Thursday, 21 November 2013

New additions to my MAC Palette: Contrast, Expensive Pink, Coppering, Lucky Green, Espresso and Satin Taupe

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you will know that I have been buying lots of new MAC eye shadows. I really wanted to fill my palette as soon as possible, so I took advantage of the Debenhams 10% off deal and bagged myself over 1500 points on my Beauty Card too :) YAY! The shades I got are: Satin Taupe, Espresso, Expensive Pink, Coppering, Contrast and Lucky Green. I wanted a nice variety of colours and I must admit, I am very happy with all my choices.

My first order consisted of:

Satin Taupe - a cool toned taupe colour with silver micro shimmer
Espresso - matte medium brown, perfect for filling in eyebrows. I also like using it in the crease.
Coppering - a dark coppery orange shade with a gorgeous veluxe pearl finish. It is stunning!
Contrast - navy blue with purple undertones, perfect for a smokey eye or used as a liner.

L-R Satin Taupe, Espresso, Expensive Pink, Contrast (in daylight and with flash)

While ordering a new MAC foundation, I decided to add two more eye shadows into my basket :)

Lucky Green - bright green with gold undertones and a veluxe pearl finish
Expensive Pink - muted rose/pink shade with rose gold shimmer. It is breathtakingly beautiful!

L-R: Lucky Green, Expensive Pink (in daylight and with flash)

I might have bought two more shades already... Yes, I have. I got Humid and Goldmine :) I will be featuring them in future makeup looks and in my MAC palette post. Filling a 15 pan palette was an expensive journey, but I love having a custom selection of colours. I might even start building another one, if I have some Christmas vouchers to use up :) 



  1. This is such a varied palette, I'm impressed Sandra! :) Can't wait to see your new creations with these eyeshadows, I am particularly curious about the Lucky Green! I think I'll put Expensive Pink on my wishlist :) X

  2. I admired your collection and only two too go! ;) Jess. x

  3. So pretty! Makes me want to add more to my collection! I don't know if I'm going crazy or if it's just the coloring of the photo but satin taupe looks so blue/silvery in the first picture of it!?

    sundays grace

    1. Satin Taupe has silver shimmer and it does look very silvery when it reflects light. I expected it to be more on the brown side, but it is gorgeous anyway :) Very unique shade.

  4. Oh well that filled up quickly! Haha, I must admit when I saw the green I was a bit, ugh but the swatch looks incredible especially with the pink together! Would make a great forest-fairy make up maybe? :)

  5. Expensive Pink is so cute. It's a great idea to bag em when there's some type of a sale going on.
    Afeeyah xo

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  6. Your posts make me want to buy so many new MAC eyeshadows! Coppering and Contrast are sooo beautiful. I'm really curious to see how you'll use Contrast and Lucky Green

  7. Ah this post has made me just add more shadows to my wish list haha; you picked some gorgeous shades! I was so excited when I saw this post, I love seeing other's MAC palettes (and I was the one that asked about it on Instagram!)
    Lovely Notions

  8. Expensive pink looked a bit dull when pressed but your swatch shows how gorgeous it truly is!

  9. Expensive pink looks a bit dull when pressed but your swatch shows how gorgeous it really is!

  10. Wow u got some gorgeous shades it's nice to see a palette that isn't just neutrals
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube p

  11. I love how you've got a great selection of different colours. makes a change from all the neutral palettes everyone else usually gets!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  12. So many pretty shades! Lucky Green looks gorgeous! x


  13. Satin Taupe is my favourite by far, a truly beautiful and colourful Mac palette there Sandra.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  14. Such an in depth post, so helpful! You've picked such beautiful colors!


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