Sunday, 31 January 2010


Hurray it's finally complete! I know that there are a lot of people who already own multiple palettes, but MAC is pretty pricey in the UK so I don't go crazy and buy a load of make-up from there at one time. Since this is my first (and maybe only?) complete palette, I was a little excited about it! I'm not sure if I will go on to start another palette, I got this because it's great for travel, with 15 eyeshadows I can create a variety if different looks without having to pack a load of separate containers. I'm finding myself reaching for this pretty much every day though since it is amazing quality. So I paid a visit to the MAC store on King's Road, I usually go to the Neal Street one which I prefer guess I wanted a change of scenery, I go there far too often! Before I got there I thought I knew which eyeshadows I'd be buying, I blogged before about how I wanted this to be a neutral palette, but I'm also a big fan of green eyeshadow so wanted to throw a bit of green in there too. I wanted to get Humid, to compliment Greensmoke and create a smoky green eye. So I thought I'd get that, along with Wedge which is a great neutral crease colour, perfect for whatever eyeshadow combination you do and really good at softening any harshness. Finally I thought I'd get Expensive Pink, because I'd seen it around the blogging world and thought it looked stunning. Not a true pink, but a goldey pink, which has a two tone effect (similar to Patina), but in the store I thought this was too dark for me. Instead I got Da Bling, the bright looking pink shade you can see. I don't really know what possesed me, other than maybe the influence of the MUA in the store. I mentioned Expensive Pink and after she showed it to me and I decided against it, she started pointing out all the other variations of pink. She was also sporting a rather lovely pink eyeshadow look herself and I guess it threw my neutral ideas out the window. I wasn't really sure if it was a good decision, but honestly I'm so glad I took a gamble with it, because this is a great shade for my skin tone (pasty at the moment) and my green eyes. I'd recommend it to anyone with green eyes, it compliments them perfectly. I wear it with Twinks in the crease and Hush as a highlight, it's a perfect pink combination.
Top row: left to right - Typographic, Espresso, Twinks, Wedge, Humid
Middle row: left to right - Satin Taupe, Patina, Da Bling, Tempting, Greensmoke
Bottom row: left to right - All That Glitters, Woodwinked, Hush, Nylon, Shroom


Lollipop said...

Great palette. I have nearly finished my second one. It is very expensive but worth it :)

I hate my Wedge eyeshadow. Lovely colour but it keep developing a minging film on top that stops the colour getting on my brush. I use clean brushes and everything, I have to gouge some out with a bobby pin if I want to use it. That's the only colour it does it with :( Be careful xx

Lydia said...

Really great neutral palette :) at the moment I have a lot of eyeshadows in the normal form, not pan form so my palette is still looking a bit bare :( xox

Onyx said...

@lollipop, thanks for that info, I will bear it in mind, hope mine doesn't do the same!

@lydia, you'll get there! they're worth buying in pan form coz you save a bit of money too!

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