Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Everyday MAC Quad

I am having trouble deciding in which order to post my blog posts in a daily order.
Then inspiration came in, the gorgeous and wonderful Ebru posted her favorite eye shadows and I smiled because we shared two :)

Eye shadows...I am on the fence about. I wear them, I think because I have them! I think so long as I have any random shimmery champagne ish color I would be ok for the rest of my life ( IF I REALLY had to just have one)
But I like choices, even among things that are not my favorite

Current choices of late are my from my MAC palette


I had not worn MAC shadows in months...I felt bad. All of them in their palettes tucked away in the dark. I decided to bring some out in a quad and start showing them some love again. Here are some of my current go to colors.


Brule: (Top Left) I have tried a few MAC highlight shades, many to incredibly bad success. I finally just settled on Brule which is a matte and quite creamy. There is not exactly much to say about it! Matte and off white cream. Soft, and easy. Blended daily with a MAC 266.

All that Glitters: (Top Right) This and Sable were my first MAC purchases EVER. I was convinced I was going to love it and I still do. It's a great fall back shadow, just swipe it on almost any base and it always looks pretty! I love it alone on most days. It's a warm peachy champagne with the slightest hints that pull slightly brown and slightly pink. This is great one for all over the lid.

Mulch: (Bottom Left) Quite possibly my favorite MAC shadow with the ugliest name. It is a nice bronzy brown that has hints of red in it. It has shimmer but it is not over the top. I love wearing this on the lids and a bit under the eye with a bronzy liner such as MAC's Teddy. Instantly put together and daytime semi sultry appropriate without just going for the bright eyed look

Twinks: (Bottom Right) Twinks. Why do I like Twinks? The color is quite nice is a brown with more of a plum and slightly red undertone. I don't wear this on the lid, as it may make my eye a bit tired looking but I love using it as a liner shade. Either as a liner, or mixed with Mulch as a liner. It's quite pretty, defines the eyes, and still looks soft for daytime.
I think this particular shadow is not pressed as tightly as the others so I do experience more fall out with overall swipes but as a liner I have experienced close to no issues. I apply this with a MAC 263, ANOTHER recommendation by Ebru! Best liner brush!

L to R: Brule, All that Glitters, Mulch, Twinks


I don't do things with the crease and outer corner. Ever. I am not skilled enough but with beautiful basics, light washes, highlighted brows, and soft liner, these shadows make me love having a variety of colors outside a solitary champagne

I don't rotate shadows often but if I did, thing that would fall into my palette would include:
N*ked Lunch, Hocus Pocus, Sable, Blanc Type, and Brown Down.

I am also interested in Rice Paper, if anyone has it, tell me your thoughts!



What are some of your favorite eye shadows? MAC and other wise of course!





27 comments:

  1. We share Brule and Mulch as some favourites! I think the quad that I usually have is Brule, Naked Lunch, Satin Taupe and Mulch :) Although recently I've been loving golds and bronzes.. stranger things have happened :P Loved the post!

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  2. GREAT choices!!!! gold and bronze I wear alot more in summer!!!

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  3. I love all that glitter sbut I swear I have similar colours to it lol that is a greta everyday to-go palette!

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  4. Oooh great picks! :) Brule is a recent acquisition of mine and it is really the best highlight I've used.

    If I were to make an everyday MAC quad, mine would have Brule, Arena, Soft Brown and Brun.

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  5. Love your picks! I was thinking the same thing -I haven't given much love to my MAC shadows lately either.
    A great quad is Vanilla, Vex, Print, and Hepcat. I love wearing that combo!

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  6. I looove All That Glitters and Sable! I'm wearing both right now. I currently have 2 MAC quads in rotation but the one used most contains Short Shorts (from the Surf Baby collection), Brule, Mystery, and Espresso. =)

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  7. Great everyday quad you got there :) It's very strange to me how I'm quite an eyeshadow collector fiend yet I only own three Mac eyeshadows.... I'm planning to go reallll soon to pick up a quad and pans in Patina and Satin Taupe though :) Mulch and Twinks are high up on my priority list as well! I feel like I have a ton of colors that look like All That Glitters, Mulch, and Twinks though so I can't justify purchasing them yet :/ The constant price increases are definitely urging me on though....

