Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Super Glam Eye Look: MAC Eye Shadow Quad

Happy Wednesday!

I mentioned in my last post that I went through my makeup kit this past weekend -- I threw some stuff away and mentally reminded myself to use my eye shadow quads, haha!

I don't wear eye shadow everyday because I think it takes too much time (I'm not that good at putting on eye shadow, really).
But, I've been seeing so many gorgeous eye makeup looks from magazines and bloggers alike = instant inspiration.
Plus, I have quite a few eye shadow quads waiting to be used. So, it's now or never, right? ;)

Luckily, I saw this mini-tutorial from Glamour's April issue to help get me started:

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I think it looks great and it's so easy to do -- everyone can easily follow these steps... and the other good news is you don't even have to spend a fortune on your tool kit:

A shadow trio or quad + black mascara + felt-tip liner = a super glam eye look!

I'm gonna have some extra time this weekend to try out this look, and I've got my "tools" ready:
I have my trusty CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion mascara, my e.l.f. felt-tip eyeliner, and my MAC Eye Shadow Quad.

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Okay, confession, this MAC eye shadow quad is my Mom's (but really, it's mine now... you know how that works, haha!) -- I found it one day as I was randomly cleaning = finders keepers! ;)

I haven't really bought any MAC eye shadows of my own, but I do know that each individual eye shadow costs $15.
For this particular eye shadow quad though, you get to pick the shades you want and you also have to pay for the container... does anyone know how much this costs exactly?

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Anyways, the shades my sister picked for our Mom are:

Top (L-R): Bamboo and Mylar
Bottom (L-R): Saddle and Cork

Bamboo -- Light beige with peach
Mylar -- Creamy-white with shimmer
Saddle -- Golden orange brown
Cork -- Muted golden brown

I really love this eye shadow quad because the colors are on the more neutral side and they are easy to play with, it's kinda hard to go wrong with these basic colors. And on the other side of that, I like how they're basic but they are most definitely not blah.

I also use the two darkest shades to fill in my eyebrows -- they are perfect for that!

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Bamboo/ Mylar / Saddle/ Cork

According to their website, MAC eyeshadows are:
"Highly-pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well."

They do apply evenly and they blend well.
As for being highly-pigmented, I think it mostly depends on the color itself. Bamboo, Saddle, and Cork are obviously way more pigmented than Mylar -- but it's really no problem as Mylar is meant to be used more as a highlighter.

I am not an expert on MAC eye shadows, but I think it's safe to say that once you've found a shade that you truly love, it's kinda hard not to get more of it once you run out. However, I've also read from other reviews that MAC eye shadows can be a total hit or a total miss.

All in all though, I am happy I found this MAC eye shadow quad -- the colors are great and the quality is excellent.
If I didn't find this lying around my Mom's room, I probably wouldn't even think of buying a MAC eye shadow -- you know me, I'm just as happy with my $1 e.l.f. eye shadow quads, haha! ;)

What do you think? Do you have a favorite MAC eye shadow?
Have you tried any of these shades? Any recommendations?

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91 comments:

  1. I haven't worn eye shadow since my eye allergies started...but these colors look fab!

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    1. aw, sorry to hear about your eye allergies!

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  2. I love the colors in the quad! My favorite MAC eye shadow is vanilla. It's a creamy white and I use it almost every day!

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    1. i was looking online and vanilla definitely caught my eye! ;)

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  3. That's the lady from Rum Diaries right? She is so beautiful!

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  4. Smae here it takes time but every once in a while i go for a smoky brown. Would love to try the undereye the way the tutorial shows.

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    1. that's really interesting, huh? i'd love to try that too! :)

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  5. What a great review! I'd love to see it on you! And um amber heard is so my girl crush! She's so pretty!

    Xo Kelly

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    1. thanks! i'm gonna try to snap a photo this weekend when i try this look. and yeah, amber heard is pretty. :)

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  6. I very rarely wear eyeshadow, but I love the compliments when I do!

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  7. I like this eye shadow palette! the colors are simple yet pretty!

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    1. yup, simple but pretty, definitely! :)

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  8. i love MAC they have all the wonderfully qualified products!



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  9. love that look. thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    xx Nora

    bitterblondblog.blogspot.com

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  10. Great review! Beautiful eye shadow! Realy...really love these colors :)
    Thank you so much for commenting :))

    Have a great day!

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico"



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    1. you're welcome! thanks for commenting too! :)

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  11. Really lovely subtle eye shadow colours ! & a really simple tip to apply them !

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    @danielleturn

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  12. love brown shades, the mac ones are really good.

