MAC Retrograde is a slightly cool-toned, dark black with a metallic finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $25.00 and contains 0.02 oz.
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MAC Retrograde Spellbinder Shadow ($22.00 for 0.02 oz.) is a deep gray with cooler, bluish pearl. It had good color coverage with a soft, silky texture, but I noticed that some of the color would stick more readily to some areas, and then it would not want to diffuse much from there, so the end result was somewhat patchy. I had better luck when I used it over a primer getting more even intensity but did not experience easier blending. It started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear on bare lids, and it had no signs of wear with primer after nine and a half hours. Make Up For Ever 28 Anthracite Black (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (DC, ) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Caviar (P, $45.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Redemption (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Deep Cravings (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Hint of Sapphire (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Illamasqua Android (P, $25.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Gunmetal (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Smash It Up (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Black Metal (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC A Sprinkle of Blues #4 (PiP, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Ace (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Give In Take II (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Slate (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Silver (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #21 (DC, $33.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Beat Drop (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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