My MAC Neutral Palette

First Row:  Embark, Club, Latte*, Peach Smoothie*
Second Row:  Espresso, Patina, Preppy*
Third Row:  Swiss Chocolate, Shale, Unexpected*
(Names with an asterisk * are not from MAC)

Hi, loves, hope you're all well!  First I want to point out that not all of the eyeshadows in my MAC neutrals palette are from MAC. Some are from Makeup Geek (I pointed out which).  Also, I know not all of the colors are "neutrals" in the sense that there are some purples and a green/brown duo chrome, but in general they're mostly toned down colors.  My bright purples, blues, greens, orange, darks, and black are in my MAC Color palette.
Note:  This is a MAC palette and I removed the insert so more eyeshadows would fit inside.
Left to right:  Club, Patina, Unexpected, Shale, Swiss Chocolate, Espresso, Embark, Latte, Preppy, Peaches & Cream
Left to Right:  Club, Patina, Unexpected, Shale, Swiss Chocolate
Left to Right:  Swiss Chocolate, Espresso, Embark, Latte, Preppy, Peaches & Cream

I honestly can't pick favorites because I love them all (except Embark).  They made it the palette because they were great quality and I wanted to take them with me all the time.  I usually use an eyeshadow before I put it in so I know only the best from my stash go in it.  In the case I put it in before testing it, I remove it if it's bad (it has happened!)  I have a lot of browns, and I could go for more!  I love brown eyeshadow, it's so versatile.  And they all look different!  Medium, light, dark browns, shimmery, cool toned, red toned, etc...

The reason I don't like Embark is that it's very dry, stiff, and hard to blend.  Maybe I got a bad one but it's not the same quality as the other MAC shadows.  The reason it's still in there is that I feel I just have to use it because I can't justify throwing it away after what I paid for it.  I just push it into my lash line with an angled brush for definition because it's very hard to apply or blend otherwise.

As you can see the palette is half way full so please give me some recommendations on eyeshadows that you love!  They don't have to be from MAC, just in a pan form or in a packaging that I can easily depot.



22 comments

  1. I really love the colours you have here. Shale in particular looks so pretty!


    Just started following you :)

    Black&Vanilla
    xx

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  2. I love all the colours you have, Patina looks especially lovely! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  3. I really wanna g.et Patina! xx

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  4. Love all of the colours in your palette, the swatches are gorgeous! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. beaut colours! especially for autumn/winter!
    thinking of making my own mac palette!

    lots of love
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    p.s changed my blog address!
    xx

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  6. These are gorgeous colours :) I really recommend Satin Taupe if you're ever looking for a new one :)
    I love the look of Shale here :)

    xoxo

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    1. Yes, I've been tempted by Satin Taupe before. I'll go look at some swatches again! Thanks for recommending! <3

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  7. Hi, honey! You have a great blog, very interesting and you are very beautiful! I'm your new reader! If you do not mind, I'm waiting for you in my blog!))))
    tini-tani BLOG
    eFoxCity

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  8. I love the colours - Embark is beautiful!

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  9. I also own club, shale and patina. patina is my favourite out of all of them. such a complex neutral shade. xx

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  10. You're making me want a proper MAC palette... I only have a quad! xo

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  11. I loooooooooove Club and Patina, so gorgeous! I only own one MAC eyeshadow, Bronze x

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  12. Ahhh Shale and Unexpected look so pretty! Patina is just gorgeous, I need it!
    LJ XOXO

    http://leahjasmine.blogspot.com.au/

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  13. The colours are gorgeous!

    Lana, xo
    http://fashionfake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. That is an amazing collection. I'll definitely be referring back to this post when I need to decide which eyeshadows to get next from MAC. Thanks :)

    Following you now :)

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  15. Great post, all the colours are lovely but I think my favourite is Shale
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. gorgeous colors! love this post! xx
    beautybynaynay.blogspot.com.au

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  17. I love this post and the shades even more. Perfect neutral pallet which you have customised!!

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    xx

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  18. I love each single shadow that you have in your palette! I'm crazy about neutrals, will buildup my own palette soon :)

    thebedsidedreams.blogspot.com/

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  19. Shale is so pretty. I think I'll have to get that one next time I place an order at MAC :D

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