MAC Blue Mesa is a slightly cool-toned, medium-dark blue with a satin finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $17.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
Blue Mesa is a bright, medium blue with subtle bluish sparkle over a satin finish. It is a "warmer" blue (still officially cool-toned!). The texture was soft, lightly dusty, and thinner, and it was prone to sheering out on the lid as well as applied unevenly. I would use a drier base with this shade, so it can adhere more evenly. This shade started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Wet 'n' Wild A Regular at the Factory #2 (DC, $2.29) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #371 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Blindsided (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Beverly Hills #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). ColourPop Zoomship (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Gonzo (DC, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Periwinkle (Bright Editorial #8) (P, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Electric Eel (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Denim Genes (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Liquid Sky (LE, $17.00) is cooler (80% similar). MAC Blue Candy (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Mad Mad World #1 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
These saturated shadows in neutral and metallic shades and multiple finishes stay on all day long with non-creasing, eight-hour wear. The result: potent colour payoff that applies evenly, blends well and can be used wet or dry.