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mac eyeshadow collectionI have been slowly re-adding to my Mac eyeshadow collection ever since they brought the price of the single pans down to €7. For a long while I had just stopped buying them and even gave a host of them away. As other brands came onto the market like Makeup Geek or even now Penneys that do great single pans, buying exclusively Mac just wasn’t necessary.

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As the price is a bit more affordable and Mac is a more readily available for us too with Brown Thomas, Arnotts and even ASOS selling it now. Although, ASOS don’t sell just the pans. I’ve been using it as an excuse to buy up some of the colours I’ve always wanted to try buy just never got around to over my makeup loving years. And some old favourites. I’m not really buying basics as in transition shades or anything, just shades that take my fancy, although that may change. Never say never 🙂mas cosmetics eyeshadow

My Mac eyeshadow collection is way smaller than it used to be, but I thought this might be helpful, just in case, like me, there’s certain shades you want to try. I can update it as I pick up more, and be sure to leave me suggestions in the comments below of other cool single pans to pick up.

I feel like I’m starting again with my collection and it feels good, I won’t lie.

Nine pans are all that adorn my new pro palette at the minute, but they’re very nice pans, and I’m happy with them all 🙂

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From left to right we have:

Naked Lunch, a frosted pale, nearly the same colour as my skin tone kinda shade.

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All That Glitters is another pale frost with a bit more of a peach tone.

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 Satin Taupe is exactly what it say on the tin.

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 Woodwinked is a warm brown metallic shade.

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 Amber Lights is a warm copper with a frosty finish.

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Coppering is a warm copper with a frost finish.

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 Vex is completely new to me, I’ve never owned it before. It’s a pale frost with like a pewter shift to it and I just thought it looked interesting.

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 Club is one of my favourite Mac eyeshadows. It has a duo chrome finish and looks different with how you apply it. It shifts brown and green.

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 Lastly we have Cranberry. It’s a warm frosted cranberry shade.

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Here’s some of them in action on my eyeballs really simply.

 

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And that’s it for now! I’ll be sure to update the list as I shop 🙂

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I’ve known the Penneys PS Custom Eyes Eyeshadow and Palettes have been coming for a while. The press launch was a few weeks ago, but now they are officially in Penneys/Primark stores!

I picked up mine in Mary Street here in Dublin. There is two palette sizes to choose from. It’s €2 for the four pan palette or €3 for the nine pan.
There are 30 Penneys PS Custom Eyes eyeshadow shades in total.
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Picture: Andres Poveda

They range from neutrals, full on colour to black. They are all magnetic and will set you back €1 each. Here are all the shade names: Ice, Bone, Stripped, Sun Kissed, Gold Digger, Baked, Firecracker, Brick, Hot Coco, Carbon, Naked, Stone, Peachy Keen, Peony, Tickle, Antique Bronze, Vermilion, Burnt, Crimson, Espresso, Truffle, Pistachio, Basil, Tidal, Earth, Opal, Cranberry, Slate and Royal.

I picked up one of the nine pan palettes and then nine eyeshadows to go in it. So altogether what I have here set me back 12 quid.

There was actually a really decent amount of shades available in Mary Street when I went in to have a look. A lot of the more warm, wearable shades were sold out though. But I am not surprised there really, and I’m sure Penneys will keep restocking them. So, don’t be discouraged if you want to get your hands on some, just keep an eye out.

My first impressions of the Penneys Custom Eyes eyeshadows are really good. These are the first Penneys eyeshadows that I would actually recommend to people. Other than their highlighting palette which I did a review of here a while back. I haven’t been majorly keen on Penneys powder products.

I did a whole look with the eyeshadows when I first picked them up.

 

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All of the shadows are from the Penneys PS Custom Eyes range, except I used a bit of matte bronzer in the crease. I just didn’t have a shade to take on that job 🙂 The shimmery lid colour applied best with my finger. That’s something to be weary off. But the colours, overall are pigmented, soft, blend well and with primer lasted the day on me too.

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Here are all nine shades I have finger swatched and named:

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Bone, Stone, Gold Digger

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Antique Bronze, Hot Coco, Sea Foam

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Tidal, Basil, Pistachio

 

Some of the colours need a few layers to pack a punch and you will get fall down. But overall for the price point and the variation in colour and finishes, the shadows get a thumbs up from me.

Have you picked up any of the Penneys PS Custom Eyes shadows? Are you a fan?

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Fancy winning some of the limited edition Essence Live Laugh Celebrate collection?

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The very kind people at Essence have given me one of their eight pan interchangeable palettes to give to one of you lucky lot! You can see the limited edition shades that are part of the Essence Live Laugh Celebrate collection over on the Essence website here.

Up for grabs here, we have the limited edition eight pan palette, and then 8 pans to place in it. The products range from eyeshadows, fixing powder, lip powders, lip base, highlight and blush.

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I actually did a blogpost here not too long ago swatching some of the shades here if you want to see them in action.

So, the big question is, how do you win?

All you have to do is comment below telling me your favourite kind of blogpost or YouTube videos to click into are. If you fancy an extra entry, share this post and tag me on any social media platform you want. I’ll add that into the pot too!

This competition is only opened to people in Ireland. It will run from Monday the 29th of May to next Monday the 5th of June 2017. Closing time is 10pm.

A winner will be picked at random and will be contacted by me through email So make sure to add your email address when filling out the comment form. I will pass your details on to the PR company will send your goodies out to you.

Thanks so much to Essence for giving me the chance to give one of you lovely lot a present. And of course, thank you for taking part.

The very best of luck!

Gemma

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