MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad

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MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad ($38.00 for 0.19 oz.) includes these shades: Sugar Snack (light pink), Hypnotizing (frosted greyed mauve), Power Boosted (violet), and Shop & Drop (deep blue).

  • Sugar Snack is a light-medium pink with yellow undertones and a matte finish. It’s a really soft, almost buttery, matte so the color payoff is good without being powdery. It reminded me of MAC Pen ‘n’ Pink, which is a touch lighter. Inglot #356 is lighter. MAC Paradise Island is similar, perhaps darker, with inferior color payoff.
  • Hypnotizing is a dark mauve-brown with high shimmer. It has a frost finish. It’s soft, smooth, and has good pigmentation. It’s similar to a fair amount of shades, including Tarina Tarantino Fantastical, MAC Winterized, Bare Escentuals Romp, and MAC Tendersmoke.
  • Power Boosted is a fuchsia violet with a pearly sheen. It has a veluxe pearl finish. It has decent color payoff, though it is a little sheerer and drier compared to other shades in the palette. NYX Violetta is similar but less iridescent. Bare Escentuals Boudoir is pinker. Urban Decay Purple Haze is similar in color, but it has a matte finish.
  • Shop & Drop is a deep smoky blue with hints of purple with a pearled sheen. It has a satin finish. The color payoff is decent to good, but the texture is a touch dry. Inglot #321 is similar in color but matte. Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx is similar but a touch purpler. MAC Blue Storm is brighter.

This is a good palette–none of the shades are duds (which has been a more frequent concern with MAC’s eyeshadow quads).  Both Sugar Snack and Hypnotizing are really nice and easy to work with, while Power Boosted and Shop & Drop are decent to good but could be more pigmented or softer.  Shop & Drop looks less nuanced when worn, especially if you’re using a neutral base, because it does have a blackened-blue base.  Hypnotizing is a shade we’ve seen before, but the other three are new and exclusive to this palette.

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Sugar Snack Eyeshadow

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Sugar Snack Eyeshadow

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Hypnotizing Eyeshadow

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Hypnotizing Eyeshadow

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Power Boosted Eyeshadow

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Power Boosted Eyeshadow

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow

MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Shop & Drop Eyeshadow

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 really wanted this palette because i love purples but i couldn’t justify it since i have so many other purple quads that i hardly use at all (i.e. colour quad and palace pedigree quad). who knows, maybe when it officially launches i may end up getting it anyway.

No, sorry! I’ve barely had these products for 2 days – I could only test so many products. Wish I could have done more for you – so sorry!!

I don’t have Contrast, so it’s hard to say. I don’t like to talk about products I don’t own. Stars ‘n Rockets is purpler and more of a duochrome.

I never thought I’d say this about a MAC quad given their usual hit-and-miss quality, but I really like this! If you ever do some looks with them, I’d love to see them 🙂

Hmmm. When I first saw the promo release I quite wanted this, but now…not too sure. I love Hypnotising, but this palette doesn’t scream out to me.
Thinking I’ll save my pennies for the Stacked Pigments from the other collection.

Thanks as always for all the amazing swatches.

Power Boosted looks like it’s a dupe for this one $3 eyeshadow I adored but broke into pieces and they no longer sell it 🙁 None of the other colours in the quad appeal to me that much though, so I’ll probably skip it.

Sugar Snack is warmer, too, I would say. Stars ‘n Rockets is purpler and more of a duochrome, so it looks less fuchsia.

thank you so much Christine, for your excellent work in reviewing all this stuff and also for answering our questions!! you’re my favourite!! 😀

I kinda want this, but the only color that really calls to me is Shop and Drop. I have hypnotizing from one of the holiday palettes. I think I’ll just hope it shows up at the CCO.

I’d be so into this palette, but I feel like I already have very similar shades in my collection. In fact, I’m pretty sure I already have Hypnotizing. It’s very pretty, though!

Hypnotizing seems similar to Shroom. How does Power Boosted compare to other Purple Eyeshadows of its kind. Do you have any that you recommend? I already have MAC Shock-a-holic and Dame’s Desire.

I’ve a question! Before you apply the eyeshadows, do you use a primer, a paint pot, a cream eyeshadow or nothing at all? Because the colors don’t pay off that much in my skin 🙁 Love your reviews, xoxo.

I was wondering – would you consider including a photo w/all the quad shades pictured together so that we can see how they look next to each other?
Love this site!

Wow, this is actually gorgeous. I love Shop & Drop and Power Boosted. It’s the first MAC quad in a long time that I’d actually consider purchasing!

I’m glad to see MAC upping its game in terms of LE quads! I’m not that convinced by Sugar Snack, but the rest look like fun! Will have to swatch it when it makes its way to Belgium. Thanks for all the hard work Christine!

I am having the hardest time deciding between this quad and “Colour Added”. This may be a touch more practical, but Colour Added is calling me in…

Hi Christine, You are a rock star with these swatches!! So I’ll just float this out there and I don’t know if you’ll have time to respond but I’m NW15, greenish/orange eyes (think “Afghanistan”). Which of these three quads do you think woulds look best on me. I will wear any colors. I just don’t really know. They always say green-eyed people should wear purple, so should we also wear yellow, or orange or copper, or coral (referring to the other quads in this collection specifically)? Thanks!!!

You can wear whatever it is you! Purple will be the color that brings out your eyes the most, but I think Colour Added would be pretty on you, too.

MAC’s eyeshadows don’t work well wet (a lot of times they will leave a “wet” spot behind) – these are all swatched dry. I only use water with their loose pigments and Mineralize Eyeshadows, but I do those wet and dry.

LOVE this palette! BUT… I have a lot of similar colours already…. I just want Hypnotizing tbh.. =/ Do they ever just sell these single?! =P

do you think the sugar snack eye shadow will be a nice highlight under the brows? i have fair and medium in between kind of skin tone. thanks!

Hi Christine, i have Shop n Drop quad, Palace Pedigree and Speing forecast 3 quads, how similiar or different are all these quads? I have looked at the pictures via your website, still im not sure if i should keep my shop n drop quad. Please help!

They’re different – I wouldn’t say they’re dupes, but you don’t need all three unless you wear purples all the time!

hi christine thanks so much for the review! i really need help though because bare escentuals also released a similar palette which is the dream sequence ready eyeshadow quad. which one would you recommend? please help! thankyou very much 🙂

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