Thursday, 12 June 2014

Returning after a long break | MAC eyeshadows

After a long break from blogging, I can happily say that I have returned. My absence wasn't because I had given up on my blog, it was purely down to constantly feeling stressed and as a result feeling completely uninspired. Now that I have finished my second year at University I feel that the stress has been lifted off my shoulders and I now have a lot more free time than I did before. 

Today I thought I'd do a quick post about the MAC quad that I own, a future post will incorporate some of these shadows into creating a look which can be worn for a night out. 

Top photo: Naked Lunch, Satin Taupe, Kid & Espresso. 

This palette was created across two trips to MAC due to each of the shadows costing £10.50 refill pan form. Making two trips made it a lot more bearable for me to spend the money as it wasn't all in one go! I absolutely love this palette for both day and night time occasions. I constantly find myself reaching to 'Naked Lunch' and 'Kid' on a day to day basis. I first apply 'Kid' in my crease and up to just below the brow bone using a MAC 217 blending brush. 'Kid' is described by MAC as a beige cashmere colour. My eye shape can be described as' puppy dog eyes' meaning that they slightly droop at the edges, therefore applying the shadow up to just below the brow bone means that it gives the illusion of an eye lift. I then apply 'Naked Lunch' (minimal pink with shimmer) all across my lid, then add a bit more of 'Kid' in the outer V of my eye. On days where I want to darken up my eyes a bit I apply 'Espresso' (a muted golden brown) on top of 'Kid' in my outer V. This look would be perfect for a day time look as well as a night time look, as it can be intensified with black liquid liner and a heavier application of 'Espresso' in the outer V. 

What encourages me to want to purchase more of these MAC shadows is that they possess such great quality and pigmentation. They aren't too powdery and don't leave much fall out. I've found that the 217 brush blends the shadows together perfectly creating an effortless look in just a few minutes. 

What are your favourite MAC eye shadows?