MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x9 Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x 9 Palette
MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x 9 Palette ($40.00 for 0.18 oz.) is an interesting mix of lighter pastel greens and purples with a few neutral shades thrown in. It’s decent–not bad for a pre-made MAC palette–but not amazing. There are two Lustres in the palette, which have the fall out that they’re prone to, while a couple of the shades had firmer/stiffer textures that made them hard to blend.

Gleam is described as a “barely pinked gold [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium, peachy-pink with a gold, frosted finish. It had good color payoff (but it’s actually too pigmented for this type of finish, which is usually sheerer) with a slightly looser, more sparkly consistency where some of the sparkle fell out during application and didn’t bind with the underlying color. This shade lasted for eight hours before fading, but I had some fall out over time. This shade is part of the permanent range. NARS Goddess (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Future (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Pink Haze (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Killing Jar (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Fleur (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mai Tai (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Midnight Sun is described as a “shimmering mocha [with a Frost finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture. The color lasted for eight hours on me. Natasha Denona Satin Skin (75P) (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Gingerbread Mansion (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bamboo (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay YDK (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Topaz (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Pewter (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Python (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Reef (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Revelry is described as a “mauvey purple grey [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, dark plummy taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a lightly powdery texture that was a little hard to blend out without it turning patchy. It lasted for eight hours. Guerlain Les Cendres #1 (LE)(95% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (P) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cool Gray (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Fashion Fix (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay DTF (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Fate (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Head Over Heels (LE) is warmer (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Embrace (P) is warmer, better quality (85% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Charming #5 (LE) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Vulnerable is described as a “soft pearly purple [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium, pinky-lavender with silver sparkle. It had semi-sheer coverage–as anticipated for a Lustre–and a sparkly texture where a lot of the sparkle didn’t make it to the lid. There was some fall out during wear, though the pinkish base color lasted for seven hours. Make Up For Ever D914 Crystalline Mauve (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Kitschmas (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Quarry is described as a “soft muted plum-brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It was nicely pigmented with a smooth, silky texture that was easy to work with. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #4 (P) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Misty Mauve (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Fogged In (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Misty Mauve (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Dreams (LE, $16.00) is cooler (80% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Amethyst is described as a “deep purple with pink pearl [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark bluish-purple with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage with a dry, firm texture that was hard to apply and blend out. The color lasted for eight hours on me. LORAC Ash (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Light Violet (LE, $32.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cheers My Dear (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #4 (P) is darker (85% similar). Benefit Always a Bridesmaid (P, $20.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Stay Sultry (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Exotic Purple (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ron Ron Run (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flame is described as a “mint silver shimmer [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a bright, very light yellowed green with a frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, smooth texture that applied well and blended out nicely. This shade wore well for eight hours. Dior Dulcinee #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Lucky Clover (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Room Service (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Zestful (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

All Hands on Deck is described as a “light green shimmer [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium green with warm, golden undertones and a frosted sheen. It had fairly good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was easy to work with. On me, it started to fade after eight hours. bareMinerals Wicked (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Made of Jade (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). City Color Tide Pool (P, $6.99) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). MAC Silver Sun (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Fantasy (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Shimmermint (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #4 (P) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Black Water is described as a “black with gold pearl [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark black with fine gold shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though the texture was a bit dense and firm in the pan, so it was harder to blend out on the skin as it would become uneven if I wasn’t very, very careful and very, very patient. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. LORAC Onyx (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 19 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Black Tied (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Tres Chic (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Noir #1 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Tinashe
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
MAC Eyeshadow Gleam
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%
MAC Eyeshadow Midnight Sun
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
MAC Eyeshadow Revelry
C+
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
77%
MAC Eyeshadow Vulnerable
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
4
Total
78%
MAC Eyeshadow Quarry
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
MAC Eyeshadow Amethyst
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3.5
Total
74%
MAC Eyeshadow Flame
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
MAC Eyeshadow All Hands on Deck
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
MAC Eyeshadow Black Water
B
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
83%

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MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x 9 Palette
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MAC Revelry Eyeshadow

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MAC Vulnerable Eyeshadow

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MAC Vulnerable Eyeshadow

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MAC Quarry Eyeshadow

MAC Amethyst Eyeshadow
MAC Amethyst Eyeshadow

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MAC Amethyst Eyeshadow

MAC Flame Eyeshadow
MAC Flame Eyeshadow

MAC Flame Eyeshadow
MAC Flame Eyeshadow

MAC All Hands on Deck Eyeshadow
MAC All Hands on Deck Eyeshadow

MAC All Hands on Deck Eyeshadow
MAC All Hands on Deck Eyeshadow

MAC Black Water Eyeshadow
MAC Black Water Eyeshadow

MAC Black Water Eyeshadow
MAC Black Water Eyeshadow

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MAC x Tinashe Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

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