MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette Review & Swatches

01/13

MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Palette | Look Details
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Palette | Look Details
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Palette | Look Details
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Palette | Look Details
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette
MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette

Nude Model

MAC Nude Model Art Library Palette ($48.00 for 0.6 oz.) is a new, permanent neutral-hued palette that leans slightly more mauve/plum than overtly warm-toned. Of the three palettes launched in the Art Library collection, this has the most repeated shades (past releases and/or permanent shades). If you feel like a lot of matte eyeshadows are too powdery, you may you enjoy MAC’s formula, which tends to be firmer, a little stiffer and better for gradually building color with little to no fallout. Most of the mattes were blendable, but the darker shades–Sugar Plum and Dance in the Dark–could have been easier to soften along the edges. LES Artiste had some fallout and a tendency to emphasize my lid texture, so I’d recommend using fingertips or a wet brush to apply it, and I felt like Nude Model was overly slippery.


01/02

MAC Shroom Eyeshadow
MAC Shroom Eyeshadow
MAC Shroom Eyeshadow
MAC Shroom Eyeshadow
MAC Shroom Eyeshadow
MAC Shroom Eyeshadow

Shroom

Shroom is a pale, peachy-pink with subtle,w arm undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was opaque, while the eyeshadow had a smooth, blendable consistency that was firmer without being stiff in the pan. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

01/02

MAC Gogh Lightly Eyeshadow
MAC Gogh Lightly Eyeshadow
MAC Gogh Lightly Eyeshadow
MAC Gogh Lightly Eyeshadow
MAC Gogh Lightly Eyeshadow
MAC Gogh Lightly Eyeshadow

Gogh Lightly

Gogh Lightly is a deeper, medium-dark gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The sparkles seemed to blend away during application, which meant fallout wasn’t a concern during wear, at least. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft consistency that easy to work with. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading a bit.

01/02

MAC Outre Eyeshadow
MAC Outre Eyeshadow
MAC Outre Eyeshadow
MAC Outre Eyeshadow
MAC Outre Eyeshadow
MAC Outre Eyeshadow

Outre

Outre is a light, yellowed brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which applied well and blended out with little effort. The texture was firmer in the pan but not stiff or difficult to work with. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

01/02

MAC Sandstone Eyeshadow
MAC Sandstone Eyeshadow
MAC Sandstone Eyeshadow
MAC Sandstone Eyeshadow
MAC Sandstone Eyeshadow
MAC Sandstone Eyeshadow

Sandstone

Sandstone is a muted, light-medium taupe with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in one layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without too much work, though it could have been a little more blendable. It had a smooth, firmer consistency in the pan, which would work particularly well for those who build their pigment. It lasted for just over eight hours on me before it started to fade.

01/03

MAC LES Artiste Eyeshadow
MAC LES Artiste Eyeshadow
MAC LES Artiste Eyeshadow
MAC LES Artiste Eyeshadow
MAC LES Artiste Eyeshadow
MAC LES Artiste Eyeshadow
MAC LES Artiste Eyeshadow
MAC LES Artiste Eyeshadow
MAC LES Artiste Eyeshadow

LES Artiste

LES Artiste is a light pewter with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It could pulled grayer or more bronze depending on what it was paired with. The texture was soft but very loosely-pressed in the pan, and there was chunkier sparkle, so it was prone to fallout during application and difficult to apply without using fingertips to press and pat it into place or a dampened brush. If I applied it dry, there was fallout after a few hours, but if I applied it using my fingertip (no water or adhesive spray), it lasted for nearly eight hours with minimal fallout.

