Wednesday, 16 October 2013

MAC Pro Palette Project - Month Four

Hello one and all! I hope you're having a good week and staying dry in this flurry of awful showers. Today I have for you the fourth instalment of my MAC Pro Palette Project. I think it's all coming along quite nicely; we're over the halfway point now which is so exciting for me! I'm actually already thinking about buying another one because there are still so many shadows on my wish list. My wages are luckily serving me well as we all know that these MAC eyeshadow refills do not come cheap!

*I must apologise for the swatch photograph first and foremost. The sun was a bit temperamental and decided to go behind some clouds so it's a little bit darker than the other photographs - even with some lighting enhancement magic it's still not quite right! Also I swear my hand isn't grubby, just poor circulation and therefore freezing cold!*

It's very likely that when asked what the ultimate neutral MAC eyeshadow is then All That Glitters will probably top the list for most ladies. I think it makes a great starter shade for someone who is new to MAC and doesn't want anything too "out there". ATG is described by MAC as "beige with gold pearl" and is quite similar to a few other eyeshadows I own (namely Era and Woodwinked) when swatched. The finish is veluxe pearl and of course this means that there is fabulous pigmentation. I absolutely love this shade. It's not too shimmery and it's so easy to just sweep on as a wash of colour on the lid when there's no time faffing about with blending! I also think it flatters my brown eyes immensely and leaves the skin around my eyes looking much more even. 

Quarry is the first matte shade in my MAC 15 palette. I think what really made me gravitate towards this one was the description of it being "soft muted plum brown", which is just Autumn all over! When it arrived I immediately swatched it, and was glad to see that it was matte but not dull (difficult to achieve with most mattes). I'd say that this is Satin Taupe's matte counterpart, and I really like to use them together - especially to create a more defined crease. Some people have said that they've experienced blending problems with Quarry, but with a bit of perseverance and my trusty 217 brush, I've not had any problems with blending at all. I've also heard people say that they use this to contour their cheekbones - hmm, I don't think I'm brave enough to try, nor do I feel too sure about that one!

So, October's edition of the Project is coming to a close. I'm excited to get started with November's! You can bet that there will be some much more Autumnal/Winter shades being featured in the foreseeable future! But for now, what do you think of my new additions?
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