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MAC Eye Shadow

A highly pigmented powder that applies evenly and blends well.
Average Customer Rating:
4.723 out of 5
4.7
 out of 
5
(354 Reviews) 349
2 out of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Eye Shadow
Review 1 for Eye Shadow
Date:12 19 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stays on and worth the price!
Tags +Bold Color, Blendable, Highly pigmented, Crease resistant, your eyelids duh.
I have always been a buyer of cheap drug store cosmetics until I started coming to the MAC counter to get the pro longwear lipstick and for years that was the only thing I bought from them. One day, however, a certain shade of eyeshadow caught my eye and I bought it. (though that voice in my head was going $15!?!? seriously?!?!)
Well, I took it home and started wearing it and I noticed from the first time that it didn't fade the way my other ones always do. Later when the summer time came and I was working in a hot room and sweating I noticed that the eyeshadow still looked like I just put it on at the end of the day. When put on over the paint pots as a base you can actually have sweat or water roll down your eyelid and take a dry towel or tissue and just blot it dry real quick and IT STILL LOOKS GOOD!!
I gradually started replacing all my drugstore eyeshadows with these from MAC. One day I was swatching them all on the back of my hand and then I had to go off and do dishes... after submerging my hands completely in warm water the eyeshadows were still on the back of my hand!! I had to put soap directly on them and rub a little before they came off - but this impressed me enough that now I don't think anything of paying $15 for these guys.
+196points
206of 216found this review helpful.
 / Portland OR
Review 2 for Eye Shadow
Date:07 26 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love
SHADE NAME: Malt
Tags +Blendable, Crease resistant
I'm 70 and these eyeshadows work great for my old crepe-y eyes. The colors are so natural. I can't imagine how fabulous these are on a 30 or 40 year old.
+139points
147of 155found this review helpful.
 / Atlanta
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 3 for Eye Shadow
Date:08 28 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
So Sorry to see it go!
SHADE NAME: Kid
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, natural looks and beginners
Kid is one of the most under- rated eyeshadows ever. I have used Kid with every shade of colors on clients. It's wonderful on all
skin tones. Its blendable,long lasting and perfect as a base, it's great on crepey eyelids and opens small eyes for a natural look. Best with browns for matte and muted looks, natural no makeup looks. Great for teens and beginners to work with for starter kits.Get this while you can its a must have to be discovered again.
+37points
41of 45found this review helpful.
 / WORLD TRAVELER
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 4 for Eye Shadow
Date:01 12 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Goes on easily and smoothly
SHADE NAME: Plum Dressing
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, everyone
I've been using the Yogurt shade for many years as a base. I decided to try the Plumage and it is perfect. I could never find intense colors that weren't iridescent. I am a senior and sparkly eye shadows just don't work on crepe like skin.
+65points
72of 79found this review helpful.
 / Westminster MD
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Eye Shadow
Date:08 25 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Quality
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant
I like the MAC shadows due to their great quality: they are easy to blend, most of them have a nice colour pay off and they are crease and even water/sweat resistant (believe me, i was running about 5 miles while wearing MAC shadows and thought that they must have been sweaten away, but they just stayed in place! Plus I was not wearing any base that day.)
I have tried a lot of finishes and I like the frost/veluxe pearl finish and the matte/matte squared finish most for an evening eye, and the satin finish for an everyday eye. I don't like the lustre finish at all.
The Lustres are chunky and hardly have any colour pay off, they just give your eye a glittery look, but they are easy to blend. In my oppinion they are nothing special and because of their chunkiness I don't buy lustres anymore.
The Velvets are easy to blend, but again do not appear opaque on your eye, but in contrast to the lustres they are not chunky at all. I recommend you going to a mac counter/store and swatch the colour to be sure if it is the right choice. Actually I only buy velvets if I really fell in love with the colour.
The Frosts are really opaque and shimmery. These colours appear on your eye as same as they do in the pan. They are also very easy to blend.
The Veluxe Pearls are almost as same as the frosts, with the difference that they are a little bit more powdery than the frosts, but again they are highly pigmented, easy to blend and shimmery.
