Stop what you’re doing, beauty hoarders. There is a new MAC palette on shelves and you’re about to fall head over heels in love. If, like us, your counter tops are awash with unused quads and duos, with only one shade here and there that you actually like, and you’re keen to reduce what’s in your make-up bag to a select few key items that will always work, this is the 9 (or 15) piece palette you’ve been dreaming of. Hallelujah!
Whether you want a quick easy eye with naturally enhancing hues or you want to go hell for leather with a dark burgundy smokey eye, you’ll be spoiled for choice with these carefully curated palettes. Each one has been edited to feature a wave of colour-coordinated shades that offer countless combinations. The only trouble you’ll have is choosing what combination of shades you want on what day of the week.
What we also adore about these palettes is that they offer a selection of matte, satin and frosted shadows, allowing for chic looks by day and more dramatic looks by night. What more could you want?
We know Christmas is way off yet, but these are going top of our list. And who says we can’t treat ourselves to a pre-Christmas Christmas present in… July?
See below for lustworthy colour combinations.
Eye Shadow x 15 Warm Neutral: HEY METALLIC coral (veluxe pearl) WARM BREEZE pastel coral (satin) GINGERSNAP deep rosy pink (frost) DARK BREW deep chocolate with pink pearl (velvet) DANCE IN THE DARK dark brown (matte) BRULE soft creamy beige (satin) VANILLA EXTRACT soft warm yellow-beige (frost) HONEY LUST bronze dipped peach (lustre) AMBER LIGHTS peachy brown with shimmer (frost) SADDLE golden orange-brown (matte) LEMON TART metallic gold (veluxe pearl) BUTTERFUDGE dirty mocha with gold pearl (satin) CREATIVE COPPER frosted gold (lustre) UNWIND dirty olive (veluxe pearl) DIVINE DECADENCE soft bronze (velvet) RRP €75.00.
Eye Shadow x 15 Cool Neutral: FLOUNCE chalky white-pink (matte) SWEET ALLURE soft light pink (satin) SUN TWEAKED soft frosty coral (frost) BLACKBERRY muted burgundy plum-brown (matte) AFTER DUSK mid-tone rosy pink with pearl (veluxe pearl) PICK ME UP pale ivory (matte) CRUSHED CLOVE dirty gold-olive (frost) COZY GREY cool grey (matte) DECEPTION chocolate gold (frost) BRUN muted blackish brown (satin) SILVER FOG white silver with pearl (lustre) FRENCH CLAY white grey (frost) CUMULUS dirty grey charcoal (frost) PEARLED EARTH deep blue-grey (veluxe pearl) RRP €75.00.
Eye Shadow x 9 Purple: SWEET LUST soft champagne pink with pearl (lustre) POIGNANT soft lavender (satin) MANCATCHER lavender-taupe (frost) AFTER DUSK soft red wine (veluxe pearl) BEAUTY MARKED black red with sparkle pearl (velvet) SATELLITE DREAMS plum with violet pearl (veluxe pearl) SHADOWY LADY blackened plum (matte) LIGHTLY SUGARED soft lilac with pearl (frost) BON NUIT deep plum (matte) RRP €40.00.
Eye Shadow x 9 Navy: SILVER FOG white silver with pearl (lustre) BLONDE MINK pale khaki with sparkles (lustre) CLOUDSCAPE khaki (velvet) JG GREY frosty grey-blue (frost) CLUB red-brown with green pearl (satin) MULLED OVER cool blue with grey (matte) CAST IRON charcoal (matte) COPPERPLATE muted mid-tone grey (matte) BLACK TIED black with silver sparkle (velvet) RRP €40.00.
Eye Shadow x 9 Amber: GEORGIA PEACH dirty rose-pink (matte) COZY GREY cool grey (matte) CREATIVE COPPER light beige (lustre) CORK muted golden brown (satin) RICEPAPER peachy gold with shimmer (frost) KITTIES pale bronze (frost) AROMATIC brown (matte) DON’T TELL sparkly brown (lustre) PEPPER PLEASE sparkly bronze copper-brown (velvet) RRP €40.00.
Eye Shadow x 9 Burgundy: #NOIR deep black-brown with gold pearl (velvet) HONEY LUST bronze-dipped peach (lustre) QUARRY soft muted plum-brown (matte) ANTIQUED ash brown and bronze (veluxe pearl) STAR VIOLET pinky brown plum (veluxe pearl) HAUX soft muted rosy brown (satin) EMBARK intense reddish brown (matte) SKETCH burgundy red with shimmer (velvet) POPPYSEED mid-tone mauve nude (satin) RRP €40.00.