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?


  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

  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!

  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

  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

  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!

  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

  7. Looks gorgeous and I heart MAC!