MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad ($46.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a set of smoky neutrals that leans neutrla-to-warm but not strongly warm-toned. All four shades have some shimmer to them with three of the four being rather frosted, so for those who prefer less shimmery brow bone highlights or a more matte crease shade, this palette may require additions to work. The texture of most of the shades was quite soft and smooth–less dry than your typical Mineralize Eyeshadow–and pigmentation was true-to-form with sheerer coverage when applied dry, richer coverage when applied with a damp brush. The two darker shades were a little dusty/dry, though, so I didn’t find this as good as Pure Bred. The wear was eight hours across the board before I noticed any signs of fading.

Posh Pedigree #1 is described as a “white lemon.” It’s a muted white gold with subtle, warm gold shimmer that gives it a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation applied dry with opaque coverage when applied damp. It had a very smooth, silky consistency and blended out beautifully. Dior Electrify #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Pin-up (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Nuance #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Soft Gold (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Sand Castle (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dust Off (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Clash (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Born Glam (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Storm (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Moon Rock (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Vinyl (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Carefree (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Break Free (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Vanilla (DC, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Helia (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Breathtaking (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Cream (21S) (PiP, $29.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Posh Pedigree #2 is described as a “dirty grey.” It’s a muted, medium-dark taupe with cooler overtones with more of a neutral undertone and frosted finish. It had sheer pigmentation applied dry with the coverage becoming totally opaque when used with a damp brush. The texture was soft, very lightly dusty, but blendable and easy to use. Buxom Sequin Sparkle (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora June Gloom (DC, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Palladium (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Marseille the Word (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Robbery (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC I'd Give My All (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Sasso (DC, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Pistol (DC, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) (PiP, $29.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Silver Mirage (18) (LE, $39.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Hazy Day (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Breezy (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Mushroom (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Arctic Grey (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cumulus (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Zoeva Nostalgic (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar). NARS Grand Palais #1 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Posh Pedigree #3 is described as a “charcoal green/grey.” It’s a dark brown with a hint of gray and a bronzy sheen. It had sheer coverage applied dry, and it was mostly opaque when applied damp. The texture was very blendable, but it ran a little powdery. MAC Dynamically Charged (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #4 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Clarins Brown #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Aigle Noir (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Everlasting (PiP, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Smokeluxe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze (DC, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Melt Cosmetics Industrial (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #6 (LE, )(80% similar). YSL Fetiche #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Posh Pedigree #4 is described as a “deep olive green.” It’s a blackened brown with olive green undertones and khaki gold shimmer. It had sheer pigmentation applied damp, and it felt a little thinner, while damp application was semi-opaque but was more blendable than I thought it would be. KVD Beauty Fawn (Define) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Infusion (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Everlasting (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cup of Joe (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Aigle Noir (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #3 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D326 Black Bronze (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Copper Wood (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Tempting (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Olive Violetear (P, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Posh Pedigree #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Posh Pedigree #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Posh Pedigree #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Posh Pedigree #1 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Posh Pedigree #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Posh Pedigree #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Posh Pedigree #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Posh Pedigree #2 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Posh Pedigree #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Posh Pedigree #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Posh Pedigree #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Posh Pedigree #3 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Posh Pedigree #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Posh Pedigree #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Posh Pedigree #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Posh Pedigree #4 Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad with Zoeva Nude Reflection Eyeliner

MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Posh Pedigree Mineralize Eyeshadow Quad with Zoeva Nude Reflection Eyeliner

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Mariella Avatar

THIS is the one I was really waiting for you to review, Christine. While I’m glad to see that both MAC quads scored quite well (well, that is, for a MAC LE release…we all know how questionable those can sometimes be), I was kinda hoping this would suck big-time so I wouldn’t want it. Well, guess what is now next on my list of eyeshadows I totally don’t need to buy but still really want! I’m even tempted by the other one (I’ve forgotten the name) – it’s got burgundy in it, which I don’t tend to wear but it really looked nice too.

Nancy T Avatar

Hmm, I honestly love Pure Bred so much more than this. It just seems like the 3 darker shades, and most noticeably the 2 darkest ( TWO deep olive-brown shades, really?!?), just run together and lack any real contrast, so for me, this palette is mega boring and dull.

Katherine T. Avatar

Wow, with primer this should go into A- territory! I’m so glad this scored well, the colors are gorgeous and very wearable, but it looks like all browns/neutrals. It would’ve been awesome if they had added a more contrasting shade ( maybe khaki green/w gold shimmer ? ) to make it more interesting and versatile. So I think Chanel D’Automnes has the better color combo. Also, they should’ve done more with the dog theme. Like how about a dalmation shadow kit? It would have black, white, grey shadows with dalmation spots or paw prints all over it.

Eliz Avatar

I actually love every color in this palette, which is very rare for me. I also love the look you created…classic, yet modern. This may be the product that draws me back to MAC. I haven’t purchased anything since Pink Cult from their Artificially Wild Collection.

Thanks for the review!

Mariella Avatar

Okay, I am officially SICK! I just called to pre-order this (it won’t be available til Thursday and at The Bay, where I prefer to get MAC because they were there BEFORE the MAC store opened in the same mall AND they’re only getting 4 or so of each palette) to be sure I can get it before it’s sold out. Really and truly, how much eyeshadow can one woman use? Now I’m telling myself that if I don’t get the upcoming UD Vice palette, I can sort of justify buying two quads in one week but, really, who am I trying to kid? Unless the Vice palette is total cr*p, I will probably buy it as well.

Mariella Avatar

I just picked this up yesterday, the day it launched in-store here and already, I am in love. Dare I say it but I think I like this better than the Chanel Tisse d’automne, which I really love, believe me, but I think I love this one even more and a crazy cell in my brain is saying “get a backup, get a backup” (even though I haven’t even hit pan on an eyeshadow in at least 20 years!)

Jane Avatar

same problem about the backup thoughts 🙂 i don’t remember such a great wearable flattering green-toned palette since I can remember myself. it is perfection for cool green eyes.

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