MAC Neutral Palette – The Indian Way


I wanted to do this for a longgggg time but when Zara mentioned this I couldn’t stop myself from taking the pics and sharing my favorite picks for Neutral eyeshadow from MAC ….

I don’t know how long it will take , but this was going on back of my mind for past few days –  A series featuring colors which is / are suitable for our skin tone in particular so that’s why it says ” The Indian Way “ . You will get to see … ” Red Lips – The Indian Way “ , “Pink lips – the Indian Way “ and so on … the first to feature here is ” MAC Neutral Eyeshadow Palette – The Indian Way “

I am out an out experimental person and you wont believe , I have not even used my UD Naked 2 palette which is great neutral palette but when I was making my MAC Neutral palette from my existing 3 palettes , I was so confused . The palettes shown here are my highlighters , gold , bronze , black smokey , grey , taupe , neutrals and so on and I picked 14 out of these ….


And this is what I came up with :

Top Row : Where most of you like Soft Brown for transition color I would pick Wedge over that , it adds more color and shows up nicely on my lids , if you are little fair then you can opt for Soft Brown but it is little too warm for my liking , nevertheless it is must have in my palette of NEUTRALS . My favorite color for highlighting brow bone is Brule , have a whole palette of highlighters but THIS IS IT !!! A.T.G. is another stunning neutral shade which can be used on lids without much efforts ,it packs lot of pigment and is must have neutral shimmery shade IMO . If you find Brule too pale and light then go for Rice Paper which is great highlighter , I recently picked Arena which is good for darker skin tone to highlight . 

Brule – Soft Creamy Beige ( Satin ):

Soft Brown – Soft Golden Peachy Brown ( Matte )  :

Wedge – Soft muted beige Taupe ( Matte ) :

All That glitters  A.T.G. –  Beige with Gold Pearl ( Veluxe Pearl )  :

Rice Paper – Peachy Gold with shimmer (Frost )  :



Middle Row : My most favorite NEUTRALS , If I have to pick only one from this row , it would be tough task …  all 5 are stunning shades and not overly brown , shimmery and hard to incorporate . Bronze is a must have shade where Romp is the color I would pick instead of Woodwinked , Amber Lights is no doubt little overly shimmery but again it is meant for this palette to work with shades like Espresso and Rice Paper . I see most of you would pick Twinks but for me it is Sable all the way , it is not too brown like Twinks and lends a enough warmth and pigmentation which is needed in A Good Neutral Palette . Tempting is my recent pick and I have added a swatch here , the color is beautiful bronze shade and is not intense as Bronze which might scare some of you to wear on day to day basis .

Bronze – Gold Bronze with Gold Bronze Shimmer ( Frost )  :

Amber Lights – Peachy Brown with Shimmer ( Frost ) :

Tempting – Sinfully Rich Cocoa ( Lustre ) :

Sable – gold Plum with Bronze Pearl ( Velvet )  :

Romp – Chocolate laced with gold (Frost) :




Last Row : You might not like the swatches here , but all 4 colors are awesome when you use them . Satin Taupe is by far the best shade in this line the shimmer and pigmentation is one of a kind and SMUT being most used for smokey look as it is not black nor brown .. it is my pick for effortless soft smokey shade . Embark might not be that great in terms of blend ability but it is beautiful shade and is great neutral when you don’t want to use black or grey .

Satin Taupe – Taupe with Silver Shimmer ( Frost ) :

Espresso – Muted Golden Brown ( Matte ) :

Smut – Muted Black with Red Shimmer ( Velvet ) :

Embark – Intense Reddish Brown ( Matte )  :

A final look at the palette with and without names :




I hope you liked my versatile palette ? Do share your favorite MAC Neutral eyeshadow

There are 14 shades in above palette and My 7 MUST Have would be : Brule , Wedge , A.T.G. , Bronze , Romp , Satin Taupe and Smut

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  1. swooo says:

    Awesome collection and such a helpful post!

