MAC x PatrickStarrr Oh No She Beta Don't Face Kit Review & Swatches

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MAC Oh No She Beta Don't Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Oh No She Beta Don't Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Oh No She Beta Don't Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Oh No She Beta Don't Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Oh No She Beta Don't Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Oh No She Beta Don't Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Oh No She Beta Don't Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Oh No She Beta Don't Patrick Starrr Face Kit
MAC Oh No She Beta Don't Patrick Starrr Face Kit

Oh No She Beta Don't

MAC Oh No She Beta Don’t PatrickStarrr Face Kit ($42.50 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition set that contains an eyeshadow quad and a liquid lipstick. One shade in the eyeshadow quad was a total fail, while the other three eyeshadows and the liquid lipstick were decent to good, but at this price point, one would expect no fails.

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MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
MAC Ultimate Diva Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Ultimate Diva

Ultimate Diva is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips. It was smooth, lightweight, and thin without being watery, which made it easy to work with. It dried down and did not appear “cracked,” though it did emphasize the texture of my lips a bit. It wore well for five and a half hours and was non-drying.

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MAC Sugah Mama Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Sugah Mama Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Sugah Mama Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Sugah Mama Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Sugah Mama Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Sugah Mama Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Sugah Mama Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Sugah Mama Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Sugah Mama Eyeshadow Quad

Sugah Mama

MAC Sugah Mama Eyeshadow Quad was really ruined by one shade–Deception–and while the others were decent to good, they just couldn’t make up for the hole that Deception dug. Oh, and if you think, “that’s just a one-off,” it’s actually not; Deception was also terrible in its last release in the Aaliyah collection.

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MAC Sugah Stick Eyeshadow
MAC Sugah Stick Eyeshadow
MAC Sugah Stick Eyeshadow
MAC Sugah Stick Eyeshadow
MAC Sugah Stick Eyeshadow
MAC Sugah Stick Eyeshadow

Sugah Stick

Sugah Stick is a very light brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was smooth, soft, and blendable without being too firmly or too softly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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 Deception Eyeshadow
MAC Deception Eyeshadow
MAC Deception Eyeshadow
MAC Deception Eyeshadow
MAC Deception Eyeshadow
MAC Deception Eyeshadow

Deception

Deception is a plummy taupe with subtle,w arm undertones and a sparkling finish. It lived up to its name–it was deceptively bad. It was sheer, dry, and dusty, which resulted in terrible coverage and poor adherence. The only way I was able to use this shade in a “look” was to use it with a dampened brush and pack it on. It was extremely messy to work with and had virtually no wear otherwise.

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.

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MAC Damn She Olive Eyeshadow
MAC Damn She Olive Eyeshadow
MAC Damn She Olive Eyeshadow
MAC Damn She Olive Eyeshadow
MAC Damn She Olive Eyeshadow
MAC Damn She Olive Eyeshadow

Damn She Olive

Damn She Olive is a muted, medium-dark olive gree with warm undertones and a fine, satin shimmer over a matte finish. It had more of a semi-matte look in person without applying it over a tacky primer (to help the shimmer adhere). It had excellent pigmentation with a soft, slightly powdery texture that was more velvety than dry, which helped it diffuse and blend more easily on my lid. This shade stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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.

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MAC First Class Eyeshadow
MAC First Class Eyeshadow
MAC First Class Eyeshadow
MAC First Class Eyeshadow
MAC First Class Eyeshadow
MAC First Class Eyeshadow

First Class

First Class is a sooty, charcoal brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, velvety, and a smidgen powdery in the pan, but it applied evenly to bare skin and blended out fairly readily (though room for improvement!). It had good color coverage tht lasted for just over 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!).

Browse all of our MAC Eyeshadow swatches.

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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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You are quite right to give this quad a D – Deception is terrible and the sad thing is that MAC has produced numerous similar shades of excellent to very good quality, as shown in your dupe list. The ever popular Satin Taupe should have been in there.
It would have been a lovely little quad otherwise.

Christine, how did you ever manage to find dupes for Deception??? When I was looking at the Dupes, I saw eyeshadows with colour and pigmentation on the right side of the screen and nothing but what looked like a little smudge of maybe dried out mud on the left side – basically nothing, no real colour or anything. Embarrassing that someone would allow their name to be attached to something that poor quality. I’m glad I have Smashbox Hundo as the green shade (along with Deception as it looked in the pan) is the one that interested me most.

I don’t understand why they couldn’t recreate the exact formula again when they repromote. It makes no sense at all. Okay, maybe, just maybe, a certain ingredient is no longer considered safe or is on some “endangered” list but even so, I’d think that could be replicated to produce a better product than this version of Deception. What a shame.

Because I *probably* have dupes for all of the above, except possibly a green like that, I will skip this. Deception is a weird one, that’s for certain! I have managed to get it to work using it over the somewhat sticky feeling Nyx Proof It primer and applying that shade with my fingertips. But, I wouldn’t even want to imagine how bad this must be with brush application!

Meh, disappointed about this but I can find dupes for all the eyeshadows.
I really don’t understand why Deception did so poorly compared to the other shades.

Good for you for giving this a fail! What a shame, as the colours and lipstick are gorgeous and perfect for fall and winter. MAC knows how to make great shadows, so I don’t understand why so many of their palettes and collabs are not up to par. I thought they would have taken action after the terrible reviews of the Jeremy Scott palette, which is STILL in the GOODBYE section. Also, I’ve noticed all LE items end up there, even if they sell out, ie. Robert Lee Morris blush in Linda.

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