My Mac Palette


So, a while ago I wrote a blog post called My Perfect Mac Palette. And believe it or not, between now and then I’ve (well Kevin and I) have managed to fill a 9×9 palette of eyeshadows. And I know that these colours don’t make the most obvious palette, but there are reasons behind these shades. So, I thought I would share them with you!

Top row: Sweet Lust, Creme De Violet, Goldmine. Middle Row: Amber Lights, Swimming, Fresh Water. Bottom Row: Cork, Antiques, Swiss Chocolate.

To summarise, this palette contains 3 everyday brown shades, 2 variations of gold, a shimmery green, blue, pink and purple.

Sweet Lust – This was a beautiful inner highlight that I used for mum’s wedding. It isn’t the most pigmented shade (in face you have to work very hard to get colour out of it). But if you’re looking for a lovely glittery sheen, then this works beautifully.

Creme De Violet – Another not drastically pigmented shade, but it still looks stunningly beautiful on the eyelid. It’s not an everyday shade, but this was bought with the above for mum’s wedding, and so it has a special place in my heart.


Gold Mine – A Beautiful yellow toned gold that looks stunning in the middle of the eyelid. It also works very well as a yellow if you ever need one, and used with the blue shade (Fresh Water) it looks so summery and bright!

Amber Lights – Such a classic, this works so well layered with Cork. And sits very comfortably in my daily makeup routine.

MacPalette 4

Swimming – This is a very subtle (not so pigmented) green. It’s another shimmery colour that creates a beautiful sheen that really brings out the green flecks in my eyes. So, I find this really suits me. And it layers really well with Fresh Water to create a water-like effect.

Fresh Water – This colour is stunning, and by far my favourite of the palette (yes I love the browns and golds, but this colour is just so different, vibrant, pigmented… I don’t wear blue for an everyday look, but I have been getting more into wearing colour. If I’m reaching for a blue, I always grab this one.


Cork – A beautiful matte, every day, over the lid, basic, colour. This is literally a staple. I feel like if you haven’t got this in your palette, you’re missing out.

Antiqued – This is a slightly shimmery brown. It has a coppery undertone that makes it looks really stunning with both Amber Lights and Gold Mine.

Swiss Chocolate – I both love and hate this shade. It works so well as a ‘eye contour’ through the crease. However, it takes a lot of work to blend out, but if you take the time it looks stunning. So.. I only use this when I have loads of time!

So that’s a talk through my mac palette, I hope you enjoyed! If you have any suggestions, be sure to let me know!


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