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Showing posts with label Top 10. Show all posts

Saturday, June 8, 2013

TOP 15 NEUTRAL MAC EYESHADOWS

Let's pretend hell just froze over and I had to pick 15 neutral eyeshadows to use until the end of time... dramatic, but go with it... Or we could be a little more realistic and say that these are my most used MAC eyeshadows and ones that I would recommend to someone just starting out with MAC!

In previous posts I have gone into detail about each one of these eyeshadows, so I'm keeping the description quite minimal in this one. Have a look around my blog to see more indepth info, or just leave a comment below and I'd be happy to answer any questions!



(L-R) Vanilla, Dazzlelight, Naked Lunch, All That Glitters, Woodwinked
Omega, Wedge, Soft Brown, Texture, Swiss Chocolate
Patina, Satin Taupe, Sable, Bronze, Smut



VANILLA (Velvet) -- my holy grail highlight... Vanilla is an ivory with suble pink undertones that applies nearly matte.

DAZZLELIGHT (Veluxe Pearl) -- pearly highlight that can be used on the inner corner, brow or cheek.

NAKED LUNCH (Frost) -- beautiful "minimal pink with shimmer" shade that I usually wear on the lid.

ALL THAT GLITTERS (Veluxe Pearl) -- champagne shade with the most gorgeous texture and pigmentation.

WOODWINKED (Veluxe Pearl) -- metallic orangey gold that looks beautiful paired with warm browns.

OMEGA (Matte) -- ashy taupe color that I use for my brows.

WEDGE (Matte) -- versatile midtone taupey brown that looks gorgeous in the crease or as a transition. If your skin is darker than NC25 I would suggest Cork.

SOFT BROWN (Matte) -- warm midtone brown that is perfect as a transition color.

TEXTURE (Velvet) -- very warm orangey brown that I typically use under my lower lashline or to warm up the crease.

SWISS CHOCOLATE (Matte) -- gorgeous reddish brown perfect for the crease and outer v

PATINA (Frost) -- antiqued gold with a beautiful green and pink duochrome that is a great natural lid shade.

SATIN TAUPE (Frost) -- purpley taupe... and absolutely stunning!

SABLE (Frost) -- bronzy purpley brown. The frost is quite minimal and this shade can be used on the lid or in the crease.

BRONZE (Frost) -- true bronze color that looks great on everyone!

SMUT (Velvet) -- beautiful charcoal gray with purple and brown tones. I frequently use this in place of a matte brown or matte black. Great as liner or for the outer v.





Which would make the cut for your Top 15?
 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TOP 10 MAC EYESHADOWS FOR MEDIUM SKIN

Oh beautiful tan ladies, how I envy thee... Medium skinned women have what many of us desire! Because most shades will look gorgeous on your skin tone, I have a easy job ahead of me!


BRULE (MATTE)

Perfect beige matte highlight! If you like something a bit lighter, you can go with Vanilla
SHROOM (SATIN)

Beige with shimmer -- this is the most neutral highlighter that MAC has, and it goes with almost any look!



CORK (SATIN)

Muted golden brown -- this is a great transition color for medium skin. If you wanted something warmer, you can go for Soft Brown.

WOODWINKED (VELUXE PEARL)

Beautiful multidimensional gold that almost appears wet when applied.

SATIN TAUPE (FROST)

Perfect on all skin types! I love this on the lid or as a crease color. It looks beautfiul when paired with Patina.

PATINA (FROST)

Patina appears different depending on the skin tone that it's on. It looks like a complex pewter on medium skin. LOVE!


SUMPTUOUS OLIVE (VELUXE PEARL)

One of my favorite shadows for any skin tone or eye color!
TWINKS (VELUXE PEARL)

Plummy brown that looks gorgeous on medium skin... you can use this on the lid or in the crease!
TEMPTING (LUSTER)

Perfect neutral brown with shimmer and glitter... one of the only Luster eyeshadows that I recommend!

SMUT (VELVET)

One of the most difficult eyeshadows to describe. It is a warm grey, brown, muted black with red shimmer. It is amazing in the outer v!











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TOP 10 MAC EYESHADOWS FOR DARK SKIN

There are so many MAC shadows that I think are gorgeous but they just don't suit my skin tone. So, I'm going to live vicariously through all you dark skinned beauties out there!

