I recently spent a night looking up MAC dupes for shades that I owned and looking for colors I had nothing like. I came up with the following
Humid, Expensive Pink, Parfait Amour and Red Brick
I went to a counter and swatched all these, then went to Ulta and found dupes or near-dupes for them.
Here's the palette I made! I had a few issues depotting the NYX Hot Singles but they're still obviously usable and beautiful! I challenged myself to make a look with all four, since they're kind of crazy together. I didn't buy them to go with each other! I bought them cause they're unique in my collection and I love 'em. So here's how that went.
I used 'Expensive Pink' on the inner lid, and 'Parfait Amour' in the crease and outer lid/outer V, both with a fluffy brush. I blended out that purple a lot to get it super sheer. I used 'Humid' along the lash line and blended it up with a detailer brush so it didn't look like liner but a hazy halo of green. I used a bit of 'Humid' again on the outer lower lash line, some 'Expensive Pink' on the inner corner and packed 'Red Brick' on the middle of the lower lash line with my pinky finger. It's definitely a lot more wearable without the orange pop, but I kinda like it since it makes my eyes look so blue! But the sheerness of the purple and green are really working for me, as well as how the gold shimmer in the green and the pink blended with each other. I'm probably gonna wear that to class tomorrow!
Okay. I'll probably do without the orange.