Thursday, August 19th, 2010

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Fabulous Felines – Burmese Beauty

MAC Fabulous Felines: Burmese Beauty Review, Photos, Swatches (Eyes)

I’m going to break each section into two parts — eyes and lips/cheeks. There are a lot of products, and I definitely want to focus on each part of the collection, it’s hard to digest so much in just one post. I’m working as fast as I can to get all the photos and swatches up, and I’ll fill in with more dupes as I find them.  I am missing a few pieces, and I will update the post and review once I’m able to purchase them.

Burmese Beauty Eyeshadow Quad ($36.00 U.S. / $43.00 CDN)

  • Prized is a soft nude beige with pale white micro-shimmer with a satin finish. It reminded me of a much more pigmented Shroom.  This will work well as a highlighter on light to medium skin tones, but it may be more of a light lid color for darker skin tones.
  • Skintone 2 is a slightly neutralized gold with a frost finish. It’s not a cool-toned gold, but it doesn’t have really strong yellow undertones either. This is a shade of gold that can be worn by both warm and cool skin tones.  It’s a lot less yellow compared to Goldmine (and not as frosty).  Maybe like Flip from Spring Colour Forecast. This is a repromote from Makeup Art Cosmetics.
  • Burmese Beauty is a duochrome of teal and red-based deep brown with a lustre finish. It doesn’t actually feel like a lustre to me–it’s much smoother, not so glittery like your typical lustre. This is very much like Blue Brown pigment except less intense (the brown base isn’t as strong, nor is the metallic finish). It’s a lighter, more pigmented version of Club eyeshadow as well.
  • Showstopper is a dirty, cool-toned dark matte brown. It works well when used with a brush in actual application, while it doesn’t swatch very well. This shade has been repromoted at least a half dozen times in the past five years.

Superslick Liquid Eye Liner ($17.50 U.S. / $21.00 CDN)

  • Desires & Devices is an antique gold with a dirty olive base and a mixture of green and gold shimmer.
  • Defiantly Feline is a medium-dark brown with deep gold and amber shimmer. It looks rather medium brown when used lightly and thinly.
  • Treat Me Nice is a medium grassy green with gold and green sparkle.

Pigment ($19.50 U.S. / $23.50 CDN)

  • Antique Green is a darkened cool-toned green with a touch of teal. It’s definitely green, but it’s not your typical green, which tends to have stronger yellow undertones.  This is a repromote.
  • Gold Stroke is a reddish medium bronze brown with a frosty finish. It’s pretty, and it has some warmth to it, but it’s not overly warm. It makes a nice base for golds. This is a repromote.

See photos and swatches!

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Burmese Beauty Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Burmese Beauty Eyeshadow Quad: Prized, Burmese Beauty; Skintone 2, Showstopper

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Burmese Beauty Eyeshadow Quad: Prized, Burmese Beauty (top row); Skintone 2, Showstopper (bottom row)

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Prized Eyeshadow

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Skintone 2 Eyeshadow

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Burmese Beauty Eyeshadow

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Showstopper Eyeshadow

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Burmese Beauty Eyeshadow Quad: Prized, Burmese Beauty (left half); Skintone 2, Showstopper (right half)

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Burmese Beauty Eyeshadow Quad: Prized, Skintone 2, Burmese Beauty; Showstopper

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Treat Me Nice Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Defiantly Feline Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
Superslick Liquid Eye Liner: Defiantly Feline, Treat Me Nice

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
Superslick Liquid Eye Liner: On the Hunt, Desires & Devices

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
Superslick Liquid Eye Liner: On the Hunt, Desires & Devices

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
Superslick Liquid Eye Liner: On the Hunt, Desires & Devices

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Antique Green Pigment

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
MAC Gold Stroke Pigment

MAC Fabulous Felines - Burmese Beauty
Pigments: Antique Green (Dry/Wet), Gold Stroke (Dry/Wet)

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91 thoughts on “MAC Fabulous Felines: Burmese Beauty Review, Photos, Swatches (Eyes)

  1. Avatar of Mandy bxboricua

    Burmese Beauty e/s is gorgeous!

    • Sojourner

      I agree, it’s a gorgeous colour but I couldn’t care less for the rest of the quad…I’m waiting to hear if there are any dupes for this colour :)

      • Sojourner

        Actually i just read the actual review and it says that Club is similar…which I don’t like!

      • Jazz

        She said it looks like Club . I love the shade , but I am not paying 36.50 for me to like one eyeshadow out of the four.

      • CeeBee

        Actually the bottom left hand shade in the Dior Mystic Jade quint is pretty much a bang on dupe for Burmese Beauty. Which doesn’t really help if you don’t wanna buy a palette… but last I saw it was on special on Strawberrynet.

