#MACWeek: Top MAC Eyeshadows + Swatches

What is a MAC week without some eyeshadow swatches? I couldn't go a week without having an eyeshadow post, hell, I can't even go into MAC without getting covered in eyeshadow so there is nothing new there. 

These are the ones I love, the ones I recommend all the time, and the ones I just need in my stash at all times. 

Just incase you are new to the MAC eyeshadow game, MAC started the whole customisable eyeshadow palette trend, before MUG there was MAC. This means you really can create a custom eyeshadow palette filled with the shades you love, totally unique to you! :) 

You can buy them as singles, or go for a 2x, 4x, 6x or a 15x palette, the options really are endless :) 

Blanc Type "Creamy Beige" (Matte)
So... confession... I am so pale that the palest shade in a typical palette as a base shade is too dark for me. So yeah, this is why I love blanc Type. It is the perfect base shade for me if I am setting concealer below my brow bone or on my lids. 

Nylon "Pale gold with icy shimmer" (Frost) 
Again with the pale factor, this is my perfect glow, this is what I use under by brow bone and in my inner corner. It is the perfect shade. 

All That Glitters "beige with Gold Pearl" (Veluxe Pearl) 
This had SO much hype a few years ago, everyone was obsessed, and for good reason too. It is such a perfect all over the lid kind of shade, really beautiful, and probably the only pink eyeshadow I actually use.

Sable "gold plum with bronze pearl" (Frost)
This again is the perfect all over the lid kind of shade. I love it. I love a brown shadow, and this is the perfect metallic shimmer that just makes my heart sing! I love it. 

Texture "Peachy Brown with Shimmer" (Velvet)
This is the perfect transition shade, I just love it for most eye looks, such a pretty shade. 

Coppering "Orange Copper" (Veluxe Pearl)
The perfect rusty copper red. I love this shade so much, it really makes blue eyes pop! :)

Amber Lights "Peachy-Brown with shimmer" (Frost)
I am such a gold whore, seriously the minute I see a gold shadow I just cannot help myself. SO PRETTY. 

Woodwinked "Warm antique Gold" (Veluxe Pearl)
Another stunning all over the lid kind of shade, its beautiful, I love a brown, warm shadow lovers dream right here. 

Rule "Vivid Orange" (Matte)
This was my first orange shadow and I still love it, warm shadows have become all the rage now, but this one was the first one for me, and it is such a pretty shade for warming up any eye look. 

Tempting "sinfully rich coco" (Lustre)
This is a more dense shade vs the others. This one I use for layering on top for a bolder shimmery look on the lid. This is almost like a foiled shadow. 

Sumptuous Olive  "Khaki with Pearl" (Veluxe Pearl)
Without a doubt my favourite eyeshadow. I LOVE this shade. It is the most incredible green, gold, brown kind of shade, it changes colour in the light and just looks perfect on. I recommend this to pretty much everyone. LOVE! 

Have you used MAC eyeshadows before? Which ones do you love? Let me know in the comments below! :) 

If you liked this post check out all the #MACWeek Posts! 
Make Over With Fraser (Dundee, Debenhams)

MAC Haul 
Bold & Bad Lash Review 


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  1. MAC shadows aren't my favorite formula but their shade range is unbeatable! I also love Nylon, Amber Lights, and All That Glitters x


  2. I love mac shadows, the formula is wonderful. I definitely remember a few shades being all the rage a few years ago, especially all that glitters and nylon x

  3. I have a real soft spot for MAC shadows! You have some gorgeous ones here. I love Sumptuous Olive & Tempting. I think you'd like Mulch! X

    1. I have Mulch and I really love it! It is fab! :)

  4. I think Woodwinked will always be my favourite MAC eyeshadow shade x

  5. I love your swatches - woodwinked is a favourite of mine! I have around 60 mac eyeshadows in my kit in the palettes but more recently I have been opting for better quality pigments to replace. I love Omega / Quarry / Shroom / Naked /Twinks / Embark x

  6. Is it weird that I'm looking at the super nudes?

  7. So many of these are my faves!! I always have an all that glitters, woodwinked, Amber lights and texture in my stash! 🙌
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  8. You've reminded me to get out my mac palette! X

  9. These swatches are just so damn gorgeous?! x
    Lauraconteur ♥

  10. Woodwinked is a gorgeous shade! I do really like MAC eyeshadows. I wish I had more of a collection! X

  11. I adore Sable and woodwinked, I must pick up all that glitters x

  12. From MAC I have to singles: Cranberry and Coral, and the Burgundy Times Nine palette. MAC has a lot of great products, but their eyeshadows aren't one of them!


  13. I've yet to pick up any Mac shadows, Amber Lights is giving me life rn xx

  14. I have a Mac palette and I definitely need to use it more x


  15. I have some of these too, coppering and all that glitters are 2 of my go to, and blanc type I have re purchased more than any other mac shadow, it's so nice and handy xxxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  16. Sable, Satin Taupe and Cranberry are my favourites.

  17. Oh wow, all that glitters and coppering are lovely.

    Corinne x

  18. I find MAC Shadows hit and miss so I only own a couple. I am more into the ABH Single Shadows. I find the quality of their single shadows so much better than the palettes.


  19. Woodwinked and All That Glitters are basically the only powder eyeshadows I've ever hit pan on <3

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  20. I'm loving the #MACWeek so far, well done with these posts Erin! All your favourite shades are beautiful, and they're indeed real staples that you can use for many different looks. Sumptuous Olive has to be my favourite! I've never tried MAC eyeshadows but I really want to get myself a small palette at some point.

    Julia x

  21. I love seeing all these shades swatched! There are so many great shades xx

  22. I think i need to give mac eyeshadow another go !!!! -abloggersbeauty.com

  23. All That Glitters and Satin Taupe are my favourites from MAC!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  24. I have so many MAC eyeshadows that I never use! I must dig them all out and show them some love!

  25. Amber Lights is so pretty! I need to pick it up!


  26. Ooo, I need to pick up Coppering and Amber Lights asap! They look fab!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  27. I need to get myself some more individual pans!


  28. I love the shade 'coppering', it's so pretty!

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

  29. I used to own so many but along the way I fell out of love - I do really like the shade rice paper and as mentioned in another comment cranberry though x

  30. I have tons of MAC shadows, you just can't go wrong with them!

    Emily xo


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