MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette (Zac Posen) Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette ($43.50 for 0.19 oz.) is a pink and plum-hued palette with a subdued gray in the mix. There are six shades, and two appear to be totally new-to-me, while three are repromotes from past releases (two are from larger permanent palettes) and one is permanent as a single (Phloof!). It’s decent, and I was able to use all six shades on their own with some success, but some of the shades are drier to work with.

Also, apologies for the close-up photos of the eyeshadows individually: I completely screwed up and forgot to take close-up shots altogether, so I had to make-do with the further away photo of the palette (they were already used, so I couldn’t re-shoot!).

Cozy Grey is described as a “soft white pearl [with a Matte finish].” It’s a subdued, light-medium taupe with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. (The official description didn’t make any sense to me.) It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that was just a smidgen dusty but otherwise applied just fine. The color lasted for seven and a half hours before fading. Inglot #390 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Combust (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Inner Strength (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Black #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Night Crawler (LE) is darker (80% similar). MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Camel Coat (P, $18.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Performance Art is described as a “soft lilac with multi-pearl [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a medium, mauve with a sparkly, frosted sheen. The consistency was drier and looser to work with, which gave it less opaque coverage and made it prone to sheering out on the skin. There was some fall out during application and a few stray sparkles during wear. It wore for seven hours. Dior House of Pinks #4 (LE) is lighter, cooler, lower quality (90% similar). Colour Pop Prickly Pear (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Twilight (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Flannel (08) (P, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Catch Me If (P) is darker (90% similar). NARS Dolomites (Left) (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Dress Me Up (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC After Dusk (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Make a Mauve (LE) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Natasha Denona Glaze (12M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Palatable is described as a “deep frost-grey [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark gray with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was a little dusty but didn’t look dry on the skin. This shade wore for eight hours on me. NARS Lysithea (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rich Thrills (LE, $16.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Abracadabra (LE) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Smoking Blue #4 (LE) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Gunmetal (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). MAC Knight Divine (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Phloof! is described as a “frosted off-white [with a Frost finish].” It’s a bright, light peachy-pink with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a firmer, smooth consistency that applied well and lasted for eight hours. Dior Dulcinee #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Tendres #1 (LE) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I526 Pearl Beige (P, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Creamy Bisque (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Pure Nude (80) (LE, $6.99) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Apricot Blend #1 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #1 (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Nude (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Coquet (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Snowflake (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #1 (P) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Vapour (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #1 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #2 (P) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Boss Lady (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

After Dusk is described as a “deep lilac [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had nice color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft. This was the best shade in the palette. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Urban Decay Buzz (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Blossom (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Just This Once Jamie (P, $16.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Posh (P) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #399 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Star Violet (P, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Lingering Dusk (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Smoky Quartz (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Abstraction (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I838 Slate Pink (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). City Color Ladylike (P, $6.99) is darker (85% similar). Dior Aurora (825) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Performance Art (LE, $16.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Wattles (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Mineral Mode (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, more muted (80% similar). Lancome Exhibition (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is cooler (80% similar). MAC Trax (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). NARS Parallel Universe (Left) (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mauve Over is described as a “soft mid-tone mauve [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a muted, dark plum-purple with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had decent coverage, but it was drier and harder to blend out. This one also tended to fade soon after applying it to the lid (before I finished my makeup), so it lost a lot of the contrast it could have had when paired with the rest of the shades. After that initial fading, I don’t notice a real breakdown of the product until seven and a half hours. Dior Capital of Light #5 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 16 (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trusted Instinct #3 (LE) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Double Feature #1 #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Lace #1 (LE) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #4 (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #6 (P) is darker (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (P, $14.00) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Eggplant (LE) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Delicatesse #4 (LE) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Rosette (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Eyeshadow x 6 Palette Eye Z You
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
MAC Eyeshadow Cozy Grey
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
86%
MAC Eyeshadow Performance Art
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
73%
MAC Eyeshadow Palatable
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
MAC Eyeshadow Phloof!
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
MAC Eyeshadow After Dusk
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
MAC Eyeshadow Mauve Over
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4.5
Total
77%

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MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette
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MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette
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MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Eye Z You Eyeshadow Palette
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