Friday, August 28th, 2009

How to Wear MAC Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad

MAC’s Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad (see review, swatches, and photos here) is a recently released palette of cool-toned shades. The quad contains these shades: Photorealism (pale yellow-gold); Fresh Approach (pale mint green); Image Maker (grayish green); and Grey Range (dark blue-green).  Here are five combinations (plus a bonus one!)…

  • Inner Lid: Photorealism
  • Outer Lid: Image Maker
  • Crease: Grey Range
  • Brow: Photorealism
  • Cheek: The Perfect Cheek
  • Lip: Hold the Pose, New Spirit

See more combinations

  • Inner Lid: Fresh Approach
  • Outer Lid: Grey Range
  • Crease: Grey Range
  • Brow: Photorealism
  • Cheek: Notable
  • Lip: Front Lit, Young Thing

  • Inner Lid: Fresh Approach
  • Outer Lid: Image Maker
  • Crease: Grey Range
  • Brow: Photorealism
  • Cheek: The Perfect Cheek
  • Lip: Lovin’ It, Young Thing

  • Inner Lid: Photorealism
  • Outer Lid: Grey Range
  • Crease: Image Maker
  • Brow: Photorealism
  • Cheek: The Perfect Cheek
  • Lip: High Strung, New Spirit

  • Inner Lid: Photorealism
  • Outer Lid: Fresh Approach
  • Crease: Grey Range
  • Brow: Photorealism
  • Cheek: Notable
  • Lip: Front Lit, Young Thing

  • Inner Lid: Photorealism
  • Outer Lid: Fresh Approach
  • Crease: Image Maker
  • Brow: Photorealism
  • Cheek: The Perfect Cheek
  • Lip: Lovin’ It, On Display

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26 thoughts on “6 Ways to Wear: MAC Photo Realism Eyeshadow Quad

  1. Roxanne

    #3, 5 and 6 speak to me the most! I love that you’ve put some graphics next to it, it makes it so much easier to imagine the look!!

  2. Buttafly

    I love this quad! Thanks for posting this. I am wearing the quad today. Lately I have been using grey range as a liner as well and it is absolutely gorgeous. Do you have any recommendations as to what other e/s could be used that is not part of the quad?

  3. Great combos! I picked up this quad for a particular look I had in mind, but now I have more great ideas!

  4. amy

    Photorealism is my favourite quad from the collection. I was resisting at first, but I am definitely going to pick it up when I get paid.

  5. thanks for doing this! i was going to pick up the photorealism quad and this is going to be very helpful :)

  6. Chris

    The combos look beautiful, but I think I have a few shadows that are similar enough to these. As well, I am looking forward to Style Black and DSquared.

  7. niknik

    thanks so much for this Christine! I am in love with this quad it’s so beautiful and easy to wear

  8. smut

    I love this quad, I’m really glad I purchased it! That and Hold the Pose lipstick!

  9. This is such a useful post! I bought the quad but hadn’t yet figured out all the combinations possible.

  10. just got this today along with hertiage PM and uncommon creme blush looking forward in using the quad with your e/s combos x

  11. Patti

    Hi Christine,

    I have this quad and this is really helpful!!

    Thanks!!