MAC Green Room Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Green Room Eyeshadow
MAC Green Room Eyeshadow

MAC Green Room Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone teal [with a Satin finish].” It’s a cool-toned, medium-dark green-teal with a mostly matte finish. There’s a very, very subtle sheen to it, but applied, it really looks and acts like a matte finish eyeshadow. Giorgio Armani Iridescent Jade (LE) is more shimmery. NARS Misfit #2 (P, $24.00) is brighter. MAC Newly Minted (DC, $15.00) is warmer. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Turquoise (P, $14.00) is brighter, lighter. Make Up For Ever #53 (P, $20.00) is greener. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The texture of the powder was thin, slightly dry, though it had decent to good color payoff and wasn’t too difficult to blend. It didn’t seem to stain my lids while worn, which was nice, as a lot of the deeper teal eyeshadows have a tendency to do so. I wish the texture was denser, because I think it would make the product easier to work with and more pigmented. Applied, it wore well for almost eight hours before fading.

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MAC Green Room Eyeshadow
MAC Green Room Eyeshadow

MAC Green Room Eyeshadow
MAC Green Room Eyeshadow

MAC Green Room Eyeshadow
MAC Green Room Eyeshadow

MAC Green Room Eyeshadow
MAC Green Room Eyeshadow

MAC Green Room Eyeshadow
MAC Green Room Eyeshadow

Kat Von D On the Road Shade Shifter Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Love Letter (inner lid), Kat Von D On the Road (outer lid), MAC Green Room (crease)

Kat Von D On the Road Shade Shifter Eyeshadow
Kat Von D Love Letter (inner lid), Kat Von D On the Road (outer lid), MAC Green Room (crease)

Eyeshadow
MAC
$17.00/0.05 oz.

82%

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 is a beautiful complex color! I usually like to get pencils which are similarly colored as I find them easier to use.. Have a bad track record with colored eye shadows anyways, so eventually stopped buying any!

This reminds me of cool heat from the cool heat collection which was I don’t even know how many years back.

I LOVE Cool Heat. I didn’t find Haight to be a a good enough dupe for me though. I love greener teals though normally… Do you think this would be pretty ideal then?

I got this in yesterday too! In natural light (well, what light I had yesterday; it was cloudy) it did look matte, but under my daylight-balanced bulbs the shimmer was sooo pretty.

I purchased this a few days ago and beware that this actually stained my lid a bit. I love the color though, it is what I have been looking for.

That’s a bummer! I didn’t have any staining (I wore it on bare skin, no primer) when I wore it, thankfully!

I decided to skip the Moody Blooms shadows but I really want a few of them now lol. Green Room is really tempting!

At the moment, this is my favourite Mac eyeshadow. I wasn’t even planning to buy it until I saw it on the sales assistant: she had sheered it out over her lid and built it up more in the crease, and my jaw just dropped 😛 I love that it goes on a bit sheer at first so I can play with intensities. This is the kind of eye shadow I wish had been in the so very, very disappointing Malificent collection; to me, it really looks like a colour Disney illustrators would have used to create forests. Maybe I’m letting my imagination run away with me on that one, but at least this collection isn’t boring and provides room for the imagination to play! I was beginning to think Mac had all the interesting collections before I became interested in makeup 😛

Right now, I’m really loving a version of what the sales assistant was wearing when I saw it. I use Vintage Selection paint pot on my lid (the happiest discovery I’ve made this year is that Vintage Selection is a chameleon and can reflect a lot of colours. Then I build it up heavily as a cut crease and blend it down over the lid for the sheer green and blend it out really sheerly immediately around the crease as well. Line upper eyelid with Copperthorn (is it just me, or is Copperthorn way more like Chanel’s illusion d’ombre than a fluidline?) which I allow to stay sheer around the edges, but build up a bit in the middle of the lid. I pair that with a bronzy cream blush (Josie Maran’s Argan colour stick in Red Carpet is one of my faves right now, as long as I forget it’s supposed to be a lip product too) and a nude lip. I love this look so much that I’m willing to wear contacts to show it off. Anyways, enough of my blathering. Long posts are a job hazard when you’re writing a dissertation 😛

I’ve run into a couple of MAC shadows that were much prettier in the pan. Although I love your eye look, I expected this one to pop. I had to read to find where it was placed!

This is beautiful but I always prefer blue-toned teals to green when wearing them. I love looking at all of them though!

Hehe, I thought ‘this looks nice, but it’s a bit patchy in the swatch’, and then I saw Rashmi’s comment, and then I took a closer look at the dupe swatches, and now I think I need Misfit!

I like the look you did with Green Room though – you always inspire me to mix up my colours more in eyeshadow looks! Now I just wish I had a better selection, LOL!

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