My Neutral M•A•C Eyeshadow Palette

From left to right: Nylon, Dazzlelight, Brulé, Grain, Ricepaper, All That Glitters

From left to right: Wedge, Patina, Woodwinked, Tempting, Sable, Mulch
From left to right: Satin Taupe, Charcoal Brown, Folie
I figured since I feature my MAC eyeshadows quite a bit in my Face of the Day posts I should show you my full collection of MAC eyeshadows. I have two palettes: a neutral and a color one (a post on the color one is coming soon!). I organize this palette from the lightest to the darkest, with the lightest color in the top left corner and the darkest color in the bottom right corner. 

First column:

Nylon (frost): MAC says "pale gold with with icy shimmer". I say "super high shine yellow toned off-white, a perfect color for the inner corners."
Dazzlelight (veluxe pearl): MAC says "neutral with shimmer". I say "A pink off-white, with a healthy dose of shimmer, great all over the lid or highlight color."
Brulé (satin): MAC says "soft creamy beige". I say "MAC described this perfectly, a nice matte color to even out the lids."

Second column:

Grain (satin): MAC says "golden beige with icy shimmer". I say "a nice neutral with a natural sheen, perfect for lazy days when you want something natural but pretty."
Ricepaper (frost): MAC says "peachy gold with shimmer". I say "yellower more shimmery version of Grain, I use this color a lot when I do bronze/gold smokey eyes."
All That Glitters (veluxe pearl): MAC says "beige with gold pearl". I say "brownish peachy pink, I wish I could wear this color but it just looks to orange on me :/"

Third column:

Wedge (matte): MAC says "soft muted beige taupe". I say "an awesome basic light matte brown."
Patina (frost): MAC says "taupe brown with golden pearl". I say "hard to describe, try it on and you will fall in love."
Woodwinked (veluxe pearl): MAC says "warm antiqued gold". I say "beautiful metallic dark gold, hard for me to wear but with the right base looks gorgeous."

Fourth column:

Tempting (lustre): MAC says "sinfully rich coco". I say "darkish brown with gold shimmer."
Sable (velvet): MAC says "gold plum with bronze pearl". I say "MAC described it perfectly."
Mulch (velvet): MAC says "red brown with bronze pearl". I say "redder and darker version of Tempting."

Fifth column:

Satin Taupe (frost): MAC says "taupe with silver shimmer". I say "purplish taupish brown, can't go wrong with this color, looks great on everyone."
Charcoal Brown (matte): MAC says "muted taupe brown". I say "another great staple, perfect medium-dark matte brown."
Folie (satin): MAC says "reddish-plum brown". I say "matte dark reddish brown."

I think MAC eyeshadows are a great investment to make and you really can't go wrong with most of the colors. MAC eyeshadows with the little black pot retail for $15 and ones just in the pan go for $10, so if you have a MAC store near you or if you can order online I would definitely recommend getting the ones in the pan and making a palette because they are significantly cheaper. The palettes cost $8 and the 15 eyeshadow insert is $2.

What are your favorite neutral MAC eyeshadows?


  1. Love your blog! I've been using Benefit products for a long time and have never used any MAC products but now I am tempted to go try some!

    1. Thank you so much! I love Benefit and the packaging is great. I'll probably in time do a MAC starter kit, would that be helpful?