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). MAC Bloom On (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Bare to Explore (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose de Mai (P, $29.50) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Sand (Cool Mattes 2 #2) (P, ) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Georgia (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Base) (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Sebastian (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Reflection (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Nectar (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (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. Colour Pop Cornelious (PiP, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Rose Cloud (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Individual (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Invite Only (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Flax (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Lt. Brown (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #3 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sand Bar (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Succubus (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #7 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Unrequited (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #2 (PiP, ) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Creme Brulee (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Morphe Pooter (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Puree (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter (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. Ciate Nini (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Millennial (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Nectar (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Cake Batter (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Gnarly (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Georgia (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Payton's Puppy (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Hearts & Crafts (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Ginger (PiP, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Haze (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Topaz #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Kennedy (P, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Coloured Raine Powder Room (LE, $6.99) is darker (80% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). 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. Laura Mercier Hot Chocolate (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #8 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop In Bold (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). LORAC Joshua Tree (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Angles (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Snooze U Lose (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Morphe Central Park (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Chocolate (P, $6.99) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Teddy Bare (PiP, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Define) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Look Closer III (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Fur Smoke (21) (P, $39.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Undress #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Charmed, I'm Sure (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Fudge (DC, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Almond Mocha (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #4 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Deep Velvet (P, $25.00) is darker, 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). Hourglass Obscura #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Dark Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Delightful #5 (DC, ) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Montaillou (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Leather Smoke (20) (P, $39.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #5 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Espresso (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Spoil Yourself (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Mesopotamia (P, $25.00) is glossier (90% similar). Viseart Chocolate (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (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. bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Pale Pink (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Wink (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Rose Quartz (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop 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). 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). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). KKW Beauty Tree (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Nude Mauve (144CM) (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Pecan (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Otherwise (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Blanche Cloud Nine (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Syrup (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Lure (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cashmere (PiP, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Teeny Bikini (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop T-Cup (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dog and Pony (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Cloak (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Lullaby (PiP, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (PiP, ) is lighter (85% 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). Tarte Camelflauge (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Finjan (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot J317 Eggplant (LE, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Jasper (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Ciate Ember (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (DC, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Happy Eyes (Smoke) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Amaretto (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Haux (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Dusty Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Choc-ful (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sydney Grace Keep Smiling (PiP, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sydney Grace Eastern Rise (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (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). Tarte Stained Glass (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC High Tide (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Coloured Raine Ladyship (P, $6.99) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Wrap It Up (LE, $16.00) is cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Spanked (PiP, ) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Absurdly Pretty (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) (PiP, ) is brighter (85% similar). Sephora Mauve (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Going Steady (P, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Love Letter (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Tang (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Winning Ticket (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Hell Ride (PiP, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Kat Von D Silk (LE, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Sephora Orchid (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Anastasia Lure (LE, $12.00) is more muted (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. Laura Mercier Espresso (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Eight (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sydney Grace Beyond (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Milani Late Date (PiP, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Fireside (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Adagio (PiP, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Coffee Blossom (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Cloud Nine (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Played Out (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming (DC, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Crucifix (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Prism (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Over the Top (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Noche (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Roundhouse (DC, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Vintage (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, ) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cacao (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Spell Breaker (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Natural Vice (LE, $17.00) 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. Tarte Cheers (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Fire Fly (DC, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Malia (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Cashmere (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Hear Me Out (P, $4.50) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Linen (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Assistant (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M535 Oat (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Dior Undress #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (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). Sephora Oat (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Nude #1 (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Laura Mercier Buttercream (PiP, $23.00) is lighter, brighter, 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). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 15 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Violet Gray (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Zoeva Gallery (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Quarry (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Silent Mary (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). theBalm B3 (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Sarah (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Frankly Frosty (PiP, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Take the Lead (P, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Moment-o (590) (LE, $29.00) is darker (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Concrete (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Viseart Blushing (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Harley (LE, $4.50) is cooler (80% similar). Smashbox Punked (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar). 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). Laura Mercier Cappuccino (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wall Art (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Ashes (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Ombre Sculpting Powder (001) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Relax (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Milani Smokin' Hot (PiP, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Dover (DC, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Natasha Denona Flint (184CM) (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Twig (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sandstone (PiP, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Clair-Obscur #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty O Boy (600) (LE, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #15 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Resistance (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Zoeva Lost in Thoughts (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Mushroom (LE, ) is lighter (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 Wind Down Brown (LE, )(95% similar). NARS Bali (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Dim the Lights (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Burberry Graphite (No. 28) (DC, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Zoeva Beans are White (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, )(100% similar). MAC Najm el Lail (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #3 #2 (LE, $17.00)(90% similar). MAC Midnight Flurry (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm #15 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Backdoor (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Coconut Grove (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Matt Ramirez (LE, $16.00) is lighter, 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. Anastasia Beast (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Obsidian (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #01 (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Punk (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Lune Noire (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Night Sky (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Clash #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Pandora II (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Deadline (PiP, ) is warmer, lower quality (95% similar). Too Faced Decadent (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Blackjack (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Licorice Rope (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Nablack (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Wanted (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noir (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Black (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Blackout (PiP, ) is brighter (90% 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
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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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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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