October 20, 2014

MAC Eyeshadows Revisited

If you've been hanging around these parts since early on, you'll know that I have a rather large collection of MAC eyeshadows. Gone are the days where they were the only eyeshadows that I bought and it's been, oh, easily three years since I picked one up. However, I am going through a phase of wanting to use things up and am not allowing myself to buy new products until I finish an equivalent that is already in my collection so, I decided to dig into my MAC palettes and get some use out of them and have come up with eight shadows that I have fallen right back in love with and am using daily.

First up is the rather boring looking but, incredibly perfect highlight shade; Mylar. This is a matte, neutral-toned cream that gives such a nice, natural highlight to the brow bone and inner corner. It's also perfect for tidying up edges. Next, Ricepaper. This is the only eyeshadow I have ever hit pan on and I firmly plan on repurchasing it. It is the perfect, pale gold lid shade, especially with a dark chocolate brown in the crease, and I can't get enough of it.

Paradisco is one of those shades that I bought because everyone on YouTube had it but, I was always too afraid to use it. It's a gorgeous warm coral with gold shimmer that looks amazing in the crease with something like Mylar all over the lid. All that Glitters is one for the MAC Hall of Fame. A warm pinky gold that suits practically everyone and looks spectacular packed onto the lid. I have been wearing this a lot to work with some brown liner smudged into the lashline.

 I spoke about Texture recently as one of my favourites and it is really quite gorgeous and totally underrated. It is a mustard-toned matte brown that looks insane with blue eyes. I generally use this alone, all over the lid and then blended beyond belief into the crease. Instant smokey eye! Woodwinked is another for the Hall of Fame. Everyone had and loved this shadow many moons ago and I was no exception. A true golden bronze that is incredibly eye catching, whether used alone or with a darker brown through the crease.

Satin Taupe is, again, right up there with Hall of Fame status. A mauve-brown-grey that gives instant sultriness to any look, I have found myself reaching for this so much more than I used to, purely because I know better now how to make it work for my skintone. Finally, Antiqued. This was a Laura-inspired purchase way back in the day when she was still lollipop26 on YouTube and it's a cracking reddened bronze that is very unique. It's quite intense though so, I generally reserve this for night.


  1. I have Woodwinked and Satin Taupe and I adore them, I'd love to try Antiqued

    Gaby // etcGabrielle

  2. I love Woodwinked and Satin Taupe too but I agree with you on Texture - seriously such an underrated shade it's craaaazy. Most perfect crease/transition/blending shade for yo' eye ballz! x

  3. I only recently purchased Woodwinked and I love it! Only have 2 other MAC eyeshadows in my stash - Haux and Shadowy Lady, neither which get the love they deserve!


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