MAC Up at Dawn is a moderately warm-toned, light-medium orange with a satin finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $17.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
MAC Up at Dawn Eyeshadow ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "sherbet orange [with a Satin finish]." It's a lightly brightened, meidum orange with warm undertones and a satin shimmer. It had good color payoff, but the texture was dusty and on the thinner side, so it had trouble adhering well to the skin. It only seemed to work decently over a thicker base like a MAC Paint Pot, but it did not work well with thinner primers like Urban Decay Primer Potion or MAC's 24-Hour Prep + Prime. I could get a tinge of the color if I swept it above the crease, but it was never opaque. The color lasted for seven hours on me. Viseart Cantaloupe (Warm Mattes #6) (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Sandstone (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Get Closer (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #123R Top (PiP, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Milani Bella Mandarin (27) (P, $4.49) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Sundeck #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Trumpette (DC, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Apricot Blend #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Pareo (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop I Owe You (P, $4.50) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica (P, $6.80) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Tone (223CP) (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Warm Browns #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Rouge-Gorge (116) (LE, $32.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Rio (91) (DC, $10.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever Igneous (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever Smelted (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (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.