MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad ($46.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a subdued mix of taupes and pewters–it’s an interesting set of shades, though two of them are fairly similar to each other in practice, so more contrast would have been great between the two darker shades in the palette. It is one of three limited edition quads releasing with Future MAC collection, which launches online on March 31st.

Full Orbit #1 is a light pewter with a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff both dry and damp, though it was definitely more opaque applied damp. The eyeshadow lasted for seven hours on me both wet and dry. The texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with. Buxom Designer or Die (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Camel Coat (DC, $23.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Full Orbit #2 is a muted, medium dirty gray with subtle, cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff dry and lasted for six hours before fading. It had good pigmentation applied damp, and the wear time was closer to seven and a half hours. The texture was a little dusty/dry to work with, so damp application helped a lot. theBalm Surf's Up (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Smoky #3 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Just Breathe #2 (LE, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #3 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Inglot #454 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Nickel (304) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Uninhibited #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Milani Bella Gray (10) (P, $4.49) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Guerlain Two Stylish #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Full Orbit #3 is a medium-dark pewter with warm, olive undertones and a frosted sheen. It had sheer coverage applied dry, which lasted for six hours before fading on me. When I applied the color with a damp brush, it was opaque but still a little dusty, though it wore for seven hours. Tarte Grind (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Glam (329M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Mega-Moody (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Modern Pewter (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Pistol (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Stila Substance (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Antique Diamond (DC, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Filth and Fury (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #11 (DC, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Melt Cosmetics Bamba (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Victorian (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Full Orbit #4 is a muted, dark taupe with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had sheer pigmentation when applied dry, and it started to fade after six hours. It applied with mostly opaque coverage with a damp brush, and the wear time improved to seven hours. Tarte Grind (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cumulus (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 9 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Gilded Envy (755) (P, $7.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mega-Moody (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spring 2015 (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). ColourPop Bashful (P, $4.50) is lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Stila Substance (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Hello Kitty Cookie (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Gem System (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Filth and Fury (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). KVD Beauty Melancholia (DC, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Melt Cosmetics Bamba (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Ash (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Full Orbit #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Full Orbit #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Full Orbit #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Full Orbit #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Full Orbit #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Full Orbit #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Full Orbit #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Full Orbit #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Full Orbit #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Full Orbit #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Full Orbit #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Full Orbit #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Full Orbit #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Full Orbit #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Full Orbit #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Full Orbit #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Full Orbit Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

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IDK, it’s nice to finally see a cool-toned kit, but I think these shades are going to get muddy on me, not enough contrast between them. And I have dupes that perform better dry, no need to wet them

I really love this one. I wish it would have done better. Is it me , or is $46 high for a MAC quad? What eyeliner do you have on here Christine? Is it Sephora ” MyBoyfriend’s jean’s”? ?

Glad to see a MAC palette get a decent grade however this colour combo doesn’t do it for me. I desire lighter shades at this time of the year, or a summertime bronze. Easy pass.

I see what you mean about #3 and #4 being very similar to each other, and it looks like I’ll need to apply this damp, but the colors are so good for me that I just may spring for it. Do these blend well when applied damp?

They still blended out about the same damp as dry – I know the #2 shade was easier damp, because it was too dusty otherwise!

Seriously strange colours for a Spring launch but these are my sorts of colours – I just love ’em. This really puts me in mind of the fall quads I bought – Posh Pedigree and Chanel’s Tisse d’automne. So I totally don’t need this but it really is the sort of thing that always catches my eye (and often my wallet).

I like the concept of the collection as a counterpoint to typical spring, plus with MAC, since they have a dozen collections each season, they’re sure to do something traditional as well, lol!

You aren’t kidding about this quad’s lack of variety between its shades! I’ll pass as I already have UF Pistol, with quite a few similar shades to this palette’s offerings. I remember them having a similar quad with the Haute Dogs collection, if I’m not mistaken?

Nancy – I had the exact same reaction….I bought the Posh Pedigree quad (from Haute Dogs) and when I first saw this new one, I thought it was a pic of the same quad (they are different, but not very much). If I didn’t have that one and also the Chanel one from autumn, I’d probably be rushing out to get this one.

This one is so like the other one, except for people who like slightly cooler shades. But, there’s always a take-away. Wanting Camel Coat. Your look is lovely. Eyeliner shade?

LOL That was my take away too. I had to stop and go back for another look. Camel Coat will be mine 😉 I just fell for it hard!

Yep, you’re right – there is very little difference between a couple of the shades. Now this is the kind of palette I would gravitate towards normally, but I find that these colours could end up looking very muddy on me. Besides I have Gilded Envy and that seems to cover it. An easy pass for me.
Beautiful eye look Christine.

Same here. It’s always the cool gray-toned browns that turn muddy on me. I have to mix them with warmer shades. I hear a lot of fair-skinned people like us say that.

I find this an interesting quad as it’s got cool neutrals which are not easy to find in a palette. It doesn’t wow me as much as the blue quad but it’s one to consider for me.

These are great colors, but not worth the price tag. I’ll wait and see if I can score a deal on one at a CCO several months from now:) This doesn’t strike me as a popular enough launch to sell out super quickly. There will probably be some leftovers.

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