The term dark skin is very broad and I know that there are lighter skinned woc and those with the deepest shades of ebony, so I tried to pick the most flattering colors to varying shades of dark skin.

Please comment below and add any suggestions you may have!

SABLE (FROST)

Beautiful plummy brown with shimmer! It is such a gorgeous color on dark skin!

WOODWINKED (VELUXE PEARL)

One of the most stunning neutrals on dark skin... it looks like a multidimensional gold.
SATIN TAUPE (FROST)

No matter your skin tone, I recommend Satin Taupe to EVERYONE. It's amazing!

BRONZE (FROST)

True bronze color that looks beautiful on everyone!
AMBER LIGHTS (VELUXE PEARL)

True amber -- a beautiful lid or crease color!
EXPENSIVE PINK (VELUXE PEARL)

Pink with gold duochrome -- absolutely STUNNING on dark skin!









RICEPAPER (FROST)

Peachy gold with shimmer -- gorgeous highlight!
HANDWRITTEN (MATTE2)

Rich chocolate brown -- Amazing in the crease and it has the most buttery texture ever!

 


SADDLE (MATTE)
Golden Orange Brown -- Beautiful as a transition shade!











ARENA (SATIN)
Soft Gold-Peach with Pearl -- Beautiful on the lid or as a highlight!

Monday, January 21, 2013

TOP 10 MAC EYESHADOWS FOR BROWN EYES

My brown eyed gals!!! This is part three of my mini-series: Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Your Eye Color.  Brown eyes look fabulous with just about ANY color! You can pull off bright colors, neutrals, and anything in between! The majority of the eyeshadows in the post are pretty bright. If you are looking for great everyday neutrals please click the link below.


Click HERE for my Top 15 Neutral MAC Eyeshadows


Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Fair/Light skin.
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Medium/Tan Skin
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Dark Skin

Here are my recommendations for BROWN EYES:



KNIGHT DIVINE (VELUXE PEARL)

Knight Divine is an asphalt black with silver pearl, but applies like a blackened grey with shimmer. It is gorgeous with brown eyes -- it makes them glow! Kind of reminds me of the way a wolf's eyes glow at night.

TEMPTING (LUSTER)

MAC calls Tempting a "sinfully rich cocoa" and I guess I agree with that vague description. This is one of the very few Luster finish eyeshadows from MAC that I really like. Tempting looks gorgeous on brown eyes! If you aren't a fan of glitter, I would avoid this shadow.



 

WOODWINKED (VELUXE PEARL)

Beautiful gold color that looks great by itself on the lid, or smudged along the lower lash line. It can appear a little orange on fair skin, so keep that in mind if it applies to you. Although they look similar in the pan, Tempting and Woodwinked look nothing alike on the eye.


SUMPTUOUS OLIVE (VELUXE PEARL)

I love this color sooooo much. I recommend this one to everyone, especially ladies with brown eyes. It is a bronzy olive green on the lid.

HUMID (FROST)

If you could only have one green eyeshadow from any makeup brand, this should be it!!! Put Humid on the top of your makeup wishlist! I would say that it is a mix between a hunter green and a forest green with shimmer.

CONTRAST (VELVET)

Navy eyeshadows look GREAT on brown eyes; Contrast is a purpley navy with blue shimmer. I love this color in the crease or on the lid... you can also smudge it along your lower lash line.

SATELLITE DREAMS (VELUXE PEARL)

Beautiful midtone purple with bluish purple shimmer. I think this shadow looks good on cool and warm skin tones alike, making it a universally gorgeous shade! This too is a pretty bright eyeshadow, so bear that in mind!

SATIN TAUPE (FROST)

Satin Taupe looks gorgeous on EVERYONE, and brown eyes are no exception. It is a metallic taupe with a slight purple undertone. There is a reason ST is the most talked about eyeshadow on the internet...

CRANBERRY (FROST)

Cranberry is a true cranberry color with shimmer. It has superb texture, pigmentation, and blendability, and makes brown eyes pop! It can be a little intimidating at first, but definitely worth checking out.






NOCTURNELLE (FROST)

Nocturnelle is warm darker purple with shimmer. I really love the way it pairs with both Satellite Dreams and Satin Taupe.












