Category Archives: MAC Eyeshadow Reviews

MAC Nehru

MAC Nehru

MAC Nehru

Name: MAC Nehru Eyeshadow

Price: £12.00

Where : MAC Counters, MAC Online

Finish: Matte

 

 

I wanted a black, no frills eye shadow to help achieve that dark eyed, smoky look. MAC Nehru is a no frills, blueish-black eye shadow basically. It gives a matte finish but what I really love about this eye shadow is when you damp your brush a little bit and apply this lovely colour, a deep, very blue-black colour emerges – much darker than when used on its own (on its own its a like a very dark grey). Add a bit of grey and ta-daa! Smokey eyes – hello boys! 🙂

If you want a totally matte black colour – MAC Carbon is your girl.

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MAC Nehru

before dampening brush

MAC Nehru

after dampening brush

MAC Amber Lights

MAC Amber Lights

MAC Amber Lights

Name: MAC Amber Lights

Price: £12.00

Where : MAC Counters, MAC Online

Finish : Frost

 

 

MAC Amber Lights was my very first eyeshadow I bought from MAC, I paid about $80 (£40) to undergo a make over , and then you redeem the amount that you paid for in products. Me and my two friends J and K were going out to a club so the look I asked for was, wait for it, ‘glamorous gorgeous’ – hey, I was young, don’t judge me haha!.

This gorgeous goldy-bronze colour was the eyeshadow of the makeup artists choice, partly because I happened to have on a gold top. Anyway, I love this gold colour, it glides on so easily; the outcome? A rich golden-brown colour with a subtle hint of shimmer, perfect for a night out.

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MAC Amber Lights     MAC Amber Lights

MAC Beauty Marked

MAC Beauty Marked

MAC Beauty Marked

Name: MAC Beauty Marked

Price: £12.00

Where : Mac Counters, MAC Online

Finish: Velvet

 

 

Beauty Marked is one of my favourite eyeshadow colours from MAC. An intensely bold black and red eye shadow colour, with a sprinkle of sparkle and oodles of attitude. I love how this eyeshadow stands out and can be worn with either pale lips to emphasize the gorgeous-ness of this little beauty, or with lashings of red lipstick to complete an ooh-so-sexy look. Either way, this one is a keeper – I’ve been beauty marked definitely!

Try MAC Sketch or MAC Twinks – if you want a toned don version of this.

P/S: Dampen your brush a tiny bit and apply – the sparkles really stand out!

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MAC Beauty Marked     MAC Beauty Marked

MAC Coppering

MAC Coppering

MAC Coppering

Name: MAC Coppering Eyeshadow

Price: £12.00

Where : MAC Counters, MAC Online

Finish: Veluxe Pearl

 

 

This is my favourite pink eyeshadow by far – its intense dark shade of pink is highligted by flecks of gold that adds that little bit more sparkle to your peepers. I think because this colour is quite bold and stand out by herself, a toned down lip colour – perhaps No 17 Nudist Peach or if you want to stick to MAC try MAC’s Hug Me, these lighter shades might bring the colour of the eyeshadow out more, as a bright red/pink lipstick will only serve to clash with the pink tones. Thumbs up for this baby!

If you want a toned down version of this, try MAC’s Expensive Pink.

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MAC Coppering MAC Coppering

MAC Expensive Pink

MAC Expensive Pink

MAC Expensive Pink

Name: MAC Expensive Pink

Price: £12.00

Where : MAC Counters, MAC Online

Finish: Veluxe Pearl

 

 

I would say this was a very toned down version of MAC Coppering. A lovely shade of pink with light pearly gold flecks fused in, it looks almost gold-pink when applied and is very easy to apply onto the eyelid, smooth is the word that comes to mind. Perfect for a summery afternoon or for a glamourous look, I sometimes like to blend MAC’s Nehru at the corners to give it that extra oomph for the night time – gives it that rock-princess look. A really pleasant versatile colour to have.

