Category Archives: MAC Eyeshadow Combinations

Spotlight On: MAC Forgery


Finish: Lustre / Sterling silver Like so many of other Lustre finishes from MAC, Forgery is such a beautiful color and pairs beautifully with so many different eyeshadows, but it’s intense glitter finish makes using it in looks a lot more limiting. The way I typically use any of the Lustre finish eyeshadows is as an accent on the eye, as you can see in the below looks. Used sparingly, Forgery really can add to a combination and applying it […]

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Spotlight On: MAC Sweet Lust


Finish: Lustre / Pinky-rose Known Dupes: UD Dust I was dreading this eyeshadow a little bit after I learned it was another one of those with a Lustre finish (ugh), but I rather like it! It does have fallout associated with it, but I feel like after using it and wearing it, it’s nowhere near as bad as some other Lustre shades. It’s weird! If the Lustre finish is enough to drive you batty, you can also apply these eyeshadows […]

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Face of the Day: Smokey Eyes with MAC Concrete


MAC’s Concrete eyeshadow is one of those that has challenged me for a WHILE now. So I wanted to sit down this weekend and play around with it to see what looks I could come up with; afterall, I DO love a challenge! As this is one of those gray-leaning browns, I find it pairs beautifully with other gray eyeshadows and neutrals. Surprisingly, this was the first look I came up with (that so RARELY happens!) and it was love […]

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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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