6 Must-Have Orange MAC Eyeshadows
About the Temptalia Must-Haves Series
A series of posts showcasing must-have products from MAC Cosmetics’ permanent line of products. Selections are based on quality, universality, uniqueness amongst the line, and the like. Limited edition shades are deliberately excluded to make buying easier. Readers’ comments act as a supplement to these lists of their favorites and must-haves. You can find the entire series here.
Orange eyeshadow is the truest orange available by MAC. It’s an oldie, but it’s a goody. With a matte texture, Orange can provide a ton of dimension whether used on the lid or crease.
Motif eyeshadow is a peachy-orange duochrome with a shimmery finish. I love it for the different ways it’ll look, depending on the colors next to it.
Gleam eyeshadow is a light, highlighter peachy shade. It’s pretty and easy to use for even someone who may be color shy.
See three more must-haves, plus get pairing recommendations!
Arena eyeshadow is an orangey-brown, almost a deep peach color for me. I love it for neutral looks, but it’s also nice to use in the crease for brighter looks.
Rule eyeshadow is a slightly dirty orange color. It’s matte, like Orange, but it’s not quite as true orange in color.
Samoa Silk eyeshadow is a smooth, veluxe-finish peach-orange color. It’s pale without being pastel, and it is a great all-over-lid color.
Pair these shadows with…
yellows (like Chrome Yellow), golds (like Goldmine), browns (like Amber Lights), reds (like Coppering)
Check your stash for a few awesome limited edition finds…
Fab & Flashy, Firespot, Orange Tangent, D’Bohemia, Sunsplosion, Juiced
What are your favorite orange eyeshadows?
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of great eyeshadows — these are shades I personally think are worth getting as a whole. I also only list permanent eyeshadow colors (and eyeshadows only–no other eye products, *just* eyeshadows for this list), which is why limited edition colors do not make the list.