MAC x Stranger Things Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette
MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette

Hawkins Class of 1986

MAC Hawkins Class of 1986 Eyeshadow x 8 Palette ($45.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a newer, limited edition palette that contains three matte shades and five shimmer shades. Unfortunately, the shimmer formula was rather thick and firmer, which made it hard to apply onto the lid and many of them seemed to lose their shimmer/shine within minutes of application. The mattes were soft, blendable, albeit a touch powdery at times.

Ingredients

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MAC Dingus Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Dingus Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Dingus Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Dingus Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Dingus Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Dingus Dazzleshadow Extreme

Dingus

Dingus is a brighter, yellowy gold with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. I found that the product looked metallic, but the finish seemed prone to fading down to something more like a satin or pearl finish within a few minutes.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Palace Arcade Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Palace Arcade Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Palace Arcade Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Palace Arcade Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Palace Arcade Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Palace Arcade Dazzleshadow Extreme

Palace Arcade

Palace Arcade is a medium purple with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It appeared like it might be more metallic in the pan but ended up fading to a more satin-like finish on the skin.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Melvald's General Store Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Melvald's General Store Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Melvald's General Store Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Melvald's General Store Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Melvald's General Store Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Melvald's General Store Dazzleshadow Extreme

Melvald's General Store

Melvald’s General Store is a light, steely blue with cool undertones and a frosted finish that looked chunky and textured on my lid.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Starcourt Mall Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Starcourt Mall Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Starcourt Mall Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Starcourt Mall Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Starcourt Mall Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Starcourt Mall Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow

Starcourt Mall

Starcourt Mall is a light-medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Soft, finely-milled consistency, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "pillow-soft, matte colour" that is "highly blendable" with "unbelievable slip" that has "stay-true colour" that doesn't fade, crease, or dry out the lids. The majority of the shades were pigmented, though a few were more semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan--softer and more yielding than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow--but had more glide for better adhesion and blendability on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

They're thinner and a bit more powdery than the long-discontinued Matte2 formula, though it was more like that finish than the current, matte finish in the brand's permament range of eyeshadows. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than a lot of MAC's eyeshadows, so they were improved and a nice addition to the brand's range (they're also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, WaterAquaEau, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Benny's Burger Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Benny's Burger Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Benny's Burger Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Benny's Burger Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Benny's Burger Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Benny's Burger Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow

Benny's Burger

Benny’s Burger is a warmer, mid-tone caramel brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Soft, finely-milled consistency, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "pillow-soft, matte colour" that is "highly blendable" with "unbelievable slip" that has "stay-true colour" that doesn't fade, crease, or dry out the lids. The majority of the shades were pigmented, though a few were more semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan--softer and more yielding than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow--but had more glide for better adhesion and blendability on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

They're thinner and a bit more powdery than the long-discontinued Matte2 formula, though it was more like that finish than the current, matte finish in the brand's permament range of eyeshadows. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than a lot of MAC's eyeshadows, so they were improved and a nice addition to the brand's range (they're also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, WaterAquaEau, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Hawkins High Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Hawkins High Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Hawkins High Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Hawkins High Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Hawkins High Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow
MAC Hawkins High Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow

Hawkins High

Hawkins High is a medium-dark green with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation
  • Soft, finely-milled consistency, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (eight hours on average for this formula)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "pillow-soft, matte colour" that is "highly blendable" with "unbelievable slip" that has "stay-true colour" that doesn't fade, crease, or dry out the lids. The majority of the shades were pigmented, though a few were more semi-opaque and buildable.

The texture was soft, smooth, and slightly powdery in the pan--softer and more yielding than the standard MAC matte eyeshadow--but had more glide for better adhesion and blendability on bare skin. The eyeshadows stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

They're thinner and a bit more powdery than the long-discontinued Matte2 formula, though it was more like that finish than the current, matte finish in the brand's permament range of eyeshadows. They were easier and more forgiving to work with than a lot of MAC's eyeshadows, so they were improved and a nice addition to the brand's range (they're also available as pan-only for less).

Browse all of our MAC Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, WaterAquaEau, Caprylyl Glycol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC Surfer Boy Pizza Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Surfer Boy Pizza Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Surfer Boy Pizza Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Surfer Boy Pizza Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Surfer Boy Pizza Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Surfer Boy Pizza Dazzleshadow Extreme

Surfer Boy Pizza

Surfer Boy Pizza is a light, peachy gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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MAC USS Butterscotch Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC USS Butterscotch Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC USS Butterscotch Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC USS Butterscotch Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC USS Butterscotch Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC USS Butterscotch Dazzleshadow Extreme

USS Butterscotch

USS Butterscotch is a bright, light-medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a shiny, metallic finish. This was noticeably more emollient and easier to work with than other shimmers in the palette.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Moderately dense, somewhat thick texture that was stiffer
  • Doesn’t pick up evenly with brush, best applied with fingertips
  • Harder to blend edges of darker shades due to texture
  • Average-wearing (seven to eight hours of wear, prone to fading)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Nancy T Avatar

Probably the funniest part about this palette is that it does have a 1986 feel to it! Our “metallics” of that era were literally NOTHING in comparison to what makeup companies can now produce! I mean, I did have a few really nice ones back then while pregnant with my son and during those first several months as a Mom, but I have waaay better ones now.

Adrienne Avatar

I bought this palette and it arrived in time to wear Melvald’s General Store all over my lids for a 1980’s party! It was like I’d gone back in time. The color, the texture of the shadow was perfect 1980s. I wouldn’t wear the color in its own like that normally because it is really anachronistic looking, but I would use it along with other shadows.

Helene Avatar

How disappointing. I hope the other palette is better.
I have liked what I’ve seen of the show, and now try to avoid spoilers so I can see all of the new season in one sitting. The first half is out and the next comes later in summer, I think.
I though this sounded like a fun collab, but the quality must be there or there’s nothing fun at all about it.

Georgina Maurice Avatar

I got mine a week or so ago. I love it, so far so good.
I have not have any issues with the colors disappearing. Maybe I got the one good palette.

Z Avatar

Kudos to MAC on this one. When I see everything as a whole it doesn’t make “sense” to my brain, but looking at the colors individually each one looks great. I love the designs of the packaging on everything too.

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