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). 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). bareMinerals Future (P) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay X (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Killing Jar (P) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mai Tai (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Fleur (LE, $16.00) is cooler (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). Tarte Gingerbread Mansion (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Spiked Cider (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bamboo (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Crystal Beige (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 (LE) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #3 (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay YDK (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Pewter (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Stila Topaz (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Python (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I538 Pearly Gray Beige (P, $21.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Reef (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (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. LORAC Cool Gray (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Fashion Fix (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #1 (LE)(95% similar). Makeup Geek Faux Fur (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). IT Cosmetics Fate (P) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay DTF (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Sugar Plum (LE, $16.00) is warmer (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. MAC Kitschmas (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D914 Crystalline Mauve (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Honey Lavender (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% 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. Urban Decay Tease (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Rum Pum Plum (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #4 (P) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Mint Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Diadem (110CM) (P) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Bois des Indes #3 (P) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Becca Cordial (LE) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 15 (LE) 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 Unconditional (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE) is darker, cooler (80% similar). LORAC Pink Mauve (P, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Makeup Geek Faux Fur (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 Exotic Purple (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Stay Sultry (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Benefit Always a Bridesmaid (P, $20.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #4 (P) is darker (85% similar). MAC Cheers My Dear (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, 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). Cle de Peau Harmony (Right) (P) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Zestful (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Abracadabra (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (80% 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. Cle de Peau Harmony (Right) (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Wicked (P) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Abracadabra (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (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). Makeup Geek Shimmermint (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Silver Sun (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #4 (P) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Makeup Geek Fantasy (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (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. Too Faced Cookies and Cream (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Onyx (LE, $19.00) 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). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Cygne Noir #1 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Tres Chic (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Ombre de Lune #4 (P) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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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

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

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