MAC C'est Chic Eyeshadow x15 Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nordstrom C'est Chic Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.68 oz.) is a set of 15 matte, neutral-hued eyeshadows in a large, plastic compact. Each eyeshadow is full-sized, but they’re not easily removed (they are glued in). I can see this palette being really useful for someone who likes MAC’s matte eyeshadow formula and needs neutrals in their stash. Overall, it’s a good palette, and like most MAC eyeshadows, they tend to perform better when I used them on my eyes than just on my arm. I didn’t have any major issues with any shades; the texture is firmer but soft, blendable, and the pigmentation varied from semi-opaque to opaque (most shades were buildable). The wear was eight to nine hours, without primer. There are three permanent shades in this palette: Soft Brown, Corduroy, and Embark.

You’re Bluffing is a soft, light-medium pinky-peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, thin texture that applied fairly well with semi-opaque pigmentation. The color lasted for eight hours on me. MAC Frisco (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Elemental #4 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bare to Explore (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bloom On (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Lush (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Sand (Cool Mattes 2 #2) (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Come Thru (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Sebastian (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). KVD Beauty Plum (Base) (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Georgia (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Nectar (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Natasha Denona First (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Reflection (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). ColourPop The One (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Soft Brown is a muted, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well to bare skin. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. ColourPop Cornelious (PiP, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Flax (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Individual (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (DC, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sand Bar (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Succubus (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). KVD Beauty Unrequited (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Tyranny (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). KVD Beauty Glasswing (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #2 (PiP, ) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #7 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Creme Brulee (DC, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Puree (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Demitasse is a muted, medium peachy-orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium coverage, which was buildable when I used it on the eye, with a lightly dusty texture that blended easily but didn’t seem to sheer out, at least. This shade wore for eight hours. Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Ciate Nini (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Nectar (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Hearts & Crafts (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cake Batter (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Georgia (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Gnarly (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Payton's Puppy (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Topaz #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Clarins Fairy Tale #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Kennedy (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Chanel Elemental #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Haze (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Ginger (PiP, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Coloured Raine Powder Room (LE, $6.99) is darker (80% similar). ColourPop Smooch (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Corduroy is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t too firm or too soft. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours. Huda Beauty Smokey #8 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Coloured Raine Chocolate (DC, $6.99) is brighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Hot Chocolate (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Morphe Central Park (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Snooze U Lose (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Charades (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Look Closer III (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop In Bold (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). ColourPop Teddy Bare (PiP, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). KVD Beauty Rust (Define) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Angles (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Joshua Tree (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #4 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (DC, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Sophia (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Tutti Cutie (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Orion (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Style (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dash of Mocha is a muted, dark brown with more neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had almost opaque coverage paired with a smooth, finely-milled texture that was firm but not stiff to work with. The color blended out fairly easily on bare skin, while it wore for eight and a half hours before creasing. Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Montaillou (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #5 (DC, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Dark Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Spoil Yourself (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Leather Smoke (20) (DC, $39.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chocolate (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #5 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Mesopotamia (P, $25.00) is glossier (90% similar). LORAC Espresso (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pale, Please is a very light pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was good, while the texture was soft and blendable, though a little dusty so some product gets kicked up in the pan and a bit of fall out if you don’t tap off your brush prior to applying to the eye area. On me, it wore well for eight hours. Tarte Wink (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Pale Pink (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Celeb (LE, $4.50) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Choc-ful is a muted, medium rosy mauve with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with two layers. The texture was soft, blendable, and smooth, which applied well to the skin. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours. LORAC Pink Mauve (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Novel (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Puck (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Pink Sienna (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Made to last (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Finjan (2020) (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Otherwise (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). KKW Beauty Tree (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Syrup (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Lure (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop 1st Date (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Passion (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Blanche Cloud Nine (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Teeny Bikini (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vintage Taupe (303CM) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Pecan (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ooh La Café! is a muted, medium-dark rosy taupe with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so color payoff, which was buildable on the lid, paired with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too dusty or too firm. It wore well for eight hours on me. Inglot #344 (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Camelflauge (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Inglot J317 Eggplant (LE, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Finjan (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Amaretto (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Dusty Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Haux (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Jasper (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (DC, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Ciate Ember (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Happy Eyes (Smoke) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Choc-ful (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sydney Grace Eastern Rise (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Super Nudes Day Eye (Smoke) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). ColourPop Rockin' Robin (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sydney Grace Keep Smiling (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

