My Top 5 MAC Eyeshadows

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MAC is one of those old school brands that whilst it doesn’t excite me as much as it used to, it has those staples that I would go back to time and time again, especially when it comes to eyeshadow.  A good few years ago I went a bit overboard and did the 15 pan palette purchase, and it was so very satisfying seeing all the beautiful colours and thinking I won’t need any eyeshadow ever again……

Ok so I shouldn’t really have done that as it was mega pricey and I’m no makeup artist, plus how many other palettes do I own?  Having tried a fair few though I have managed to narrow down My Top 5 favourite MAC eyeshadows that I really do love and think are worth having in my collection.

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1. Sumptuous Olive at the very top is a veluxe pearl finish and is the most unusual colour in my opinion. It’s a khaki, muted bronze green with golden flecks running through it.  I love using this on the outer corners and blended lightly on the lower lash line makes this a really easy to wear green that would suit anybody.

2. Naked Lunch is a shimmering pinky-beige champagne with a frost finish.  It blends like a dream, works well with brown worked into the crease and is perfect for adding a neutral pop to the eyes.  If my eyeshadow ever looks a bit dull I can always rely on this to brighten things up and I often just dab this in the middle of my lids.  It also works well as an inner corner highlight.

3. Woodwinked is an antique gold and is another veluxe pearl finish.  This always features in any gold party look I am doing and I love that as you blend it out, it turns more rusty looking so you can really create a two-dimensional effect with this eyeshadow.

4. Sketch is a velvet finish and is another one of those unusual colours.  This super pigmented reddish-brown is great for adding some warmth to the crease.  In some lights it can look purple but either way this is more interesting and has more depth than your usual brown crease colours.

5. All That Glitters is a veluxe pearl finish and one of those favourites that everyone should own.  I would describe it as a more golden peachier version of Naked Lunch.  In some lights it can look coppery and although it doesn’t look particularly exciting in the pan, it is the perfect all over lid colour.

So, have you tried any of these eyeshadows before?  Which ones are your favourite? x

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From left to right All That Glitters, Sumptuous Olive, Naked Lunch, Woodwinked & Sketch

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  • These are all so pretty. I think I’m gonna go ahead and purchase Woodwinked, it always looks so pretty in swatches.

    Brittny |

  • Woodwinked is one of my personal favourites too! So pretty! The swatch of Sumptuous Olive looks gorgeous. I wouldn’t have thought of checking it out in store! xx

    • Sumptuous Olive doesn’t look like an exiting colour but when watched it’s so unique and on the eyes it looks so pretty x

  • Oh my gosh that olive color is so pretty!:) What a lovely green! I loved your advice of wearing in the corner and lower lash line! I bet that looks really pretty! I really want to build my own palette with MAC so this is a lovely place to start!:)

    Shannon Sage

    • It looks so pretty on the lower lash line, i would highly recommend that x

  • I’m a big fan of Sumptuous Olive too, it’s such a gorgeous shade! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  • You really can’t beat MAC for their eyeshadow range, it’s amazing. Sumptuous Olive and Woodwinked would make my top 5, but my all-time favourite has to be Club!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  • I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but I love your blog illustration 🙂 I’ve not actually tried any of the MAC eyeshadows but love the lipsticks/liners! Hoping to try more from the line this year x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

  • Sketch & Woodwinked are some of my personal favourites too, they are both stunning shades. i am loving the look of Sumptuous Olive here, so pretty and unique x

    Beauty with charm

    • Oh Sumptuous Olive is such a unique find for me and I love it xx

  • They all look super pretty! Naked lunch and All That Glitters are my favourites! x


  • I only own two MAC eyeshadows but I barely use them, I’ve been wanting to purchase some new shades. All that glitters is such a pretty color.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  • Naked Lunch is super pretty!

    jenna | Beauty And The Style

  • Oooft, your photos! I love ATG and woodwinked, been through multiple pots x


  • The Sunday Mode

    Some of these shades are my all time favourites as well, but I haven’t tried Sumptuous Olive or Sketch…yet!

    • Oh you must try both of these especially Sumptuous Olive it really is so lovely x

  • 15 pan palette purchase, now that’s a big purchase 🙂 I like MAC products but I am sure about paying that much on a single eyeshadow, even tho I know the quality is amazing. Sketch is a beautiful shade. x

    Ela BellaWorld

  • These are beautiful shades and I can see why they’re your favourite. I don’t have any Mac eyeshadows and I can’t see myself building any Mac palette having already lots of others that I really love. Also Inglot and Makeup Geek eyeshadows are great quality and half the price of Mac 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I really have to try Makeup Geek and Inglot – they sound amazing x

  • Charlotte

    Sketch and sumptuous olive are gorgeous! I think I need them in my life!
    Charlotte //

    • Both are beautiful and work well both individually or paired together xx

  • Sketch is the only one of these that I don’t own – will have to remedy that though because it looks beautiful! It’s hard to beat a MAC eyeshadow! xx


    • I know they really are good and the different finishes all work so well x

  • Charlotte Lane

    All of these shades are super pretty! I especially love the look of Sumptuous Olive – I love khaki coloured eyeshadows! All of these eyeshadows are a great and versatile selection 🙂 xo

    Char |