MAC Rainy Day eye shadow quad
I was able to try some of the products from MAC's new All About Orange collection. This bunch features an eye shadow quad of greys, silver and a black for the perfect smoky eye, and, as the name suggests, has a whole slew of different shades of orange for your picking.
For this particular entry, I shall focus on the Rainy Day quad. It features three greys in the matte, forst and lustre formulas, and one matte black. Some people think it's way too basic for someone who already has similar shadows, but if you are looking for shadows to use for a smoky eye on a night out, you might want to look into this palette.
Rainy Season, Arctic Grey,
Courtly Grey, Typographic
I am particularly liking this quad just because I can grab it for a quick, no-fuss, fool-proof smoky eye or just a basic grey and black eye look. Arctic Grey is a frosted mid-tone grey in the lustre formula. Rainy Season is a light warm grey frost in the satin formula. Courtly Grey is a matte cool grey that I really like, and Typgrahic is an asphalt black in the matte formula.
As you can see in the swatches, the shades are pretty smooth and pigmented. The swatches were applied with no base underneath, so you can just imagine that the colors will really pop once a good, tacky base is applied.
Below is a look I used using the MAC Rainy Season eye shadow quad.
For this look, I used a tacky base (Milani eye primer and the Milani Shadow Eyez shadow pencil in Almond Creme). I applied Arctic Grey on the lid, Rainy Season and Courtly Grey on the crease, and Typographic on the outer lid and crease, and also on the lower lashline (I made sure to prime the lower lashline as well).
I'm liking the blend of colors, and you can create looks from the lightest to the most smoky of eyes using this palette.
Watch out for the rest of my reviews on the MAC All About Orange collection.
(Media sample was provided for consideration. All opinions are mine.)