As I was organizing and cleaning out my makeup drawers this past weekend, I pulled out all of my MAC Eyeshadows so that we could take a closer look. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve shared any part of my makeup collection with you (although you usually get the gist through my reviews and Top 5 posts), but I thought I’d take a little tour of a section that seems to be quite popular over the years of beauty blog posts and YouTube videos. So here is a little taste of my MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadows.
My most used and probably oldest of the shadows can be found put together in one of my MAC magnetic quads. These quads are super easy for travel purposes and it’s easy to pop out the magnetic shadows and switch them out for others as your favourites change. At the moment my quad consists of Honey Lust Lustre (top left), Sumptuous Olive (top right), Antiqued Velvet Pearl (bottom left), and Sketch Velvet (bottom right). These are my most reached for, especially Antiqued, and are also awesome together!
My other single magnetic shades are held in another quad and are my least reached for MAC eyeshadows. These are more “funky” colours that are for special occasions. The first is Swimming Lustre which is a kermit the frog kinda green. Then I have Knight Divine Veluxe Pearl which is actually great for navy smokey eyed looks. And then finally, the bright purple Nocturnelle Frost.
The single potted shadows are a mix of new and rarely used shadows. Let’s go clockwise from the bottom of the picture. First we have the ever popular Black Gold Velvet, which got a ton of use as my only black eyeshadow for the longest time. The next is a new love, the Mystery Satin eyeshadow; a lovely matte taupe. The next is Quarry Matte which I acquired through my Mom’s clear out of her drawers. I can see myself getting a ton of use outta this one! Next over we have Chill Satin shadow which is reminiscent of a 2001 snowball dance at the local roller rink. Those were the days where I swept this over the lid; only this. Now it gets some use as a highlighting shadow. Next is my all-time favourite, simply called Soft Brown Matte. Another good smokey eye can be achieved with Contrast Velvet and last but not least the almost empty Amber Lights Frost.
So help me out. Now that you’ve seen the number of eyeshadows I have, should I keep them in their current state, depot them into quads, or depot them all into one large 15 shadow palette? De-potting is actually quite easy, and you can check out my method here. In the past the single pot or quad was preferred due to my constant travelling, but thats not really a concern anymore. So which is your favourite storage method for your MAC eyeshadows? Talk to me friends!