MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a single eyeshadow with four quadrants–like a pinwheel. Long-time readers will know that I’m not a huge fan of the Mineralize Eyeshadow formula, and this iteration doesn’t do much to sway me otherwise. The texture was on the dry side across the board, and it’s a product that doesn’t wear well–I get six hours of wear in total, but I noticed some fading after five hours. If I don’t use an eyeshadow base or apply these with a damp brush, the colors instantly look faded when I’ve applied them. They’re just so prone to fading away!

In the Meadow #1 is described as an “ice shimmering white.” It’s a pale, silvery white with a frosted sheen. It had sheer color payoff when applied dry (and was quite powdery and difficult to apply to the lid), and then semi-opaque color payoff when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was somewhat powdery and chunky, so this was my least favorite texture in the “quad.” See comparison swatches.

In the Meadow #2 is described as a “pale yellow.” It’s a pale, yellow gold with a frosted finish. Applied dry, it was nearly opaque, and applied with a dampened brush, it was as pigmented but smoother and less powdery. See comparison swatches.

In the Meadow #3 is described as a “golden mint.” It’s a pastel, light-medium green with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It applied semi-sheer dry, and then more semi-opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The consistency was on the drier side, so it needs to be applied over a base if used dry or else with a dampened brush. See comparison swatches.

In the Meadow #4 is described as a “dirty olive green.” It’s a murky, dirty green-tinged brown with a bronze shimmer-sheen. The texture was on the drier side, so the color payoff when applied dry was sheer and powdery. It was smoother and more pigmented when applied with a dampened brush. See comparison swatches.

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MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC in the Meadow #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC In the Meadow: #1 (inner lid), #2 (middle of lid), #3 (outer lid),
#4 (crease), MAC Sassy Moss (lower lash line)

MAC in the Meadow Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC In the Meadow: #1 (inner lid), #2 (middle of lid), #3 (outer lid),
#4 (crease), MAC Sassy Moss (lower lash line)

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MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow (Pinwheel) $21.00/0.06 OZ.
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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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Yeah, I don’t like baked eyeshadows either. There’s something about them that reminds me of chalk on a chalkboard- all dry and yuck!

Even though you know you don’t like the formula, it’s still disappointing when it doesn’t work out. I always hope that next time they’ll “get it right.”

Hmm… :-S

I’d be worried that if I used shadows this dry and in these colours (especially with my limited eyeshadow skills), my eyelid might end up looking kind of moldy… 🙁

I do really like the name though, especially with that ‘patchwork’ look in the greens. So there’s that!

Looks so lovely in the pan but “in the pan” isn’t enough! Sad that they can’t make more mineralized shadows with the good quality of some of the MES from the past (Burning Ambition, Golden Gaze)

Hmmm. I love mineral powder foundations but anything else that is “mineralized” like eyeshadow, blush, etc. I just don’t like. It is always hard, dry, and patchy. What exactly is supposed to be the appeal of a mineralized formula?

I bought a mineralized eyeshadow form MAC ages ago, I can’t even remeber now what colour rangen it was in. What I do remember is that it was just awful, so sheer and so dusty I felt like I had most of the product on my cheeks, and very little on the lids.
I’ve not bought any mineralized “single-quads” after that, and I’ll not start now.
Thanks for the excelent review!

Jeezuz, all of the quads in this collection stink to high hell….pardon me, REEK!

WTF is MAC thinking putting out rubbish like this? Again and again & AGAIN.

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