Saturday, 10 September 2011

Mac Shale

Mac Shale £11.50, Mac Counter

I am always more than happy to add a new Mac shadow to my ever growing collection, my latest purchase is  Shale, described as a Mauve-plum with subtle shimmer. In general I really struggle choosing shadows from Mac mainly due to my indecisive personality, coupled with Mac's overwhelming choice of colours (I just want them all!) but I decided to purchase this shade after seeing it featured in a (fab!) Pixiwoo tutorial...err who doesn't want to look like Kate Middy?!

I had been on the hunt for a purple-plum shadow for quite some time and Shale couldn't be more perfect. The purple is a lovely subtle shade that looks great on green eyes without being too purple. I guess the best way to describe this colour would be bruised - perhaps not the best description but it really is a beautiful shade and makes a great soft, daytime look but can also be paired with smudgy blacks and greys for an evening smokey eye. 

I like shale as it suits my colouring (super pale) and the purple/plum tones make it an ideal eyeshadow for Autumn. Whilst Mac says it has a subtly shimmer I never noticed that this eyeshadow was remotely shimmery, from the photo of the swatch below you can see that it catches the light ever so slightly, which I think is really gorgeous!


  1. Love this color! This Is one of my go to crease colors, I'm a pale gal as well :-)

  2. i really want to try this colour... might be my next purchase :D

  3. This is a really gorgeous colour! I also saw it on the pixi woo tutorial and i am so tempted to buy it :) xx