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?