I promised it… and here it is. My custom 15 pan MAC eyeshadow palette! I know we’ve been talking MAC eyeshadow palettes a lot lately, but this is the real thing and I had to share it with you. I thought I better get this post up fast, because this morning I was doing my eyeshadow and I may have knocked the palette off the table and it may have fallen on the floor, and the pans may have all fallen out… Apart from a minor gouge in Amber Lights, they’re all intact, but it was definitely a reminder to post about it before I destroy it by being clumsy! To be fair, this morning was my first day back at work and I was NOT at my best at 7.30 am.
Here’s how my palette arrived on Christmas morning, with each shadow painstakingly gift-wrapped individually by my Mum (and with help from my Dad and brother, apparently, which is why some are tidier than others). Callum and I hosted Christmas brunch at our house, with my family and his Dad, so I waited until we had eaten and the house was relatively tidy again before ripping into these.
I didn’t have my computer on hand to check whether my layout corresponded to how it looked when I ordered the shadows online, but here’s what I ended up with. You can visit the original post to see what I started out with.
Across the top: Vanilla, Omega, Sumptuous Olive, All That Glitters, Rule.
Middle row: Shroom, Wedge, Espresso, Amber Lights, Red Brick.
Bottom: Brule, Quarry, Mystery, Coppering, Antiqued.
I have been loving using this since I got it. I can sit down and have everything I need in front of me, including for my eyebrows – I’ve been playing around and am quite pleased with how Espresso looks in my brows, applied with the angled brush we DIY’d last year. All That Glitters on the lid and Mystery in the crease have made up my favourite quick eye look.
I’ve also been playing around with the red shades. Red eyeshadow is not something I’d usually be inclined to try, but after favouring Benefit Hoola bronzer through my crease when I’m in a hurry, the obvious next step is to buy matte orange and red shades. Right?
What do you think about my palette? Good choices? Any must-have shadows I’ve missed?