Hiyah again everyone! How’s everyone’s week been?? I’m really excited to do this review for you all. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time so don’t know why it escaped me but hope you enjoy 🙂
This is Mac’s Cool Neutrals pallet. I bought this in April and have loved it ever since. I’ll go through each shadow and explain how I use them. First of all however, I found this picture online showing all the names of each colour so it’s easier for me to explain which shadow I’m referring to so here’s the picture…
Okay then guys, let’s start with Flounce. This is a very light baby pink shade. I have this on today as my lid colour with After Dusk in the crease and outer V. It’s extreamly light and not very pigmented which is why it’s best used as a base with something usually more pigmented on top. It’s not a colour that fools you however, looking pigmented in the pan but not on the lid. You can tell in the pan it’s going to be more pastel than pigment which I personally don’t mind.
Sweet Allure is again quite sheer. It’s a very unique colour I would say as it’s like a brown/pink colour but not one I’ve ever come across before. I don’t use it too often to be honest as I find it difficult colour to pair with other shades but as I said, I haven’t used it too much so my opinion could be invalid.
Sun Tweaked is a beautiful golden/orange shade but again is not too pigmented but definitely buildable. When it is built up it can look really quite beautiful but again, not one I reach for too often.
After Dusk is the one I mentioned earlier which is in my crease and outer V right now. This is one of my favourites as it’s a shimmery light purple with a pink undertone. This looks perfect with either purple or pink eye looks which is why I used it with my light pink look today just to deepen the outer part of my eye slightly giving it good dimension.
Lastly, on the first row is Blackberry. This has to be my favourite shade in the pallet and the one I use the most when I want to achieve a gorgeous purple eye. It’s a beautiful matt burgundy mixed with a plum purple. I use this either on the lid with Black Tied in the crease or in the crease with After Dusk on the lid. It’s very pigmented and a staple colour for me that blends effortlessly.
Pick Me Up is a yellow based white colour. It sits next to the less pigmented and more pastel colours but I do use often for inner tear duct and brow bone highlight. It does need building but to me, I prefer a matt highlight for the areas mentioned compared to a shimmery one so I do reach for this quite often.
Cosy Grey is a gorgeous cool brown. This is the perfect transition colour for a variety of eye looks. It has a soft velvety texture to it and in the crease looks good under any other shadows. I highly recommend this colour.
Crushed Clove is a shimmery shadow. It’s quite pigmented and is a sunny bronze/gold colour which is actually fairly warm for a Cool Neutals pallet. I think this would be best suited as a all over lid shade with a darker matt shade in the crease to achieve a beautiful bronze glow.
Deception is a shimmer and is definitely deceptive as it’s not the most pigmented of the deeper colours even though it looks it in the pan. It’s basically a slightly deeper shade of Cosy Grey but with shimmer. It does have a grey undertone to it but would definitely need to be worked and packed on to gain full pigmentation from this shade.
Brun is a cult favourite of Mac eyeshadow lovers. It’s a cool chocolate brown which is pigmented and is a perfect crease colour for a brown smokey eye. I really like this and it is a shade I reach for often as it’s a matt colour.
We’re now onto the last 5 shadows. The first is Silver Fog. Honestly, I’ve never used this colour however I have swatched it. In the pan it looks a very sheer pastel green with with a lot of silver shimmer to it. I find it difficult to use as I never do green eyeshadow looks so it’s difficult to review this shade and state whether I like it or not, but it’s very beautiful swatched.
Fresh Clay, is a very pigmented almost opaque shimmery grey/very light brown. I don’t reach for this colour as much as I should because it’s a colour that I think would go with a variety of looks. It’s a good all over lid colour that brings a lot of shimmer to a look.
Cumulus, is a grey with a brown undertone. This is very opaque and just stunning. This is another colour I need to use more. I love this! I will completely be using it more.
Pearled Earth is again very pigmented and quite similar to Cumulus but is more shimmery and grey. I really love this and I think it blends really well too.
And lastly, is Black Tied. This is a gorgeous shimmery black with a hint of a blue kind of purple colour as well. I think this is perfect with Blackberry, Blackberry being on the lid and Black Tied in the crease and outer V.
I really hope you all loved this. It took me forever to write but it’s definitely worth it if it helps just one for you. Enjoy the rest of your day everyone!!!!