Eyeshadow palettes are my weakness along with lipsticks and nail polishes that is. I have been collecting and building my mac palette for a little over a year. My aim was to start out with colours that would work for bridal makeup but then I got a little over excited and end up filling it with loads of colours I liked, although I still use it for work, this palette gets a lot of personal use and so today I thought I would show you the shades I have.
I started off this palette with just two shadows and they were All That Glitters and Satin Taupe. These were the first ever shadows I had tried from Mac and it only left me wanting more. Over the last year every time I pop into Mac I try to pick up a shadow or two so I can complete this guy. I am yet to finish this palette but thought I would post about it, in hope someone can lead me down the right path, what do I need to add to make this the ultimate palette?
My most used shades from this palette would have to be Sable, Woodwinked, Cork, Antiqued, All That Glitters & Patina. Sable being the most used as It is such a one hit shadow wonder. One sweep and its good to go and the same goes for Antiqued and Woodwinked, one sweep on the lid and its perfection, also they can look different in terms of how you apply and what colour you team them with. I use Cork mostly as a crease shade, its a very warm shade and so works well with green eyes and it's the perfect blend it out shade. As for Patina, this is my go to bridal makeup look when a bride wants a subtle makeup. It's so complimenting and looks great on brides. As for All That Glitters I love this in the summer teamed with lots of mascara. Other shades that make a great addition would be Swiss Chocolate this is a beautiful matte red-brown that creates a gorgeous smokey brown eye. If you do like a reddy eye look you have to have Cranberry, its a real beaut and let's not forget the many uses of Blanc Type, highlighter, base, powder for under eye concealer...such a universal shade.
L TO R (SWATCHES)
Blanc Type: a matte white/ cream
All That Glitters: a champagne shimmer
Omega: Soft muted beige taupe
Cork: muted golden brown (matte)
Patina: taupe brown with a golden pearl
Woodwinked: warm antiqued gold
Sable: gold plum with bronze pearl
Shale: mauve plum with subtle shimmer
Satin Taupe: Taupe with silver shimmer
Antiqued: a red toned brown with a hint of bronze.
Swiss Chocolate: muted reddish brown
Cranberry: red plum with pink shimmer
Coppering: orange-red copper shade with a gold undertone.
So there is my Mac palette, now the big question how should I fill those two holes? Leave me your faves below and let me know if you own any of these shades.
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