MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette ($40.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a mix of springtime pastels and bold brights. It’s not perfect, but it still surprised me, as they went on fairly well with decent or better pigmentation and blended out without major issues. In general, I find MAC eyeshadows perform a little better applied to the eye than initially swatched. It’s probably one of the more interesting palettes/quads MAC has put out in awhile, as they’ve done quite a few neutral-like ones in recent memory. I think the majority of the issues I experienced with the shades (detailed below) will be solved by using primer. I wish Sushi Flower and Elegant Friend had been swapped out for better performing shades, as those are the two big duds in the palette (Naturally Fabulous builds really well, so it’s workable for most application styles).

Flounce is described as a “chalky white pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light, pastel pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that was a little thin but not dusty to work with. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours. LORAC Light Pink (PiP, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Anastasia Baby Cakes (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Lavender (LE, $14.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Highlight) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Celeb (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Bonfire (LE, $19.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tarte Caregiver (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Pink Outside the Box (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Jelly Donut (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Truth (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Ballet (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #319 (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (DC, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty With Style (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NYX Birthday Suit (P, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glamour Light is described as a “soft lemon yellow [with a Satin finish].” It’s a soft, creamy yellow with a satin sheen. It had fantastic pigmentation with a lightly dense, buttery texture that went on smoothly and evenly with little effort. On me, the color wore for eight hours before fading slightly. Tarte Rock On (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Undressed (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Greenluxe #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Night Star (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Lo-Fi (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Mirage (DC, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Brownluxe #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Moulder (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Dream On (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (DC, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Queen's Lace (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Good Girl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Vintage Lace (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Buttery (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Floridazzle is described as a “soft lime green [with a Satin finish].” It’s a softened, light-medium green with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. The color stayed on well for eight hours. Aveda Lemongrass (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Lucky Clover (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Tranquility (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Vinyl (LE, ) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Dior Rose Garden #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Acid Rain (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Linden Green (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I330 Linden Green (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Sage (PiP, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Colour Pop Checkmate (DC, $4.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Lancome Fresh Garden (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Anastasia Fresh Green (P, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Juxt (DC, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flock & Roll is described as a “light pastel pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that blended out well but didn’t look powdery on the skin. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably. MAC Sugar Snack (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Sleepova (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Daddystarrr (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Pink Leather (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Bubblegum (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Lotus (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Of Quartz (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cool Mattes 2 #3 (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Buxom Feather Boa (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Giddy (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #12 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Young and Free (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Give Me Glow Kitty (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Sugar Daddy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Coloured Raine Pink Grapefruit (LE, $6.99) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Petale (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Candy Land (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop BB Girl (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sushi Flower is described as a “pinky coral with pink shimmer [with a Satin finish].” It’s a muted, medium pink with warm undertones and a very subtle sheen. It was powdery and prone to sheering out as a result. The color payoff was semi-sheer at best, and without a white or tacky base, it didn’t get better with building or layering. On me, it wore for seven and a half hours before fading. MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Lily (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Love (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Made U Blush (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Just Peachy (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Sephora Tea Rose (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Juju (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Embrace (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Rose #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Stila Carefree (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Faithful (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Pink Champagne (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Concierge (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Quadrille #3 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Calm (Left) (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cupcake (DC, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Monte Carlo (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink (DC, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Tickle (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bird’s Eye View is described as a “hot magenta [with a Satin finish].” It’s an intense, bright fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. The pigmentation was incredibly rich and opaque, while the texture was smooth, silky, and blendable. It felt more like a Matte2 finish than a satin or matte finish. The color wore for eight and a half hours with minimal fading. NARS Domination (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Fuchsia Fury (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Eliza D (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Dior Bow (887) (P, $29.00) is more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Seas the Day (P, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Unleashed (P, $9.00) is cooler (95% similar). Huda Beauty Ruby #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #15 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Fair Play (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Swoon (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Gabriella (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Simply Marlena (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Dream Weaver (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bijou (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Doll Face (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Available in Petite (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Gumdrop (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop For Shore (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Brash & Bold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Mu Mu Bloom (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Elegant Friend is described as a “dirty lavender [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark, silvery lavender with a frosted finish. The texture was slightly dry and dusty, so it would benefit greatly from a primer, as it doesn’t stick as well to bare skin on its own. It was blendable but only because it sheered out. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Time to Tango (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Great Beyond #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Nashville (PiP, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rebel (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 11 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Harlot (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) (LE, $39.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Zip Me Up (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Dimension (LE, $12.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Pearled Earth (PiP, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Naturally Fabulous is described as a “warm mid-tone brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a matte finish. The texture was soft but powdery, so the eyeshadow blended out well on the skin but required building in order to achieve true-to-pan color. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Tarte Style (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop In Bold (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Yule Be Surprised (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Corduroy (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Earth (102CM) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Hot Chocolate (LE, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Teddy Bare (PiP, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Knock Out (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Almond Mocha (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Rich Cocoa (PiP, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Angles (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Malted (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Bark (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Chocolate (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Coloured Raine Chocolate (DC, $6.99) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Heartbreaker (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #327 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Weirdly Wonderful is described as a “royal blue with light blue pearl [with a Veluxe finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark blue with fine, blue sparkle. The texture is really dense, almost like a very packed-in cream product, and it had good pigmentation but the texture made blending harder. The edges always looked a little dry and jagged unless paired with something softer and more powdery to help blend it out. It stained the lid as well, just as a heads up. On me, it lasted for eight hours before creasing slightly. Kat Von D Nile (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NYX Kiss in Casablanca (P, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 (LE, $39.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (DC, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Dina (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Nebula (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay 5.0 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Radium (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC In the Shadows (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Tiger Lily (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Dark Seas (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Baltimore (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Blue Magic (DC, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Luckfully (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME216 Electric Blue (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Switch to Blue (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Two Piece (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sugarpill Holy Ghost (P, $13.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Flounce Eyeshadow
MAC Flounce Eyeshadow

