I have 12 pigments (including samples) and 30 eyeshadows. I'm going to start with the pigments first....
All of these were just swatched, no base, no primer. My favorites are Melon, Golden Olive, Teal, Violet and Push the Edge. Oh and Naked. I love MAC pigments. If I didn't have my Inglot eyeshadows, I would still be using these! (haha ;) ).
Now for the eyeshadows. I tried swatching these on bare skin like the pigments....but that didn't work out so well. So, I put some Painterly paint pot on my hand and then swatched them again. I had to work at getting some to even show up, like Gesso for instance! I honestly don't know why I even bought that. It's no wonder that I never used it! I couldn't even get it to swatch over anything. So I didn't even show that one.
These next ones swatched pretty easily (mainly the first three which are LE, mega metal eyeshadows....these are probably the best eyeshadows that MAC has ever made, IMO). I swatched these over bare skin with no primer or base. I had to layer it a little on some more than others.
Odalisque is probably my all time favorite MAC eyeshadow! Most of these shadows are frost finishes, and veluxe pearls. Now onto the pinks and purples! I swatched these on bare skin with no primer, no base. Of course, I did have to add more than others when swatching.
And some more.....
Of course, I saved my two favorite MAC purples for last! :) Parfait Amour is the only MAC eyeshadow that I have actually hit pan on!
I have to admit....doing this post has made me love my Inglot eyeshadows EVEN MORE! To swatch an Inglot eyeshadow....you take your finger and barely touch it and then voila! you have an amazing pigmented swatch. To swatch these MAC shadows, I had to rub my finger and get a ton of product and then repeat several times. The time it takes for me to do my eyeshadow has dramatically decreased since using my Inglot eyeshadows. They are a dream to blend and are SUPER pigmented. You barely use any product at all! Not only that....Inglot eyeshadows have 2.7g and MAC has 1.5g andddd my Inglot eyeshadows were $4.50 a piece because I ordered more than 10 at one time and my MAC eyeshadows were $14.50 a piece (excluding the LE eyeshadows which cost more). So, just in my MAC eyeshadows (excluding my pigments) I have spent around $450 for those 30 eyeshadows. I spent $153 for 25 eyeshadows (I had 5 already) and three 10-pan palettes at Inglot. I could just about own every darn eyeshadow at Inglot for the $450 I spent at MAC....LOL. It just blows my mind! I really thought that MAC had the best quality eyeshadows....but Inglot is BY FAR the best of the BEST. Now this, of course is just MY OPINION lol. =D
Maybe I should have a blog sale and give these MAC eyeshadows a good home?? Part of me wants to depot them and put them in palettes....but I know that they are just going to sit there, untouched! What do you guys think? Should I sell them or do you think I should just keep them?