For a long time, I was really hesitant to switch to palettes for my shadows. However, after accumulating a certain number of little cases, it became tedious digging through them all to find the color I wanted. Palettes allow me to organize and store my shadows with less space, and are generally less hassle for me.
On a side note, however, I do not depot my MAC blushes, as I like keeping those in individual casings. I always wear multiple eyeshadows at a time, so packing a palette for a trip makes sense. However, I don't usually need 6 blushes (the amount MAC blush palettes hold) for a trip, so it is less bulky to pack one or two versus a palette. Hope that makes sense!
I like to organize the actual shades inside of my palette from the top left corner to bottom right corner. I put the lightest shade in the top left corner, then put the closest two shades to it on its right and bottom. I repeat this for each eyeshadow until I have the darkest (or one of the darkest) shadow in the bottom right corner. I like that this makes the all eyeshadows next to their most similar colors, creating a gradient. I don't take finish into consideration with these.
Top row: Phloof!, Naked Lunch, Jest, All That Glitters, Honey Lust
Middle Row: Vanilla, Blanc Type, Grain, Arena, Woodwinked
Bottom Row: Chamomile (LE), Dazzlelight, Retrospeck, Ricepaper, Patina
Phloof!, Naked Lunch, Jest, All That Glitters, Honey Lust
From the second row, my favorites are Blanc Type and Grain. Blanc Type is an extremely pigmented matte color that I love for highlighting. Grain is that "my skin but better" type color that camouflages on my eyelids... perfect for that no-makeup look! Woodwinked is a popular color, but I have to be very careful or it can pull very orange/brassy on my complexion, in a bad way.
Vanilla, Blanc Type, Grain, Arena, Woodwinked
And from the third row, my favorites are Dazzlelight (hence the pan being almost empty), Ricepaper, and Patina. Dazzlelight is my favorite frosty highlight shade from MAC. Ricepaper is a great all-over-lid color if you like something more yellow (as opposed to Naked Lunch, which is more pink). Patina is a beautiful gold/bronze color that is like a more subtle version of Woodwinked.
Chamomile (LE), Dazzlelight, Retrospeck, Ricepaper, Patina
Last, I have one light neutral that I am yet to depot. This is Creamy Bisque from the MAC Me Over collection. This is a neutral frosty shade that is a great highlighter. I don't think I'll actually end up depotting this one, as I like to have it to toss in a makeup bag alone. It is less yellow than Dazzlelight, less pink than Phloof! A true neutral I would say.
Very pigmented as well!
So there you have it! These are all of my light neutral MAC eyeshadows. I have several other palettes to overview, so stay tuned for those posts!
MAC is easily one of my all-time favorite eyeshadow brands. Aside from a few black sheep (I'm looking at you, Honey Lust), their permanent eyeshadow collection has outstanding quality and a great color range. Their eyeshadows retail for $11.50 (individual pans)/$15.00 (full casing) and can be purchased through MAC stores or many department stores.
Do you have any favorite neutral shadows from MAC?