Thursday, 4 September 2014

MAC Quad : From Summer To Autumn


Truth be told, I don't change my make-up round all that often. 

But, I've been feeling rather autumnal lately & I thought it would be nice to change up my trusty MAC Quad. I absolutely love this little thing. They're so handy and I actually get more use out of this than my fifteen pan palette (probably because it fits in my teeny make-up bag). I also think it says a lot about the eyeshadows that people put in them, because you've only got four spaces - so they're all going to be great choices, right? 

My Summer shades were a fairly neutral bunch with a peach, bronze theme running throughout, which included (as loose above) : Omega, Arena, Wedge & Soba. I love them all for different reasons, but I felt like I could get a couple of different looks from those four, including Omega for my eyebrows. So if I were ever travelling, I knew I could just take that and be ready for any occasion! 

For my Autumn picks, I wanted something deeper & warmer, so here's what I chose : 

Woodwinked - a gorgeous, two-tone deep golden bronze, that almost contours itself as it always tends to appear darker in the crease, which makes it a great, easy option for during the day and a pretty, bronze smokey eye at night!

Brown Down - a matte, warm brown that's lovely in the socket line and can add as little or as much warmth as you're looking for. I prefer this to Charcoal Brown for that very reason. Plus is looks lovely when paired with Woodwinked!

woodwinked all over lid, brown down in crease with stila brown pencil as liner

Satin Taupethis wasn't an obvious choice for me as it's not a shade I reach for often, but it's actually quite a nice neutral for day-to-day wear, as it adds just the right amount of shimmer but can be built up for a smokier look. 

Sable - an unusual soft, shimmery plum that looks wonderful all over the lid. It's one of my favourites as it's so different to anything else I own. Perfect for the cooler months & looks lovely on blue/green eyes as, I think, it really makes them stand out. 

sable all over the lid, satin taupe on the outer edge with mac black kohl liner

I've got to admit, if I had Patina in pan form, I would've chosen that over Satin Taupe, as I love a bit of neutral bronze shimmer - what can I say? But there you have it - shades I will be reaching for again & again over the next few months! I'm so excited for the weather to start cooling down again. It's been such a hit & miss Summer, I'd rather it just made its mind up and started being Autumn!
 
Which are your favourite Mac eyeshadow shades?
xo  

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31 comments

  1. Such lovely colours and your eyes are stunning! I'm ready for autumn now too, it's like the weather can't make up its mind at the moment! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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    1. Thank you Sophie! :) It definitely cant, it's so grey at the moment! But all the better for staying cosy inside, I suppose! xx

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  2. These colours are perfect, you have me lusting over them.

    Jess x
    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're definitely some of my favourites :) glad you like them! xx

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  3. These are great picks and much such a flattering eye look!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  4. These shades are absolutely stunning! Sable is a shade that I've swatched over and over again, but just can't justify spending money on it when I have a million other shadows that are barely touched :/ xx

    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin

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    1. Ah! That's a shame - it is soo pretty! (not to enable you or anything :)) xx

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  5. I always tell myself I need more MAC eyeshadows and then completely forget about them when I head to a counter. The look you've done is gorgeous, Woodwinked is so beautiful!

    Catherine, xo || Lady Liquor

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    1. Thank you Catherine! :) they're such great shadows, they're like the trusty old friend of the eye-shadow world, haha! Xx

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  6. I love the way you take your photos, so professional! I have woodwinked but for some reason it looks really dull on my eyes instead of making them pop. Which is a massive shame because I think the colour is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you :) really appreciate that! I think Woodwinked is one of those that looks slightly different on everyone, it's a shame you don't like it! Xx

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  7. Gorgeous MAC eyeshadow picks. Reminds me that I haven't used my MAC eyeshadows in a very long time. I've been hooked on the NARS And God Created The Woman palette and haven't put it down since I purchased it about a month ago. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Thanks Celina :) I really love the look of that! I'm still loving my Stila In The Light palette but Mac still does win every time! xx

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  8. Woodwinked with those blue eyes! Stunning! Beautiful colors Sam! Love your little quads :-)

    Divya TheConscienceFund

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    1. Thank you so much! :) glad you like them xx

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  9. I love the look of your quad, such a pretty shade selection!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  10. I love both the Summer and Autumn shadows! Have you tried cranberry? It looks gorgeous with Satin Taupe or Woodwinked and Mulch is another stunning shade :) xx

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  11. Woodwinked is such a beautiful shade, I have been reaching for it more and more lately. I guess the autumn truly is in the air!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  12. I love Sable & Woodwinked! I think my all-time favourite Mac eyeshadow has to be All That Glitters, though - it goes with whatever lip colour x

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle

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  13. Sable and woodwinked look especially gorgeous! You're eyes are amazing! <3 xxx

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  14. Sable looks amazing! Love the shadows you chose :)

    Aissa // Layer It Up

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  15. Gorgeous shades ! I love how you make them work together ! It looks very nice with your blue eyes =)

    Feathers and Brushes | Swiss | Beauty & Lifestyle

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  16. Your eye colour, whoa! The MAC quad looks great, they're all neutral shades I'd pick too!

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  17. Ooh this looks gorgeous!!! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  18. I'm absolutely loving this look! The eyeshadow is gorgeous!

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  19. Love these, and love how you did looks with them too! ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

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  20. Satin Taupe is actually one of my favorite colors; it looks great on you as well! xo

    EsraSevgi.com

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  21. I love these colours so pretty.

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