MAC How Royal is a moderately cool-toned, medium-dark blue with a pearl finish. It is a discontinued eyeshadow that retails for $17.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
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MAC How Royal Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "pearly cerulean blue [with a Veluxe Pearl finish]." It's a bright, medium blue with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation paired with a softer consistency that wasn't too firm or too dense, but I did notice it had a tendency to fade when applied to bare skin. Over primer, it looked better and applied more evenly. On me, it wore well for eight hours (no primer). Kat Von D Paranoid (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Showgirl (P, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Shiseido Esmaralda (BL 620) (P, $25.00) is more muted (90% similar). Sephora Rio (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S214 Ultramarine Blue (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Glacier Gang (LE, )(90% similar). Sugarpill Afterparty (P, $13.00) is darker (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Blue Lagoon (LE, ) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Clash (DC, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Blue Calm (DC, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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M·A·C Eyeshadow is a highly pigmented powder formula that applies evenly and blends well. Suitable for use either wet or dry, it's available in a wide variety of textures and finishes.