MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Look | View Breakdown
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Look | View Breakdown
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow
MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow

Glowing Gold

MAC Glowing Gold Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It had rich color payoff with opaque coverage that applied evenly and smoothly on bare skin. The powder had a soft, smooth, dense but not firm texture that blended out easily without losing its intensity on my lid. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.05 oz. - $340.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "highly pigmented powder" that goes on "evenly and blends well." MAC eyeshadows run the gamut from total failures to long-time, cult-favorite staples. In general, the permanent line has been more consistent in performance--and higher performance at that--compared to limited edition launches, but it can really depend.

The Matte finish tends to have a firmer press and a bit of thinness compared to other matte formulas on the market, so MAC matte eyeshadows tend to build up better and have better wear-time without fallout as they're not powdery at all. Some of the newer matte finish shades have had a more velvety quality to them that gives them a softer feel but aren't powdery; these have been easier to blend and are often more pigmented in one layer.

The Lustre finish is designed to have sheerer pigmentation, and it often has more sheer to medium coverage with a drier, dustier consistency that can be hard to apply with a dry brush. Lustre finish shades can suffer from fallout during application, too. They are the old school version of an eyeshadow "topper." I would recommend applying with a fingertip or applying with a dampened brush to get smoother, more even coverage and minimize fallout.

The Satin finish is few and far in-between, but it is softer and more yielding than the Matte finish but performs similarly. They tend to have very low sheen but are quite blendable with medium to opaque coverage. It can be easy to mix the finish up with the Velvet finish, which has more of a sparkle-over-matte effect but are more powdery than the true Matte finish.

The Frost finish is more firmly-pressed into the pan but doesn't have fallout, is often pigmented, and blends out well enough. They can sometimes be a little drier to the touch depending on how much shimmer is in the shade. The Veluxe Pearl finish is one of the creamier takes within the range, and newer shades released in the finish tend to have more moderate, silicone-like slip. I've found that Veluxe Pearl finish shades tend to have more semi-opaque pigmentation and are more consistent in performance than some of the other finishes.

One thing I've found with MAC eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer without primer than the average brand (eight hours). While some eyeshadow shades don't swatch well, they often apply better in practice--as in on the eyes!--than just swatched on the skin. They can be quite hit or miss, and they have inconsistencies between releases (see Carbon and its sordid review history!).

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MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow
MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow

Malibu Bronze

MAC Malibu Bronze Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark brown with warm, copper undertones and a pearly sheen. It had intense pigmentation with a denser consistency that was more cream-like, as it was quite smooth, but was still blendable like a powder and easily diffused along the edges. I noticed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.05 oz. - $340.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "highly pigmented powder" that goes on "evenly and blends well." MAC eyeshadows run the gamut from total failures to long-time, cult-favorite staples. In general, the permanent line has been more consistent in performance--and higher performance at that--compared to limited edition launches, but it can really depend.

The Matte finish tends to have a firmer press and a bit of thinness compared to other matte formulas on the market, so MAC matte eyeshadows tend to build up better and have better wear-time without fallout as they're not powdery at all. Some of the newer matte finish shades have had a more velvety quality to them that gives them a softer feel but aren't powdery; these have been easier to blend and are often more pigmented in one layer.

The Lustre finish is designed to have sheerer pigmentation, and it often has more sheer to medium coverage with a drier, dustier consistency that can be hard to apply with a dry brush. Lustre finish shades can suffer from fallout during application, too. They are the old school version of an eyeshadow "topper." I would recommend applying with a fingertip or applying with a dampened brush to get smoother, more even coverage and minimize fallout.

The Satin finish is few and far in-between, but it is softer and more yielding than the Matte finish but performs similarly. They tend to have very low sheen but are quite blendable with medium to opaque coverage. It can be easy to mix the finish up with the Velvet finish, which has more of a sparkle-over-matte effect but are more powdery than the true Matte finish.

The Frost finish is more firmly-pressed into the pan but doesn't have fallout, is often pigmented, and blends out well enough. They can sometimes be a little drier to the touch depending on how much shimmer is in the shade. The Veluxe Pearl finish is one of the creamier takes within the range, and newer shades released in the finish tend to have more moderate, silicone-like slip. I've found that Veluxe Pearl finish shades tend to have more semi-opaque pigmentation and are more consistent in performance than some of the other finishes.

One thing I've found with MAC eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer without primer than the average brand (eight hours). While some eyeshadow shades don't swatch well, they often apply better in practice--as in on the eyes!--than just swatched on the skin. They can be quite hit or miss, and they have inconsistencies between releases (see Carbon and its sordid review history!).