The Mattes are ,as the name already says, matte. They are usually very opaque (even higher pigmented than frosts or veluxe pearls) only lighter colours are not as opaque as the darker colours (even higher pigmented than frosts or veluxe pearls), but the darker shades are harder to blend.
The Matte squared ones are almost as same as the Matte ones, but they are easier to blend. These are also incredibly pigmented.
The Satin finish gives you a medium coverage with a little bit of shimmer. These colours are easy to blend and feel very smooth, "satiny" on your eyelid.
I hope I was able to give you an honest review about all of the finishes I have worked with but this is just my personal taste and it may differ from yours.
+46points
50of 54found this review helpful.
 / Germany
Review 6 for Eye Shadow
Date:04 09 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
All that glitters!
SHADE NAME: All That Glitters
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, natural look, neutrals
I just purchased 'All That Glitters' and it is by far my favorite shadow I have ever bought. It is a neutral tone, but it still has some pop to it and the glitter really makes my eyes pop. I love that it's not boring and has that little 'oomph' to it!
+7points
7of 7found this review helpful.
 / Minneapolis
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 7 for Eye Shadow
Date:01 21 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Beautiful gold tone
SHADE NAME: Amber Lights
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, quality product
Love anmber lights. It was the first of a few colors I ever bought from MAC years ago and I still have it. It's so color rich I only use a little but that little goes along way. It seems to go well with my hazel/light-brown eye color and skin tone. I can use it with purples or turquiose colors. Love it! I also love how MAC's colors don't sit in those little creases starting to form around my eyes...very high quality stuff. Thanks MAC!
+18points
22of 26found this review helpful.
 / Houston, Texas
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 8 for Eye Shadow
Date:06 26 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic product!
SHADE NAME: Trax
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, everyday wear
I love these eye shadows! They are definitely my new favorite. I get no fallout, which is really important to me. I use a paint pot as a primer/base and then use the eyeshadow on top. I get brilliant, crease-proof color that stays in place all day. I haven't tried to sleep in the stuff yet but I certainly don't have to worry about my eyeshadow from early morning till late night when I remove my makeup. I also love the selection of colors. I am fair skinned, blond and have green eyes and I have been using "Trax" alone on the lid for an everyday look and it makes my green eyes pop with color as well making them look more open and bright. I like to use this color when I want a soft, subtle look.
+7points
8of 9found this review helpful.
 / Southwestern MI
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 9 for Eye Shadow
Date:12 26 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great product!
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, eyes
I have been using MAC for over 10 years, and their eyeshadow is TOP NOTCH. A few of my favorites: Soft Brown, Satin Taupe, Nylon, Shroom, Coppering, and Woodwinked. You can't go wrong!! I highly recommend investing in one of the pro palettes, and buying the refill pans, makes it much easier to have all of your single eyeshadows in one place to reach for them!
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 / Boynton Beach, FL
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 10 for Eye Shadow
Date:09 30 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very close to Bliss!
SHADE NAME: All That Glitters
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant, everything, everyday, beautiful
I have been sad that they don't have Bliss anymore. I have a little left in the old pot that screws open. ATG on me is very close. I am very glad I bought it. I give it 5 stars.
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Denver
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 11 for Eye Shadow
Date:02 22 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Soft and creamy
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable
The mac eyeshadows are super pigmented and soft. And I love the rabge of colors, and all the finishes, my favorites are the VXP, Satin and Matte.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Brazil
Review 12 for Eye Shadow
Date:02 12 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worth the wait
Tags +Bold Color, Highly pigmented, Crease resistant, anyone who wants a dramatic evening look
Strike while haute was sold out in US so I had to wait till it became available online. I bought it as soon as it did. It is gorgeous red matte and it looks great on Indian complexion. I was wary of trying the matt red color but this one is absolutely gorgeous. I am so happy that MAX came out with this dramatic colored eye shadow. Couldn't be happier. LOVE MAC!!!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / New York
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 13 for Eye Shadow
Date:02 13 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great neutral color
SHADE NAME: Malt
Tags +Blendable, neutral
Great neutral color, malt, and easy to build and blend. I use for every day wear
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / maryland
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 14 for Eye Shadow
Date:07 13 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best eye shadow out there!
