MAC Brooke Shields Part 2 – Gravitas Eyeshadow Palette
I’m back with Part 2 of the MAC Brooke Shields Collection. If you missed out on Part 1, check it out here. Today, I’m going to share with you my thoughts about the Gravitas Eyeshadow Palette.
First of all, this is a palette which was curated by Brooke Shields herself. It contains 15 shades – some permanent and some new shades. Similar to the rest of the Brooke Shields eyeshadow palettes, this came in the grey packaging and a clear cover which I really love because I can see what colours are in the palette in one glance.
- Pretty is a soft golden peachy beige with satin finish. It had decent colour payoff and applied smoothly.
- Soft Brown is a soft golden peachy brown with matte finish. This would probably be my most used shade in the palette because it’s a perfect transition colour.
- Expensive Pink is a duo-chrome pink with a veluxe pearl finish. This is a permanent shade and has good colour payoff. It’s my favourite type of single wash of colour on the lids.
- Clove is a described as a mid-tone golden brown with satin finish. This is quite a buttery shade that has very good colour payoff although I found this shade to be leaning towards matte finish rather than satin as stated in the press release.
- Satin Taupe is a taupe with silver shimmer and has frost finish. This is a permanent shade and has decent colour payoff. I found it to be more satin than frost (Thank goodness!).
- Canter is a soft neutral gold with frost finish. This is a gorgeous shade with excellent colour payoff and is so buttery and blendable.
- Luscious is a neutral bronze with frost finish. Another buttery shade that is so easy to work with.
- Antiqued is an ash brown with bronze and veluxe pearl finish. It’s a medium brown with red undertone. It’s my favourite shade of the entire palette… ya, I’m in that coppery, red phase at the moment. 🙂
- Psyched is a shimmering golden olive with frost finish. Another favourite of mine, so buttery and blendable.
- Carbon is described as an intense matte black. This was probably the most disappointing shade in the entire palette. It was dry, patchy and blotchy when blended out. Not a fan…
- Shroom is a soft beige with shimmer and has a satin finish. This is a permanent shade which I’m sure you are no stranger to. It’s very buttery and has awesome colour payoff.
- Persuade is a mid-tone cool grey brown with matte finish. The colour payoff is decent but I found it to be slightly dry and powdery hence it’s prone to fall outs.
- Plummed is a shimmering dark plum with veluxe pearl finish. Another one of my faves from this palette. This is a berry plum shade with red undertone. It’s got good colour payoff and is buttery and blendable.
- Lofty is a cool blackened brown with satin finish. I found this to have more of a semi-matte finish and decent colour payoff. It’s probably the best matte shade of the entire palette.
- Pepper is a dark charcoal with velvet finish. This is a very wearable shade for smoky eyes and has good pigmentation and is very buttery.
So should you get this palette?
If you don’t own too many eyeshadows, I would say this is a nice palette to have because it’s got a good mix of satin, shimmer and matte shades. Lots of colours to create the everyday neutral look, and also shades that transform your eye looks from day to night. This palette retails for only US$85 in the USA but in Singapore, it’s a hefty S$205! WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! The price tag alone is a put off. Then again, if you think about it, there are 15 shades, which isn’t too bad.. But because I know that it’s only US$85 in the US, I wouldn’t be rushing out to get this palette.
Here are some looks I created with this palette. I’ve also got a video review of the entire MAC Brooke Shields Collection along with a tutorial using 2 of the palettes in the collection. Click here to view.
Hope this post was helpful for you! Let me know what you think of this palette 😉