Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

MAC Eyeshadows

Happy Swatch Saturday!  Today, I’m bringing you photos and swatches of five current (permanent!) shades of MAC’s yellow and gold-hued eyeshadows, plus two (somewhat) recently discontinued shades (Bright Sunshine, you will be missed!)  Any favorites?  Are any of these must-haves for you?  What yellows/golds do you wish MAC would make permanent?

MAC Chrome Yellow Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “vivid bright yellow [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium, warm-toned yellow with a matte finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Goldenrod Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “bright marigold yellow [with a Satin finish].” It’s a medium-dark, warm-toned yellow with a subtle orange tone and matte finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Goldmine Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “intense gold with shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, yellow-orange gold with a frosted, metallic finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Gorgeous Gold Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “muted yellow-gold [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with a subtle green tint–the tint can be more or less apparent but tends to come out mostly if paired with cooler-toned shades, otherwise it looks more like a light gold. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Nylon Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pale gold with icy shimmer.” It’s a light, white gold with a frosted, almost metallic, finish and warm undertones. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Bright Sunshine Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a vibrant, medium yellow with a frosted finish. It is very much “sunshine yellow.” See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Bonus:

This shade was discontinued, but it was also re-shot and re-swatched during the process (I learned many shades were discontinued in the past two years!), so I’ve included it anyway. :)

MAC Bright Yellow Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a light-medium, yellow with a matte finish and subtle warm undertones. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

What’s Swatch Saturday? I can’t always review products with full, in-depth reviews, but sometimes, I can at least give you photos and swatches, and then also provide a link to dupes and comparisons for those interested! This also helps us to build up our Swatch Gallery and add even more entries to The Dupe List, which can be helpful to readers at any point. MAC’s permanent range of eyeshadows seemed like a good place to start (and they were due for an update, this time with photos and swatches)! Here’s a little round-up of Nylon and Chrome Yellow shades:

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MAC Chrome Yellow Eyeshadow
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MAC Goldenrod Eyeshadow
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MAC Gorgeous Gold Eyeshadow
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MAC Nylon Eyeshadow
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MAC Bright Sunshine Eyeshadow
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MAC Bright Yellow Eyeshadow
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The Dupe List: Goldenrod

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41 thoughts on “MAC Eyeshadow Swatches: Golds & Yellows

  1. Let

    I looked at the comparison swatches for Goldmine and my eyes immediately went to Gaelic Gold, which, of course, is LE… :(

  2. These are so bright yellow….will give them a try. Thanx for sharing

  3. Nylon is one of the eye shadows that I use on a regular basis. It’s my favorite inner corner highlight, but I do use it occasionally on my entire lid.

  4. Gorgeous Gold is always more green on me than gold!
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  5. Goldenrod is so gorgeous!
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  6. I didn’t realise that Bright Sunshine had been discontinued! Sad, because I really like that shade- definitely one of my favourite yellows. It’s funny, because looking at Gorgeous Gold against your skin, it looks totally different than on me. The green tint always stands out quite a bit on me- the shade doesn’t look like other golds at all.
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  7. Happy to see yellow edition :)
    my fav and must have shades are
    gorgeous gold
    goldmine and
    bright sunshine

    really happy to pick that before it went off the shelf :)
    wish mac brings back that shade :)

  8. Avatar of Sheejun Mary

    Heads up on goldenrod it will be dc’d this year! Made sure to get a backup.

  9. Haley

    Goldmine looks really nice, and so does Gorgeous Gold. Not sure how I feel about Chrome Yellow. I wish it was a bit more pigmented.

  10. Goldenrod is amazing! I don’t have ANY yellow eyeshadows (I have a few golds, naturally), and I feel like this needs to be remedied at some point!

    I’m not sure yellow eyeshadow will look at all good on me in any quantity, but for accents to another look it would be very useful :-)
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  11. Love Goldmine and Nylon! I have both and Nylon is one of my favorite brow bone highlight shades. Thank you for the swatches!

  12. Avatar of fabiola fabiola

    My gorgeous gold looks a little greener, I even forgot that I have it. Thank you for bringing back all the forgotten mac eyeshadows Christine.

  13. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    these are gorgeous but wearing yellows makes my eyes look tired and sick wah

  14. I used to own Chrome Yellow and it was just awful for me.
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    • I always disliked it – I actually had to purchase it for this post (along with about 20 other permanent eyeshadows), because I had it, didn’t like it, and passed it along years ago.

  15. I always liked Nylon and thought it was pretty.

  16. Ohh Goldenrod looks a lot like Burnt Orange, I wonder if they still make that orange, I think it was pro only possibly
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  17. I love Chrome Yellow, it would look great on dark skin.

  18. Goldenrod and bright yellow are sexy!
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