MAC x Cinderella Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette ($44.00 for 0.25 oz.) includes six eyeshadows with a neutral theme. Five of the six eyeshadows are part of the permanent range, which may be a deal-breaker for long-time MAC fans. On the bright side, those five permanent eyeshadows are as good in the palette as they are individually. The only shade I had real trouble with was the limited edition color.

Each eyeshadow is 0.042 oz., which is slightly smaller than full size (0.05 oz.). Depending on how you want to calculate the value, if you take the equivalent price per ounce for single eyeshadows sold in pots, then the palette has a value of $80, and if you take the equivalent price per ounce for single eyeshadows sold in pans, then the palette has a value of $50 in eyeshadow + $10 for a palette to fit them in (since you can purchase five of the six shades in pan form, I think this comparison is the most useful).

Vapour is described as a “peach-pink with violet pearl [with a Velvet finish].” It’s an iridescent brightened white with a bluish sheen. It had decent color payoff, but it was one of the weaker shades in the palette with respect to intensity. It was buildable, and it was easy to work with otherwise as it blended well. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Phloof! is described as a “frosted off-white [with a Frost finish].” It’s a pinky-beige with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, buttery texture that applied evenly and blended well. The color wore well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Omega is described as a “soft muted beige-taupe [with a Matte finish].” It’s a medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation that was really soft and finely-milled, which made it easy to blend on the skin. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Quarry is described as a “soft muted plum-brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft and silky, though a smidgen powdery, and the resulting color payoff was mostly opaque. This shade stayed on well for eight hours. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Satin Taupe is described as a “taupe with silver shimmer [with a Frost finish].” It’s a medium-dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. The color payoff was excellent, while the texture was soft and smooth. It wore well for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Stroke of Midnight is described as a “black plum with sparkle pearl [with a Velvet finish].” It’s a blackened purple base (mostly black) with a dusting of multi-colored sparkle. It ends up looking mostly matte and like a soft, warm black applied, because the sparkles don’t really translate. The texture was a bit powdery and drier, and I found blending to be more troublesome, though not impossible. It lasted for eight hours on me. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Vapour
Vapour
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
Phloof!
Phloof!
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Omega
Omega
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Quarry
Quarry
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Satin Taupe
Satin Taupe
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Vapour Eyeshadow
MAC Vapour Eyeshadow

MAC Vapour Eyeshadow
MAC Vapour Eyeshadow

MAC Phloof! Eyeshadow
MAC Phloof! Eyeshadow

MAC Phloof! Eyeshadow
MAC Phloof! Eyeshadow

MAC Omega Eyeshadow
MAC Omega Eyeshadow

MAC Omega Eyeshadow
MAC Omega Eyeshadow

MAC Quarry Eyeshadow
MAC Quarry Eyeshadow

MAC Quarry Eyeshadow
MAC Quarry Eyeshadow

MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow
MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow

MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow
MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow
MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow
MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow

MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Phloof! Eyeshadow, MAC Quarry Eyeshadow, MAC Pretty It Up Pigment,
MAC Satin Taupe Eyeshadow, MAC Omega Eyeshadow, MAC Vapour Eyeshadow,
Burberry Trench Eyeshadow, MAC Evil Stepmother Pigment, MAC Reflects Pearl Glitter.