Refreshing my Mac Eyeshadow Quad

Way back in May last year I introduced you to my Mac Eyeshadow Quad which I was using for all my eyeshadow needs.  I vowed that I’d buy one eyeshadow a month, so by now I should have another eight colours in my collection; however things don’t always work out how we’d like them too and my collection has actually only increased by one or two. But my, oh my, what a beautiful one or two they are!  I figured it was about time I show you the four colours that I currently can’t live without!  Two fairly new additions and the others I’ve just swapped out of my main palette.
Nylon – Where do I start with Nylon?  If you’re looking for an eye shdow to brighten the eye area this will definitely fit the bill!  As a frost shade, it is high on shimmer and Nylon does in fact look like a warm winter frost.  The texture and pigmentation of Nylon is what Mac eyeshadows are all about, simply put – it’s perfection!  I love using it as an all over shade with some brown in the crease and it’s perfect for a brightening hit to the inner corner of the eye.  It also makes a great brow bone highlight if I want dramatic definition below the brow bone.
Era – I guess the evidence is clear that am IN LOVE with Era.  Era is a satin finish meaning it is very easy to build but also subtle enough to look like there is nothing there at all.  It’s a soft taupe shade with a subtle (and I mean very subtle) shimmer to it.  This is a perfect all over the lid shade which can be layered over very easily.  I love teaming it with Espresso or even Mac Cranberry.
Espresso – I think this is one of the MOST talked about shades of Mac Eyeshadows in the bloggersphere and the land.  If you’re not using it for an eyebrow filler you’re probably like me and using it as a staple crease colour.  As a matte shade it works very well for both uses.  I love layering it over Era for my ‘everyday work’ look and I think it’s one of those shades that just ‘finishes a look’.
Satellite Dreams – A surprising addition to the quad.  I woke up one morning with a hankering for purple eyeshadow and realised there was not one in my collection.  Enter Satallite Dreams; a Veluxe Pearl finish, purple eyeshadow that is simply divine.  It’s a soft purple which can be layered to create a deep colour which looks really pretty with brown or green/grey eyes.  I wear it softly as an all over lid colour (usually with a bit of Mac Carbon in the crease) or as a crease colour boldly layered over Era.
So that’s my updated Mac Quad.  Like everything else in my makeup draw, I love rotating my colours and the four spaced case is perfect for when I’m away overnight and need a few choices for my eyes in the morning.  I’m still extending my Mac eyeshadow collection so what other shades do I need to invest in?

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