    Rashmi dear, do you know when Mac fashion sets collection is releasing in Bangalore? I can’t find it anywhere on net, so thought of asking you! 😀

    • rashmi says:

      thank you so much Swooo 😀 … i have no idea about the collection launch date dear … and you keep bugging MUA’s here .. dont trust that they will call you for the collection … i had a bad experience recently

  2. Fieran says:

    Amazing post, amazing swatches 🙂 I can imagine your readers planing trips to MAC counters within the next few days to create their own palettes.

    You have really good taste Rashmi Didi and those swatches are so true to the shades.
    Fieran recently posted..The Care Package from Canada

    • rashmi says:

      that is soooo sweet of you to say Fieran … am so glad you find the swatches good …
      i have seen swatches on my trusted side many a times but i am not able to get the color same ….
      and this is the best i can do and trust me they look the same in real ..
      am so glad you said the same thing baby …
      cant thank you enough for clearing my doubt
      XOXO 😀
      i hope it will benefit somebody 😀 .. and soooo glad you liked my color choice 😀

    • rashmi says:

      thank you so much Parita 😀 .. am glad you liked the swatches dear ….
      same with me .. WEDGE is much much muchhh visible on my skin tone 😀 it is great color to own

  3. Neeraj says:

    This is so just so amazing palette…Very well organized and just the best colors in the neutral palette….I m sure there r many more to be filled in and i’m waiting to see how farther they go.
    Its a perfect array of neutrals and nudes to fit every occasion and to adhere to the makeup roots when there is an explosion of bright colors elsewhere on the face.
    Very impressed!!
    Neeraj recently posted..Random Makeups

    • rashmi says:

      thank you so muchhh Neeraj for kind words … am so glad you liked the colors here and appreciated the effort 😀 yeah some colors like CORK , Patina , Mulch …. i need to see if they fit in 😀
      thank you once again for lovely comments

  4. shilpa says:

    Mac guru,now u knw why I call u mac guru ;-))
    Lovely post nd very very hlpfu.but I hav a problem wid neutrals.
    No matter what I do, all neutrals end up looking same nd rather muddy on my lids.

    • rashmi says:

      hahaha shilpaaa 😀 D:…. thank you so much dear for appreciating it 😀 i wonder if you could go wrong with neutrals .. they work fine honey may be the color you pick is little too pale … 😀

  5. Shivangi says:

    I cant thank you enough for this post Rash! Working gals like me wanna invest more on neutrals because we end up using the bolder shades only a few times while Neutrals are the ones which we really use! thanks for this compilation as I am slowly working on my MAC neutral palette!

    • rashmi says:

      thank you so much Deepika for lovely words 😀 D: …. am surely gonna add lipstick post soon 😀 …
      and many many thanks to Zara for this as you said … 😀

  6. Zara says:

    Thank u so much fr this rash! I really appreciate this….m bookmarking this now…

    Simply fabulous compilation and luv the notes uv written for d shades…thisis soooooooo helpful t me 🙂

    • rashmi says:

      justtttttttttttt sent you mail hahahah 😀 😀 … am soooooooooooo glad dear you liked it 😀 😀
      was eagerly waiting for you to see this 😀 D: ….
      am so so sooooo happy you liked it Zara … 😀
      thank you dear once again for appreciating it

      • Zara says:

        i luv this post sooooo much Rash!!!

        btw, how do u find patina? i had liked it the last time i went but wasnt sure whether it wud show on my lids…

        • rashmi says:

          thank you soooo much Zara once again for lovely words dear 😀
          on my NC 40 skin tone it hardly shows .. but i guess you are nearly NC 30 so it will show up on you
          try it with some base dear .. and more over if it wears well with specs 😀 … i guess it will work for as you as a subtle goldenish brown color
          for me Romp and tempting shows really well 😀 ….

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