MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad ($46.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a warm-toned, neutral set of shades. The Mineralize Eyeshadow formula is supposed to have “silky-smooth, buildable coverage.” When applied dry, you’ll get “low to medium coverage” while wet application will yield “more intense coverage and colour.” This is one of three quads that will be available in the Future MAC collection, which debuts online on March 31st. It is limited edition.

Nano Nude #1 is a light beige with a satin finish. It had good coverage both dry and damp, with the damp application giving a more noticeable sheen and more subdued color (seemed less warm to me). The color lasted for six hours dry, seven hours damp. The consistency was soft and smooth, but I didn’t like using it wet as it seemed to leave a hardened spot/film behind. Guerlain Beaugrenelle #3 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Lancome Chouquette (PiP, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (DC, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Fresco (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Divergent Serene Vanilla (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Tempera (PiP, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced St. Tropez (PiP, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Delirium (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Orb (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty She Was (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Ulta Bone (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Luna (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Chamomile (PiP, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nano Nude #2 is a medium, golden copper with warm undertones and a sparkly, metallic finish. It had a looser, dustier consistency in the pan, so the color was harder to apply without a good base for it to adhere to–it was messy otherwise! It wore for six hours before fading noticeably when applied dry, and it was slightly longer-wearing at seven hours when applied damp. Pat McGrath Entice (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Huda Beauty Blessed (Remastered) (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Deep #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Brownluxe #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Velvet Cuffs (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Amber (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (PiP, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Byzantine (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Copper Aura (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Happy Glow (Prime) (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Glitter Donut (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME700 Amber (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Foil (LE, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Cava (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Amaze (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Candlelight (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Diego (PiP, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Dior Poncho #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Topaz #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nano Nude #3 is a muted, light-medium beige with warm, peachy tones and a mostly matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry as well as damp, so it didn’t seem to matter for coverage, and I found applying the eyeshadow dry was easier for blending. The color lasted for six and a half hours both wet and dry. NARS Bellissima #1 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sugarpill Heart-Shaped Cookie (PiP, $13.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nano Nude #4 is a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage applied dry with more opaque coverage when applied damp. The color also darkened noticeably when applied damp. It wore well for six and a half hours with both application methods. Lancome Trenchcoat (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sax Appeal (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Era (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Cookie Swap (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Bite the Beat (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #6 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Dior Undress #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild The Night's Quad #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Divergent Radiant Initiation (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Cognac (PiP, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Soba (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Atmosphere #3 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Tryst (P, $4.50) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Givenchy Delicate #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #1 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S638 Mocha (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Burro (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is darker, warmer (80% similar). LORAC Vintage (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Camel (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Nano Nude #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Nano Nude #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Nano Nude #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Nano Nude #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Nano Nude #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Nano Nude #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Nano Nude #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Nano Nude #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Nano Nude #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Nano Nude #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Nano Nude #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Nano Nude #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Nano Nude #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Nano Nude #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Nano Nude #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Nano Nude #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Nano Nude Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

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This palette seems very blah… so what?! to me, especially with the mostly lackluster performance. Sorry to say it!

When I saw your “Sneak Peek” at this, it looked like such a “nothing” quad. Why spend big bucks on shadows that either look like nothing on the skin or are so very dupe-able that most would have these shades in their collection, or both? I can’t imagine anyone actually rushing out to get this as a “must have”.

Not one I’ll be getting. Although I love the eye look you managed to eek out of this quad, it no doubt must’ve required some effort on your part because these shades just seem rather lackluster. I’m thinking that if I used MAC Orb ( something I do most days anyhow!), Kid, Charcoal Brown and MUFE Amber or MAC Amber Lights, I may get something close.

The eyeshadows look lovely on you.
I’ll pass on this as I have so many neutrals by now it’s starting to feel slightly ridiculous 🙂

This one must be for the warm nude monochromatic lovers. Three look virtually the same texture, and one gives a pop of sparkle. They seem too undifferentiated to me, though you, as usual, can pull a good look from them. Kind of ho-hum and low concept/ low creative for MAC, methinks, no offense. Guess it fits with the collection, though.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with the color scheme, but MAC has definitely done it at least half a dozen times in the last couple of years.

This is very disappointing on a few levels – first of all, I don’t think the market needs another warm toned neutral quad – there are so many around. And we have them (Naked, Lorac etc) Secondly the quality is really poor. Thirdly, it is too expensive for what you get. The wet/dry issue is so out of date.

I was hoping it would test better based on your look, Christine. It’s a pass. I’m really disappointed that MAC would offer such a subpar product.

At this point there isn’t an excuse for a poor performing shimmery golden copper! There are about a thousand better performing shades out there 😛

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