MAC Caviar Dreams Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Cham-Pale: Caviar Dreams Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Caviar Dreams Eyeashadow Quad ($36.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a new and limited edition quad that contains these shades: Brule (soft creamy beige), Caviar Dreams (dirty frosted pewter), Et tu, Bouquet? (frosted pale pink), and Retrospeck (beached blonde).
- Brule is a neutral light beige with a barely-there sheen. It has a satin finish, and it is permanent. It makes for a nice all-over color on the lid or as a highlighter.
- Caviar Dreams is a cool-toned medium-dark brown with flecks of bronze shimmer and sheen. It has a lustre finish, and it is new and limited edition. It originally reminded me of Club eyeshadow but without the duochrome. The pigmentation was decent, but it could have been a little more intense, given how dark it looks in the pan. It’s less pewter than described–more taupe than pewter, I’d say. I did have some fall out when I used it in the crease. It seemed similar to Charcoal Brown or Corduroy.
- Et tu, Bouquet? is a pale pink with a frosted, white sheen. It has a frost finish, and it is limited edition but a repromote from A Rose Romance in 2009. Pink Freeze, while a little pinker, would dupe it in a pinch.
- Retrospeck is a softened gold with gold shimmer-glitter. It has a lustre finish, and it is permanent. It seemed less gritty than I remember it being, but I still had fall out concerns when I wore it.
It’s a nice neutral quad with a good mix of colors, but one of my concerns about the quad, but also the collection in general, is how shimmery, glittery, or otherwise reflective the products are. When I wore this on my eyes, paired with one of the Special Reserve Highlighters, and a lipgelee, it felt like overkill. Both lustre finish shades had noticeable fall out, and the gritty look of lustres underneath the eye makes one look a little haggard.
MAC Cham-Pale Collection is a limited edition launch (official information and photos here) that is set to launch in-stores on December 26th in North American, January 2011 for international MAC locations. The approximate launch date for online is December 24th. It features color products as well as a few skincare items.
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- Product: 24/30
- Value: 10/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 4/5
RECOMMENDATION: It’s a nice quad color-wise, but it’s not the greatest neutral palette I’ve come across. The fall out of two of the four shades makes this something I wouldn’t recommend, just because good eyeshadows shouldn’t have that problem.
AVAILABILITY: MAC Cosmetics on December 26th (U.S. stores), January 2011 (International)