I thought I’d review another of my MAC products. This one I got when I purchased a MAC kit for my make up course at college, and I have to say I do love it. It has a lovely range of soft browns for a soft/subtle smokey eye, with a couple of darker tones and metallic ones to amp up the glamour, for a more dramatic smokey eye. It’s really convenient to slip into your clutch bag or handbag, and is really easy to take travelling too.
Let’s start with the different shades. Starting with the one on the far left on the top row. This ‘Cozy grey’ is a very light grey which can be used as a base and brushed all over the lid, but it is a barely there shade so I’m not sure what the point of it is to be honest. The next one along ‘kitties’ is a gorgeous pearly sheen. It could be used in the centre of the lid, or on its own for a shimmery look. It could even be used in the centre of your eyes to add a bit of glow.
After this one there is ‘Georgia peach’ which is another peachy barely there skin coloured shade, but could be used as an eye base colour.
The next row down we have ‘Rice paper’ which is a golden shade. Again it is very light so I think it would best be used as a base rather than the main colour.
The next one along ‘Creative copper’ excites me as it is a fabulous gold colour. It can be used on its own for some Christmas sparkle, or in the centre for a slight shimmer or even in the corners of your eyes to make your eyes ‘pop.’
The last one ‘Cork’ in that row is a lovely light brown/taupe colour which can be used on the lid and in the crease.
On the last row there is ‘Don’t tell’ which is a nice silvery metallic shade which is also a little glittery. There is a little fall out with this one. This one is best used on top of another colour, for example ‘Aromatic’ to bring a bit of glitz and glamour.
The next one along is ‘Aromatic’ which is a lovely rich chocolate colour and is best used in the crease. Similarly the final shade, ‘Pepper please’ is a glittery black shade and is best used in the outer v or deep crease.
The colours are fairly pigmented, some more so than others but I feel the Urban Decay palettes offers more pigmented colours. However there is little fall out (apart from one or two) which is a bonus and the colours feel soft and smooth and blend easily.
For a smokey eye, pop ‘Georgia peach’ all over your lid up to the brow bone, ‘Cork’ on your lid and in your crease building up to ‘Aromatic’ in your crease then ‘Pepper please’ in your outer v/deep crease. Don’t forget to blend the hell out of the colours and at each stage.
This palette comes in at around £20.80 online.
Pros: A good range of colours to do a soft and glamorous smokey eye. Easy to take travelling.
Cons: Not the best pigmented colours and some shades have a little fall out. There are also some shades which I feel are a little pointless in the palette.