MAC By Request (Spring 2014) Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC By Request (Spring 2014) Eyeshadows
MAC By Request (Spring 2014) Eyeshadows

MAC Butterscotch Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “matte warm beige [with a Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium, muted yellow with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, finely-milled texture that was just a smidgen powdery. It wore well for eight hours before starting to fade. Bobbi Brown Banana (LE, $22.00) is yellower. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Diesel Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “cool grey frost [with a Frost finish].” It’s a medium-dark, neutral-to-cool-toned gray with a frosted finish. It had decent color payoff, but it felt a little dry and could have been more pigmented. Applied, it wore well for eight hours. Kat Von D Santeria (LE) is cooler-toned. Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (LE) is slightly darker. Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $5.99) is similar. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is more frosted. Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Deep Cravings (LE, $15.00) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Asphalt (LE, $18.00) is similar. MAC Nighttrain (LE, $15.00) is also similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

MAC Fiction Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “muted green with shimmer [with a Frost finish].” It’s a medium-dark, muted, olive green with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, but the texture was a little dry–it is better than the original I had, though. This shade wore well for almost eight hours before fading. theBalm #30 (P, $6.50) is darker. MAC In the Meadow #4 (LE, $21.00) is similar. Urban Decay Stash (LE, $18.00) is darker, greener. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #1 (LE) is greener. Clinique Whopping Willow (P, $17.00) is a cream product. Urban Decay Mildew (P, $18.00) is brighter. Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE) is brighter. bareMinerals Eureka (P) is darker. bareMinerals Speaker Box (LE) is slightly darker. Make Up For Ever #148 (P, $20.00) is less frosted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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$17.00/0.05 oz.

82%

Average

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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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Fiction is my favorite eye shadow ever and I just opened my last back-up So happy that I will have the chance to get another one. I was only using it for special occasions and now every day can be a special occasion!

I LOVE the look of Fiction- i can totally see it being used for a smoky eye. I’m also a sucker for browny-olive-green eyeshadows, can’t wait to buy this!

Love Diesel and Fiction. Butterscotch looks alright for a base eyeshadow. Shame to see Diesel and Butterscotch are rated a B+ :(.

While the other 2 don’t thrill me, FICTION has me already wandering when I can get to the counter to get it!!! Christine, it says “DC” beside the photo. Is it a repromote or is it actually discontinued and you’re taunting us? 🙂

It’s official status is discontinued, since it was permanent, then discontinued, but this is a temporary “bring back” for the collection.

here i was thinking, “fiction looks pretty. i don’t have any colors like that.” then i looked at the dupes…and i have two of them. i guess that’s more money to spend on something else:)

Oh GREAT – I see these are “online only”. Too bad/so sad – I resent that approach and so won’t be getting fiction (not the end of the world since I’ve got a few dupes). I don’t like these sorts of games that Mac plays with its customers, which is one reason I’ve been buying less and less from them.

I like Diesel, and the name of Butterscotch 😉 my husband absolutely can’t stand butterscotch as a flavour though, so he’d be like ‘why would anyone name an eyeshadow after that stuff?!?’ 😀

How does Butterscotch compare to Urban Decay’s Foxy?? Foxy is my favorite base shadow and it looks really similar! I’ve wanted to try a Mac Shadow so maybe when I run out of it in my Naked Basics I’ll pick it up. 🙂

I guess MAC figured Sumptuous Olive was close enough? But I swear the most current revision has a better texture than my older one!

I think I need Butterscotch most of all! I don’t have anything like it.
Christine, I was wondering how Diesel compares to MAC Hocus Pocus? I’m thinking HP is probably browner-leaning, but I couldn’t get the swatch to pull up in your comparison gallery; it said “image coming soon”.

Hocus Pocus is browner, definitely – not really as gray as Diesel.

The swatches aren’t in the gallery because they’re so old and the quality so poor 🙁

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