Tuesday, 7 October 2014

MAC Brooke Shields: Gravitas 15 pan Palette

I can honestly say I haven't been this excited for a MAC collection in a long time. When I first heard that MAC had collaborated with Brooke Shields and they were planning to release a 15 pan neutral palette I couldn't get it out of my head..

Boy, did Ms Shields deliver the goods. 15 earthy-toned eyeshadows with a deep plum, a light pink and an unusual golden-green colour thrown in for slight pops of colour (& ones that I will be saving for when I'm feeling particularly wild). The palette contains 6 permanent shades and 9 new, limited editions. I already own 3 of the permanent shades (Carbon, Satin Taupe & Antiqued), but seeing as these are staples in my collection I didn't mind having two of them. The best shade in my opinion? Easy, Soft Brown. A colour that has been discontinued in the UK. And finding it? Well that's proved to be about as difficult as finding the Lorac pro palettes.

Possibly the biggest rave about the palette is that it's price tag is £70 (worth £180 if purchased individually) especially when the quality of each shadow is on par with their permanent shades. I didn't have any pigmentation issues with any of the shades except Carbon which seems to be included in every palette. I understand the concept of having a matte black colour but the pigmentation could have been far better.

Yes it's expensive. You could argue that the Naked palette from Urban Decay is almost half price, but considering each shadow is full sized and has a product value of £10 and an individual palette including inserts is £16.50 - It's pretty good value for money.

The biggest draw back surrounding this palette is the availability (or rather lack of it) - having sold out online twice in one day, the chances are they won't be restocking. Your best bet is to try your luck in your local store.

This palette is a complete winner for me and despite owning a ton of neutral shades, I know I'm going to get my use out of this eyeshadow palette. What can I say? I'm a neutral-eyed girl through and through.


  1. Love the shades in this palette, they are gorgeous!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  2. Would you recommend MAC eye shadows? I can never decided whether I can actually warrant spending that much on them...

    1. I have a 15 pan palette that is still in the process of being filled. They make great birthday and Christmas presents but I wouldn't spend the money on them without a voucher. That being said, this palette is extremely good value for money (although still pricey!) and if your dipping your toe in the mac eyeshadow pool it's a great way to start. Let me know if you decided to splurge! :-) xx

  3. It looks so beautiful! It's definitely an investment, but a really good one! ;) xx

    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

  4. You are pretty!
    Beautiful pictures. Let's stay in contact via GFC G+ Bloglovin. Will add you back :)


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