Spotlight On: MAC All That Glitters

Finish: Veluxe Pearl / Beige with gold pearl

Known Dupes: Naked Lunch, Gift O’ Glamour pigment, UD Sidecar

All That Glitters is best described as a true champagne color and is an absolute DREAM to work with! Not only is it super pigmented, it applies to the lid so easily and with little effort. This has a similar highlight effect (like Pink Freeze) when placed on the middle of the lid, surrounded by darker colors. I’m amazed at the large amount of colors All That Glitters pairs so easily with; my most favorite combo would have to be #6, as it’s unexpected to be so beautiful with Lucky Green and Sumptuous Olive. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with this one!

Look #1

MAC eyeshadows used:

  • Twinks (inner and outer third of lid; line lower lashline)
  • All That Glitters (middle of lid)
  • Quarry (crease)
  • Blackberry (deepen and define crease)
  • Vanilla (blend)

34 thoughts on “Spotlight On: MAC All That Glitters

  1. 1, 3, 4, 6 are my fav’s LOL And I have most if not all the colors-Except All that Glitters LOL. I was told more mature eyelids should use Exp. Pink instead. Whats a close shade to Brown Down? Cause #3 is my all Time Favorite being that I have dark brown eyes.

    1. LOL! Too funny!
      You could definitely use Expensive Pink in place of ATG – they are very similar (you can hardly see the difference between them in Look #7). A dupe for Brown Down would be Handwritten (MUCH easier to work with too!) – you could also try Mulch if you don’t have Handwritten. πŸ™‚

  2. i love all of these!! so beautiful πŸ™‚ i was resistant to purchasing this one because i know it’s a cult favorite and that kind of thing automatically turns me off, but of course i couldn’t help myself and boy is this one of the best eyeshadows in MAC’s lineup. i wish they could all be so pigmented and buttery

    1. Same here, Joanna! I kept hearing how everyone was always gushing all over this one and it made me WANT to avoid it. LOL! I feel the same – wish they all had this awesome texture!

  3. Z! U totally came up with unique looks with this one! I do have this shade but really didn’t know what 2 do with it. Thank you for doing this and 4 being so creative! I have not forgot about u Z I’ve been hard at work with that project I told u about! Love ya!

    1. No worries, G! Successful people are busy people! Haha! πŸ™‚ Glad you liked the post! It helped me too – I’ve had ATG for forever and a day now and hardly used it before this post! Love ya back!

  4. I love All That Glitters. I put off buying it fearing it would be too orange but I’ve had it for 3 or 4 years and just love it to bits. I’ve paired it with Mulch but never with Twinks so I’m going to give that look a try, for sure!

      1. Zabrena, any chance you might do a “Spotlight on Twinks” one of these days? (I’ve already burdened you with Tempting but Twinks might be another fun one to see).

  5. All that glitters is a great color and you can wear it with just about anything. I discovered it years ago when I went in to the MAC counter and asked for a shadow to go with a Christmas outfit. I knew I would be wearing red lipstick. All That Glitters was the one recommended. I’m so glad. I have dark brown eyes and love earth tones.

  6. This is on my list for my next set of purchases! Do you have a good dupe for Twinks, especially in look #1?
    Or is Twinks a one-of-a-kind color?
    Thank you Z!

    1. Hi Lisa!
      Actually you could try Mulch in its place. Twinks is unique because it’s brown, red and purple in one, but Mulch has those same qualities. πŸ™‚ Hope that helps!

  7. Hi Zabrena,

    I am building my Mac eyeshadow collection and I have
    All neutral colors

    Exp pink
    Satin taupe
    I need two more colors which would go with all this colors

    And also if you can give me some combinations with all this colors
    I am Asian Indian mid 40s and wheatish complexion. Not fair but not dark also.

    You seem to be an expert at Mac eyeshadows, I just love them.
    Please help me with two more colors and also some combinations

    Thanks a bunch

    1. My Eyeshadow Consultant


      Hi Gargi,
      Thanks for taking the time to ask. πŸ™‚
      Due to the amount of time needed for these types of requests, the work I put into customizing them, and the number I receive on a daily basis, I no longer am able to offer advice like this for free.
      If you’d like a personal consultation, you’re more than welcome to book one on the ‘Consultation Services’ page of the site.
      My apologies, I hope you can understand. πŸ™‚

  8. I wore all that glitter along with cork, embark and vanilla and got soooo many compliments! This color is so beautiful in many combos as you’ve shown. You have me more ideas to try on myself as we have similar coloring. Thanks Z!

  9. All That Glitters is such a great, versatile color. I’ve been using it on my lid with Naval in the crease, Contrast in the outer V and blended up into the crease, then highlighting with Vanilla. It looks great with my blue eyes.

  10. Look #1 is slowly becoming my go-to combo! It works when wearing so many different colors, and I’ve gotten compliments on my eye makeup whenever i choose this combo (I must be doing it right, lol)! Thanks for all your hard work!

    1. That’s awesome, Peggy! I love that you’re getting compliments with it – yahoooooo! πŸ˜€
      I love that combo too, one of my favs with ATG! It looks so beautiful when placed on the center of the lid!
      You are most welcome; thank YOU for your support! πŸ˜‰

  11. I tried Look #6 for the first time today, substituting Handwritten for Corduroy. And my husband (of 25 years no less) NOTICED and complimented me on my eyes! This is not something husbands typically notice, right?!?! (well at least not mine, LOL). I immediately thought, “OMG I MUST tell Zabrena”, LOL! Really love this combo (for obvious reasons, ha ha).

  12. Came home with 8 new MAC eyeshadows yesterday and have finally filled my first pro palette 24!

    One of them was Cork and I decided to go for look No2. I had the old picture printed out since before. However I never got it right or I do not fit with dark color on the inner lid. I had to swap it away and go for a more traditional look:

    All that Glitters: Half inner lid
    Brown Down: Half outer lid and outer V
    Cork: Crease
    BrulΓ©: Blend out
    and Wow! Best ever look I have ever done!

    And it didnΒ΄t stop here. I also put on my new MAC blusher in Sunbasque and what a great bronze look! The Sunbasque match perfect to ATG!

    Thanks once again for your splended site. You’re the best!

  13. Looks 3, 4, and 7 are my favs. I am looking forward to trying them!
    Thank you Zabrena for all your hard work and the awesomeness you are!!!

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