All’s Rosy is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. This was one of the less pigmented shades in the palette with semi-opaque coverage, but it was buildable on the lid, and it blended out with ease, which surprised me. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours. Make Up For Ever M842 Wine (DC, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Viseart Foxglove (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M842 Wine (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Nirvana (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Absurdly Pretty (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Sephora Mauve (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) (PiP, ) is brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Wrap It Up (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). LORAC High Tide (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Stained Glass (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Going Steady (P, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Ladyship (DC, $6.99) is cooler (85% similar). Clionadh Wildberry (P, $4.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Spanked (PiP, ) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Love Letter (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Dose of Colors Wishy Washy (PiP, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Hell Ride (PiP, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Sydney Grace October Odyssey (Light) (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Orchid (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Give Me Glow Grunge (PiP, $7.00) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Embark is a deep, reddish brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. I noticed that this one seemed to produce a smidgen of a sheen applied to my normal-to-dry skin (like it absorbed some of the oil on my skin, which gave it the sheen). It had good pigmentation with a fairly blendable texture, but it was a smidgen stiffer compared to other shades in the palette. The color started to crease after nine hours of wear. ColourPop Prism (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Eight (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Collect Call (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Fireside (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Late Date (PiP, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). Sydney Grace Beyond (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Cloud Nine (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Sydney Grace Cherry Picking (PiP, $5.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Coffee Blossom (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Adagio (PiP, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Played Out (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Over the Top (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Noche (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Roundhouse (DC, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). KVD Beauty Crucifix (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bed of Roses #3 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Vintage (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Give Me Glow Underground (PiP, $7.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Drawing a Blanc is a light beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, which was blendable and very soft on the skin without looking dry or powdery. It had a tendency to sheer out a bit, though, so it was hard to get totally opaque coverage out of it. On me, it wore well for eight hours. Smashbox Assistant (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Linen (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Undress #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M535 Oat (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Fire Fly (DC, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Cheers (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Hear Me Out (P, $4.50) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Cashmere (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Malia (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Ginger Cream (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). MAC Blanc Type (DC, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Sand Out from the Crowd (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Nude #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Conch (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Crave (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fogged In is a light-medium, taupe-gray with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff, which was buildable to opaque coverage in two layers. The texture had a soft, smooth feel to it that was silky and blendable on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours. Too Faced Clove (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Calcination (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 15 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Gallery (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Violet Gray (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Epic (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Frankly Frosty (PiP, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Friend Owl (LE, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar). KVD Beauty Sarah (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Quarry (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). theBalm B3 (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Silent Mary (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Fascinated (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Take the Lead (P, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Tease (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Viseart Blushing (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). ColourPop Python (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). ColourPop Harley (LE, $4.50) is cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Laredo (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Punked (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pinch of Sage is a muted, medium olive with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had mostly opaque pigmentation, which applied evenly and blended out well. It had a soft, smooth consistency that sat well on the skin and wore for eight hours. MAC Sweet Dreams (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Wall Art (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Ombre Sculpting Powder (001) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cappuccino (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Relax (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Milani Smokin' Hot (PiP, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Ashes (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Lost in Thoughts (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #15 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Clair-Obscur #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Twig (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Mushroom (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Resistance (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Soleil, So Lovely (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty O Boy (600) (LE, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Huda Beauty Suede (Remastered) (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Blondie (P, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Dover (DC, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Dance in the Dark is a dark taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It seemed to develop a bit of sheen when applied to bare skin (less noticeable over powdered or primed skin). It had good color payoff, while the texture was a smidgen firmer than the other shades, it was surprisingly blendable (could have been a bit easier to blend out, but it wasn’t a challenge). This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me. Tarte Smokeshow (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Dim the Lights (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Beans are White (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Bali (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE, )(95% similar). Burberry Graphite (No. 28) (DC, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, )(100% similar). NARS Coconut Grove (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Najm el Lail (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Dark Chocolate (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #3 #2 (LE, $17.00)(90% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm #15 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Matt Ramirez (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Backdoor (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pepper (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Raven-Eyed is a medium-dark black with cooler undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too soft or too firm. It was pretty easy to work with for such a dark, matte shade. The color lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably. Urban Decay Blackjack (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Deadline (PiP, ) is warmer, lower quality (95% similar). Anastasia Beast (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Clash #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Licorice Rope (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #01 (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Decadent (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Pandora II (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noir (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). UOMA Beauty Wake Up (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Night Sky (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Punk (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Obsidian (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Black (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Nablack (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lune Noire (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Nordstrom C'est Chic Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom C'est Chic Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom C'est Chic Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom C'est Chic Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom C'est Chic Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Nordstrom C'est Chic Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette

