Lately, I’ve been too into make up. I’ve been trying to find a look that complements my complexion. I also was able to put some more money into quality products, so I went to MAC and made myself an eyeshadow palette that can work for me everyday as well as for more fancy looks. Most of the palettes that I found were too nude or too cool toned or had way too many shadows that I would never use. It made sense to try to pick some colours that I will use. I did a fair amount of research first and with the help from a MAC employee I managed to make the perfect warm eyeshadow palette for me. I went for more reddish browns and bronze colours in various finishes. Here’s what’s in my MAC quad:
Woodwinked – A warm antique gold in Veluxe Pearl
Swiss chocolate – A muted reddish-brown in Matte finish
Honey Lust – A bronze-dipped peach in Lustre finish
Embark – An intense reddish-brown in Matte finish
I use Woodwinked all over the lid, Embark to line my lashes, Swiss Chocolate as a crease colour and Honey Lust as highlight on my lid every single day. It takes me less than 5 minutes to make my eyes pop. I don’t use a specific primer, but I use one of my two MAC concealers (I have a MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NC25 and a MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30) instead and then set them with face powder (in place of a transition colour) to make sure that everything blends nice and fast. I’m very pleased that these shadows last me all day without fading, they stay put and never crease.
Few weeks later, I decided I love my palette so much that I want to go for a bigger one as well and build a bigger collection. So I picked up a few more shadows that I’ve been mainly using when I want a more dramatic look. Here’s what I’ve picked up for my future 15-eyeshadow palette:
Mythology – A copper in Lustre finish
Coppering – An orange copper in Veluxe Pearl finish
Red Brick – An orange Red in Matte finish
To round-up my MAC make-up haul, I picked up a MAC 217, that everyone has been raving about. This brush is a lifesaver when it comes to blending. It’s my only MAC brush and it’s completely different from my Real Techniques brushes. The only downside is that it doesn’t wash as nicely as my other brushes. I’ve tried being very gentle with it, but I always end up with it losing its shape and hairs flying all over. It comes back to its original shape after the first use, but I still hate to wash it, which shouldn’t be a problem with a brush. If you have a solution for that, I’d be very interested to find out what I’ve been doing wrong.
Do you have any MAC products? I’d love to hear about any eyeshadow you recommend!