Thursday, January 31st, 2013

MAC Altered State Eyeshadow
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.

If it sounds familiar, it has made a couple of appearances in MAC’s holiday palettes. The shade is good, but for a Veluxe Pearl, it’s drier and more powdery than you’d expect–it doesn’t have that dense, almost buttery, feel of a Veluxe Pearl. The color payoff was true-to-pan, and it was blendable and fairly easy to apply. I wore it (along with the other eyeshadows in the collection), and there was a smidgen of fading after wearing it for nine hours (no primer) but no fall out or creasing.  There was some minor fall out during application because of the drier texture.

The Glossover

LE
product

Altered State

B+
It's a good purple overall with nice pigmentation and blendability, but it is a little dry and powdery.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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MAC Altered State Eyeshadow
MAC Altered State Eyeshadow

MAC Altered State Eyeshadow
MAC Altered State Eyeshadow

MAC Altered State Eyeshadow
MAC Altered State Eyeshadow

MAC Altered State Eyeshadow
MAC Altered State Eyeshadow

MAC Altered State Eyeshadow
MAC Altered State Eyeshadow

MAC Altered State Eyeshadow
MAC Altered State Eyeshadow


Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $21.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

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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11 thoughts on “MAC Altered State Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Beautifull eyes Christinee… Just stunningg.. :)
    how u applied purple on your lower lash line? I mean its teh pigment or an eye pencil?

  2. gabriela guzman

    I’m just not that excited for this collection. Mac burnout perhaps. Will you be reviewing Archie’s Girls?

  3. what is the brush with the shorter whitish hairs?

  4. Avatar of Alisha alisha

    Do you think this is the same as the palette version? (Better, worse, more powdery, etc)

  5. Such a stunning purple! Without fail, rich purple shadows like this always make my heart go pitter-patter!! :D

  6. Hi Christine, thanks for the great review.
    I already own the Attrape Coeur quad by Guerlain and wondered if the darkest shade was similar or not to Altered State, since I have kind of a crush on Altered State but don’t want to spend money unnecessarily either.
    What do you think, buy or skip?
    Thanks for your help!