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TOP 15 NEUTRAL MAC EYESHADOWS

Let's pretend hell just froze over and I had to pick 15 neutral eyeshadows to use until the end of time... dramatic, but go with it... Or we could be a little more realistic and say that these are my most used MAC eyeshadows and ones that I would recommend to someone just starting out with MAC!

In previous posts I have gone into detail about each one of these eyeshadows, so I'm keeping the description quite minimal in this one. Have a look around my blog to see more indepth info, or just leave a comment below and I'd be happy to answer any questions!



(L-R) Vanilla, Dazzlelight, Naked Lunch, All That Glitters, Woodwinked
Omega, Wedge, Soft Brown, Texture, Swiss Chocolate
Patina, Satin Taupe, Sable, Bronze, Smut



VANILLA (Velvet) -- my holy grail highlight... Vanilla is an ivory with suble pink undertones that applies nearly matte.

DAZZLELIGHT (Veluxe Pearl) -- pearly highlight that can be used on the inner corner, brow or cheek.

NAKED LUNCH (Frost) -- beautiful "minimal pink with shimmer" shade that I usually wear on the lid.

ALL THAT GLITTERS (Veluxe Pearl) -- champagne shade with the most gorgeous texture and pigmentation.

WOODWINKED (Veluxe Pearl) -- metallic orangey gold that looks beautiful paired with warm browns.

OMEGA (Matte) -- ashy taupe color that I use for my brows.

WEDGE (Matte) -- versatile midtone taupey brown that looks gorgeous in the crease or as a transition. If your skin is darker than NC25 I would suggest Cork.

SOFT BROWN (Matte) -- warm midtone brown that is perfect as a transition color.

TEXTURE (Velvet) -- very warm orangey brown that I typically use under my lower lashline or to warm up the crease.

SWISS CHOCOLATE (Matte) -- gorgeous reddish brown perfect for the crease and outer v

PATINA (Frost) -- antiqued gold with a beautiful green and pink duochrome that is a great natural lid shade.

SATIN TAUPE (Frost) -- purpley taupe... and absolutely stunning!

SABLE (Frost) -- bronzy purpley brown. The frost is quite minimal and this shade can be used on the lid or in the crease.

BRONZE (Frost) -- true bronze color that looks great on everyone!

SMUT (Velvet) -- beautiful charcoal gray with purple and brown tones. I frequently use this in place of a matte brown or matte black. Great as liner or for the outer v.





Which would make the cut for your Top 15?
 

9 comments:

  1. Great choices! I used to have a full 15 palette but now I think I only have 12 MAC eyeshadows. I don't think I can pick 15 but my favourites are All That Glitters, Naked Lunch, Kid, Omega, Nylon, Sable, Blackberry, Satin Taupe,and Cranberry.

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    1. We have similar taste :)

      Kid and Cranberry are high on my list as well!

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  2. Love your selection. BTW, where do you get that 15 palette tray?

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    1. That is one of the old MAC palettes... unfortunately they discontinued them. There might be some being sold on Ebay, but probably way over priced. MAC have a new one that is available on their website.

      Hope that helps and thanks for checking out my blog!

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  3. So many eyeshaddows I have wanted for ages! They are just to expensive over here! :( x

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    1. They are pretty expensive here as well but it's taken me a while to build my collection... plus, for a about a year I was OBSESSED with MAC eyeshadows and if I had any extra spending money I would immediately buy eyeshadows. Thankfully I've calmed down since then! :)

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  4. Have you ever checked out Grain? Definately in my top 10 from MAC. Probably in my top 5. A tad lighter and less shimmery than Era, so more subtle but still gorgeous. I am fair with dark hair and green eyes. I wear Grain all over the lid with Satin Taupe in the crease and Blanc Type on the browbone. I pair those shadows with Urban Decay Mushroom 24/7 liner on upper and lower lashline. I get asked all the time what I'm wearing on my eyes when I do that combo. Such a pretty and wearable daily look. I love Grain so much, I'm on my second one in a year.

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    1. It's funny that you should suggest Grain because just today I decided I would go ahead and buy it! It's been on my withlist for a long time! Thanks for the suggestion :)

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  5. Did this come as a mac palette or did you put these together?

    www.the-blisslist.com

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