The last few times I’ve been to the States I have completely forgotten to look at the customized eyeshadow palette inserts so when I made a recent US order to try mail forwarding I thought I better give them a go. The eyeshadow inserts work out at just $6 in the US compared to around £10 in the UK which is a HUGE difference. Having seen a few brands doing these customizable eyeshadow palettes’ I thought the Mac one seemed a steal for the high-end products.
One of the biggest mistakes I made was not popping into a store in the UK to swatch shades before making a decision as to what to purchase. Because of this I spent ages looking up customized eyeshadow palette swatches and this meant I stuck to very safe shades and yes they’re all neutral/ brown. These are the type of colours which I use a lot of so I know they’ll get a good deal of usage.
Although I could have purchased most of the shades I decided to limit myself to six which were Sable, Mythology, Bronze, Woodwinked, Antiques and Saddle (Top left to bottom right in the image). Alongside the customized eyeshadow palette inserts I obviously needed the case and an insert. Instead of buying a six slot one and then having to create a second one as soon as I bought any more I opted for nine which gives me three spaces for future purchases.
I’ve managed to have a bit of a play around with the shades and they’re all good quality for shadows which work out just under £5 but I don’t think I’d spend double that on them over here as they’re not a huge deal better than other branded shadows you can get for a more competitive price. That being said the pans are a decent size, and there was minimal fall out when using, even with the slightly shimmery shade.