Saturday, 31 August 2013

MAC Pro Palette Project - Month Two

Hey guys! Today I have for you the second instalment of my ever-growing MAC pro palette. I've already spoken about my first two bolder additions Cranberry and Sumptuous Olive, both of which have been getting a fair amount of wear recently (yay for being more adventurous with eyeshadow shades!) This month I decided to veer away from the more "out-there" colours and go for what I describe as the inbetweener shadows ie) something in between bold and neutrals that I know will still get a lot of wear. This is where Amber Lights and Nylon come into play...

Amber Lights is described by MAC as peachy-brown with shimmer but, as you can see from the pan and swatch, I would say it has more of an orange/copper tinge. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just don't see the brown tones in the eyeshadow at all. The frost formula is great; shimmery with no fall down which is just what you want! I personally think this shade would look fabulous on blue and green eyes because it will really make them pop. I love the colour pay-off - you can apply lightly over the lid and build up to a super pigmented look, or simply enhance your eyes with this shade as a stand-out eyeliner.

Nylon may be one of the most versatile additions to my pro palette. It's described by MAC as pale gold with an icy shimmer and frost finish. As a shadow on its own it's way too bright, unless of course you're into costume makeup, but I like to use this on my brow bone or inner corner of my eye as a highlight and it just makes my eye makeup look more complete. It's soft and smooth to work with, and easily blends with my MAC 217 blending brush. I've also found that it's great used sparingly on the tops of the cheekbones and blended out - it gives the skin a nice luminous glow without look too shiny. 

Do you own either of these eyeshadows? If so, how do you like to use them?
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3 comments

  1. Both these colours are gorgeous! I use Nylon as an inner corner and brow bone highlight. Amber lights is definitely something that I normally overlook, but these look gorgeous paired! I can't wait to see what you buy next!

    Gem. x
    slightgem.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. They really are lovely paired together, although I'm pretty sure Nylon can go with any other eyeshadow because it's so versatile - definitely an investment, isn't it? I have such a long list of shades that I want to add to my collection... Maybe I should've bought the bigger palette to fit two inserts instead of one! Thanks for commenting xxx

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  3. Nylon was the first MAC eyeshadow I bought 4 years ago and I still love using this shade! It's great for highlighting the brow bone

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