Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a warm-toned, peach and brown themed eyeshadow “quad.” It’s the size of your typical Mineralize Eyeshadow, but it is split into four sections. Overall, I found the eyeshadow to be dry, powdery, and quick to fade; everything looked more faded than it already did after application about six hours into wear.

Golden Hours #1 is described as a “copper bronze.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentationi when applied dry, mostly opaque color when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was a little dry, somewhat powdery. See comparison swatches.

Golden Hours #2 is described as a “soft golden peach.” It’s a brightened, yellowed orange with a frosted, glittery finish. This one had a rather chunky texture–more like old school Mineralize Eyeshadows than some of the newer, more finely-milled ones. It was sheer when applied dry, and it was more opaque when applied wet, but still incredibly loose and chunky to work with. Highly recommend applying this before any other makeup, because the fall out during application (even with patting it on with a dampened brush) is insane. See comparison swatches.

Golden Hours #3 is described as a “pale yellow gold.” It’s a muted, light-medium gold with yellow undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It was somewhat dry but not too powdery. The color payoff was semi-sheer when applied dry, then just slightly more pigmented when applied with a dampened brush. See comparison swatches.

Golden Hours #4 is described as a “golden brown.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed brown with a golden, frosted sheen. It seemed more pigmented dry than damp, actually, with damp yielding semi-opaque color coverage, while dampened application gave it a sheerer, more uneven appearance. The texture was dry but not too powdery, like #3. See comparison swatches.

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Golden Hours

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Product

7/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Golden Hours #1

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Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

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Product

5.5/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

6/10

Longevity

6/10

Application

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MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours: #3 (inner lid), #2 (middle of lid), #4 (outer lid), #1 (crease),
Phlox Garden on lower lash line

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours: #3 (inner lid), #2 (middle of lid), #4 (outer lid), #1 (crease),
Phlox Garden on lower lash line

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29 thoughts on “MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. I wish there was more pigment in these… the colour combo looks nice in the pan, but if they all kind of end up looking like one colour on the lid…

    Dammit MAC! You’re supposed to be famous for awesome eyeshadows!
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  2. Ella

    Fcr a minute I thought this was Natural Flare!

  3. Avatar of liz liz

    #2 looks like it’s made out of frosted flakes lmfao. I’LL PASS.

  4. Sae

    Phlox Garden really brings out the olive tones in your eyes in a very beautiful way!

  5. I really liked the concept but I had a feeling these wouldn’t be so great. I was hoping to be surprised though lol
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  6. Pretty shades and ….thats about it! dry, powdery, fade quickly :-(
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  7. You tried. I can see the swatches but not thrilled with how they applied on the eyes….this one and the other related review. So disappointing. Super sheer and shimmery collection? At least the fluid lines and pigments were pretty. I’m still debating buying those. The rest is a total pass!!!

  8. I don’t know why but this eyeshadow texture reminds of food like those rice cakes in different flavors…. Maybe I am just hungry… But man the results of these shadows are ridiculous!

  9. xamyx

    I bought one of these “quads” years ago (Odd Bits), and it was so beautiful in the pan, but applied, itnwas a big, barely pigmented, muddy mess… I’m a big fan of mineralized products, and MAC does the singles & duos just fine, so I would think they’d get it together with these. I also had to scrape off the top layer to get what little color I did!

    • These sound better than that one, since no scraping required… but probably the opposite – very powdery so still not a product that’s all that easy to work with.

  10. Lily

    I am not a great Mac user except for a foundation and a couple of lipsticks, but I think they should concentrate on quality not quantity of collections they put out. Also be consistent on their products as I wanted to try Stereo Rose but after your review I declined.

  11. The gold shades are pretty and I like the concept behind the quads, but it’s too bad the implementation wasn’t stellar.
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  12. These are great, everyday shades – but why are they so “meh”? I also hate that the 4 different shades are touching haha.

  13. These could have been great. The colours are really up my street but the pigmentation looks flat to me, and the packaging a bit sloppy. Won’t be buying these.