MAC Cosmetics - Antiquitease Collection Review

Overall, I liked a few things from Antiquitease, and of course, I loved all of the names of the products. I found that there were a few standout items that I was instantly drawn to (Uppity, Gold Veneer, Majestic, Engaging), a few I liked enough to want to buy, but not head-over-heels-in-love (Queen’s Sin, Red Romp, Mi’lady), and of course, a few items that just aren’t my personal taste. I liked the pigments well enough, with Sweet Sienna being my favorite out of the three. I feel like this is a pretty good mix of products that will appeal to the population enough so that everybody should find one or two things to take home with them!

For detailed reviews of individual products released, keep reading.


  • Antiquitease is a rich coppery brown, very pretty, but I think most will find it works best with a tinted lipglass on top, as it may be too warm for some, and too brown for others.
  • Budding Lust is a lovely plummy color with a very sheer consistency. I would have thought this (along with Gilty Kiss and Her Fancy) were lustres from their sheerness and texture.
  • Gilty Kiss is an incredibly sheer nude – I could never pull this one off because my lips wouldn’t see any change in color other than a slight shimmer/sheen from the product.
  • Her Fancy is also a very sheer frost, only pink hued. Just like Gilty Kiss, my lips are too pigmented to find this one worth adding to my collection. It looks lovely, but I’d have to really prep and prime my lips to even get a hint of the color to show.
  • Queen’s Sin is one of the most lovely shades of red I’ve seen lately. It’s just a gorgeous scarlet with a touch of copper undertones (at least when I swatched it).


  • Corsette is a cool brown with lots of shimmer; it sort of reminds me of Reflects Antique Gold (ha!) when mixed with clear gloss. A bit dark for me, but I’m sure over a lighter lip, it’ll sheer out and look lovely.
  • Majestic is a darling nude gloss, and I’m really loving it – it has the perfect mix of opacity, shimmer, and color.
  • Red Romp is a vibrant, deep red hue, which makes it a sure sell-out for this holiday season. I really loved the color, but I am reminded a bit of Check, Please lipglass, just a touch lighter.
  • Trifle is a more typical light pink, very cool, though, which might make it a great match as many of the pink glosses to come out are warmer.

Mineralize Eyeshadows

  • Earthly Riches is a great smokey eye duo! Deep dirty purple with gorgeous reflects set next to a soft black. I like that it isn’t a rich, dark black like Carbon eyeshadow, but softer and less intense (but still pigmented).
  • Engaging is one I liked a lot, because it was just a good combination of a light pinkish white and a warm bronzey copper. Not the most original shades, but I found it to look quite pretty swatched. The bronze is reminiscent of Amber Lights eyeshadow.
  • Family Silver reminded me of Silver Fog pigment (bright silver) and Silver pigment (darker silver) – and since Silver pigment is discontinued, this makes a fine substitute. You could probably dupe the darker silver side of the duo with Silver Ring eyeshadow.
  • Mi’ Lady is obviously the most eye-catching of the shadows, with the bright purple and red. I found the red to be a touch too coppery to be a true-red like I was really hoping. It’s quite close, though, and it does resemble Violet pigment. The purple is gorgeous, and it is quite well pigmented, which makes this a worthwhile purchase.
  • Silversmith is a navy/silver duo, where the navy is much like a dirty navy with silver shimmer, whereas the silver is dirtied by navy shimmer.


  • Gold Stroke reminded of Maroon pigment a bit when I swatched it; a bit more brown than red-purple, and still a great color to use for fall and winter looks.
  • Sweet Sienna is my favorite out of the three new pigments launched. It is a lovely green-gold color, very antique looking in hue, and it has these gorgeous chunks of copperish shimmer.
  • Your Ladyship has a great texture, very smooth, and makes a lovely highlighter color. It’s mostly white, with reflects of gold shimmer.


  • Blacktrack is a great black liner, and as it is a permanent color, you have all the time in the world to get it.
  • Uppity is such a gorgeous true gold color that made me fall in love with it right off the bat. Really creamy and easy to smooth out, and very pigmented. I fully endorse this one, even though I’m not particularly sure what I’m going to do with it!

