Friday, May 24, 2013

A Perfect Everyday MAC Quad

I have neglected almost all eyeshadows in my collection except for this little quad I put together during the last week of April. It contains all I need for a subtle, classic, clean every day makeup look. 
These little DIY quads from MAC are so handy for traveling or any woman on the go who doesn't really have time to fuss around with a vast eyeshadow collection. I never found a "ready-made" quad (by any brand) that totally satisfies me, so the fact that these little things can be changed up to my heart's desire is even more appealing. Other brands have similar concepts (like Bobbi Brown or Laura Mercier) but MAC just does it best, in my opinion.



Enough rambling about the magic of quads - here is my mix that is perfect for everyday:

* Note: my quad was purchased years ago - MAC redesigned them this past year and they now look a lot more sleek.



1. Wedge - no lies, this is my favourite crease colour of all time. I have had brief love affairs with some Urban Decay and Bobbi Brown shadows but this little thing brings me back every time. There's just something about the tone of this brown that works with my skin tone and helps define the crease no matter what eyeshadow look I am going for.

2. Swiss Chocolate - absolutely gorgeous added to the crease if you want more warmth. Works amazingly as liner as well, especially to blend out a darker brown kohl pencil.

3. Brule - a great no-fuss base eyeshadow. Brightens up the lid. It's slightly lighter than my skin tone so I like using it to clean up the area under the brow bone.

4. Shroom - my favourite highlight eyeshadow that MAC make. Perfect for the inner corner or all over the lid for a super bright eye-opening effect.

You can get any of these items on the MAC website or from Nordstrom, amongst other retailers. They're part of the permanent collection and I don't think you could go wrong with this combo.


What are some of your favourite everyday eyeshadow combinations?

24 comments:

  1. I agree - there are no other comparisons to MAC's make-your-own quads. One of my favourite combos is Next To Nothing (L/E), Satin Taupe, and a super deep brown like Showstopper (L/E).

    xo, alison*elle

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  2. Beautiful look! What are you wearing on your lips?

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  3. Ooh, lovely selections for an every day palette! Very pretty on you. I have a custom MAC quad of Bronze, Mulch, Amber Lights, and Ricepaper, which is my go-to for a subtle brown smokey eye :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  4. I love the four colours together! You've made such a great look with them. I've never made a custom eyeshadow palette, but I think it's because I tend to be really happy with the pre-made ones, so I don't find it necessary.

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  5. can you do a what on my face post? :)

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  6. Gorgeous, Sandra! I'm not much of an eyeshadow girl, but MAC always lures me in every time. Love the post...and you in general!

    xxLillian
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  7. Lovely eyeshadows and you look gorgeous! I really love your Videos and came over to subscribe here as well.

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  8. I really love your makeup! It looks so perfect :) you are beautiful! Great post!

    X Valérie
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  9. Love your quad. And you look amazing!

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  10. I immediately ordered wedge and Swiss chocolate after reading this post - you look amazing! But do tell, what else are you wearing for makeups?

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  11. i use mac vanilla and mulch pretty much every day. For some reason I just love mac shadows, especially when I need a break from my naked palette

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  12. In my quad are Patina, Handwritten, Shroom and Brulé. I need nothing else!

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  13. I wear bolder, darker shades, even for every day wear. But! I do like the shades in this quad. They're just not for me :-)

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  14. I really need to pick up a 4 pan quad like this for everyday...I usually pick up my full 15 pan palette however I usually use Patina, Wedge, Shroom and Espresso so why not make it more travel friendly? Great post, you look gorgeous as per the usual xx

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  15. You look GORGEOUS, as always! What blush are you wearing here? looks great!

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  16. I love the makeup! xxx :)

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  17. I love Schroom think I'll have to pick up Wedge next :)

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  18. Gorgeous! Perfect for bridal makeup too!

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  19. i super loves this look..
    perfect for everyday

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  21. My god women you are stunning!! Can I look like you for the day please :D Lovely eyeshadow palette you put together. Such simple but flattering colours xx

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  22. Your skin is flawless! :)

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  23. Your so pretty. Those eyeshadows are just perfect for you, too.

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