Known Dupes: Illegal Cargo
Shale is an interesting shade; it actually reminds me a LOT of Quarry, but with more plummy mauve tones, whereas Quarry is more of a straight toned down purple. Shale did take me a while to warm up to, and it basically comes down to finding the right combinations for my skin tone. If you’re warm and you have had trouble wearing Shale, I’d recommend pairing it with warmer colors to see if that helps. I especially love wearing it in the crease with warmer purples on the lid. I’m glad I found ways to wear this, as it is a great base shade to have.
MAC eyeshadows used:
- Shale (on lid, below crease)
- Mythical LE (crease) – you could also use ‘Cranberry’ here
- Shadowy Lady (deepen outer crease and line upper and lower lashline)
- Orb (blend)
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