MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a blue-hued set of shades that ranges from light gray to navy blue. This was my least favorite of the three palettes, as it performed the worst out of the bunch. Three of the shades are part of the permanent range, while three are limited edition. Too many shades from this set had drier, thinner, and were more difficult to blend out on the skin to make it a must-have.

Midnight Snow is described as a “pale silver [with a Frost finish].” It’s a brightened, silvery white with a frosted sheen. It had so-so color payoff with a thinner texture that really had to be layered to work on the skin. Once on, it wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Idol Eyes is described as a “silver violet with gold [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a muted, bluish-purple with gold sparkle. This is part of the permanent range, and it continues to be one of my least favorite MAC shades, because it is very sheer, gritty, and the sparkle gets everywhere. The one included in the palette seemed especially annoying to use. The only way I’ve ever managed half-decent results out of it is when patted over a colored, tacky base. At best, it seems to wear for six hours but has fall out, and it’s hard to tell, as there is little visible color on my skin. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Knight Divine is described as a “black with silver pearl [with a Veluxe Pearl finish].” It’s a drak gray with a silver frosted sheen. The color payoff was good, while the consistency was soft and blendable. It wore well for eight hours before fading. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Indigogo is described as a “blackened navy with multi-dimensional pearl [with a Velvet finish].” It’s a muted, bluish-teal with a soft blue micro-sparkle over a satin finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was drier, which made blending it more difficult as it tended to turn patchy. It lasted for eight hours before creasing. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Deep Truth is described as a “true dark blue [with a Frost finish].” It’s a medium-dark, brightened blue with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft texture, but it was stiffer and thinner compared to the permanent version I have. It wore well for eight hours and was easier to use than I expected, based on the texture. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Exotic Purple is described as a “dark navy [with a Satin finish].” It’s a blackened navy blue that leans a little purple with a satin sheen. It was semi-sheer with a drier, thinner consistency that made it hard to work with. It was a shade that tended to look uneven when applied to the lid. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Midnight Snow Eyeshadow
MAC Midnight Snow Eyeshadow

MAC Midnight Snow Eyeshadow
MAC Midnight Snow Eyeshadow

MAC Idol Eyes Eyeshadow
MAC Idol Eyes Eyeshadow

MAC Idol Eyes Eyeshadow
MAC Idol Eyes Eyeshadow

MAC Knight Divine Eyeshadow
MAC Knight Divine Eyeshadow

MAC Knight Divine Eyeshadow
MAC Knight Divine Eyeshadow

MAC Indigogo Eyeshadow
MAC Indigogo Eyeshadow

MAC Indigogo Eyeshadow
MAC Indigogo Eyeshadow

MAC Deep Truth Eyeshadow
MAC Deep Truth Eyeshadow

MAC Deep Truth Eyeshadow
MAC Deep Truth Eyeshadow

MAC Exotic Purple Eyeshadow
MAC Exotic Purple Eyeshadow

MAC Exotic Purple Eyeshadow
MAC Exotic Purple Eyeshadow

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I have to give MAC some credit for trying to do a blue/purple palette, which are the hardest colors to do right, but I was exhausted just reading how much work these shadows are — dry, stiff, patchy, hard to blend, fallout. Not for $ 44. It’s a shame, because some of the colors are really pretty.

I will never understand why Mac has such great individual shadows and such terrible palettes. It’s not like they have to come up with a whole new formula for the palette! Nars is the same: I love a lot of their duos, but I swatched their new palettes the other day and I’m not sure I’d pay $20 for them since they’re so sheer and so grainy!

I see what you mean about Snow Idol! Wow – what a poor performing shade! I liked the look of this palette from the photos being a blue person myself. But now that I have seen the swatches I am not as keen. Somehow MAC have missed the mark. That Indigogo colour looks very different swatched from the pan – far more teal. The only colour that looks interesting is Deep Truth.
Again the eye look you have done is lovely Christine.

DAMMIT WHY IS IT ALWAYS THE BLUE ONE THAT’S THE WORST?!

*nostril flaring roguerage*

Having raged thus, at least the actualy blue shades aren’t the worst…but then it’s the purples that are…

*sobs*

your note about how the palette is the same amount as 2 full size shadows really turned me off about all the palettes. packaging is cute but not gonna pay $44 for 2 eye shadows worth of product. maybe for the extra dimension ones! but not regular ones. Your reviews are so helpful, i wouldn’t have bothered to check that!

Wow – – that Knight Divine looks a lot different than the MAC single of Knight Divine. I have it and it’s much more blue than this swatch is.

I think I like this one even better! Wish they’d make the single in this ‘shade.’

I did buy mine a while ago, though – – wonder if MAC changed the single shade to more gray than blue?

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