MAC You're Bluffing Eyeshadow
MAC You’re Bluffing Eyeshadow

MAC You're Bluffing Eyeshadow
MAC You’re Bluffing Eyeshadow

MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow

MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow

MAC Demitasse Eyeshadow
MAC Demitasse Eyeshadow

MAC Demitasse Eyeshadow
MAC Demitasse Eyeshadow

MAC Corduroy Eyeshadow
MAC Corduroy Eyeshadow

MAC Corduroy Eyeshadow
MAC Corduroy Eyeshadow

MAC Dash of Mocha Eyeshadow
MAC Dash of Mocha Eyeshadow

MAC Dash of Mocha Eyeshadow
MAC Dash of Mocha Eyeshadow

MAC Pale, Please Eyeshadow
MAC Pale, Please Eyeshadow

MAC Pale, Please Eyeshadow
MAC Pale, Please Eyeshadow

MAC Choc-ful Eyeshadow
MAC Choc-ful Eyeshadow

MAC Choc-ful Eyeshadow
MAC Choc-ful Eyeshadow

MAC Ooh La Cafe! Eyeshadow
MAC Ooh La Cafe! Eyeshadow

MAC Ooh La Cafe! Eyeshadow
MAC Ooh La Cafe! Eyeshadow

MAC All's Rosy Eyeshadow
MAC All’s Rosy Eyeshadow

MAC All's Rosy Eyeshadow
MAC All’s Rosy Eyeshadow

MAC Embark Eyeshadow
MAC Embark Eyeshadow

MAC Embark Eyeshadow
MAC Embark Eyeshadow

MAC Drawing a Blanc Eyeshadow
MAC Drawing a Blanc Eyeshadow

MAC Drawing a Blanc Eyeshadow
MAC Drawing a Blanc Eyeshadow

MAC Fogged In Eyeshadow
MAC Fogged In Eyeshadow

MAC Fogged In Eyeshadow
MAC Fogged In Eyeshadow

MAC Pinch of Sage Eyeshadow
MAC Pinch of Sage Eyeshadow

MAC Pinch of Sage Eyeshadow
MAC Pinch of Sage Eyeshadow

MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow

MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow

MAC Raven-Eyed Eyeshadow
MAC Raven-Eyed Eyeshadow

MAC Raven-Eyed Eyeshadow
MAC Raven-Eyed Eyeshadow

MAC Nordstrom C'est Chic Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette (Full breakdown)

MAC Nordstrom C'est Chic Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Nordstrom C’est Chic Eyeshadow Palette (Full breakdown)

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AWWWW! I loved your review! I actually got a chance to swatch these before they released and they were so creamy. I find the formula to be a bit different than the past palettes they have released. Love it! Waiting on the Nordstrom $10 certificate to get my hands on this :).

Oh wow, this scored a lot better than I expected! A number of the swatches didn’t look that great, but guess they apply better on the eye. Since I need mattes, and it’s an all matte palette, I might pick this up, hope they hold up on my oily lids. ColourPop has some great mattes, but they aren’t as convenient to grab in the morning, because they are all singles with screw top lids.

Ok, I caved and ordered it. Have a feeling this palette is going to be super popular and will go fast. I don’t have that many MAC shadows at all, so no repeat shades for me here. The scores are already very impressive for mattes, and with primer, I can probably boost them by at least 1/2 grade, and if they still don’t work out, Nordstrom will take it back. Thanks for swatches and review!

I’d love to own this but since I live in Canada I won’t be able to get my hands on it. I could see myself getting use out of every single one of these eye shadows.

Hi Chelsea, you might check with a Nordstrom in Canada. When I’m home and need something from Nordstrom, I’ve had no issue getting the item carried at Nordstrom in the US. You might save some tax by calling the Calgary store first. Good luck! (I wouldn’t be surprised if it did come to the Bay. Worth an inquiry.)

Oh nooo..! I’ve just ordered the new Anastasia Beverly Hills palette, after seeing your gorgeous eye makeup look and now THIS one!!! What should I dooo now??? 😀

I was planning to get me Makeup Geek eyeshadow pans (I’m new to Makeup Geek).

What would you recommend: this palette or Makeup Geek pans? What shadows are better, in your opinion, please? 🙂

Right??? It’s been so long since I’ve seen a decent black from MAC. All I kept seeing was 10 different versions of Carbon, each worse than the one before. So glad they got this palette right.

