Friday, September 16th, 2011

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Fall Colour: Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad ($38.00 for 0.20 oz.) is one of two quads from the MAC Fall Colour Collection, which debuts in North America on September 29th, 2011 and will roll out internationall in October. Angel Flame includes these shades: Chamomile (creamy pale yellow), Angel Flame (coral that flashes pink/yellow), Feather Pink (mid-tone pink), and Gravel (blue-grey).

  • Chamomile is a soft yellowed white-beige with a satin finish. It has a less frosted finish compared to MAC Short Shorts and is also a touch less yellow. Urban Decay Zephyr is whiter and more frosted. Inglot #395 is a touch more orange and metallic in finish. The texture is lovely–very soft and smooth while delivering excellent color payoff.
  • Angel Flame is a softened peachy-orange with golden peach shimmer-sheen. It has a frost finish. It’s like a slightly softer version of MAC Melon Pigment. Inglot #407 is much more intense. It’s also similar to Make Up For Ever #153. It’s pinker than MAC Flip. It’s a tiny bit powdery and sheered out but overall pretty good in texture and payoff.
  • Feather Pink is a cool-toned, blue-based cotton candy pink with a satin finish. Inglot #319 is the closest dupe I could think of, though it is lighter. I want to say it is similar to MAC Push-up Pink, which is very, very old (2004).
  • Gravel is a blue-tinted gray-black with a matte finish. It was a litte dry and sheer when swatched, but it applied beautifully on the lid, as many MAC matte eyeshadows often do. Inglot #376 is a bit similar but almost looks a touch purple.

The whole time I was photographing this, I felt like it looked familiar. It is reminiscent of the overall color scheme of the Fafi Eyes 2 Eyeshadow Quad, though I wouldn’t say they’re dupes but there are a few similarities (pale highlight, medium pink, bluish-gray-black). It also bears some similarity to MAC A Rose is a Rose Eyeshadow Quad; sort of like a frostier, slightly darker variation on it.

I like the quad overall, and honestly, after the past few palettes I’ve seen from MAC launches, I’m also relieved: the quality is much better here than it has been recently. It’s a solid quad overall with good quality and an interesting mix of colors.

The Glossover

palette

Angel Flame

A-
I like the quad overall, and honestly, after the past few palettes I've seen from MAC launches, I'm also relieved: the quality is much better here than it has been recently. It's a solid quad overall with good quality and an interesting mix of colors.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
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MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Chamomile Eyeshadow

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Feather Pink Eyeshadow

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Gravel Eyeshadow

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Chamomile Eyeshadow

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Feather Pink Eyeshadow

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Gravel Eyeshadow

MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad
Gravel on the lower third of lid (which was deliberately softened by Feather Pink),
Feather Pink on the lid, Angel Flame above crease, Chamomile to highlight brow, Rich Purple
on the water line, Ash Violet on lower lash line, Angel Flame on lower lash line

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics on September 29th, $38.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review.

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48 thoughts on “MAC Angel Flame Eyeshadow Quad Swatches, Photos, Reviews

  1. amanda

    the pink shade is beautiful.

  2. I love how you used all those colours in a single eye look. Very pretty, but not overdone.

    Angel Flame is my favourite colour from this palette based on your swatches. So pretty!

  3. Nancy

    I wonder if this would be ok for mature eyes. The pink is kind of youthful but overall it is sort of neutral enough to maybe look nice. Have to see.

  4. Raquel

    beautiful combo, love how you put it together!

  5. Devi

    I love Angel Flame [the actual eyeshadow, not the quad as a whole] so much… wish we could just get the individual shade, because the other colors don’t interest me.

    • Melon pigment is just like it. I believe UD has one called X as well. Lots of brands have this shade :)

      • Devi

        Haha, I checked out all of the dupes that you suggested in your post, and for some reason, I just prefer this one. xD Maybe it’s the fact that it’s a little powdery is what makes me like it so much.. the other shadows and pigments seem to have such an intense shimmer, and I just like how much more subdued it seems here. Thank you so much for all the suggestions, they really do help. :D

  6. The whole time I was looking at the colors I was going “dont I have a similar quad like this” Then when you said Fafi Eyes II It all came back to me lol. I loved that quad, but hated the color pay off. Maybe I will invest in this one. Actually, now that I look at it more, it looks like a franken-palette of fafi I and fafi II.

  7. daphne

    This is really pretty, but I do have Rose is a Rose so I would skip it. I love the look you did there! But didn’t you just tell us Rich Purple is not waterline safe? ;-P (I tease…I think it’s not, but I don’t care and use mine on the waterline all the time.)

    • Haha, yes, I actually mentioned that in the Chromagraphic Pencil review I didn’t realize it was and had recently used it that way – it’s SO easy to forget sometimes :) I wouldn’t have thought it wasn’t waterline safe – I know that all the SUPER bright shades have the most restrictions (especially pink/red). At least it didn’t have any ill effects for me!

