Help Me Pick: MAC Eyeshadow

Made From Beauty MAC Eyeshadows: Help Me PickThe problem with being a huge makeup lover is that there’s just too much choice! When I step into MAC I’m immediately drawn to the lipsticks and shadows. I love to dive right in and get swatching and trying new products out. I’ve had an incomplete eyeshadow palette for a year now, so I love going in store to see what shades I could add. Then…I get distracted…

So this is why I’m asking you guys for your help! I’m looking to pick up two shadows to finish my palette, so please leave your recommendations below!

My very first blog post early last year was a little look at my MAC palette, so you can check that post out here. But let me give you a run down of the shadows I already have:

On the top row of my palette I have

  • Charcoal Brown: A cool toned matte brown that I use in the crease and through my brows.
  • Mulch: A red toned brown velvet shadow with bronze shimmer
  • Sable: A frost shadow in a golden plum with a bronze shimmer
  • Woodwinked: A golden bronze
  • Cranberry: A metallic cranberry with a plum shimmer

On the middle row I have

  • Swiss Chocolate: A matte reddish brown
  • Smut: A smokey grey/black with slight red shimmer
  • Satin Taupe: A cool toned brown with mauve undertones, grey base and silver shimmer
  • Wedge: A mid tone taupe brown
  • Trax: A lilac plum with golden shimmer

On the bottom row I only have

  • Carbon: A matte black
  • Handwritten: A matte dark chocolate brown with redish undertones
  • Folie: A warm chocolate brown with slight golden shimmer

So I’ve got two empty spaces left to fill. I love nurtural shadows but is also be up for trying out some colour, so please leave your suggestions below!


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  1. 7th January 2016 / 3:52 pm

    You’ve got a great selection of shades here and there’s loads of my personal favourites too. I just had a look at my palette and some of my most used shades which you don’t have here are Amber Lights, Sketch, All That Glitters & Phloof, worth looking into anyway :) x

    Beauty with charm

    • 11th January 2016 / 11:20 pm

      I’m so tempted by Amber Lights, I’ve looked at swatches and it looks amazing! Thank you for your comment and suggestions x

  2. 7th January 2016 / 8:19 pm

    Amber Lights and Cooperring are both fabulous, I love using them together! It’ll be fantastic to have your palette finally filled :)
    Hayle xo

    • 11th January 2016 / 11:21 pm

      Coopering looks beautiful, I’ve just looked up swatches! Thank you for your suggestions, let’s get this palette finished off! X

  3. 7th January 2016 / 8:38 pm

    We have so many shades in common! If you want a neutral I definitely recommend All That Glitters or for a bit of colour Amber Lights or Cranberry :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    • 11th January 2016 / 11:22 pm

      When I was building my palette I went for a lot of popular shades, I’d love to build another one with lots of random, colourful shades! Thank you for your comment x

  4. 7th January 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Mac eyeshadows are something that I don’t have, but I really want to create my own palette. Top row eyeshadows are so pretty and I would like to have some of them.x

    Ela BellaWorld

    • 11th January 2016 / 11:23 pm

      They aren’t the best shadows on the market, but the choice you get is unbelievable! Thank you for your comment x

  5. Bernadette
    10th January 2016 / 11:47 pm

    Awesome post, i’ve been meaning to try out some mac eyeshadows, i think you have just inspired me to do so.

    • 11th January 2016 / 11:24 pm

      Really glad you liked the post Bernadette! Let me know if you try some out is love to know what you picked!

      Thank you for your comment x