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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). bareMinerals Velvet Lavender (LE, $14.00) is cooler (95% similar). KVD Beauty Plum (Highlight) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop 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). LORAC Jelly Donut (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Pink Outside the Box (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Truth (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Ballet (LE, ) is lighter (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). Too Faced Candy Cane (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Studio (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior House of Pinks #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Strawberry Bon Bon (PiP, $16.00) is darker (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). NARS Night Star (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Greenluxe #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Undressed (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lo-Fi (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Brownluxe #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Mirage (DC, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop One & Done (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty 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). Too Faced Good Girl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Inglot J335 Pearl (LE, $10.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Preview (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (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 #1 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). KVD Beauty 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). Too Faced Lucky Clover (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). IT Cosmetics Tranquility (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop 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). Melt Cosmetics Pink Leather (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Feather Boa (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Bubblegum (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Giddy (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Lotus (185CM) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Of Quartz (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Cool Mattes 2 #3 (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Filthy (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Daddystarrr (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #12 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Give Me Glow Kitty (P, $7.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Young and Free (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #4 (LE, ) 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). Viseart Petale (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Candy Land (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop 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. Sephora Lily (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Fotos Y Recuerdos (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Love (LE, $12.00) is lighter (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). ColourPop Juju (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Embrace (P, $5.25) 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). ColourPop Made U Blush (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Pretty Dainty (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Concierge (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Quadrille #3 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Insolent Rose #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Calm (Left) (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Monte Carlo (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cupcake (DC, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Snow Globe (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I808 English Pink (DC, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Faithful (P, $5.25) is less shimmery, warmer (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. ColourPop Seas the Day (P, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Daydream (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Unleashed (P, $9.00) is cooler (95% similar). Huda Beauty Ruby #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Bow (887) (P, $29.00) is more muted (95% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #15 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Fair Play (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). 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). KVD Beauty Swoon (LE, ) is lighter (95% 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). Too Faced Gumdrop (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Available in Petite (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop For Shore (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop All Night (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Simply Marlena (DC, $6.00) 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). 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). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Great Beyond #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker (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. 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). ColourPop Teddy Bare (PiP, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Hot Chocolate (LE, $23.00) is lighter, 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 Style (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). ColourPop In Bold (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Choco Cake (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Java (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Kaja Brown Sugar (PiP, ) 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. NYX Kiss in Casablanca (P, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). KVD Beauty Nile (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Diving in Australia (DC, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sephora Dina (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). KVD Beauty Nebula (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer '17 (LE, $39.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Tiger Lily (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC In the Shadows (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Switch to Blue (LE, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Dark Seas (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Baltimore (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Kimono (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Coloured Raine Blue Magic (DC, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME216 Electric Blue (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Luckfully (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Radium (DC, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Terra Moons Into the Ocean (P, $6.25) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Two Piece (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay 5.0 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flounce

PiPPermanent in Palette. $17.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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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

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MAC Floridazzle Eyeshadow

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MAC Sushi Flower Eyeshadow

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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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Nika2799 Avatar

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?

Katherine T. Avatar

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.

Nancy T Avatar

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?

Claire L Avatar

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 ?.

Genevieve Avatar

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.

Maggie Avatar

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.

Fran Avatar

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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