Nail Lacquers

  • Gold Veneer is very similar to Uppity – true gold, creamy formula, and very high sheen. I love polishes, and in gold? Oh, heavenly. Touch of antique gold as an undertone, but mostly a bright shiny gold.
  • Vestral White is a creamy, thick white polish. I’ve never done all-white nails (is this even acceptable?! ha), but this might encourage me to try.

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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That was a great review – thanks! I am anxiously awaiting my huge haul to arrive in the mail. I see that you really liked Uppity. Any idea how similar or different it is to Brassy fluidline?

Sure thing, Lisa! Ohh, mail haul! I love receiving packages.

It’s way different. Brassy is dark, bronzy, whereas Uppity is a true gold – like Goldmine eyeshadow, but not as frosty.

Uh oh, I may just have to get Uppity too now! Sounds gorgeous.

I am excited for my package, but getting really frustrated that the UPS person has still not arrived! I’m ready to play with it all now! Enjoy your haul.

I skipped Uppity, because I have Molten Sol, though I know they’re not the same, but I prefer Molten Sol, I think it is the prettiest gold liner I have ever seen. I also thought Uppity was very sheer, you have to put on layers to build it up, for it to look gold…with Molten Sol, one-two max do the trick…

I was so waiting for your review …
Thank you, you do a very good job for MacAddict like us ๐Ÿ™‚
Me too, I very liked the similarities to other products…this gives us an idea.

heheheh when I hit the PRO store today my favorite MAC sales girl told me she opened the store alone this morning and had 17 people outside the store waiting for the debut. I soooo wanted to love Red Romp but found it to be just ok…just a red gloss…didnt really dazzle me. Next I again wanted to love Queen’s Sin but found it to have too many none red undertones…too much rose in my opinion. Though it did look super on one of the sales girls. I find myself drawn to red’ish colors that don’t have any rose tints to them…which this one has a LOT of. What I did love that was a total shock was Trifle…very sheer as you said but such a beautiful sheer pink. The rest of the collection was not really what I was/am shopping for so I didn’t really spend much time looking at them. Though I must say Mi’ Lady is truly a shocking color combo I am sure will look amazing on someone who can pull off colors like that…I sure can’t.

Wow!! 17, goodness. I thought Queen’s Sin seemed quite red, but you’re right, there are some rose undertones to it.

I’m sure you could rock Mi’lady!

NOTE: I tried Mi’Lady today, the red is RED RED over flammable paint. It goes on more sheer (and orangey) with nothing underneath or a more nude base!

I LOVED this collection one of my favourites so far.

Good tip, Jessie! It’s too bad I got rid of Flammable paint some months ago, lol! Perhaps over Accent Red pigment it’ll work!

I went in to purchase Mi Lady mes and got samples of the pigments yesterday. I tried out Sweet Sienna last night before going to work and I fell in love. I love it so much I am going to buy a backup.

Would you please do a tutorial or EOTD with Mi Lady es, please?

Hi Christine,
Today, I purchased the 5e/s and 2l/s (queen’s sin and antiquitease) and 1 l/g (corsette) I’m still debatting if I want to keep queen’s sin I don’t have anything similar to that color I’m used to very nude colors, but that color cought my eye. looking forward to a turorial or EOTD with some of these e/s from this collection especially with Mi Lady!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Awesome haul, Mari! Right now I don’t have much from the collection, but if I end up with more, you’ll definitely see some looks ๐Ÿ™‚

“Miโ€™ Lady is obviously the most eye-catching of the shadows, with the bright purple and red. I found the red to be a touch too coppery to be a true-red like I was really hoping.”

This is a rusty coppery red when you use it dry. BUT, when you use it wet with some Fix+ it turns into a bright red. It looked like ruby slippers. I was SOLD!

Thanks for the heads up! Maybe I will try this next time I’m down at the store ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d just never remember to use it wet, I think, lol.

i don’t know if u could answer the question on this old post. i recently bought your ladyship pigment and provence pigment from CCO…i find both looking very similar. which do u think shud i return?? which one has more chunky glitters??

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