MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a warm-toned, peach and brown themed eyeshadow “quad.” It’s the size of your typical Mineralize Eyeshadow, but it is split into four sections. Overall, I found the eyeshadow to be dry, powdery, and quick to fade; everything looked more faded than it already did after application about six hours into wear.

Golden Hours #1 is described as a “copper bronze.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentationi when applied dry, mostly opaque color when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was a little dry, somewhat powdery. See comparison swatches.

Golden Hours #2 is described as a “soft golden peach.” It’s a brightened, yellowed orange with a frosted, glittery finish. This one had a rather chunky texture–more like old school Mineralize Eyeshadows than some of the newer, more finely-milled ones. It was sheer when applied dry, and it was more opaque when applied wet, but still incredibly loose and chunky to work with. Highly recommend applying this before any other makeup, because the fall out during application (even with patting it on with a dampened brush) is insane. See comparison swatches.

Golden Hours #3 is described as a “pale yellow gold.” It’s a muted, light-medium gold with yellow undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It was somewhat dry but not too powdery. The color payoff was semi-sheer when applied dry, then just slightly more pigmented when applied with a dampened brush. See comparison swatches.

Golden Hours #4 is described as a “golden brown.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed brown with a golden, frosted sheen. It seemed more pigmented dry than damp, actually, with damp yielding semi-opaque color coverage, while dampened application gave it a sheerer, more uneven appearance. The texture was dry but not too powdery, like #3. See comparison swatches.

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours: #3 (inner lid), #2 (middle of lid), #4 (outer lid), #1 (crease),
Phlox Garden on lower lash line

MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Golden Hours: #3 (inner lid), #2 (middle of lid), #4 (outer lid), #1 (crease),
Phlox Garden on lower lash line

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liz Avatar

tiny little crunching sounds as it brushes over your eyelids… oh jeez I grossed myself out lol. I had the same reaction to Dust from Naked 3 as well. I swatched it at sephora and was just like “… ew. breakfast cereal.”

meganlisa Avatar

You tried. I can see the swatches but not thrilled with how they applied on the eyes….this one and the other related review. So disappointing. Super sheer and shimmery collection? At least the fluid lines and pigments were pretty. I’m still debating buying those. The rest is a total pass!!!

xamyx Avatar

I bought one of these “quads” years ago (Odd Bits), and it was so beautiful in the pan, but applied, itnwas a big, barely pigmented, muddy mess… I’m a big fan of mineralized products, and MAC does the singles & duos just fine, so I would think they’d get it together with these. I also had to scrape off the top layer to get what little color I did!

Lily Avatar

I am not a great Mac user except for a foundation and a couple of lipsticks, but I think they should concentrate on quality not quantity of collections they put out. Also be consistent on their products as I wanted to try Stereo Rose but after your review I declined.

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