I received a few requests on the shades I keep in my MAC palette, post found here.
Here are the ones I have kept over the years. I have sold a few, and have given away many, but below are what currently remains and my thoughts on them.
Apologies but the shade descriptions are out of order from the above photo. I have moved several shades since that post.
Brule: One of my most used if not my most used shadow. Cream color all over the lid shade. Not very pigmented but natural, easy, and effortless to clean up the lids. Great to use to blend out mistakes or transition shades.
Wedge: Incredible crease color, great for all over the lid, or apply below your lash line for a complete natural look. Can look a bit orange on fair skin.
Print: Go to liner shade. Softer than black with shimmer which are not as noticeable on the eye.
N*ked Lunch: Bit disappointing, patchy light n*de beige pink. Slight shimmer but not something I reach for.
Twinks: Dark brown infused with a background of plum. Beautiful liner shade for brown eyes.
Mulch: One of my favorites. Brown mixed with a bit of red, more defined of a color for the eyes. Bit patchy as a liner, nice lid shade with a fluffy brush.
Sable: Satin Taupe's big sister. More of a brown with purple undertones, not too shimmery and a great staple piece ( purchased at the time of Lollipop26's favorite listing!)
Blanc Type: Extremely pigmented cream. The matte squared formula is great.
Soft Brown: Reminds me of a softer version of brown down. I bought this because it was so smooth and pigmented, but really just a mid toned to slightly dark brown.
Handwritten: Rich brown with some burgundy or plum, another go to liner shade.
Nylon: Heavy gold white highlight shade. Think NARS Albatrosse with more yellow gold. Popular as an inner corner highlight.
Phloof!: Shimmery white, easy to blend, pigmentation is ok, eye brightening, can look very white if applied with a heavy hand. Fluffy brush recommended.
Carbon: Not the best black in my opinion, a bit patchy and not the darkest of blacks either. Looks more like charcoal to me.
Black Tied: A black with beautiful shimmer, but the payoff is not great. The shimmer disappears on the lids for me. Also a bit patchy.
Moleskin (LE): Think wedge but less orange/warm, and replace it with a bit of pink. Another beautiful natural, shade.
Coastal Scents shadow: Very similar to Nylon.
Femmi Fi (LE): Creamy shade with gold reflects.
Satin Taupe: Fame walking down the aisle here. Brown with a heavy light purple undertone and silver shimmer. Huge favorite among many, but just ehh for me.
Antiqued: Red based brown with pink. Quite dark.
All that Glitters: My first MAC purchase (ever!) along with Sable. Champagne with a bit of rose pink and brown. Good starter shade into the brand.
Woodwinked: Popular summer color, which can lean very orange on fair skin. Quite sheeny, very warm golden color.
Hey (LE): Not special. Just a slightly shimmery champagne shade that matches exactly to my skin tone for just a slight gleam look on the lids.
Star Violet: I owned so many purples from MAC looking for the best one for my brown eyes and this one is my favorite. Mid toned metallic plum
Shale: Popular again for doe eyed ladies, but to me this is a bit ashy on my skin
Knights Divine: I bought this because Christine had it! Blue based silver grey which I don't use much. I don't like it on my skin tone :(
Mythology: Coral gold shade, quite a bit of fall out. Would recommend for green eyes with liner black liner to make your eyes popping.
Colors I would like to add: Typographic. Apparently the best almost black in the line
(g’bye Carbon and Black Tied)
My most used shades are Brule all over the lid, Wedge in the crease and lower lids, followed by Print as a liner.
The remaining shades I play with here and there, but those three are my trio of choice for an everyday look.
Favorite MAC shades everyone?