Friday, 28 March 2014

Building My Mac Quad

I featured this little beauty in my birthday haul, and I can't wait to use it! In case you hadn't realised, this is my first foray into Mac palette building, and I'm already excited to buy my next shade! For those of you who - like me - are new to all this, an empty quad is £6.50. You then add the individual pans yourself, each of which retails for £10.

I honestly hadn't realised how easy the whole process was. Both the pans and the palette are magnetic, making this the easiest thing to assemble. Anyway, the shades I chose were Sable and Satin Taupe, both of which I've heard so much about. They're both shimmery neutral shades, which I think will look lovely on their own, as well as blended with other shades!

To fill my two remaining spaces, I think I'd like a pale shade and maybe a matte brown for the crease... Any recommendations?

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17 comments :

  1. I really want to make a quad, I just don't have the moneeyyy!! :(

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  2. I'm making up my own quad at the moment as well, I have cranberry and all that glitters so far! Just need to buy the quad, satin taupe and one more eyeshadow :) xx

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  3. These look like so much fun, definitely want to do a Spring inspired one xxx


    www.jesscaedmunds.com

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  4. Though re: the colours you actually requested - if you're looking for a pale skin tone-y colour, brule. Or one of the two from my other colour if you mean pale neutrals. Matte brow - I love Charcoal Brown.

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  5. The Man quads are so nice & the perfect size. I really like All That Glitters & Naked lunch.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  6. Sable is pretty. Satin Taupe is one of my most favourite shades everrrrr!

    Sophie x

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  7. Satin Taupe is one of my all time favourite shades, plus it's probably the one I use the most though Nylon comes a close second :)
    XXX Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Sable, Satin Taupe, Sumptuous Olive and Patina are the most used shades in my palette. I use Wedge (a matte mid-brown) for the crease, it adds some warmth without being too orange. I originally only intended on having a quad but got a bit addicted! I've done a blog post on the 11 that I own if you need some inspiration for shades to buy - http://www.nickisnicknackery.com/2014/02/mac-eyeshadow-palette-update.html

    Nicki x

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  9. I love these shade!
    www.styleandbeautyforless.co.uk

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  10. I have these! For a matte brown Wedge is gorgeous xx

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  11. Wedge and Shroom are both gorgeous, building Mac palettes is so exciting :)

    Ellie xx | http://theleobeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Jest is a really nice over the lid colour!
    Estelle x
    letmegoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I'm dying to add satin taupe to my collection! :)

    Kate xo // www.beautybabbles.com

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  14. Shades like Soba and Patina are both absolutely beautiful shades. I definitely recommend both. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  15. I have the Pro Palette but only have two shades at the moment. Naked Lunch is a lovely neutral shade :) xx

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