BigBlogmasProject | Day 18 MAC Hold My Gaze Eyeshadow Quad FirstImpressions

MAC Hold My Gaze Quad

MAC, that brand that you cannot escape anywhere, and to be honest, why would you want to? All the celebrities seem to adore it, some even have their own limited edition collections, how I would love to have a collection of my own, nude lipsticks all the way! Lately there was all the buzz around ‘the Kylie Jenner lip‘ and which MAC products she did or didn’t use, so as I said you can never really escape MAC!

MAC Hold My Gaze Quad

Near the end of November I took a trip to Swindon Designer Outlet and if you’ve been to the outlet  you’ll know there is an amazing shop known as the Cosmetics Company which has so many products all at reduced prices. They also stock lots of Limited Edition palettes and sets that were not sold whilst in bigger department type stores. I have to admit I spent around an hour or so just going through the MAC section trying to work out which item to get. Eventually, after much deliberation, I settled on this Hold My Gaze eye shadow quad. It’s RRP was £30 but I got it for only £21 which meant I could justify buying it so much easier than at it’s RRP. There was a palette from the Archie’s Girls collection, but I decided against it as the colours in the Hold My Gaze palette were more likely to bring out my green eyes.

MAC Hold My Gaze Quad Swatches

The shadows inside the palette are White Rabbit, Hold My Gaze, Dame’s Desire and Deep Secret, (gorgeous names aren’t they.) White Rabbit is a beautiful pearlescent white, it’s vibrant but would not be too harsh as an inner corner highlight. Hold My Gaze is almost a matte grey but with a slight orangey glitter to it. Dame’s Desire is a matte berry purple which I have fallen in love with. Finally there is Deep Secret; it is a blacky blue colour with a slight blue shimmer. My favourite out of the palette has to be Dame’s Desire, closely followed by White Rabbit because they are both stunning and should boost my murky green eyes!

Have you scored any high end bargains lately? In my last post I showed you some bargain Make Up Gallery Stocking Fillers and in tomorrows post I will be taking you through five of my Favourite Blogmas Posts From Other Bloggers!


  1. Baljeet Gill
    December 18, 2014 / 1:07 pm

    I went to the designer outlet in Chesire and got the same palette 😀 Sounds like they stock the same stuff! x

    • Beth D
      December 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

      I love outlets so much! They're amazing for Christmas shopping and I'm kind of surprised I didn't spend more :') xx

  2. Tara-Jane Bloomfield-Gerdes
    December 31, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    What an amazing find! I need to try hunt down one of these outlet stores… I hope there's one near me :)Tara | Headline Beauty xox

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