Sunday, February 7, 2010

DIY: MAC Spring Colour Forecast Neutral Quad


I was lemming the Neutral Quad from MAC's new Spring Colour Forecast Collection-- that is, until I decided to try and make my own quad from colors I already owned. Following some suggested recs from Temptalia and Specktra, I was able to create what I feel is a perfect dupe quad: and it cost me nothing, since I already had the colors!

Here's what you'll need:
  • 4 eyeshadow Quad
  • Dazzlelight Eyeshadow (or Nylon if you prefer); replaces Manila Paper
  • Flip Eyeshadow (check your CCO if you don't have it, or use Goldmine or Motif from the perm line- not exact dupes but will work very well. Flip is not a must-have color, in my opinion).
  • Amber Lights Eyeshadow; replaces Aztec Brick
  • Bronze Eyeshadow; replaces Creole Beauty

Here's what you'll create:


And here are some swatches:
l to r: Dazzlelight, Flip, Amber Lights, Bronze

While I can't say for certain that it's 100% exact, it's pretty dang close- even the finishes are almost dead-on (the only one that's different is Amber Lights is a Frost whereas Aztec Brick in the quad is a Veluxe Pearl). So, if you can resist the fancy new quad packaging and the cute names like Creole Beauty and Aztec Brick, then this is a great way to save some $$ for other parts of this MASSIVE collection.

I'm so excited, now I'm going to go and try some new looks, while I wait in major anticipation for Thursday's release of this collection (because I am one of the poor unfortunate souls who didn't get invited to the special party, haha)!!

What do you think? Is this quad dupeable?


Fintia said...

I think the colors are very very similar! I do not own any of the colors you used to do the palette so that's why I got the Neutral quad. That's good that you can save some $$ in this collection lol

Zerin said...

Great Post! You got these colours dead on. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Good idea...your dupe are perfect! I have a couple of your dupe shades!

Laura - Emerald Green 88 said...

Wow, I've just discovered your blog through Specktra and I did an almost identical blog post to this except mine was 3 weeks later! So weird!
I think your dupes are better though, my MAC eyeshadow collection is just a baby!

shimmergrass said...

nice dupes. i wanted the neutral quad but this just justified not buying it :)