My MAC Palette

If you read my recent beauty haul post, you'll know a bit about this impulse purchase. I think I got the combination pretty bang-on for what I would personally use- nothing too extreme, all fairly neutral colours.


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I didn't think I'd get much use out of All That Glitters but it is just my favourite shade ever. It's slightly pink-toned with a touch of shimmer running through it (don't worry, it's not rose gold) and just looks so gorgeous either swept all over the lid by itself or used as a highlight for the middle of the lid/inner corner. It's such a versatile shade and it's great for eyeshadow newbies like me that don't really want to try anything too daring, I particularly love to pair this with a peachy-pink lipstick on days that I'm not up to a great deal.

Sumptuous Olive is an eyeshadow that I'd been lusting after for a seriously long time. It's a deep 'on the browner side' of moss green shade with a slight gold hint that is just absolutely stunning on every eye colour. Seriously (although I would say that it looks particularly great on brown eyes, mine are green and it still works). It's nothing too intense, and you can either a light dusting all over the eye for a pared down natural look, or you could pack it on to set the scene of a more intense smoky eye- although I'm currently too scared to venture into smoky eye territory!

The only matte shade in my collection, Cork is a haze of very neutral-friendly light taupeish brown that works perfectly as an all over shade, smudged in underneath the eyes as an eyeliner alternative, used to define the crease, maybe even as an eyebrow filler if you fancy, although it's slightly warm toned so be wary of that. Ultimately it's a great shade for anybody that wants to pick up a neutral non panic inducing eyeshadow that they can reap the benefits of.

The least used shade- so far- by an absolute mile has to be Club. I whimsically clicked 'add to cart' with this one after hearing that it's a slightly mysterious shade that isn't quite what it appears. In the pan, it seems like a dark navy-brown threaded with multi-tonal shimmer, but when applied, the colour blends out into an interesting bluey-greenish-taupe shade that can be built up to a more intense navy-grey with a glorious hint of something something extra. I seriously haven't worked out what to do with this, how to wear it, where to put it etc, but I'll endeavour to work it out.. Any tips?

I apply all of these with a MAC 217 brush which is not so great for packing on shadows but brilliant at blending things out, and for a girl like me that is hugely new to the eyeshadow category, I'm all about the blending. Although I have still been quite smitten with my bare eyed go-to, having this palette in my stash has given me a reason to actually attempt to make my eyes a little more interesting. I've done some experimenting over the past couple of months and I've gone out of my comfort zone and quite liked it.


What do you think of this colour quad combination? Feel free to leave any other eyeshadow recommendations down below..

10 comments :

  1. My only MAC shadow is woodwinked which I love! next on my list is all that glitters :)

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    1. Oh my god, I was so tempted by that one, wish I'd bought it instead of Club now! And ooh yes, definitely worth the investment xx

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  2. That looks like a gorgeous palette, I love every single one of those shades. I'd love to make my own MAC palette at some point, think that's a distant dream though!

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    1. Thank you! It might not be too far off, just start small and build up your collection over the few years or so xx

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  3. I got my first Mac palette for Christmas from my boyfriend, the colours I chose were, All that glitters, Satin Taupe (really recommend it) Trax and Sketch. I love them all!

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    1. Ooh, sounds like a lovely Christmas present (props to your boyfriend for that)! Will definitely have check out Satin Taupe. Trax and Sketch are new to me too so will look those up now xx

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  4. Ohh these are such gorgeous picks! I have All That Glitters and use it so much. Can't believe I've never heard of Sumptuous Olive.. it is gorgeous!!!

    Love your blog, new follower ♥

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
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    1. Oh thank you so much lovely- All That Glitters is such a nice shade! I'd definitely recommend Sumptuous Olive, it suits everyone xxx

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