Yesterday I was gifted an overwhelmingly large amount of makeup (Thanks Bon!), and a big hunk of it was MAC. I only owned two eyeshadow singles beforehand, and I didn’t see the point of reviewing only two shades. I was actually planning on reviewing my MAC collection as a whole because of how small it was, but I have enough now to break it up into sections.
I like MAC’s eyeshadow, but I wasn’t wearing the two that I owned previously very often. You might be thinking why I neglect them, and, in all honesty, I neglect most of my eyeshadow! Since I received my Naked 3 palette for Christmas, I haven’t really been using much else. Well, it’s time to make a change!! My plan is to give my other shadows use alongside my beloved Naked 3!
No matter what brand eyeshadow, I will always use an eyeshadow primer. I switch back and forth between Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion. They both function on par with each other on my skin! For the swatches today, there is no primer though.
MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Jealousy Wakes
This is a dark shimmery forrest green. It applies smoothly and is very pigmented! I didn’t experience fallout while swatching this.
MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Melody
This eyeshadow is more light than Jealousy Wakes and appears to be matte. It looks a bit powdery, but I didn’t experience any fallout while swatching.
Left: Jealous Wakes | Right: Melody
Favorite of the two: Jealousy wakes. I prefer darker greens, but they can both be used together in the making of a green smokey eye!
MAC Frost Eyeshadow in Very Violet
This is a faintly shimmery purple. It’s not deep, but not too light. There was no fallout, and it is very pigmented.
MAC Matte Eyeshadow in Shock-A-Holic
I don’t understand. This eyeshadow is definitely not matte. You can see the glitter in the photo!! This one was harder to build up, and it did have a little bit of fallout. It’s a bit more deep of a purple compared to Very Violet.
Left: Very Violet | Right: Shock-A-Holic
My favorite of the two: Definitely Very Violet. Shock was hard to build up, and it still appears patchy in the photo. Shock was also not matte, but claims so on the package. I’m shocked! (pun intended)
MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Faux
How do I explain this color? It’s a reddish-taupe that leans slightly brown. It is matte, pigmented, and I didn’t see fallout.
MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Antiqued
This is a beautiful coppery-reddish brown. It’s shimmery, pigmented, and doesn’t fallout! I think the name is quite suiting.
MAC Matte Eyeshadow in Passionate
This is a pigmented matte pinky-red. I didn’t see any fallout. I have no idea how to integrate this color, but I am up for the challenge!
Left: Faux | Middle: Antiqued | Right: Passionate
Favorite of the three: Antiqued hands down. The color is so beautiful, and I am excited to use it with my Naked 3.
MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Knight Divine
This is a shimmery grayish-black. I love setting my pencil liners with this. It’s pigmented and there’s no fallout when using.
MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Bright Future
This is a shimmery yellow gold that leans more yellow. It’s pigmented and there is very minimal fallout. This is from the Style Warriors Collection, and I am assuming that it was LE (Limited Edition).
Left: Knight Divine | Right: Bright Future
Favorite of the two: Tied. They are too different to choose between!
Overall Favorite: Antiqued
Overall Least Favorite: Shock-A-Holic
Blushing Daisy Score: 9.5/10
- Long lasting
- Wide shade variety
- Little to no fallout
- Only two shades had minimal fallout: Shock-A-Holic and Bright Future
- Only one patchy shade: Shock-A-Holic
- Blend easily
- $15 a pop
I like these overall, and would consider purchasing more in the future! Do you own any MAC shadows? How do you like them?