Sunday, 9 March 2014

My MAC Quad.

My eye shadow obsession and collection is getting a little out of hand. And for that reason I knew I couldn't buy a bigger empty MAC palette, as my bank balance just couldn't take it, so just after Christmas I picked up an empty quad and began to fill it. 

Patina - This was a shade totally enabled by Tanya Burr. I had heard it being raved about and I can see exactly why. This is a gorgeous nude shade, that;s perfect for a wash of colour on those days you don't really have time to apply eye shadow. This looks amazing on it's own, as well as being a fab crease colour if you're looking for a little smokier eye. Patina is probably my most worn colour, it's just so pretty and easy to wear - a must for everyone's palette.

Pink Venus - This was my first shade in this palette and I actually picked it up for £4 from Depop. I'm not a huge pink fan, but after looking at swatches of this online, I knew it would be the perfect shade for adding a subtle colour. This is quite shimmery and not as pink as it looks in the pan. I don't wear this alone, but mix it with other pinky-toned nudes to leave a gorgeous rose gold colour.

Vex- I picked this up from the Cosmetics Company for around £8, so this was another bargain. I depotted it (which was the most satisfying feeling ever!) and added it to my little collection. Vex is the perfect highlighting shade, it's got subtle iridescent flecks in the goldy-nude base colour. This looks amazing with Patina - a match made in heaven.

Greensmoke - This was my final shade added to my palette, and it's up there with my all time faves. Greensmoke is a black/brown shade with green undertones, which leave you with a gorgeous multi-tonal finish. I can wear this alone or alongside a lighter shade, to give the perfect smokey-eyed look. I have a post coming up with me wearing this shade, so you can get a good look then.

What's in your MAC palette?

Katie xx


  1. Patina and Vex are both gorgeous shades! x

    Lauren // What Lauren Says

  2. Pretty colours...

  3. It looks so pretty, love the Patina shade x

  4. Ooh lovely! I'm surprised you said Vex is a perfect highlight shade - it looks so dark in the pan!
    I've got a few MAC shadows, but I really want to finish filling up my palette xxx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

  5. I don't own a MAC palette and it depresses me daily! Those colours look lovely!

    Popping Pout

  6. Gorgeous colours. I have never tried any of them. Greensmoke looks very pretty.

  7. I love the Vex and Greensmoke colour. I really need to give Mac eye shadows a go! ♥

  8. Beautiful shades, pink venus is so pretty! x


  9. Pink Venus and Patena look like gorgeous shades - I bet they would work together well too!

    Amy xo

  10. patina is my fav colour.



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