If there’s a make-up product which I reach for pretty much every day without fail, it’s my MAC eyeshadow quad. Made up of Brule, Naked Lunch, Foile and Satin Taupe, it has the colours for everything from the perfect daytime barely-there look to a smokey eye for an evening. There’s a bit of a story behind how I acquired Foile and Brule as they were colours that had never appealed to me – basically my mam was wrongly sold those two colours instead of NL and ST in our local store. Slightly outraged that the colours weren’t even remotely similar to the ones my mam had asked for, I sent a complaint into MAC and their customer service were absolutely wonderful, sending me the right colours free of charge.
Described as a soft creamy-beige, Brule is a perfect base colour that I often use on days where I’m going for that barely there make-up look. It has a matte finish and one of my favourites to use when I’m blending out a smokey-eye with my Elf Flawless Concealer brush (honestly, you need this brush)! Next up is Naked Lunch, which is said to be minimal pink with shimmer, which I think describes it perfectly. This is one of my go-to eyeshadows for a sheer wash of colour, with it’s shimmer not being too overwhelming. I also often use it in the inner corner to brighten my eyes and it’s one of the only eyeshadows I’ve found to last all day.
My favourite of the bunch is Foile, which at first glance thought I’d never get much use from at all. This is a reddish-plum brown and admittedly something I wouldn’t have chosen myself. However, I’m a big fan of it’s matte finish, and pretty much every day I find myself using it as a crease colour. It adds just that little bit of warmth, and depth that a dark brown wouldn’t necessarily do. If there was one I’d recommend, it’s definitely this one! And finally, the bloggers favourite Satin Taupe, which is exactly what the name suggests. I use this eyeshadow as an all over colour normally, but it’s equally as lovely as a crease colour, which I tend to blend on the outer third of my eyelid to add an extra dimension.
What are your favourite MAC eyeshadows?