MAC x Min Liu Fortune Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

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MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Fortune Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo

Fortune

MAC x Min Liu Fortune Eyeshadow Duo ($29.50 for 0.08 oz.) contains a light pewter and a matte medium pink housed in a slim compact. It’s a more unique color combination, but it was harder to work with the two shades alone as the matte was thinner and the pewter was more sparkly and had less base color.

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MAC Platinum Shadow Eyeshadow
MAC Platinum Shadow Eyeshadow
MAC Platinum Shadow Eyeshadow
MAC Platinum Shadow Eyeshadow
MAC Platinum Shadow Eyeshadow
MAC Platinum Shadow Eyeshadow

Platinum Shadow

Platinum Shadow is a light, silvery pewter with neutral-to-warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had a Lustre finish, so the medium coverage wasn’t unexpected (as Lustres are sheerer), and for a Lustre, it was actually less chunky/dry compared to most. There was some fallout during application and while worn, so I would recommend using it with a dampened brush or with an adhesive base for best results. It lasted for seven hours with some fallout.

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 Lotus Pink Eyeshadow
MAC Lotus Pink Eyeshadow
MAC Lotus Pink Eyeshadow
MAC Lotus Pink Eyeshadow
MAC Lotus Pink Eyeshadow
MAC Lotus Pink Eyeshadow

Lotus Pink

Lotus Pink is a medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, which was buildable to opaque coverage in two layers. The consistency was firmer in the pan, but it was still blendable and fairly easy to work with on bare skin. 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!).

Browse all of our MAC Eyeshadow swatches.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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Still want it anyway. I just called the MAC store where I’m heading tomorrow and sadly they weren’t one of the stores to get the collection. I was hoping to buy the pieces I wanted tomorrow.

Interesting combo. When I first saw it I thought isn’t that blush and highlighter? It could work with the pewter on the lid and the pink on the lower lash with some black eyeliner. If one was prone to frequenting such a look.

I do love how unique a combo this is, but I cannot imagine using only these 2 shades to do a whole look, though. That pewter shade does look beautiful! Would work nicely over a thin coat of a CCB, I think.

I have an issue with duos that don’t really work well together. The colours are beautiful, but I’ll pass on this one.

I am not sure what MAC was thinking putting these two shades together and hoping it would make a look…. love the pewter but not the pink.

The 80’s teen in me wants this.
Plus I love Barbie pink & anything platinum.
Oh well, my next stop is Kathmandu in may & Delhi in June & there certainly won’t be any new MAC releases at either of those destinations!

Do you happen to have the Pearlmatte Face Powder from this collection? It’s so beautiful in the pan, I’m almost tempted, but I don’t know what to expect; I haven’t jumped on any of their face powders yet.

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