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Mariella
Fiction
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

Thanks to Christine showing this shadow, I got it in the recent MAC repromote and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a dark, smokey khaki green-grey-brown mix that is irresistible for someone like me, who loves neutral shadows and it has a lovely golden-green sheen to it. When it was discontinued a few years ago, a reviewer at MUA wondered why MAC was keeping Greensmoke (beautiful but disappointing, I have to agree) but discontinuing Fiction. Now that I have Fiction, I understand exactly what she meant. This should be permanent.

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Chelsea
Sable
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Lotus
Cranberry
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Natalia
Patina
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Natalia
Satin Taupe
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Natalia
Naked Lunch
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Natalia
Woodwinked
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Natalia
Brule
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Alexis
Butterscotch
Skin Tone: Medium-Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Amalie
Mulch
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Amalie
Patina
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Courtney
Soft Brown
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Yellow
pascha
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Nikki
Bottle Green
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal, Undertone: Pink
Tags: Buildable
Sarah
Satin Taupe
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Normal, Undertone: Yellow
Janey
Ron Ron Run
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Tags: Buildable
Janey
Waft
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Janey
Gentle Fume
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Janey
Violet Impact
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Janey
Spoiled Rich
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Janey
Gravel
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Yana
Hajar Karim
Skin Tone: Light-Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Yana
Guacamole
Skin Tone: Light-Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Kristin
Howzat
Skin Tone: Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Kristin
Dear Cupcake
Skin Tone: Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Kristin
Free to Be
Skin Tone: Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Trina
Star Violet
Skin Tone: Light-Medium, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Pink
Trina
Divine Decadence
Skin Tone: Light-Medium, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Pink
Ami
Blackberry
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Allison1173
All That Glitters
Skin Tone: Light-Medium, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Olive
Kristin
Honey Lust
Skin Tone: Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Alice
All That Glitters
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Very Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Alyssa
Sumptuous Olive
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Very Oily, Undertone: Pink
Kristin
Greensmoke
Skin Tone: Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Tracy
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
madeleine
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Kiara
Tempting
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow

I love Tempting for my brown smokey eyes and whenever I wear golds and bronzes. It is a rich cocoa color maybe a bit deeper than cocoa. I love it. The only problem it has is the fallout which isn’t a lot and it just happens when applying, so just do your eyes first and then your face makeup and you’ll be good.

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Alice
Antiqued
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Very Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Alice
Cranberry
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Very Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Alice
Expensive Pink
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Very Dry, Undertone: Neutral
aykhan
Divine Decadence
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Olive
Kristin
Trax
Skin Tone: Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Ami
Trax
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Ami
Samoa Silk
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Ami
Fig. 1
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Alejandra
Stars ‘n’ Rockets
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow
Kristin
Retrospeck
Skin Tone: Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Mariella
Patina
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

Like Julia, the previous reviewer, I find that Patina really shines (pun only partly intended) when layered over Powersurge Eye Kohl (a pencil I never thought I’d want or need!). Patina is such a terrific shade for so many looks and if, like me, you don’t generally go in for anything flamoyant, you will find Patina a great shadow to own.

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Ami
Wedge
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Valia
Sex & the Oyster
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Kristin
Expensive Pink
Skin Tone: Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Kristin
Woodwinked
Skin Tone: Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Kristin
Romantico
Skin Tone: Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Kristin
Mulch
Skin Tone: Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Diane
Heather Belles
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Mulch
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

One of my go-to/every day shades. I got this at the urging of my daughter and it has become one of my most reached-for eye shadows. Pairs well with Naked Lunch, All That Glitters and so many other shadows. Works well as a lid colour or in the crease. Versatile and reliable.

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BeauBlooms
Deep Cravings
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow
BeauBlooms
Eat, Love
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow
BeauBlooms
Sex & the Oyster
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow
BeauBlooms
Gilty Morsel
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow
courtney
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Normal, Undertone: Pink
Chantelle
Embark
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Pink
Juliana
Beluga
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Normal, Undertone: Neutral
Danielle
Soft Brown
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Combination
Mariella
Greensmoke
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Memorabilia
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Club
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

Talk about versatile. Is Club dark green? Brown? Grey/brown? Red/brown? All of the aforementioned? This shadow is (almost) unique and changes colour depending on how much you blend it, what parts/planes of the eye you blend it onto and even what other shadows you pair it with (if you decide to pair it with anything). It’s one of MAC’s terrific “duo-chrome” shadows and while it’s a bit of an “exteme” colour, I’ve also found it very wearable (and I am well past my first flush of youth!)

