These are swatches of my MAC eyeshadows. I currently have 2 full 15-pan palettes and a 3rd one that contains only Club and Carbon. All are from the permanent line except for Time and Space (Limited Edition from Neo Sci-Fi Collection I think) and Bold and Brazen (from Starflash Collection).
Vanilla and Arena are barely visible on my skin but, they work very well for me as highlighter under my brow area. I prefer subtle shimmer on my highlighters.
|L-R: Naked Lunch, Paradisco, Mythology, Bold and Brazen, Expensive Pink, Starviolet, Cranberry, Sketch, Coppering|
Naked Lunch does not show on my arms but it does on my lids. I like to apply it on my lids paired with copperplate on the crease. Paradisco is my first 'fail', it looks nice in the pan but has very poor color pay-off even if I dig in the shadow with my brush.
|L-R: Ricepaper, Goldmine, Amber Lights, Steamy, Humid, Sumptuous Olive, Club, Carbon|
Amber Lights is my very first MAC eyeshadow. I love this color, it can be paired with just about everything. Steamy and Humid are both beautiful but, I can't make them work for me :(. I got Club just beacuse people are always raving about it on makeupalley. Well, I was disappoointed, I don't see anything special about it and it turns muddy brown on my lids. As for carbon, I'm wondering if I got a dud. The reviews are saying that it's the blackest of black but, the one I got has very poor color pay-off as you can see from the swatch pics.
MAC was the first brand I got into and for this reason it has a sentimental value to me. I've since moved and now love other brands but I still use and love a lot of stuff from MAC.
all products and photos are from my own collection