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MAC Foiled Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft lilac.” It’s a muted, medium-dark purple with warm, mauve undertones and a silver sparkle over a more metallic finish. It had great pigmentation whether used dry or damp, but the finish became more metallic when used damp. This shade applied well and blended out easily, while the color wore for eight hours before creasing. MAC Tendersmoke (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Metalmauve (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Plum Grand (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Piece of Me (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #3 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Midnight Shine (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Vendome (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Cloud (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Cricket (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Dream On (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NARS Chile (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Silver Burn (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Feminine Wiles Foiled Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “light pearly pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with cooler undertones and a silver pearl and frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation dry and mostly opaque coverage damp. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. On me, it wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Maybelline Petunia Punk (120) (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Say It (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Violet Blend #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Frosting (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Maribu (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sheepish (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Milani Bella Pink (13) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Ready to Party (P, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Rose (29) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Dare to Bare (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Celestial (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Diamond Pink (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I902 Quartz (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Rose Garden #3 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Lilas d'Or (808) (P, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Pink Sensibilities #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #1 (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #1 (P, ) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Sweet Illusion Foiled Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “light color neutral.” It’s a light, rosy beige with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had smei-sheer color payoff applied dry and mostly opaque coverage when applied damp. The texture was finely-milled, smooth, and easy to apply and blend out on the skin. It also lasted for eight hours like the other two eyeshadows did. The formula was very consistent on these! Too Faced Parfait (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Morphe Obsessed (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Champagne (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC On the Hip Side (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Fabulous Three #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Summer Honey (LE, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Connection #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Champagne Toast (P, $6.49) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Precious (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Last Dance (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Sweet Eyes (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I524 Pinky Beige (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Rides Again (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Foiled Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.07 oz.) can be used wet or dry and is supposed to have a luminous finish. I don’t have much more information about the formula than that, though, so I am making an assumption that they will be sheerer dry and more intense damp (which is how MAC has touted their wet/dry eyeshadow formulas in the past). That being said, when the collection launches online, I will go back and see if there are more specific claims and make any relevant updates at that time.

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MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Magic In Your Eyes Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Feminine Wiles Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Feminine Wiles Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Feminine Wiles Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Feminine Wiles Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Feminine Wiles Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Feminine Wiles Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Feminine Wiles Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Feminine Wiles Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Feminine Wiles Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Feminine Wiles Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Sweet Illusion Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Sweet Illusion Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Sweet Illusion Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Sweet Illusion Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Sweet Illusion Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Sweet Illusion Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Sweet Illusion Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Sweet Illusion Foiled Eyeshadow

MAC Sweet Illusion Foiled Eyeshadow
MAC Sweet Illusion Foiled Eyeshadow

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MAC Foiled Eyeshadow $20.00/0.07 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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I am confused why MAC released so many at once. This seems to be their largest eyeshadow collection , limited edition, this year. Am I wrong? On second thought, LE Disko had a lot too.
Do you think Christine, you could do a round up of the must haves for people that can’t afford them all?I think it would be easier then to decide which ones to get as they all rated so highly. Perhaps categorize what would go best with different skin tones? Lol! I don’t know. I a, just bummed I can’t get them all

One question: I wonder whether Nars Callisto would be an a good enough dupe for the combo you did in today’s look (AWESOME) for the lighter area with Sweet Illusion and Feminine Whiles? Thanks, Christine!

I really hope MAC continues to release this formula in LE collections (maybe if we ask enough they’ll even make them permanent) because it’s definitely one of the best eyeshadow formulas MAC has put out in a very long time.

Magic in Your Eyes in just so stunning, but I have ColourPop Cricket. I still might snag this anyway, “because sparkly purple.” I think all of the foiled eyeshadows in this collection have been gorgeous, but Magic in Your Eyes speaks to me and seems less dupable than the others.

Ouch, I like all three. If I had to chose, and I think I do, I’d pick Feminin Wiles, I have a dupe, or a close enough for it, in a really old MAC palette, Fresh Cut. So that means I’ll get Magic in Your Eyes.
I do wish I could get all of these, though.

Oh! So beautiful! I agree with everyone else that Magic in your eyes is the most gorgeous but I just love them all… The texture seems so lovely and easy to work with. Can’t wait to see them in the store here in Amsterdam… Might take a while though :-/

“Magic in Your Eyes” will be mine. I have never tried a foiled eyeshadow. I have many of the Nars Duo Intensity shadows, wonder if they are comparable. There are actually a few items from this collection I like, one of the beauty powders (not the pink one), a lipstick and a lipglass. Oh, December 26! Hoping Santa sends me gift cards, lol.

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