Sunday, June 28, 2009

My first MAC palette

Yay! We finally made it to MAC Pro store today! It was super quick though, just 1o minutes before they closed... So I got my first 15 pan eyeshadow palette and 2 eyeshadows, and they're absolutely gorgeous!

In preparation for the new palette, I followed Michelle's (Lipstick Rules) tip and bought two Annabelle Studio Mono Eyeshadows which perfectly fit MAC palettes, and depotted one very old Inglot pearl eyeshadow, also accidentally the same size! I know that The Body Shop eyeshadows would also fit, so if you ladies are interested in cheaper alternative to MAC eyeshadows they might be worth a look.

Without further ado, I hereby present you my very first MAC eyeshadow palette:

(CCW) Annabelle Vanilla Chilla, Inglot no.68, Annabelle So Foxy, MAC All That Glitters, MAC Satin Taupe
Neither Annabelle nor Inglot have the same pigmentation or texture as MAC, but they're about 1/3 of the prize. Probably the one I like the least from this lot is Vanilla Chilla, it almost doesn't show up on my skin at all. Both Annabelle eyeshadows are matte, because I wanted them to counteract the shimmers in MAC shadows. Here are the swatches:

Not the best swatch out there, all the colors look matte here... But they're not! (L-R): Vanilla Chilla, Inglot no. 68, So Foxy, All That Glitters, Satin Taupe

Even though Vanilla Chilla doesn't impress me at all, I really like So Foxy, a rather cool toned, velvety brown, great for accentuating the crease in daytime, subtler looks. I used it together with Vanilla Chilla and a bit of NYX White Pearl yesterday and really liked the result:

Excuse the hair, I just let it air dry and haven't had a cut in almost a year...

On my lips I'm wearing Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Ascend and Bourjois Dr Glamour lipstick in Brun o p'tits soins.

I can't wait to try my new eyeshadows tomorrow! What is your favorite eyeshadow combo right now?

8 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous here hun! I love all that glitters. It looks really nice with MAC Deep Truth. I've asked my sister to pick up Satin Taupe in duty fee for me too. xxx

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  2. Wooo! Illamasqua product :) You are going to love 'all that glitters'.. i put it ontop of everything recently!

    You look beautiful! Its a really soft look.. really nice!
    xx

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  3. @loveaudrey: Thank you, hun! It's a funny story, I actually wanted to pick up Woodwinked instead of All That Glitters, but the MUA put the wrong pan in my bag... But I think I'm happy with how it turned out! Satin Taupe is fab, used it in the crease yesterday evening :) Take care! xxx

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  4. @Tali: This pencil is great, however NYX Long Lip Pencil in Natural is almost the same color! I'm going to use All That Glitters today :)
    Thank you, sweetie! x

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  5. Beautiful! and thanks for the mention. I have Vanilla chilla too and agree with you. I have another colour from Annabelle that is a deep purple that has nice pigmentation. overall, the shadows are good for the price but are certainly not MAC dupes -- just like the price of them :-)

    btw, I've nominated you for a blog award. I was doing the nominating so fast this morning for work and didn't finish so you're on the list! thanks so much for all your comments!

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  6. @Michelle: I'm thinking that maybe darker shades from Annabelle have better color payoff, I was thinking of getting their shimmery dark blue eyeshadow.

    Thanks for the award, hun! I like commenting on your blog, you come up with great ideas for blog discussions! xxx

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  7. Looks gorgeous and I heart MAC!

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  8. @OceanDreams: Thank you, cherie! x

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