MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Natural Vice

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette ($48.00 for 0.6 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette featuring warmer neutral tones with a mix of mattes and shimmers. It has more of a light-to-medium depth range but is helped a lot by the two deeper, more contrasting shades. The quality was decent; there were some nice shades, some so-so ones, and a couple of misses.


Fab Accent

Fab Accent is a deeper, golden beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was stiffer and harder to work with, and the resulting pigmentation was more medium, which was somewhat buildable to semi-opaque coverage with two to three layers. It lasted nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably on me.

Pleasing to the Eye

Pleasing to the Eye is a muted, light-medium peach with warm, rosy undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, blendable, and easy to pick up as it wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. The pigmentation was buildable from semi-opaque to opaque with two layers. On me, it stayed on well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

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Sun Tweaked

Sun Tweaked is a light, pinky peach with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow had excellent color coverage with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me before it showed slight fading.

Diamond Butterfly

Diamond Butterfly is a pale gold with strong,w arm undertones and a chunky, glittering finish. The texture was very loosely-pressed–a little went a long way, so I highly recommend using a light hand with this shade to avoid 1) tons of fallout, and 2) not run through it quickly. It had opaque pigmentation and was best applied by pressing and gently pushing the product onto the lid, which minimized fallout and improved evenness in the initial lay down of the powder. This shade lasted well for eight hours on me before creasing faintly.

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Valley of the Goddess

Valley of the Goddess is a pale orange with strong, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The consistency was soft, lightly powdery, and there was slight fallout if I wasn’t careful when blending it out. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading on me.

Cork

Cork is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The texture was soft, a little powdery, but blendable and adhered well to bare skin. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Struck Gold

Struck Gold is a medium-dark gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was a bit denser, but it was thinner and stiffer to work with, so I felt like it was harder to pick up product evenly and to get it to transfer to my lid. I was able to apply and build it up, but it was a shade I’d recommend using with a dampened brush to speed up its application. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that lasted nicely for eight hours on me.

Desert Rose-mance

Desert Rose-mance is a light gold with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one layer, which I was able to build to full coverage using a second layer. The texture felt drier and more loosely-pressed, which resulted in slight fallout during application and blending. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.

Magmatique

Magmatique is a medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff in one layer, which adhered evenly to my skin and blended out easily along the edges without losing its intensity. The texture was soft, silky, and substantial without being powdery. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Natural Vice

Natural Vice is a blackened brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation paired with a soft, lightly powdery consistency. The eyeshadow sheered out a bit and had some fallout when I worked with it over my bare skin, though I was able to build it up overall. This shade lasted well for eight hours on me before it showed signs of fading.

Go Wilder

Go Wilder is a medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was easy to apply and to blend out on my skin. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Rebel Pebble

Rebel Pebble is a medium-dark, olive brown with warm undertones and a barely-there golden pearl over a matte finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, while the consistency was soft, silky, and blendable without being too powdery. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow x 12 Palette

MAC Fab Accent Eyeshadow

MAC Fab Accent Eyeshadow

MAC Pleasing to the Eye Eyeshadow

MAC Pleasing to the Eye Eyeshadow

MAC Sun Tweaked Eyeshadow

MAC Sun Tweaked Eyeshadow

MAC Diamond Butterfly Eyeshadow

MAC Diamond Butterfly Eyeshadow

MAC Valley of the Goddess Eyeshadow

MAC Valley of the Goddess Eyeshadow

MAC Cork Eyeshadow

MAC Cork Eyeshadow

MAC Struck Gold Eyeshadow

MAC Struck Gold Eyeshadow

MAC Struck Gold Eyeshadow

MAC Desert Rose-mance Eyeshadow

MAC Desert Rose-mance Eyeshadow

MAC Desert Rose-mance Eyeshadow

MAC Magmatique Eyeshadow

MAC Magmatique Eyeshadow

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow

MAC Natural Vice Eyeshadow

MAC Go Wilder Eyeshadow

MAC Go Wilder Eyeshadow

MAC Rebel Pebble Eyeshadow

MAC Rebel Pebble Eyeshadow

Product Availability

MAC Eyeshadow x 12 Palette $48.00/0.6 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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I’ve definitely enjoyed every look I’ve done using mine. It’s a warm neutral palette that doesn’t run orange and red like so many do now, yet not as dull and bland as UD Naked 1. Then again, I am using it over Nyx Proof It! e/s primer, so there’s that. And I have yet to even touch Fab Accent because it’s too light for me to use as a transition shade, but too dark and grayish for me to use on my browbone. Diamond Butterfly and Struck Gold DO give me an “electric” vibe! (Over a tacky primer, Struck Gold works nicely).

Naked1 “dull and bland”. Them’s is fightin’ words, Nancy! I almost wept when I saw it was being dc’d as it was a revelation to me when it launched and has been a mainstay for me ever since. Still, the great thing about the world of makeup is just how much choice there is for all of us!

Mariella, my daughter Sabrina would 100% agree with you on that! She’s been through TWO Naked 1 palettes, as it’s an HG for her. And so, I will sanitize my very gently used Naked 1 and gift it to her, since she’s hit major pan on several shades and bemoans no longer being able to buy another.

Nancy, let her know that Smashbox’s Minimalist palette is a pretty good replacement – not identical and only 8 shadows, but it has the same vibe and versatility so that once she finishes the one you give her (we moms are great this way, aren’t we?), she might want to try that one as a replacement.

Thank you for that recommendation for the Smashbox Minimalist, Mariella! She and I have very different tastes, plus some minor differences in coloring, as she’s fairer than I and has way lighter hair. She looks AMAZING in Naked 1! Makes her very blue eyes POP.

I seriously only like the 4 shades on the right side, plus Sidecar and Sin. I’m not sure why golden, yellowish bronzes and those 2 mattes, Buck and Naked look so blah on me? These are shades I thought would look great on almost all! Apparently, I’m not one of the many, LOL.

I wish they would release Diamond Butterfly on its own. It’s gorgeous, and none of the dupes come close enough, IMO. πŸ™

I like neutral palettes, but this one is too warm for me. If there was a cool version of this, I’d be interested. Then again, I don’t need anymore neutral eyeshadows!

I am not the least bit interested in this palette but the more cool toned one, yes. For me, and I know this sounds crazy, but it is all about the packaging in this release. I am in love with the packaging and will likely snatch up the cooler toned palette. These are lovely shades but I have so many warm toned nudes that even though this one has some really pretty shades, I would prefer to either get the more cool toned one of pick up a brighter palette.

I decided to invest in this and am so happy I did! I missed our on the first Naked 1, and am not happy with the reformulation of Urban Decay’s eyeshadows (too many scented and sensitizing ingredients in the new Naked Reloaded — nothing that has scent needs to be near your eyes), and MAC is one of the few companies that doesn’t put plants in their eyeshadows that irritate my eyes. This is a great one-and-done palette, the colors are gorgeous and I haven’t had too much trouble using it. Struck Gold is a bit challenging, as you mentioned, but I used my fingers to pat on a bit in the center of my eyelid for a pop of color and it worked well.

Full disclosure — my season is Light Spring with light warm skin/hair and green-yellow eyes, and I have a hard time finding palettes that are warm neutrals without too many orange and red tones so I’m sure that affects my preferences.

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