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  13. Great post!
    I really want to see a picture of you trying this look... Can you post one up? (:

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    1. i'm gonna try to snap a photo when i try out this look! :)

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  14. I have never tried MAC eye products; but I do love this Superglam Eye Look - gorgey! :)

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  15. Yeah i know what you mean about MAC sometimes they are just a little too bold! have you tried their nail polish? amazing! xxxx

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    1. nope, i've never tried them, but now i'm intrigued! ;)

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  16. This is a great look because it is glam but not overdone.

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  17. Love MAC!! There shadows are fantastic and I don't have any of the ones above. Maybe I need to go to a MAC counter soon...:-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  18. The bamboo shade seems really pretty. I definitely like that one.

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  19. Love that make up, so simple but gorgeous!

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  20. I should probably go through my makeup

    and i need to use my quads too lol


    xo
    Haylee

    http://www.dolledupdaily.com

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    1. haha, i'm glad to know i'm not the only one who should use her quads. ;)

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  21. I haven't actually ever used a MAC eyeshadow, only ever mascara! These look so nice, I prefer using shades of brown cause it can look natural or smokey! The best of both worlds! :-)


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    1. yup, i love shades of brown too! :)

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  22. It's such a pretty look, I must try it too! And I am dying to get some MAC eyeshadows!

    Love, Belle

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  23. A good look but MAC is off limits to me now that they animal test XOXO

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    1. ohh, i didn't know that! thanks for the info!

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  24. I know I'm supposed to use brown and gold shades for my eye color but I am so pale that they don't look good on me :( I envy those who can pull the colors off!

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    1. aw, maybe you should go for darker browns? :)

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  25. How have I not been following your blog! Love this :)! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. you're welcome! and thanks for following! :)

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  26. Toller Blog.

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  27. Looks like such a glamorous color palette!

    xox,
    karen

    www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

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  28. lucky duck to have MAC stuff! my dream.

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    1. luckily, i found this in my mom's stuff. ;)

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    1. oooh yeah, i really want to buy a gel liner as well. ;)

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  30. I think this is a very versatile colour combo and I wish know how to use them perfectly!


    oxo

    ML
    Twenty York Street
    www.twentyyork.com

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    1. yes, i love how versatile these colors are. and don't worry, practice makes perfect! :)

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  31. Nice Quad ,love the Finish of the Shades ,great Colours!

    Lovely Greets from Austria ♡

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  32. Love the colors!

    GTBB,
    Bad Joan
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  33. love this. you did a pretty good job reviewing this. :-)

    xoxo, andie
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  34. Wow. Nice post, dear! I love ur header, too.

    Lets follow each other, dear! Can't wait...

    have a nice day!

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    1. thank you! and yeah, let's follow each other. :)

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  35. Love the natural colors and the look you can create. I used to wear only brown and taupe shades of eyeshadow all the time! Love Mac - they are great quality and don`t test on animals.

    >'.'<

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    1. i like natural colors too. :)
      i think i should look into whether or not they test on animals because one of our fellow bloggers said they do. :/

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  36. Oooh I have these in my kit! They're so handy x

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    1. they really are. :) and i'll definitely check out your giveaway. :D

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  37. seriously LOVING mac everything!! my fave is the lipstick!!

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    1. i really want to get a lipstick from MAC! ;)

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  38. The colors in this palette are really nice! Perfect for everyday use :)

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    1. they really are! so simple but beautiful. :)

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  39. That is a great neutral palette! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog <3

    cocovanabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. you're welcome! thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! :)

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  40. i don't wear eye shadow everyday either. only on special occasions and school events.
    i enjoy putting on eye shadow though. it's fun to blend and all those good stuff. even though
    i'm not really a pro at it, i like to practice every now and then. thanks for this guide.
    i'm definitely going to follow it. :)

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    Carrie
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    1. i find that blending is the fun part too! ;)

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  41. Nice color dear! Thanks for the review :)

    Cheers,
    Karina Dinda R. ♥
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  42. I love that look ! very simple but classy too!
    xo

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  43. I really like how pretty this looks, i think i'm gonna have to give this one a try, i'm thinking maybe for prom or something. :]

    --Olivia :)

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    1. oooh yeah, this would be pretty for prom. :)

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  44. I've never used MAC, but that eye shadow quad looks PERFECT for what I am always looking for! Nuetral tones without pink!

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    1. i think this look would look amazing on you! :)

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  45. Great eye shadow quad, Mimi! I'm glad you found it. You can't go wrong with neutrals when it comes to eye shadows. ;D

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