Saturday, April 12th, 2014

MAC Eyeshadows

Happy Swatch Saturday!  Today, I’m bringing you photos and swatches of six shades of MAC’s more burgundy-ish eyeshadows! Any favorites?  Are any of these must-haves for you?  What burgundy shades do you wish MAC would make permanent?

MAC Beauty Marked Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “black-red sparkle pearl [with a Velvet finish].” It’s a blackened-burgundy with flecks of plum and ruby sparkle and shimmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Blackberry Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “muted burgundy-plum brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, dusty mauve-y plum with a matte finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “red-plum pink shimmer [with a Frost finish].” It’s a brightened, warm-toned, muted red with a frosted finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Sketch Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “burgundy red shimmer [with a Velvet Finish].” It’s a muted, dusty burgundy with a matte finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Star Violet Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pinky-brown plum [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark plum with a bronze and plum shimmer-sheen finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Deep Damson Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deepened, red-burgundy with a matte finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Beauty Marked Eyeshadow
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MAC Deep Damson Eyeshadow
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67 thoughts on “MAC Eyeshadow Swatches: Burgundy

  1. I want Cranberry!
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  2. Ooh these are my kind of shades! Very pretty

  3. I absolutely love these shades. I used to own Sketch. Unfortunately, I am allergic to red dye “Carmine ” in those and any purple shades. I get very bad pink eye symptoms so I have to be careful of what shades I use. Does anyone else have this problem? Also, if anyone knows of a thread or site related to this topic, I would love for you to let me know where to find more info on it. Thanks.

    • I’m so sad to hear that you’re allergic to the red dye in these :(

      If you look for vegan shades, I believe those do not use carmine to get the red/pink/purple coloring, so that would be where I’d look.

      • “Morgana Cryptoria” creates colors 100% vegan. The creator may custom blend as well. I recommend finding the site and contacting her. I have beautiful lipsticks from her. No complaints. :) I’m sorry your eyes adversely react. :(

  4. Avatar of Wwendy Wwendalynne

    I have every single of of these in a custom palette; definitely the most highly used eyeshadows in my entire stash. I reach for these shades over and over again as they are great for bringing out the green in my eyes are super flattering against my skintones. Love ‘em!

  5. I need Blackberry, Sketch and Deep Damson in my life. So gorgeous!
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  6. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    ooh cranberry and sketch

  7. Avatar of Nathalie Nathalie

    I have all of these as I love warm plummy burgundy shades. Cranberry and Deep Damson are my favorites.

  8. Avatar of Aimee Aimee

    Thanks so much for this post! I’ve kind of always been obsessed with burgundy eye shadow, not even sure why. I find that a lot of what is in the market is more plum than wine, and I want that touch of RED man! Anyway, great selection and Cranberry is going on my LIST. :D

  9. LAUREN MARTIN

    I urgently need ‘Deep Damson’.
    How is the texture of ‘Sketch’, Christine?

    • My Sketch is a little dry – if you use a fluffy crease brush and apply in the crease/socket, I don’t really notice the texture, and it blends OK. Not perfect, not horribly stiff or anything. Saying that, though, my Sketch is on the older side!

  10. All I can say is: wow, I’m in love!

  11. Cranberry was one of my first MAC eyeshadows and I will always love it! I’ve re-bought it a few times! It really brings out Green/Blue in eyes! Another color that was used on a shoot with me was a then LE large Eyeshadow Pan in the color Mystic. I was able to get hooked up but I don’t know if it’s still available yet I’d totally add it to the Burgudy list! I love your selections. :) MAC hits a home run in this color category! I’m surprised they didn’t bank in on Anchorman with a Rob Burgundy shade or Cica Glam.. Oh well.. “Stay Classy!” Can you please do more groupings of others colors staying within the same brand like this? :)

    • I’m sorry but I don’t think Cranberry is dupable. Not exactly. The texture, payoff, colour, sheen, nope.

      • I’m sorry, but Mystic has not been available for quite a long time. It was a pro large eyeshadow that had varied uses and was a lovely matte red burgundy. This was the late 90s, so my apologies.

    • Mystic was before my time, lol! I wasn’t around when they did the original large eyeshadows.

  12. I actually really like all of these! I’ve heard so much about Cranberry, and Blackberry is so interesting, it’s like a super dark taupe…but one that’s plummy, if that makes sense (to my eye, anyway, LOL!).
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  13. Cranberry is one of my all-time favorites. It’s an autumn/winter staple for me.

  14. I absolutely LOVE burgundy eyeshadows, blushes and lipsticks. I have Urban Decay Naked 3 dupes for beauty marked and blackberry. I also have the Sleek Sunset palette so I don’t need Cranberry. I do own Sketch and its such a cute crease color. Deep Damson looks like an intense, matte version of Sketch. So pretty and I’m gonna get iit ( lol).

  15. Avatar of Karla Karla

    I only have 2 mac eyeshadows, sumptuous olive and satin taupe and next month i gonna buy cranberry, coppering and expensive pink as i ve heard these are some of mac best eyeshadows and i also wanted to get sketch but wasnt sure, im so glad you posted this, i’ll get deep damson instead, it look soo much better than sketch!

  16. zainab

    I love these, Cranberry is one of my faves. Is Deep Damson still pro only?

  17. Burgundy eyeshadows are my favourite type of crease shades! Adds the right kind of warmth on my skintone! Deep Damson looks absolutely divine – my Blackberry didn’t swatch as nicely as in your picture but it’s going on my wishlist for sure! Sketch is one of my all time favourite!
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  18. Oh! I finally got around to buying Cranberry not long ago. Now I need Blackberry! Such a pretty matte shade!

  19. Rafaela

    I love Burgundy eyeshadows, cranberry and star violet are such beautiful eyeshadows! I do love your swatch of Sketch, but I find it very different from my own Sketch, mine seems more like a very very dark aubergine.
    I have to say I am not a big fan, maybe I’ve got a faulty one? :(
    Deep Damson seems lovely! Maybe I should see if I’d like it more than Sketch

  20. Avatar of Alison Alison

    Sketch, Deep Damson and Beauty Marked do look lovely…

  21. Avatar of Abigail AbigailOD

    Which lipcolors would typically go with these eyeshadows? I have always wanted to wear these, but since I go for bolder lips, I hesitate.

    • I think it’d depend on what you paired them with! If you ended up with a cooler look, maybe a light pink lip or rosy beige. If you did something warmer, you could do a peach or warmer beige.

  22. Kath

    Cranberry, Sketch and Deep Damson look awesome :)

  23. Avatar of Joanna Joanna

    Beauty Marked goes this patinaed green colour when you blend it with Woodwinked. I’ve never done that on my eyes, but I discovered it playing with colours in the store.

    Deep Damson is one of the buttery matte pro colours that’s perfect. Star Violet is lovely. And Sketch is incredibly versatile. I have green eyes, so these reddish purples make my eye colour sing.

  24. Why do I always love stuff that will make me look sickly :(
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  25. These are so my kind of shades. There isn’t a single one I don’t like. Everytime I see Cranberry swatched my heart jumps a bit and then I look at the name and ‘aaah it’s you’ lol. I don’t know why I never bought it. Literally I’m drawn to it every single time. Sketch is also on my radar now.

  26. Avatar of Kat Kat

    Holeh moleh, I love Deep Damson. I have it, but I still love to look at the swatch and remember how much I love it! (That was a lot of “love”s!)

  27. Beauty Marsked, Cranberry, Sketch and Deep damson… all of them are so gorgoues.. <3

  28. WOW! Ive never seen or even heard of deep damson before…MUST.GET.ASAP!