Have you ever tried those huge Morphe palettes? How does this compare to those in terms of quality, longevity, and texture?

I used Morphe, great colors but I had to use quite a bit of shadow for it to even show up and longevity wasn’t that great. Funny you mentioned Morphe, I was looking at this MAC palette and thought it would make a great sub for the Morphe, esp. since it got high marks from Christine.

Mac is way above morphe. And if you have sensitive eyes, morphe is not for you. Mac lasts all day on me, morphe lasts maybe 4 hours.

YAY! YAASSSS! Beautiful eye look, Christine. I’m very excited about this – I would have gotten it if it scored lower anyway but am thrilled the lowest score was a B. I am loving these new matte shades!

I think I’m in trouble here….my “no more MAC” vow to myself has withered after seeing how wonderfully this palette performs. Okay, so I have to take stock of what I do already own, and tell myself “no, you have enough dupes and near enough dupes”. But you know; angel on one shoulder, devil on the other, both talking at once in my ear? ???

Btw, your eye look using this beauty of a palette is just stunning, Christine! Very lovely summer apropos smokey eye. ?

Love your eye look!! I’m hoping this goes to the cco. But I have to be careful…I bought the recent mac 15 pan palette, it was IDENTICAL to last year’s Nordstrom palette. I sold my Nordstrom to my sister. But I can never pass up the 15 pan pre-made palettes. They’re too good a deal!

It’s great to see an all matte palette by MAC getting a pretty good score, and especially not containing a single miss! Not sure I need it though, I like mattes but the palettes leans a little too rosy for my taste.

How do you think this would work on women of color? I’m a NW43/NC50. Love the colors but I’m worried they won’t show up on me.

I’m not sure – I think it might lose some contrast on deeper skin, but some of the darker shades in the palette I think would work well.

Is it just me or do many of those colours look really similar to each other?
Anyway, it’s great news that MAC has put out a really good matte palette for those who love matte neutral colours. Again – a beautiful eye look Christine.

I like this but not enough to buy it. I have dupes for about 3 colours, I think my favourite colour here is All Rosy so could get a dupe for that.

This palette would be a very nice one to add to the MAC collection as I tend to buy the more shimmery satiny eyeshadows. Pity we’ll not get it here.

Man! This is pretty! But I JUST ordered the Tarte Clay Matte Palette 2 days ago. I’m trying to decide if this MAC palette is different enough to justify having both! Do you (or anyone else here!) happen to remember the Tarte palette enough to know how the shadow formulas compare?

Tarte’s formula is softer, dustier, more prone to sheering out and typically doesn’t wear well without a good primer underneath (for me, obviously!).

Thanks Christine! The Tarte palette arrived over the weekend and I wasn’t super into the formula (matched your description exactly). I’m returning it & am going to give C’est Chic a try. Here’s hoping this will be the neutral matte palette for me!

I went in stores to swatch this today after seeing this review and I was not impressed. Granted, I don’t own a single MAC shadow but own UD, IT Cosmetics, theBalm, and Lorac. These shadows felt a bit dry to me and my finger swatches were not intense. Several of the shades didn’t show up on my arm. I think I’ll be going for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Palette instead!

MAC’s matte formula typically applies better with brushes than fingers, as they will absorb a lot of the natural oil on your fingers due to the thinner consistency overall! At least, that is my personal experience – I am someone who doesn’t like LORAC’s formula for the most part (particularly their mattes).

sometimes I feel like when I swatch something in store either eyeshadows or lipsticks or whatever, they do feel different and generally worse in quality than when I have bought something and swatch it at home. maybe because they have been opened most of the time under the intense store light and it’s usually quite warm in stores (here at least) that might affect the formula in store. but that’s just what I have experienced most of the time! it’s often way better when you buy your own new item and try it on your face.

That’s such a beautiful palette. I wasn’t expecting such high marks. I do love matte eyeshadows… Decisions, decisions!! Your eye looks is fabulous, Christine!!

Great review!
How do you think this palette compares to the others mac’s 15 pre made eyeshadow palettes? I mean do you think it is a plus if you already have the natural cool and the natural warm palette? Is there any other mac’s 15 pre made eyeshadow palette to compare this one to?

It’s all matte, so I don’t think it compares really to the other palettes they’ve put out – and of course, it depends on whether you wear neutrals a lot, which ones you use between the palettes, etc.

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