Making a MAC Palette

Making a MAC Palette


I am so excited to be writing this post, it is literally a dream come true. It’s a incredibly girlie, cliche and totally uninspiring dream to create my own MAC palette, but a dream none the less. Defo one to tick off my virtual bucket list!

From my lovely team at work I got some MAC vouchers, a perfect gift as it is a brand that I love but a little expensive that I wouldn’t shop there as I could never justify spending that amount of money on makeup. But gift vouchers aren’t really money are they?! So after work last week I walked down the road to the MAC store (ASOS really is the best place to work!) and treated myself.


If there is one makeup product I could never get bored of shopping for it is eye shadow palettes. And even though I always go for the same kind of shades (nudes, browns and bronze), they are just so beautiful, and I want them all. So even before I had reached the store, there was no question in my mind about what I would be spending my money on!

The idea behind this little quad, my first personal eye shadow palette was my perfect compact travel palette. I wanted an off white shade that would work perfectly in the inner corners. A light matte brown that would work as an all over natural shadow, but also a pretty crease colour. A darker brown that would work as a more dramatic crease colour but also on a thin brush as an eyeliner. And then a pretty shimmery shade that would work for both day and night.

So after a very long time staring at shadows and one beautifully painted hand later, I picked my shades.

Brule – a creamy beige satin finish with no shimmer
Satin Taupe – frosted cool tone brown with mauve undertones
Charcoal Brown – a matte cool tone taupe with some grey undertones
Brun – a satin finished dark taupe brown

I can’t wait to start recreating different looks with these four beautiful shades. Possibly a few makeup looks coming soon.

And while I probably shouldn’t be back in the MAC store anytime soon if you do have any other eyeshadows that you would recommend then please leave then in the comments below. Maybe my new dream will be the 16 shadow palette!

Speak soon xx


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