MAC Flounce Eyeshadow
MAC Flounce Eyeshadow

MAC Glamour Light Eyeshadow
MAC Glamour Light Eyeshadow

MAC Glamour Light Eyeshadow
MAC Glamour Light Eyeshadow

MAC Floridazzle Eyeshadow
MAC Floridazzle Eyeshadow

MAC Floridazzle Eyeshadow
MAC Floridazzle Eyeshadow

MAC Flock & Roll Eyeshadow
MAC Flock & Roll Eyeshadow

MAC Flock & Roll Eyeshadow
MAC Flock & Roll Eyeshadow

MAC Sushi Flower Eyeshadow
MAC Sushi Flower Eyeshadow

MAC Sushi Flower Eyeshadow
MAC Sushi Flower Eyeshadow

MAC Bird's Eye View Eyeshadow
MAC Bird’s Eye View Eyeshadow

MAC Bird's Eye View Eyeshadow
MAC Bird’s Eye View Eyeshadow

MAC Elegant Friend Eyeshadow
MAC Elegant Friend Eyeshadow

MAC Elegant Friend Eyeshadow
MAC Elegant Friend Eyeshadow

MAC Naturally Fabulous Eyeshadow
MAC Naturally Fabulous Eyeshadow

MAC Naturally Fabulous Eyeshadow
MAC Naturally Fabulous Eyeshadow

MAC Weirdly Wonderful Eyeshadow
MAC Weirdly Wonderful Eyeshadow

MAC Weirdly Wonderful Eyeshadow
MAC Weirdly Wonderful Eyeshadow

MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Flamingo Park Eyeshadow Palette

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Gorgeous colours, I might check it out in-store! I always wear primer and am partial to a rosy eye. I definitely don’t have any dupes of these colours except maybe Naturally Fabulous.

That eye look is AMAZING! I would never, ever think to put blue on the inner corner but it looks incredible!

May I ask what lens you use to shoot your eye looks? The quality is perfection.

I always wear some kind of eyeshadow primer so I’m definitely getting this palette!Christine I really love the eye look you created I’m going to try a similar version on myself?

Wow, what a stunning eye look, very theatrical! Well, these pastels certainly look better than the ones in the Sephora Panetone palette. I think primer or cream base would give them a nice boost. It’s a shame Sushi Flower and the matte brown don’t look so great.

I pre-saled this this morning! I’m finally getting better at swatch judging I think. I like it. I think it’s so perfect for spring. I wear primer. So, I’m happy enough with the grade. Now, if it would just get warm!

Your eyelook is killer!!! I love it so much, it’s making me want this palette! (I didn’t want it previously!) it’s so fun!!! It should be the promo pic for the palette!!!

Your eye look just made me SQUEEEE!!!! ? (outside at a bus stop!)

I actually used to wear looks like this way back in the 80’s, and would get loads of compliments from fellow punk types, and weird stares from old ladies! I didn’t do “conventional” at all !?

I think I may able to do something like this using UD Spectrum with MAC Lucky Green and something yellow?

That eyelook…*Swoon!*

I’m undecided. I actually am really liking this, despite a few shades needing primer. I don’t mind Sushi Flower being a little sheer, as it is so similar to Bird’s Eye View. Sushi Flower would be a wash of color. I think I have dupes for all the colors, though…

Nice palette, I agree with Ray that I prefer this to the Gwen Stefani eye palette! I love the eye look you did, a great representation of the palette ?.

If it had been more satiny and less matte, I would have been on my way to the nearest MAC counter now, and it’s the middle of the night. As it is, it’s an easy pass. Pity as I really like the colours. but I need shinier shadows. Lovely contadiction, shiny shadows ๐Ÿ™‚

This looks like a random collection of colours that doesn’t seem to have any overall cohesion: a bit of pink & red, blue, acid green etc.
However, if you are after a palette that has lots of different colours in a small collection then this could be the go. Lovely eye look Christine.

I got into makeup somewhat past MAC’S prime. Nothing they’ve put out has seriously tempted me. But this looks amazing! I love pinks, I love Navy blue. This palette looks gorgeous.

YES. I thought the swatches look promising and YES! This will probably set me back about $80 minimum in Australia, but I don’t care, I’m getting it. My heart is singing for those colours!

The shades I really like in this palette are Floridazzle, Elegant Friend, and Weirdly Wonderful, but I have good dupes for Floridazzle and Weirdly Wonderful. Pink eyeshadows just don’t look very flattering on me. So this palette is a pass for me. Good thing, too, I didn’t expect to be purchasing so many palettes in January!

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