Thursday, 30 January 2014

Review | MAC Cranberry and Sketch Eyeshadow


Review | MAC Cranberry and Sketch Eyeshadow



Review | MAC Cranberry and Sketch Eyeshadow
Review | MAC Cranberry and Sketch Eyeshadow

Review | MAC Cranberry and Sketch Eyeshadow

Review | MAC Cranberry and Sketch Eyeshadow
MAC Cranberry and Sketch Eyeshadows £10 each 

When in Florida I went slightly mad in MAC with their eyeshadows. I have wanted to start up my own MAC palette for ages and the price difference in America sealed the deal for me. I love the idea of creating your own palette and picking the shades you know you will love and use. I succumbed to a bit of a blogger hype by picking up Cranberry and Sketch pan refill eyeshadows. Obviously I am in no way a make up artist and my skills aren't the best, but I love the idea of having two colours that compliment each other and are really simple to apply.

Cranberry is a beautiful eyeshadow, it really deserves the love it gets. It has a frost finish, meaning it's metallic and shimmery. It's definitely has glitter but it's not too much and is still very wearable. It's a really soft and creamy shadow that's easy to apply and blend, plus it's seriously pigmented! It's a hard shade to describe, but I think the name matches it really well, it's a red/purple/burgundy mix that looks scary but can be made as sheer or deep in colour as you want. It catches the light and looks beautiful all over the lid.

Sketch is a velvet finish and has a small amount of glitter infused into it. It's a slightly more matte formula and another beautiful colour. It's a deep purple/burgundy shade. Sketch isn't as brilliant as I find it can be more chalky and the pigmentation can be patchy. The texture is a lot harder than Cranberry, it might be to do with the finish but I'm not sure. I applied this to the outer corner of my eye and buffed it in to mix with Cranberry. I love the way it looks but am slightly disappointed with the quality of it. I will get a lot of use out of it still, it's a great crease colour.

I love the way Cranberry and Sketch look together. It was a really simple look to create and took barely any time. Even though both eyeshadows are different from the neutral shades I tend to stick too, I think there are so many ways they can be used and I'm excited to start experimenting!

What do you think of Cranberry and Sketch?

33 comments:

  1. Catherine Alice30 January 2014 at 11:16

    Oh myyyy I love those colours so much! They look amazing :) I might try them out next Autumn x

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:16

      They are really gorgeous! I need to get my wear out of them before spring comes x

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  2. Holly Rhian30 January 2014 at 11:29

    I have Cranberry, It's one of my favourites! So pretty!

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:18

      It's really lovely!xx

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  3. Jamie-Lee GlitterInfatuation30 January 2014 at 13:12

    LOVE this look, They look amazing together :) x

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:19

      Thank you! I think so too :) x

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  4. Francesca Hearn30 January 2014 at 13:33

    I have wanted to pick up Cranberry for ages now and Sketch looks like the perfect match to go with it! I am so close to buying it now!

    Lovely blog!
    http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:19

      Do it, do it, do it! Thanks so much Francesca :) x

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  5. loulabeth ♡30 January 2014 at 17:19

    ohhh i want cranberry even more now i've seen it on you, it's stunning & you look amazing, i also may have to pick up sketch... such a pretty combination of the two!

    L x

    www.xloulabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:20

      Thank you so much. They are both lovely colours!xx

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  6. Beauty Writer30 January 2014 at 18:08

    They look great on you :)
    http://www.writingbeauty.com/

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:21

      Thanks so much :) X

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  7. Jemma Lamble30 January 2014 at 18:48

    I eye up cranberry all the time! Beautiful look on your my gorge girl!

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:22

      Thanks so much gorgeous girlie :)!xx

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  8. Sophie Rose Hearts30 January 2014 at 21:05

    What a gorgeous duo! Sketch is my new favourite shade, I love pairing it with Satin Taupe :)

    Sophie x

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:23

      I need to try that duo! :) xx

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  9. vicki30 January 2014 at 21:55

    I try to take my time when buying Mac Shadows & only buy colours that I will wear often & so atm I only have 6 in my collection. I have to say both Cranberry & Sketch are stunning and work very well together. I am thinking Sketch is next on my to buy list
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:24

      I know what you mean, it's hard deciding which ones to buy! Definitely have a look at Sketch when you are next in store :)xx

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  10. abigailalicex31 January 2014 at 09:25

    These two shades look so lovely together, my fav has to be Cranberry though!

    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:26

      Cranberry has taken over my heart too :)xx

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  11. Vhema Yellapah Chetty31 January 2014 at 10:25

    Try mac coppering also.

    Vhema

    http://reviewingmake-up.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:27

      I will go look at swatches now! :) Thanks xx

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  12. geehawkes1 February 2014 at 14:28

    Both of these shades are gorgeous and suit you so well! x
    fiveonecouture.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:28

      Thank you so much :) xx

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  13. Mercuteify1 February 2014 at 14:37

    cranberry is such a gorgeous shade! I want to pick it up but I feel like I wouldn't use it enough
    http://mercuteify.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:29

      I know what you mean. I need to figure out how to incorporate it into spring looks :) xx

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  14. casuallyawkward1 February 2014 at 14:48

    what a stunning look! Such a perfect eyeshadow duo
    Casualllyawkward

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:29

      I think so too :) x

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  15. C.S.I Beauty Blog2 February 2014 at 12:57

    M has cranberry and raves over it too, I can see me buying it in future but just can't justify it at the moment, if I got to MAC there's no way I can just buy the one thing!

    http://cosmeticsshoppingandintoxication.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:30

      I know what you mean! I am staying away from it at the moment haha xx

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  16. Josephine Jade2 February 2014 at 18:40

    I have Cranberry and I love it! I like blending it in with browns for a subtle look!

    Josephine Jade Xx

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    1. Ellie Steadman3 February 2014 at 15:31

      That's what I need to get trying out :) xx

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  17. kirsty thompson3 February 2014 at 17:10

    So gorgeous xo

    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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