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MAC Expensive Pink     MAC Expensive Pink

MAC Gorgeous Gold

MAC Gorgeous Gold

MAC Gorgeous Gold

Name: MAC Gorgeous Gold

Price: £12.00

Where : MAC Counters, MAC Online

Finish: Veluxe Pearl

 

 

MAC Gorgeous Gold is part of the three amigos as I like to call them, 1/3 of the pack, and definitely the pack leader out of MAC Pink Freeze (review here) and MAC Tilt (review here). MAC Gorgeous Gold is a very light shade of yellow gold with a little bit of shimmer to it. It’s like a very very toned down version of MAC’s Amber Lights (review here) and it’s a little light for me to be quite honest – it clashes with my tanned skin The colour herself I have nothing bad to say about, but I have a feeling this has to be blended with another colour say, a darker colour – and it will really stand out that way – I blended it with MAC Nehru (review here) and it worked a treat. Get your gold on my lovelies!

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MAC Honey Lust

MAC Honey Lust

MAC Honey Lust

Name: MAC Honey Lust

Price: £12.00

Where : MAC Counters, MAC Online

Finish: Lustre

 

 

I bought MAC Honey Lust when I was going through my ‘I want to look natural’ phase. Off I trotted to the MAC store and out I came with MAC Honey Lust, a glittery golden-bronze number with a slight tint of sparkle to her and loads of glitter to give. I found this to look quite natural, but the specks of sparkle give this beauty an extra edge. I have one (tiny) issue with this shadow though, when I used it again at home for another occasion, I noticed that the glitter does fall quite a bit and if you’re not careful, you’ll end up with a face full of glitter – easily fixed by putting a tissue under your eyelid to catch the glitter, or, the way I use it, is I do my eyes first, then I wipe off any access glitter on my face with a cream cleanser then start putting on foundation.

A similar eyeshadow is Maybelline’s Iced Fudge which is a whole lot cheaper.

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MAC Honey Lust     MAC Honey Lust

MAC Phloof

MAC Phloof

MAC Phloof

Name: MAC Phloof

Price: £12.00

Where : MAC Counters, MAC Online

Finish: Frost

 

 

MAC Phloof is a frosty white coloured eye shadow that I use to highlight the part between my eyelid and eyebrow – apparently its meant to give the illusion of your eyes being bigger than they actually are. It’s a nice, almost off-white colour and when I have the time, I make a point to use it, but unfortunately its not that often as I would like. A nice colour all round – not too white so you look like a ghost and has a pearly shimmery finish.

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MAC Pink Freeze

MAC Phloof

MAC Phloof

Name: MAC Phloof

Price: £12.00

Where : MAC Counters, MAC Online

Finish: Frost

 

 

I went through a really weird teenage phase of strange colourful eyeshadows from the ages of 17 to about 21. Pink Freeze was on I bought on impulse together with Gorgeous Gold and Tilt. Pink Freeze is an almost frosty shade of light pink, its bright, without being neon bright, if you understand my ramblings at all. You can see the pink particles in the shadow and it does show on skin for sure. I don’t know why I bought this colour and for the life of me I can’t remember if I had a party to go to, or perhaps I was in a mood. I sometimes use (albeit very little) of it as a highlighter, if you were after a highlighter but wanted something you could also use as an eyeshadow, then Pink Freeze is your girl. Unfortunately, my skin tone is too dark to pull this colour off as an eyeshadow, works great when I want a highlighter with a tinge of pink frost though! I liken Pink Freeze to another MAC eyeshadow; Phloof, with a touch of pink in it!

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MAC PInk Freeze     MAC PInk Freeze

MAC Romp

MAC Romp

MAC Romp

Name: MAC Romp Eyeshadow

Price: £12.00

Where : MAC Counters, MAC Online

Finish: Frost

 

 

MAC Romp is an eyeshadow that is a rich, shimmery brown tone infused with a tiny bit of gold sparkle. Smooth to glide on and the outcome is a warm brown hue that looks luscious on the eyelids. The colour itself is quite outstanding on its own, so I didn’t try the magic dab-your-brush-in-a-little-water to bring out the oomph that’s sometimes a little shy to emerge. This is my favourite brown colour of all time and my default go to colour when I’m not sure what eye shadow to use – best part about it? Can be used in the day time and will not look out of place for a night out either. Brilliant!

A similiar but more expensive version of this is Burberry Midnight Brown.  A cheaper version of this is L’Oreal Brown Lame.

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MAC Romp     MAC Romp