As requested by Sherry of Sherry Blossom Beauty, here are my top 10 MAC eyeshadows. I have about 37 different shades but these are my favorites that I use the most. I would highly suggest these shades to someone who is just starting up their MAC eyeshadow collection. All are permanent shades.
Shroom, Ricepaper, Satin Taupe, Amber Lights, Embark
Shroom (Satin) is a soft beige with shimmer. It is the perfect highlight shade and works well in the inner corners to make you look more awake. It also works well as an all over lid base before applying other colors.
Ricepaper (Frost) is a peachy gold with shimmer. I love to use this as a highlight when I am using golds and browns, or doing a shimmery neutral eye.
Satin Taupe (Frost) is a taupe with slight silver shimmer. This is my favorite MAC eyeshadow ever. Holy grail. It is the only one that I’ve finished multiple times. I believe this is my third pan. Satin Taupe is perfect for an all over wash for everyday wear, neutral and smokey eye looks.
Amber Lights (Frost) is described as a peachy brown with shimmer, but I think it’s more of a orangey gold that leans slightly copper. Really opens up the eyes. Gorgeous on dark skin and especially looks great in the summer with bronzed cheeks. Looks awesome when paired with MAC Cranberry eyeshadow.
Embark (Matte) is a dark brown with red undertones. Perfect for filling in darker brows using an angled brush. Also the perfect crease color. Very pigmented, slightly patchy when swatching but applies better on the lid and pretty easy to blend.
Humid, Cranberry, Nocturnelle, Electra, Carbon
Humid (Frost) is an intense green with shimmer. If you are looking for the perfect green then look no further, this is it. Really makes brown eyes pop. Looks good with other greens as well as golds, browns and even blues.
Cranberry (Frost) is a plum red with pink shimmer. Beautiful as an all over wash to brighten eyes and doesn’t give that sickly looks that a lot of reds give. Gorgeous when paired with coppers and browns, especially MAC Amber Lights eyeshadow. Also looks great with deep plums and burgundy’s on the crease like MAC Sketch eyeshadow and Smoke Signal pigment.
Nocturnelle (Frost) pink based purple with sheen. Very close to Plum Dressing but a little less pink. Looks like more of a plum on the lid and has to really be built up for the best pigmentation. Another beauty for brown eyes and gorgeous when paired with taupes, browns and greens.
Electra (Frost) is a silver with icy shimmer. Perfect for a smokey eye look when paired with a chrome like MAC Knight Divine and black like MAC Carbon. Also looks great on the inner corners to open up the eyes.
Carbon (Matte) is an intense black. Perfect for a smokey eye or darkening the crease of any eye look when applied lightly and blended well. Also perfect as an eyeliner when used with an angled brush, especially when wet.
I cheated and added one more shadow as I could not leave it out of this post…
Soft Brown (Matte) is a soft golden peachy brown. Perfect to use as a browbone highlight on matte eye looks and neutral eye looks. Also great for blending when using multiple colors. I use this a lot to blend, probably my second favorite after Satin Taupe.
If I could add one more it would have to be Naked Lunch which is perfect as a wash all over the lid and as a highlight, but let me stop cheating… again lol. I am going to have to swatch all of my MAC eyeshadows for you guys soon.