MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) is one of three new (and permanent!) shades available in the updated Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo range. (I will review the other two new duos soon!) The Mineralize Eyeshadow formula is supposed to be sheer when used dry, more intense when used with a dampened brush, as it is a wet/dry formula. Both halves of the duo had soft, slightly powdery, textures that felt finely-milled and were easy to blend on the lid. Using either shade with a dampened brush helped to minimize the powderiness of the formula.

Ever Amethyst #1 is described as a “soft violet.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy brown with a soft, golden shimmer and sheen. Applied dry, it had semi-sheer coverage and felt a bit more powdery, and then applied with a dampened brush, it applied more smoothly and looked slightly more shimmery. The color wore well for seven hours before starting to fade. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #3 (P) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Great Beyond #1 (LE, $21.00) is cooler-toned. NARS China Seas #2 (P, $24.00) is darker, more plum. MAC A Medley of Mauves #3 (P, $21.00) is darker, more plum. Chanel Quadrille #1 (LE) is more plum, less shimmery. Makeup Geek Twilight (P, $5.99) is lighter. theBalm Just This Once Jamie (P, $16.00) is similar. MAC Universal Appeal (LE, $21.00) is less brown. MAC Shale (P, $15.00) is less shimmery, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Ever Amethyst #2 is described as a “deep violet.” It’s a medium-dark, warm-toned reddish plum with a soft, pearly sheen. It was semi-opaque applied dry, and it was fully opaque and smoother when applied with a dampened brush. On me, this shade started to fade after seven hours of wear. NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is less red. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE) is darker. Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $6.99) is more shimmery. Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is cooler-toned. Lancome Colour du Jour (P, $19.00) is darker, browner. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Ever Amethyst #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Ever Amethyst #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Ever Amethyst #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Ever Amethyst #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
Dual Rays (brow bone, lower lash line), Spiced Metal (inner lid, middle lid),
Ever Amethyst (outer lid, crease)

MAC Ever Amethyst Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
Dual Rays (brow bone, lower lash line), Spiced Metal (inner lid, middle lid),
Ever Amethyst (outer lid, crease)

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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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Ooo, I’m a fan of the darker shade. Unfortunately mineralize shadows never work for me, with the exception of Sea & Sky — the one and only, ever. lol

Amethyst? Really, have the guys at the MAC lab ever SEEN an amethyst? This is like red/brown, a real amethyst is very purple pfff

Hehe, I like the colour scheme of this eyeshadow duo, but it immediately got overshadowed by the purple/gold combo on your lower lash line. πŸ˜€ You and your lower lashlines, Christine! You’re like my lower lash line muse…

It looks great but I’m worried that it might make me look sickly. If it was just a smidge darker I think I could get away with it.

Mineralize eyeshadows aren’t for me, just doesn’t work well at all. I’ve given up trying, actually. No need to spend money on them when other formulas work so much better.
The shades in this is pretty, but as mentioned earlier, they are hardly amethyst-y πŸ™‚

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