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MAC Deep Cravings, Eat, Love, Sex & the Oyster, Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow
MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow

MAC’s Indulge Collection (online now, in-stores on August 22nd for North America locations) features eight eyeshadows. On the whole, these four performed better than many past recent releases, even if they aren’t perfect, they were all fairly easy to work with. The “worst” one of these four was Sex & the Oyster as the texture was noticeably dry, while Three Ring Yellow was buttery and incredibly pigmented. I’ll update this post with actual wear times after I’ve finished wearing them later today, so the longevity ratings are based on my average experience with MAC’s eyeshadows (with wear in relation to finish, color, and quality). I’m four hours in, so far so good. 🙂

MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “dark shimmery grey [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a dark, charcoal gray with a pearly sheen–it has a very light dusting of pink and copper micro-shimmer. It had good color payoff, and it applied smoothly. The texture was good, but it did feel slightly dry–not as buttery or as soft as other VPs (which is something I’ve noticed in general with recent VP releases). LORAC Slate is lighter, bluer. Disney Flotsam is lighter, also bluer. Urban Decay Ace is very similar. MAC For Effect is similar but a cream. Bobbi Brown Gunmetal is similar. See comparison swatches.

Eat, Love Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep emerald [with a Satin finish].” It’s a deep, blackened green with faint emerald green sparkles–it is more like a green-tinted black with brownish undertones. On the lid, it tends to look more like a matte finish, as the satin is very subtle. It had good color payoff, and the texture was only slightly dry. Fyrinnae Jaguar is bluer. Urban Decay Loaded is also bluer. MAC Dark Indulgence is greener. OCC Poison is lighter. Make Up For Ever #80 is lighter, greener. Bobbi Brown Forest is lighter, cream. See comparison swatches.

Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone greyed blue green [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a smoky, bluish-green-tinted light gray. It looks bluer in the pot, but applied, it seemed to take on a grayer coloring overall. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was somewhat dry and almost crumbly but not quite. Disney Destined is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Hijack is darker (this was the first shade that came to mind, actually!). MAC Emerald Dusk is darker, bluer. MAC Water is greener. See comparison swatches.

Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “bright sulfur green yellow [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a green-tinged, medium yellow with a frosted finish. The color payoff was excellent, and the texture was soft, smooth, and easy to work with. This is a repromote, and it was also one of the best-performing shades of the collection. Fyrinnae Banan Mochi is warmer. NARS Rated R #1 is greener. MAC Double Feature #2 #1 is more shimmery. MAC Colour Added is similar. MAC Brilliantly Lit is a cream product. See comparison swatches.

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MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow
MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow

MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow
MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow

MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow
MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow

MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow
MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow

MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow
MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow

MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow
MAC Deep Cravings Eyeshadow

MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow
MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow

MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow
MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow

MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow
MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow

MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow
MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow

MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow
MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow

MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow
MAC Eat, Love Eyeshadow

MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow
MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow

MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow
MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow

MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow
MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow

MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow
MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow

MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow
MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow

MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow
MAC Sex & the Oyster Eyeshadow

MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow
MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow

MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow
MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow

MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow
MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow

MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow
MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow

MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow
MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow

MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow
MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow

MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow
Three Ring Yellow (inner lid), Sex & the Oyster (middle of lid), Eat, Love (outer lid), Deep Cravings (crease), Deliciously Rich (liner)

MAC Three Ring Yellow Eyeshadow
Three Ring Yellow (inner lid), Sex & the Oyster (middle of lid), Eat, Love (outer lid), Deep Cravings (crease), Deliciously Rich (liner)

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About the Reviewer

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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Hello Christine, thank you for your great reviews and swatches, as always!
I would like to ask you: do you think that Sex & The Oyster can be quite similar to Hint of Sapphire (MAC Semi Precious Collection, mineralize eyeshadow)?

I can’t believe I’ve had Three Ring Yellow since it came out last time and never actually worn it. It’s so fun and bright and awesome!

I was lucky enough to buy all the shadows in the collection, as well as 2 of the lipglasses, 2 of the fluidlines and one lipstick. I can’t wait until the order arrives! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful info with us Christine! Your eye for quality merchandise helps out so many people. You’re always impartial and spot-on with your reviews. Thank you for all you do.

Thanks for confirming Three Ring Yellow. I passed on it the last time it was released. That e/s and the creme blushes are it for me. My wallet thanks you!

Phew! I bought three of these on Wednesday before seeing swatches anywhere. I’m so happy they turned out to be the quality and value I was hoping for! (Eat, Love, Sex & the Oyster, and Three Ring Yellow). I didn’t get to the post office in enough time this morning, so I’ll be waiting to play with them until Monday! Thank you for your comprehensive review, dupes list and awesome eotd look!

Now, I’m off to see if the other shadows in the collection that I held off in buying are dupe-able from my collection or not . : )~

I AM DROOLING AT WORK OVER THESE EYE SHADOWS….. THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE!!! MAC KNOCKED IT OUT THE PARK!!! I WANT THEM ALL!!!!

I’m not excited by the colors, but I have this intense urge to buy something from the collection, especially a blush. I think the edible-sounding names literally induce cravings in me!

I was so excited about buying Three Ring Yellow, but as the girl at the store was looking for it, she realised it was already sold out! :'(

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