My MAC eye shadow pro palette


Would you believe that despite owning every MAC lipstick under the sun and a plethora of their face products and primers, I have never indulged in their individual eyeshadows…until now! I wanted to start my own MAC eyeshadow quad with four versatile shades that I can chuck in my makeup bag to fulfil every need and occasion.

I got the ball rolling with Cranberry and Mythology – a frost and a lustre finish respectively, which represent two of my favourite colours to wear. MAC Cranberry has been on my lust-list for a while now and I think it is such a striking colour and works beautifully all over the eyelids, or buffed into the crease. It is a warm red-plum with a pink/violet shimmer running through it. Mythology is a bronzed-copper shade that is my failsafe colour of choice when wanting a quick and simple eye look.

Two lonely spaces in my palette remain vacant which I want to fill up pronto. I think I need to find a neutral/beige shade to wear as a base and then another shadow to act as a highlight for my brows and the inner corners of my eyes, and then my palette shall be complete.

What shadows do you suggest I go for to finish off my foursome?

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  1. 2nd January 2013 / 8:32 pm

    I need one of these – they look so handy, easy to carry around!


  2. 2nd January 2013 / 8:45 pm

    Everyone seem to be going crazy for MAC palettes now! The colours you've picked so far are very adventurous (for me 😉 ). I can't wait to see what else will you choose!

  3. 2nd January 2013 / 8:55 pm

    I would definitely invest in Vanilla e/s as a matte highlight, and Crystal Avalanche, maybe not so much as a highlight, but it goes lovely in the inner corner. Wedge is a colour I like to apply on my lid, and also Woodwinked is a beautiful lid colour. Wow, there's more that I could recommend! I love the day I got all my individual MAC eyeshadow's in a palette!

  4. 2nd January 2013 / 8:56 pm

    I think everyone needs naked lunch in their palettes! But it kind of works as a highlight or a lid colour- it's a soft shimmery slightly pinky cream colour. Era or Arena are great lid colours though and Nylon is my favourite tear duct colour- it's super bright and eye opening!!
    Joanna xxx

  5. 2nd January 2013 / 8:58 pm

    Go for Vanilla for your highlight shade, it's just perfect!

  6. 2nd January 2013 / 9:11 pm

    Although it doesn't fit the requirements for your next two colours, I absolutely adore Coppering and Antiqued. They're in a similar vein to Cranberry, with Antiqued being slightly more brown. I love using Coppering with Cranberry for that red Olsen-esque look! x

  7. 2nd January 2013 / 9:17 pm

    Seriously need to make a quad up!! I need the perfect smokey eye 🙂

  8. 2nd January 2013 / 9:17 pm

    I love the MAC qauds they're so easy to use when I don't feel like carting my 15 pan palette round with me 🙂
    Ricepaper is good as a neutral base, I sometimes use it as a highlight as well if I'm feeling a bit lazy and Blanc Type is a lovely highlight colour.
    Rosalie x

  9. 2nd January 2013 / 9:19 pm

    I've wanted to try cranberry for agesss, so jealous! Nylon is a good highlight and then maybe shroom, all that glitters or yoghurt 🙂

  10. 2nd January 2013 / 9:26 pm

    You chose great colours, they are so pretty! I prefer the left one but the other one is nice too, of course! 🙂 I had a MAC duo but the eye shadows werent chosen by me so I didnt like them that much. 🙁

  11. 2nd January 2013 / 9:47 pm

    Such beautiful colours!

  12. 2nd January 2013 / 9:47 pm

    Ugh, I hated Mythology so I got rid off. To orangey on my skin-however I love the look of Cranberry <3

  13. 2nd January 2013 / 10:02 pm

    I love cranberry, it's so beautiful in the crease. Try Sable, it's a lovely plumy brown. Sometimes I use it by itself and it's a really easy simple smokey eye.

  14. 2nd January 2013 / 10:34 pm

    I have some MAC eyeshadows and love them! They may be expensive but worth the extra money. I think Cranberry is next on my list to buy x

  15. 2nd January 2013 / 10:37 pm

    Lovely colours! I have a 15 shade MAC palette in my kit which always manages to find its way in to my personal makeup stash, whoops!

    Sara x

  16. 2nd January 2013 / 10:58 pm

    Those are gorgeous colours!! They looks so pigmented. I really want to get some neutral eye shadows from mac to fill a palette 🙂

    Anna xx

  17. 3rd January 2013 / 2:01 am

    Cranberry is such a beautiful colour for Winter! You should definitely take a look at All That Glitters, it seems like a colour you'd like 🙂 x

  18. 3rd January 2013 / 4:14 am

    wow, those are pretty eyeshadow shades!

  19. 3rd January 2013 / 11:28 am

    I have and love both of these shades! I literally couldn't stop wearing Cranberry all December, it's so so lovely!!

    Gem x

  20. 3rd January 2013 / 2:38 pm

    If you like the warm shades like Cranberry then you might like Coppering.x

  21. 3rd January 2013 / 4:39 pm

    I've never used a MAC eyeshadow either! these colours look lovely x

  22. 3rd January 2013 / 5:57 pm

    gorgeous shades!! 🙂 I'd totally wear them two!! I know nothing about MAC so can't help you there!!!

    I do hope you find 2 more for you little palette!

    Sarah x x

  23. 3rd January 2013 / 9:05 pm

    I got Cranberry not too long ago & it quickly became one of my go to shades. Mythology looks lovely as well. I'm always on the lookout for new shades! xx

  24. 3rd January 2013 / 10:12 pm

    LOVE the pink tones!!

  25. 4th January 2013 / 2:21 pm

    I've just bought Cranberry and I already have Bisque which I use as a matte base and Shroom as my brow and inner corner highlighter, they go nicely together Hun 🙂 Xx.

  26. 5th January 2013 / 11:01 pm

    I love MAC eyeshadows! I like Chrome Yellow a ton

  27. 22nd January 2013 / 11:23 pm

    I wear Cranberry loads, such a gorgeous colour, and it goes well with patina, which is a pale gold. If you want a matte highlight, Brule is lovely, but maybe Nylon if you wanted something shimmery…

  28. 12th February 2013 / 10:00 pm

    I know this is an old post and you might already have it by now but have to recommend Naked Lunch. I heard everyone talking about it on youtube and bought it, tried it and I am addicted. Find myself reaching for it almost every day. It goes well with any look be it color, smokey, neutral, whatever. Should at least swatch it. 🙂