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MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow
MAC Worthy Eyeshadow

Worthy

MAC Worthy Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a dark plum with warmer undertones and a semi-matte finish. There was a hint of micro-shimmer strewn through the product, but it looked mostly matte in practice. It had good color payoff, which was buildable to opaque coverage with two to three layers. The texture was thin, more firmly pressed in the pan but had little fallout, and I was able to blend it out without too much effort. It wore well for eight hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$17.00/0.05 oz. - $340.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "highly pigmented powder" that goes on "evenly and blends well." MAC eyeshadows run the gamut from total failures to long-time, cult-favorite staples. In general, the permanent line has been more consistent in performance--and higher performance at that--compared to limited edition launches, but it can really depend.

The Matte finish tends to have a firmer press and a bit of thinness compared to other matte formulas on the market, so MAC matte eyeshadows tend to build up better and have better wear-time without fallout as they're not powdery at all. Some of the newer matte finish shades have had a more velvety quality to them that gives them a softer feel but aren't powdery; these have been easier to blend and are often more pigmented in one layer.

The Lustre finish is designed to have sheerer pigmentation, and it often has more sheer to medium coverage with a drier, dustier consistency that can be hard to apply with a dry brush. Lustre finish shades can suffer from fallout during application, too. They are the old school version of an eyeshadow "topper." I would recommend applying with a fingertip or applying with a dampened brush to get smoother, more even coverage and minimize fallout.

The Satin finish is few and far in-between, but it is softer and more yielding than the Matte finish but performs similarly. They tend to have very low sheen but are quite blendable with medium to opaque coverage. It can be easy to mix the finish up with the Velvet finish, which has more of a sparkle-over-matte effect but are more powdery than the true Matte finish.

The Frost finish is more firmly-pressed into the pan but doesn't have fallout, is often pigmented, and blends out well enough. They can sometimes be a little drier to the touch depending on how much shimmer is in the shade. The Veluxe Pearl finish is one of the creamier takes within the range, and newer shades released in the finish tend to have more moderate, silicone-like slip. I've found that Veluxe Pearl finish shades tend to have more semi-opaque pigmentation and are more consistent in performance than some of the other finishes.

One thing I've found with MAC eyeshadows is that they tend to last longer without primer than the average brand (eight hours). While some eyeshadow shades don't swatch well, they often apply better in practice--as in on the eyes!--than just swatched on the skin. They can be quite hit or miss, and they have inconsistencies between releases (see Carbon and its sordid review history!).

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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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Its interesting how polarizing the Jenner/Kardashian family is. I think this collection is beautiful but I would never purchase something with a Jenner/Kardashian name on it.

Nice to see that 2 shades are Veluxe Pearl finish! With the Anastasias, Urban Decays, Visearts and Colour Pops of the world breathing down MAC’s neck with excellent formulas, Veluxe Pearl is the only one I think stacks up to other brands.

I only wanted the last two, so I’ll be looking into the MUFE dupe for the last shade, as i’m sure the MUFE one is a better quality!!!

Trying to resist Glowing Gold, but I haven’t met a gold shadow that I didn’t like! Malibu is beautiful, but have enough browns. Worthy looks decent, like how it’s close in color to the LM Caviar Stick in Aubergine and Viseart Mattes, but will need to check my stash for dupes. Hmmm, decisions, decisions….

Your eye look you did using these is certainly imitation worthy and very lux looking! ?
However…I do have Deep Damson and Sketch, plus the deep bronzey brown and rich gold in EE G&G Palette, so I am hoping those can be used together to get this gorgeous look (same shades, but different placement)?

Because I wouldn’t buy anything from this collection (my personal feelings about that entire family are one facet and the fact that there is no charitable component to this collection just confirms my personal feelings about the Jenner/Kardashian family). I have dupes for the first 2 shades, which I really like and if I decide I need a colour like Worthy, I’ll purchase a dupe rather than have my $$$ go to Caitlyn Jenner. From the comments I’ve seen in this thread and some earlier ones, I’m in pretty good company.

Really pretty colors. I love the eye look that you created with these, Christine. I have several dupes so don’t really need them. I think that this is a good way for people just starting to use makeup to get a few colors that score well and are not necessarily colors they have worn before so they can see how they like bronze, burgundy type shades without investing in a huge palette.

I loved the two I initially got so much that I immediately ordered the last one of the bunch XD (on me, Worthy looks like sparkly magic but still Matte enough for the crease- a dream *____*)

Very pretty colors and similar to my go-to eye look(when I’m too lazy to think). I have similar colors already(even if they’re not the exact dupes that you have listed), so I’m going to pass on this. Thanks for the swatches, Christine and you have a beautiful eye look(as always)!

I had zero interest in these until I saw them actually worn in a look together in person and now I really want them! I’m so torn though bc If I’m going to spend approx $50 on shadow I would want a palette, not just 3 shades…but they are not as easily dupeable as I thought. I was sure there would be dupes galore to the point I could save money and be able to replicate it closely but it doesn’t seem that way.

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