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MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Reds, Pinks, Oranges


MAC Beauty Marked Eyeshadow

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Reds, Pinks, Oranges

These are swatches only! 🙂  I am in the process of re-swatching a ton of products, because the Swatch Gallery is designed so you can compare individual products, so all of the swatches have to be done in a way that each swatch can be photographed and shown individually.  I’m going through various brands, so there is some variety as I journey through it all, but here are fourteen MAC eyeshadow swatches, along with my descriptions of the shades and any notes on performance if it was below average.  Unless noted otherwise, shades are part of the permanent range.

Beauty Marked is a blackened burgundy with multicolored shimmer. It has a velvet finish. It’s also a real pain in the behind to use, because it tends to apply unevenly. A lot of the sparkle doesn’t translate as well on the lid as it does in a swatch.
Cranberry is a berried red with a frost finish.
Post Haste is a pinked red with a Matte2 finish. It has been discontinued. It is slightly darker and redder than Passionate.
Passionate is a raspberry pink with a matte finish.
Sushi Flower is a medium-dark pink with a satin finish. It’s hard to build-up color and applies rather sheer.
Swish is a lilac shimmered pink with a frost finish.
Da Bling is a medium pink with subtle yellow undertones. It has a veluxe pearl finish.
Rose is a mauve-tinged pink with a slightly frosted finish. I have no idea what the official finish is, as it is now discontinued and was only a PRO shade before then (there is nothing on the label of mine that indicates the finish). My guess is frost.
Pen ‘n’ Pink is a pale, pastel pink with a Matte2 finish. It has been discontinued.
Coppering is a rich copper with a veluxe pearl finish.  It is one of MAC’s best-textured eyeshadows.
Red Brick is a dirty orange with a matte finish. It’s darker than Orange.
Expensive Pink is a dirty rose with peach and gold. It has a veluxe finish. It’s one of MAC”s more complex shades.
Free to Be is a coral-pink with a matte finish.
Orange is a medium-dark orange with a matte finish. It is part of the PRO line.

Overall, a few of these are excellent eyeshadows (like Cranberry, Coppering, and Expensive Pink), while some are total duds (Beauty Marked, Sushi Flower). Several of these have matte finishes, and my experience with MAC’s matte formula is they tend to perform infinitely better on the lid than when swatched. They are a drier matte, and they’re not a buttery or powdery formula, so you don’t end up with any fall out or fading, but they can be finicky.

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches – Reds, Pinks, Oranges

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Product
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Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
86%
Total

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Swatch Gallery: Recent Update


Swatch Gallery: Recent Updates

The Swatch Gallery now contains all previous lipgloss lip swatches, as well as numerous cheek products (blushes, bronzers, highlighters).  The eyeshadow section is up in part for some brands (but not all products have been included, even if the brand is listed) and is still very much a work-in-progress.

We are in the process of re-swatching the majority of eyeshadows (along with several cheek products) so that they will work with the Swatch Gallery format–which means single swatches of individual products so that they can easily be compared.  We are doing our best to ensure both accurate and consistent lighting, and this is also a major reason why we are determined to re-swatch a great deal of products so that the comparisons will be helpful.  (The quality of photos in early 2010 doesn’t even compare to the ones I take now, boo!)

Remember, you can drag the images around to create your own order, which will allow you to compare swatches side-by-side!

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MAC Colourizations Collection for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Colourizations Collection for Fall 2011

U.S. Launch Date: July 29th, 2011 (Nordstrom/The Bay), August 4th, 2011 (All MAC Locations)
International Launch Date: August 4th, 2011

Couples can be seemingly mismatched…but when it works, it’s wonderful! These Duos for Eyes are doubly dramatic, with two shades combined in sophisticatedly unexpected ways…so much so that we call them M·A·C DOUBLE FEATURES. In eight daring pairings, they’re being introduced just as Summer fades away, COLOURIZATIONS Double Feature Shadow Compacts are the quickest, most convenient way to incite the imagination. Technakohl Liner gets the Best Friend role, emphasizing the chemistry between these eight interesting new dualities. Plus, two set ready Brushes. Previews at Nordstrom and The Bay, then all North America August.

