Spotlight On: MAC Mythology

Finish: Lustre / Copper

This copper-pink shade makes for a beautiful contrast to blue and green eyes – this would also work very well for other eye colors. There is a small amount of fall out associated with this shade, but if you’re careful to pack your brush well and dab it onto your eyelids, it helps to eliminate much of the fallout. Mythology and Expensive Pink are very similar in the way they look on the lid, but I like Mythology more for its intense pigmentation and sparkle formula. In my opinion, you really don’t need both in your collection. What I really LOVE about Mythology is how easily it’s transformed when applied over a colored base (see looks #3 and 5). A real special color!

Look #1

MAC eyeshadows used:

  • Mythology (inner third of lid)
  • Amber Lights (middle of lid)
  • Bronze (outer third of lid and into outer v)
  • Blanc Type (blend)


10 thoughts on “Spotlight On: MAC Mythology

  1. Hi, Sabrina

    I’m considering buying Mythology, but feel like it’s too close to a color included in the gold quad from the Spring Colour Forcast last year, Aztec Brick. Are you familiar with that color? Also thought it was similar to Cranberry, but thanks to your post, see it really is not!
    Thank you so much! Totally addicted to your site!

    1. Hi Nicole!
      I can see where you might think of Aztec Brick being similar to Mythology, but it’s really more of a bronze version of Amber Lights.
      Mythology has a different formula and look – more red based. It is one of my favorites!
      Thanks for asking!
      -Zabrena 🙂

  2. I know this is an old post but I just have to ask…have you had any difficulty getting Mythology to transfer to the lid? When I swatch it with my finger it’s absolutely gorgeous, but my brush (regardless of which one I use) never picks up any color! It’s driving me nuts b/c the color itself is so beautiful, but I haven’t been able to use it :0

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      Oh no! I don’t have any issues; it does help to apply it immediately after applying your eyeshadow primer, while it’s still wet. It helps it to stick and become VERY vibrant. If that doesn’t work you could also consider taking a little bit off the top of Mythology and mixing it separately with an eyeshadow transformer. Jesse’s Girl has one, usually found in most Rite Aid drugstores. The eyeshadow transformer will help it to stick to the lid and make it appear VERY vibrant as well. 🙂 Don’t give up!

  3. Did Look #5 today — awesome! T/Y! I applied Constructivist with my finger, as opposed to a brush–liked the application better.

    1. Hi Anna!
      Mythology is packed full of glitter and is a little bit lighter, less red whereas Mythical is an easier formula to work with and a little more red than Mythology. I hope that helps a little! 😉

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