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Mariella
Soot
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Mariella
Unbasic White
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
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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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
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
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
Deseire
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
Deseire
Eat, Love
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Olive
Hailey
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Amy
Espresso
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow
Chloie
Ablaze
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow
Juanita
Mulch
Skin Tone: Light-Medium, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow
Elena
Satin Taupe
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Ami
Era
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Danielle
Hypnotizing
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Combination
Dyan
Crystal Avalanche
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Olive
Blind
Goldmine
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Yellow
Deseire
Raving Mad
Skin Tone: Dark Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Olive
Laura
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Elisabeth
Antiqued
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Pink
Gretchen
Altered State
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral
Heloise
Mystery
Skin Tone: Light-Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Ami
Motif
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Cintia
Goldmine
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Pink
anna
Vanilla
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
anna
Lime
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Emma
Deep Truth
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow

This is SUCH a beautiful colour! It’s easy to apply so it goes on really opaquely without much effort, and stays bold without fading over time. It’s versatile, as it can be used to create a blue smokey eye, and can also be used in various ways in combination with other shades (i.e. to deepen the crease, on the undereye) depending on the look. I’ve seen other brands attempt similar shades, but nothing comes close to this, as the glitter does not feel rough or uncomfortable, but applies smoothly. I feel like the picture itself speaks 1000 words (just look at that colour!), but I thought I would reinforce it with my personal experience.

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Emma
Nylon
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow

A really great staple shade that can be used to highlight the inner corners and brow bone, as well as on the lid. I personally LOVE this as a highlight, it really opens up the eyes. It’s a great smooth texture so application could not be easier, and it’s also buildable so you can wear it as a lid colour. You can apply it quite sheerly so you don’t notice the gold/yellowness so much, or you can apply it more opaquely so it’s more noticeable. I’ve used it in the past on the lid with Going Bananas and Chrome Yellow to create a gradient, and it looked so pretty! This shows how versatile the shade is, despite being primarily a hightlight shade.

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Emma
Tempting
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow

A great shade that will suit a lot of different people. It’s a really nice balance of gold and bronze so it can be paired with quite a wide range of other eyeshadows depending on the desired look. It’s really nice for darker more dramatic looks, too. It’s so pretty just to look at, and applies opaquely without having to work particularly hard. It’s a really nice colour to have for people who aren’t necessarily into wearing colour, but want something a bit more dramatic than neutrals. The only negative I can think of is that the texture is slightly rough when you run your finger over it because of the glitter/metallic aspect of it, but by no means does that make it uncomfortable to wear on the lids.

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Emma
Humid
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow

A highly pigmented and smooth eyeshadow that needs very little building for full opacity. There is absolutely no ‘skipping’ or pulling on the eyelid because it goes on so softly. As a shimmer it’s very easy to blend out, and also looks really beautiful when used to deepen the crease. The colour is just so pretty, and versatile. It’s dark enough to be used alone to create a green smokey eye, but is also great as part of a multi-eyeshadow look. It’s an absolute staple for me.

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Emma
Clarity
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow

One of my very favourite eyeshadows not only by MAC, but on the whole. It is extremely pigmented, which is wonderful because the colour is amazing. As someone who loves wearing bright coloured matte eyeshadows it’s great to discover ones that apply really easily and aren’t an effort to build or blend. Naturally blending is a little harder than if it were a shimmery shade, but it’s not so much more work that you wish you hadn’t bothered. I heard a rumour it might be discontinued, but it’s almost exactly the same as Electric Eel (though from what I remember EE is slightly more work to achieve opacity).

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Emma
Crème de Violet
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Yellow

One of the few MAC eyeshadows that unfortunately does not meet the standards I’m used to from them. I can’t really think of much positive to say about it other than the colour looks quite pretty in the pan and the glitter particles don’t fall out a whole lot. That does tend to misguide me into trying it out again only to be disappointed once more. The reasons I don’t like this particular eyeshadow are that it’s hard to get the colour to apply very well or evenly. It is buildable, but this makes the colour become a dirtier version of what you expect, and it no longer looks the pretty colour it is in the pan, and basically ruins the eyeshadow look.

