Monday, June 6, 2011

My MAC eyeshadows and swatches (oh and VS. Inglot!)

Hello makeup addicts!!  =D  Ok, so the other day when I posted my vanity and collection pics, Mrs.Makeup said that she would love to see my MAC collection more detailed....so here it is!!  I'm just going to do my eyeshadows and pigments in this post.  I'll do my lipstick/glosses/blushes in separate posts.  I hope that you will find this helpful if you are curious about certain colors!  Here's a pic of the shadows and pigments...I tried to kind of group them a bit.


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? 


11 comments:

  1. Considering starting off with a 10 palette... well a 20 palette with 10 shadows then buying the only 10 later LOL!!! I just don't know where to start...

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  2. Ohmigod, so many eyeshadows.. I only have, like, 10!

    Great swatches too :-)

    xoxo

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  3. Oh, and regarding what to do with them.. Hm, I'd probably sell. But only if I didn't use them.
    A difficult decision (and I'm not helping) :-P

    xoxo

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  4. @FoxyAries: Just get 20...trust me! LOL I just placed an Inglot order...they have new mattes out! The mattes are incredible. I only got 10 eyeshadows and another 10 palette (I like them grouped that way better) but I feel like I should have just got 20. =D
    @MissA: Thank you!! I don't use them at all. Some aren't used and some maybe 1x. :)

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  5. Nice swatches, some really nice colours there. My favourite colours have to be in that first swatch.

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  6. I think this just added to my list of MAC colors to get. I have never tried their pigments yet, though.

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  7. @Charlotte: Thanks...if you like the first swatch, I recommend Woodwinked!! That is a great color!
    @Staci: You can buy mine! haha... Really though, you should try the pigments...they are really pretty

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  8. Great swatches! I have hardly touched my MAC shadows since getting Inglot. Love Inglot soooo much more than MAC! If you know you won't use them then maybe selling is a good idea...you could always use the money on something you need or something know for sure you're going to use. Tough decision!

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  9. Dont keep them!! I got rid of 95% of mine and it was such a relief.... although it didnt seem to make much of a dent in the entire collection lol!! Does anyone have a list of the new mattes??? Help!!! Not like 70 or 80 whatever I have isnt enough lol..

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  10. I loved this post, you should be a professional swatcher girl! I found you from Sweet As Honey BTW- :)

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  11. @Meme: I'm thinking of just keeping a few faves and letting them go lol.
    @Amalia: You will like my newest post! ;)
    @Ish.grl: Haha...those swatches took me a long time lol. And I'm glad you found me! :)

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