Saturday, August 17th, 2013

MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
MAC Beluga Eyeshadow

MAC’s Indulge Collection (online now, in-stores on August 22nd for North America locations) features eight eyeshadows. Beluga was the hardest to apply and use, as it was stiff and harder to blend around the edges, while Gilty Morsel has sparkle that doesn’t really bind with the base color, so there is fall out during application, and even though I’ve only been wearing the eyeshadows for around five hours (so far), there is noticeable (currently minor, though) fall out from it. I’ll update this post with actual wear times after I’ve finished wearing them later today, so the longevity ratings are based on my average experience with MAC’s eyeshadows (with wear in relation to finish, color, and quality). I’m four hours in, so far so good. :)

MAC Beluga Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “dark charcoal with multi-dimensional pearl [with a Veluxe finish].” It’s a cool-toned, dark brown with flecks of green sparkle. It had so-so color payoff, but the texture was noticeably dry and more difficult to blend out on the skin as it was stiff. Disney Cinders is warmer. MAC Mystery is lighter, more matte. MAC Black Magique is more matte. See comparison swatches.

Divine Decadence Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “soft bronze [with a Veluxe finish].” It’s a rich, copper-shimmered bronze with warm, red and copper undertones and a frosted finish. This was, by far, the very best of the collection: intensely pigmented with a creamy, buttery texture that felt like silk. MAC Copper Strip is less frosted. NARS Isolde #2 is slightly more copper-hued. MAC Antiqued is similar. See comparison swatches.

Gilty Morsel Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “glittery light gold [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a pale, light-medium gold with yellow undertones and flecks of pale gold sparkle. It performs a lot like most Lustre finishes, which means it has a slightly dry, gritty texture and sheerer color payoff so it looks more like a wash of color than anything else. Chanel Convoitise is a cream product. MAC Greenluxe #2 is more metallic. Disney Sand in the Glass is less sparkly. Giorgio Armani #18 is yellower. Chanel Pearl River #2 is less sparkly. Buxom Poodle is a cream. See comparison swatches.

Palace Pedigreed Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “dark plum [with a Satin finish].” It’s a deep plum with strong red undertones and a barley-there satin sheen. Though the texture was a little dry and thin, it still yielded a good amount of color. I didn’t have any trouble getting the color to show up, and it was buildable to fully opaque color coverage. The texture makes it slightly harder to blend, but it is much, much improved from the last time I tried it. Chanel Delicatesse #4 is warmer. MAC Double Feature #1 #2 is similar, purpler. MAC Plum Dressing is brighter. Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse is purpler. Le Metier de Beaute Fig is warmer, browner. Make Up For Ever #160 is very similar–slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

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Beluga

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8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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Divine Decadence

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10/10

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9/10

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8/10

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MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
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MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
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MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
MAC Beluga Eyeshadow

MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
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MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
MAC Beluga Eyeshadow

MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
MAC Beluga Eyeshadow

MAC Divine Decadence Eyeshadow
MAC Divine Decadence Eyeshadow

MAC Divine Decadence Eyeshadow
MAC Divine Decadence Eyeshadow

MAC Divine Decadence Eyeshadow
MAC Divine Decadence Eyeshadow

MAC Divine Decadence Eyeshadow
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MAC Divine Decadence Eyeshadow
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MAC Divine Decadence Eyeshadow
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MAC Gilty Morsel Eyeshadow
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MAC Gilty Morsel Eyeshadow
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MAC Gilty Morsel Eyeshadow
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MAC Gilty Morsel Eyeshadow
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Divine Decadence (inner lid), Gilty Morsel (middle of lid), Palace Pedigreed (outer lid), Beluga (crease), Gilt Gourmet (liner)

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48 thoughts on “MAC Beluga, Divine Decadence, Gilty Morsel, Palace Pedigreed Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ava

    Thanks for the review, Christine! I was wondering how DD compares to mac’s bronze? And how does PP compare to mac’s sketch?

