Yay, it’s finally a focus on the MAC eye shadow quad! 😀 I’m not supposed to pick a favourite out of my Project Pan items (because the other items would get jealous) but I’m going to admit that I love these eye shadows just a teeny tiny more. Shhhh. 😉
This is a MAC Pro Palette that I chose each colour myself, they are: All That Glitters, Patina, Satin Taupe, Romp:
Sadly, Romp is discontinued. But the other 3 are still readily available!
Here are the official MAC descriptions for each shade:
All That Glitters: Beige w/gold pearl [Veluxe Pearl]
Patina: Taupe brown w/golden pearl [Frost]
Satin Taupe: Taupe with silver shimmer [Frost]
Romp: Chocolate laced with gold [Frost]
I don’t think the MAC descriptions are all that accurate for All That Glitters and Patina. All That Glitters is more of a peachy pink shade, not beige. And Patina is more of a sandy beige rather than a taupe. Each of these 4 colours appear on my Top 10 MAC eye shadow list – so that tells you how much I love them!
It was tempting to do some comparison swatches (especially of Patina and Satin Taupe, since I likely own 3 dupes for them each) but I’ll save that for another post. 😉
Even within this quad, I do have slight preference for Patina and Satin Taupe over the other 2 colours. Most days I use Patina on the inner half of the lid, and Satin Taupe on the outer half. It would be remiss if I do not mention MAC Wedge in this post, since I incorporate it as part of my daily look as the transitional shade to blend out along the crease.
I should also mention that the MAC Pro Palette I use to house these 4 refill pan shadows is the older style, on the left:
I actually prefer the older style empty palette as they’re slimmer and more compact.
Last week, I achieved what I thought was never going to happen: I hit pan on PATINA! That was one of the first MAC eye shadows I ever bought. I think this is the first time I ever hit pan on a full-sized eye shadow! OMG! 😮 This is what it looked like when I hit pan last week:
And this is what is looks like now:
MAC Pro Palette eye shadow refills cost C$8 ($6 USD) each (which is a fairly recent price drop, before March 2016, they used to cost C$12 / $10 USD each). And the empty 4-pan compact costs C$10 (I think they used to cost double that!)
And the eye shadows went down again this week (I have really been digging into these lately):
But, do not fear, since I have back-ups of all the colours except for All That Glitters. 😆
Annoyingly, the Cargo face powder hasn’t gone down again this week:
If you could create the perfect quad out of any 4 eye shadows (any brand), what would you choose?