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MAC Nordstrom Naturals Eyeshadow Palette Review

When I first saw that the MAC Nordstrom Naturals Palette ($85) had been released, I tried to convince myself for a full 6 hours or so that I didn’t need this palette before realizing that that was completely insane and running out to Nordstrom half an hour before closing to pick this beauty up! I definitely made the right decision here. 😛

The MAC Nordstrom Naturals Palette is limited edition and exclusive to Nordstrom so if you want to secure one of these, you may want to act quickly!

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OVERALL REVIEW: 8.50

Packaging: Fantastic shades that work well together. Sturdy plastic with clear lid makes it easy to see all of your beautiful shades although I’ll never stop wishing for MAC to put shades names on palettes. 8/10

Longevity: All the looks I’ve done with this palette have held up well all day long with a primer. 9/10

Application: Most shades are well pigmented and apply & blend nicely. 9/10

Texture: The majority of the colors in this palette are super smooth although a couple of the mattes are a little dry. 8/10

In this palette, you get 15 nearly full-sized pans of MAC’s best-selling shades! Each of these pans are 1.3g where as the regular MAC pans are 1.5g so you’re only missing the tiniest amount of product compared to a full sized pan. I actually didn’t have any of the shades in this palette so I took that as a sign that this palette was meant to be in my life but whether or not this palette might be “worth it” to you might depend on what MAC eyeshadows you already have hanging around in your stash. If you don’t have most of these shades already, this palette is an awesome deal!

One regular MAC eyeshadow in the case is $16. One MAC refill pan (I think the individual pans are only sold online and at MAC Pro Stores) is $10. $10 per pan x 15 pans = $150 yet this palette is retailing for $85, making it as if each pan only costs about $5.66 each. If you’ve been thinking about expanding your eyeshadow collection, this might be a good time!

This palette is made of a sturdy plastic and has a clear top allowing you to see your shadows. The pans, unfortunately, do not seem to be easily removed from this palette so there’s no switching shades around or replacing them with other pans.

The 15 shades included in the MAC Nordstrom Naturals Eyeshadow Palette are:

  • Vapour
  • All That Glitters
  • Wedge
  • Satin Taupe
  • Honey Lust
  • Ricepaper
  • Amber Lights
  • Saddle
  • Mulch
  • Woodwinked
  • Omega
  • Brun
  • Embark
  • Beauty Marked
  • Carbon

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LORAC Mega PRO Palette Tutorial

Hey guys and gals! I’ve been dancing around the idea of making YouTube videos for a while now and I figured it was time to just bite the bullet and make it happen so today I made my very first video!

My first video is a LORAC Mega PRO Palette tutorial for this reddish smokey eye look.

LORAC Mega PRO Palette Look

LORAC Mega PRO Palette Tutorial

I’m a little nervous about it finally being live but super excited at the same time! In fact, I had so much fun doing it that I already can’t wait to make more videos.

So without further adieu, here is my very first YouTube video!

If you enjoy it, please subscribe, like, comment and all that fun jazz and please feel free to tell me what kind of videos you’d like to see from me in the future!

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Purple Smokey Eye Tutorial

Some of you may be missing summer but I couldn’t be happier that Fall has made its way to Ohio! The first chilly day we had, I grabbed my Lorac PRO Palette 2 and got to work on this Fall inspired purple smokey eye tutorial.

Purple Smokey Eye

I always begin by applying an eye shadow primer. Today I’m using the Lorac Behind The Scenes primer that came with the Lorac PRO Palette 2.  Then, using a large blending brush, I’m going to apply Nectar (light peach matte) all over, starting with my lid and ending a little below my brow bone. Blend this out really well.

Purple Smokey Eye Tutorial

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