MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a mix of springtime pastels and bold brights. It’s not perfect, but it still surprised me, as they went on fairly well with decent or better pigmentation and blended out without major issues. In general, I find MAC eyeshadows perform a little better applied to the eye than initially swatched. It’s probably one of the more interesting palettes/quads MAC has put out in awhile, as they’ve done quite a few neutral-like ones in recent memory. I think the majority of the issues I experienced with the shades (detailed below) will be solved by using primer. I wish Sushi Flower and Elegant Friend had been swapped out for better performing shades, as those are the two big duds in the palette (Naturally Fabulous builds really well, so it’s workable for most application styles).

Flounce is described as a “chalky white pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light, pastel pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was a little thin but not dusty to work with. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours. Tarte Pink Outside the Box (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Baby Cakes (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Truth (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Light Pink (P, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Lavender (LE, $14.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (P) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Bouthan #1 (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Bon Bon (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Benefit Pinky Swear (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lancome Parfait (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm Matt Chung (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Elementary Pink (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glamour Light is described as a “soft lemon yellow [with a Satin finish].” It’s a soft, creamy yellow with a satin sheen. It had fantastic pigmentation with a lightly dense, buttery texture that went on smoothly and evenly with little effort. On me, the color wore for eight hours before fading slightly. Makeup Geek Mirage (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Brownluxe #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Greenluxe #1 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Scuttle (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 4 (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M510 Vanilla (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Vintage Lace (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Burberry Pale Nude #3 (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #3 (P) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Floridazzle is described as a “soft lime green [with a Satin finish].” It’s a softened, light-medium green with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. The color stayed on well for eight hours. Aveda Lemongrass (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Acid Rain (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #4 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #5 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Juxt (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #1 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Vinyl (LE) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Linden Green (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I330 Linden Green (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Tranquility (P) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dior Rose Garden #1 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Fresh Green (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flock & Roll is described as a “light pastel pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that blended out well but didn’t look powdery on the skin. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably. MAC Sugar Snack (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Feather Boa (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Giddy (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pen 'n' Pink (DC, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #5 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sushi Flower is described as a “pinky coral with pink shimmer [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a very subtle sheen. It was powdery and prone to sheering out as a result. The color payoff was semi-sheer at best, and without a white or tacky base, it didn’t get better with building or layering. On me, it wore for seven and a half hours before fading. MAC Rose (DC, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Just Peachy (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Cupcake (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink (P, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Quadrille #3 (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bird’s Eye View is described as a “hot magenta [with a Satin finish].” It’s an intense, bright fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. The pigmentation was incredibly rich and opaque, while the texture was smooth, silky, and blendable. It felt more like a Matte2 finish than a satin or matte finish. The color wore for eight and a half hours with minimal fading. Kat Von D Swoon (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Bow (887) (P, $29.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Mu Mu Bloom (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Brash & Bold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Available in Petite (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Terra Azzurra #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Simply Marlena (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Dollipop (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Fruit Dove (LE) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Exaltation (108) (P, $29.50) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Elegant Friend is described as a “dirty lavender [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark, silvery lavender with a frosted finish. The texture was slightly dry and dusty, so it would benefit greatly from a primer, as it doesn’t stick as well to bare skin on its own. It was blendable but only because it sheered out. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Time to Tango (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Rebel (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Great Beyond #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Nashville (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #4 (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #4 (P) is lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) (LE, $39.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 11 (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Lancome Zip Me Up (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Harlot (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pearled Earth (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Naturally Fabulous is described as a “warm mid-tone brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a matte finish. The texture was soft but powdery, so the eyeshadow blended out well on the skin but required building in order to achieve true-to-pan color. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE) is more muted (95% similar). Anastasia Chocolate (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (P) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Hot Chocolate (LE, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rich Cocoa (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Malted (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Pick Me Up at 8 (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Sable (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Heartbreaker (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #327 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Java (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Whiskey (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora #tbt (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Weirdly Wonderful is described as a “royal blue with light blue pearl [with a Veluxe finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark blue with fine, blue sparkle. The texture is really dense, almost like a very packed-in cream product, and it had good pigmentation but the texture made blending harder. The edges always looked a little dry and jagged unless paired with something softer and more powdery to help blend it out. It stained the lid as well, just as a heads up. On me, it lasted for eight hours before creasing slightly. Kat Von D Nile (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NYX Kiss in Casablanca (P, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Luckfully (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Switch to Blue (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Radium (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC In the Shadows (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, more muted (85% similar). Sephora Aja (LE) is more muted (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #5 (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Tonight's Temptation #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Backstage Pass (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Flamingo Park
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
MAC Eyeshadow Flounce
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
MAC Eyeshadow Glamour Light
A-
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
MAC Eyeshadow Floridazzle
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
MAC Eyeshadow Flock & Roll
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
82%
MAC Eyeshadow Sushi Flower
D+
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
67%
MAC Eyeshadow Bird's Eye View
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
96%
MAC Eyeshadow Elegant Friend
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
79%
MAC Eyeshadow Naturally Fabulous
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
78%
MAC Eyeshadow Weirdly Wonderful
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
3.5
Total
84%

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