MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow
MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow

MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “soft pink [with a satin finish].” It’s a bold, deepened raspberry pink with a matte finish–it may be listed as a satin, but it read very matte when I applied it! MAC More Amour is more subdued, less pink. MAC Tease with Ease is cooler-toned, pinker, and satiny. MAC passionate is barely warmer–a little brighter.

Embrace Me had excellent pigmentation–it was rich, intense, and applied that way, too. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and easy to blend out on the lid. It didn’t have any dryness, and it didn’t kick up a ton of excess powder or look powdery on the lid. It was nicely balanced in regards to texture (not too dry, not too soft), and it is an example of when MAC’s matte formula can shine. This shade lasted eight full hours–both with and without primer–on the lid without fading or creasing, but I did notice it would stain the lid somewhat when worn without a primer; after nine hours, there was a smidgen of fading without a primer.

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MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow
MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow

MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow
MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow

MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow
MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow

MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow
MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow

MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow
MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow

MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow
MAC Embrace Me Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow
MAC
$17.00/0.05 oz.

82%

Average

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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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Sometimes I wish products looked the same way IRL as they do on my phone. The intensity here is amped up like a thousand times so this looks like the most bright and intense product ever. It seems like a really great shadow, I love how pigmented it looks. I ‘m pretty sure I’m not able to pull of this thafe, thougt. Pink just doesn’t look right on me.

Glad to read that the quality is so good because so many MAC shadows lately have been pretty poor. But I just cannot imagine wearing an eyeshadow of this colour. Blush, yes, but eyeshadow – not for me.

In what world would this be considered a “soft pink”…? Pretty color, though, but a bit too pink for me; I’d rather go with a true red.

Christine, I need your help! I want to buy a MAC blush brush, but I don’t know which one to get: 116 or 129. What is your favorite one, the one you use the most?
(thank you)

I’ve been wanting to buy a red eyeshadow. And its been pretty hard to find. I was going to purchase MAC passionate but now I’m not sure if I should get embrace me or passionate. They both look so similar that I can’t decide. Help? Or is there any other red shadows out there other than by MAC?

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