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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Swatches: Mac Neutral Matte Palette

First Row: Kid, Wedge, Cork, Soft Brown, Espresso, Blackberry, Shadowy Lady
Second Row: Haux, Swiss Chocolate, Folie, Corduroy, Brown Down, Sorcery Limited Edition, Embark

Favorites: I love using Soft Brown as a transition color. I thought it was going to look too orange, but it's actually a light peachy brown color. Blackberry, Haux and Folie are gorgeous colors for the crease. They all have a hint of purple which is my favorite color for the eyes.

Skip: I would skip Sorcery if you already have Sketch because the only difference between the two is that Sketch is more darker.

Dupes: Wedge has a cooler undertone, while Cork has a warmer undertone and is a little bit darker. If you have a cool skin tone, then get Wedge, but if you have a warm skin tone, then get Cork; however, I find that both eyeshadows work for me when I use them as transition colors.

Folie and Sorcery are not dupes. Folie is a reddish brown with a hint of some purple, while Sorcery is a dark brown with a burgundy undertone.

Corduroy and Brown Down look very similar. Corduroy is a more true brown and a little bit lighter, while Down Brown has a reddish undertone. 

Brown Down and Embark are not dupes. Embark is a very dark brown with a reddish undertone.

Mac Eyeshadows in pan form cost $11.00 for 1.5 grams (some of the eyeshadows have 1.3 grams) and cost $16 in pots. Stars Makeup Haven eyeshadows cost $6.00 for 1.3 grams. Coastal Scents eyeshadows cost $4.49 for 1.3 grams. The empty 28 pan palette can be purchased from Coastal Scents for $9.95.

What are your favorite matte eyeshadows? 

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  1. I love this palette

  2. Does anyone know a palette containing matte colors like these?? (browns)

  3. Thank you for dropping by my blog! I love answering questions and I try to be as helpful as I can. =)

  4. Ahh.. Thanks so much for replying! And I really like your blog!

  5. I get my empty eyeshadow palettes from Stars Makeup Haven. They hold 28 eyeshadows & cost $15. Mac, Urban Decay, Coastal Scents, ELF, Inglot & other brands of eyeshadows fit in the palette. A Mac pro palette only fits 15 eyeshadows & currently costs $16.

  6. Hello. I came across your blog and this posting. Can you tell me where you got your 20-slot palette to fit your MAC e/s? Please :)

  7. I like your blog very much. I would like to know where you get these empty palettes.

    Thank you very much.


  8. Hi Emeconeme! I got them at for $15, but the website is currently closed. You can also get the same empty palettes at Suite7Beauty for the same price.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions. =)


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