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MAC Spring Colour Forecast: Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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MAC La La Eyeshadow

MAC Spring Colour Forecast: Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

There are eight single eyeshadows that debut in this launch. There are four from part one and four from part two. Additionally, there are two eyeshadow quads being released in parts three and four, respectively, that will be reviewed separately.  My favorites: La La, Very Violet; Hot Hot Hot, Straw Harvest.  What are your favorites?

Spring Colour 1 Forecast — Eyeshadows

  • Rosy Outlook is a dusty medium pink with a satin finish. I think there was a shade called Riviera Rose–this reminds me of it, only not as cool-toned, but still has that dusty pink feel.
  • Very Violet is a crisp darkened violet-purple with very little sheen, not at all frosty like its frost finish would suggest. I can’t remember MAC doing a purple quite like this in recent history.
  • La La is a rich magenta fuchsia with fuchsia shimmer-sheen. It reminds me of Brash & Bold Pigment from Makeup Art Cosmetics last fall, but in eyeshadow form (so more convenient and easier to work with overall). Very nicely pigmented and smooth–and surprisingly not that frosty, despite its frost finish.
  • Da Bling is a slightly paled medium pink with a frosty sheen but excellent color pay off in a veluxe pearl finish. This is a permanent eyeshadow, though, so no need to rush to purchase.

Spring Colour 2 Forecast — Eyeshadows

  • Nanogold is a semi-sheer pinky beige. This is probably one of the nicest lustre-finish eyeshadows I’ve ever come across. It feels nothing like a lustre! This one has come out previously, though always limited edition.
  • Hot Hot Hot is an intensely pigmented orange-based red that looks mostly matte, though it has very subtle shimmer, since it is a satin finish eyeshadow. I don’t think I’ve seen MAC put out a shade like this since being a fan (about five years).
  • Straw Harvest is a gorgeous shade of warmed-up peach gold with a lighter gold sheen in a veluxe pearl finish.
  • Perky is a satin finish light salmon-y pink with good color pay off. Not quite like anything in the permanent line from what I can see.

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Spring Colour 1 Forecast — Eyeshadows

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Rosy Outlook Eyeshadow

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Very Violet Eyeshadow

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC La La Eyeshadow

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Da Bling Eyeshadow

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 1
MAC Eyeshadows: Rosy Outlook, Very Violet, La La, Da Bling

Spring Colour 2 Forecast — Eyeshadows

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 2
MAC Nanogold Eyeshadow

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 2
MAC Hot Hot Hot Eyeshadow

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 2
MAC Straw Harvest Eyeshadow

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 2
MAC Perky Eyeshadow

MAC Cosmetics Spring Colour Forecast 2
MAC Eyeshadows: Nanogold, Hot Hot Hot, Straw Harvest, Perky

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Angelique Avatar

Wow!! I like Da Bling, Nanogold and Perky! I’m very curious what they will do on very pale skin (i’m NC15), but i’ll have to wait for a while to find out for myself, in the Netherlands collections are always late. Boooo!!!

margot Avatar

Part two is really nice, all of the colors are pretty and exactly what I’d want to wear for the spring. Not very fan of pink on eyes (I have blue eyes, makes them look really weird when I wear pink e/s)


how does la la compare to mac’s fuchsia pigment? and how does very violet compare to makeup forever’s number 92? have wanted that for ages but dont know how to get it where i am….hoping this is a good dupe colourwise?

daphne Avatar

These are definitely fun! Rosy Outlook is very pretty, might get that. Very Violet is lovely, I’m tempted, but I don’t really use purples much so maybe hold off. I’m in LOVE with La La, but I already have Romping, which is such a similar idea :-/ I have Nanogold in the Spiced Chocolate quad, and I like Hot Hot Hot, Straw Harvest, and Perky, but I will have to wait until I get to stores and swatch myself to decide.

ilona Avatar

hi christine,
are straw harvest and flip similar? i already have flip from the blonde brunette redhead collection, do i need straw harvest?

p.s. thanks for the quick swatches and review! you’re the best 🙂

dolce aria Avatar

Hmmm. I’m curious how these will look on my rosy-toned pale skin.

Loving Lala, nanogold, Perky, hothothot, straw harvest, and very violet.

Will have to wait to see what my final haul is in store. Now I’m all excited.

I hope they move the launch date up! i really want to swatch these!

Italia Avatar

that’s the same thing i was thinking!
i actually bought evening aura at my local cco today and when i got home, i realized THEY’RE THE EXACT SAME COLOR & FORMULA, they just have diferent names. boo! i’m gonna return evening aura and get something else.

abby Avatar

wow!!!!!!!!!!!! thanx so much for the reviews and swatches!! now i am convinced i want almost everything lol!!! you are right, very violet and lala are sooooo nice!!!!

RachelMarie Avatar

I didn’t want any of the eyeshadows until I saw the swatches ): Now I want very violet and La La even though I was trying not to buy anymore non-pan eyeshadows. Oh welll… going to Boston for a dance comp/shopping spree and it will probably end up being mostly makeup shopping thanks to this massive collection…

Danielle Avatar

Love the Look of Perky and Rosey Outlook, however I just don’t wear the pink eyeshadows I have enough!! Great pics and reviews as always Christine. 🙂

kenneth alan Avatar

I love Rosy Outlook, it’s like snob in eyeshadow form and when I look at Hot Hot Hot I just picture it with a bright turquoise/teal and in my head it looks amazing haha.

