MAC Mirage Noir Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Midnight Noir | Look Details
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Midnight Noir | Look Details
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow

Dust Off

MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a soft, white gold with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier, more loosely-pressed consistency that had some fallout during application (even when I felt like I tapped away the excess) as it didn’t adhere as well to bare skin. It worked better with a dampened brush (primer was slightly better but not a total problem solver), which helped combine the powder to go onto the lid more smoothly and improved the pigmentation. Alternatively, pressing and gently pushing and patting it on using a flat, synthetic brush worked fairly well but still required a little cleanup afterward. On its own, the eyeshadow wore well for seven hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.05 oz. - $340.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "highly pigmented powder" that goes on "evenly and blends well." MAC eyeshadows run the gamut from total failures to long-time, cult-favorite staples. In general, the permanent line has been more consistent in performance--and higher performance at that--compared to limited edition launches, but it can really depend.

The Matte finish tends to have a firmer press and a bit of thinness compared to other matte formulas on the market, so MAC matte eyeshadows tend to build up better and have better wear-time without fallout as they're not powdery at all. Some of the newer matte finish shades have had a more velvety quality to them that gives them a softer feel but aren't powdery; these have been easier to blend and are often more pigmented in one layer.

The Lustre finish is designed to have sheerer pigmentation, and it often has more sheer to medium coverage with a drier, dustier consistency that can be hard to apply with a dry brush. Lustre finish shades can suffer from fallout during application, too. They are the old school version of an eyeshadow "topper." I would recommend applying with a fingertip or applying with a dampened brush to get smoother, more even coverage and minimize fallout.

The Satin finish is few and far in-between, but it is softer and more yielding than the Matte finish but performs similarly. They tend to have very low sheen but are quite blendable with medium to opaque coverage. It can be easy to mix the finish up with the Velvet finish, which has more of a sparkle-over-matte effect but are more powdery than the true Matte finish.

The Frost finish is more firmly-pressed into the pan but doesn't have fallout, is often pigmented, and blends out well enough. They can sometimes be a little drier to the touch depending on how much shimmer is in the shade. The Veluxe Pearl finish is one of the creamier takes within the range, and newer shades released in the finish tend to have more moderate, silicone-like slip. I've found that Veluxe Pearl finish shades tend to have more semi-opaque pigmentation and are more consistent in performance than some of the other finishes.

One thing I've found with MAC eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer without primer than the average brand (eight hours). While some eyeshadow shades don't swatch well, they often apply better in practice--as in on the eyes!--than just swatched on the skin. They can be quite hit or miss, and they have inconsistencies between releases (see Carbon and its sordid review history!).

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Ingredients

Talc , Zinc Stearate , Nylon-12 , Dimethicone , Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate , Isostearyl Neopentanoate , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) ExtractExtrait D'Orge , Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract , Tocopheryl Acetate , Ascorbyl Palmitate , Squalane , Caprylyl Glycol , Hexylene Glycol , Ceramide 3 , Cholesterol , Silica , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Linoleic Acid , Phenoxyethanol , [+/- Mica , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) , Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289) , Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288) , Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510) , Manganese Violet (Ci 77742) , Ultramarines (Ci 77007) , Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)] Rds Product Name: Eye Shadow (Mac) Division: Mc (Mac)Ingredients: Talc , Zinc Stearate , Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate , Isostearyl Neopentanoate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Synthetic Fluorphlogopite , Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate , Calcium Sodium Borosilicate , Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , Tin Oxide , Silica , Caprylyl Glycol , Hexylene Glycol , Phenoxyethanol , [+/- Mica , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) , Bronze Powder (Ci 77400) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289) , Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288) , Copper Powder (Ci 77400) , Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510) , Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510) , Manganese Violet (Ci 77742) , Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035) , Ultramarines (Ci 77007) , Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow

Sun Speck

MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium peach with warm undertones and flecks of copper micro-sparkle paired with a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that wasn’t buildable on its own, and it had moderate fallout during application as it seemed to have a looser, drier consistency. I would strongly recommend using this with a dampened brush to improve coverage and adhesion to the lid while minimizing fallout. By itself, the eyeshadow stayed on well for seven hours before it started to look faded.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.05 oz. - $340.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "highly pigmented powder" that goes on "evenly and blends well." MAC eyeshadows run the gamut from total failures to long-time, cult-favorite staples. In general, the permanent line has been more consistent in performance--and higher performance at that--compared to limited edition launches, but it can really depend.

