Thursday, January 27th, 2011

MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Wonder Woman: Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Lady Justice EYESHADOW QUAD ($40.00 for 0.20 oz.) includes four shades of eyeshadow: Lady Justice (bright silver with white pearl), Insurmountable (dirty blue grey), Deep Truth (true dark blue), and Bold Babe (deep metal blue with white pearl).

  • Lady Justice is a silvery-white shimmered shade. It doesn’t really have a base color, just lots of the silver-white shimmer. A little messy–doesn’t quite hold together. This is a frost finish. It’s similar to Forgery or Filament.
  • Insurmountable is a beautiful grayish, pale blue with more of a matte finish. This is a veluxe finish. The best textured shadow of the three quads. It is a more matte version of Bobbi Brown Iced Blue, grayer than NARS Nymphea and NARS Cleo.
  • Deep Truth is a deep navy blue with a lighter blue sheen. This is a frost finish. This is a permanent shade.
  • Bold Babe is a steely blue with a silvery-blue sheen. This is a frost finish. It has decent pigmentation though not excellent, but it could have a softer, smoother texture. It is bluer than NARS Underworld. Hourglass Prism does it about a million times better.

This quad was better than Defiance, but I’m not entirely sold. Lady Justice is rather disappointing in its sheerness–it’s more like an overlay of shimmer than an eyeshadow. Bold Babe is a gorgeous hue but could be softer, smoother, and generally more pigmented. I wish Bold Babe had knocked it out of the park, because Insurmountable is absolutely divine but obviously not worth $40 for it alone.

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  • Product: 20/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: Like Defiance, this too will suit cooler skin tones naturally, because of all the cool-toned blues. ¬†However, the richness of blue still works well on warmer skin tones. ¬†The quality is better in this quad than Defiance, but it’s not excellent.

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MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad: Lady Justice, Insurmountable, Deep Truth, Bold Babe

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MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad: Lady Justice, Insurmountable

MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad: Deep Truth, Bold Babe

MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad: Lady Justice, Insurmountable, Deep Truth, Bold Babe

MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad: Lady Justice, Insurmountable

MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad: Deep Truth, Bold Babe


MAC Lady Justice Eyeshadow


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MAC Bold Babe Eyeshadow

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38 thoughts on “MAC Wonder Woman: Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. The only colour I like from this palette is Deep Truth, which is permanent, so I’ll just buy that on its own

  2. JessicaM

    I really don’t get why many people hate the packaging. I’d love to have this one.

  3. Lady Justice is a really boring shade but the others are so beautiful! And as Deep Truth is on my wishlist for such a long time … I’m def. gonne get that quad ^^

  4. daphne

    Christine, I think Insurmountable is actual just a veluxe finish, not veluxe pearl. Pretty sure that’s what VX means (VP is veluxe pearl)! Veluxe is one of my favorites and I was always sad it’s nearly gone. That smooth, densely colored, velvety-soft look is a hallmark. Deep Truth is gorgeous and I don’t actually have it yet…it’s too bad I’m not crazy about the other two!

  5. Kenneth Alan

    I think I’m one of the few that likes the packaging. I think it’s fun.
    Anyway I can’t decide if I want to buy this quad. I only like Deep Truth and Insurmountable really and if I did buy this I would most likely try and depot the colours anyway so the packaging would probably get ruined.

    I just can’t decide.

  6. Jen

    I actually really love this palette a lot and plan to get it. Love blues on me.

  7. Carrie

    I already own Deep Truth and I won’t buy it just for Insurmountable…maybe I’ll look into getting the Bobbi Brown version because that really is a beautiful color.

  8. VeroJo

    Deep Truth is so pretty.

  9. Rosie

    I’m sitting here looking at Deep Truth thinking “That third blue looks gorgeous” then I read that it’s Deep Truth and realize it was the first e/s I ever bought from MAC, so own it!

  10. I also like Deep Truth, it’s soo pretty! The others are not so great…

  11. leesie

    Deep Truth is on my short list of wanted MAC shades, and Insurmountable is really lovely. As is Bold Babe. This quad is really tempting. But, y’know, I actually think I’d rather have the ChG Crackle collection. (Polish over eyeshadow? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?)

  12. Avatar of Melissa melissa

    Bold babe looks alot like the eyeshadow “lovelace” from the love lace collection…would you say they were similar?

  13. Shanda

    How do you think this compares to sea n sky?

  14. Laura

    Ya it’s always a little disspointing to see that the only impressive shade is the permanent one, not very exciting

  15. Liz

    Is Bold Babe simular to Peaocky’s Dandizette?

  16. Pooja

    deep truth is so pretty <3 but christine, would you more prefer this collection or the hello kitty collection?

  17. Becca

    Wow, I wanted this quad, but I’m pretty disappointed with the colours and I just know I’d never never them but I still want it… what to do, what to do….

  18. Lauren

    I really like Deep truth, so I’ll just buy the refill pan in that shade…. :)

  19. Erica

    OK I didn’t know Deep Truth looks so gorgeous! I have Bobbi Brown’s Midnight e/s, which looks quite similar though.

  20. Karen

    This looks almost exactly like the Tone:Grey quad from D squared.

  21. Lady Justice seems like a really pretty highlighter (and the name reminds me of Sailor Moon!) and Deep Truth is very pretty, but I can just buy that alone since it’s permanent.
    Bold Babe looks nice aswell, but I’d like it to be more smooth and pigmented.
    I think Insurmountable looks a little chalky/thick/creamy (How strange does that sound?) although pigmented in the texture, but maybe I would like it in an actual eye look, it’s a cool colour and I trust you when you say it has the best formula out of the palette! ^__^

  22. DarkGlamour17

    Well hello Deep Truth ;) lol. I’ve never bought any MAC cosmetics can someone tell me if Deep Truth looks like that on the lid or does it just turn into a dirty black? (btw I have very light skin with yellow/gold undertones).

  23. nmnikki

    this one’s not bad, i’m especially intrigued by bold babe & insurmountable

  24. anon

    ordinarily I’d be pleased by a blues quad but… light shade is totally meh looking, I have prettier blue-grays. Blue is almost appealling, it’s actually very similar to a blue I have but this one has a weird cast to it.

    the gray is the only shade I can say I like & it looks a lot like UD revolver. not that I’d pay the price for a single pretty basic gray.

    If it had fabulous packaging & I bought it, I’m sure I’d be sorry. I’d like to offer MAC a thank you for not tempting me lol

  25. Chrissie

    Can you take these out of the quad to put in a palette?

  26. Kathrina

    I love Deep Truth! But since it’s permanent and the other shades don’t wow me I will not purchase this palette.