MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Swatches — Part 1


Patina, Charcoal Brown; Mystery, Haux; Satin Taupe, Filament

MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Swatches, Part 1

I said I would try to find a pocket of time to head down to the MAC store and swatch eyeshadows for you, and I did! 🙂 All swatches are on swatch paper, so you can get an idea of the “true” color and not wonder if it’ll show up on your lighter/darker skin. I swatched all of the permanent eyeshadows my local MAC had on their displayer, so I apologize in advance if any permanent colors are absent.

See the rest of the eyeshadows!


Twinks, Courdoroy; Brown Down, Folie; Handwritten, Omega


Vex, Copperplate; Coquette, Concrete; Brun, Smut


Idol Eyes, Carbon, Gesso; Crystal Avalanche, White Frost; Forgery, Electra


All That Glitters, Swiss Chocolate; Brown Script, Antiqued; Wedge, Kid


Honesty, Honeylust; Mulch, Bronze; Quarry, Embark


Silver Ring, Scene; Print, Nehru; Typographic, Black Tied


Romp, Espresso; Bamboo, Arena; Saddle, Soft Brown


Retrospeck, Era; Soba, Cork; Tempting, Woodwinked


Swimming, Humid; Flourishing, Greensmoke; Sumptuous Olive, Aquadisiac


Shimmermoss, Club; Plumage, Newly Minted; Tilt, Moon’s Reflection

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oh thank you so much for the swatches!! they’re wonderful
i’ve been trying to get my hands on newly minted since forever, but to no avail.

Eh, you’re not missing much. Newly Minted is my least favorite e/s. Not much color payoff and hard to blend. Probably why it’s being discontinued.

yeah and i tried to depot it and it started to crumble,- ive never had that problem with any of my e/s when i depot them- weird huh?

newly minted is def hard to work with but you have to really pack it on to your lid. dont swipe. pack. this one chick did a twilight look on youtube with newly minted. it was amazing

i know! i can’t find it anywhere, and im afraid to buy one online elsewhere cuz of all teh fakes. but ya, its a gorgeous color if you know what bases to make it work!

I’m shocked your MAC had so few colors are their displayer. Seems like they had no pinks, purples, or yellows out. Thank you so much for your efforts with this. It is such a huge help! 🙂

they all look kind the same, thats why i like it better when their swatched on the hand , thanx though christine- your awesome1! i cant wait till we get lip swatches of all th colors =)

BUT, i still think its a good idea to see what colors are available at the mac counter , and to see which ones i still need to add to my collection

Sorry you don’t like them. I didn’t want people to be upset because my skin is tan and not fair, so then they couldn’t assess whether it would show up on them.

Christine thank u so much
This is a big help
Everytime i wanted to buy an eyeshadow, lipstick or gloss i googled just to see how the color was

You are like a makeup angel. So glad I found this site. The closest Mac is over an hour away and the swatches on their site are so off. This is great!

Thank you for doing this. As someone who’s new to MAC, this is a really great way for me to see what eyeshadows are worth buying (and there’s a lot on my list!) it just makes the process so much easier. You’re amazing!

Where did you get the swatch paper? Do you know where i can get a list of all the permanent colours mac offers with swatches by colour code?
Thanks!

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