Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as shades of “egg shell, frosty orange gold, light yellow chocolate, deep bronze, blackened plum with pearl.” Brownluxe is one of the better-performing palettes from the launch of six. The textures of #1 and #2 are slightly dry, so you may need to jab at the pans a bit to dislodge color. There is some fall out from #3 and #4 (this was the worst offender of the two), but overall, this had minimal fall out after 12 hours of wear (I don’t normally test this long, but I only had time to test one palette per eye yesterday, so I ended up wearing it until bed time!). I didn’t experience any creasing, but there was some noticeable fading after nine hours of wear.

Brownluxe #1 is a pale beige with a golden sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff applied dry, and it looked more satin-like, and when applied wet, it was more shimmery/frosted (but the payoff was the same). This shade is also very similar to the palest shades in Smokeluxe and Greenluxe. MAC Dew is more shimmery. MAC Sahara Dust is similar. MAC Glamour Light is also similar. MAC Preferred Blonde is lighter, more shimmery. Benefit Call My Bluff is darker, less shimmery. Inglot #355 is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Brownluxe #2 is a medium brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a satin finish. Applied dry, it has soft color payoff but not really sheer–just softer than it looks in the pan–and then applied wet, it is darker and there’s an almost gray-ish tint that comes out. Urban Decay Beware is warmer. theBalm Allegro is similar. MAC Romantico is darker, more shimmery. MAC One to Watch is more orange. MAC Day Gleam is more shimmery. MAC Soba is darker. MAC Outre is yellower. MAC Cork is darker. Dior Golden Savannah #1 is darker. Burberry Pale Nude #1 is warmer. Inglot #342 is darker. See comparison swatches.

Brownluxe #3 is a warm-toned, golden copper with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff both wet and dry, and when applied wet, it is just smoother and more metallic. Sephora Girls Night Out is darker, less orange. theBalm Manic Maribel is more coppery. Urban Decay Penny Lane is more coppery. MAC Gaelic Gold is less warm-toned. MAC Goldmine is lighter, yellower. MAC Amber Lights is darker. MAC Campfire is darker, warmer. OCC Triptych is yellower. bareMinerals Pret-a-porter is very similar. Inglot #404 is also similar. See comparison swatches.

Brownluxe #4 is a medium-dark brown with subtle warm undertones and a taupe sparkle. It has softer, slightly sheer color when applied dry (it is a much lighter brown), and when applied with a damp brush, it’s a darker, cooler-toned shade. Disney Abu is similar. Urban Decay Bewitch is warmer. Bobbi Brown Chocolate is warmer, less shimmery. Bobbi Brown Copper Cocoa is slightly lighter. Urban Decay Snakebite is warmer. MAC Cross Cultural is less shimmery. MAC Brown Down is warmer, less shimmery. Dior Golden Savannah #5 is less shimmery. bareMinerals Couture is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Brownluxe #5 is deep burgundy-brown with a pearly shimmer. It had really nice color payoff both wet and dry, though it was smoother and slightly more intense applied wet. Tom FOrd Enchanted #4 is lighter. theBalm Presto is lighter, less shimmery. Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill #2 is redder. bareMinerals Ensemble is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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Brownluxe

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When it's a pearl or satin-like finish, the formula really stands out as one that's easier to use and really lovely applied. It's when they get too sparkly that they become crumbly and prone to fall out! This one was one of the better picks of the six palette.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Brownluxe #1

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Product

8.5/10

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9/10

Texture

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Brownluxe #2

A-

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MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe #4 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe #4 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe #5 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe #5 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette

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29 thoughts on “MAC Brownluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Danielle Danielle Austin

    I’m actually very excited about these! I am dying to see the swatches for Greenluxe!!

  2. Avatar of liz liz

    AH YES. that’s much better than the last.

  3. Kat

    So pretty, and this was my favorite from the initial picks because I have light brown eyes.

  4. Yummy, this is gorgeous! Look at the pigmentation on that gold, perfect for the holidays.

  5. I love this palette! I want this one and the pastel one and maybe the green one… thanks for all the reviews!

  6. Avatar of Deanna Deanna

    Huzzah! Feels like ages since I have wanted to purchase a MAC palette! I love this one, hope it is available in OZ otherwise I might have to call in a favour!

  7. This is probably the only stand out. Pinkluxe was an okay-performer but this? Even dry, it has great pigmentation. Probably the only *really* good one.

  8. This is the only palette I’m interested in. The last shade is incredibly gorgeous! :)

  9. VickyM

    Love this pallet, this could be my very first eye shadow pallet for sure :D .

  10. Avatar of Ellen Ellen

    Do you think these are too frosty for more mature eyes? I already think that MAC’s eyeshadows leave a more crepey finish than those from Bobbi Brown or Estee Lauder, for example. But I love these colors!!

  11. HANNHUNG

    Only one I ordered. Fingers crossed! Thanks for the reviews on these! xo

  12. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    This is another of the palettes I thought I would want and while the quality is good, looking at it, I can see that my Tarina T Dreamy Palette paired with the Bare Minerals Star Treatment pretty much covers all these shades for me.

  13. I can’t believe the huge difference in quality between this palette and the rest! The last shade looks so rich and pigmented.

  14. Avatar of megan Megan

    that gold shade is so beautiful

  15. I actually really like the colour of this one!

  16. Wow shade #3 is gorgeous!

  17. Not going to take a swing at this one, a bit too frosty and warm for my tastes, but at least it is a well composed palette with some decent product. I still like the Smokeluxe best and tempted by it alone.

  18. Oh lordly lord, I need this in my life now -_-

  19. I think I am in love…

  20. Katie F

    So pretty! I rarely ever wear eye makeup, but these look really nice.

  21. Avatar of Rad Rad

    Oh my that gold is stunning! It is a lovely palette but its not one you can wear often. Will need to really think about this…

  22. Crystal Flygare

    Permanent? Weird..

  23. stacey

    Looks like a set of UD colors…naked colors.

  24. I really feel excited about this palette – I will have to swatch it in person, but since I’m a neutrals fiend, I have added it to my wishlist. We’ll see…..it’s been a while since I’ve been interested in a MAC palette, especially after the increase in the cost :( !

  25. Valerie

    @Christine

    Do you think this palette is better than the Naked palette? I’m debating whether or not I should go purchase the MAC one today. The price difference is only $10.00 and I want to make sure I get the best one.

  26. the third shadow is so gorgeous! I love the pigmentation of it :D

  27. Avatar of Natasha natasha berta

    i own this and have really enjoyed playing around with it. Surprising to myself is my current fave which is brownluxe #2 and I’m a bit worried because I can’t see a very good match if/when it runs out. would love some more suggestions, especially from within the mac range. I love it for day looks and for gentle contouring of my hooded eyelid and eyebrow colour (I’m very fair). it seems to be matt finish which i also enjoy because as nice as some shimmer is, sometimes it’s just all too much