Category Archives: MAC Eyeshadow Combinations

Spotlight On: MAC Fiction


Finish: Frost / Muted green shimmer Known dupes: Greensmoke I normally would not feature a limited edition eyeshadow, simply because if someone didn’t get the opportunity to get it, then the post really wouldn’t serve a great purpose. However, due to Fiction being an identical dupe in color (not in finish) to Greensmoke, you can also substitute Greensmoke in any of these looks if you don’t have Fiction. You’re also welcome to refer to the Greensmoke posting here if you […]

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Spotlight On: MAC Atlantic Blue


Finish: Matte / Bright violet-blue Well, the name is accurate! If I were going to describe this shade, ‘Atlantic Blue’ is quite fitting as it is that deep blue color of the Atlantic Ocean. This color is very easy to work with in terms of application and blending; the only difficult thing about this color is pairing it with other colors! It is so obnoxiously bright and I actually found myself quite stumped with this one throughout my time creating […]

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Spotlight On: MAC Mylar


¬†Finish: Satin / Creamy-white with shimmer Mylar is usually used as a highlight under the brow bone for an added pop of definition, but for this post I wanted to show you ways you can wear it on the lid. It does make for a great eyeshadow in neutral, everyday looks. I find this one to be very pigmented, buttery and very easy to blend. I typically like to use it on the innermost portion of the eyes, but it’s […]

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Spotlight On: MAC Aqua


Finish: Matte / Subdued pale grey aqua Aqua is a matte, very light ice blue with a hint of turquoise (in my opinion).¬† I like this eyeshadow much more than I thought I would, my only gripe is how hard it is to photograph! Argh. LOL In the swatch to the left, you’ll notice that I left the edges of my hand in the picture so you could see the true color. When I cut it into the circle I […]

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Spotlight On: MAC Retrospeck


Finish: Lustre / Beached blonde Retrospeck is best described a light yellow-gold neutral shade, ideal for everyday looks. This color does have some subtle sparkle to it, which does tend to fall under the eye (argh). For that reason, I like to apply it wet first and then layer it dry; not only does this help to eliminate some of the fallout, but it also makes the color stronger on the eye. If you would like to apply it like […]

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Spotlight On: MAC BioGreen


Finish: Frost / Yellow green with gold pearl BioGreen is another one of the more shocking green colors offered by MAC. This reminds me a little bit of MakeupGeek’s Fuji but is a little darker by comparison. I love the Frost finish, very buttery, pigmented and easy to work with. If you have brown or hazel eyes, and LOVE color, this is one worth considering. It pairs beautifully with so many other greens, neutrals and can be worn boldly or […]

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Spotlight On: MAC Vapour


Finish: Velvet / Peach-pink with violet pearl What appears to be a simple beige shade in the pan is actually a subtle light pink with a hint of purple mixed in. I personally couldn’t see the purple in the shade until I studied the swatch in direct sunlight, but this is one that could show differently depending on the color of your skin, too. It reminds me a lot of Phloof! both in color and texture, even though the finish […]

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Spotlight On: MAC Carbon


Finish: Matte / Intense black Carbon is, simply put, a smokey black shade in an easy-to-work-with matte formula. While MAC describes this as an intense black though, I have to disagree. It can be intense depending on how much you use, but it also offers a smokey, light black if a little bit is used. I also don’t feel it’s as pigmented a black as others I have used from other brands, like Urban Decay’s Blackout (which is Baaah-lack!). I […]

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Spotlight On: MAC Charcoal Brown


Finish: Matte / Muted taupe brown Charcoal Brown! Where have you been all my life?! Ha! I have to admit I was not thrilled to use this shade when I first purchased it because I assumed (never do that, Z!) it would be like some of the matte finishes from other MAC eyeshadows. Sometimes they are not all they’re cracked up to be. However, I was pleasantly surprised with Charcoal Brown! It was easy to pick up on the brush […]

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Spotlight On: MAC Yogurt


Finish: Matte / Soft pale pink Yogurt is one of the best soft pink shades I have ever come across not only for its coloring, but the soft matte finish also makes it exquisitely easy to work with. If you’re a neutral lover but looking to branch out into color slowly, I’d highly recommend trying Yogurt. Its soft enough to make the eyes pop without screaming too loudly that there is color on your eyes. Even though this is a […]

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