How to Organize Your MAC Eye Shadow Palette

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How to Organize Your MAC Eye Shadow Palette
Once organised, it will be easy for you to know which eye shadows to use. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

MAC is a make-up company that produces a variety of products, including eye shadows. The MAC eye shadow palettes are empty organisers that come with a plastic divider insert to keep the eye shadows separated and in place. The palettes hold 15 individual eye shadows. Organising your eye shadow palettes involves separating the colours into groups and labelling the palettes so you know exactly which one is in which spot.

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  • 3/4-inch round labels
  • Pen

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  1. 1

    Separate your eye shadows into neutral colours and bright colours. Neutrals include any colour close to a skin tone, plus black, navy and grey. The brighter colours would include any other shadow you have, including greens, yellows, reds, pinks or bright blues. You will have one palette for neutrals and one for bright colours.

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    Begin with the neutral palette. In the first row, put the highlight neutrals. These are the colours closest to your skin tone. Put the matt colours in the first spots, followed by the shimmery colours.

  3. 3

    Put the blending neutrals in the second row, starting with the mattes and ending with the shimmery colours. Blending neutrals are up to two shades darker than your natural skin tone.

  4. 4

    Insert the dark accent neutrals in the last row, starting with the mattes and ending with shimmers. Dark accent neutrals are shadows you would use to create a smoky eye, or as an eyeliner replacement. These are the blacks, dark greys and espresso brown colours.

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    Put the lightest un-neutral colours you have in the first row of your second palette. Start with the mattes and add the shimmery colours to the last few spots in the top row. Put the medium colours in the second row and the darkest colours in the last row.

  6. 6

    Put a 3/4-inch round label on the outside of the neutrals palette, and one on the outside of the colours palette. Label the palettes with a pen.

  7. 7

    Open the palettes. On the inside of the open lid, place 15 round labels in the same configuration as the shadows in the palettes. Write the name of the corresponding shadow on each label.

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