It happened guys. I finally have made my own MAC palette!! I had planned to do this when I went to New York so it was exciting to go into the shop and just go a little bit mad! Don’t forget to see what else I bought in yesterdays haul post! As a little note before I go into the colours, I didn’t purchase the actual MAC palette and insert as, in my opinion they are ridiculously overpriced! So after a little bit of searching I found a palette on Amazon that was a lot cheaper but fit MAC eyeshadows. This is the one I bought and it was only £2.18 delivered and is from a company called FACILLA. This one isn’t magnetic so I just removed the little silver pans (this was easy as they are loose so you just tip the palette upside down!) and added a tiny amount of double sided sticky tape to each space to secure the pans down but not so much that I couldn’t remove them if I want to. They do do a magnetic one for like £2 more on Amazon, which in theory would have been a lot easier but it’s done now so hey!
So, onto the fun stuff, the colours! If you read my MAC wishlist post then a lot of these are the same but there are a few changes and I will also be doing swatches! So starting from the top left we have:
- Shroom (Satin) – I went in looking to buy Nylon but I found it too frosty and harsh for my skin tone. The lovely lady helped me pick out this instead and I love it! It is still brightening and shimmery enough without it looking too fake and over the top for me. It is very pigmented too which means a little goes a long way!
- Naked Lunch (Frost) – A really pretty light shimmery shade that would also look nice in the inner corner too for something a little softer than shroom. It comes up a little lighter on me than I would have liked but it is lovely all the same. I would say this is probably the least pigmented of all the shades I picked to be honest. I can see this just ending up being a brow bone highlight as it is more subtle.
- All That Glitters (Veluxe Pearl) – This is like the amped up version of Naked Lunch for me and I can see why it is such a firm favourite with bloggers world wide. I think veluxe pearl is one of my favourite finishes as they just apply so smoothly and this is no different.
- Wedge (Matte) – This is a great, cooler tone crease colour that create a really natural shadow. It creates a really soft look and blends out beautifully.
- Cork (Satin) – Cork is slightly warmer than wedge which is what I wanted, but works just the same. These are staples in the palette for me although I would say that this satin formula is a lot less pigmented as you will see in the swatch pictures!
- Amber Lights (Frost) – This is a really orange-toned coppery gold that is like the brighter version of Woodwinked! It is not as pigmented as I had first hoped it would be, but I feel that this makes it more wearable actually so it has turned out to be a good thing!
- Woodwinked (Veluxe Pearl) – This is the only MAC eyeshadow I have had before and I love it! I only have like a quarter of the original pan left and I found it impossible to depot so my Mum has inherited it! This applies beautifully and if you are regular readers of this blog, you’ll know I bang on about it all the time! Here is a Face of The Day I did with it a while ago.
- Mulch (Velvet) – This is a good staple warm chocolate shade that I feel every palette needs! It blends out like a dream and is the perfect in between shade to be dark enough to smoke out lighter colours but light enough to be worn on its own!
- Sable (Frost) – This is such a lovely wearable warm-toned shade. It is a browny shade with hints of pink in it which makes it a great choice to pop all over the lid for an every day look or you could smoke it out for night time.
- Antiqued (Veluxe Pearl) – This is my favourite finish and this lovely warm toned colour complements my blue eyes beautifully! I wasn’t actually going to get this one but Lauren said it was her most used so far so I thought I’d take a gamble and boy did it pay off!
- Cranberry (Frost) – So far I have not been brave enough to try it out on its own but I definitely will do! I love using this to add a little bit of warmth to the crease and give it that pop of colour. This really is such a unique colour but if you have the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette, it is very similar to the shade warm notes except this is a little more pink I think!
- Sumptuous Olive (Veluxe Pearl) – I am so in love with this shade! It is more of a golden green which makes it really wearable without looking too garish! I tried this out on my friend Emily with Club in the outer V and crease and a touch of Carbon and it looks incredible!! I will have to do a tutorial on it at some point in the near future!
- Satin Taupe (Frost) – This looks beautiful with naked lunch or all that glitters. It is a nice cooler toned day time alternative but I bet you could create a really cool smoky eye with this and carbon. That has given me an idea for a look so watch this space…
- Club (Satin) – Where to begin. This is so beautiful it’s unreal. It is an unusual shade with almost green shimmer in it but it also has an underlying warmth that stops it from looking tacky. Buffed out with a little bit of cork this is a great and easy look!
- Carbon (Matte) – I did not realise how much I could love a matte black shadow! I have used it nearly everytime I have picked up the palette either as eyeliner or to add depth to the crease and it is just amazing. It blends out beautifully without looking chalky or powdery although the swatch really does not do this justice and it comes across a lot more pigmented in real life!
So there is my full MAC palette! I feel like this has pretty much all the shades I would need to create the kind of looks I like. I’m a little bit annoyed by two shades: Naked Lunch and Cork as they aren’t very pigmented and are very similar to All That Glitters and Wedge. I let the woman talk me out of buying Swiss Chocolate as she said it would be too dark but to be honest I think I would have liked it! Despite this I am so happy with my palette and I will get a lot of use out of all the shades. At the moment I am still in that ‘what do I wear today?!’ stage but I am slowly finding some long lasting favourites in this shade range! What are your favourite colours in the palette? Do you have any of these yourself? What shades would you put in your palette?