At one point I found myself lemming for the Naked 2 palette. Then I realized, in my massive makeup collection, I probably had more than enough naked neutral shades, so I really didn’t need to have a lemming for it. I ended up looking through all my neutrals and so many looked the same in the container, I decided to swatch them to see the variances.


All eye shadows were swatched on Meow’s Light Primer. The Blushes were swatched on bare skin.

Row 1 = Creamy Bisque – Vanilla – Dazzlelight – Orb – Bisque – Yogurt
Row 2 = Retrospeck – Vapour – Blanc Type – Jest – Naked – Fairylite
Row 3 = Hoppin’ – Maid of Honor – Sugar Snack – All That Glitters – Patina – Vex
Row 4 = Soft Brown – Handwritten – Nebula – Copperplate – Typographic – Hypnotizing
Row 5 = Crystal – Electra – Hocus Pocus – Tabby – Weathered – Knight Divine
Row 6 = Rondelle – Palatial – Courtly Grey – Majestic – Knight – Silver Ring

Row 1 = Creamy Bisque – Vanilla – Dazzlelight – Orb – Bisque – Yogurt
Row 2 = Retrospeck – Vapour – Blanc Type – Jest – Naked – Fairylite
Row 3 = Hoppin’ – Maid of Honor – Sugar Snack – All That Glitters – Patina – Vex
Row 4 = Soft Brown – Handwritten – Nebula – Copperplate – Typographic – Hypnotizing
Row 5 = Crystal – Electra – Hocus Pocus – Tabby – Weathered – Knight Divine
Row 6 = Rondelle – Palatial – Courtly Grey – Majestic – Knight – Silver Ring

Shade Descriptions
Creamy Bisque – dirty ivory with pearl (frost) (LE)
Vanilla – peachy-ivory with reflects (velvet)
Dazzlelight – neutral with shimmer (veluxe pearl)
Orb – soft peachy-beige (satin)
Bisque – soft muted pinky-beige (matte)
Yogurt – soft pale pink (matte)
Retrospeck – bleached blonde (lustre)
Vapour – soft pale peachy-pink duochrome flecked with violet shimmer (velvet)
Blanc Type – creamy beige (matte2)
Jest – soft muted peach with icy shimmer (frost)
Naked – fleshy beige with pearl (matte) (pigment)
Fairylite – very pale ivory shimmer with opalescent pearl (LE) (pigment)
Hoppin’ – clean pastel peach (Heatherette Trio 1)
Maid of Honor – chalky grey-cream (satin) (Royal Assets Holiday Smokey Eyes)
Sugar Snack – light pink (matte) (Shop & Drop quad)
All That Glitters – beige with gold pearl (veluxe pearl)
Patina – taupe brown with golden pearl (frost)
Vex – soft pale green duochrome with pink opalescent shimmer (frost)
Soft Brown – soft golden peachy-brown (matte)
Handwritten – rich chocolate brown (matte2)
Nebula – dark greyed brown with pearl (LE) (pigment)
Copperplate – muted mid-tone grey (matte2)
Typographic – asphalt black (matte2)
Hypnotizing – frosted grey mauve (frost) (Shop & Drop quad)
Crystal – muted violet duochrome with silver opalescent shimmer (frost)
Electra – silver with icy shimmer (frost)
Hocus Pocus – dark sooty grey with silver pearl (LE)
Tabby – dirty grey (frost)
Weathered – dirty blue grey (Delights 6 Eye Cool Palette)
Knight Divine – black with silver pearl (veluxe pearl)
Rondelle – light silver with white pearl (frost) (Royal Assets Holiday Smokey Eyes)
Palatial – taupe brown (lustre) (Royal Assets Holiday Smokey Eyes)
Courtly Grey – cement grey (matte) (Royal Assets Holiday Smokey Eyes)
Majestic – neutral grey brown with silver sparkle (lustre) (Royal Assets Holiday Smokey Eyes)
Knight – dark grey (veluxe pearl) (Royal Assets Holiday Smokey Eyes)
Silver Ring – grey with silver sheen (veluxe pearl)

So I think I’ve got neutrals covered.

Fairylite is my all time favorite pigment from MAC. Nebula is a close second. Vapour has been a favorite highlighter of mine for years. I’ve loved Tabby, and later Copperplate, because they’re both dirty grey shades that really seem to work with my eye color. I like all the greys, really. Blanc Type is a great matte highlighter and great for blending out the edges of other colors.

I also swatched Trace Gold blush and Nyx’s Taupe blush. I read on someone’s blog recently (and I can’t remember which blog I read it on) that Nyx Taupe is a perfect contour shade for pale ladies, so I picked it up to give it a try. So far I’ve only played with it on my hand, but the results were pleasing.

Trace Gold – gold with shimmer (sheertone shimmer)
Taupe – light matte taupe brown

Do you have a lot of neutrals in your collection? I didn’t even realize I had so many, aside from the greys. I knew I had a lot of greys. Do you see any shades you like? Would you wear any of these?

Some products were purchased by me. Some were gifts from friends or family. All opinions are my own.