• M.A.C Warm Neutrals Palette


    If you’ve read some of my other makeup posts then it may not come as a shock to this that is my favourite M.A.C palette. I purchased the Warm Neutrals palette (£49.50) shortly after Christmas, and I’ve been head over heels in love with it since. I’d been wanting to build my own M.A.C palette with a lot of the shades that actually came in this palette, especially ‘Amber Lights’ and ‘Saddle’…which have become my two most used shades.

    While this palette is on the pricier side if you plan on purchasing a large majority of the shades already include it is highly worth the money as it works out cheaper than building a palette separately. By buying a pre-made palette you don’t have to worry about waiting ages between purchasing new colours to pop in, you’re good to go from as soon as you open the packaging. I’m sure if there were and colours you really did not like in this palette you could easily pop them out and replace them with a shade you’re more likely to wear.

    The palette contains:
    3 Veluxe Pearl finish shadows (Hey, Lemon tart and Unwind),
    3 Satin finish (Warm breeze, Brule, Butterfudge),
    3 Frost finish (Gingersnap, Vanilla extract and Amber lights)
    2 Velvet (Dark brew, Divine decadence)
    2 Matte (Dance in the dark, Saddle)
    2 Lusture (Honey lust, Creative copper)
    This gives you a good selection of the types of finishes that M.A.C has to offer on their eyeshadows and if there are any particularly ones that you enjoy then you can go on to purchase more in that particularly finish. I particularly love Matte finishes (for blending in my crease and as a transition shade) and Frost finish (especially when used with a damp brush, the colour payoff is often amazing.)

    Swatches



    Top row (left to right): Hey (Veluxe Pearl), Warm Breeze (Satin), Gingersnap (Frost), Dark Brew (Velvet), Dance In The Dark (Matte)


    Middle row (left to right): Brule (Satin), Vanilla Extract (Frost), Honey Lust (Lusture), Amber Lights (Frost), Saddle (Matte)


    Bottom row (left to right): Lemon Tart (Veluxe Pearl), Creative Copper (Lusture), Butterfudge (Satin), Divine Decadence (Velvet), Unwind (Veluxe Pearl)

    All of these swatches were done wet in order to get the most pigmentation out of the shades, as you can see the dark the shade, means the swatch is often more pigmented. While these shadows are not dry and chalky they do kick up a lot of powder in the palette but don’t seem to have a lot of fallout (from what I’ve experienced anyway), so I don’t have to worry about doing my eyes before my face makeup.

    Do you have any pre-made M.A.C palettes if so what are your thoughts on them? If you want to know what some of my other favourite palettes are, check out my post on ‘My Go-To Palettes‘.

    Love you lots like jelly tots x

    Photography

    All photographs in this post were taken by me on my Fujifilm Finepix S4240 in unnatural lighting and edited on Facetune and VSCO.

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