Spotlight On: MAC Phloof!

phloofFinish: Frost / Frosted off-white

Known Dupes: Shroom, UD Virgin, UD Bootycall

The moment I received Phloof! in the mail, the first thought I had was ‘Oh great, another shimmery eyeshadow like Shroom to hate’ LOL! However, I was pleasantly surprised to find out this is actually a very light, pale pink shade that works beautifully when paired up with all sorts of colors; it reminds me a lot of Pink Freeze, except lighter. From pinks and reds to neutrals and browns, this is gorgeous. Surprisingly, the color is easy to build, which I typically don’t find to be the case for MAC’s Frost finish eyeshadows. My favorite way to wear Phloof! is on the inner half of the lid for added definition. Like Pink Freeze, I also found that using it as a highlight to the center of the lid delivered beautiful looks (see Look #1). If you have the opportunity to try this buttery eyeshadow, I highly recommend that you do!

Look #1

MAC eyeshadows used:

  • Beauty Marked (inner and outer third of lid)
  • Phloof! (middle of lid)
  • Prepped for Glamour LE (crease) – Satin Taupe is a dupe
  • Bisque (blend)

 

25 thoughts on “Spotlight On: MAC Phloof!

  1. WOW!!! This is a MUST HAVE on my list now. I Keep going in and looking for something to replace shroom, b/c I’m so bored with it. every single one of these combinations are gorgeous, I need them all!!

      1. Donna, check out my post lower down. If you want something better than Shroom and if you’re up for something “non-MAC”, try Stila Starlight. It is one of my absolutely favourite highlights (and some days, I’ll wear it all by itself with some liner and be done!)

    1. My Eyeshadow Consultant

      Reply

      Hi Laura! Naked Lunch and Sin are really similar to one another and you actually only need one of those. They don’t compare to Phloof! though, as Phloof! is a light pale pink whereas those two are darker, champagne colors. I’d say if you have the UD Naked palette with Virgin, you could use that in place of Phloof! for these looks. Or MAC’s Shroom. Hope that helps a little bit! :) Thanks for asking!

  2. Very pretty and feminine. Which do you like the best Beauty Marked or Deep Damson? They both are quite dark in color yes? Look #8 looks really good on you :)

    1. My Eyeshadow Consultant

      Reply

      Thanks, Karah! :)
      I’ll take Beauty Marked over Deep Damson anyday! They are VERY similar to one another if not identical in color, just different finishes. I’m going to have to add them into the permanent dupe list I have with a comparison; I’m positive you don’t need both. Deep Damson is just a pain in the BUTT to work with! Ha!

      1. If I remember right you had a Spotlight on D.D before and then you removed it right? I noticed D.D. and B.M. are not rated well. Anyway, I wanted to ask what other shadows you like to use with Phloof that you didn’t get a chance to use for the Spotlight?

        1. My Eyeshadow Consultant

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          Yup, you’re right! I deleted it because I thought the pictures were horrrrrible! LOL! Ever since the new camera I’ve been busy going back through the old posts and redoing some of the pictures I’m not liking anymore due to either bad lighting or bad application. And Deep Damson will be re-posted later in January! :)

          You know, I would have liked to experiment more with browns as well as blues. So ones like Tilt, Handwritten, Mystery, Contrast, etc. will eventually be ones I try pairing it up with next. 😀

  3. Kind of off topic and I thought I saw it posted somewhere before, but where is the best place that you get your pan refills or your eyeshadows in general besides MAC store of course??

    1. My Eyeshadow Consultant

      Reply

      No problem! We welcome off topic discussions here! 😉
      Are you talking about the actual eyeshadows in pans or empty pans?
      If it’s just the pans with eyeshadows already in them, I’ve only ever ordered them off MAC’s website.
      If it’s the empty pans for pressing pigments, I buy mine from CoastalScents.com

      Or did you mean the Back2MAC program where you trade empties for additional products for free?
      :)

  4. the actual pans with the shadow in them. I’m trying so hard to be patient in building my collection, but if there is somewhere cheaper that I don’t know about, I’d love to know!!

    1. My Eyeshadow Consultant

      Reply

      Aysh, yeah I hear ya there!
      Could you be thinking of Cosmetic Company Outlets (CCOs) maybe?
      They sell the pot versions of MAC eyeshadows though, not the pans, so you’d have to depot.
      They are about $10-12 though; that’s about the cheapest that’s out there.
      Just Google ‘Cosmetic Company Outlet’ with your city and state and you should be able to find the closest one(s)!
      Stay away from eBay; lots of fakes there. :(

  5. You hate Shroom too? I hate Shroom! I wanted to love Shroom but either it doesn’t show up at all or,if I apply more heavily, it looks garish and “lizardy”. Stila makes a wonderful shadow called Starlight that is everything I had hoped Shroom would be. It looks quite yellow in the pan but applied it is absolutely perfect. You might want to check it out if you get a chance. As for Phloof, it is wonderful – in fact so wonderful that I even overlook the silly name. And look #1 is calling my name (and I even have Prepped for Glamour which is one of my all time fave shadows) so I might actually wear this look tonight!

    1. My Eyeshadow Consultant

      Reply

      Hi Mona!
      Thanks for asking! Satin Taupe is VERY similar to it when they’re swatched side by side.
      You could also use something like Soft Brown in the crease to warm the look up a bit too. Hope that helps! :)

  6. I want phloof! I don’t currently own it. Oh boy! More shadows for the must have list! These looks are just gorgeous Z!

  7. Phloof! was one of a few shades i bought new this holiday (also, Kid, Satin Taupe & Vanilla- what i thought were some essentials!). And to be honest…Phloof! is by FAR my least favourite of the bunch. It IS very nice for inner eyelid/ middle of lid brightening/ contrast, but i find it’s super frosty finish to be SO overpowering! Sometimes i find it “takes over” the whole eyeshadow look, and all the shades- esp. the crease, have a Phloof!-ish, frosty sheen over them. Maybe my technique is poor or i use too much. But even when i blend the crease out, if Phloof! is on the lid, some of it is definitely getting up into the crease. And for me, Phloof! tends to ruin the looks of mattes in the crease. I was excited about this one when i bought it online, but surprisingly i haven’t found a way to make it work for me! :( P.S. “Kid” is my fav.of the few i ordered. My first MAC purchase since college! i had to snatch it up, thanks to your spotlight..and when i saw it’s going to be discontinued! Cheers! :)

    1. My Eyeshadow Consultant

      Reply

      Oh no! I’m sorry to hear of your troubles with Phloof! :(
      I found when I used it that it helped to pair it up with similar finishes; you’re right in your assessment of how it works with matte shades (not a team player there!).

      Ugh, isn’t it horrible that they’re discontinuing Kid?! Why, oh why?! It goes with everything!
      I ordered a couple back-ups of it too!

  8. iam thrilled by your eyeshadow photos. i am a new customer of MAC cosmetics and i bought nylon ,cranberry,taupe they are easy to use and very pretty to wear.i joined your channel and am really glad i did thanks again .cashmircheryl@gmail.com

    1. My Eyeshadow Consultant

      Reply

      Welcome to you, Cheryl!
      Those are SUPERB colors to start your collection with; great choices!
      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the site! :)

  9. Flavia Pontecorvo

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    Hi!!! I’m new here and I’m lovig every look!!! I have a question: I REALLY like the first look but I don’t have Prepped for Glamour, could you tell me if there is dupe for that color???
    Thanks!!!

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