MAC Altered State Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

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

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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


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  • Blendable (283)
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  • Long-wearing (205)
  • Great Value (142)
  • Buttery (131)
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  • Powdery (43)
  • Fades (27)
  • Hard To Blend (24)
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  • Fall Out (19)
  • Chalky (14)
  • Creases (12)
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