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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 2

As promised, here is the second instalment to my MAC palettes series.

Row by row, left to right

Handwritten – An extremely pigmented matte, dark warm brown shadow. Used as a liner it works a treat. But its a bit difficult to blend and work into the crease, I occasionally look like I have a black eye if I try too much with this one. Looks lovely paired with Twinks as an outer corner crease shadow.

Quarry – A soft muted plum-brown matte shade, and Satin Taupes best friend. This is a subtle crease colour, but looks equally beautiful all over the lid. It does run very plummy so beware! I originally bought this thinking it would be the perfect natural crease shade, it isn’t. It runs a bit too purple for my liking, but it is a beautiful shade none the less.

Satin Taupe – A plum toned taupe with a silver shimmer running through it. A very wearable shade that looks equally as good on its own or with a complimentary colour such as Quarry. Its one I often forget about, despite the fact that it’s the one shade that everyone seems to have. A fantastic shade for a subtle look.

Twinks – My favourite of the palette! The brown based shadow has plum, red and gold tones running through it and it’s just gorgeous. I love to wear this on it’s own all over the lid, or paired with Handwritten, it the perfect toned down smokey eye combination.

This palette runs more cool and purple toned in comparison to the first palette which is much warmer and brown based. I spent around 20 minutes swatching the different shadows today at my local MAC counter and am very proud of myself for resisting temptation!! Although Antiqued and Patina were looking very tempting! *grabs coat*