MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag ($39.50 for 0.62 oz.) is a cool-toned set of shades in silver and gray paired with a black eyeliner. The two work together well, though the gray-black is the more unique shade of the two. It includes an Extra Dimension eyeshadow duo (0.14 oz.), In Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara (0.44 fl. oz.), and a Powerpoint Eye Pencil (0.04 oz.). Everything in the set is full-sized, and it all fits into a small, glittery, zippered bag. In May, MAC released smaller-sized Extra Dimensions eyeshadows at $19.50/0.04 oz., whereas the duo contains 0.14 oz. in total, so there is a value of $68.25 there, plus $22 for the mascara and $16 for the eyeliner, for a total value of $106.25–so it is an excellent deal if they’re products you would use. Even if you just liked the eyeshadow duo, it is almost the same as what you would have paid on two singles (and you’ll get more–I have no idea how they managed to get more product into the compact, given they’re visually the same size as the singles).

Treasure Me is described as a “light silver.” It’s a brightened pop of silvery white with a frosted finish. Applied dry, it was semi-sheer, and applied damp, it was semi-opaque. It was a little dry and soft enough to be almost crumbly, but it was smoother when applied with a dampened brush. This shade wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tall, Dark, & Handsome is described as a “soft black with silver sparkle.” It’s a blackened gray with cool, bluish-undertones and a pearly sheen–one of the less frosted shades with this type of formula. It had the same color payoff, which was opaque, both dry and damp, so it doesn’t have a buildable formula. The texture was soft, blendable, and smooth, while the color wore well for eight hours before fading. This is a repromote. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Engraved is described as a “rich black.” It’s a medium-dark black with a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff in one stroke, and it wore well for eight hours before fading slightly on the lower lash line for me. It’s part of the permanent range. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag
MAC Keepsakes/Smoky Eye Bag

MAC Treasure Me Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Treasure Me Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Treasure Me Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Treasure Me Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Tall, Dark, & Handsome Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Tall, Dark, & Handsome Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Tall, Dark, & Handsome Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Tall, Dark, & Handsome Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Engraved Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Engraved Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Engraved Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Engraved Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Engraved Powerpoint Eye Pencil
MAC Engraved Powerpoint Eye Pencil

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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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Let me first of all thank you for your helpful review!
Tall, Dark, & Handsome is pretty beautiful! Love it!
I would like the other shade was another neutral color (pewter, copper, brown, gray, etc.). For me, white isn’t the best pair with black to create a really gorgeous dark smokey eyes. In my opinion, of course.

Further to Melissa’s comment…I wonder why they don’t make the extra dimension shadows permanent, as they seem to do so well! I’m sure they’d sell a lot, even just from the people who missed out during the (apparently customary) LE collection release clusterf…uh, struggles.

The greyblack shadow is pretty, but this set’s a bit less exciting than the others. Also, ‘Smokey Eye Bag’ sounds like what you get in the morning when you have a really late night and fall asleep with the remnants of your party eye makeup on… πŸ˜‰

I kind of feel like anyone we really want them to make permanent, they don’t πŸ™

Except for two years later when it’s a lipstick. Maybe.

Another nice set but I don’t need these colours. I do wish MAC would make the Extra Dimension shadows (or the best of them) permanent and also not in such huge containers as they were a few releases ago. I much prefer the smaller sizes (and somewhat smaller price tags) and like the idea of these duos.

I’m confused – originally when Tall Dark and Handsome came out you rated it as b+ but now it’s an A in this release – has their been a change from that formula to this?

It’s auto-populating wrong – because I don’t see it on the actual review post (the original one, which was a group rating). The only thing I can think of is if I wrote the review before MAC released any info on it, because the formula is touted as 6-hour wear, which is unusually realistic (or short) compared to the general long-wear claim. I can’t remember, unfortunately, as that was a couple of years ago.

Tall, Dark, and Handsome is amazing. I’ve been looking for something just like it! Don’t want to give MAC my money though πŸ™

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