MAC x Rossy de Palma My Moon Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

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MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo
MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo

My Moon

MAC My Moon Eyeshadow Duo ($22.00 for 0.10 oz.) contains a shimmery, warm white and a deep, matt black. The textures of the two were a bit more dramatic in difference, so I did not find the matte black to go over the shimmery white as well as it could have. This was the result of the shimmery white being chunkier and flakier, so it did not have an even texture on the skin.

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MAC Luna Llena Eyeshadow
MAC Luna Llena Eyeshadow
MAC Luna Llena Eyeshadow
MAC Luna Llena Eyeshadow
MAC Luna Llena Eyeshadow
MAC Luna Llena Eyeshadow

Luna Llena

Luna Llena is a bright white with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was not buildable without a tacky base or using a dampened brush, as the texture was on the chunkier, flakier side, so the eyeshadow did not go on evenly. There was slight fallout during application and a bit more during wear. It lasted for seven hours on me, besides the 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 Lune Noire Eyeshadow
MAC Lune Noire Eyeshadow
MAC Lune Noire Eyeshadow
MAC Lune Noire Eyeshadow
MAC Lune Noire Eyeshadow
MAC Lune Noire Eyeshadow

Lune Noire

Luna Noire is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was more velvety, a little more substantial than MAC’s typical matte eyeshadow–definitely not as thin nor as firmly pressed in the pan, which made it have a little more powderiness in the pan but also seemed to give greater intensity in a single layer. It had good pigmentation, and it was fairly blendable on the lid, though I felt like it was easy to over-apply product. The eyeshadow lasted 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!).

Browse all of our MAC Eyeshadow swatches.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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So very 80’s! Used to rock a duochrome icy white w/gold flash eyeshadow from that company I worked for back then, paired up with black matte and either a bright orange-gold metallic or duochrome teal w/ gold reflects. The black shade in here looks very good, even though the white shade is a flakey mess!

I think it’s a bit redundant having a black and white duo – seeing as these shades live in nearly every palette out in the market place. And they are not even that great.

I just can’t imagine a use for this duo for myself. These are the two types of shades that always get ignored in my palettes. I would look awful in black and white eyeshadow. I’d be interested in seeing some eye looks with this duo.

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