Monday, November 16th, 2009

Build a Quad: “Sunset Style”

There’s one look that I do often, even if the shades themselves are interchangeable, and it’s what I’d call a “sunset eye.” Like it sounds, it includes the colors you might see in a sunset: bright yellows, fiery oranges, coppers, and reds.

This quad includes: MAC Goldmine eyeshadow (bright, true yellow gold), MAC Coppering eyeshadow (a coppery-red bronze), MAC Passionate eyeshadow (matte deep fuchsia-pink), and MAC Rule eyeshadow (a matte lightly burnt orange). If you wanted a more autumnal quad, you could easily swap out Passionate for MAC Antiqued eyeshadow, as well.

A few combinations to try with this…

  • Goldmine all over the lid, Rule on the outer lid, Coppering in the crease
  • Goldmine on the inner third of the lid, Rule on the middle of the lid, Passionate on the outer lid, Coppering in the crease
  • Rule on the inner half of the lid, Passionate on the outer lid, Coppering in the crease
  • Goldmine all over the lid, Passionate on the outer lid, Coppering in the crease

A few looks I’ve done that can be replicated with these shades…

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Goldmine, Rule, Coppering, Passionate, Antiqued

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16 thoughts on “Build a Quad: “Sunset Style”

  1. Roxanne

    Rule and Passionated seem weird to me in a way (maybe becaue it’s matte?). Antiqued, Coppering and Goldmine are gorgeous though!

  2. glitter princess

    rule seems abit to organey do u think it will be ok on skintone nc35/40??

    • I think it would be fine – I’m NC30 or so and like it on me, and when I was NC35/40 (tanned up during one summer from playing tennis), Rule was gorgeous on me (IMO!).

  3. I absolutely LOVE this series, Christine. Thank you so much for doing it. Now I just have to decide on which quad I want to make with my B2Macs!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Rashmi rashmi

    hello christine
    yeah thats the one i was looking for

    hey i bought a 15 pan pallete
    and i bought these –
    goldmine ( oh god how gorgeous it looks wowowwwww)
    passionate , antiqued , all that glitters , soft brown , espresso ,
    ricepaper , amber lights … only 8
    and yes a 116 brush … yeapeeee
    thanks for all the suggestions and
    pls suggest few more e/s hahahahahha
    last min shopping
    and how can i forget fresh morrocon lipstick
    i will thank u all my life for that gorgeous colour
    love that

  5. Awww … beautiful! You have always such good ideas! <3

  6. Nini

    What about: ‘Build a 15 pan pallette’?

    • Too many variables, IMO! It’s totally possible, but at the same time, I think it might be a little overwhelming. I know I keep my palettes arranged by color, too, not by color combinations and have seen a lot of others do the same, so I’m not sure how useful it would actually be (vs. a quad, so at least you can see a distinct pattern and be able to focus on those).

      How do you keep your palettes organized, Nini?

  7. Saira

    That’s a really pretty quad! I really like the addition of Passionate – I wouldn’t have thought to put a pink in there. It gives a really nice pop of colour along with the gold/orange tones.