MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches (Year of the Snake)

MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow
MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow

MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “frosted true copper” with a Veluxe Pearl finish. It’s a rich copper with orange and brown undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. Wet ‘n’ Wild Sparkle ‘Til Morning #3 is similar. bareMinerals Bragging Rights is slightly lighter. Tarte Tuscan Sun is lighter. Tarina Tarantino Dreamy #1 is a touch darker.

This shade was part of a quad in 2010, and it was as lovely then and as it is lovely now. The pigmentation is intense and true-to-pan, and the texture is that soft, dense, buttery delight that Veluxe Pearls are supposed to be. It applied smoothly and evenly, and it blended beautifully with little work. I didn’t experience any fall out during application or wear, and the shade itself wore for eight hours with no fading or creasing (no primer) but showed a faint sign of creasing after nine. The only real downside is that it’s a color that is popular across brands, and many of the versions available are really quite good. Β It reminded me of how I felt the day Veluxe Pearls launched, and I remember standing at the counter swatching them going, “ooh! ahh!”

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MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow
MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow

MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow
MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow

MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow
MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow

MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow
MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow

MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow
MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow

MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow
MAC Aztec Brick Eyeshadow


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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Very pretty. I have Wet β€˜n’ Wild Sparkle β€˜Til Morning #3, this shade and the dupe in that palette isn’t one i would see myself using that often being fair but it’s pretty!

Hello! Do you think that Aztec Brick is similar to UD Shag? Shag is one of my favs of all time and I’m always searching for good dupes since UD discontinued the deluxe shadows. Thanks πŸ™‚

Although I don’t go in for copper or orange toned shadows, I love the look you did with this, Carbon and the 2 other shadows from this collection. I have the dupes for this shade from the Dreamy palette and from Bare Minerals and dupes for the other shades as well, so I can recreate the look but I’ll be passing on all of these shadows. Just too much product that I don’t need and a price tag to reflect the larger size.

So gorgeous & I love the snake print! But I already own Amber Lights and even though this one is lighter I probably wouldn’t use it once I got it. πŸ™

hello cristine ok i receive my order today which is so excited but at the same time is not and i want to ask you first before i make any decision. do you think is necessary to have aztec brick and bronze/ or sweet satisfaction and unce upon a time? because they look so similar but i am not sure to keep them or return them so please help.i need your advice

I think if you have Sweet Satisfaction, you could skip Once Upon a Time. Aztec Brick and Bronze aren’t dupes, though.

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