Eyeshadows – a collectors dream or an organisational nightmare. I have a fair few MAC eyeshadows and with my love of neutrals going from strength to strength, my collection of taupes and browns has grown quite considerably. I used to keep my MAC neutral shadows in a large Z Palette (alongside some random depotted blushes) and then all my coloured eyeshadows were housed in an old style MAC palette with the black cover. This was all working fine and dandy for me, well that was until this palette was released. Gone are the days of the opaque covers, MAC have finally released a palette with a clear cover and also the option to have it inset free (if you wanted to squeeze more shadows in). This palette looks clean and chic and the organised obsessed within took hold and left me desperate to get my mitts on it. After numerous ‘out of stock’ messages on the MAC website they finally got some more delivered and a purchase was made. Thanks to two additional shadows that accidentally fell into my online order, my palette is now almost a full house.
To organise my palette each row of three are a combination I like to use together it also reminds me what shades work well together! The first set are my highlighters and they range from the subtle at the top with Ricepaper, to the super shimmery at the bottom with Nylon. Need a brow highlight or inner tear duct glow? These are the three that I go to! The next set contains two newbies. As you can see Blanc Type is well loved and I use this all over my lids pretty much everyday to neutralise any redness and create an even base, but the next two I blame on Tanya Burr. She wore this combo in a recent video and the combination looked utterly stunning. Naked Lunch is quite similar to All That Glitters but without as much shimmer and works perfectly blended across the lid. Teamed with Concrete, which is a cool toned matte brown, this creates definition and shape when blended out in the crease. Next up are my mattes trio that I like to use for a natural and slightly smokey everyday eye and then the final three are my shimmer trio that I use for more of an evening look. The slightly sad looking shadow all on it’s own is Coquette and that is my the colour I use for my brows.
The opaque MAC palette has now been binned and my colour shadows now live in my old Z Palette. The ability to see all the shadows inside this palette in a dream come true – and has finally put my organisational mind at rest!