The Makeup: MAC All That Glitters

It really wasn’t all that long ago that I longed for a collection of purely matt eyeshadows, and that any sign of shimmer had me running a mile, but things have changed (even though I’m not sure what those things are) and I’ve been embracing a subtle bit of shimmer during the day lately.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m never going near a full on glitter pigment or cheap and chalky shimmer from Superdrug, but a finely milled MAC eyeshadow will fit the bill just fine, and for day to day wears, that’s where All That Glitters comes in. A beautiful natural pink shadow with the finest gold-ish shimmer running through. It catches the light beautifully and is perfect if you want to go light on the eye makeup without looking too natural. Photographing this one was tricky business as it’s difficult to capture how beautiful it looks on camera – especially the beautiful sheen it brings to the eye lid – but my iPhone camera came to the rescue and did the best out of the three cameras trailed.

If I’m whole heartedly refusing to make an effort when applying this, I use my finger and blend lightly, patting a little extra over the center of the lid once i’m done. But if I’m really feeling it, I go heavier (pictured above) and blend the edges out with a 217 and a swirl of MACs charcoal brown on the crease. Perfecto. 

I’m currently still on the hunt for more shades to add to the MAC shadow stash i’m currently hiding away (more on that next week), so if you have any recommendations of shades that are an absolute must then leave them below!


  1. Molly Lyon
    04 Jul 2013 / 1:07 pm

    Ooh I've just ordered this today and your pictures have made me beyond excited for it to arrive! Looks so beautiful on you.

    Molly x

  2. rosaliejayne
    04 Jul 2013 / 1:20 pm

    I love this shade, it's probably my most used shadow, I've hit pan though so it's being rationed until I can buy another. Patina and amber lights are lovely shades too and like this one they haven't got too much glitter just a really nice shimmer.
    Rosalie x

  3. Shradha G Loves
    04 Jul 2013 / 1:24 pm

    This looks gorgeous
    Perfect for a every day look
    S xx

  4. Kelly
    04 Jul 2013 / 1:44 pm

    All That Glitters is one of my favorites! I love that for everyday! I'm obsessed with Mulch, Satin Taupe, Mythology, and Tempting!

  5. Diane
    04 Jul 2013 / 1:49 pm

    All That Glitters was one of the first Mac shadows I was ever introduced to!

    PS: Your lashes look lovely xx

  6. Lillian ParisianToBe
    04 Jul 2013 / 1:57 pm

    Gorgeous, as usual. I love these posts that you do!
    xo Lillian

  7. Romila Marie
    04 Jul 2013 / 1:59 pm

    Oooh your face is flawless! I love All That Glitters, too!


  8. Adele Miner
    04 Jul 2013 / 2:12 pm

    Looks so pretty! Must pick it up next time I'm in town 🙂 x

  9. Anya
    04 Jul 2013 / 2:21 pm

    That looks gorgeous! I need to try this. I recommend Naked Lunch as its my favourite MAC shade for the eyes.

  10. Izzy
    04 Jul 2013 / 2:46 pm

    I love this eyeshadow, it's by far my favourite! I've worn it nearly everyday since I've had it :)xo

  11. rebecca boo
    04 Jul 2013 / 3:09 pm

    i've wanted thos for ages now, it is the perfect everyday shade! will have to pick it up soon xx

  12. ZeebLikesIt
    04 Jul 2013 / 3:17 pm

    Looks gorgeous! You look so stunning 🙂


  13. Luxe Life Aspirations
    04 Jul 2013 / 3:25 pm

    I love this shade, just so easy to wear! Although now I want Charcoal Brown to pair it with…

  14. Talisa Tossell
    04 Jul 2013 / 3:31 pm

    I love mac shadows!

  15. Becky Fearn
    04 Jul 2013 / 4:10 pm

    Such a gorgeous colour, going to put this in my mac quad!

    B xx

  16. Beth May
    04 Jul 2013 / 4:29 pm

    This looks lovely, shall have to use this! Thanks Beth May Blogs

  17. makeup lover
    04 Jul 2013 / 4:32 pm

    Mac All That Glitters is my favourite eyeshadow! I use it almost everyday x
    Amy |

  18. Justine J
    04 Jul 2013 / 4:38 pm

    It is perfect for the inner corner of an eye 🙂 I love it xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  19. Sophie
    04 Jul 2013 / 4:54 pm

    This looks stunning for everyday wear and i'm completely lusting on your lashes. Check them out!