The Matte finish tends to have a firmer press and a bit of thinness compared to other matte formulas on the market, so MAC matte eyeshadows tend to build up better and have better wear-time without fallout as they're not powdery at all. Some of the newer matte finish shades have had a more velvety quality to them that gives them a softer feel but aren't powdery; these have been easier to blend and are often more pigmented in one layer.

The Lustre finish is designed to have sheerer pigmentation, and it often has more sheer to medium coverage with a drier, dustier consistency that can be hard to apply with a dry brush. Lustre finish shades can suffer from fallout during application, too. They are the old school version of an eyeshadow "topper." I would recommend applying with a fingertip or applying with a dampened brush to get smoother, more even coverage and minimize fallout.

The Satin finish is few and far in-between, but it is softer and more yielding than the Matte finish but performs similarly. They tend to have very low sheen but are quite blendable with medium to opaque coverage. It can be easy to mix the finish up with the Velvet finish, which has more of a sparkle-over-matte effect but are more powdery than the true Matte finish.

The Frost finish is more firmly-pressed into the pan but doesn't have fallout, is often pigmented, and blends out well enough. They can sometimes be a little drier to the touch depending on how much shimmer is in the shade. The Veluxe Pearl finish is one of the creamier takes within the range, and newer shades released in the finish tend to have more moderate, silicone-like slip. I've found that Veluxe Pearl finish shades tend to have more semi-opaque pigmentation and are more consistent in performance than some of the other finishes.

One thing I've found with MAC eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer without primer than the average brand (eight hours). While some eyeshadow shades don't swatch well, they often apply better in practice--as in on the eyes!--than just swatched on the skin. They can be quite hit or miss, and they have inconsistencies between releases (see Carbon and its sordid review history!).

Browse all of our MAC Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

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MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow

Sun, Tan and Repeat

MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, reddish-brown with strong, warm undertones and cooler, green-to-blue shifting pearl. It needed to be layered to have a visible, duochrome effect no the lid, or else, a dampened brush worked well to bring in more depth from the base color while enhancing the shimmery finish. The texture was slightly dry to the touch with moderate slip from the dimethicone in the formula (definitely felt a little different than typical MAC eyeshadows to me). This shade lasted well for seven and a half hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.05 oz. - $340.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "highly pigmented powder" that goes on "evenly and blends well." MAC eyeshadows run the gamut from total failures to long-time, cult-favorite staples. In general, the permanent line has been more consistent in performance--and higher performance at that--compared to limited edition launches, but it can really depend.

The Matte finish tends to have a firmer press and a bit of thinness compared to other matte formulas on the market, so MAC matte eyeshadows tend to build up better and have better wear-time without fallout as they're not powdery at all. Some of the newer matte finish shades have had a more velvety quality to them that gives them a softer feel but aren't powdery; these have been easier to blend and are often more pigmented in one layer.

The Lustre finish is designed to have sheerer pigmentation, and it often has more sheer to medium coverage with a drier, dustier consistency that can be hard to apply with a dry brush. Lustre finish shades can suffer from fallout during application, too. They are the old school version of an eyeshadow "topper." I would recommend applying with a fingertip or applying with a dampened brush to get smoother, more even coverage and minimize fallout.

The Satin finish is few and far in-between, but it is softer and more yielding than the Matte finish but performs similarly. They tend to have very low sheen but are quite blendable with medium to opaque coverage. It can be easy to mix the finish up with the Velvet finish, which has more of a sparkle-over-matte effect but are more powdery than the true Matte finish.

