Archived Post

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). 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). Chanel Elemental #4 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Georgia (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (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). ColourPop Lush (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Vivienne (396CP) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona First (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Nectar (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). ColourPop The One (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (80% similar). ColourPop Salted Caramel (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). ColourPop 6 Rings (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Reflection (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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 Cocktail Party (P, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes #9 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Cornelious (PiP, $6.00) is lighter (95% 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). Sephora Flax (LE, ) 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). Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sand Bar (LE, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #7 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Unrequited (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). KVD Beauty Succubus (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% 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). Makeup Geek Creme Brulee (DC, $6.00) is lighter (85% 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). ColourPop Gnarly (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Peach Poppy (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Payton's Puppy (P, $5.25) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Hearts & Crafts (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Georgia (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Haze (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). ColourPop Kennedy (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Ginger (PiP, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Elemental #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Topaz #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Clarins Fairy Tale #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Smooch (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Yesterday's Gossip (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (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. NARS Look Closer III (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop In Bold (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). KVD Beauty Rust (Define) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Brown Down (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Teddy Bare (PiP, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Angles (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Joshua Tree (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Hot Chocolate (LE, $23.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #8 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Coloured Raine Chocolate (DC, $6.99) is brighter (95% similar). Morphe Central Park (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Naturally Fabulous (LE, $17.00) 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). Inglot #360 (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Fur Smoke (21) (DC, $39.00) is warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Torch (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #3 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Rocky (DC, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Sippy Sippy (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (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. 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). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Montaillou (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Leather Smoke (20) (DC, $39.00) 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). Stila Chocolate (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Spoil Yourself (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Chocolate (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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). 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 Wink (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Pink Cream (LE, $19.00) is cooler (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). 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. ColourPop Mystery (Scorpio) (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Novel (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pink Sienna (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Puck (LE, ) is lighter (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). LORAC Pink Mauve (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE, ) is cooler (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). Huda Beauty Big Dreams (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Blanche Cloud Nine (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Passion (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Teeny Bikini (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Pecan (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vintage Taupe (303CM) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cashmere (PiP, $23.00) is cooler (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). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) 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). 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). 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). MAC Choc-ful (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sydney Grace Eastern Rise (P, $5.25) 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, $5.25) 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). Make Up For Ever M842 Wine (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Plum Cabaret (PiP, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Plum Regalia (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Foxglove (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Nirvana (PiP, ) is warmer (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). Sephora Mauve (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (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). LORAC High Tide (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Absurdly Pretty (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) (PiP, ) is brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Love Letter (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Give Me Glow Grunge (PiP, $7.00) is darker (80% similar). Anastasia Lure (LE, $12.00) is more muted (80% similar). ColourPop Obsession (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (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. 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). ColourPop Cloud Nine (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Sydney Grace Beyond (P, $5.25) is 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). ColourPop Prism (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming (DC, $5.25) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Eight (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Noche (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Roundhouse (DC, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Cherry Picking (PiP, $5.25) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Espresso (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Over the Top (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). KVD Beauty Crucifix (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Hickory (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Inglot #326 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Glam Dark (409CM) (PiP, ) is brighter, 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. Make Up For Ever M535 Oat (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Cheers (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Fire Fly (DC, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Hear Me Out (P, $4.50) 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). Natasha Denona Malia (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Smashbox Assistant (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Linen (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Undress #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Ginger Cream (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). MAC Blanc Type (DC, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Huda Beauty Nude Light #5 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Enigma (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Ice Cream (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Vanilla (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Huda Beauty Bare (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Peaceful (P, ) is more shimmery (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). Sephora Violet Gray (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Epic (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Sweet Foam (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Douceur et Serenite #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Bucket List (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Gallery (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Pricey (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Long Journey (P, $5.25) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Jaguar #2 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Frankly Frosty (PiP, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Fri Nite (LE, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). LORAC Silent Mary (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Quarry (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop So Fated (LE, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). ColourPop Fascinated (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Friend Owl (LE, $4.50) is warmer (85% similar). theBalm B3 (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% 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). Dior Ombre Sculpting Powder (001) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cappuccino (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Relax (P, $5.25) 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). Tarte Wall Art (LE, ) is warmer (90% 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). Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Sandstone (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Magnifique (LE, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Give Me Glow Retro Beige (P, $7.00) is warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Flint (184CM) (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Lost in Thoughts (PiP, ) is warmer (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). 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 Dim the Lights (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, )(100% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #3 #2 (LE, $17.00)(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). NARS Coconut Grove (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Najm el Lail (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Dark Chocolate (LE, ) is lighter (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. Too Faced Licorice Rope (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (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). Giorgio Armani #01 (P, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Pandora II (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noir (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Huda Beauty Smokey #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). UOMA Beauty Wake Up (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Punk (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Night Sky (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Obsidian (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Black (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Nablack (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lune Noire (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). 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). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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)

74 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
Senia Avatar

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 :).

Katherine T. Avatar

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.

Katherine T. Avatar

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!

chelsea Avatar

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.

Tracey E. Avatar

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.)

Jurgita Avatar

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? 🙂

Katherine T. Avatar

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.

S Avatar

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.

Elizabeth Avatar

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.

Pearl Avatar

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!

Nancy T Avatar

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? ???

Elizabeth Avatar

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!

Tiye Avatar

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.

Claire L Avatar

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.

Kerry Avatar

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?

Kerry Avatar

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!

Jenny Avatar

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!

Christine Avatar

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).

Lily Avatar

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.

Tracey E. Avatar

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!!

ilka Avatar

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?

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!