Friday, June 17th, 2011


MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow

MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Eyeshadows Swatches, Photos

Available online only for U.S./Canada on June 21st, here are photos and swatches of the four eyeshadows included in the collection. Each will retail for $14.50 and be available for a limited time. For official information, please check out the launch post. Please understand that I am not going to rate or review this collection, because of my involvement, as I do not think it would be right. I will provide comparison swatches for Jealousy Wakes very soon!

  • Jealousy Wakes is an emerald green with teal and gold shimmer. It has a veluxe pearl finish.  This is the shade I created, and if you want to learn more about the creation process, check out this post.
  • Parisian Skies is a dusty, medium-dark blue with a subtle sheen. It has a satin finish.
  • Hocus Pocus is a dark, brown-tinged gray with green and gold shimmer. It has a satin finish.
  • Sparkle Neely, Sparkle is a medium-dark, warm brown with subtle gold sparkle (not quite micro-glitter but larger than shimmer).

Please feel free to discuss similar shades and dupes amongst yourselves, but I would prefer only to provide my color descriptions, photos, and swatches. The Swatch Gallery should help you find possible dupes and allow you to compare on your own for this particular collection :)  (I know that the eyeshadow section is not fully up, but I do hope it will help.)  I hope you understand.

See more photos & swatches!


MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow


MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow


MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow


MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow


MAC Jealousy Wakes Eyeshadow


MAC Parisian Skies Eyeshadow


MAC Parisian Skies Eyeshadow


MAC Parisian Skies Eyeshadow


MAC Parisian Skies Eyeshadow


MAC Hocus Pocus Eyeshadow


MAC Hocus Pocus Eyeshadow


MAC Hocus Pocus Eyeshadow


MAC Hocus Pocus Eyeshadow


MAC Sparkle Neely, Sparkle Eyeshadow


MAC Sparkle Neely, Sparkle Eyeshadow


MAC Sparkle Neely, Sparkle Eyeshadow


MAC Sparkle Neely, Sparkle Eyeshadow

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173 thoughts on “MAC Bloggers’ Obsessions: Eyeshadows Swatches, Photos

  1. Ashley Sarah

    Such lovely colors. Your eye shadow definitely looks more unique. It’s very pretty. I love Parisian Skies too.

  2. Michelle

    Jealousy Wakes is so beautiful! Congrats!

  3. tia

    hocus pocus kind of reminds me of MAC Henna

  4. Jazz

    GAHHHHHH! Im not usually a green person , but I really like yours. Combined with UD graffiti and a grey shadow , that would be an awesome eye lol.

  5. Chloe

    I absolutely love Jealousy Wakes, times like these I hate not living in the US. If this was available in Australia I would have stalked the MAC website to buy it.

  6. Emma

    I think they’re all gorgeous, but I had to be realistic for the sake of my bank account and firmly tell myself that I don’t need them.
    The only one I’m dying to have is Sparkle Neely, Sparkle! The inspiration for it is from “Valley of the Dolls” and that makes me want it BADLY. Amber really sold me on the sexiness of it…it may be low-key compared to the others but I love it!

  7. Gala

    I remember the post about developing the final swatches and how you kept working on it even after you returned home- your perfectionism helped to create a gorgeous shade, all the hues and sparkles are so balanced- don’t want to say anything negative about the other bloggers shades, but for me- it’s on a different level. Very well thought of, very sophisticated, it shows you wanted to make the best out of this opportunity! Great job you talented lady :)

  8. With It

    OMG! I can’t WAIT to get Jealousy Wakes, Parisian Skies, and Hocus Pocus!!!! Once again, congrats Christine! :)

  9. Sara

    Wow, I really like Jealousy Wakes and Hocus Pocus!

  10. Jackie

    Heya, do you think parisian skies is a dupe or really similar to love lace?

    • Jackie

      oh whoops i forgot you’re not doing comparisons X( sorry!

      • Emma

        I have Love Lace…it looks similar enough, but LL is more frosty and shimmery, and there’s not really much gray in it like there is with PS

  11. shiny

    How does Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle compare to Lancome’s Impress?

  12. I ♥ the MAC Parisian Skies Eyeshadow.

  13. alisha in wi

    Don’t think there are any misses here!

  14. Michelle

    Congrats to all the bloggers who participated in this! I am in love with Jealousy Wakes and Hocus Pocus, they are my must haves for this collection. I just love when an eyeshadow looks more subtle in the pan and then looks WOW when you wear it or swatch it! I am kinda meh about the other two…

  15. Sarah

    looks like i’ll be staying up late tonight to purchase jealousy wakes & hocus pocus!

  16. Luisafer

    OMG Christine, you crated my favorite color!!! it´s such a beautiful green!!! hope I can get one of those!!! Congratulations

  17. Jillian

    I have to get every single one of these shades! SOOOOO gorgeous! I have cooler skin but I have always found greens to look good on me because of my eye color and this green seems like the perfect green! You are too amazing for words.

  18. Kat

    Is this collection only available online? :S TY

  19. Carmen

    Your eyeshadow is already sold out on the Canadian website – too bad, I was really looking forward to it

  20. Kitty

    Are these not available for the MAC PRO discount?