  2. Gilty morsel shade is wow!!

  3. Your eye look for these shadows is so pretty, Christine! While I don’t love how all of these eyeshadows sound/swatch (at $18 apiece in Canada, MAC eyeshadows have to be pretty great to grab my attention), they do go absolutely beautifully together. :)

    • Aw, thanks so much Rae :)

      But I agree — like they are… impressive in particular because recent MAC eyeshadows have been less stellar but not 100% amazing.

  4. Adhishree

    Your eye look is STUNNING! My favourite out of these seems to be Palace Pedigreed. That burgundy shade is flattering on almost all skin types :)

  5. Jennifer

    Christine I’m assuming you mean Palace Pedigred is improved much more then when it was in the PP Quad?

  6. Miss J

    This look you put together is absolutely gorgeous! Also, I’m impressed by the quality MAC put out here.

  7. Georgina

    I’ll pass on the eyeshadows but I love the combination on your eye Christine!

  8. Gorgeous! Yeah, I could easily make a quad out of the four of these. Love them, especially Palace Pedigreed!

  9. I expected as much although the palace pedigreed e/s is pretty. I may swatch that e/s when it appears in stores next week.

  10. How does Gilty morsel compare to retrospeck?

  11. I’m definitely picking up Palace Pedigreed. I love the intense red undertones of this plummy shadow… besides Sorcery, Deep Damson, Sketch…need company.

  12. I want to buy all of them now because the look you did looks gorgeous!

  13. I’m still liking Guilty Morsel, even with the C+ rating.

  14. Surabhi

    Palace Pedigree looks so beautiful and what a lovely eye look Christine :) pretty

  15. These shadows are beautiful! The first three remind me so much of shades in the NARS Ride Up to the Moon palette I just bought! Glitty Morsel is similar to Argentina, Divine Decadence looks similar to Fez, and Beluga looks like a pretty good dupe for Cordura 2.

  16. Heather

    Does mac offer these in the pan version as well?

  17. Amanda

    I want all of them! ♥

  18. Hello Christine!
    Do you think Palace Pedigreed is similar to Mac Sketch?

  19. Gorgeous eye look, Christine! :) However, I’m only getting Divine Decadence and Palace Pedigreed.

  20. Amanda

    your eye looks are always so inspiring!

  21. Jen

    Love the look you created with these- so rich and perfect for Fall! xo

  22. Katy H.

    Wow, that look is gorgeous! So glad I picked up divine decadence,palace pedigree and two of the fluid lines!

  23. Christine, How does PP compare to Brazenly from the Nudes and Metallics collection?

  24. chris

    I love your combo. I am looking forward to trying Beluga with Suptuous Olive.

  25. Finny

    Love your eyeshadow combinations! I did a bunch of swatches at MAC and found Tempting (lustre) to be the closest shade to Divine Decadence on my hand. DD has a better finish and is easier to blend. Keep up the great work!

    • Finny

      I am NC43 in Mac foundation.
      DD is an awesome shade on my skin tone. Very versatile and nice texture.

  26. Jennifer

    Hi Christine,
    While going through my collection today I noticed both MAC Mulch and MAC Buckwheat are nearly identical to Divine decadence. Did you compare those 2 at all? Seriously all 3 are hard to tell apart. :-)

    • Hmm, both Mulch and Buckwheat are browner with less of a copper/red undertone on me.

      • Jennifer

        Maybe because we have such different coloring. I’m much paler then you. Nw15-20 blue and blonde. On me I can barely tell them apart. Just a heads up for others looking to see of they have anything similar in their collection. The difference on myself were barely detectable.

  27. Quennie

    Love your eyelook, Christine!

  28. Clementine

    Hey Christine! thanks for all of your reviews :)
    would you say that Divine Decadence is a dupe of Eclair paint pot?
    thanks a lot!

  29. Lilac

    Judging from the Swatch Gallery and from the descriptions, I think that “Friendly” from the recent Summer Collection Quad “Bare My Soul” is at least close, not identical, but I guess applied within a look the differences would probably be minimal. Since I have that quad, I decided to skip this e/s now. Maybe people looking for a dupe could also check your Swatch Gallery and see for themselves.
    Thank you for all the swatches and your work :)