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Lily
Swimming
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Lily
Nylon
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Lily
Sumptuous Olive
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Lily
Mythology
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Lily
French Cuff
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Lily
Crème de Miel
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Lily
Banshee
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Lily
All That Glitters
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Lily
Amber Lights
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Roslyn
White Rabbit
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Vapour
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Russian Blue
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Palace Pedigreed
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Idol Eyes
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Heather Belles
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Gaelic Gold
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Full of Flavour
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Fresh Daily
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Altered State
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Cranberry
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Club
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Carbon
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Call Me Bubbles
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Brash
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Roslyn
Aqua
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Neutral
Deborah
Farasha
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink

Farasha is a lovely shade of orange. It goes on smoothly and easily and was a nice contrast for my blue eyes. I like it with reddish corals and yellows for a summery sunset look.

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Deborah
Daydreaming
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink

Such a pretty shade of coral. It’s not too red, pink, or orange, and it doesn’t make me look puffy. Love it with yellows and golds! The formula was good, not outstanding, but no application problems for me.

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Deborah
Banafsaji
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink

Gorgeous color, but a little powdery. I wouldn’t say it’s hard to apply, but it takes a little work. It’s well-pigmented but builds to a really dark, multi-dimensional finish.

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Aurore
Brash
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal, Undertone: Neutral
Kristina
Woodwinked
Skin Tone: Light-Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
Amanda
Naked Lunch
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Pink
Amanda
Copperplate
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Pink
Julia
Patina
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Neutral

Patina is one the most interesting and unique shades. It is not quite gold, but not quite brown either. Patina does tend to go on sheer, but it is buildable. If you use a flat shader brush like the MAC 239, then it is more easy to get the product opaque. I have also found that Patina looks phenomenal when layered over MAC Powersurge pencil. The Powersurge brings out more of the complexity of Patina.

Patina lasts all day without creasing on me as long as I use an eyeshadow primer, but that is usually the standard for me with any eyeshadow.

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Jen
Lucky Green
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink

Lucky Green is probably my all time favorite Mac eyeshadows and a perfect example of what makes Mac eyeshadows so popular. This color is very flattering and very versatile. There is a luminous quality to it that just pops and is so beautiful.

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stephanie
Beautymarked
Skin Tone: Medium-Tan, Skin Type: Very Oily, Undertone: Olive
anna
Flashtrack
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
anna
Expensive Pink
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Gaelle
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Light-Medium, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Olive
Janey
Banafsaji
Skin Tone: Fair, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Pink
Christen
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Catriona
Sketch
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Pink
Catriona
Fig. 1
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Pink
Catriona
Typographic
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Pink
Catriona
Mythology
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Pink
Catriona
All That Glitters
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Oily, Undertone: Pink
Alexa
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Medium-Tan, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Yellow
aykhan
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Medium, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Olive
Clamavi
Deep Truth
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Clamavi
Cranberry
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Clamavi
Fig. 1
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Clamavi
Phloof!
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Clamavi
Parfait Amour
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Clamavi
Club
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Clamavi
Sumptuous Olive
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Clamavi
Kid
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Combination, Undertone: Pink
Sarah
Daydreaming
Skin Tone: Light, Skin Type: Normal-to-Oily, Undertone: Yellow

I absolutely love this color. Any green eyed ladies should definitely check it out. It looks lovely blended in with a dark maroon/burgundy in the crease and definitely provides a good pop of color.

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Aeri
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Fairest, Skin Type: Dry, Undertone: Neutral
Sass
Eyeshadow
Skin Tone: Deep Dark, Skin Type: Very Oily, Undertone: Neutral

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  • Size 0.05 oz.
  • Price $16.00

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