The Frost finish is more firmly-pressed into the pan but doesn't have fallout, is often pigmented, and blends out well enough. They can sometimes be a little drier to the touch depending on how much shimmer is in the shade. The Veluxe Pearl finish is one of the creamier takes within the range, and newer shades released in the finish tend to have more moderate, silicone-like slip. I've found that Veluxe Pearl finish shades tend to have more semi-opaque pigmentation and are more consistent in performance than some of the other finishes.

One thing I've found with MAC eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer without primer than the average brand (eight hours). While some eyeshadow shades don't swatch well, they often apply better in practice--as in on the eyes!--than just swatched on the skin. They can be quite hit or miss, and they have inconsistencies between releases (see Carbon and its sordid review history!).

Browse all of our MAC Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

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MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow

Slow as You Glow

MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, but it wasn’t fully opaque, and there was something about the applied color that looked more faded and had less depth compared to the shade in the pan. The texture was drier with some slip, so it blended out nicely but was prone to sheering out a little quickly so care needed to be paid attention to avoid losing opacity. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.05 oz. - $340.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "highly pigmented powder" that goes on "evenly and blends well." MAC eyeshadows run the gamut from total failures to long-time, cult-favorite staples. In general, the permanent line has been more consistent in performance--and higher performance at that--compared to limited edition launches, but it can really depend.

The Matte finish tends to have a firmer press and a bit of thinness compared to other matte formulas on the market, so MAC matte eyeshadows tend to build up better and have better wear-time without fallout as they're not powdery at all. Some of the newer matte finish shades have had a more velvety quality to them that gives them a softer feel but aren't powdery; these have been easier to blend and are often more pigmented in one layer.

The Lustre finish is designed to have sheerer pigmentation, and it often has more sheer to medium coverage with a drier, dustier consistency that can be hard to apply with a dry brush. Lustre finish shades can suffer from fallout during application, too. They are the old school version of an eyeshadow "topper." I would recommend applying with a fingertip or applying with a dampened brush to get smoother, more even coverage and minimize fallout.

The Satin finish is few and far in-between, but it is softer and more yielding than the Matte finish but performs similarly. They tend to have very low sheen but are quite blendable with medium to opaque coverage. It can be easy to mix the finish up with the Velvet finish, which has more of a sparkle-over-matte effect but are more powdery than the true Matte finish.

The Frost finish is more firmly-pressed into the pan but doesn't have fallout, is often pigmented, and blends out well enough. They can sometimes be a little drier to the touch depending on how much shimmer is in the shade. The Veluxe Pearl finish is one of the creamier takes within the range, and newer shades released in the finish tend to have more moderate, silicone-like slip. I've found that Veluxe Pearl finish shades tend to have more semi-opaque pigmentation and are more consistent in performance than some of the other finishes.

One thing I've found with MAC eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer without primer than the average brand (eight hours). While some eyeshadow shades don't swatch well, they often apply better in practice--as in on the eyes!--than just swatched on the skin. They can be quite hit or miss, and they have inconsistencies between releases (see Carbon and its sordid review history!).

Browse all of our MAC Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder
  • MAC Mother o' Pearl Pearlmatte Face Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Dust Off Eyeshadow
  • MAC Sun Speck Eyeshadow
  • MAC Sun
  • Tan and Repeat Eyeshadow
  • MAC Slow as You Glow Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Mars 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner

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MAC usually does their primary summer (and other major seasonal) collections very well. This one not so much. These eyeshadows look weak. As for the lipsticks and cheek products, they thankfully did a nice job. Still, this is no Fruity Juicy Collection.

Indeed. You reminded me to get out the Glades small palette, and it’s a must for this w/e. The colors and the packaging on Fruity Juicy were first rate.

I’m totally underwhelmed. Kind of dull collection of not-so-great shades. The part of me that loves MAC eyeshadow hopes the next releases will be better; the part of me that spent way too much money on makeup over the last couple months hopes they won’t. ;P

The last good summer collection was alluring aquatics years ago. I’ve been underwhelmed by their summer offerings for years and turn elsewhere for my LE summer “kicks”. They release too much and there’s not enough quality control. Stick with their permanent offerings since they’re generally very good (few duds here and there.)

Sun, Tan and Repeat looks like the ugly sibling of Club. The shadows in this collection are really a pass for me.

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