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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The MAC Palette Venture



Once upon a time, a generous grandmother materialized at Lillian's door and inquired about her desires of hitting up the shops. Well, hell yes! A little pitter patter through the lanes, and, soon enough, they stood perched under the 'MAC' sign. With a stumbling heart, little Lillian entered and soon swatched her heart away through all the petite black pots; all whilst recalling the most praised upon names, and, soon enough, ventured out of the shop with an empty quad and four pots of gold happiness pigment in tow.

This was my Saturday; and, oh boy, was it good. Of course, us as a pair could have entered through heaven the Sephora gateway (as if we haven't done that before...), but I soon realized that there was one seriously lacking category in my collection--eyeshadow.
Maybe it's the sense that I feel too 'made up' when I've brushed an embellishing tone onto my lids, or it could be that I just don't have the right chromas to compliment my makeup philosophy and daily slap. In turn, I assumed the later, and found four shades, perfectly housed it a little black box, to add to the daily makeup lot.

In the top left lies Era--a satin finish with a hint of golden sparkle (in the most tasteful of ways) that is as subtle as taupe gets. Similar to this beige is Naked Lunch. Both panned pigments exist similarly: sheer with a hint of sparkle. Nevertheless, I wouldn't waste money on two basically identical shades; thus, Naked Lunch remains with a more pink undertone (but, no one will assume you have Pinkeye).

At the bottom of the pan chain, the deeper shades reign. Assuming my subtle nature, you can go ahead and guess how 'deep' things are really going to be. Patina, on the left, reflects a taupy-brown pigment. Again, there's a splash of iridescence, but also a golden sheen. And, last, Quarry, the only matte shade of the bunch, boats a brown-ish grey tone with a hint of plum.

Alas, the MAC palette saga is just hitting its prologue. Is it normal for me to down into a slumber while anticipating stroking my brushes--a 217, to be exact--in these pans once more? No, it's not; just beauty blogger issues.

20 comments :

  1. ahhh I lov emac eye shadows! All that glitters and mythology are my favorites!

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  2. All of these shades are so gorgeous -- I've been resisting the MAC counter as of late but they sure so have some nice shadows.

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  3. That is such a lovely palette and the colors are so pretty and versatile!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  4. Era sounds like a great everyday shade! I'm definitely going to look for it next time I'm at MAC :)

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  5. Lucky you, I am so jealous! The colours all look beautiful! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  6. What a lovely little palette, I really like the quads :)
    Amy x

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  7. Merci (and this is me admitting that they're dreamy, too). xo

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  8. Even the black palette is pretty, no? And me too. x

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  9. Thank you; this is my first official venture into eyeshadows. xx

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  10. Do seek; and tell me how you like it. xo

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  11. Right up my alley. xo

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  12. Agreed; and Christmas is nearing (meaning you should delve in and buy yourself a treat). xo

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  13. Oooo; I'll have to check those out. xo

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  14. I love your choices of eyeshadow, I want to get some more matte eyeshadows in my collection.

    www.allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Thank you; I will probably doing a more in depth analysis of them later/soon. If you're looking for some matte shadows, I recommend the Stila In the Know palette (all matte shades). xo

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  16. Such a lovely palette of eyeshadows! I don't own / have never tried anything from mac *hides*! x

    Abbie | Dainty Little Dreams

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  17. This is my first try, but, so far, I'm liking them. I'm sure I'll post a more in depth review of them soon--then you can make your final decision. xo

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  18. Such a beautiful palette!

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