MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette ($43.50 for 0.19 oz.) is a new and limited edition palette that launches in-stores on September 12th. It contains six eyeshadows. Like a lot of MAC’s limited edition palettes, it’s a mixed bag. Some shades performed decent to well, others were more disappointing. These perform best over a primer, and I wouldn’t recommend wearing them without one for two reasons: 1) they don’t last well  (six hours), and 2) Colourful Life is prone to staining without a primer.  Even though four of the six shades are decent, one is an abysmal failure and the other is only slightly less worse.

Sex & Disco is described as a “sparkling cool silver [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a lavender-tinted gray with silver sparkle. This shade embodies a true Lustre finish, as it was powdery, glittery, and sheer–it’s the type of texture that doesn’t bind together, so you’re left with sparkle that gets everywhere but the lid. A lot of the fall out ended up underneath the eye during application, but there were still a few stray sparkles after wearing it all day. MAC Time to Tango is darker, purpler. MAC Amethyst is warmer. MAC Silverwear is less sparkly. See comparison swatches.

Colourful Life is described as a “dark teal [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a rich, jewel-toned teal that leans green and has a satiny sheen. It had fairly good color payoff, but it has a slightly dry, stiffer texture (doesn’t feel like a Veluxe Pearl). This shade is very prone to staining so I recommend wearing an opaque base underneath to prevent staining the lid (and washing brushes immediately after use). Fyrinnae Gender Bent is bluer. Milani Teal the Truth is bluer. Maybelline Edgy Emerald is lighter. MAC Surf USA is darker, slightly greener. Sugarpill Darling is warmer. Make Up For Ever #168 is greener. See comparison swatches.

Freshwater is described as a “mid-tone sparkling blue with blue pearl [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a medium blue with a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft, though thinner/not as dense as my permanent pan of Freshwater. This shade is available individually as a permanent product. Disney Royal is more matte. CoverGirl Sapphire Flare is similar, slightly sparkly. Sugarpill Afterparty is brighter. NYX Kiss in Casablanca is darker. See comparison swatches.

Nighttrain is described as a “charcoal grey with crystalline frost [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a blackened gray with silver shimmer and a frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff, was just slightly dry, and blended out decently. It felt more like a frost than a Lustre finish. It is also a repromote. MAC Deep Cravings is less shimmery. LORAC Slate is bluer. Urban Decay Asphalt is similar. Urban Decay Ace is slightly cooler-toned. Urban Decay Gunmetal is grayer. See comparison swatches.

Sketchbook is described as a “glittery blackened olive [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a dark, warm-toned olive brown with dirty gold sparkle and shimmer. It had a very stiff, dry texture that resulted in sheer, uneven color payoff. With a fluffy brush, I was able to get some color and blendability, but it’s a rather poor shade when all was said and done. It does have a Lustre finish, so the sheerer color payoff isn’t unexpected, but the dry, uneven application was. Dior Bonne Etoile #3 is less sparkly. MAC Gilt by Association is darker. Giorgio Armani #6 is less sparkly. See comparison swatches.

Fashion Legend is described as a “black with pink pearl [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a cool-toned, sooty black with very fine blue, violet, and pink shimmers (which you can’t really discern once applied–just looks like a soft black). It was a little dry but had semi-opaque color. The texture seemed more like a velvet than a lustre. Marc Jacobs The Mod #2 is slightly darker. bareMinerals Lights Down isn’t as cool-toned. See comparison swatches.

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MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Sex & Disco Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Sex & Disco Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Colourful Life Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Colourful Life Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Freshwater Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Freshwater Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nighttrain Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nighttrain Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Sketchbook Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Sketchbook Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Fashion Legend Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Fashion Legend Eyeshadow

MAC Antonio Lopez 6 Eyes/Teal Eyeshadow Palette
Sex & Disco (inner lid), Freshwater (middle of lid), Colourful Life (outer lid), Sketchbook (crease)

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Most of these look so much like shadows I already have (Hello there, Inglot 419 and Tarina Dandy Lion! Radium, Smoke & Diamonds). I guess my biggest issue is that I’ve become so leery of the quality of MAC LE quads and 6 pans like these (I still remember the inferior quality of the Tartan Tales 6 pans). Mind you, your swatches look pretty good, for the most part. I’ll be really interested to read your full review (as always).

I couldn’t agree more about those god awful tartan tales palettes ! I bought most of them stupidly before looking at reviews and I’m still bitter!

Does it strike anyone else as odd that this palette is called “Teal Eyeshadow Palette”? There’s only one shadow in it that is even close to teal (actually looks more blue than teal to me) and the rest are all rather stunning neutrals.

Wow! This is actually a lovely palette! Well done MAC (they had to redeem themselves eventually with all the dud eye-shadow palettes lately!) I think I may have to buy this, and I’ve nt bought a MAC eye palette in a long time.

The colors are nice overall, but it’s too bad half of the eyeshadows suffer from poor quality. I probably have dupes of all these colors, but I don’t always think to pair them together, so I think all these palettes are releases are good inspiration!

Really beautiful look! I was really considering picking up a couple of these palettes but now I’m not too sure about them because so many shadows are lustres. The formula doesn’t sound great at all. I’ve read some reviews elsewhere and other people don’t seem to like them much either. Hmm. Guess I’ll have to check them out myself. The swatches look really pretty!

Christine, when I click to see the comparison swatches for Sketchbook, I see the other shadows mentioned but not a swatch for Sketchbook itself. Am I doing something wrong?

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