Finish: Matte / Deep navy blue
Naval is a beautiful, deep, dark blue and best of all – it’s matte! In my experience with many of MAC’s matte shades, I find them to apply splotchy and are somewhat hard to get an evenly applied look without some negotiating. Fortunately, you won’t find that in Naval. I don’t know what they’ve done differently, but the formula is smooth and very easy to work with. It applies easily and blends with just the tiniest touch of a brush. The color is also the perfect shade for adding contrast in a look with some of the brighter blues; my favorites to pair it with are Moon’s Reflection and Vellum for a dramatic but seamless look. It reminds me a lot of limited edition shade Prussian, not only in how easy it is to work with, but the shade of blue as well. However, swatched side by side with Prussian, Naval has more of a purple base color whereas Prussian is a true deep blue. So even though it appears to be navy blue, it truly does have a more purple base that becomes more visible beside a true deep blue. I didn’t expect to like Naval, but I really do. If dark blues are your favorite, Naval is definitely one you can’t skip!
look 4 is a must do for me-I gotta get me a Naval, LOL
LOL! Get you a naval! 😀
Beautiful Z! Love the Looks! Great job as always. 🙂
Thank you, K! 😀
Ooooooooooooh, number 3….BOO YAH!
Look #4 & #6 are right up my alley! Thanks for the post Zabrena!
You are most welcome! I can see those two looking awesome on you!!
Absolutely gorgeous looks, Zabrena. I don’t wear a lot of really blue shadows (mostly teals or bluer purples) but for these looks I could make an exception!
LOL! I agree!
This would be a stunner on brown eyes, Ive never even heard of this mac shadow! Must hunt it down 🙂
Yes it would! I am so jelly of brown eyed ladies who can rock these blue shades so amazingly well! 🙁
It’s part of their perm collection so should be easy to find!
Hey Zabrena, Just got this with a huge birthday haul specifically to use for look #5 and I am in LOVE. I want to try many more looks with this color. It is right up my alley because of my brown eyes and love of purples. This is the best of both worlds. I have always had a hard time figuring out how to wear blues, but this is helping me to branch out and give them a try!
Aww! Happy Birthday to you!!
So happy you’re enjoying the post! Naval is ahhhh-mazing for brown eyes!!
You rock Z! Wore look 3 last night with my brown contact lenses. The compliments didn’t stop. xxxx
Haha!! That’s awesome!! 😀 😀 😀
I really want navaaal ! Seems like my life will be incomplete without it LMAO thanks for spending your time on this Zabrena . 😀 😀
Oooh! I just got Naval. I think I’ll try look #6 with Freshwater instead of Winkle. Nice!!
Excellent substitution!! 🙂