More MAC eyeshadow swatches for the Swatch Gallery! I’m working my way through my “permanent” palettes (which are organized by color and house mostly permanent shades, but there are a few discontinued/limited edition shades in them) for now. I don’t own all of MAC’s permanent eyeshadows, so some shades may be missing that fall into one of the color categories.
Rule is a medium orange, not too bright or dark, with a matte finish. Coral is an orange-coral–honestly more orange than a true coral–with a matte finish. It was a PRO shade but may have been discontinued. Samoa Silk is a peachy orange with a veluxe finish (which looks and acts mostly like a matte). Goldenrod is a darkened yellow with a hint of orange. It has a satin finish. Juiced is a dirty orange with gold shimmer and a velvet finish. It is a discontinued shade. Goldmine is a gold-shimmered yellow gold with a metallic sheen. It has a frost finish. Bright Sunshine is a bright yellow with a frost finish. It is a PRO shade. Bright Yellow is a muted canary yellow with a seemingly matte finish. I don’t know what the official finish of this is, and as far as I know, it was discontinued. It was a PRO shade. Gorgeous Gold is a soft, yellowy gold with a green-blue iridescence. It has a veluxe pearl finish. Nylon is a pale white gold with a high shine finish. It has a frost finish.
MAC’s matte finishes tend to be a harder/drier matte, which translate better in actual eyeshadow application rather than a simple swatch, but shades like Rule are excellent on both fronts. I’ve often reached for Rule when I wanted to do a sunset-themed eye look. Shades like Bright Sunshine and Nylon have stellar color payoff, while Juiced easily sheers out. Gorgeous Gold has a fun duochrome, and it works well with blues, greens, and teals.
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Here are five of my favorite yellow gold eyeshadows! Not to be confused with pale golds, green-golds, or tarnished golds, of course Etrusque is/was limited edition, but it’s still available at NARS, so I had to include it!
I wonder if you can sense a theme from last week… looks with a quickness! I think this look may have run a little over five minutes, but it was pretty quick. I think I missed a small patch on my lid, but luckily I noticed that after taking photos and fixed it, LOL!
How’s your Monday treating you so far? Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!
For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Goldmine eyeshadow on the inner half of the lid. Apply Bronze eyeshadow on the outer half of the lid, then lightly blend Cranberry eyeshadow in the outer crease and very outer edge of the lid with the 226. Blend Grain eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying #10L liner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.
For cheeks, apply Echo blush on the apples of the cheeks and smooth with fingertips.
For lips, apply #101 lipstick first, and then layer Nymphette lipglass for a complementing lip.
If you’ve been a long-time reader, you’ve probably gotten the hint that I love me some sunset-ish colors and looks. I can’t help it! I gravitate towards them. Golds got a hold on me! I think I’m going to do a green look next. Like totally freakin’ green. I try to give greens a rest, since I also have a thing for green, but I think I am due for something green.
For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Goldmine eyeshadow on the entire lid. Lightly blend Cranberry eyeshadow on the inner crease with the 217. Next, apply Amber Lights eyeshadow on the outer third of the lid with the 239. Define the crease with Antiqued eyeshadow and the 226. Blend Orb eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Lucky liner on the lower lash line and then pat Goldmine eyeshadow beneath. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.
For cheeks, apply Margin blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116, then lightly pat Amber Diamond skinshimmer on the cheekbones to highlight.
For lips, apply Funbathing lipstick first, and then layer Easy Lounger lipglass for a complementing lip.