My MAC 4 pan ‘Absolute Essentials’ Pro Palette

This is the palette that never leaves my side. I called it the ‘absolute essentials’ palette in the title, but really, it’s more like my spleen.


MAC Pro 4 pan palette with Mystery, Print, Brule, Omega
MAC Pro 4 pan palette:clockwise from top left- Mystery, Print, Omega, Brule


I pull out this palette for every look that I do. It’s basically my workhorse palette, and you can tell by how dusty and scratched it is that I’m not very sentimental about it.

The eye shadows are:

– MAC Mystery: matte dark brown

– MAC Print: matte medium grey

– MAC Omega: matte, light beige grey.

– MAC Brule: yellow based beige.


I use Mystery and Print to fill in my brows. The combination works perfectly for my brow and skin colour.

Mystery and/or Print are both great colours to use to darken the outer V and/or use under bottom lashline. I often use these shadows by themselves if I’m in a rush and want a simple one shadow look.

MAC Omega I use to death to blend colours at the crease. It’s also a pretty neutral to use in it’s own right.

MAC Brule I use as a ‘clean up’. I use it with a large dense eyeshadow blending brush to correct the shape of my colours, or if I’ve put down an eye shadow too enthusiastically I want to tone it down a bit.


MAC eye shadows swatched: Mystery, Print, Brule, Omega
MAC eye shadows swatched: Mystery, Print, Brule, Omega


The empty pro palettes, as well as the pro palette refill eye shadows, are available at any MAC Pro store.


Posted by on Jun 9th, 2011 in Eye shadow, MAC, Swatches | 5comments


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