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  8. I can imagine the warm brown everyday eye you can make from these. Warm colors are so comforting :) Everytime I see mulch (including here) I can't help but love the name. It reminds me of a playground!

    If I had a MAC quad filled with colors I don't have but want, it would probably be: Quarry, Copperplate, Satin Taupe, Concrete. Well, maybe I'd need a highlight color...

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  9. oo i have brule & all that glitters but i prefer mac daisychain over brule and naked's sin over atg. i wanna try mulch & twinks but i think it's cuz i want to own like all of mac's neutral colors xD you should do a post on all the mac shadows u own :D

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  10. Nice choices, love Mulch & Twinks :)

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  11. I currently dont have any Mac eyeshadows. :P I used to have this blue one which turned out extremely ugly on my lids so I sold that one long time ago. hahaha I really want to try Mulch now. What do you think? Is it a must have from Mac? haha

    Right now Im really loving Buck from the Naked Palette. It is a matte brown color which I love to use with a winged out eyeliner look.

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  12. I have been wanting Twinks and Mulch for sooo long! You have just reminded me to get it! :D

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  13. Such pretty and wearable colours. Mulch is gorgeous despite that awful name. I have not tried MAC shadows before and I feel like I'm missing out now.

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  14. Gorgeous picks for your everyday quad! I've been wanting Mulch for a long time, must get it soon :) My favorites eyeshadows are MAC Twinks, All That Glitters, Grain, Print, Shale, Chanel Taupe Grise, Stila Diamond Lil, gosh there is so much to list here, I'm such an eyeshadow addict :)

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  15. All That Glitters seems to be an all around favorite of bloggers the world over!

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  16. I really need to try Arena! I love Brun for a liner color too! Soft Brown seems to be on many ppl's lists! must check this out!

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  17. I just recently purchased Print and love it!!! The others I don't have but I have been considering Vanilla!!

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  18. Ohh nice choices! I purchased Mystery bc of Danielle :)
    All that Glitters and Sable were my first MAC items ever! i purchased them together to wear together too!

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  19. I just got print recently and really love it! U got to try MULCH!!!!

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  20. Hmm to be honest they are not my favorite shadows but theyre quite nice for the price, of course some shades are bad quality since they have so many colors but they are nice to have, I would not feel like you are missing out. I did not use my MAC shadows for months bc I found others I preffered

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  21. hope you get to try and love them soon!

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  22. thanks! i love them too! so warm and brown and happy! how are u dear? How is your new country and job! i think that is so exciting!

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  23. oh daisy chain sounds ADORABLE and sounds limited edition :( ahh sin! for some reason i dont like the way it looks on my skin, it pulls a bit cool!
    I do have this post on my neutral palette, it is a bit old and I have added more shadows but here is the main part, the neutrlas!

    http://tinyladylife.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-small-make-up-accomplishment-mac.html

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  24. Quarry and Copperplate seem so popular I really must investigate!! a highlighter would be good lol

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  25. Satin Taupe is nice, Patina looks so bad on me! i think i used it 2x total. If you go to the counter i would ask them to put that shade on you to see if you like it :( I bought it bc of hype and totally regret it
    Twinks is not too hard pressed and seems less pigmented but i love the mix of brown and purple and red, but i love mulch the most!

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  26. Love it! I definitely have to say Nylon, Copperplate, Charcoal Brown, Phloof!, Blanc Type and Mystery are my most used MAC Shadows, that and Moleskin but that was limited edition (I literally use it EVERY day!)

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  27. Oh GREAT pics! i def seem to be missing something by not owning copperplate left!! I purchased Mystery bc of u, THANK YOU, great liner!

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