MAC Carbon Eyeshadow (Year of the Snake)

MAC Carbon Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “intense black.” It’s a medium black with a matte finish. NARS Night Clubbing has a soft micro-shimmer. Urban Decay Crave is similar in color.  Carbon is part of the permanent range, as well as come out in various palettes over the years, so you may find you have it at least once in your collection already.

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MAC Carbon Eyeshadow

MAC Carbon Eyeshadow (Year of the Snake)

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
83%

MAC Brash & Bold Pigment

MAC Brash & Bold Pigment ($21.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “bright magenta.” It’s a rich, vibrant fuchsia-shimmered pink-red. MAC Passionate is matte and pinker. MAC Tease with Ease is pinker, less red, and not as vibrant. MAC Bright Fuchsia is darker, less red-toned. Brash & Bold is a repromote, so you might want to check your stash to see if you already own it.

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MAC Brash & Bold Pigment
MAC Pigment Brash & Bold
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%

MAC Altered State Eyeshadow

MAC Altered State Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “deep frosted blue purple” with a Veluxe Pearl finish. It’s a darkened purple with subtle burgundy-brown undertones and a dusting of micro-shimmer. OCC Overlook is lighter, redder. Buxom Schnauzer is slightly lighter and a cream product. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #5 is richer, darker.

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MAC Altered State Eyeshadow
MAC Eyeshadow Altered State
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
89%

MAC Push the Edge Pigment

MAC Push the Edge Pigment ($21.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “deep bright purple with pearl.” It’s a rich violet purple with strong fuchsia-red undertones and a frosted finish. NARS Trash is a bit darker and less shimmery, plus it is a cream product. Make Up For Ever #26 is also a cream product, but it is more similar in color.

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MAC Push the Edge Pigment

MAC Push the Edge Pigment

B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
86%

Urban Decay Moonflower Eyeshadow and BYOP

Urban Decay Moonflower BYOP ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a new design of Urban Decay’s Build Your Own Palette concept, and this version includes one eyeshadow already–Moonflower–which is described as a “light copper/peach shimmer.” It’s a softened, orange-copper with a golden peach shimmer-sheen finish. Cinderella All Aglow is browner. Guerlain Les Fauves #4 is darker. bareMinerals Nirvana is lighter. Urban Decay Penny Lane is lighter and more golden. theBalm Mischievous Marissa is similar.

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Urban Decay Moonflower BYOP
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Moonflower
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow ($18.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “beige sparkle.” It’s a medium caramel brown with warm undertones and a champagne-bronze sheen. Milani Caramel Brown is darker, more bronze. MAC Love Connection is also browner. Too Faced Cinnamon Sugar is lighter, less caramel. Urban Decay Blaze is less brown, slightly more orange.

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Urban Decay Sidecar Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Sidecar
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
98%