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Friday, September 12, 2014

My Autumnal MAC Quad

My MAC Autumnal Quad

Yesterday I shared a review and my thoughts on MAC Cranberry which inspired me to re-jig my quad with warm, Autumnal shades. I hope by doing so I'll step away from my usual neutral shades and use the opportunity to try new combinations and show some lesser loved shades a little attention. As someone who has a hefty MAC eyeshadow collection I do have to admit that my MAC quad has come in usual especially for travel. The best £5 I have spent at MAC and I mean that. Anyway here are my four shade choices:

MAC Autumn Quad
My MAC Autumnal Quad
My MAC Autumnal Quad
MAC Autumn Quad

MAC Cranberry - I have openly admitted I am not the biggest fan of this shade and much prefer L'Oreal Color Riche L'Ombre Pure Eyeshadow in the shade Escape in Bordeaux. However I did purchase the deep, metallic burgundy shade has now found a place inside my collection and I am determined to put it to use. What I will say is that the red tones of this shadow do work well with warm brown eyeshadows as well as looking great blended into a smoky eye. Personally I do tend to take a less is more approach with this shadow as it can leave my eyes looking red and irritated. Not cool.

MAC Blackberry - A cool toned deep plum that is my current go to shade for adding a little definition to an look - I use this in place of a black eyeshadow as it is less harsh. If you are looking for a suit all hue that can be quickly blended over the eye lid for a quick and easy smoky eye this is the one. You can also dampen this shade and create an inky, blue come plum liquid eye liner which is rather special in tone. I personally rate MAC Blackberry eyeshadow rather highly and would recommend it to all, it is one of MAC unsung heroes in my opinion.

MAC Amber Lights - A lot like MAC Cranberry I own this shade and will openly admit I am not the biggest fan of this particular shadow. I am determined to find a way to put this bright, orange toned bronze to work over the coming weeks. Perhaps it will pair well with MAC Cranberry? Again this is a metallic finish eyeshadow that is beyond pigmented and will make blue eyes appear more blue than they really are.

MAC All that Glitters - Every now and then I re-discover MAC All that Glitters and wonder what I did without it. A light peachy golden neutral shade that is surprisingly pigmented and really works well as an all over lid shade or as a highlight. If you enjoy warm neutrals this is the shade you need to put this at the top of your wishlist.Despite being a fairly light shade the pigmentation is beautiful and the metallic finish really brightens up any make-up look. I kick myself every time I realise I neglect this beautiful shadow.

MAC eyeshadows £10-£13 - link
and MAC Empty Quad £5 - link.
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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful picks! I need Amber Lights and All That Glitters.

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  2. All that glitters looks like the most wearable shade out of the lot but I definitely like the look of cranberry!
    newgirl49.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  3. Love this post, beautiful choice of colours

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  4. I fell in love with All That Glitters!


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    Luxveritatis.| Beauty.Fashion.Crafts

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  5. Beautiful autumn picks! I need a few of these colours for defs!

    Charlotte www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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  6. Amber Lights and All That Glitters are so gorgeous, the exact shades I'm putting on my Christmas wishlist! xx
    Ellie | eleanormaes.blogspot.com

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  7. I've never bought eyeshadows from Mac as I just their lippies! This palette looks amazing and perfect for autumn. Xxx

    http://www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Wow! These eyeshadows look absolutely lovely! I want to go to MAC counter and buy all the shades now! Thanks :) *excited* xx

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  9. Really like this palette for the autumn, really nice mix of shades xx

    http://xxchloescloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Beautiful shades! All That Glitters is one of my favourite shades from MAC as it can be a summer/spring/autumn/winter shadow! And it looks lovely worn on its own with some liquid eyeliner and lots of black mascara too :)

    Beauty & The Bird | Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle

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  11. I definitely need to get a quad for travelling, I have a big 15 pan but don't want to carry that around all the time! I love those shades you've picked for yours.

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

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  12. Thank you for reminding me to pull out my Mac shadows and use them more often! I, also, love All That Glitters, especially for the fall season.

    http://youarebeaut.blogspot.com/

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  13. I LOVE blackberry! I'm still yet to try a mac eyeshadow, this looks like the perfect quad :)

    Catherine xx
    www.youwishyou.com

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  14. Gorgeous choices!

    http://shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. All of these shades are so stunning and definitely 100% autumnal.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  16. Its so beautiful to even look at! I'm still trying to master neutral eyeshadow looks but I'd love to try these colours !

    http://gemandblueskies.blogspot.com

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  17. I love Amber Lights! Such a warm, gold shade.

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  18. Perfect Fall shades! Amber Lights is one of my all-time favourite MAC shadows- it's a summer staple for me as well :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  19. I really want Blackberry, such a pretty colour.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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