THE QUAD OF MY LIFE

25/05/2015


As a beauty blogger, I have plenty of different eye shadows, some that I use every day and some I don't use at all. In my opinion, eye shadows are the most complementing products of makeup because they look so pretty, especially the glitter shadows. I have two mattes and two shimmers, a perfect balance. I bought this MAC quad in London and I adore the shades I bought. I was extremely late to discovering this quad, in fact I only bought it at the beginning of this year. But now, I honestly don't know what I would do without it!

When I was buying this quad, I had a few ideas in mind. I wanted a neutral but brown toned quad. The lady there helped me a lot by recommending shades that went with my skin tone and the looks I wanted. I loved Swiss Chocolate as soon as I saw it and it is the first one I picked up. Cranberry was a gift from a friend, I have always wanted that one and it is the one that I use the most.

Cranberry
This is my absolute favourite shade. I adore it so much because it is so pretty and complements my eyes making them look a lot better than they do naturally. If you have brown or blue eyes, I would highly recommend this shade, it brings out the colour beautifully. Cranberry is a shimmer eye shadow and looks stunning in summer as well as the winter. It is a warm burgundy toned, rusty red shade, even though it looks more brown toned in the picture. It builds up so well to create depth. I would just say to be cautious when applying this shade as it can make an almost black eye kind of look if applied without care. To avoid this, I would tone it down a bit with some warmer shades - like the other shades in my palette.

Girlie
This is a mauve-pink shade that is slightly shimmery but mainly matte. Girlie is such an easy shade to wear, especially for people who don't like much pigment in their pinks. It is so subtle, it is great as a shade to wear alone when you don't have time to do a full blended eye shadow look. Girlie is highly pigmented and perfect to wear in the crease of your eye to warm up a look.

All That Shimmers
This shade is a shimmery pink with undertones of gold. I love to blend this shade with others to make a more sophisticated party look. I am yet to find a shade that All That Shimmers doesn't happily pair itself with! This shade is so easy to add into your everyday makeup routine. Although it's not afraid of a sophisticated and more complex look, it looks just as good alone. I feel like this shade is no where near appreciated enough. I have heard many people think it's "just another gold" but it is so much more than that!

Swiss Chocolate 
MAC describe this shade as a 'mutted matte brown with red undertones'. I adore this shade because it pairs so well with other shades, especially the Cranberry shade in this quad. Swiss Chocolate is a shade that looks quite plain alone on the eyelid, especially when applied lightly, as it brings out the red undertone. I personally think that it should be used to create depth in the crease of the eye. Due to the fact that it isn't shimmery, it looks great in the V crease of the eye, complementing other light cream or burgundy shades.



I am absolutely in love with this palette. I use it every time I add a touch of eye shadow to my look. MAC is the first high-end eye shadow brand I have used and I can easily say that it is the best quality brand I have used, and the best shades I have seen so far! 

Have you been fortunate enough to meet any of these shades yet? 

19 comments

  1. This is such a great post and the palette looks stunning gal!!! xoxox

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  2. What a lovely set of eyeshadows, 'Cranberry' is really pretty and unique I don't think I've seen anything like it before. I also like 'Girlie' it kind of reminds me of something that belongs in the Naked 3 palette!
    Dalal xo :) monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I must agree! Cranberry is definitely my favourite, it is also the first one I bought. Ah, yeah I think there is a very similar shade in the Naked 3 palette xx

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  3. This is a greta post - the pictures are excellent and very useful! I haven't got any products from Mac but I must admit that this post made me want to go and buy some of their eye shadows!

    - Jess xxx

    heyitisjess.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Jess! I would definitely recommend their products, so worth the price! xx

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  4. The swiss chocolate shade will look amazing in the crease, I have actaully never seen that before which is weird but that ' palette / quad ' looks amazing xo

    Ambra // fridaysarefab.blogspot.com

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    1. It does, it complements my eyes so much! Thank you Ambra xx

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  5. I've just stumbled across your blog and i'm hooked! definitely agree with you about MAC being such a good quality brand, I got hooked on it all and refused to buy from any other brand, oops! Luckily I got out of that expensive habit haha,

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

    XO

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    1. Thank you Sophie! MAC is definitely my favourite and I think I am also stuck in the expensive prices at the moment too, I have to find a way out! Haha, I am glad you got out :) xx

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  6. Loved reading about your favourite MAC eye shadows, Swiss Chocolate and Girlie look right up my street! Lovely photos!
    I've also tagged you to do the British TAG, if you haven't already done it as i'd love to read your answers!

    Amy | www.thetracesofmythoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it, I would definitely recommend them!
      Thank you, I don't tend to do them kind of posts, but I will see what time I have :) xx

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  7. This quad looks incredible! I love all of the glittery and shimmer shades, they look stunning! x

    www.hannahporterx.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I adore it so much...the shimmer shades are wonderful for summer! xx

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  8. those are gorgeous shades and I'm sure it'd look great on you! I don't usually buy pink tones for myself though... I'm learning but I tend to stick to browns and neutrals.

    Ayre

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  9. Wow, your palette looks gorgeous! I've never tried Mac before, I'd love to try one of these shades!
    - Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk ♡

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  10. Ahhhhh these look amazing! I still haven't delved into MAC eyeshadows yet but All that glitters and Cranberry are definitely 2 that I desperately need. Your swatches are great :) xxx

    http://gbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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