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Mariella
Bows & Curtseys
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

I feel like Bows & Curtseys is often unfairly maligned because when it first came out in a palette with A Tartan Tale, it was dreadful. But clearly it was reformulated when it came out in Fashion Flower (the version I have) because in that “incarnation”, it is a stunning deep blackened green with sort of teal undertones and it applies beautifully – not patchy or dry at all, but smooth and with even and deep pigmentation. What a shame they couldn’t achieve the same with Groundcover from the same collection!

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Mariella
Shale
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Night Maneuvers
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

I was SO excited to find this last year at a CCO. It’s hard to describe the colour – it’s one of those dark blends of somewhat greenish grey, black and brown. Very sultry however you wear it – either smudged on the lids, close to the lashes, or as a crease defining/outer V shade. Applied more lightly, it can make a nice daytime smokey eye look.

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Mariella
Steamy
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Brule
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Soot
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Hocus Pocus
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Prepped for Glamour
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

I am so glad I got this LE shade a good 3 years ago! The SA tried telling me that since I had Satin Taupe, I didn’t really need Prepped for Glamour as they’re dupes for one another. I am glad I didn’t listen because while they’re close, they’re not the same and I find Prepped for Glamour a lot more wearable and just “easy” to wear. Very good eye shadow.

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Mariella
Blanc Type
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

Blanc Type is one of the few remaining Matte2 finish shadows. This is a fabulous eye shadow finish/formulation and so it’s no surprise that Blanc Type is a “must have” in many people’s collections. On me, this is a perfect matte highlight. It’s basically the colour of my lids or a bit lighter so it is terrific for blending out other colours or toning down anything a bit too extreme or harsh looking, if you’ve been a bit heavy handed. It’s also one of those shades (there are many) that looks great and classic on its own, perhaps with something just a few shades darker to contour the crease very subtly. On a side note, Mac would be wise to expand the Matte2 range with some new shades, rather than trimming it down. Some of their best-loved, most popular shadows are Matte2 finishes.

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Mariella
All That Glitters
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

I put off buying All That Glitters for the longest time figuring that it was too orange/warm toned for me (WRONG!) and that since I also had Naked Lunch, I didn’t also need ATG (WRONG again!). This is very much like Naked Lunch but deeper in tone and makes a bit more of an impact.

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Mariella
Humid
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Smoke & Diamonds
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

I am so glad I got this shadow when it was available. A beautiful, shimmer taupe/grey that never fails to look good and is a great basis for a stunning smokey eye.

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Mariella
Grand Entrance
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

A great LE shadow from MAC’s Starflash collection. It is such a stunning champagne that just glows. How I wish they’d bring back Starflash and bring back this shadow!

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Mariella
Satin Taupe
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

There is a reason Satin Taupe is on many people’s “must have” list when it comes to MAC eye shadows. It is a classic shade that is very wearable and works with so many different colours (it can look more purple, more grey or more brown depending on what it’s paired with). Makes for a great “one eyeshadow” look – add some black liner and you look put-together and appropriate.

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Esha
Contrast
Skin Tone: Medium-Tan, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Yellow
Esha
Carbon
Skin Tone: Medium-Tan, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Yellow
Mariella
Retrospeck
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

Okay…trying again as my whole review just went “poof”. I got this shadow in the Caviar Dreams quad from Champale (LE). I’d always put off buying it on its own as it’s a Lustre finish and those can be disappointing, and this one is. It’s rough textured with coarse glitter and a tendency to fallout. Hard to get it to show up and just not the nicest finished look, no matter where on the eye you use it. Just “harsh” – texture and finished look.

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Mariella
Phloof!
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Coquette
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Traci
Fig. 1
Skin Tone: Deep Dark, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Mariella
Charcoal Brown
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

I put off buying Charcoal Brown for quite a while because it wasn’t as “charcoal-y” as I thought it would be. Finally, I gave in and bought it and intially, I wasn’t that thrilled with it because I really thought it would be a bit darker and bit more on the grey side and it seemed sort of “blah”. But it’s all a matter of what colours you pair it with, I’ve learned. I really like it in the crease with MAC Sweet Satisfaction on the lid for a polished daytime/work appropriate look that is quick and easy.

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Mariella
Omega
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Tempting
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

This is a beautiful golden bronze eye shadow but as is typical of many of MAC’s Lustre finishes, it is very hard to get a “true to pan” result when applying this on the lids. But the colour is so beautiful, it is worth the effort. I have found that applying UDPP in the colour Sin beforehand really helps the beauty of Tempting to show up once it’s applied.

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Barma
Satin Taupe
Skin Tone: Deep Dark, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Yellow
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Palace Pedigreed
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Olive
Deseire
Gilty Morsel
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Olive
Deseire
Divine Decadence
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Olive
Deseire
Three Ring Yellow
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Olive
Deseire
Sex & the Oyster
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Olive
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Eat, Love
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Olive

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  • Size 0.05 oz.
  • Price $16.00

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