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The "I Couldn't Resist" Post

This weekend I threw caution to the wind and set foot into my local MAC store - card in tow. I'd use the word "oops" but I knew full well what I was doing when I left the house that morning. I'd been dying to get my hands on a new quad for months now, despite getting my little mits on the Charlotte Tilbery palette for my birthday, it just wasn't right for everyday use. Below I've listed the run down of the shiny new MAC quad, with two new additions alongside some old favourites:

Top Left - Grain (new): A "your skin but better" shade with a satin finish that just gives a little something to an everyday nude shadow.

Top Right - Amber Lights: An eye grabbing amber colour with a frost finish. Whether it's all over the crease for an evening smokey eye or in the outer corners under a matte shadow for extra definition, it's pretty darn versatile.

Lower Left - Charcoal Brown: A matte, everyday brown that can be used in the crease or through darker brows. My everyday favourite for, well, everything.

Lower Right - Smut: A dark brown with a velvet finish. Highly pigmented and perfect for crease work. I tend to keep things fairly clean and simple around the eyes, but if you're lusting after something a little softer, but with the same wow factor as black, Smut is a babe. You can also use it as a softer shadow liner instead of black. Endless possibilities.

I know what you're thinking: "what's happened to the old crowd?" They're safely tucked away in an old quad, awaiting a third new home and three more new friends. Did I not mention I have plans to be the quad queen? Wait and see ladies...
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45 comments

  1. Charcoal Brown is my everyday brow colour, Amber Lights and Smut look really pretty but I have far too many MAC eyeshadows to justify buying another three... x

    Rachael | overdosedemaquillage.blogspot.com ♥

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  2. I have 2 full quads and a never ending list of eyeshadows I want to put in my 3rd quad. So I absolutely understand your feelings :D.
    BTW, now I added two more to that list - Smut and Amber Lights. My bank account sends his regards.

    Blu Button Box

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  3. Love Amber Lights and Charcoal Brown, they're such gorgeous colours!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  4. Oh great combination I really want amber lights!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  5. These are really pretty shades. Amber Lights looks like the perfect autumn colour.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie

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  6. Love the pictures !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  7. I converted to Mac products a year ago and love the brand!

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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  8. Beautiful shades. Amber lights is a shade I've recently discovered and I'm definitely getting it next month :o). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Such a lovely combination. All lovely colours :)

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  10. All this MAC palette talk is making the idea of getting a second one all the more tempting! :) x

    Sweet Style Beauty

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  11. I still havent tried any mac eyeshadows. Extremely tempted to ask for a custom quad for christmas though... if Tom can justify dropping that amount on some makeup for me!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  12. Definitely gunna try these out, the colours are so wonderful for autumn xx

    www.stylesamples.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. really liking the look of Smut and Grain, I think a pop into my local Mac is in order!

    - Laura xx

    http://www.faintlyfreckled.com

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  14. Grain looks gorgeous! I've been chasing after a MAC quad for ages, and have managed to be restrained thus far.

    xo Lillian from parisiantobe.com

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  15. I am yet to try mac eyeshadows. Amber lights looks like a gorgeous shade x

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  16. I feel like MAC brings out the "I couldn't resist" in even the best of us! I know next time I visit my MAC pro store it will because I'm planning on purchasing my first palette and a few shades! Thanks for sharing your picks, they're all gorgeous!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  17. Absolutely love these shades - they look perfect for everyday use! I need to now avoid MAC at all costs haha!

    Shelley xx
    www.shelley-hearts.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Such a lovely quad you have, I really want to give 'Charcoal Brown' a try.
    x Astrid | http://petitmocha.blogspot.be/

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  19. I did a similar thing at Space NK this past weekend.whoops :D

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  20. Grain looks so pretty! I've yet to even try a MAC shadow but I might have to pop into a MAC store to swatch some in person.

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  21. Oh smut is such a beautiful shade, I don't know why I've never looked at it before.

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  22. The amber colour is absolutely dreaaamy. I adore this palette you've put together, I'm after building a really big one x

    www.crazylins.com

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  23. Gorgeous shades, I really want to build myself a little quad
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  24. I just recently discovered you blog and love it! I purchased the Origins Out of Trouble Mask based on your recommendation and it is my new skin savior. Thank you for turning me onto the product. Also, the shadows you picked out are gorgeous.

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  25. smut looks so gorgeous! And charcoal brown sounds like a good neutral to always have on hand! Such a great little quad :)

    sundaysgrace.blogspot

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  26. charcoal brown is such a gorgeous universal brow color! I use it and I have very light eyebrows and I have also used them on people with dark eyebrows x
    ♥ elín from elinlikes

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  27. I so want Amber Lights! It looks gorgeous in the pan xxx

    ameliaseptember.blogspot.com

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  28. I really want to try amber lights now it is the most gorgeous autumn shade :p xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. Great picks, I love Amber lights, it's one of my most used shadows and I've been thinking about getting charcoal brown as a brow shade for when my hairs darker in winter.
    Rosalie x
    RosalieJayne

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  30. This year I am going to splurge on some MAC eyeshadows, I think at this point it's pretty inevitable! Great shades btw!

    xx

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  31. Gorgeous picks, amber lights is very high on my current wish list!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  32. I have a MAC 15 pan palette and have 7 pans in total! I must do a post on my blog! I also love all that glitters!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  34. Smut looks absolutely amazing! I want xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  35. How much is it to create a MAc quad? xx

    www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot,com

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    1. Eyeshadows in the pan are £10 each and I think a quad palette is £6.50? xx

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  36. great post! do you have woodwinked?
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  37. Tengo que comprar Amber Light y Smut, son dos sombras preciosas <3

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