Showing posts with label collection. Show all posts
Showing posts with label collection. Show all posts

Thursday, June 6, 2013

My MAC Eyeshadow Collection -- Updated

This was requested by a reader last week, so here ya go! I have been waiting for the weather to perk up, but it looks like the clouds are here to stay for a while. If you are familiar with my blog you have probably read my complaints on how incredibly dark my new apartment is and without any natural light from the sun these pictures definitely leave something to be desired...

If you have any questions about any of the eyeshadows please leave a comment below!

I purchased one of the double sided duo palettes a couple months ago and I have the majority of my eyeshadows in there. I love that it holds 48 eyeshadows -- that's more than three palettes of eyeshadows in one! You have to be careful, as the eyeshadows aren't as secure as they would be with a divider. Click HERE for that review.

A while back I realized I wasn't using a lot of my favorite eyeshadows because of the way I had them organized. Rather than trying to make my palettes look pretty, now I try to make them as functional as possible.

Please click to enlarge!

(l-r) Embark, Swiss Chocolate, Brown Down, Espresso, Cork, Soba
Soft Brown, Kid, Malt, Wedge, Omega, Era
Vex, Jest, Naked Lunch, Ricepaper, Nylon, Dazzlelight
Shroom, Brule, Mylar, Vanilla, Blanc Type, Gesso

Woodwinked, Tempting, Mulch, Bronze, Brun, Handwritten
All That Glitters, Sable, Shale, Satin Taupe, Twinks, Sketch
Jaunty (LE), Patina, Sumptuous Olive, Greensmoke, Club, Humid
Copperplate, Knight Divine, Print, Smut, Contrast, Carbon


Beautiful Iris, Plum Dressing, Gorgeous Gold, Lucky Green 
Satellite Dreams, Star Violet, Expensive Pink, Shimmermoss
Nocturnelle, Cranberry, Coppering, Plumage

Samoa Silk, Texture
Amber Lights, Saddle

Bare My Soul Quad (LE)
Romatico, Bare My Soul
Friendly, When In Rio
So that's it for my collection... I don't think it will be growing much more. I have all the eyeshadows I want from the permanent collection and I don't purchase LE shades unless they are spectacular in quality and unique -- like the Bare My Soul Quad!
Hope that was helpful!


Sunday, May 26, 2013

MAC Temperature Rising: Bare My Soul Quad - Review, Swatches and Dupes

Romantico, Bare My Soul
Friendly, When In Rio

ROMANTICO (Veluxe Pearl) is a light taupe brown with shimmer. This is the stand out shade of the palette for me. It has a beautiful texture and blends beautifully. Romantico is very complex -- with subtle pink and green shimmer. MAC Patina is lighter and cooler, Urban Decay Suspect is lighter and more orange.
BARE MY SOUL (Lustre) is a shimmering gold with a copper undertone. The texture and pigmentation is outstanding especially compared to other Lustres.

FRIENDLY (Veluxe Pearl) is a deep chocolate briown with gold shimmer. It has great pigmentation and blends easily.

WHEN IN RIO (Frost) is a blackened red brown with teal frost. This eyeshadow is beautiful but has a slightly drier texture than the others. It is similar to MAC Club. When In Rio has a darker, cooler base and the duochrome is more apparent.

Top to Bottom: When In Rio, Friendly, Bare My Soul, Romantico

I was literally counting down the days until the Temperature Rising collection released, which was May 16th online and May 23rd at stores/counters. Unfortunately this quad sold out in a couple hours online so I had to wait until I could purchase it at my local counter. As I'm sure most of you know, this is limited edition and can be purchased at MAC locations while supplies last.

This is an amazing quad! I haven't purchased one in quite some time because in the last couple years MAC has released a series of flops... most with lackluster or poor quality. I'm pleasantly surprised that they put together such a winner! This quad is $44 while the typical price for a quad is $40... you're obviously paying for the packaging. It is bronzy in color and feels a bit rubbery like NARS packaging.  Unfortunately it scratches quite easily... which drives me crazy!
I love that it has two Veluxe Pearls, as they are my favorite finish! The colors work well together and you're able to create a variety of different looks. You couldn't use this quad exclusively, as there isn't a highlight shade included. All the eyeshadows wore about 8-9 hours with minimal creasing and fading.

Overall this is a beautiful quad and definitely worth picking up if the colors appeal to you... I think it would be universally flattering!
Have you purchased anything from this collection? What is your favorite MAC quad?