When I got into beauty, the idea of creating your own palette really excited me. Now it’s very common place, but a few years ago, it was only really MAC that was in my price point that offered that service. I pondered about creating a palette for a while – even the empty palettes were expensive with eyeshadows being £10 a pop, I was very aware that a completed pro palette would cost me £160+. However, one day, I bit the bullet and bought the empty palette. Fast forward 3 years, I have a completed 15 pro, and a 9 one that is 1/3 full.
I wanted to make this palette as neutral as possible, with mostly shimmer shades and some pops of excitement, but nothing too extreme. The shades I decided on were (L-R, Top to bottom) Blanc Type, Shroom, Naked Lunch, Honesty, Wedge; Woodwinked, Tempting, Satin Taupe, Patina, Mystery; Amber Lights, Sumptuous Olive, Antiqued, Swiss Chocolate and Club. I use some more than others, but I still use every single eyeshadow in this palette at least semi-regularly.
My favourites are Patina (as you can probably see by the huge dent in it), Woodwinked, Tempting, Amber Lights and Honesty. And yeah, I know, they’re literally all the golden brown ones! Mystery is a shade I use in my brows, but looks amazing in the outer corner for a deep brown smoky eye and Wedge is a staple crease colour in my collection. As for quality, I find that they are all reasonable, but some are better than others. For example, Blanc Type is a Matte Squared formula and I much prefer that to the normal matte shades as it is so much softer and easier to blend.
A few months ago, Johnny treated me to a 9 palette and two reddy-purple eyeshadows and so started my next vision: my red and purple palette! Eye shadows with red and purple tones are my favourites after neutrals, and MAC have some wonderful purple and red shades. I do have plans for what shadows I am going to pop in this palette, and where they will go (hence the weird layout… I’ve drawn out a plan… I’m not weird…) but for now I have (starting at the middle centre and working left) Coppering, Star Violet; Beauty Marked. Coppering is a light, shimmery red, Star Violet is a light, shimmery purple and Beauty Marked is a deep, almost black-purple, with flecks of red and purple glitter. I don’t reach for this palette as much day-to-day but for special occasions, this palette is perfect and I can’t wait to complete it!
And now, some swatches:
|Blanc Type, Shroom, Naked Lunch, Honesty & Wedge|
|Woodwinked, Tempting, Satin Taupe, Patina & Mystery|
|Amber Lights, Sumptuous Olive, Antiqued, Swiss Chocolate and Club|
|Coppering, Star Violet & Beauty Marked
Do you have any MAC eye shadows? Which ones? Do you recommend any for me to get next?
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