  2. Nancy

    You are awesome! You made my morning, can’t wait for the rest of the swatches! :)

  3. Avatar of April April

    I actually wasn’t very interested in this collection but after looking at the Burmese Beauty quad swatches, I have decided to pay more attention to it. The quad just looks like you can do an appropriate work look but still be able to vamp it up when you want something more dramatic. Very pretty, thanks for swatches and photos.

  4. Avatar of LU LU

    Christine,
    Will the superslick liquid eyeliners be a permanent item? I wouldn’t wanna miss them!

  5. I only like the pigments i guess

    • Amanda Enn

      I agree. I think the pigments stand out to me the most, but I wished they had more eyeshadows…
      I was really excited when the MAC mua told me this collection would have a lot of neutrals, but after seeing these, I probably won’t be purchasing anything from this collection.

      Christine, how come you only did a swatch of 2/4 of the pigments? :/

      • Hi Amanda,

        I believe I mentioned that I was not able to purchase all of the products at this time. There are also only two pigments per part… so perhaps you missed the ones you were looking for?

  6. Sarah

    Is it me or skintone 2 looks like club? gorgeous quad though

  7. Avatar of Kelly Kelly Marie

    I was looking SO forward to this palette that I signed up for an event because I was having nightmares that it would sell out…now I’m bummed because I have Shroom, Club, Flip, and TWO Showstoppers. But you have no idea how much I appreciate your reviews! You rock Christine!

  8. Melanie

    oh, I love the quad :) So beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing, Christine! Your blog really helps a lot and a plus to me is, that the collections are launched in the US first, so I can def check the swatches first, before ordering something, when it’s launched here :) Thanks for your hard work :)

  9. Kristi

    Wow, looking great! I’m loving that quad! Can’t wait to see the rest of the collection :)

  10. Ani_BEE

    Thank you for taking the time and money to swatch these before the launch!

    I was worried about Burmese Beauty e/s would be similar to Blue Brown pigment and Club which I have both of. I own Showstopper as well so there is not point in getting this quad. T-T

  11. TG

    Skintone 2 is an exact dupe for Club, isn’t it?

    I don’t really see anything except maybe that green eyeliner. I’m wondering if it dries to a shiny finish.

    • Hey TG,

      Skintone 2 isn’t the shade you’re looking at, because Skintone 2 is a golden shade… Do you mean Burmese Beauty? If so, I noted how it was similar to Club in the review :)

      • DaniMarie

        The eyeshadow swatches are mislabeled..that is why some people are getting Burmese Beauty and Skintone confused =)

        • I looked… they are the way they’re supposed to be?

          • DaniMarie

            Hi Christine, Hmm maybe I’m seeing things today lol wait the goldish color is Skintone2 and Burmese Beauty is the darker grey/green color rt? In the pic where you swatched them on your hands it says Burmese Beauty under the gold color unless my phone is messing with me =)
            P.S. What you do is great..I always look on your site when I’m interesting in buying something..thanks!

      • tg

        Oops, yes, I meant Burmese Beauty! I’m afraid I scrolled right to the pictures on this one without reading the review. o_o;

  12. Michelle

    So far I only really like the Treat me Nice superslick eyeliner, because the packaging of Defiantly Feline looks way more purple than it does on the swatches you’ve made. I liked the purple, but it looks more gold to me now. Still a nice collection though. There’s something for everyone, really.

  13. Michelle

    By the way, do you think that Burmese Beauty looks like Club eyeshadow?

  14. Taj

    The colours are more exciting when swatched !

  15. The colors are so pretty, but I have so many similar colors since I am quite the makeup junkie. I will probably pass on this collection and save for the holiday stuff.

  16. daphne

    Showstopper AGAIN. Maybe MAC is trying to tell me I need it or something, but I’m pretty sure I don’t with Brun eyeshadow in my collection! Burmese Beauty is a really pretty quad, but the eponymous shadow looks too much like Club to me, so I guess I don’t really need it.

  17. Agnes

    The quad looks great! Skintone 2 shadow seems to be very similar to UD’s Lounge, is it? (Or maybe to Club?)

  18. Kerri

    I only like Treat Me Nice e/l and Antique Green pigment so far. I’m sure the list will get bigger though.

  19. Vijaya

    I’ve heard the liners are going to be permanent, but I’m not sure where. Do you know if that’s true?

  20. KC

    I thought burmese beauty would be more green, but the swatch is gorgeous! That quad is offically on my must have list. I also like Gold Stroke pigement, even though it looks way more chocolatey than gold.

  21. Jamie

    Burmese beauty? Check. I think I want all the quads from this collection but I will need to see the rest of them first. Thanks for the swatches!

  22. victoria

    everything looks great but i’m particularly interested in the superslick liner, are they waterproof or resistant? i love the corresponding packaging.

