MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow ($21.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “mid-tone cool mauve.” It’s a plummy mauve with a frosted finish. MAC Daylight is lighter. Jasmine Carpet is pinker. Girogio Armani #27 is a touch darker. MAC Universal Appeal has more plum in it. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #1 is cooler-toned.

Of the six, this was my favorite, because it applied the best–it was so, so smooth and had only a smidgen of dryness. It was soft without being powdery, and it melted against the skin when applied. The dry application is quite pigmented, and the damp application just made the finish slightly more metallic, but they were about the same either way. Smoky Mauve had the best texture, as the product seemed to bind with itself better, which helped to create that smoother finish. It lasted seven hours without fading or creasing (and it’s only designed to last for six).

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MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

MAC Smoky Mauve Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadows: Opalesse, Triple Impact, Smoky Mauve

Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
MAC
$20.00/0.04 oz.

93%

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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So pleased they got the formula right on this, it was the only colour I really had my eye on.

Hope they have some left by the time it gets to europe.

This colour looks lovely on you, Christine! I’m not sure if you’ll know, but is this eyeshadow similar to l’oreal’s colour appeal eyeshadow in metal plum, at all?

This kind of reminds me of UD Bordello, how do you think they compare? Love your swatches, this colour is my favourite of the six too!

Beautiful color on you! As I’m a redhead atm I might pick this one up, I don’t think I could wear it with my natural blonde but with the red I think it’d be really flattering. 😀 (Okay and this might sound weird but, I really love your eyebrows. Jealous!)

I used to stay away from these cool colors, as my skin has yellow undertones, but I recently discovered this shade is extremely flattering to my hazel eyes. Color theory is so confusing. Lol. I’m buying it! Thanks for the swatches. 😀

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