MAC x Julia Petit Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is one of three neutral duos in the upcoming Julia Petit collaboration collection. This is the last duo, and it is another instance where one shade is nice and one is hard to use. It’s an interesting pairing of colors/textures, but the quality is just missing in the black shade–it’s so difficult to blend.

Mumu is described as a “soft nude brown [with a Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark ochre brown with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. The texture was so soft and smooth that it felt creamy, even though it was a powder product. It had good pigmentation with a blendable, easy-to-use formula that wore well for eight hours before fading slightly. LORAC Undeniable (P) is lighter. Sephora + Pantone Universe Carob Brown (LE) is less yellow. Too Faced Mousse (P, $16.00) is less yellow. Makeup Geek Preppy (P, $5.99) is similar. Anastasia Caramel (P, $12.00) is warmer, more orange. Makeup Geek Desert Sands (LE, $5.99) is warmer. Make Up For Ever M660 Speculous (P, $21.00) is similar. LORAC Nude #4 (LE) is darker. MAC Uninterrupted (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Outre (LE, $15.00) is warmer, slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Noite is described as a “black with pearl [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a dark black with silver sparkle. It had semi-sheer color coverage, which is actually the pigmentation level that Lustres are supposed to have. I found it was buildable if you wanted a deeper, more opaque black. The texture is really dry and thin, which made it incredibly hard to blend; it always looked streaky, uneven, and just dry applied to the lid. It lasted for seven and a half hours, but there was fall out from the sparkle in the shade. Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is sparklier. Colour Pop Friskie (P, $5.00) is a cream product, has more sparkle. Guerlain Cygne Noir #1 (LE) is lighter. Kat Von D Black Star (LE) is less sparkly. Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (P, $21.00) has more sparkles, darker. MAC Tonight’s Temptation #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker. Too Faced Starry Night (LE, $16.00) is similar. Too Faced Pure Glam (LE, $16.00) is similar. Urban Decay Oil Slick (P, $18.00) has more sparkles. MAC Dark Soul (P, $21.00) is similar. MAC Black Tied (P, $15.00) is similar. Chanel Mirifique (P, $36.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Mumu Eyeshadow
MAC Mumu Eyeshadow

MAC Mumu Eyeshadow
MAC Mumu Eyeshadow

MAC Noite Eyeshadow
MAC Noite Eyeshadow

MAC Noite Eyeshadow
MAC Noite Eyeshadow

MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Mumu (inner lid), MAC Mumu (inner lid), Mumu (middle of lid), Noite (outer lid),
Black Plum (crease) Eyeshadows; Burberry Trench Eyeshadow (brow bone), L’Oreal True Teal Eyeliner

MAC Moving Sand Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Mumu (inner lid), MAC Mumu (inner lid), Mumu (middle of lid), Noite (outer lid),
Black Plum (crease) Eyeshadows; Burberry Trench Eyeshadow (brow bone), L’Oreal True Teal Eyeliner

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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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Pass! It would make sense for both in a duo to be at least decent! Thanks for the “look” idea and dupes! I love The MUFE black diamond dupe. That’s going in my next buy!

Julia Petit collection is an encouragement for us Brazilians. The choices she made can be used by all skin tones and eyes. She, a white and red-haired girl, did not forget the millions of Brazilians who are classified as white, tan and black. Chose the colors and tones reading all the desires of their followers over 8 years of a successful blog and a YT channel where she teaches makeup and hairstyles. Works as a model, is a businesswoman and is extremely polite and gentle with everyone.
It was the best Brazilian that the MAC could have chosen for a tropical collection. I believe that the shadow Night (night) is drier because we have a tropical climate and the majority here have oily and combination skin. Few Brazilian have dry skin.
We are very proud of the choices that Julia did. And we’re excited to see and buy the whole collection.
Kisses from Brazil

Thanks for sharing, Marta! Glad you’re excited for the collection. I don’t have dry eyelids, but unfortunately for me, it was still very tough to work with. Hopefully you have better luck! πŸ™‚

I am brazilian and i am not encouraged at all… Hated almost everything (why lustre?).. I am not proud at all! Expected so much more!! Will not spend my money with thid collectiin (sadly)

I was excited for the duos, I thought it was a cool departure from what would normally be one quad in a collection like this. But now that I see the performance, I wish they’d been singles, so I could just buy Mumu.

I really wanted to love this one! Too bad the lustre didn’t perform well, I really can’t justify the purchase. I already own Anastasia Caramel & Makeup Geek Desert Sands, too. Pass, unfortunately!

I really like the first shade. I wish MAC would have made the darker shade matte. That would have been perfect

I was thinking the same! I like to keep my darkest shades matte, and the lightest shimmery. I also think Mumu could have been more unique if it had a shimmery or more pronounced satin finish. Mumu also reminds me 9f the mustard shade in NARS Indian Summer (not a “dupe”, but would provide a similar vibe).

I would have loved to see MAC and Julia create the beautiful blues of the Brazilian sky, with the subtle variations of browns and greens of the landscape. It would be a tribute to Brazil if the quality was excellent – as it should have been.

Is it just me or Naked1 has virtually identical shades? (Buck or Naked and Creep from the top of my head, but I might be wrong). If so, that was a good choice because I always mix those. The three palettes do resemble naked1 shades, but I haven’t had the chance to side them yet.
I’ve been watching Julia’s videos and she really makes the sheer colours work, but I wouldn’t believe if I hadn’t seen it myself because your reviews are always so reliable. Apparently she really meant for them to be lustre and complement the matte shade or just be a little something to lay on the lid; she said that Druzy alone makes a lovely look – and yet it’s got an F.
I might pick morganite up or even the purplish shaded one if this palette is that close to naked. Though it isn’t as practical to carry around, it’s quite pointless to spend my greenies on repeated-ish shades.

The sheerness is expected of Lustres (though Druzy is sheer even by Lustre standards), but for me, it’s really that Lustres themselves are just one of MAC’s weakest eyeshadow finishes, period – Druzy is grainy, gritty, and so, so dry, so none of the sparkle adheres to the skin without some sort of added base (primer, colored base, concealer, etc.) and then there is fall out on top of that πŸ™ Which are all the reasons why I’ve come to loathe Lustres from MAC (there are a couple of good ones but not many). My issues stemmed from the texture of the Lustres overall — Noite takes five times as long to blend as a good gray/black eyeshadow, because it’s so dry and thin.

Creepy is a bit darker, but it is similar: http://www.temptalia.com/submit-dupe?sbs=1&pid=114776&dupe=191069

Buck is darker, not quite as yellowy: http://www.temptalia.com/submit-dupe?sbs=1&pid=191068&dupe=114460
Naked is pretty different — it is lighter, less yellow, less warm: http://www.temptalia.com/submit-dupe?sbs=1&pid=191068&dupe=114498

Mumu has that yellow, mustard/ochre thing going on, which keeps it from being your typical brown! It’s such a lovely color with a beautiful texture!

Wow! Love the swatch comparison tool!
Thank you so much, Christine
I wonder if the lustre eyeshadows would be better if applied with my fingertips, given that sometimes it seems brushes sweep the shimmer off of shimmery eyeshadows.
Regardless of that, I’ll try to snag the Linda blush and maybe the boca lippie, they look lovely.

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