SO many MAC eyeshadows, so little moola…. If you’re just as overwhelmed as I once was in picking which colors are worth making it to your stash, hopefully my top 10 will help you out :)
So here we go in no particular order…. (drum roll please….)
This is a very shimmery and pigmented light white/gold eyeshadow. It gives a perfect glow that almost looks ‘wet’. It’s perfect as an under the brow highlight, inner corner of the eye highlight and some even use it as a cheek highlight.
MAC’s Description: Pale gold with icy shimmer
This is a really light peachy nude matte eyeshadow that works great for blending in the crease. It has good pigmentation and amazing texture-very smooth. I love how this warms up any cool toned color I put on the lid (like purples or blues)
MAC’s Description: Light matte peach
All That Glitters
This shimmery shadow is a great one for day or nightI love the shimmer in it and it lasts all day and does not crease, also you can pair it with warmer eyeshadows for a more sultry look. It pulls a gorgeous light neutral pinky peach with a golden sheen. It’s a veluxe pearl so the pigmentation is great and the application is smooth and easy to blend.
MAC’s Description: Beige with gold pearl
This matte eyeshadow is perfect for blending edges of other darker, more pigmented colors. This light brown color works as a great transition color in the crease- its not too dark or too light. This is my go to color for blending out a dark smoky eye.
MAC’s Description: Beige cashmere
Price: $14.50 (MAC)
This color is a beautiful mix of pink/gold/coral with a slightly shimmery finish. Expensive pink is a unique color that I love to put on the lid for day or night. I pair it up with Cork for the day, and Carbon or Ground Brown for night. It is very wearable and not too bright which is great for people who want a pop of color but nothing to bright. This is my all time favorite color :)
MAC’s Description: Warm pink with duochrome
Woodwinked is a gorgeous antiqued bronzey gold colour, it is shimmery but not overly so – more metallic. This color is very versatile. On an everyday basis it looks great on the lid and blended into the crease on its own or it can be used to create a sultry smokey bronzed eye for the night with darker colors. It also works great with colors like greens, purples and deep blues.
MAC’s Description: Warm antique gold
Cork is very pigmented and this product can be used for multiple purposes. It’s often used as an eyebrow powder as well as a typical crease color for neutral looks. It works well with any lid color. You can also put another deeper brown in the crease to make it look more defined and dramtic, though still have this soft light brown along with it.
MAC’s Description: Muted golden brown
This color has a brown base with red, plum and gold tones running wild through it. A great day or night eyeshadow and looks good on every eye color and skin tone. It looks neutral but also noticeable, also compliments most other colours. The intensity is very nice and the texture is smooth.
MAC’s Description: Deep plum with pearl
Every girl (or guy) needs a dark brown matte eyeshadow- it’s great for smudging along the lashline to make your lashes look thicker, it turns any daytime look into a night look, and it adds dimension to any color. I like this Ground Brown color as it is dark yet warm-like a chocolate brown color.
MAC’s Description: Matte dark brown
Satin Taupe has been a favorite by many for years! Its a really gorgeous bronze color with a greyish undertone- it is a classic and versatile smokey taupe. The trick to this shadow is layering the amount you put on your lid as it’s is extremely buildable. A light layer can give you a subtle daytime look, but pack on the color and you get a sultry smoky eye . You can come up with lots of great natural or dramatic combos with this color!
MAC’s Description: Taupe with silver shimmer