swatch it. :)

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