My Mac Eyeshadow Quad

My Mac Eyeshadow Quad

I've had an empty Mac quad for almost a year, i won it in a lovely giveaway along with the shade Satin Taupe. I've been wanting to create my own perfect little palette that would have any shade i needed to create the perfect eye look whether it be neutral or bold.



My Mac Eyeshadow Quad

My Mac Eyeshadow Quad

Naked Lunch, Patina, Satin Taupe and Mystery


I can't tell you how long i agonised over what colours to include in my mac quad; i wanted three colours to compliment Satin Taupe and it took me a heck of a long time to make my decision, i spent a lot of time researching shades and swatches to try and figure out which i liked the most and which would be best. It was not an easy decision and one of the shades i ended up purchasing on a it of a whim but i feel like it paid off - i can not tell you how exciting it was putting all the shades together into the palette. My palette consists of the shades Naked Lunch, Patina, Satin Taupe and Mystery.

Naked Lunch is a shade I've coveted for a heck of a long time. Naked Lunch is a light champagne colour, it's a very versatile shade that can be used as a wash of colour over the lid, as a high light or used as a base colour to compliment other shades too - it's one of those shades that goes with everything and it has a frost finish too so it has a slight shimmer to it.

Patina is the shade i never knew i needed but now i don't think i could ever be without. It's a light taupe shade with a gold shimmer and in some lights i also think it as a slight green tone to it. It's a really gorgeous eyeshadow and like Naked Lunch i love wearing this all over the lid alone as well as pairing it with other shades too. This is also a frost finish.

Satin Taupe is an eyeshadow i absolutely love and have owned for ages. It's a taupe shade with a silver shimmer running through it and it is absolutely gorgeous. I love wearing this as a crease colour, it's so pretty and it compliments lighter colours really well to create a lovely subtle smokey eye.

Mystery is the one eyeshadow that i bought on a bit of a whim. I wanted a darker shade to compliment the rest of the shades in the palette but i wanted a shade that i could work with that wouldn't be too dark so i settle on Mystery. It's a cool muted brown eyeshadow with a slight plummy tone to it and its the perfect shade to go in the crease or outer corner to really define the eye look. It's a satin finish which means it has very subtle sheen or demi-matte appearance - in the pan it does looks like it's a matte shade.

Mac have an enormous range of shades and finishes so you can't really go wrong for choice and they are such good quality too - they last well, blend together well and are so pigmented. They aren't cheap - the single eyeshadow are £13 each and the pan eyeshadows are £10 each which is part of the reason it took me so long to decide which to get because i wanted eyeshadow I'm going to make use of.

I'm really happy with the choices I've made and i absolutely love the quad I've made. I think i choose well with the shades as they work well together and there are so many different looks you can create with it ranging from natural day looks to bold sultry eyes. The palette itself is really great, it's a handy compact size so it won't take up a lot of room and will be perfect to take on holiday or travelling. I also love that i can take the eyeshadows out easily and swap them with different colours if i wanted too.

At some point in the future I'd love to get one of the bigger palettes so i have a whole range of shades - not that i need anymore but I'd love to know what your favourite Mac Eyeshadow shades are?
Natalie xx

6 comments:

  1. Patina looks especially gorgeous <3 xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its so lovely, its definitely becoming a firm favourite!
      Natalie xx

      Delete
  2. Satin Taupe was one of my first ever MAC shadows! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was my official first one too!
      Natalie xx

      Delete
  3. I also have Naked Lunch and Satin Taupe together in a palette! Really want to try Mystery x
    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think Naked Lunch and Satin Taupe are always paired together! Such a lovely combo. Mystery is really nice!
      Natalie xx

      Delete

Thank you so much for leaving a comment, i read each and everyone and try to reply as soon as i can - any questions feel free to tweet me directly at @youralmostalice or email youralmostalice@gmail.com

You are more than welcome to leave your blog link in the comments for myself and others to see but do not comment with 'follow for follows' as they will be deleted.

<3