  21. SusyLovesMac

    Yaiii just placed my order!!! :) so excited!!!!

    2 jealousy awakes
    1 hocus pocus, 1 parasian skies

    GREAT JOB CHRISTINE!! LOVE THE GREEN!!!!

  22. Carlene

    is hocus pocus a bit like smoke n’ diamonds? i never did get my hands on that

    • Rebecca

      I was wondering that myself (I do have SnD). On seeing the swatches, HoPo looks so drastically different on different people’s swatches I can’t gauge how it’ll look on me (I’m pretty fair and cool-toned) or even to see if I have something similar. It’s one I wish I could see in person 1st. Also it’s a Satin finish which I don’t usually have luck with or gravitate towards.

  23. Nicole

    I bought Jealousy Wakes and Hocus Pocus, I’m so excited to get these products! The colors look so pretty.

  24. Carla

    “Hocus Pocus” is coming to live with me, though I’d prefer it were matte.
    Oh, well; I usually like the Satin formula …

  25. Shauna

    I was up since til 2am EST no go coming soon, then up at 7am still coming soon. My nephew broke his arm just getting home at 7pm EST Jealousy Wakes is sold out…uuuuggggghhhh!!!!!!

  26. Eva

    I am really looking forward to mixing Jealousy Wakes, Hocus Pocus, and Bows & Curtseys into various structured and smokey eye combos!!! Yay!!!

  27. Maureen

    Thank you for these swatches! Hocus Pocus is mine…

    • Carla

      My Hocus Pocus is on the way!
      I really didn’t need another gray/taupe eyeshadow, but since when has that stopped me?

  28. Daisy

    Yours is the only one that really jumps out at me, as I’m always on the search for a great emerald green. However! It’s also already sold out online. Boo me.

    • Carla

      I have bright green eyes, and hate green eyeshadow on me.
      Otherwise, I’d be *all over* Jealousy Wakes; it looks sooo pretty!

  29. Inaya

    I lovvvvveee these colours!!!
    I am so buying them!!!

  30. I really hope they make more Jealousy Wakes…it’s a must-have! I’m also pleasantly surprised by this swatch of Hocus Pocus; it’s been described as grey with silver pearl, which I thought sounded tres boring, but Christine’s swatch shows it to be a complex, interesting color. I’m getting those two along with Parisian Skies.

    • Carla

      My Hocus Pocus is out for delivery by UPS TO-DAY!
      I can hardly wait to see it!I’m planning to wear it Sunday with probably Seedling on the lid, and I’m not sure what to highlight browbone and inner corner.
      Suggestions, anyone?

  31. Carla

    My Hocus Pocus came today!
    Hocus Pocus is darker than I’d expected; it’s a deep charcoal gray, very “smokey.” It’s smooth, and only moderately pigmented, which is fine for this deep of a color. I do love the fact that Hocus Pocus looks true gray, not blue, not green, not taupe, on NW15 me.
    I’m more into mattes these days, but Hocus Pocus is still a nice addition to my eyeshadow collection.
    My Hocus Pocus is labelled “Satin,” but it has a generous amount of silver (or so it looks to me) tiny “sparkles,” which one doesn’t ordinarily find in the MAC Satin formula. The shine isn’t obnoxious, though; it’s not all that noticeable when Hocus Pocus is applied to the skin.
    Unless you like a very deep, almost black, smokey look, be prepared to applyHocus Pocus sparingly with a good brush, like the MAC 224, and expect to do some blending.
    In short, while I’m pleased with Hocus Pocus, and think it will look great as a crease color with a warm medium gray (MAC Clue, maybe) on the lid, the color is bordering on “too dark” for me, so no backup is necessary.
    Since this collection is available only online, it’s a little tricky, deciding which shades will work for you.
    In general, I’d say that if you’re deft at applying makeup, like dark grays, and are a serious smokey eye fan, you’ll probably be pleased with Hocus Pocus

  32. Jennifer

    I was able to get 3, but of course Jealousy Wakes was the one I wanted most and it was sold out. I had NO idea you created that color either. Congrats, it is gorgeous!

  33. Olivia

    Hocus Pocus reminds me a little of Dirty Greasepaint stick in shadow form….

  34. Jennifer

    Grrr, Christine, do you know if MAC is going to put more quantities up on their site?? The ones I want are sold out already? The collection is supposed to be through August no?

  35. Catherine

    I just heard that MAC is restocking everything that is sold out! Can’t wait!!

  36. Ruthless

    I see that sparkle neely sparkle has gold flecks of glitter in the pan but it doesn’t seem to translate on your skin swatch, is it more noticeable when it’s on your eyelid? Jealousy Wakes and Hocus Pocus are really gorgeous. Parisan Skies I’m kind of iffy on, soley because I don’t think the color would work for me. I’m kind of disapointed in the last one to tell the truth

  37. tanni

    I kept waiting for the bloggers obsession range to be launched in India. It never did :( I wish i could get jealousy wakes somewhere…any advice Christine?

  38. hayley_beaumont

    I live in the UK and managed to get jealousy wakes from a vlogsale! SOSOSO HAPPY :) Such a beautiful green, don’t have anything like it.