I have already showed you my Mary Quant palette which took much planning. On my last trip to London I went to the Mary Quant shop again, with a plan to put together a palette of neutrals and browns!
I bought 8 in total and a case:
I had semi planned this in my head by looking at the website colours but once I got there, it was much easier to swatch and decide what would work together.
In the end I got –
FP02: Pale Light Pink Shimmer
FY04: Yellow Gold
FY06: Matte mid brown
FP07: Reddish dark brown
N05: Metallic Warm Brown
N06: Metallic Greyish Taupe
FO06: Metallic Chocolate
L07: Matte Black
(thanks to Holly from Yummy Mummy blog who I dragged to the shop and helped me pick the shades!)
Like many Japanese brands Mary Quant’s eyeshadows follow a name system, so you can guess what family an eyeshadow is from based by the letter in the name, so FY = Yellow Based Browns, FP = Red Based Browns, N = Neutrals, L = Neutral light to dark shades (ie. from pure white to black). There are 7 shades in each group you that is what the number represents 1 being the lightest and 8 being the darkest.
I can wear cool and warm neutrals, so I went for a mix. I knew I wanted a useful mid toned mat brown and a matte black for lining. I also really wanted a silvery taupe and a reddish brown.
My paler colours are in the first 4. I used these shades a lot!
The second lot of colours are the darker and richer tones. Love these and even though they look quite similar in the flesh (in the pan), swatched, I can totally justify the difference in shades.