MAC Packed to Go: 6 Warm Smoky Eyeshadows

March 10, 2011
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MAC Packed to Go: 6 Warm Smoky Eyeshadows is an eye shadow palette filled with six versatile colours for intense or neutral eye looks.

Inside this compact shadow case are MAC Eye Shadows in:

  • Shroom – Soft beige with shimmer (Satin)
  • Naked Lunch – Minimal pink with shimmer (Lustre)
  • Tempting – Sinfully rich coco (Lustre)
  • Greensmoke – Tarnished olive (Frost)
  • Stormy Love – Metallic hunter green (Lustre)
  • Showstopper – Deep blackened brown (Matte)

This palette stole my heart with its medley of complex smokey colours and useful neutral shades. I’m particularly impressed with the Lustres in this palette – they don’t behave like regular Lustres with sparkly fallout; instead, their pigmented quality and uniformity of application are similar to that of the Veluxe Pearl formulation.

Stormy Love (second from the right in the photo above) is my favourite shade of the six. A green with plummy undertones, it reminded me instantly of the duo-chromed MAC Eye Shadow in Club (a plum brown with green undertones).


Available at Changi Airport and downtown duty-free stores, this nifty kit retails at S$65. Measuring 6.5 x 6.5 cm, I was a little surprised by its size when I received it from MAC Travel Retail. However, the pans contain more than enough product for many uses and it is an extremely portable size for travel. The case, whose exterior has an iridescent shimmer that twinkles under the light (think a tamer version of MAC Prep+Prime packaging), has a little heft to it too.

Its most attractive feature, though, is the fact that it will create quite a number of interesting eyeshadow looks, thanks to its special combination of hues. :)


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14 Responses to MAC Packed to Go: 6 Warm Smoky Eyeshadows

  1. March 10, 2011 at 12:05 am

    This looks like a good versatile palette! Thanks for the review & swatches x

    • makeupmag
      March 10, 2011 at 12:10 am

      Hi Princesa Livia,

      You’re welcome. :) I know I will use this fairly often (♥ Stormy Love!).

  2. Jan
    March 10, 2011 at 1:21 am

    this one looks so gorgeous!!! I already have those colors in other palettes..sigh..but so tempted to get this so that they can be in one place.

    • makeupmag
      March 11, 2011 at 12:46 am

      Hi Jan,

      These are great shadows to have; no harm in getting more. ;)

  3. M
    March 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Mag, I’m a long-time lurker here, but anyways, I SAW YOU IN THE PAPERS! You are gonna be in the Urban section, tmr? Cool!

    • makeupmag
      March 11, 2011 at 12:47 am

      Hi M,

      Yes. :) Hope the piece turns out well!

  4. Sam
    March 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Ooh, this is nice. I have most of the colours though…but not combined in one palette!

    • makeupmag
      March 11, 2011 at 12:48 am

      Hi Sam,

      It’d be nice to have them all in one place? ;)

  5. t
    March 11, 2011 at 1:45 am

    where exactly can i buy this in town? which downtown duty free shops are you referring to?

    • makeupmag
      March 13, 2011 at 12:56 am

      Hi T,

      I believe the DFS at Scotts should carry this.

  6. Y
    March 11, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Hi… Can you teach me how to make full use of all colours? Thank You.

    • makeupmag
      March 13, 2011 at 12:55 am

      Hi Y,

      It’d be difficult to do this just by writing about it; if you’re really interested, I do hold one-to-one makeup workshops. :)

  7. Y
    March 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Oh.. that’s nice. Wat’s ur charges for 1 to 1 makeup workshop?? Mayb u can record a video n upload to youtube. Im sure many readers would like that. =)

    • makeupmag
      March 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      Hi Y,

      Do email me privately if you’re interested. I don’t do YouTube videos at the moment. :)

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