New In | MACFriday, April 15, 2016
Since I have been rediscovering eye shadows, I've also been rediscovering MAC.
It has been a long time since I've had a significant swatch-fest at a MAC counter, but a recent visit reminded me that there's more to the brand than lipsticks and Fix+.
Don't get me wrong, their constant release of new and limited edition collections has grown tiresome for me, but they do have some great permanent products.
While I was at the MAC Pro store, I decided to make myself a little quad. I wish I had known they were planning to release six and nine pan pro palettes because I definitely would've picked one of those up instead. At the time, only two, four and fifteen pan palettes were available. Two was definitely not enough and fifteen was too big and I hate seeing a half empty palette... so I settled for a quad.
Nonetheless, I'm very happy with the custom palette I created with these shadows:
- All that Glitters — a pinky beige with gold pearl (very pretty alone or layered)
- Wedge — a matte beige taupe (makes a good transition colour)
- Woodwinked — a warm brown with gold pearl (all over shadow or layered)
- Espresso — a deeper matte warm brown (for blending or for the crease)
As you can see, I gravitate towards warmer shades. I forgot how beautiful MAC eye shadows were. They blend nicely, they are long-wearing (especially with a primer) and there is a nice range of colours to choose from. There are a few more on my list to get, but I'm happy with the looks I can create with these.
Some exciting news: MAC Pro Palette Refill Pans have decreased in price! I didn't know until I popped into the store. They used to be $12 CAD, but now they're $8 CAD. Also, if you're interested in the making your own palette, here are the prices:
- $10 CAD for the 4 pan palette (what I picked up) / insert comes with it
- $10 CAD for the small palette (holds 6 eye shadows or two blushes) / inserts go for $1 CAD
- $10 CAD for the medium palette (holds 9 eye shadows) / insert goes for $2 CAD
I also picked up some eye brushes because my collection of eye brushes is quite sad. I picked up the quintessential MAC 217 ($30 CAD), it's great for blending or for placing colour. MAC 239 ($30 CAD) for placing colour on the lid. Lastly, the Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush #31 ($27 CAD) for blending in the crease—it also makes a great eraser for little mistakes.
Let me know what your favourite MAC eye shadows are! x