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MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow
MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow

MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “soft pink champagne with pearl [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium, beige-brown with warm undertones and a golden sparkle. It had semi-opaque color coverage with loose sparkle that tended to drop underneath the lid when initially applied. The texture was thin but not dry. It wore well for eight hours on me. MAC Terre (Left) (LE) is lighter, more shimmery. MAC Sweet Sovereign (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $36.00) is a cream product. Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE) is lighter. Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $18.00) is similar. bareMinerals Future (P) is pinker. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Honey Bunny (400) (P, $28.00) is a cream product. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P) is lighter, pinker, more shimmery. Too Faced Cheers! (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. NARS Nepal (P, $24.00) is very similar. MAC Naked Lunch (P, $15.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Strike While Haute Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “true red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a brightened, medium red with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation that went on smoothly, but it does need to patted on with minimal blending to maintain its intensity. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before fading. Wet ‘n’ Wild Three’s a Party #2 (LE, $2.29) is warmer, darker. Sugarpill Love+ (P, $12.00) is richer. Inglot #366 (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “rusty red mid-tone copper [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a rusty, muted orange-copper with hints of brown and a slight reddish tint. It had a frosted finish with a smooth sheen. The color payoff was fully opaque with a soft, blendable texture that made it easy to use. The color wore well for eight hours before fading. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE) is redder. MAC Gingersnap (P, $15.00) is a smidgen lighter. MAC Amorous Alloy (LE, $19.50) is darker. NARS Cambodia (LE, $24.00) is redder. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #8 (P, $9.99) is redder. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #3 (P, $9.99) is more shimmery. Disney by Sephora Trust Me (LE) is similar. NARS California (P, $24.00) is darker. MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is redder. MAC Coppering (P, $15.00) is brighter. Le Metier de Beaute Innocence (DC, $30.00) is redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow
MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow

MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow
MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow

MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow
MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow

MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow
MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow

MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow
MAC Give Me Fire Eyeshadow

MAC Strike While Haute Eyeshadow
MAC Strike While Haute Eyeshadow

MAC Strike While Haute Eyeshadow
MAC Strike While Haute Eyeshadow

MAC Strike While Haute Eyeshadow
MAC Strike While Haute Eyeshadow

MAC Strike While Haute Eyeshadow
MAC Strike While Haute Eyeshadow

MAC Strike While Haute Eyeshadow
MAC Strike While Haute Eyeshadow

MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow
MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow

MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow
MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow

MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow
MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow

MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow
MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow

MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow
MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow

MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow
Give Me Fire, Strike While Haute, Red Alert Eyeshadow, Ardency Inn Gold Eyeliner

MAC Red Alert Eyeshadow
Give Me Fire, Strike While Haute, Red Alert Eyeshadow, Ardency Inn Gold Eyeliner

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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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I feel like I have dupes for all of these already, but it’s a really nice grouping of colours that I hadn’t thought to try together. Now I feel inspired! Lovely look you did for the eyes, by the way. I’ve said it before but I really miss seeing your makeup looks (although I doubt you have time to do them very often with everything you’re testing!)

Thanks a lot, Kate! I wasn’t crazy about it – so much red! Felt really… red but not in a good way, haha, so I appreciate the comment πŸ™‚

I was waiting on your reviews before I went after these. I think they’re beautiful. I like how this whole collection is a red collection, but they took the shades in different tangents. There are reds, corals, “red beiges” πŸ˜‰ , gingery reds, etc.

I don’t have Coppering, so not an issue for me. I can see where that would be annoying for someone with a large MAC collection. I can’t fine Strike While Haute listed in any of the stores, so I’m assuming it sold out fast. I do have the Wet n Wild shade, though, so not all is lost. It’s easy enough to get the Inglot shade if I want a little more oomph.

Lotus, I was able to get their last one, and they are shipping it out to me today. Very nice store. The SA called me “Miss Rachel.” So cute. Thanks again! Love to you.