SHADE NAME: Nylon
Tags +Bold Color, Blendable, everyday every moment!
I've tried wearing other eye shadows but they don't last as long as MAC. It's my GO TO!
+16points
20of 24found this review helpful.
 / Aspen, CO
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 15 for Eye Shadow
Date:05 18 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I'm a lifelong customer for a reason!
SHADE NAME: Pink Freeze
Tags +Highly pigmented, summer & spring, elegant
I began using MAC cosmetics as a teen and during those years, I probably tried every major makeup company that was sold at my local mall over a 5 year period. I learned very quickly that MAC was much different than the rest. These guys took a truly "artful" approach to the old timey "cover and go" spin on make-up. There is honestly nothing that they don't make better! Quality, color, skin care- they combine it ALL and the result stand out. If your new to MAC, I'd defiantly suggest spending some time at the make-up counter with a professional before ordering online or a quick "grab-n -go" at the mall because most of us will try one foundation or power not knowing what our specific skin type may need, and then if it's the wrong product we will give up on the company all together, therefore by starting at the counter with the pro's you can educate yourself and discover products you never even knew existed. With MAC cosmetics, the experimenting is what its all about, at least for me :-D
Now onto this specific shadow--LOVE< LOVE< LOVE! This was the very first shadow I ever got from MAC and it was for my prom...I don't think Ive ever had so many compliments on my make-up! This color is several different colors in one and it truly looks amazing! Its a great spring color bc it's got a sort of pastel look to it. Even though I wore it to prom, it would go beautifully for day time look as well. It's now been 18 years since I first used this stuff and it's still one of my all time MAC favs! I use it all the time!
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 / Deep South
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 16 for Eye Shadow
Date:12 14 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beautiful Colors!
Tags +Bold Color, Blendable
I love all of the shadows they have i usually try to buy a couple a month and all of the limited edition ones! If used with a concealer you wont get he crease effect!
+7points
7of 7found this review helpful.
 / Washington, DC
Review 17 for Eye Shadow
Date:07 01 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect everyday shade for every look
SHADE NAME: All That Glitters
Tags +Bold Color, Creamy, Color true, Long wearing
I just recently bought All That Glitters in London, and throughout my entire trip I did not put it down (and now that I am home, I am still not putting it down). It looks beautiful when you effortlessly apply it on the lid over some neutral transition shades in the crease. It is a few shades darker than my skin tone, but it looks like I have really healthy natural eyelids and I didn't pack on a whole bunch of eye shadow in the morning, Takes less than a minute to apply, and receives many compliments throughout the day. If you were going to buy any eye shadow, I would suggest this one first!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 / Colorado
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 18 for Eye Shadow
Date:04 01 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best eyeshadow!
Tags +Highly pigmented, Blendable, Crease resistant
My fave by far! Lasts all day and applies perfectly!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 / Bmore
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 19 for Eye Shadow
Date:03 30 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Vanilla is classic and long-lasting!
SHADE NAME: Vanilla
Tags +Blendable, Crease resistant
This shade is a perfect base color for all skin tones and has a matt finish which is great for over 50 eyes. You can add other colors to the crease for depth - or to the lid for color - then take your finger and press the vanilla in the center of the lid for added pizazz. Lasts all day - even through my evening Jazzercise!!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Erie, Pa.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 20 for Eye Shadow
Date:10 13 2010
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
It's Okay
I tried the MAC shadows after reading and seeing so many great reviews. My experience with MAC shadows is mixed. I really wanted to love them so very badly, but I just couldn't.
The colors I bought: HK Lucky Tom Palette [Creme Royal (vp), Paradisco (f), Stylin' (v), Lucky Tom (L)], Aquadisiac, Sushi Flower, Gorgeous Gold, and Sable.
Out of these 8 colors, the only ones I really liked were Creme Royal and Sable. They are silky, easy to apply, and highly pigmented. Perhaps I like the ones that are VPs better (I think Sable is a v or vp).
I like the way the other colors look in the pans, but they apply washed out and unless you use a very good e/s primer, don't show up as pigmented as I'd originally expected them to. If you use them as wet shadows, they are more pigmented as well.
Long story short: love the VPs, skip the rest, or use them as wet shadows.
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles, CA