Recently, I went on a huge de-potting spree on all of my MAC eye shadows. I had way too many and could not justify lugging around all of those individual shadows, especially with my trip to Paris coming up soon. I'm going to be studying there for about four months, so I feel like I will want to have all of my make up with me. It seemed more convenient to put all of my shadows into palettes, so they would be much easier to travel with. I thought this would also be the perfect time to do a MAC eye shadow collection since all of my eye shadows will be in one place, making them easier to photograph and swatch.
Top row: Blanc Type, Arena, All That Glitters, Honey Lust, Soba
Middle row: Woodwinked, Romp, Tempting, Mulch, Bronze
Bottom row: Twinks, Brown Down, Carbonized, Mystery, Carbon
Left to right: Blanc Type, Arena, All That Glitters, Honey Lust, Soba
Left to right: Woodwinked, Romp, Tempting, Mulch, Bronze
Left to right: Twinks, Brown Down, Carbonized, Mystery, Carbon
Top row: Patina, Sumptuous Olive
Middle row: Shimmermoss, Parfait Amour
Left to right: Patina, Sumptuous Olive, Shimmermoss, Parfait Amour
Obviously, I am a huge fan of neutral eye shadows. I basically only use neutral shadows with any eye shadow look. I usually leave the color for my cheeks or my lips. I do occasionally like to do a bright liner on my lower lash line, but it's pretty rare. The first palette is my most used palette. The second palette definitely does not get as much love as the first one does. However, I've found that now that I have my shadows organized in palette form, I tend to use my shadows more, especially shades I may have previously overlooked.
My favorite shadows from my collection are probably: Arena, Woodwinked, Tempting, Bronze, Brown Down, and Mystery. I use Mystery every day for my eyebrows, so it's definitely my most used color. For an every day look, I will only use Arena on my lids with some eye liner. If I am going for a real eye shadow look, I typically go for Bronze or Brown Down in the crease with something like Arena or Woodwinked on the lid.