Oh, Rachel! That’s such happy news! It really makes me feel good to hear that! So much love! The online Nordies kept with me on the phone while locating the *best* one and everyone was so kind and genuinely accommodating! And to learn you experienced the same good fortune, My heart is bursting with gratitude! I’m so glad as well because you’ll be so happy!!!! Awww!!! I’d like to share the BEST thing that ever happened with customer service and I have pictures to prove this! Story: NORDSTOM IS THE BEST: I was facing a fatal infection right around Mother’s Day and just had gotten out of the hospital but was getting sick agsin and would have to go back so I needed to do something quickly for my mom with my limited funds but I made a huge mistake at Nordstrom and I felt so badly because my money was gone and I really needed to cheer my mom up, so I called them and of course I was crying because I made the mistake and was sick and didn’t want trouble, and this amazing guy, Adam, listened patiently and managed to put my money back in my bank, have the order go back to him, and he told me, “Don’t worry about it now, ok? Just get better.” That kindness and maneuvering just for me was the greatest treatment I’d ever have and I just cried. In and back out of the ER, I came home to find the most beautiful bouquet sent to me!!! It was healthy, so happy, and lovely.. But from who? The card said something very sweet and it was from that Adam in customer service!!!! WHO DOES THAT? <3 I think of that and my heart swells to pay it forward πŸ™‚ What a difference a call to Nordstrom makes! Thank you, Rachel. You've also brought me find memories today. πŸ˜€ <3 <3 <3

Forget the eyeshadows and gimme that gold eyeliner!!

Lol jk, I think these are nice, especially the matte one. However, imo anyone interested in these is way better off with the Sleek Sunset palette (just get it, ppl!). Although that palette doesn’t have any mattes…

Strike While Haute is pretty, but it reminds me or a redish sushi flower too much to bother. Besides, I barely ever reach for reds or pinks.

Actually, when I saw my mom last night and so had just washed my face, she told me she liked the pretty dark Orange colors of my eye.. I told her they were bare, she said she knew but wanted to say it. I’m not sure how to take that.. Lol πŸ™‚

Haha.. That would be nice. I feel she just looks at me sadly because I’m sick. I can’t ever tell what people mean anymore. It makes me quite sad. That’s why I like this blog. It’s full of goodness. I can always trust being here. Thanks for that. πŸ™‚

Sorry, the dupes are superior this time around. IMHO, Sugarpill’s Love+ is the standard for matte red eyeshadows. It is awesome, especially during holiday season and the summer months. Red Alert is cute, but I prefer Mac’s extra dimension e/s Amorous Alloy. They should’ve re-promoted Love’s Lure. That’s a pretty metallic red/burgandy eyeshadow. Great for the holiday season too.

I think you have done an excellent job of making red eyeshadow very wearable and accessible in this look; particularly for peeps who are leery of red and those with warmer complexions.

I did order these! I’m excited even though they are basically dupes for MAC Frankly Scarlet Blush, Nars Dolce Vita, Unlawful, others are similar as well, Albatross, Kitten.. But I adore red eyeshadows and they have the bonus of being both blush and highlighter as well! The matte shade swatch, if sheered out, is the same color as my eyelids, the darker areas like the darkest eyeshafow, and same for the lightest and my lightest brightest eye areas! πŸ˜€ I’m very pigmented, thought have color on when I don’t.. But I love amping it up! Bringing any combination of eyeshadows that will play like the very old and DCd MAC large eyeshadow in Mystic.. SO HAPPY! πŸ˜€ Thanks to your review, Christine, I’m now also very tempted by the Beauty Powder! What are your thoughts? πŸ™‚ I trust you’ve an idea of what I have.. πŸ˜‰

Me too! Thank you! I’m The shade of Ethereal Hourglass ALP.. Exactly. πŸ™‚ Would you recommend as a good addition or more so think it’s unnecessary?

I *love* the look you’ve done with these! Just that touch of bright red in the outer corner, set of by the black/gold lower lashline combo. <3

How does the “strike while haute” eyeshadow compare to the MAC LE “Louder Please” eyeshadow? I own that one from the “dare to wear” collection. I’m curious to see if they are at all close by first glance they look similar.

Thanks!! That helps I think I migh skip it. I will have to check out the sugarpill red, I really love the vibrant shades.
I’d love to see mac put out another collection full of brights. πŸ˜‰

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