Beauty

    TOUR THROUGH MY MAC PALETTES

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    MAC was one of the first higher-end brands I tried out when it comes to makeup, so over the time I accumulated quite a lot of stuff. I already showed you most of my MAC lipsticks here, but I never really talked about my eyeshadows or blushes. Even though I sold a couple of lipsticks over the years, I never let go of any of my MAC eyeshadows. I love the color range and the texture of them and how you can combine almost all of the shades in my palette with one another.

    MAC is still one of my favorite eyeshadow brands, but if you have the chance, I would definitely recommend to pick them up during a trip to the US. In Europe (or at least in Germany and Austria), they cost over twice as much.

    I have a larger Pro palette with two blush pans as well as space for six eyeshadow pans. You could also fill this palette with twelve eyeshadows or 4 blushes, that’s completely up to you. Just a side note: If you think about getting a highlighter and pop them into this palette, it will look a bit weird as the pans are slightly smaller than blushes (why, MAC? WHY?).

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    I bought two blushes from MAC and that’s kind of all I need on a daily basis. Melba is a gorgeous soft coral-peach with a matte finish and a nice color payoff. Mocha on the other side is much more of a fall/winter shade with its plum and pink undertones. I loved this especially in October and November last year.

    The most important eyeshadow color is right at the top: All That Glitters was my first MAC eyeshadow and it’s still my favorite. It’s a beautiful golden shade which is quite shimmery, but not glittery at all. Satin Taupe is – as the name suggests – a lovely taupe with a beautiful shimmer. I often wear All That Glitters all over the lid and a small amount of Satin Taupe in the outer corner.

    Patina is one of my cooler shades from MAC and has a frost finish. It has a beautiful golden sheen to it and even though I think the color payoff could be better, I loooove the shade and to me it’s kind of unique. Woodwinked is a warm brown with a metallic sheen to it and this is one of the few shades I love to wear completely on its own. I guess it would work even better with brown eyes, but I love it with blue eyes as well.

    Cranberry is a newer addition to my collection. I wanted this shade for so long, but I never knew if I would be ‘brave’ enough to wear it. It’s a warm plum-shade with a frost finish and its color payoff is almost too good. If you want to do an evening look, you can totally go for it, but it’s also possible to tone it down a bit and make it more ‘appropriate’ for everyday. Antiqued is the only shadow that I picked up on a whim. I swatched it in a MAC store in Chicago last year and fell in love with it instantly. It’s the darkest shade in my collection and a lovely warm brown with a pearl finish. SO lovely!

    My smaller palette contains three of my newer shades: Amber Lights, Soba and Sable. Amber Lights is a warm copper shade with a frost finish, which blends and looks like a dream. Soba is a warm brown with a satin finish which I often use in my crease as it’s almost matte. Sable is a warm, darker brown with a frost finish and also gorgeous completely on its own.

    As you can see, I mostly buy warm and shimmery eyeshadows from MAC, but as they are not glittery, you can easily use them on a daily basis. Only one spot in my smaller palette is still empty, so if you have any recommendations, feel free to send them my way! :)

     

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