01/02

MAC Drop the Robe Eyeshadow
MAC Drop the Robe Eyeshadow
MAC Drop the Robe Eyeshadow
MAC Drop the Robe Eyeshadow
MAC Drop the Robe Eyeshadow
MAC Drop the Robe Eyeshadow

Drop the Robe

Drop the Robe is a bright, light peach with warm, copper undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, soft consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan, so it applied evenly and blended out easily. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

01/02

MAC Tete-a-Tint Eyeshadow
MAC Tete-a-Tint Eyeshadow
MAC Tete-a-Tint Eyeshadow
MAC Tete-a-Tint Eyeshadow
MAC Tete-a-Tint Eyeshadow
MAC Tete-a-Tint Eyeshadow

Tete-a-Tint

Tete-a-Tint is a light-medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full pigmentation with a second layer. The consistency was soft, blendable, and not too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan, so I didn’t have issues with fallout but it still diffused easily along the edges. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

01/02

MAC Espresso Eyeshadow
MAC Espresso Eyeshadow
MAC Espresso Eyeshadow
MAC Espresso Eyeshadow
MAC Espresso Eyeshadow
MAC Espresso Eyeshadow

Espresso

Espresso is a muted, medium-dark brown with soft, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, smooth consistency that applied evenly and blended out with little effort. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

01/02

MAC Pleasing to the Eye Eyeshadow
MAC Pleasing to the Eye Eyeshadow
MAC Pleasing to the Eye Eyeshadow
MAC Pleasing to the Eye Eyeshadow
MAC Pleasing to the Eye Eyeshadow
MAC Pleasing to the Eye Eyeshadow

Pleasing to the Eye

Pleasing to the Eye is a muted, light-medium peach with subtle, rosy undertones and a matte finish. It appeared more mauve in the pan but applied rather warm-toned. The texture was soft, lightly dusty, but blendable and not prone to sheering out too readily. It wore for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

01/02

MAC Nude Model Eyeshadow
MAC Nude Model Eyeshadow
MAC Nude Model Eyeshadow
MAC Nude Model Eyeshadow
MAC Nude Model Eyeshadow
MAC Nude Model Eyeshadow

Nude Model

Nude Model is a plummy bronze with warm undertones and a glittery finish. The texture was rather soft, more loosely-pressed in the pan, and it had a lot of slip. I find that eyeshadows with more slip often go on unevenly as the pigment tends to slide rather than adhere, which was what happened with this shade. It applied best with a dampened brush, as it helped minimize some of the sliding around. It lasted for eight hours on me with slight fallout.

01/02

MAC Sugar Plum Eyeshadow
MAC Sugar Plum Eyeshadow
MAC Sugar Plum Eyeshadow
MAC Sugar Plum Eyeshadow
MAC Sugar Plum Eyeshadow
MAC Sugar Plum Eyeshadow

Sugar Plum

Sugar Plum is a muted, medium-dark mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a slightly drier, stiffer consistency. The eyeshadow could have applied more evenly and blended more readily, though it was workable. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before it started to fade.

01/02

MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow
MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow

Dance in the Dark

Dance in the Dark is a deep, charcoal brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a drier, firmer consistency that worked best for a more gradual, buildable application of color. It could have blended out more readily along the edges, and I had to be careful to buff the powder out to get even coverage. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably on me.

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MAC Art Library Palette $48.00/0.6 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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For MAC – this is quite a reasonable palette and there were some standout shades – like Drop the Robe. The mattes were much better than what we have seen in the past, but it’s sad that some of the shimmers were spoilt by the addition of glitter done badly.
Overall, this reminds me of the Natio Natural Shades Golden eyeshadow palette, which I have and is of excellent quality.
Beautiful natural eye look Christine.

I’m seeing a less intense version of ABH Sultry and a more cool version of UD Naked Reloaded in this palette. These cooler, more “sultry” toned neutral palettes seem to be something that several brands were all curating and developing right around the same time, hmm? Interesting trend, and I like it!

I do like this palette, but I’ve splurged on too many e/s palettes and singles recently and I might have been more tempted if the performance was there.

I like this way more than I thought I would. It’s a solid nudes palette with some nice surprises, such as the mustard shade and the glitters. I’m OK with using glittery shades wet or over glitter glue primer. Pretty darn good for a MAC LE palette!

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