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Monday, 30 June 2014

MAC 'Show Stopper' Quad - Review

MAC; Showstopper; Eyeshadow
I picked up this little quad by MAC at duty free last year, on the way to New York.  It is called 'ShowStopper'.  I was instantly drawn to the beautiful neutral tones, they were right up my street.  It was absolutely perfect for my trip away. 

These shades can be used beautifully during the day for a gentle soft look, then used in a different manner in the evening - for a spicier style.  
MAC; Showstopper; Eyeshadow; swatches
Price £30

Oh my darling:  pale peach beige, with a frost finish - I wouldn't say this had a peachy tone to it at all, well not that shows up on my skin.  Just beige in all honesty.  

Jest:  soft peach with icy finish - I absolutely adore this colour, it instantly brightens the eye which is brilliant for those sleep deprived mornings.  

Mineralism - a Frosty Taupe - also absolutely stunning

ShowStopper - deep matte brown.  amazing for the outer corners and crease.  Makes a gorgeous smokey eye. 
MAC; Showstopper; Eyeshadow

The only downside about this palette is the slight crumbliness of the frosted shades, these do provide some residue but nothing a quick blow of the brush can't solve before application.  I suggest starting with a little on the applicator, gradually building up your shading.  

For me this quad is an all rounder, I could quite easily take this away with me and not wish I had brought something else too. MAC rarely disappoints me and this is no exception.  



  1. Nice colors!


  2. I'm yet to try a MAC quad but I love love love these colours. Shame its a bit crumbly!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. Yeah just a slight residue but gorgeous all the same. xxx

  3. How did you get a sunburn on your head? haha!
    Those colors look nice on you!
    lexi @

    1. Haha, I ran a 5km race on Sunday and didn't realise how sunny it was going to be, think it's wind burn lol x

  4. Your so pretty :) I love posts like these - seeing your looks is brilliant :)

  5. really pretty colours, a very wearable palette

  6. This quad looks so pretty :) I love how neutral the shades are and have one similar from Illamasqua but would love to try this xx

  7. This quad is so pretty and I would use these shades all on a daily bases.


  8. This is such a gorgeous palette!

    Carly @

  9. Love this, what a gorgeous quad!

    Sophie x

  10. Oh this is so beautiful! I definitely, definitely shouldn't be buying any more beauty products this month (well aware it is only 1st July) but this is very tempting!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  11. Love Jest and Mineralism! So added to my long MAC eyeshadow wishlist. I didn't realise MAC did pre-filled quads either. Love your hair by the way :-) xx

  12. You look stunning :) I love Jest, it's such a pretty neutral shade x


  13. Oh this is such a lovely quad of colours, I've yet to try MAC eye shadows, everybody raves about them.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  14. Love how these colours work together!


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