MAC FAQ: Top 10 neutral eye shadows and bright eye shadows


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What are the 10 most popular neutral eye shadows that are part of the permanent collection?
The most popular neutrals according to a recent poll conducted in Live Journal’s MAC community and Makeup Alley are, in no particular order:
  • Shroom
  • Amber lights
  • Mulch
  • Retrospeck
  • Nylon
  • Naked lunch
  • Woodwinked
  • Vanilla
  • Satin taupe
  • Vex

Likewise, the most popular brights are:
  • Bitter
  • Shimmermoss
  • Freshwater
  • Chrome Yellow
  • Sushi Flower
  • Orange
  • Parfait Amour
  • Aquadaisic
  • Electric Eel
  • Coppering


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Of these, I have only "Satin Taupe," and it is WONDERFUL!
I have light pinkish ivory skin, intensely green eyes, and dark brown hair, and most "brown" shadows make me look tired. Not Satin Taupe, however; I think it's the lack of any red tones whatsoever.
I use Satin Taupe in conjunction with Shroom(what took me so long to discover this?), Blacktrack Fluidline,Sunnydaze pigment, and I have the perfect neutral-but-not-boring eye.


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This is realy helpful thankyou

I have just compiled a lits of 8 e/s that i want to get for daily wear and some of them are on this list


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oooh...i've 8 out of the 10 neutrals in that list. I must agree with the list of neutrals. They are all really great to use.

and 6 out of the 10 bright shadows

my country does not sell chrome yellow and orange
sad to say cause i'm so lemming for them


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The only one I own is sushi flower. I love that color. I think I am close to hitting the pan on it. It's so pretty and I adore the name. Sushi Flower!!!


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This is a really useful list! I've been wanting to get some neytral colours but I'd been finding it hard to decide which ones. Now I have this list to help me out!


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I have 3 of the neutrals and 4 of the brights. I have been wanting Freshwater and Electric Eel. I might get those on the weekend now.


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I can't believe Patina didn't make the neutral list. I have quite a few of the listed neutrals, but Vanilla is too light for me to do anything with and I am not crazy about Retrospeck. I have 9 of 10 of the brights and chrome yellow is on my wishlist.


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i have all of the brights and the neutrals. there are just so many things you can do with the neutrals. the possibilities are endless. i LOVE vex and green smoke. it is so hot!

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