MAC It's a Strike Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow
MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow

MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “off-white grey [with a Matte finish].” It’s a very light taupe with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was very smooth, almost cream-like, and it yielded opaque color coverage. It was harder to apply evenly on the lid, as it tended to sheer out a bit once blended. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Anastasia Stone (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (P, $17.00)(90% similar). KVD Beauty Ashes (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Come What Grey (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Naked Lights (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet Dreams (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #15 (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Dior Ombre Sculpting Powder (001) (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar). MAC Tailor Grey (P, $23.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Natasha Denona Glam (324CM) (PiP, ) is cooler (80% similar). MAC Pinch of Sage (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Subtly Elegant (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Chanel Blurry Grey #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Coloured Raine Misty Nights (LE, $6.99) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Sydney Grace Moon Landing (P, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Magnifique (LE, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “mid-tone grey [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark taupe with a hint of warmth paired with a matte finish. It had good color coverage that went on evenly and blended out well. The texture was smooth without being too soft or too firm. I noticed fading of this shade after eight hours. Wet 'n' Wild Lights Out #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Licorice Lane (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Sydney Grace Admiral (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #08 (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Influential (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Drama in the Snow (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Join My League (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Black Factor (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 20 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Coconut Grove (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Soot #2 (DC, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Persona Maverick (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Persuade (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Ghiradelli (Cool Mattes 2 #9) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Cocktail Black (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Nightfall (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty O Snap (610) (LE, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Cyprus Umber (PiP, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ashbury (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “blackened cherry [with a Matte finish].” It’s a deep plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff, but it didn’t adhere as well to dry skin as one might hope. It works a bit better over a primer, with respect to pigmentation, but it didn’t blend out perfectly even over primer–there was a slight patchiness around the edges so the color looked dragged out rather than diffused. The color wore well for eight hours. MAC Hyperviolet (DC, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Palace Pedigreed (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Stallion (LE, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Beaujolais (Dark Matte #6) (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Pinot Please (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Divina (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Deep Dahlia (DC, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Drama (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics No Exit (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #39 (DC, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Blackberry (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Hell in Heels (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #5 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Ride My Slay (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Opera (PiP, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Yugo (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Spicy (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Velorio (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) (PiP, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Nude Rich #9 (PiP, ) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “bright lime green [with a Satin finish].” It’s a bright, chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had great color payoff paired with a soft, lightly dusty consistency that adhered fairly well to the skin without sheering out too much. The color lasted for eight hours on me before fading. NARS Rated R #1 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Lisa's Spikes (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I-30 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Sphere (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Chartreuse Bouquet (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Jeffery (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lemon Rush (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Remixology (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I340 Lime Green (DC, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #121R Top (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Thrash (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Shot Gun (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Sour (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I340 Lime Green (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Brilliantly Lit (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Sour Lemon (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Xenon (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Icon (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

These shades are part of the It’s a Strike collection, which launches August 18th.

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MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow
MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow

MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow
MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow

MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow
MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow

MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow
MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow

MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow
MAC Gutter Gal Eyeshadow

MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow
MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow

MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow
MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow

MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow
MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow

MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow
MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow

MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow
MAC Bowl Out Eyeshadow

MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow
MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow

MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow
MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow

MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow
MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow

MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow
MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow

MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow
MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow

MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow
MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow

MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow
MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow

MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow
MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow

MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow
MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow

MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow
MAC Bowlarama Eyeshadow

MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow
MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow

MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow
MAC 300 Game Eyeshadow

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Oh bummer! I was really interested in 300 Game, but it’s a tough color to get right, as the dupes didn’t score that great either 🙁 But the chartreuse Bowlrama is gorgeous! Looks like a very eye brightening color

I see bowl out will be perfect for my eyebrows, but it’s LE. ? Grabbing some lipsticks from this collection though? Thanks Christine!❤❤❤

Yes! I was waiting for your review and swatches. I’m considering a few of the eyeshadows as well as some other items from this collection (that I don’t need…lol). Thanks Christine.

I was really really hoping 300 Game would be a perfect strike (had to run with the bowling theme) . I have MAC Palace Pedigreed, but it has a satin finish. It’s a really great colour for me and would love to add a shadow with a totally matte finish to stash. I also have the Natasha Denona dupe (palette #10 of the 5 pan variety), but it has zilch for staying power; looks amazing for about 15 minutes and then takes a turn into the gutter.

Too bad 300 Game did not rate higher. It’s such a pretty color. But, I am very fair (yellow undertones) with light blue eyes and dyed reddish-brown hair. So, it may be too stark if it does not blend out well. It looks really pretty on uou, thougj, Christine. I do think MSC would be better suited to maybe launching 4 major collections a year. It can be awfully expensive trying to scoop up products, especially when they’re limited editions.

Wow….and not in a good way. Thank goodness these are all very easily duped shades, because with the one exception of Bowlarama, are draggy and splotchy looking. These do not appear to apply well at all. MAC can do much better than these. Easy pass.

The only one I like is Bowlarama. The color of 300 Game is lovely, but the patchiness makes it a fail for me. The other two shades are just really ugly putty colors to me.

It’s strange – but I wouldn’t normally go for a colour like Gutter Girl – but I think it would be quite a useful transition shade. Generally, these are a really good range of mattes from MAC.

Big surprise – Gutter Gal and Bowl Out have caught my eye precisely because they’re the sort of neutrals I always fall for…which means I’ve got dupes. I have the feeling that I might cave on Bowl Out, though, even though I’ve sort of promised myself “no more eyeshadows”, which actually sounds like sacrilege but still…

Gutter Gal is a neat shade – I feel like it works well as a transition shade in cooler and smokier looks! Bowl Outer in a similar way, just the crease. Very basic shades in a way, but they can be very useful. But if you have dupes… 😉

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