Favourites | Mac Eyeshadows

mac cosmetics eyeshadows
 I recently posted on my Instagram that I thoroughly loved organizing my Mac eyeshadow palettes ( I know, super geek right here) and I got some questions about some of my favourite Mac eyeshadows. I should preface this post by saying that my mac shadow collection is pretty massive… embarrassingly so.. but I tried to pick shadows that I really feel the brand does best.

mac cosmetics eyeshadows blanc type, kid, handwritten, digit, typographic, star violet, ricepaper, expensive pink, coppering
mac cosmetics eyeshadow swatches blanc type, kid, handwritten, digit, typographic, star violet, ricepaper, expensive pink, coppering
mac cosmetics eyeshadow swatches blanc type, kid, handwritten, digit, typographic, star violet, ricepaper, expensive pink, coppering
Blanc Type – The ultimate matte bone shade. This is the most pigmented creamy pale shade I’ve come across, and I’ve repurchased it many times to prove the point. Any brand can do a pale cream shade, but the pigmentation usually lacks in lighter shadows, or they look chalky, this one never does.
Kid – a perfect neutral creamy brown crease/transition shade. Kid isn’t cool toned, but isn’t terribly warm that it errs on the side of orange. When in doubt of a crease shade, I inevitably reach for Kid.
Handwritten – A gorgeous velvety matte chocolate brown. This shade is super pigmented, and brings out the green in my eyes like no other.
Digit – One of my first eyeshadows loves. This is a pale soft lilac purple that makes the awesome pair shade for any other plum or purple. Something about this shade always gets me compliments, and even though I don’t find myself reaching for cool shades as much as I did when I was younger (this was seriously my jam for years) I don’t want to be without this shade.
Typographic – a rich pigmented near black. Forget the patchy finish of Carbon, Typographic is the shade you want if you are looking for a deep dark black. It works as an awesome liner, and makes a amazing smokey.
Star Violet – This one is really unique. Its a warm rosy golden shade that pulls more plummy in one like and more copper gold in other lights. I’ve yet to find a shade in any other brand that has this finish and it looks amazing on all eye colours.
Ricepaper – This really looks a bit of a nothing shade, but it is really an underdog. Think a pale beige gold that has a subtle pearl and brightens up eyes minus a frosty finish.
Expensive Pink – A possibly scary looking shade in the pan, but this gorgeous corally gold rose gold shade looks amazing on the eyes.
Coppering – Another borderline scary shade, this one is bold copper that has amazing pigment. I love to pair this with Ricepaper or on the lid and buffed out with Kid in the crease. Its a statement, but one that always gets the “wow your eyes look amazing!”
Mac Cosmetics can be purchased at Hudsons BayNordstom and House of Fraser
What are your favourite Mac eyeshadows? Have you tried any of the ones mentioned?



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Jaime Pickering | 30-something, makeup hoarding (I prefer to call it "collecting"), classic rock loving, jeans and t-shirt girl - who just happens to love a little gloss from time to time.
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