Eye Shadow by MAC

Eye Shadow


Overall Score

2478 Reviews
blends well
not creasing
pigmentation: sheer
Contains Hazardous Ingredients

What the reviews are saying

staying powerlonglasting
"when applied wet it stays on for about 8 hours"
- Nordstrom User
"these eyeshadows are amazing, long lasting and great colour pay off"
- Debenhams User
blendabilityblends well
"i love mac eye shadow i’ve been using it for years, great shades, easy to blend and stays on all day"
- Nordstrom User
"blend-able, the best matte eye shadows ever, the best frost eye shadows, the best color range"
- M·A·C User
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creasingnot creasing
"i use this eyeshadow to create the smoky effect-i love it- my eye make up looks like a professional did it--easy to work with colors-no crease-not oily-color stays in place all day"
- Macy's User
"this catches the light in the most natural way and lasts all day on me, i tried this on my eyes and found it to crease quite a bit, although i've never used it underneath eyeshadow"
- Viewpoints User
falloutdoes not have fallout
"i was after a copper shade that's not just brown and this fits the bill perfectly, the veluxe pearl texture melts into the skin, no fallout, very pigmented and smooth"
- John Lewis User
"no fallout which i love"
- M·A·C User
"it's easy to work with, has a smooth almost creamy texture and is a beautiful shade of brown"
- M·A·C User
"this is a wonderful highlighter with a nice creamy texture"
- Viewpoints User


M·A·C User
Blends well, pigmented, not creasing
I have Print, Silver Ring, Phloof!, Expensive Pink, Texture and I have Arena on the way. I'm a pale-skinned, golden blonde hair with blue-green eyes who tans easily and has golden undertones/mostly green veins. The only MAC shadow I am not 100% thrilled with is Texture, just can't seem to get into it (probably need a good brown to pair it with, hmmm Arena maybe?). I own the paint pot Bare Study and love it...the eyebrow pencils are GREAT too, I have sparse naturally thin brows. Lingering on its own is a bit too dark but I pair Lingering with Fling and it seems to work. Hope this helps pale blondes like me who are just starting their MAC stash! These are VERY highly pigmented and last all day, I have never had creasing issues with MAC. My only problem is my B & M store seems to carry only the bold colors and shimmery shades that are better for fun days or clubbing, so if I want matte daywear/work-friendly colors I need to have them shipped. I find the blending slightly difficult but that could be my brushes (I use cheapo brushes). « less
M·A·C User
Pigmented, creasing, has fallout
I own a lot of Mac products, I have a huge collection of makeup and I'd say that 75 percent is Mac... Unfortunately I can not give their eye shadows a high rating. As many others have stated the pigment is just not that great. I have seven Mac eye shadows that I purchased all around the same time. I have Sweet Lust, Nehru, Mystery, Divine Decadence, Lucky Green, Honesty, and Gilty Morsel. I also have an old Sunset B one that's been discontinued. Now here's where I go into a long drawn out description of the pros and cons of each, so scroll on if you don't want that. First is Sweet Lust. I bought this one online and it looked like such a pretty light pink. When it arrived it was a little lighter than expected but that didn't effect my review of it because we all know sometimes things aren't the same on the internet as they are in real life. It is a beautiful color in the pan... Unfortunately that does not transfer to skin. on skin it's almost white. It would work wonderfully as an under brow highlighter but not a pigmented lid shadow. This was very disappointing. BTW I do use primer so that is not the issue. Nehru... This was probably the most disappointing. I bought this one in the store, it looked great in the display case and I even liked it when it was on. I wore it constantly, but here's the part that I want to tell everyone out there buying the stuff online. It's not blue, not even remotely. It is black. I didn't even know it was supposed to be blue until I went online and looked it up. That annoyed me to no end, because they are misrepresenting this product to online shoppers. If you are looking for a nice dark blue look elsewhere. Other than that it is a nice black if you want that and it does blend well and is pigmented nicely. (a side note, this might look blue on a different skin tone I am a NC15) Mystery this appeared Matte on the website but it's not there is a little bit of glitter in it which isn't a huge deal but if you're looking for specifically matte shadows this would bother you. It is pigmented nicely it will take probably 3-4 coats without primer to get the same color as what's in the pan which isn't that great to me. If that doesn't bother you, then go for it! Divine Decadence is a nice silky color. I would actually recommend this color. It was the first color I ever got from Mac. If you like a nice silky bronze-brown color this is for you! Lucky Green. I actually really like this color it is just as it looks on the site, it is not as pigmented as I would like it takes about 3-4 coats without primer, 2-3 with it to get the color in the pan. the finish is nice, overall it's a pretty nice color. Gilty Morsel this color was a huge let down. I bought it online and it looked to be a light green, it's not. It's a goldish color in pan and appears a little shimmery and slightly yellow on skin. It's okay for a highlight and even to blend out Lucky green but it's not a nice all over color. I'm not sure if this color is discontinued or not since I didn't see it above. Honesty. This color is okay. I got it to go with divine decadence and the two look good together. It's not very pigmented at all and it's not very buildable. after a good bit of work with this color it will eventually look like a tan glittery color but it's not what I expect out of a high end, relatively expensive shadow. I won't go into detail on Sunset B since it is discontinued but the pigment is bad and it's not one I hardly ever use. Also something that should be mentioned with all of these shadows is that they disappear quickly. After 3-4 hours you can't see them anymore, not even with primer. the fallout is pretty bad too especially the glittery colors. You wind up looking like you put glitter all over your face, which I don't like. One good thing I have to say about them is they do seem to be crease resistant which is good, but so are a lot of other shadows on the market... I would not recommend these eye shadows which kills me because I love Mac so much and other than this I have nothing but good things to say about them... I...
Viewpoints.com User
Pigmented, not creasing, longlasting
It really is hard to go wrong with MAC eyeshadows. There are many, many colors to choose from, and the quality of the pigment just looks good, never cheap or glaring. Whether applied with a sponge applicator or a brush, the eyeshadow goes on evenly and easily. I prefer using a brush, because in general I find that a brush applies powder more evenly, but occasionally I do use a sponge without any problems whatsoever. These shadows last longer than most eyeshadow, and they stay put. No creasing, and minimal fading, only after a long time or a lot of sweating. I appreciate that the intensity of the color increases with the quantity of eyeshadow applied. This might sound obvious, but it's not always the case that you can get a sheer, light color with a bit of shadow, and a deeper color with more shadow. Some eyeshadows just go on at their darkest color, but there is more play in MAC eyeshadow, and I like it. It doesn't mean you have to use a lot to get intense color, it just means that you have more control. « less


Compared to other eyeshadows, the ingredients in this product contain a larger number of hazardous materials.
69 ingredients

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