MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette ($39.50 for 0.15 oz.) includes six eyeshadows in the warm, neutral family. It’s decent, and it seems to come together better in practice than it otherwise may appear in swatches, but you can find so many neutral palettes these days that are better.

Seasonal Spirit is described as a “warm yellow-tan [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a light, orange-toned gold with a frosted finish. It had so-so color coverage with a firm but not too stiff texture that blended well on the skin, but there was some fall out and a tendency to sheer out. It wore well for seven and a half hours. NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Opale (P, $45.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Crystal Spark (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Nude Beam (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Crimper (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Babs (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Lancome Filigree (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Chic (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Kifu (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Ricepaper (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Fairy Tale (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (DC, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Rio de la Plata (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Sunstoned (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Champagne (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Dearest (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Codes Elegants #2 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Retrospeck is described as a “beached blonde [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium gold with warmer, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. This shade is part of the permanent range, and the permanent version is sheerer with chunkier sparkle, but this version seemed smoother and had finer shimmer. It wore for seven and a half hours before fading. Chanel Convoitise (90) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Bitter Better (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Iris Bronze #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Golden Flower #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Moon on Their Wings (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Beam (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Rivage #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Until Dawn #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Suz (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Keep It PG (PiP, $4.50) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Winterfell (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Golden Snow #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Peekaboo (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Gold Highlighter (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d'Ambre #2 (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Golden Shock #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Blonde Cumin (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sax Appeal is described as a “soft taupe-brown [with a Satin finish].” It’s a light-medium brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a firmer consistency that made it hard to get color out of the pan. It stayed on for seven and a half hours on me but was difficult to use. Kevyn Aucoin Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Mellow (P, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Dancer & Prancer (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Trenchcoat (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S642 Sahara (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Nano Nude #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Lahore (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Ashes to Ashes (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). theBalm Tubular (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Undress #4 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). NARS Kashmir (P, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). theBalm Epic (LE, $16.00) is darker (80% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #2 (PiP, $30.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moodmaker is described as a “rich oak-brown [with a Frost finish].” It’s a medium-dark, bronzy brown with softer, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was on the drier side, so it looked a little powdery/dry on the lid unless really buffed and worked into the skin (and if you have drier lids, that might not help enough). This eyeshadow lasted for eight hours on me. MAC Luxury Cachet (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Chronosphere (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Splendor (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Don't Settle (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Hell Ya (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Radar (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #8 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Clinique Cocoa Pop (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Ardency Inn Vintage Gold (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Treasure Hunt (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Milani Sweeter Than Chocolate (PiP, $5.99) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Golden Bronze (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Good Girl & U Know It (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Quartz Fume (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Charcoal Brown is described as a “muted taupe-brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with a hint of gray and warm, reddish undertones paired with a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that easily blended on the skin. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me. This is part of the permanent range. MAC Princess of Soul (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Vintage (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Carob Brown (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Buxom Star Treatment (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Stila Being (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Warm Taupe (LE, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Brown (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fix (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #7 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #2 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dune (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dark Brown (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Vanguard (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Namaste (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bewitchin’ is described as a “warm chestnut-brown [with a Velvet finish].” It’s a dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was dry, stiff, and difficult to blend on the skin. It may have lasted for eight hours on, but it was just a pain to use. Viseart Petit Pro #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Side Hustle (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Roasted Chestnuts (DC, $10.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Well Put Together (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Cordura II (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Rising Passions (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Shade III (2015) (LE, $25.00) is less pigmented, lower quality (95% similar). Clinique French Roast (PiP, $15.00) is lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Rott (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Black #5 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Nutty (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Cyprus Umber (PiP, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Zagreb (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Mojave #2 (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Aromatic (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Dark Chocolate (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Viseart Chroma #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Seasonal Spirit Eyeshadow
MAC Seasonal Spirit Eyeshadow

MAC Seasonal Spirit Eyeshadow
MAC Seasonal Spirit Eyeshadow

MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow
MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow

MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow
MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow

MAC Sax Appeal Eyeshadow
MAC Sax Appeal Eyeshadow

MAC Sax Appeal Eyeshadow
MAC Sax Appeal Eyeshadow

MAC Moodmaker Eyeshadow
MAC Moodmaker Eyeshadow

MAC Moodmaker Eyeshadow
MAC Moodmaker Eyeshadow

MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow

MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow
MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow

MAC Bewitchin' Eyeshadow
MAC Bewitchin’ Eyeshadow

MAC Bewitchin' Eyeshadow
MAC Bewitchin’ Eyeshadow

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette with Sephora Fairytale Eyeliner

MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Enchanted Eyes/Warm Eyeshadow Palette with Sephora Fairytale Eyeliner

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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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Uh oh, I was really hoping this one would rank at least a B+ so I could have it in my bag as an eye look on-the-go type of neutral palette, due to its compact size and light-to-dark balance. But sadly, not such a great one.
Not sure it would help this little palette that even when I have to get out the door FAST, I still will put primer, mascara and tightline on?

I like this but will pass as I don’t need it and have 2 of the shadows already. I wish they’d included something in place of Retrospeck. I have it and it’s really not a very good shadow. Nylon or Ricepaper or one of the lovely discontinued highlight shades from the past would have been much better.

For $40, this is very disappointing. The first 3 shades are probably going to look almost the same on my lids, and that last shade (dark brown) looks pretty sad. I rather pay more and get a UD Naked Palette, which is bigger and better. And the market is so saturated with neutral palettes that MAC could’ve just skipped this kit altogether. I’m starting to think that MAC pays employees based on # of collections they launch !

This is an unusual offering – why a neutral palette? As you have said in your comments, there are stacks of these around and much better quality (UD, Lorac etc). And by look at the dupe list, there are lots of these colours around.
As usual your eye look is stunning and I LOVE the green eyeliner.

They seem to do warm/cool/smoky (that was how they used to set-up their holiday palettes), so I’m guessing they stuck with that – but they used to do more than just neutrals in a warm palette.

So generic, and you’d think a $40 palette would perform a bit better. I love your eye look though! I’m inspired to break out the teal liner with some neutral colors.

I think I’ll be pass this one! it can be easily duped imo. ~_^ btw Christine do you know when the “Enchanted” collection will be released in MAC stores in Canada? Thanks xx 🙂

This palette, even though it’s less than stellar, is right up my alley. I’m in love with the packaging and the shades are exactly what I look for. Here’s the final deal-breaker: how was the brush? Is it actually practical or is it one of those that you’d only reach for in dire emergencies? I know the holiday palettes tend to have lackluster brushes but you never know. MAC’s quality has been all over the place in recent releases (the last year especially) so it never hurts to ask!

Meh. Even if it would be great quality, I’m not interested at all. There are so many great neutral palettes out there that have something-something that this one doesn’t have.

I think I have enough nude palettes, so this is an easy pass.
I think if it had had excellent formulations it could have been a very good palette to take on travels, but it seem to have some not very, but still, problematic shades in it.

This is perfect for anyone who wants to stick with neutrals. I’ve been looking for a small palette with more than 4 colors and this just may be perfect for me.

Once again Christine you manage to make an iffy palette seem stellar with your eye look. This Enchanted Eyes palette of the three holiday eye shadow palettes was the one I was lusting after, as I am a neutral shadow freak. I was trying to decide between this one of the Macnificent Me palette and that one is the winner. Glad its not quite as abysmal as the lavender version tho. That was horrible.

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