Greensmoke

MAC Eyeshadow

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MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow
MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow
MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow
MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow
MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow
MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow
MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow
MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow
MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow
MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow
MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow
MAC Greensmoke Eyeshadow

MAC Greensmoke is a neutral-toned, medium-dark green with a sparkle finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $17.00 and contains 0.05 oz.

Editor's Review

Greensmoke is described as a "tarnished olive." It's a muted, dark olive brown with lighter green and gold shimmer that gives it a pearly sheen. There is some chunkier gold sparkle that doesn't bind with the base color that gets dusted away as soon as you blend it. The texture had a very firm press to it, which made getting color difficult without really jabbing at the surface. It started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. Dior Jardin #3 (P, ) is more muted. Charlotte Tilbury Veruschka (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, more muted. Guerlain Khaki Mono (07) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery. Hourglass Color Field #5 (P, ) is more muted. Chanel Tisse Fantaisie #3 (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Division (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker. Laura Mercier Pewter (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker. Cle de Peau Stardust #4 (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted. Make Up For Ever D320 Golden Khaki (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, more muted. Dior Pied de Poule #5 (P, ) is lighter. MAC Cool Companions #2 (LE, ) is darker, warmer. theBalm #30 (P, $6.50) is darker. theBalm D4 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. theBalm #42 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: compare dupes side-by-side.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.

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Claims / Ingredients

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.

2 Written Reviews

By Ana Maria 9 months ago.

Greensmoke is a MAC eyeshadow that kind of disappointed me. There's barely any color pay off, and the formula is stiff and dry (or maybe I got a dud). At first application it's very sheer and I need several layers to build some opacity. But there's almost no fallout and the eyeshadow ends up being somewhat buildable. A wet brush might be better for application, but it's not something I do. Once applied, there's barely any shimmer. The color is more like a muddy golden olive, a little bit ashy and cool. I would describe it more like light-medium, it's not a dark color. It can easily be an one and done all over the lid color, but it also looks good with various shades in the crease. The staying power is quite good, doesn't crease or fade for 8-10 hours.

Tags: sheer, crease-resistant
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Yellow

By Mariella 9 years ago.

Greensmoke is a Luster finish shadow that is disappointingly lacklustre! It is a really beautiful, complex mixture of olive, gold and almost a deep blue. But, like most of MAC's Luster shadows, it isn't very pigmented and doesn't show up on the lids at all how it does in the pan. This shadow needs a coloured base to help it show its real beauty. A green, grey or brown cream shadow base will help this shadow reach its full potential. But when given a bit of help, this is such a beautiful, murky, smoky, dazzle-y shade and for my brown eyes, it's almost magic!

Tags: buildable, sheer, smooth, hard-to-apply, fall-out, great-value
Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Pink