Friday, January 28th, 2011

Eyeshadow Comparison “Session”

MAC Wonder Woman: Eyeshadow Quad Comparisons & Dupes

Here are swatch comparisons for the three eyeshadow quads from the collection… ┬áIf it is not included in here, it is most likely because I do not own it.

Defiance Eyeshadow Quad

  • DEFIANCE is a lot pinker in comparison to Vanilla, while it is more comparable to Pink Opal under natural light (but less so with flash; Pink Opal reflects more and looks whiter). Ego is pinker.
  • PARADISE ISLAND is a little cooler-toned than Pink Papillon, while it is pinker than Pen ‘n’ Pink, and less frosty than Urban Decay Sphynx.
  • STAR STUDDED is lighter and less violet than Vibrant Grape, while it is significantly lighter than Fig. 1.
  • REAL DRAMA is less red than Deep Damson, and it is slightly less red compared to Sketch, but it is fairly similar to the latter.

Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad

  • LADY JUSTICE is just a less pigmented version of Forgery and Urban Decay Uzi. At the most, it is less bright.
  • INSURMOUNTABLE is a shade I do not have a dupe of, and the closest I could find in my stash was Korres #42S, which is paler and frosty. I’m not saying there are no dupes (check the review–I listed some that I do not own), just that I couldn’t find anything I own that is.
  • BOLD BABE is more muted than Houglass Prism and Love Lace, both appear bluer. Dandizette is a richer blue and not really a dupe.

Valiant Eyeshadow Quad

  • MANILA PAPER is just a smidgen whiter in comparison to Nylon, but they are very, very similar. Creme de Miel is significantly yellower, while Rose Blanc and Soft Force are noticeably yellower though not as yellow as Creme de Miel.
  • VALIANT is a paler, slightly yellower version of Juxt. Korres #44S is nearly identical–slightly greener. Metamorph is greener. NARS Sea, Sex, Sun is far too dark and green to compare.
  • DIANA UNDERCOVER is less teal in comparison to Bottle Green, while it is greener than Femme Noir.
  • SPINNING TRANSFORMATION is similar in the base color as Make Up For Ever #47, which is slightly greener and has no shimmer. Sumptuous Olive is browner, more metallic, but closest that I had. Hourglass Dune is much, much darker and not comparable.

See comparison swatches!

Defiance Comparison Swatches

Vanilla, Defiance, Pink Opal, Ego

Pink Papillon, Paradise Island, Pen ‘n’ Pink, Urban decay Sphynx

Vibrant Grape, Star Studded, Fig. 1

Deep damson, Real Drama, Sketch

Lady Justice Comparison Swatches

Lady Justice, Forgery, Urban Decay Uzi

Insurmountable, Korres #42S

Dandizette, Houglass Prism, Bold Babe, Love Lace

Valiant Comparison Swatches

Nylon, Manila Paper, Creme de Miel, Rose Blanc, Manila Paper, Soft Force

Nylon, Manila Paper, Creme de Miel

Rose Blanc, Manila Paper, Soft Force

NARS Sea Sex Sun, Valiant, Juxt, Korres #44S, Valiant, Metamorph

NARS Sea Sex Sun, Valiant, Juxt

Korres #44S, Valiant, Metamorph

Bottle Green, Diana Undercover, Femme Noir

Spinning Transformation, Make Up For Ever #47, Sumptuous Olive, Spinning Transformation, Hourglass Dune

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33 thoughts on “MAC Wonder Woman: Eyeshadow Quad Comparisons & Dupes

  1. Tiffany T

    Who makes bottle green?

  2. Thank you so much! You always work so hard for us and I just want you to know I appreciate it greatly :)

  3. I am once again so thankful for your comparison swatches! As my collection is expanding I really need this to make up my mind! Thank you very much Christine!!

  4. Salvinia

    Does anyone else think that “spinning transformation” is like, the stupidest name ever for an eyeshadow?

  5. Rachel

    Wow, that definitely took some time! You are amazing to do all of this work. Thank you!

  6. bunnybeauty

    Is Creme de Miel a mac eyeshadow?

  7. fabiola

    Christine, thank you so much you are really helpful, you take a lot of your time to help us save a lot of money, I was thinking to get one of them, but I have many of the dupe, you really put a lot of effort on this, you are the best.

  8. I’m not interested in getting those quads but I voted love it because I love love love your comparisons posts. thank you so much Christine, you’re awesome!

  9. Lisa

    Thanks for underlining the Wonder Woman colors! I always have to scroll back up to see which ones are which, since I can’t ever remember the names.

  10. neshie

    @salvinia, its called that because when Diana transforms into wonder woman she spins around, hence the spinning transformation

  11. I think that Insurmountable is similar to the blue from Soften The Mood Mineralize Trio? Maybe!

  12. You’re the best for doing dupes and comparisons, Christine. Thanks so much.

  13. MissChels

    Crap. I wanted the Valiant Quad but I think I am going to skip it and get Bottle Green. At least I will save big $ and be able to get all three colored mascaras.
    BTW, I showed my friend Temptalia last night and she though you were just the Cat’s Meow Christine lol

  14. Musebeliever

    When I saw the pic I was like : I want them all ! xD (I just have BOSIII)

    I’m very deceived by the new mac collection. I love the packaging but that’s all. Not a collection for me. I’m waiting for the Jeanus collection and the peacock collection !

  15. Sarah

    Christine, is that Vanilla eyeshadow or pigment? I don’t own the pigment, and I feel like my eyeshadow doesn’t swatch like that, but I can’t tell if its just the differences in our skintone!

    Thanks so much for all your hard work :)

  16. Morena123

    Aww, i think im skipping the collections so far this year. They will show up at a CCO once they are removed frmo the store. I recently saw the Venemous Villains collection, The 2010 holiday pigments/glitters, and Mac to the Beach, eveyrthing from last year is at the CCO now.

  17. Kris

    Thanks for all those wonderful swatches Christine! I was wondering if Manila Paper and Peek At You were in any way similar? Would you recommend one over the other?

  18. Piarpreet

    hey ive been trying to find deep damson on ebay and

    can you PLEASE tell me where to find it?

  19. Jessica

    What about Deep Truth and Urban Decay’s Goddess?

  20. Ginnia

    I love that you underline the name of the color in the swatch comparisons that is the one from the new collection. Very helpful!

  21. Madeline

    Amazing and in depth comparison of the shadows ,lip, blush
    Omg Christine!!
    You ARE Wonder Woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    many thanks!!!

  22. Renee

    Insurmountable looks like it could be dupable with Urban Decay’s matte eyeshadow in Revolver… Maybe!

  23. Lauren

    Wow, this little review was great. Nice swatch pics, sooooo helpful! Yet, seeing how similar they are to cheaper shadows, I will not be purchasing.