MAC Elegant Friend is a neutral-toned, medium-dark purple with a frost finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $17.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
Elegant Friend is described as a "dirty lavender [with a Veluxe Pearl finish]." It's a muted, medium-dark, silvery lavender with a frosted finish. The texture was slightly dry and dusty, so it would benefit greatly from a primer, as it doesn't stick as well to bare skin on its own. It was blendable but only because it sheered out. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. MAC Time to Tango (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Rebel (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #420 (P, $7.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lilac Dream #4 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Great Beyond #4 (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Nashville (PiP, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Harlot (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) (LE, $39.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Pastelluxe #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 11 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Lancome Zip Me Up (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Pearled Earth (PiP, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Dimension (LE, $12.00) is darker (80% 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.