Mac Duo’s

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I learned a valuable lesson recently.

Check the “duo” shadows at Mac before you buy two separate shadows.
*you won’t find “This and That” online. Only in stores.


I’ve had Vanilla for awhile, and love using it on my brow bone and the inner corners of my eyes. I picked up Era several weeks ago. I like that it’s lighter than my usual Satin Taupe, but still adds some color to my lids.

Then I bought the duo “This & That” because it looked like my perfect shadows. I got home and realized I practically own both of these already.

Oh well, at least I’m set for awhile! 

The sandy color in the duo is slightly lighter than Era, but not by much. It would just take an extra layer or so to achieve the depth that Era creates. 

Have you bought a duo from Mac before? It seems like you get about the same amount of product as you would in two individual pods, but for a lower price.

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Comments (19)

  1. Jessica says
    Posted August 16, 2012

    I have “this and that” and really love the duo!

  2. Lizzy says
    Posted August 16, 2012

    I did that with trax except I actually just bought the same thing twice.

    • Kate says
      Posted August 16, 2012

      I do that all the time!

  3. Amy says
    Posted August 16, 2012

    Oh no, I hate it when I duplicate on accident!

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  4. Steph says
    Posted August 16, 2012

    I do! But with lipgloss and lipstick. 🙂 ♥

  5. Amanda says
    Posted August 16, 2012

    Kate can you flat iron your hair before you curl your hair. would it curl as well??

    • Kate says
      Posted August 16, 2012

      You can, but it might not hold curl as well! Try it!

    • Amanda says
      Posted August 16, 2012

      i will and i absolutely love all of the hair tutorials that you do. They are all SOOO CUTE!!! 🙂

  6. Posted August 16, 2012

    Good deal! Getting a true bargain is always exciting.

  7. Posted August 16, 2012

    I love MAC make-up! I’m going to buy some this coming weekend when I’m in Las Vegas!
    Thanks for the tip Kate!

  8. Hailey says
    Posted August 16, 2012

    I have never tried MAC shadows. I really like these colors though! I’m a huge fan of duos and palettes.

  9. Anonymous says
    Posted August 16, 2012

    I really like M•A•C’s paint pot – Rubenesque. It’s really good for making your eyeshadows stay on all day.

  10. Posted August 16, 2012

    I love MACs eyeshadows for real. I gotta check out the duos next time. thanks for the tip, kate!

  11. Posted August 16, 2012

    Yes I love thissssssssss
    the duo’s are just perfect!

  12. Posted August 16, 2012

    I am headed to MAC this weekend to buy eye shadows and you just saved me a few $$. Thanks for the tip!

  13. Kristin says
    Posted August 17, 2012

    The mineralize duos make my lids itch so I have to stick with the standard formula eyeshadows. It is a nice stand-in for the singles for those that don’t mind the difference in formula.

  14. Katie says
    Posted August 17, 2012

    I love mac shadows. You can’t beat them. Do you think you could post a picture of your hair cut at the length is now?

  15. Anonymous says
    Posted August 18, 2012

    Mac will let yor return within 30 days even if it has been used.

  16. Posted August 19, 2012

    I’ve never thought of getting the duos before.
    Great advice!
    – I did tell you