I have been planning to write this post since a long time. I wanted to jot down my favourite and best MAC eye shadows, which are an absolute must have in your kit. If you a bride-to-be or just a new makeup artist, I would definitely recommend starting with these 10 at first as they are a must have!
1. MAC Bronze eye shadow
This is my favourite eye shadow in MAC. I believe they had discontinued it in between for some time, now they have launched it again as a part of the MACxMickeyContractor collection and now it should remain permanent I guess. It is one shadow that can help you create a bronze smokey eye in a minute. You won’t need any other shadow except this and your kohl. That’s it. It works for weddings, parties, everywhere. Highly recommend this!
2. MAC Expensive pink eye shadow
Now this shade works really well on Indian skin tones. It’s a perfect peachy pink mixed with gold. It goes with every Indian ethnic outfit, especially day time functions. It gives a nice wash of colour on the lids, you can just blend it with a basic brown in the crease and you are good to go. Love this shade!
3. MAC Goldmine
Goldmine is a true warm yellow gold. If you have a lot of gold in your outfits, then this one is great to pair them with.
4. MAC Antiqued
Antiqued is a medium reddish brown with warm undertones. Again a shade you can do an entire look with on it’s own. And perfect for Indian ethnic wear.
5. MAC Embark
It is a deep matte brown. It’s a perfect outer V colour to create that smokey effect and define the eyes. It can also be used to fill in eyebrows for Indian skin tones.
6. MAC Sketch eye shadow
This is a deep burgundy plum shade, perfect for night time and receptions/wedding parties. You can create a gorgeous plum smokey eye with this one.
7. MAC Woodwinked eye shadow
Woodwinked is another light gold bronze that is a must have, and perfect for brides/bridal kit/weddings. A soft wash of colour on entire lid or as a center colour for halo effect with Fix+. This one is light compared to Bronze and you can pull it off easily, even if you are new to eye shadows.
8. MAC Satin Taupe eye shadow
It’s an everyday taupe shade with a satin finish. A perfect day time colour, you can wear it for work too if you like a wash of taupe on the eyes. A basic, everyday wear shade, that’s too not OTT.
9. MAC Amber Lights eye shadow
Again a gold copper with orange undertones. A beautiful shade to pair with Indian ethnic wear and perfect for brides/weddings.
10. MAC Ricepaper eye shadow
This is one highlight colour that you need in your kit. Whether highlighting the brow bone or inner corners of the eyes, this one will work with all eye shadow looks
I will cheat and add one more, MAC Soft Brown. You need this for blending in shadows in the crease as a transitional shade.
I hope you liked this list, if you are looking for investing in MAC eye shadows, I would definitely recommend starting with these. Also let me know if you would like a similar list for Inglot, as Inglot has many dupes of MAC 😉
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