MAC By Request Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (2013 Edition)

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MAC By Request (2013) Eyeshadows

MAC Ashbury Eyeshadow is described as a “matte taupe grey [with a Matte finish].” It’s a cool-toned, gray-brown with a hint of green (at least on my warmer complexion; I think it will be less apparent on cooler skin tones) and a matte finish. It had good color payoff and had a soft, smooth feel. Urban Decay Pistol is shimmery. NARS Bali is darker. MAC Legendary Black is darker, shimmery. MAC Concrete is darker. Inglot #348 is much darker. See comparison swatches.

MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow is described as a “matte warm beige [with a Matte finish].” It’s a warm-toned, muted yellow with a matte finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was very soft though slightly powdery. Bobbi Brown Banana is very similar. NARS Misfit #1 is lighter. Estee Lauder Bronze Dunes #1 is lighter, shimmery. See comparison swatches.

MAC Chill Eyeshadow is described as a “soft white with shimmer [with a Satin finish].” It’s a brightened, cool-toned white with a seemingly matte finish (I really didn’t see any shimmer!). It had decent to good color payoff, and it was fairly smooth and not too powdery. Sugarpill Tako is matte. MAC How to Marry is more shimmery. MAC Vellum is cooler-toned, shimmery. MAC Crystal Avalanche is shimmery. bareMinerals Five Star is more shimmery. Inglot #373 is matte. Bobbi Brown White is matte. See comparison swatches.

MAC Diesel Eyeshadow is described as a “cool grey frost [with a Frost finish].” It’s a medium-dark gray with a frosted finish. It had decent to good pigmentation but the texture was just a bit dry. Giorgio Armani #21 is very similar. Urban Decay Asphalt is less shimmery. Bobbi Brown Gunmetal is darker. See comparison swatches.

MAC Fiction Eyeshadow is described as a “muted green with shimmer [with a Frost finish].” It’s a warm, olive green with a fine gold and olive green shimmer. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and just a smidgen dry. It seemed better than my original Fiction, though. Clinique Whopping Willow is warmer. Urban Decay Jealous is greener. theBalm Lead Zeppelin is less green. Urban Decay Mildew is warmer. NARS Taiga #2 is darker. MAC Greensmoke is greener. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 is warmer. bareMinerals Eureka is warmer. Inglot #419 is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

I wore these shades together, and they were very true-to-form for MAC eyeshadows.  They lasted well for seven to eight hours with some slight fading after eight to nine hours–the mattes tended to fade a bit faster than the more shimmery shades. Voting begins later today on MAC’s Facebook.

MAC Eyeshadow Ashbury
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
MAC Eyeshadow Butterscotch
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%
MAC Eyeshadow Chill
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
MAC Eyeshadow Diesel
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
87%
MAC Eyeshadow Fiction
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
90%

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MAC Ashbury Eyeshadow
MAC Ashbury Eyeshadow

MAC Ashbury Eyeshadow
MAC Ashbury Eyeshadow

MAC Ashbury Eyeshadow
MAC Ashbury Eyeshadow

MAC Ashbury Eyeshadow

MAC Ashbury Eyeshadow

MAC Ashbury Eyeshadow
MAC Ashbury Eyeshadow

MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow
MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow

MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow
MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow

MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow
MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow

MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow

MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow

MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow
MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow

MAC Chill Eyeshadow
MAC Chill Eyeshadow

MAC Chill Eyeshadow
MAC Chill Eyeshadow

MAC Chill Eyeshadow
MAC Chill Eyeshadow

MAC Chill Eyeshadow

MAC Chill Eyeshadow

MAC Chill Eyeshadow
MAC Chill Eyeshadow

MAC Diesel Eyeshadow
MAC Diesel Eyeshadow

MAC Diesel Eyeshadow
MAC Diesel Eyeshadow

MAC Diesel Eyeshadow
MAC Diesel Eyeshadow

MAC Diesel Eyeshadow

MAC Diesel Eyeshadow

MAC Diesel Eyeshadow
MAC Diesel Eyeshadow

MAC Fiction Eyeshadow
MAC Fiction Eyeshadow

MAC Fiction Eyeshadow
MAC Fiction Eyeshadow

MAC Fiction Eyeshadow
MAC Fiction Eyeshadow

MAC Fiction Eyeshadow

MAC Fiction Eyeshadow

MAC Fiction Eyeshadow
MAC Fiction Eyeshadow

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