By Ana Maria 2 years ago.
MAC Blanc Type is a one of those staple shades (at least for people with fair to medium complexions) in a great quality formula. It's so bad it's discontinued (Blanc Type and many others Matte2 eyeshadows really need a comeback).
The color is a very light beige that more flattering and versatile than a pure white. On my light-medium warm yellow undertone complexion (NC16-20) it can look a little bit chalky, on someone with lighter complexion it would made a great setting powder/eyeshadow. I use it to add a little bit of matte illumination under my eyebrow. The color can be sheered out with a fluffy brush, but it's a pigmented beige with some opacity.
The formula is one of the best mattes I have ever tried, even better compared to other MAC Matte shadows. It applies and blends so smoothly that it's a pleasure to work with. If I have other eyeshadows that don't blend well and are patchy, I'll apply first Blanc Type all over the lid and it really helps. The caveat is that this eyeshadow had tone of kick-back even when I use the softest brush; for a darker color the fact that the shadow is so powdery would probably annoy me, but for this type of shade it's almost a good thing.