MAC Review: Custom Eyeshadow Palettes

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Happy Easter!

Due to the long bank holiday weekend, I’ve had a lot more time on my hands than usual. Today I’m uploading two blogposts, if you haven’t seen my other post today then check it out!

This post is a quick review on the MAC eyeshadows and the custom quad palette. I am a sucker for bronzes, golds and copper eyeshadows and am nearly always drawn to the warmer-toned colour palettes. But I often find that when I buy a palette, there are usually a couple of shades that I don’t use or skip over more than others. If I’m going to spend money on a palette, I’d prefer to get use from every shade included. That’s why the MAC build-your-own eyeshadow palettes are so great and unique.

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If you’re not familiar with MAC already, they sell the shadows in individual compacts, or in individual pans that you can use in these customisable palettes. The palettes themselves come in a variety of sizes – I chose the quad size. To go in my palette, I chose ‘All That Glitters’, ‘Sable’, ‘Amber Lights’ and ‘Antiqued’. I feel that these shadows compliment eachother well together, or can be used as a wash of colour on their own.

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‘All That Glitters’ is a very popular shimmer shade which is a champagne-gold colour. This shadow is great as a base and as a highlight in the inner corner of the eye. It’s a fairly subtle colour but still catches the light.

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‘Sable’ is another very popular colour which is a cooler-toned plum shade in a frost finish. It’s very pigmented and blends easily. I find that this is a lovely colour on its own, but it also works well as a transition shade in a smokey eye look.

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‘Amber Lights’ is a beautiful shade for adding a pop of gold/copper to the eye. It’s so pigmented and really stands out against other shadows. I would personally use it to warm up a smokey eye look by blending it onto the lid and under the eye.

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‘Antiqued’ is another beautiful shade. It’s a warm-toned coppery brown that looks good on any eye colour. It’s great for adding depth to a smokey eye, or even just on its own blended all over the lid. It has a subtle hint of shimmer but not too overpowering.

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[Swatches L-R: ‘All That Glitters’, ‘Sable’, ‘Amber Lights’, ‘Antiqued’]

I love the freedom you have to create a customised palette with the MAC individual eyeshadows. You can create multiple small palettes or one large palette – all containing your favourite colours to help you create your favourite looks. I used to only go to MAC for their lipsticks, but I am glad I’ve given their eyeshadows a try. I’m definitely a fan of their customisable palettes and will no doubt create some more!

What are your favourite MAC shades?

Thanks for reading!

Aimie xo

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  1. March 27, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Thank you! Haha I agree 🙂

  2. June 2, 2016 / 10:07 am

    Thanks! Yeah sure X

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