Saturday, 25 October 2014

Autumn Makeup Additions


I'm not big on MAC special collections, I prefer to find gems that work for me in their permanent range so I know I can keep going back to them. I'm slowly building up my eye palette and in no rush to finish it. I like to discover new shadows from friends, beauty bloggers and recommendations from makeup artists, before I go ahead and make a purchase. Recently I've added three new shadows to my palette in the shades, Cranberry, Naked Lunch and Wedge. Popular shadows and I can see why! I also picked up Soar lipliner which is a beautiful vintage pink-brown for darker neutral lips. Perfect for A/W and a known favourite of Kylie Jenner. I'm so excited to try out a look using Cranberry on the lids and Soar on my lips - a look you can only really pull of in the colder seasons.



Naked Lunch has quickly become a favourite in my collection, I use it all over the lid for a simple everyday look or I'll use it with a darker bronze shadow in the crease and Shroom as a highlight. Whilst excited to add something different to my palette, I'm a little apprehensive about Cranberry. If anyone has any tutorials or looks they can link me to I'd love to see how to use this deep plum red in without looking like I have really sore eyes! Wedge is a basic matte medium brown, the ideal blending shadow, crease colour, or one to wear on its own all over the lid. It's the only matte in my palette and although mattes are quite boring to buy I know I'll end up using this one often.

You can see my guide to starting a MAC palette and find out what the other shadows in my palette are in this blog post here.



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13 comments

  1. Hi, love this post, and these are perfect Autumn Makeup selection. autumn is the perfect time to have fun with colorful makeup. Angela- Hairdressers Sheffield

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  2. Cranberry looks incredible but I can see why you're apprehensive, I have a similar Chanel shade and it's only one in a blue moon I actually attempt to use it.

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  3. I love cranberry for AW, my other favs inc Antiqued and Woodwinked :) x
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  4. Great post!
    I love cranberry!
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  5. That mac palette looks gorgeous, such perfect colours for autumn and winter x
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  6. Love the new picks! I think Cranberry would look gorgeous in an A/W smokey eye with Wedge and Woodwinked :)

    Mel // izzipenelope

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  7. I love seeing palettes in the process of being built! I love the shades you've selected, especially Cranberry.

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  8. I love the new additions, althought I'm not sure I would really use the Cranberry shade, but it does look nice :)

    salha | abuhayar

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  9. Cranberry is so pretty, I should get it! Please post a look soon, as I'd like to see how it can translate wihtout looking like you have blodshot eyes :)

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  10. Personally I don't like MAC eyeshadows because they lack pigmentation, or at least from what I've swatched :( I really love the look of cranberry, but I think I'd rather buy a dupe! BUT, I do LOVE the colour comibinations you put in your palette, they look amazing!

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  11. I am really keen on eyeshadow......My favourite brand when it comes to eyeshadow is MAC.To be honest,they are extremely good in terms of colour selection, texture and payoff.On the flip side, they have some disadvantages which is absolutely normal.However,the quality is really worth it.

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  12. As I see you have mainly shades of brown in your palette. I use them as well - my eyes are light brown and black shades just don't work for me. I admire your choice to include cranberry. I never dare to try such vivid colours. I am afraid that if I put it on and it doesn't look good, it will be hard to clean it from my eyelids and put a more neutral colour on top. Please, share your experience!

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