MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad ($44.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a warm-toned quad with earthy shades. It contains a medium brown, olive brown, olive green, and a medium-dark brown. The darkest brown shade was most troublesome, as the texture was drier and stiffer, which resulted in poorer color payoff even when applied damp, and then it was difficult to blend out. The olive brown had similar issues but to a lesser degree, so it was more workable. The olive green was the easiest shade to work with. The medium brown and olive green shades wore well for almost eight hours on me, while the olive brown had some fading after seven hours and the dark brown was noticeably faded after six hours of wear.

A Harvest of Greens #1 is a muted, beige-shimmered orange-toned brown with a frosted, metallic finish. Applied dry, it was sheer and frosted, and applied damp, it was mostly opaque and metallic. This shade was noticeably powdery when used dry. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $28.00) is darker, browner. MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $15.00) is browner. CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is less metallic. Clinique Ample Amber (P, $16.00) is a cream product, less metallic. MAC Tan (LE, $21.00) is similar but a little rosier. Make Up For Ever #28E (P, $20.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches.

A Harvest of Greens #2 is a khaki brown with a hint of olive green and a pearly sheen. It had sheer, slightly uneven, color payoff when applied dry–working with it dry, it seemed a little stiff–and then applied with a fairly dampened brush, it was smoother and more opaque. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE) is darker. Make Up For Ever #148 (P, $20.00) is greener, less brown. MAC Soba (P, $15.00) is browner. Dior Golden Savannah #1 (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches.

A Harvest of Greens #3 is an olive green with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. Applied dry, it was semi-opaque, and applied damp, it was fully opaque. The texture was fairly soft and smooth for both applications. Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $6.99) is greener, darker. Clinique Whopping Willow (P, $16.00) is a cream product, darker. Urban Decay Jealous #1 (LE, $18.00) is greener. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE) is also greener. bareMinerals Eureka (P) is darker, greener. Makeup Geek Liquid Gold (P, $6.99) is more golden, yellower. Fyrinnae Lucky Charmed (P, $6.80) is lighter. Sugarpill Goldilux (P, $12.00) is yellower. See comparison swatches.

A Harvest of Greens #4 is a medium-dark brown with subtle warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture of this one was drier and stiffer–it was harder to blend and even out on the skin. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and applied damp, it was semi-opaque, but the damp application made it even harder to blend. This one also faded noticeably after six hours of wear, which was faster than the other shades. Makeup Geek Bada-Bing (P, $5.99) is darker. Urban Decay Factory (P, $18.00) is rosier. Too Faced Chestnut (LE) is warmer. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is darker, rosier. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. MAC Buckwheat (LE, $15.00) is a touch lighter. MAC Havana (LE, $19.50) is darker. Dior Fairy Golds #5 (LE) is rosier. See comparison swatches.

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MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens #1 on inner lid, #2 on middle of lid, #3 on outer lid,
#4 in crease, Tarina Tarantino Ammunition Eyeliner on lash line

MAC A Harvest of Greens Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC A Harvest of Greens #1 on inner lid, #2 on middle of lid, #3 on outer lid,
#4 in crease, Tarina Tarantino Ammunition Eyeliner on lash line

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About the Reviewer

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

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I was looking forward to your review on this particular quad Christine, for me it was the most attractive of the lot, but really, there is no point in getting it because of the quality and because I have sooo many similar eyeshadows. Have a nice weekend!

B- means I’ll be on the horns of a dilemma as to whether to buy this or not but I’m feeling a fair bit tempted. I love the bottom right shadow in the Glimmer of Gold quad….I really wish that were included in this quad, maybe in place of #1. Thanks for such a quick and thorough review, Christine!

Based on some of the shades you rattled off before that you really liked, I don’t think you’ll like these (they’re just not as good both wet and dry, and I remember a lot of the ones you listed as being pretty good across the board!).

This is good to know, Christine. I’m more than a bit miffed at the price difference between the US and Canada. That difference seems to be growing recently, which is exceedingly annoying!

I know they put ‘harvest’ in the name, which kind of justified browns/golds, but since they also said ‘greenS’ (i.e. plural), I was hoping that there would be more actual green in the palette!

The colours set off your eyes really prettily though, Christine! 🙂

Right! The only one that shows green on my (Mac…no pun intended) monitor is #3. reminds me of that much-used NYX lipgloss named ‘beige,’ which everyone acknowledges, is PINK. Harvest, yeah. Green, not so much!

Looks pretty, but baked shadows intimidate me a bit, as they are such a different texture, and you can’t always tell just by looking at the colour in the pan to know what colour it will actually be.
But these are pretty.

Not feeling this on either, although somehow I think you’ve convinced me to pick up Cliniques Whomping Willow… LOL.

I like the packaging for these quads, it’s a breath of fresh air compared to regular square shape. However, I agree with the fact they’re dupable and that mineralized shadows are becoming too overrated for a lack of better words. There are some pretty fantastic ones, but for the most part they’re mediocre. Thanks for the reviews on them!

Love the colors in this quad but I do have quite a few that are similar except for the olive green. I have to order some more MUG shadows and Kryptonight will have to be included 🙂

When you place three colors across your lid, do you go from inner to outer or vice versa Christine?

Good idea! 🙂

Yes, inner to outer usually! Sometimes I will lay down the crease color and then go inner to outer.

I love the shades here and I’m glad to see this quad received a decent rating, but I still don’t think it’s worth picking up. I’m sure I already own some similar shadows.

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