Dec 2, 2013

MAC Eyeshadows Swatches - Part II

MAC Cosmetics Makeup - Eyeshadows - Swatches
MAC Eyeshadow Swatches - Part II

This is the second part of MAC eyeshadow swatches (part I HERE).  A note on the MAC eyeshadow finishes (from the Nordstrom website)
Frost:  An iridescent shine that adds a highlight to any colour.
Lustre:  Smoothly pearlized; intensely frosted with deluxe ultra-fine 'conditioned' finish.
Matte:  Hi-colour pay-off in a no-shine matte finish.
Matte²: Intense, opaque matte finish with exceptionally rich colour payoff.
Satin:  Pure colour in a satin-style finish. Provides a soft, subtle, non-frost, light-refractive sheen.
Veluxe:  Superfine pigment rich and very luxe. Supple to apply. Provides silky smooth matte finish.
Veluxe Pearl:  Vibrantly toned. Velvety soft. Shimmeringly metallic. Veluxe eye shadow, now overlaid with high-shine pearl.
Velvet:  Soft-look finish with high-color intensity. Has a plush, velvety look and feel.

Here's a look at the swatches on my darker Indian skin tone (around NC45-ish)

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MAC Eyeshadow Swatches
Cremee de Violet - Pink-violet with gold pearl (frost)
Beautiful Iris - Lavender with sheen (veluxe pearl)
Satellite Dreams - Deep plum with pearl (veluxe pearl)
Nocturnelle - Pinked-up chrome purple (frost)
Stars 'N' Rockets - Purple with pink pearl (veluxe pearl)
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MAC Eyeshadow Swatches
Lucky Green - Bright lime (frost)
Swimming - High shine sea green (lustre)
Humid - Intense green with shimmer (frost)
Steamy - Bluish green with gold pearl (frost)
Aquadisiac - Deep sea turqouise (lustre)
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MAC Eyeshadow Swatches
Shadowy Lady - Blackened plum (frost)
Sketch - Burgundy with red shimmer (velvet)
Blackberry - Muted burgundy plum brown (matte)
Plum Dressing - Pinky plum with metal (veluxe pearl)
Trax - Burgundy plum with shimmer (velvet)
Cranberry - Red plum with pink shimmer (frost)
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MAC Eyeshadow Swatches
Sketch - Burgundy with red shimmer (velvet)
Fig1 - Eggplant purple (matte2)
Plumage  -  Dusky peacock (matte)
Era - Soft golden beige with shimmer (satin)
Beauty Marked - Black red with sparkle (velvet)
Grain -  Golden beige with icy shimmer (satin)
Quarry  - Soft muted plum brown (matte)
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MAC Eyeshadow Swatches
Sunny Spot
Chrome Yellow -  Vivid bright yellow (matte)
Red Brick  -  Orange red (matte)
Rule - Vivid orange (matte)
Orange -  Neon orange (matte)
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MAC Eyeshadow Swatches
Tilt -  Violet with blue-green pearl (frost)
Electric Eel -  Bright blue with shimmer (satin)
Freshwater -  Bright summer blue (veluxe pearl)
Deep Truth -  True dark blue (frost)
Plumage -  Dusky peacock (matte)
Aquadisiac -  Deep sea turquoise (lustre)
MAC Eyeshadow Swatches
Vibrant Grape - Bright magenta violet (satin)
Fig1 - Eggplant purple (matte2)
Parfait Amour - Blue violet with shimmer (frost)
Contrast - Purplish blue with blue pearl (velvet)
Atlantic Blue - Bright violet blue (matte)
Moon's Reflection - Blue with white pearl (veluxe pearl)

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  1. Oooh, these colours scare me ;). I actually had a bit of a Mac splurge last week (I NEVER usually use Mac) and bought Sable, All that Glitters, Soba and Ricepaper. I am very pleased with the look the make on me. (I am NC42). I also reconnected with my Plumful lipstick and Blushbaby blush. Who woulda thought :D?

    1.'s something in the air :D I bought 3 eyeshadows from MAC - Uninterrupted, Brown Script, and Saddle.

      Speaking of Plumful - I bought it in the limited edition Year of the Snake packaging some time in January, I think. Anywhoo..I got this sudden desire to try wear it and I dig it out of storage and it has something whitish growing on it :| :| Called MAC customer care, and they refunded me the cost of the lipstick - took less than a minute to get that sorted out. It's been the best customer service experience I have had with any company/store!!!

  2. really like the trax,aquadisiac and beautiful iris...true mac colors


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