      • I don’t care if it’s not eye safe and if my eyes starts swelling up, at least I’ll be looking hot with Rich Purple on my waterline. Kidding, LOL! but Rich Purple does really look awesome on your waterline!

  8. Although each eye shadow is pigmented….I think I will still pass on buying the palette.

  9. Melody

    I’ve been dying to see swatches of this! Glad it doesn’t disappoint.

  10. I absolutely love the look you did with this! I like the palette too, but it is kind of pricey, so I’ll have to think about if I’ll use it enough to justify it :)

  11. Missy

    LOVE every colour except the pink. :/

  12. Sara

    I feel like angel flame swatches similar to UD’s “Flow” from the 15th Anniversary palette. They look much different in the pics, but I know that “Flow” is very peach, and Angel Flame seems to be swatching quite similarly

  13. Nora

    Do want! Feather Pink and Angel Flame are *gorgeous*. They look like they’ll go well with Paradisco.

  14. Avatar of Michelle Michelle

    I love Chamomile and Angel Flame!

  15. Dana

    The Feather Pink shade is a bit lighter and less mauve-y than Pushup Pink….will see if I can get a photo when I get home, if you like, for comparison’s sake since I still have it!

  16. love the peach and pink shade!

  17. If only Angel Flame is released as a single. Love the subtlety of that shade.

    Like you, I haven’t seen a nice eyeshadow quad from MAC in a while. Well, the past few weren’t really that nice actually.

    But this one is quite pretty!

  18. Maureen

    That pink is awesome. Everything else, BOO

  19. Avatar of fabiola fabiola

    thank you Christine, this helps a lot. angel flames looks like tweet me from the peacocky collection.

  20. Ashley

    Wow. I love Feather Pink and Angel Flame! Good to hear the quality is nice too! This is my choice of palette from the collection.

  21. helen

    I just swatched the collection today and really liked this palette. The MSFs are outstanding!! Some real winners in this collection. I also learned that Cindy Sherman is no longer associated with the collection and all of her pictures will be excluded! Should be interesting to see what they do!

  22. Melissa

    maybe im wayyy off, but is MAC’s paradisco in any way similar to angel flame? i own it and it looks like it is ..

  23. Elizabeth

    Omg this is so gorgeous! I’m buying it mainly for the pink – so beautiful, and cool toned too :D I have a slightly cool toned porcelain skintone, so it’s kinda hard to find a pretty pink. Reddish pinks would just look bad on me I think. Is that pink (Feather Pink) pigmented Christine? I hope it shows up better than the one in the Quite Cute quad. :)

  24. msjessnj

    Making this look with colors I already have :) it’s so pretty! Can’t wait to pick this up on the 29th

  25. cynthia neal

    There is a throwback here to the wonderful Nars duo – Heaven. This quad certainly looks like a winner to me. Actually, super colours for the over _______ crowd. These shades brighten the eye area and are quite youthful.

  26. It’s nice to finally see a good quad from MAC after several fails.

  27. Avatar of caitlin Cait

    I kinda want this too :3

  28. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Oh wow, Angel Flame is lovely. I’d hope to someday see a similar shade get an individual release. It’s a nice and interesting set of colors, over all, though I’m not if I’d use it enough to justify buying it.

    That’s a great look you created with it, though! Very pretty. :)

  29. Avatar of Ana Ana G.

    It has been a long time since I liked all the colors in a quad. Maybe I wll pick this one up…

  30. rygurl

    this quad almost reminds me of caviar dreams. but i had bought caviar dreams and the colors were soooo hard to apply. just chalky and so pale. none of those problems with this quad?

  31. Avatar of Noga Noga

    The look is simply gorg! Now I want to buy that one. Look what you make me do Christine :D

  32. Cassie

    Thanks so much for the review and the swatches! I think this is a definite yes for me now!!

  33. Nellie

    I like the look of these colors, but I already have Chamomile from when it was released in Warm & Cozy and I try not to buy premade quads if I already any of the colors. Oh well, money saved!

  34. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    I tried this out today – haven’t left the house yet but I’m going to soon!! We’ll see how the girls at work like it :S

    The most difficult colour to dupe for me was the pink – I don’t have either dupes mentioned and wondered if anyone had any other suggestions? I made do with what I had but it’s not bright enough for what I had hoped.

    PS – Agatha Pink (Kat Von D) works well as a sub for Angel Flame!

  35. Erika Roeder

    I do not like these colors for fall! They are pretty shades individually but I would never wear this quad for fall:(

  36. ally

    i like this palette it’s not unique or stuning but that kind of natural tones can be used by anyone so it wouldn’t hurt to have them :) i also really suprized to see M.A.C can be able to produce a pink shade which has a good pigmentation and color payoff.