My Everyday MAC Eyeshadow Palette with Swatches!

I'm thrilled to share with you my to-go MAC eyeshadow palette. I tend to favour neutral shades with warm undertones to complement my warm skintone, and they are in general much more wearable and versatile than bright bold colours. The new MAC palettes (without inserts) can hold up to 24 eyeshadows, and here are my top 24 MAC eyeshadow picks - most from the permanent collection.

The Eyeshadows:
List from L-R top to bottom:

Carbon - matte black (matte)
Espresso - matte dark golden brown (matte)
Satin Taupe - taupe with silver shimmer (frost)
Cork - matte medium golden brown (satin)
Soba - light-medium golden brown with few gold shimmers (satin)
Smoke & Diamonds - shimmery golden grey

Moth Brown - soft metallic grey with purple undertones (veluxe pearl)
Mulch - red-brown w/bronze pearl (velvet)
Antiqued - shimmery copper (veluxe pearl)
Henna - shimmery golden olive (veluxe pearl)
Jest - Soft peach with icy shimmer (frost)
Patina - light taupe brown w/golden pearl (frost)

Expensive Pink - peachy pink with gold duochrome (veluxe pearl)
Sable - Shimmery medium brown with pink undertones (frost)
All That Glitters - Shimmery pink nude (veluxe pearl)
Soft Brown - soft golden peachy-brown (matte)
Retrospeck - light gold with sparkles (lustre)
Brule - soft creamy-beige (satin)

Woodwinked - medium tan gold (veluxe pearl)
Tempting - shimmery golden brown
Bronze - golden brown with gold-bronze shimmer (frost)
Electra - silver with icy shimmer (frost)
Vanilla - Peachy-ivory with reflects (velvet)
Shroom - soft beige with shimmer (satin)

mac eyeshadow swatches Carbon, Espresso, Satin Taupe, Cork, Soba, Smoke & Diamonds, Moth Brown, Mulch, Antiqued, Henna, Jest, Patina
Carbon, Espresso, Satin Taupe, Cork, Soba, Smoke & Diamonds, Moth Brown, Mulch, Antiqued, Henna, Jest, Patina

mac eyeshadow swatches Expensive Pink, Sable, All that Glitters, Soft Brown, Retrospeck, Brule, Woodwinked, Tempting, Bronze, Electra, Vanilla, Shroom
Expensive Pink, Sable, All that Glitters, Soft Brown, Retrospeck, Brule, Woodwinked, Tempting, Bronze, Electra, Vanilla, Shroom

You can wear these alone or on top of an eyeshadow base. When worn alone, the colours are more muted, suitable for daytime wear. They can crease after a few hours, but in general they are long lasting. Using an eyeshadow base (I love MAC paint pots and Maybelline 24h Colorstay Eyeshadows) increases longevity and vibrance of colours. I tend to reserve eyeshadow bases for nights out.

MAC eyeshadows come in a variety of textures and finishes. Veluxe pearls are shimmery shades that are super soft and pigmented. They are wonderful eyeshadows for the eyelids. Mattes and shimmers are great for the eyeshadow creases to create depth. Lustre finishes are prone to fall out so I don't have many of those in my collection.

My signature look for a night out include Woodwinked (lid), Espresso (crease), Brule and a little bit of shroom for brow highlight. This combo is absolutely flattering on olive skintones, and together with golden skin, makes me feel like a Victoria's Secret fashion model!

Available from your local MAC Cosmetics store or the MAC website: www.maccosmetics.co.uk

What are your favourite MAC eyeshadows? ♥
Livia | Princess Livia



  1. These are all gorgeous!! I love reading posts about people's MAC eyeshadows! There are sooo many here I want to add to my collection.

    Great post!

    Kimberley x


  2. great palette, I love neutrals!! and I have a lot of eyeshadows of this kind but my 15 pan Mac palette is full of color (but I have three Mac quads of neutral eyeshadows, naked2, meet matte nude...)

    1. Thank you! You have a lot of eyeshadows! But you're right, there are tons of neutral eyeshadows in the market, the UD Naked ones are especially good. x

  3. My favorite MAC eyeshadows are Satin Taupe, Woodwinked, Expensive Pink, All That Glitters, Moth Brown and Sable. Been trying to use other eyeshadows lately to come up with more neutral looks lately.

    1. I got all your favourites covered! Neutrals are just so much easier to wear for any occasion x

  4. I love MAC eyeshadows, the quality is fantastic. You're very lucky to have such a nicely full palette :) I find them a little overpriced.

    I love your blog. Started following on GFC and bloglovin.
    I'm having a giveaway on my blog, would love it if you had a look ;) xx


    1. Welcome to my blog! Yes they are a bit overpriced, the MAC prices in the UK have been rising pretty much every year. I try to buy my MAC eyeshadows in the duty free airport or when I go to the US as its so much cheaper there. x


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