Pro Palette Eyeshadow x2 (Pre-filled Duos) ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Double Feature 1 Bright yellow gold (Veluxe Pearl) / Pinked-up chrome purple (Frost)
  • Double Feature 2 Bright lime (Veluxe Pearl) / Frosty deep grey (Satin)
  • Double Feature 3 Mid-tone teal (Matte) / Deep chocolate (Satin)
  • Double Feature 4 Deep forest green (Veluxe Pearl) / Mid-tone ochre brown (Matte)
  • Double Feature 5 Pale frosty peach (Frost) / Dark brown with green pearl (Frost)
  • Double Feature 6 Light grey taupe (Matte) / Mid-tone bronze (Veluxe Pearl)
  • Double Feature 7 Bright fuchsia (Frost) / Cool black (Satin)
  • Double Feature 8 Mid-tone orange (Frost) / Deep navy (Satin)

Technakohl Liner ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Graphblack Rich graphic black
  • Photogravure Soft black with brown undertone
  • Purple Dash Intense aubergine
  • Auto-de-blu Amethyst
  • Uniform Deep khaki green with gold pearl
  • Jade Way Pure emerald green with frost

Zoom Lash ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Zoomblack Rich black

Brushes

  • 222 Tapered blending brush ($29.00 U.S. / $35.00 CDN)
  • 275 Medium angled shading brush ($24.50 U.S. / $29.50 CDN)

There may be additional products exclusive to Nordstrom, but this is all the information for Colourization, which was straight from MAC HQ.

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MAC Prep + Prime Future Length Lash Serum for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Prep + Prime Future Length Lash Serum for Fall 2011

U.S. Launch Date: July 14th, 2011
International Launch Date: August 2011

Prep + Prime Future Length Lash Serum ($30.00 U.S. / $36.50 CDN) (Permanent)

The latest addition to our successful Prep + Prime fam ily is a new Patented formula that promotes natural lash growth for longer, thicker, stronger-looking lashes, with dramatic results visible in eight weeks when used twice daily. Designed to enhance over time, this breakthrough patent-pending treatment delivers a measurable, visible difference. Apply a thin line of serum to the base of the upper and lower lashes on clean, dry skin, morning and evening, and watch what happens. from this day forward, there is no looking back!

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MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection for Fall 2011 (Official)


MAC Tour de Fabulous Collection

U.S. Launch Date:  December 26th, 2011
International Launch Date: January 2012

Glamglass has been renamed to Tour de Fabulous and all shades of Glamglass are now Lipglass.

Sshhh…Lips speak louder than words. You’re invited to experience glamour that’s strictly word-of-mouth. Newly formulated, this super-silky gloss delivers the perfect amount of Knockout colour with its innovative new brush applicator. Encounter a Lasting Sensation of hypnotically intense, pure colour with a vividly alluring shine that leaves lips looking lush for hours. Mesmerizingly minimal, non-sticky texture feels comfortable… featherlight. Eight tantalizing Lip Pencil shade extensions round out a collection that positively whispers Embrace Me.

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Casual Air Frosted pale pink
  • It’s a Wow Mid-tone blue-pink (“rose pink”)
  • Check This Out Coral with transforming yellow-pink pearl
  • Rich & Witty Neutral dirty pinked beige
  • Comfort & Joy Mid-tone frosted dirty mauve
  • Famously Fab! Purple-lavender, slightly pearled
  • Tour de Fabulous Clean/bright yellow pink with pearl
  • Knockout Red with pearl
  • Style-Packed Bright, vivid fuchsia
  • Rich Bounty Deep red-brown with pearl
  • Real Posh Deep berry, slightly pearled

Lip Pencil ($13.00 U.S. / $15.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • What Comes Naturally Pale peachy beige
  • Hip ‘n’ Happy Dirty blue pink
  • Have to Have It Soft warm beige
  • Just Wonderful Dirty mauve
  • Entertain Me Clearly orange
  • Lasting Sensation Bright coral
  • Embrace Me Vivid pinkish fuchsia
  • Just My Type Intense warm brown

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