MAC Intriguing Scarlet

The warm eyeshadow palette from MAC Passions of Red collection may not be the most special palette you’ve seen out there, but in my opinion all the shades are wearable, flattering and versatile.

From left to right, top to bottom

Warm Suede is an frosty antiqued golden olive. It creates a wash of shimmery golden green on the lids and can be used with pretty much all the other shades in the palette

Gentle Heat – Light muted grey taupe. It looks lighter on the palette but when worn, it is actually quite deep and looks pretty enough on its own. 

Grand Entrance is a dirty deep green with green pearl. A great shade to create a smokey eyes when you’re tired of the same grey-black combo.

Sweet Joy – a frosted creamy pale gold. Great higlighting shade! I actually prefer this to Vanilla which can come off a tad too shimmery sometimes.

Well Spiced is a frosted warm peachy brown. This is my favorite one from the bunch. This caramel shade alone is enough reason for me to buy this palette as I don’t own anything like it. I love great brown eyeshadows and Well Spiced is quite unique and versatile. Apart from mixing it with the greens and taupe, I sometimes wear it all over my lids with Sweet Joy under my brow bone and it looks natural but still deep enough to give my eyes a definition. Love it!

Real Drama – dirty burgundy with red pearl. Similar to Sketch but maybe darker? Sketch tends to make my eyes look puffy while this burgundy does not have too much red in it so it is more flattering. Again, perfect for a “dramatic” smokey eyes (hence the name!)

Overall, I would recommend this palette for someone who needs just one palette for everyday use to create subtle, “office friendly” looks and also night time “Christmas party” smoldering-eye looks. Just put on some glossy, nude lippies on your pouts and you’re ready to go!

MAC Passions of Red collection will be available in all MAC locations in Jakarta….sometimes soon :)

Psst.. those of you who just can’t wait, there’s 25% discount on MAC websites for most of their Holiday 08 collections including Passions of Red!

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