  23. Sara

    i love the pigments, definitely feline e/l, and im still on the fence about the quad

  24. Suzy R

    Wow — I wasn’t expecting to like these as much as I do! I was wondering if you know if the eye shadow colors are available individually, or only as a quad? Thanks!

  25. Avatar of Cindy Cindy

    Love the swatches, thank you !

  26. Amy

    I’m so glad you are reviewing these now-thank you!!!! Lovely job as always—I LOVE when you talk about the texture of the eyeshadows–meaning, Lustre, Veluxe Pearl, etc. It’s so helpful. Also, is Antique Green a repromote? For some reason I thought it had been out in Rush Metal but I’m not sure. Many thanks!

  27. Kai

    What’s your opinion of the liquid eyeliners?

  28. Avatar of Stefanie The Beauty Queen from Mars

    I got to admit, I was really excited about this collection, but the more I see of it, the less excited I am. Burmese Beauty are just not my colors, I will see what the others are like. But it suits me quite well – I fell in love with the Chanel Enigma Eyeshadow Quad (just about to be released in Europe), so the less I like about the Felines, the better for my wallet!

    Thank you so much Christine, for putting up the posts and swatches of the collection at lightspeed – you are doing an awesome job there! I rarely buy a MAC product without checking out your blog first!

  29. Karmen

    I was looking forward to this quad but the colors are sooo dupable :(

  30. I really like Burmese Beauty e/s, but not enough to buy the whole quad. Also Antique Green, but luckily for me I found it in the CCO on Monday, old jar as well, for just over £10! :D

  31. that DOES look a lot like club or blue brown! funny… thanks for the swatches! do you think you’ll do a review on the new liquid liners? since they are a new product? or just leave it at the swatches?

  32. Avatar of Etaoin baby in a corner

    wow i love the eyeliners! they are so pretty!

  33. Tanja

    can the quads be refilled?

  34. Işıl

    ‘Fabulous felines’ is OK, how about ‘Marvellous Mellan’ ? ;))

  35. JenniferJ

    How do you think the ‘Burmese Beauty’ single color in the quad compares with Too Faced’s color called ‘Label Whore?’ I’m thinking they look VERY similar? Thanks!

  36. DJ

    wish Burmese Beauty was a single, would love Club to be even more CLUB, if you know what I mean.

    The pigments are pretty close to NARS ‘Blade Runner’ duo, perhaps close enough to be dupes.

    thanks for the great swatches and reviews. this collection is huge and interesting…

  37. Avatar of katt Kat

    Can you buy the eye shadows separately from the quad? I really like the Burmese Beauty…

  38. Haylie

    Ooo Antique Green pigment looks beautiful. Might be my first. :)
    I don’t like quads b/c I usually only like one, if I’m lucky, two colors. It’s just a waste of money.

  39. Mariana

    burmese beauty looks just like Label Wh*ore from Too Faced Cosmetics

  40. Tammy

    If I already have the UD Naked palette, is it worth it to get the burmese quad?? I’m already planning on getting kittenish/media…trying to save some moolahs!Thanks Christine!!

    • I don’t think you need to, but I’m not particularly impressed by the quad. I think side-by-side, the discrepancy in texture/payoff would be so disappointing.

  41. Megan Anderson

    I saw a preview collection at my local Saks counter, and the makeup artist swatched club, and burmese beauty on my hand. The difference was that burmese beauty had some chunky glitter in it. I was definitely disappointed that they wouldn’t be a bit more creative with that color.

  42. puffnstuff

    aaahhh… i wish mac would sold these shades in singles; i see 1 shadow from each quad that i would want, butof course im not going to buy a quad for 1 shadow…ugh

  43. Kristina

    I bought this quad and I am in absolute love love love with it! <33333

  44. Karyn

    Hi Christine! I got the Desires and Devices superslick eyeliner, and I do love the color, and love that it stays on all day. HOWEVER, it seems to irritate my eyes all day while I wear it. It feels like it is pulling on or is tight on my eyelids. Also, it is difficult to remove at the end of the day, and I find “scraps” left over on my eyelids after I remove it, and pieces in my eyes the next morning. Have you heard of anyone else having these problems? Also, do you know of any similarly long-lasting eyeliners that might NOT have these effects? Thanks as always for your gracious help and WONDERFUL website.

    • I didn’t experience any tightness/pulling, though I could understand why you might as it does dry down to this skin-tight kind of finish (like pants so tight you aren’t sure how someone ever got them on, lol). Have you tried MAC’s Penultimate? I find it a bit similar, though it’s only in black, and it has a different texture/finish – so it shouldn’t set and feel tight.

      In general, felt-tip eyeliners (of all kinds, many brands have them!) seem to stay on really well (for me!).

      Thank you!