MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “taupe.” It’s a light-medium pewter with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #2 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Stila Warm Silver (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Cyborg (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (DC, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Palladium (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Blind (PiP, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Clarins Silver Ivory (04) (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Thingamabob (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte C'est La Vie (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Funny Bunny (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Joie (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Lunar Cycle (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #2 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Wizard (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Sapphire #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Lunar Eclipse (98) (DC, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Foiled Eyeshadow was a new and limited edition formula for the holidays (but it’s still available now, so here’s a late review for this one-off). According to MAC, the formula can be used both wet and dry (wet will yield a “metal foil finish”), and it is “highly pigmented” and long-wearing. Strangely enough, it seemed more pigmented dry than damp; damp seemed to cause it to sheer out a bit, even though it was smoother. It had more like 95% opacity dry, 90% opacity damp. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable on the skin. The color wore for eight hours before fading.

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MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Fly by Twilight Foiled Eyeshadow

Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC
$20.00/0.07 oz.

93%

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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This, and all the dupes, are gorgeous, wearable colors. But NOTHING will ever outdo my beloved CGB. Arguably my favorite e/s EVER. And we’re talking decades, people. Many decades…

How the heck did I pass up on this beauty while it was in-store??? I guess I must’ve been too fixated on Magic In Your Eyes and Fayre Fairie! Ha!

I got 2 of these foiled shadows (Enchanted Forest and Magic In Your Eyes) and while pretty, they are a lot more shimmery than I expected, and the shimmer particles are bigger. I have to be careful when applying during the day or it can look OTT. So if I get any more, I will swatch in store.

Oh, so happy it got great score from you, Christine!

I am really glad I got this one when the collection was out, as soon as I swatched it, I was like “Ahhhh!”. Don’t know how dupable it is, but it is a beautiful silvery shade and it will last me forever 🙂

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