MAC   Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow

MAC  

Editor's Review

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Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
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Reader Reviews

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Based on 39 Reviews, 558 Quick Reviews

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The Good
  • Blendable (283)
  • Easy To Apply (243)
  • Smooth (217)
  • Long-wearing (205)
  • Great Value (142)
  • Buttery (131)
  • Crease-resistant (86)
  • Travel-friendly (46)
  • Creamy (36)
The In-Between
  • Highly Pigmented (220)
  • Buildable (199)
  • Sheer (32)
  • Luminous (13)
  • Natural (13)
  • Scented (1)
The Bad
  • Powdery (43)
  • Fades (27)
  • Hard To Blend (24)
  • Hard To Apply (23)
  • Fall Out (19)
  • Chalky (14)
  • Creases (12)
  • Too Little Product (3)

39 Written Reviews

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Melonie

6 months ago.

This is a beautiful shade and I first tried it years ago, and it was at least at that time an excellent superior quality eye shadow. That being said the color on me just wasn't the fuschia/magenta kick I was looking for. It has a ballet pink finish that muted the effect too much for me. Now from what I'm seeing on here the make up for ever Orchid looks to be the same as my beloved UD fishnet but without the chrome. I can't wait to try that!

Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral
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Mariella

1 year ago.

One of my 2 or 3 favourite hightlight shades from MAC. Mine actually looks less peachy than in the photo - more yellow/beige. Even though it's a frost, it really isn't all that frosty or garish and it's a super colour for the inner corner of the eye because it really brights a lot of light and brightness to that area.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Pink
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Emma

1 year ago.

I really love this shade, as it really is so shimmery and pretty. I tend to use it on the inner corners of the eyes, and it looks especially nice in bridal makeup. I really recommend it!

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Emma

1 year ago.

One of my favourite MAC eyeshadows of all time. It applies very well, and is very pigmented. It blends nicely as well, despite being a matte. I love wearing this colour, I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a matte purple eyeshadow, as I've found many others very disappointing.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Ashley

1 year ago.

When I tried this color on my lids, it was extremely patchy, super sheer, and would barely come off on my lids at all! All That Glitters is the way too go. I wish I could return or trade this color for anything different.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Neutral
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Ashley

1 year ago.

I wear this color almost every single day. I love it WAAAY more than Naked Lunch, which I've never worn since I bought it and tried it on once. I found that Naked Lunch was chalky and not pigmented at all. All That Glitters is a beautiful champagne/gold color that looks wonderful applied all over the lid. It is buttery and smooth, easy to apply and blendable, and highly pigmented, basically everything that Naked Lunch is not.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Neutral
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Ashley

1 year ago.

When I first swatched this product, I thought it looked terrible and chalky and not pigmented at all. For some reason, I bought it anyways. When I applied it over my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (which I use as an eyeshadow primer), it looked pigmented and beautiful! It is still a little chalky and hard to blend, but it does look beautiful. The color was too hard not to pass up. I wear it all the time!

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Neutral
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Shelly

1 year ago.

I really, really wish MAC would reformulate this eyeshadow. It's a beautiful cool-toned grey, a colour you don't see a lot of in other brands. Unfortunately, it's patchy on application and a pain to blend. (referring to permanent version)

Skin Tone: Fairest - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Neutral
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Kirsts

1 year ago.

What's not to love about MAC eyeshadows - the shade range is amazing and the option to create your perfect palette is just so good! My favourite shades are club, cobalt and expensive pink!

Skin Tone: Light - Skin Type: Combination - Undertone: Olive
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Mariella

1 year ago.

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.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Pink
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Kiara

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

Skin Tone: Dark Tan - Skin Type: Oily - Undertone: Yellow
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Mariella

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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!)

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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!

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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!

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

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

2 years ago.

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.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

Skin Tone: Fair - Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Undertone: Pink