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TOP 10 MAC EYESHADOWS FOR BLUE EYES

Today's post will have a lot of warm, bronzy, golden shadows because they really make BLUE EYES POP!

Click HERE for my Top 15 Neutral MAC Eyeshadows


Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Fair/Light skin.
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Medium/Tan Skin
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Dark Skin




WOODWINKED (VELUXE PEARL)

Woodwinked is a very warm antiqued gold. The texture is smooth and it has a VERY metallic finish. It can show up a little orangey on fair skin, but the orange hue brings out blue eyes -- so don't be scared!

AMBER LIGHTS (FROST)

Amber lights is a true amber color with shimmer, and is absolutely stunning on blue eyes!

BRONZE (FROST)

Bronze is absolutely perfect! It is a true bronze color that does not lean too red or orange. I'm obsessed with this color on green and blue eyes. Although it is a frost, the finish isn't overly metallic, which makes me love it even more!


CRANBERRY (FROST)

Cranberry is a, well, true cranberry color with shimmer... if you find that you can pull off red based colors, then this is a MUST HAVE!

SKETCH (SATIN)

Sketch is a gorgeous wine/burgundy color! It looks great in the crease and outer v... The finish is a Satin and it applies nearly matte. It does take a little more work to blend, but totally worth it in the end! (I didn't mean for that to rhyme)

SABLE (FROST)

Sable is a beautiful plummy, bronzey, brown with shimmer -- it is not overly frosty. Looks great on the lid by itself or with Cranberry!

SATIN TAUPE (FROST)

I've said it before, but I'll say it again... EVERYONE NEEDS THIS EYESHADOW! Satin Taupe is a gorgeous purpley taupe that looks great on just about anyone. Obsessed.

ALL THAT GLITTERS (VELUXE PEARL)

ATG is a beautiful pinky/peachy champagne. The texture is to die for! I love wearing it on the lid, or as a wash!
CONTRAST (VELVET)

Contrast is a dark plummy navy that looks AWESOME on blue eyes! I will say that it is a little more difficult to work with than some other MAC shadows... Contrast usually works best as liner and it the crease. On the lid it can appear a little patchy unless you really pack it on.





COPPERPLATE (MATTE²)

Copperplate is a grey Matte², with the the most buttery smooth texture, and amazing pigmentation. I love the way soft greys bring out blue eyes!













HOPE THAT WAS HELPFUL!

TOP 10 MAC EYESHADOWS FOR GREEN EYES

Click HERE for my Top 15 Neutral MAC Eyeshadows
 

Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Fair/Light skin.
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Medium/Tan Skin
Click HERE for my Top 10 MAC Eyeshadows for Dark Skin


 



SATIN TAUPE (FROST)

Satin Taupe is absolutely gorgeous and because it has purple undertones, it really makes green eyes stand out!


SATELLITE DREAMS (VELUXE PEARL)

Satellite Dreams is a midtone purple with bluish purple shimmer. This shadow looks stunning on green eyes! I love to wear it with my next recommendation...





NOCTURNELLE (FROST)

Nocturnelle is a "pinked up chrome purple" according to MAC. I would call it a deep red based purple. This is a must have and pairs beautifully with Satin Taupe and Satellite Dreams.

BRONZE (FROST)

Like I've said before, MAC's Bronze is the most perfect true bronze shade EVER made. The warmth in this color makes it extremely flattering on green eyes.

SUMPTUOUS OLIVE (VELUXE PEARL)

I absolutely LOVE this color for green eyes! When applied it looks like a bronzy olive green, and it is a fun shadow to mix in with neutral looks.

HUMID (FROST)

No surprise here... I recommend Humid to everyone, but especially if you have green eyes. This is one of the best MAC eyeshadows hands down. Some say people with green eyes shouldn't wear green shadows... Rules are made to be broken, and Humid is the perfect example!

CLUB (SATIN)

For a full review on Club, click here
The reddish brown base in club works wonders on green eyes, and don't even get me started on the teal duochrome!!


SABLE (FROST)

Sable is a bronzy, plummy, brown. It is gorgeous all over the lid, and can be worn by itself.

EMBARK (MATTE)

Embark is a matte red based brown that looks great with green eyes!

SKETCH (SATIN)

Sketch is a very popular wine/burgundy color that is amazing as a crease color!















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