Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My MAC Eyeshadow Palette


   I'm sorry if this post isn't as exciting as the title would make it seem, but as you can see my MAC Pro Palette is pretty empty!  Once upon a time this baby was full of pretty MAC eyeshadows (which I've written the names of in the blank spaces) but as I finished them up I turned to cheaper brands to replace them.  Don't get me wrong, I think MAC have some amazing eyeshadows.  I'd just rather get a 12 eyeshadow palette from Sleek than 1 MAC eyeshadow for the same price and quality.  They do have some very unique shades and sometimes I just can't resist buying one to treat myself.

  I'm 26 now and have been collecting MAC eyeshadows since I was around 18 so I've tried a fair few of them.  I did get my first MAC eyeshadow when I was 13 which was Pink Freeze which is a horrible frosty light pink and I remember when MAC eyeshadows came with a lid that twisted off.  I've also tried and owned Paradisco, Creme de Violet, Black Tied, Phloof, Idol Eyes, Shimmermoss, and Yogurt.

The colours in my palette are:

Aqua (Matte): I admittedly have never worn this!  But I'll be trying to create some looks this spring.  I'm thinking it's the perfect shade for a retro 60s look.
Greensmoke (Lustre): I received this for Christmas and reviewed it here.  It's a very pretty and unique shade.
Sable (Velvet): One of my all time favourite eyeshadows. This looks great alone all over the eyelid.
Cranberry (Frost): A stunning colour that is suprisingly easy to wear.  I'm wearing it in this post.
Nylon (Frost): This is a pale gold that I use mainly in the innor corners of my eyes.  Very beautiful and pigmented shade.
Mulch (Velvet): I reviewed this here.  Mulch is a beautiful dark bronze and is a nice crease colour.
Omega (Matte): I used to use this to fill in my eyebrows but now I prefer it as an eyelid colour.  This may seem boring in the pan but it's a very versitile colour and a good one to have.

  You can buy MAC eyeshadows without the plastic packaging for $12 and they're $18 otherwise.  My palette is now discontinued and MAC offers nicer, more sturdier palettes but they're more expensive.  The 15 eyeshadow palette is $32.50 (this includes the eyeshadow insert which comes seperately), but you can also buy 2 or 4 eyeshadow palettes for $11 each.

  Overall I do recommend MAC eyeshadows but they're definately a luxury product.  I wouldn't recommend running out and buying 15 of them when there are cheaper products out there that are just as nice.

32 comments:

  1. I've never bought a MAC shadow without packaging or depotted mine...not that I have very many. But I'd like to do this. Your palette looks great! Cranberry looks gorgeous. :)

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    1. I definately reach for them more when they're in palettes but I'd recommend the smaller ones.

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  2. They are all great colours, i love your taste :) my favourites are cranberry and green smoke but i think aqua would look great with thick winged liner and big lashes twiggy style ! x

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    1. Thank you :) Yeah I think Aqua would look great in spring.

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  3. I like that your MAC palette isn't full! You've got a nice range of neutrals and some more unique colours, which beats spending gazillions on 15 shadows :P

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    1. Seriously lol. The thought of how much it cost me to fill it before is sickening haha.

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  4. I love Greensmoke and Sable too! I want Cranberry so much, I was swatching it at the weekend but still didn't make the commitment :( xx

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  5. The shades that you have are so gorgeous when swatched!

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    1. I think they're some of MAC's best that I've tried.

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  6. I am so with you on the cost difference between MAC and other brands! I'm always googling alternatives. I really want to try out some of Makeup Geeks eyeshadows because I've heard that they're about the same color and quality-wise! I can only order Sleek offline but I'm tempted!

    Aqua looks amazing! I dont have any color like that.

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    1. I've never heard of Makeup Geeks, I need to look them up! Sleek has such cheap shipping ($2.77 to North America) and it's express shipping. Their eyeshadows are amazing and they have lots of MAC dupes.

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  7. I prefer the mac palettes so much more and they're cheaper! Lovely collection you have!! Xxx

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  8. I don't even remember when MAC had twist off lids! :) I need to depot my shadows into a z-palette so I use them more often! Aqua is super lovely and yeah for the 60's coming back!!

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    1. This would have been like 14 years ago (scary to think I've been wearing makeup for that long). Depot them all so you can get a free lipstick!

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  9. Those are really pretty colors. Nylon really stands out to me. I was happy to read that you have up buying Mac for cheaper alternatives. I think sometimes we get caught up in names and forget that others can be just as good--- I'm totally guilty of that! I really enjoyed this post!
    Thanks
    ❤❤❤❤

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    1. Nylon is one I use almost daily! Yeah, when I was younger I thought I had to have high end brands but now I realise that there are cheaper brands out there that are even better. Thanks Melissa :)

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  10. I love these shades. I have been wanting to try Aqua! Can't wait to see what look you create with it.

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    1. I'm admittedly scared of it lol but I'm going to try to use it this spring.

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  11. I really love Aqua, it looks amazing but I get what you mean about scared haha. I'm sure it'll be lovely for Spring Summer though :)


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    xx

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    1. I wear scarier colours so I don't know why I'm afraid of it lol.

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  12. I am with the other ladies here, I wanna see how you would use Aqua, it looks amazing!

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    1. I shall do a blog post once I do, thank you :)

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  13. I think it's great that your trying out cheaper brands in the same shade before MAC, I love cranberry it's a gorgeous shade! I'd love you to check out my blog x

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    1. Yeah there's no sense in paying so much for one eyeshadow unless it's a unique cololour.

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  14. I love the look of Sable and Omega, I just love neutrals.

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    Megan xxx

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    1. Sable is a very special colour, I'd say it's worth the price :)

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  15. Great palette! Mulch is my favorite everyday crease colour.

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    1. It's a beautiful one! I need to experiment with it more admittedly.

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  16. Sable is an absolute favourite of mine too! Really need to try Nylon :) xx

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