I am a creature of habit - I always use the same eye shadows, yet continue to buy more. Therefore in a bid to use up existing eye shadows, I am on a one woman mission to continue to switch the shadows around in my MAC quad purely to get as much use out of them as possible. Normally when I put together quads I have to have shades which work together in order to give me the option of a smoky eye (although this may be my OCD tendencies of liking things in order playing a part). However I'm pretty impressed with my current selection and have been making more of an effort to reach for these
Starting from the top left we have Shroom which is described as a soft beige with shimmer - normally I'll use this as a highlight on my brow bone. As this is my only highlight colour, I'll be keeping this in the quad. If you're not a fan of Vanilla as a highlight colour (personally I find it too intense), I'd recommend this. Next to Shroom, we have Retrospek which I personally think MAC have described wrong - they call this a beached blonde (whatever that translates too). However I'd say this has more of a shimmer than Shroom. I'd probably say this is the shadow in the quad which you could get away with by itself for a more of a natural look. The shadow is very sheer and has little pay off as all what you can see is glitter. I think this is the shade I want to get rid of first - my new go to work eye shadow.
Onto bottom left we have one of my favourite eye shadows Woodwinked and as you can see it's a well loved shade as I've managed to hit pan. Woodwinked is described as a warm antiqued gold and this hits the nail on the head. Over the last few months I've had quite a lot of wear out of this and if you want to pair it with another MAC eye shadow look no further than Satin Taupe. A word of warning - Woodwinked is intense so go light handed and build up the colour. Out of the four shadows in the palette, this is the one I would recommend you to buy.
Finally we have a shadow which for the love of life of me cannot get this to work. Amber Lights - the bane of my eye shadow life. It's described as a peachy brown with shimmer, however I think it looks like gold muck and looks horrid on my eyes. Honestly if any of you can point me in the direct of some looks or tutorials which have used this shade please let me know. What shadows can you not live without?