But i’m just starting my kit/collection so i’m not sure about hot hot hot, but I NEED rosy outlook

Colleen P. Avatar

Thanks for the swatches, Christine! Question: how does Very Violet compare to Satellite Dreams? I love purple eyeshadows, but I’m really trying to avoid buying more.

Teresa Avatar

Thanks a lot! 😀 looks like I’ll be picking up both 🙂

La La looks sooooo tempting swatched beside the two, also! Even though I don’t use bright pinks. All 3 look soooo great together! Yum. 🙂

MichelleNW Avatar

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!! They’re bringing back nanogold!!!! I need to stock up lol!! I LOVE this color! Yup Christine you just made my day lol!!!

Tracey Avatar

Thanks for these, they’re always so helpful!

Do you know how perky compares to past LE eyeshadows (such as dear cupcake from sugar sweet?)

Cathy Avatar

any dupes for La La? I have brash and bold pigment…are they so super similar to where if I have brash and bold, you think i would be safe skipping La La? I have romping from Hello Kitty as well.

Christine Avatar

I think you could skip if you have Romping and Brash & Bold. Like for me, I always like having eyeshadows over everything else… because while I LOVE pigments, eyeshadows are just a little easier to use, particularly if you just want a lil’ bit or make a last minute call, so I like having both.

Rowan Avatar

Hey Christine, I couldn’t really ascertain from your review of straw harvest wether you really liked it or not. To me it looks gorgeous! I have blue eyes and I wanted to know if you think it’s worth the purchase (I have limited funds ^_^)

Cherie Avatar

WOW! Thank you so much Christine!

What colours would you recommend for an NW15 (MAC) gal with brown eyes and medium-brown hair? Any of the quads? I love all colours but seem afraid of the straw harvest / golds… what do you think? I so trust your opinion 🙂

Christine Avatar

Ohh, you’d probably look really lovely in the Colour 3 Quad, even though it’s not my *favorite* quad ever. But otherwise, I think the pinks (like Rosy Outlook and Perky) would suit you well. I do think the Colour 4 Quad, while warm, is not as warm as a lot of those kinds of colors, so it might be a nice way to try some warmer tones without going quite as far as Straw Harvest (which may feel too orange on you).

cris Avatar

I have fair skin w/yellow undertones and hazel eyes…
I would love to try colors like Hot Hot Hot and Straw Harvest but I’m afraid they would be to orange or yellow on my skin…Since, I can only purchase online could you give me your opinion? I saw them on your eye and WOW they look Gorgeous!! Would you recommend them for a hazel green/blue eye fair skin? Also, what is your favorites in these collections for my type?
Thanks so much!

Christine Avatar

If you have yellow undertones, I think they would be lovely on you! You could also use a champagne/white-gold base to make them look less orange if they do run that way on you. Sometimes I find a colored base really helps to emphasize a shadow’s true color 🙂

I like a lot of Spring Colour 1 Forecast for you. I also think something like Ripe Peach would be lovely!

Kalee Avatar

o0o very violet. im in love. i love purple eyeshadows and have a lot but im always on the hunt for a descent purple because i get dissapointed a lot. some are too warm/red (which makes me look extremely tired), chalky, dont show up as well……..etc. so this one looks pretty good from what i can see! thanks! =)

jillo Avatar

Rosy outlook vs pink mink? If I get the palette with pink mink do you think I should still get rosy outlook??? Would any of them look good with Girl Friendly pp?? oh, is perky at all like perky the paint pot? Oh so many nice things….so conflicted.

Christine Avatar

I like Rosy Outlook more, I think – but it’s rosier and pinker, whereas Mink Pink is a little duller/neutral? (but not necessarily duller in a BAD way, lol!) If you get the palette, I think you could skip Rosy Outlook, though. I think this Perky is a lot pinker.

Erika Avatar

How does Hot Hot Hot compare to red brick, orange, and rule? I love orange/reds, but I Feel like it looks slightly similar to red brick… I still want it though!!!

Lee Avatar

Hi Christine,

Awesome review – Thank you as always.

How does very violet compare to Vibrant Grape (PRO e/s) (colour wise,and colour pay off wise).

monika Avatar

Hi.Is straw harvest similar to Motif?Guy from MAC said Motif looks good with Straw Harvest in the crease but in my opinion they look alike.

Lisa G Avatar

I’m really torn if I should get Very Violet. I have SO SO SO many purples. I ordered a few e/s from this collection already based on your review but I’m stuck if I should invest in very violet. Is there a decent dup you recommend? Is this a RUN now and get this color?!?!? Thanks girl~ you always do an amazing job!

aksaiyo Avatar

hmmm hot hot hot looks a lot more orangey on your arm than in the pan…
But I really love that color in the pan, is it really that different? Do you suppose I could use it as a blush as well? 😛

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