I’ll be honest. I’ve never been one for eyeshadow or glamorous makeup looks but since the MAC Amber Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette made an appearance, I’ve been loving a smokey eye!
As with any makeup look, it has to start with a good base and for that, I’ve been reaching for my MAC Eye Primer. This is by far the best primer I’ve ever tried – no creasing at all (and I wore this look for a good eight hours so that’s not bad going at all).
Next up, eyeshadow. I’ve been making it up as I go along when it comes to applying eyeshadow really so it just depends on my mood. Generally, I’ve been opting for ‘Kitties’ (top middle shade) on the lid and then applying ‘Don’t Tell’ and ‘Pepper Please’ (bottom left and right shades) through the crease, all with my trusty Real Techniques brushes of course! I’ll drag some colour onto my lower lash line and then a touch of the MAC Eye Pencil in ‘Powersurge’ and it’s as simple as that. Honestly, if you’re after a palette which can take you through from day to night and doesn’t cost a bomb then this is the one! I bloody love MAC pencils as well, I got this one in their sale after Christmas for a tenner and it’s perfect!
Soap and Glory’s Supercat Liner is my absolute favourite for winged liner and of course the infamous Lash Sensational Mascara from Maybelline has to be involved! I’ll add lashings of it as I don’t wear falsies (basically I’m shit at putting them on) and then I’m done!
Even though I dearly love this palette, I’m still interested in other eyeshadow palettes out there that you’re loving so please leave your recommendations below!