MAC Wonder Woman: Eyeshadow Quad Comparisons & Dupes


Eyeshadow Comparison “Session”

MAC Wonder Woman: Eyeshadow Quad Comparisons & Dupes

Here are swatch comparisons for the three eyeshadow quads from the collection…  If it is not included in here, it is most likely because I do not own it.

Defiance Eyeshadow Quad

  • DEFIANCE is a lot pinker in comparison to Vanilla, while it is more comparable to Pink Opal under natural light (but less so with flash; Pink Opal reflects more and looks whiter). Ego is pinker.
  • PARADISE ISLAND is a little cooler-toned than Pink Papillon, while it is pinker than Pen ‘n’ Pink, and less frosty than Urban Decay Sphynx.
  • STAR STUDDED is lighter and less violet than Vibrant Grape, while it is significantly lighter than Fig. 1.
  • REAL DRAMA is less red than Deep Damson, and it is slightly less red compared to Sketch, but it is fairly similar to the latter.

Lady Justice Eyeshadow Quad

  • LADY JUSTICE is just a less pigmented version of Forgery and Urban Decay Uzi. At the most, it is less bright.
  • INSURMOUNTABLE is a shade I do not have a dupe of, and the closest I could find in my stash was Korres #42S, which is paler and frosty. I’m not saying there are no dupes (check the review–I listed some that I do not own), just that I couldn’t find anything I own that is.
  • BOLD BABE is more muted than Houglass Prism and Love Lace, both appear bluer. Dandizette is a richer blue and not really a dupe.

Valiant Eyeshadow Quad

  • MANILA PAPER is just a smidgen whiter in comparison to Nylon, but they are very, very similar. Creme de Miel is significantly yellower, while Rose Blanc and Soft Force are noticeably yellower though not as yellow as Creme de Miel.
  • VALIANT is a paler, slightly yellower version of Juxt. Korres #44S is nearly identical–slightly greener. Metamorph is greener. NARS Sea, Sex, Sun is far too dark and green to compare.
  • DIANA UNDERCOVER is less teal in comparison to Bottle Green, while it is greener than Femme Noir.
  • SPINNING TRANSFORMATION is similar in the base color as Make Up For Ever #47, which is slightly greener and has no shimmer. Sumptuous Olive is browner, more metallic, but closest that I had. Hourglass Dune is much, much darker and not comparable.

See comparison swatches!

Defiance Comparison Swatches


Vanilla, Defiance, Pink Opal, Ego


Pink Papillon, Paradise Island, Pen ‘n’ Pink, Urban decay Sphynx


Vibrant Grape, Star Studded, Fig. 1


Deep damson, Real Drama, Sketch

Lady Justice Comparison Swatches


Lady Justice, Forgery, Urban Decay Uzi


Insurmountable, Korres #42S


Dandizette, Houglass Prism, Bold Babe, Love Lace

Valiant Comparison Swatches


Nylon, Manila Paper, Creme de Miel, Rose Blanc, Manila Paper, Soft Force


Nylon, Manila Paper, Creme de Miel


Rose Blanc, Manila Paper, Soft Force


NARS Sea Sex Sun, Valiant, Juxt, Korres #44S, Valiant, Metamorph


NARS Sea Sex Sun, Valiant, Juxt


Korres #44S, Valiant, Metamorph


Bottle Green, Diana Undercover, Femme Noir


Spinning Transformation, Make Up For Ever #47, Sumptuous Olive, Spinning Transformation, Hourglass Dune

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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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Christine, thank you so much you are really helpful, you take a lot of your time to help us save a lot of money, I was thinking to get one of them, but I have many of the dupe, you really put a lot of effort on this, you are the best.

Thanks for underlining the Wonder Woman colors! I always have to scroll back up to see which ones are which, since I can’t ever remember the names.

Crap. I wanted the Valiant Quad but I think I am going to skip it and get Bottle Green. At least I will save big $ and be able to get all three colored mascaras.
BTW, I showed my friend Temptalia last night and she though you were just the Cat’s Meow Christine lol

When I saw the pic I was like : I want them all ! xD (I just have BOSIII)

I’m very deceived by the new mac collection. I love the packaging but that’s all. Not a collection for me. I’m waiting for the Jeanus collection and the peacock collection !

Christine, is that Vanilla eyeshadow or pigment? I don’t own the pigment, and I feel like my eyeshadow doesn’t swatch like that, but I can’t tell if its just the differences in our skintone!

Thanks so much for all your hard work 🙂

Aww, i think im skipping the collections so far this year. They will show up at a CCO once they are removed frmo the store. I recently saw the Venemous Villains collection, The 2010 holiday pigments/glitters, and Mac to the Beach, eveyrthing from last year is at the CCO now.

Thanks for all those wonderful swatches Christine! I was wondering if Manila Paper and Peek At You were in any way similar? Would you recommend one over the other?

Peek at You is going to be less warm and more gold. I certainly wouldn’t buy the quad for just Manila Paper if you just want a shade like it 🙂

Wow, this little review was great. Nice swatch pics, sooooo helpful! Yet, seeing how similar they are to cheaper shadows, I will not be purchasing.

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