Espresso

The New Palette

As promised a review of my new MAC quad is here…

Wedge – a beautiful slightly warm mid tone taupe brown that is a perfect transition or crease shade. This is one for pale skinned people in my opinion, as it can come out a bit light and ashy when used in the crease on my skin tone. But still a good definition shadow.

Espresso – a cool toned medium brown that is my only disappointing shadow in this palette. It’s has limited colour pay off and doesn’t blend very easily, but looks lovely built up along the lash line as a softer alternative to eyeliner.

Patina – a duo chrome green bronze gold hybrid colour that is the perfect all over lid colour. It has a frost finish and is a probably best described as a light taupe with gold shimmer. It works perfectly with a bit of Espresso blended in the outer corner.

Tempting – a warm toned chocolate brown with a golden shimmer and lustre. It is probably the best lustre finish I’ve tried from MAC as it is smooth, richly pigmented and has minimal fallout.

Next on my wish list… Sable and Twinks

My MAC Palette – Part 1

Here it is – are you sitting comfortably? This is the first instalment from a two part series breakdown of my MAC eyeshadow quads. But first we’ve got to establish one thing… My name is Honor, and I have an eyeshadow obsession. For now I’ve been able to hold back from branching out to a 15 pan palette – but Woodwinked, Soba, Antiqued, Patina and Wedge – I’m coming for you! *hides purse*

Row by row, left to right

Espresso – A mid-toned brown that can be used for everything. I use it through my brows, as a liner, and through the crease to add a bit of somethin’ somethin’ to more subtle shadow looks. Paired with All That Glitters it’s particularly lovely.

Mulch – My go to shade, a one wash wonder if you will. It’s a medium-dark, red toned brown with a golden warm undertone. The pearly finish can be blended out to a subtle sheen and it’s a beauty. A similar colour can be found with the MAC Paint Pot in Eclair and MAC Lie Low.

All That Glitters – Peachy, golden and with just the right amount of shimmer, this can be swept all over the lid with lashings of mascara or applied delicately as an inner corner highlight. It never fails to amaze. Pair with Mulch for a soft smokey daytime look. Perfection.

Embark – A rich, matte, intense brown with a red undertone. This is one I often forget about. But it blends to a warm brown which is perfect for us green eyed gals. In fact, this shade needs a bit more lovin’ from my part… I’m off to redo my makeup.

MAC’s eyeshadow (and lipstick) range rules, there are more colours and finishes available than you can shake a stick at, but for me the problem is where to stop. For now, I’m happy with my small but brilliantly formed quads. Maybe next time I’ll show you my other one…

What MAC shades are your favourite? Go on… tempt me!