MAC Cherry Topped & Nice Energy Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow
MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow

MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkly, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation that applied fairly well, but the glittery bits felt grainy and loosened from the base color both in the pan as well as when I blended out the color on the lid. It wore well for eight hours with some fallout. Too Faced New Money (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #13 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Terra Moons Ruby Stars (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Reality Star (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Decora (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Big Experience (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Magenta (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Buxom Party Girl (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Woodstock (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). ColourPop No Rest for the Vivid (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Bright Eyes (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Wildheart (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Monaco (PiP, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). ColourPop Big Sugar (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Flock Party #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Backlash (LE, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Poison Apple (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Totally Fetch (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nice Energy Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright, light chartreuse with strong, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen–it is more yellow than green, though it isn’t truly yellow either! The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too firm or too soft in the pan. The eyeshadow blended out well on the skin and didn’t sheer out instantly, but the edges were easy to diffuse. On me, the color lasted for eight hours before fading noticeably. Make Up For Ever I-30 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). ColourPop Fruit Punch (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Deja Boo (DC, $4.50) is more muted (95% similar). ColourPop Healing Heart (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia A3 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I340 Lime Green (DC, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I340 Lime Green (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Mary Jane (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Limelight (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Buggin' (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #2 #1 (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Dear Diary (Lizzie Mcguire) (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). NARS Tropical Princess #1 (DC, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Ripped Tee (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Mean (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). NARS Rated R #1 (DC, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Fireflies (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Sephora Trance (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME338 Acidic Green (DC, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Viseart Alien (GPV2 #13) (P, ) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow
MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow

MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow
MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow

MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow
MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow

MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow
MAC Cherry Topped Eyeshadow

MAC Nice Energy Eyeshadow
MAC Nice Energy Eyeshadow

MAC Nice Energy Eyeshadow
MAC Nice Energy Eyeshadow

MAC Nice Energy Eyeshadow
MAC Nice Energy Eyeshadow

MAC Nice Energy Eyeshadow
MAC Nice Energy Eyeshadow

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I like the color Cherry Topped –after some experimenting, I found that pink shadow can be very flattering and not look like pink eye. Who would’ve known?

I’m wearing all pink today on my face, and loving it! It’s very brightening and flattering. I look really healthy, like I’ve been living on kale and soul cycle (not!). For pink, I like to do a gradient effect on my face, so a soft wash of pink shadow w/ gold shimmers on lids (Natasha Denona Golden Rose), a soft pink blush (City Color Flower Blush in Daisy), and hot pink lips ( UD Firebird)

You have both shadows as “cherry topped.” (And no, you aren’t stupid! 😉 ) Both of these are really pretty, but I especially like Nice Energy. You know my fondness for chartreuse shadows.

How pretty these are! Lovin’ that chartreuse most of all. I still love that Toledo collex Savant shade a great deal, so I suppose I have a weakness for these type of shades. They always make my weird greenish-gold flecks in my eyes POP.

I really like both of them. I have the MUFE I-30 pencil, but that wouldn’t prevent me from getting the chartreuse because I like having both cream and powder shadows in the same color. What would prevent me, is that I’ve somehow become morally opposed to MAC without really noticing or knowing how it happened. It used to be that I wouldn’t consider their LEs, now I just don’t want anything from them. That’s a little sad, isn’t it?

The warm tone in that pink is tough to dupe. But I like it. Might have to search the indies for something similar.

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