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My MAC Pro Eyeshadow Palette

Thursday, 20 November 2014
I have wanted a MAC palette for as long as I have been interested in makeup but they are completely ridiculously priced in Australia so I figured I would combine one with my Sephora order and make the most of my forwarding shipping. I am very much a neutrals girl and while I already have a lot of neutral shadows, I couldn't resist buying some of the MAC eyeshadows I have seen swatched over and over again and been totally in love with. I also feel I don't have many double ups at all. The palette is definitely filling the gaps in my collection and I am completely in love with every single shade.


Here are the swatches and a little discription of each shade though I'm sure many of you are already familiar with some of them.

Row 1 (left to right)

  • Vanilla: light ivory with shimmer
  • BrulĂ©: Matte creamy beige
  • Grain: shimmery gold/peach beige
  • Naked Lunch: shimmery pink
  • All That Glitters: shimmery rose gold 
Row 2

  • Era: muted beige with subtle gold shimmer
  • Patina: shimmery golden brown
  • Sable: shimmery bronze
  • Woodwinked: warm shimmery gold
  • Satin Taupe: shimmery taupe
Row 3


  • Wedge: matte muted golden taupe 
  • Brun: matte muted cool-toned brown
  • Mystery: mate warm brown
  • Copperplate: matte medium grey
  • Carbon: matte black (this one swatched weird but still applied to the eyes well)
Price
I ordered mine from the US MAC site for $160 USD ($10 per shadow, $8 large single pro palette, $2 insert) which roughly comes to $181 AUD. I used the forwarding company ComGateway to forward it to me which cost just over $60 USD when combined with my Sephora order. Singly I assume it would have cost between $40 and $45 USD to forward just the MAC box. Even with a generous single postage estimate a MAC palette forwarded to Australia comes it at around $230 AUD. 

On the other hand, to buy from MAC Australia each shadow pan costs $26, the single large pro palette is $30 and the insert is $15. All together this same palette costs $435 AUD. Frankly I think that is absolutely ridculous. It is almost double even when you include forwarding shipping in the USA price. Honestly, I almost never buy MAC in Australia because the prices are a joke but the products are good so if you are willing to put a little extra effort in and have them forwarded from the States, they are basically half the price. Not cool MAC Australia!

I really don't want to end this post on a low note just because of the Australia prices because this truly is a beautiful palette. All of these shadows are amazing quality and are well pigmented as everyone has come to expect from MAC. I am seriously so happy I bought this palette and I know I will be getting a lot of use out of it. Do you already have a MAC pro palette? Which shades are at the top of your wishlist? Let me know in the comments below. 

Stay Rosy.
2 comments on "My MAC Pro Eyeshadow Palette"
  1. Absolutely love your palette - I might have to think about picking up some MAC shadows when I hopefully do a US order early next year. I totally agree with the ridiculousness of Australian MAC prices - I just can't really justify that price for something that is so much cheaper elsewhere!

    Ash / thebeautycollection.wordpress.com

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  2. I honestly don't even think it is worth the Australian price. I mean yes it is good, but so are brands like Inglot where you can build a similar custom palette. MAC Australia really needs to take notice of how their customers aren't actually idiots like they seem to believe. We know we are getting ripped off!

    Let me know if you do end up building a palette or grabbing some MAC shadows. I'd love to see your picks :)

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