  20. dan
    04 Jul 2013 / 5:16 pm

    this is my favourite mac eyeshadow, and the only one I've hit pan on! xx

  21. Sophierosehearts
    04 Jul 2013 / 5:18 pm

    That is such a perfect shade, so pretty 🙂 Your brows look amazing too!

    Sophierosehearts x

  22. Maddy
    04 Jul 2013 / 5:35 pm

    Your eyelashes are amazing! I love this shadow too! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  23. Rebekah Louise
    04 Jul 2013 / 5:40 pm

    Gorgeous shade!

    Rebekah ♥

  24. Sarah
    04 Jul 2013 / 5:47 pm

    Lovely shade, I've heard a lot about it! x

  25. Rosie Apple
    04 Jul 2013 / 6:03 pm

    Love this shade, it looks so pretty!

  26. Katie
    04 Jul 2013 / 6:28 pm

    Beautiful shade.

    Katie x

  27. Amy Keeling
    04 Jul 2013 / 8:04 pm

    I'm currently wondering what eye-shadow to get from MAC, it would be my first too so I want to get it right. This sounds lovely and looks gorgeous on you.

    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

  28. Emily /
    04 Jul 2013 / 8:16 pm

    Such a gorgeous colour:) x

  29. Amber Hunter
    04 Jul 2013 / 8:57 pm

    Love the shade! I don't have any MAC shadow recommendations off the top of my head, but if you're braving a little more glitter, Stila's shade kitten is so so stunning! It looks really shimmery and sparkly but is definitely more subtle when applied, I love it!
    xx Amber
    Lovely Notions

  30. Belle du Brighton
    04 Jul 2013 / 9:35 pm

    my faves:
    Shroom (satin finish)
    Phloof (frost finish))
    Retrospecl (lustre finish)
    Mulch (velvet finish)

    Mac eyeshadows are addictive :/

  31. Joana Villegas
    04 Jul 2013 / 10:16 pm

    Are there any dupes for Mac's All That Glitters? The color is lovely!
    Electrical Being

  32. Celina
    05 Jul 2013 / 12:56 am

    This is such a beautiful shade and it's on my wishlist.
    I don't know which MAC eyeshadow to get next because I have so many that I want!
    My current favourite is Patina and I love it for everyday wear.

    Celina | The Celution

  33. Madeline
    05 Jul 2013 / 2:25 am

    That shadow is at the top of my to-buy list ! It looks absolutely gorgeous, you have definitely sold me on it. Also your lashes look fantastic !

  34. Marta
    05 Jul 2013 / 9:59 am

    It's such a gorgeous color! It looks so beautiful, I just wish there was a MAC store here. :)x

  35. Rachelle
    05 Jul 2013 / 10:36 am

    This has been one of my favourites for YEARS! So beautiful, try it with a little bit of Satin Taupe or Sable blended into the crease. Too good.

    Rachelle xo

  36. Katie
    05 Jul 2013 / 1:27 pm

    I love this colour, I purchased this recently and I just can't get enough of it. Another shimmery favorite of mine is Antiqued, it's a beautiful colour for a bronzed smoky eye. Katie xx

  37. Julia H
    06 Jul 2013 / 3:11 am

    All That Glitters was my first MAC eyeshadow and still to this day one of my favorites. So easy to work with. Mulch and Sable are two other great colors for brown eyes.

  38. Aman Kaur
    06 Jul 2013 / 5:53 am

    This looks so pretty on you, I love it! You are gorgeous!!

    xoxo, Aman | coffee chic | twitter

  39. Mollie Browne
    07 Jul 2013 / 6:42 am

    Such a pretty colour!


  40. Pippa Jones
    07 Jul 2013 / 8:44 pm

    Definitely a pretty all over the eye colour!

    Pipp xx

  41. Katherine xo
    10 Jul 2013 / 12:27 am

    all that glitters is the most perfect shade, if you want one similar in finish i'd recommend ricepaper which is like the yellowy gold version! 🙂 x