MAC Padma Lakshmi Collection: 3 Things to Know About the Lakshmi Eye Shadow X 4 Quad in Desert Dusk

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The MAC Padma Lakshmi Eye Shadow X Four in Desert Dusk ($33)

There are two quads within the upcoming MAC Padma collection (coming March 15), and this one is the one with the unmistakable pop of blue.

I by no means would’ve guessed that Padma could be into pastel powder shadows, however I’m often staring on the meals, fairly than Padma’s make-up, once I’m watching Top Chef.

I do do not forget that she likes a shiny interior nook spotlight, and I assume that is sensible with the light green in the purple quad and the newborn blue on this one.

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I’m additionally sporting the MAC Padma Powder Blush Duo in Moon & Shine, and the Lipsticks in Mittati Pink combined with Sunset Rose

1. newbie’s quad

I believe Desert Dusk is the higher newbie’s quad of the 2 quads within the assortment, simply since you get three lighter lid colours (a shimmery gold, a matte peach and that stunning shimmery child blue), and also you additionally get a deep, scrumptious darkish chocolate matte brown, which seems to be slightly like MAC Brun, by the way, one of my favorite MAC browns of all time. If you mix any one of many three lighter colours in your lids, or a mix of them, then line your lash traces with the darkish brown? You’re set. Easy-peasy!

mac desert dusk swatches
Indian Moon, Shell Peach, Hopper Blue and Natural Brown

2. For extra difficult seems to be, although, you’ll want a separate transition shade.

If you’re farther alongside along with your eyeshadow expertise and also you’d like so as to add extra depth and do extra difficult gradients, this quad might use a mid-toned brown, one thing like MAC Cork or MAC Soba, or any form of mid-toned neutral- or cooler-toned brown. I believe it might make this quad extra versatile for extra diversified seems to be.

Now, when you requested me to decide on between this and the opposite quad within the assortment, I’d select the purple one as a result of I believe you are able to do extra with it. I believe it’s higher as a standalone palette as a result of it does have a mid-toned transition shade. Plus, the colour mixture simply appears extra uncommon to me and off the crushed path. There’s additionally one thing very excessive finish and nearly Chanel-esque and Tom Ford-y about it. I can accomplish that many extra seems to be with it by itself.

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Eye see you!

3. Shimmers are shinier on this palette

The two shimmers on this palette are undoubtedly frostier than the shimmers within the purple one, which is one thing to consider you probably have advantageous traces like I do…

Still, total, I don’t suppose you possibly can flawed with both quad. Both have smooth powders and little or no fallout. MAC’s LE eyeshadows differ wildly in high quality, however these are on the great aspect –akin to the shadows within the Girls Palette series. If you’re feeling the colours and suppose you possibly can use both one usually, I say go for it!

Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,