Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Stays on and worth the price!
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.
Most Helpful Critical Review Amazing Colors But Lacks Pigmentation
I love MAC products and the color selection for the eyeshadows are so beautiful! But sadly I was disappointed with the eyeshadow formula. It's patchy, dry, and the color barely shows up and is so faint. I purchased Parfait Amour (which barely showed up and is even hard to swatch) and Creme De Violet (which performed a lot better than Parfait Amour but still needed more pigmentation). To get these colors to work, I had to use a very generous layer of sticky eyeshadow primer. Using my regular silky eyeshadow primer did nothing with these shades and they didn't show up well. MAC, I love your color selection and the colors I bought and I'd buy more, but only if you work on your formula!
Reviewed by 803 customers It's MAC- I love it!
Lauriel from CA
MAC colors are beautiful. The shadow glides on easily and stays in place. In my opinion, MAC makes one of the best shadows on the market!
No pigmentation and not blendable
Ani G. from Yerevan, Armenia
I've bought vivid colors (Coral, Red Brick and What's The WiFi? ) to do some experiments with eye makeup. No matter I've applied those with or without base, with finger or blush or even sponge - I always got uneven pale color on my lids. Disappointed! A lot!
Little darker than I thought
JosP from Cumming GA
I was looking for a lighter color for the brow area.
Love the color! Stays on all day! from Al
Love this shadow. Long lasting. Great color!
Smf from Dayton
It wasn't bad. Could use some more pigment, had a lot of fallout.
Beautiful glittery color
Shelli from Nebraska
I love glittery colors and MAC has beautiful colors. A little goes a long way which helps me justify paying more for an eye color
Darkroom is not Matte
Jaymz72 from 72758
These are nice shadows, I'm almost 50 years old and can't rock the shimmer glitter shadow anymore and was excited for a beautiful matte purple shade. This is not a true matte but thankfully it's not a glitter bomb either. It does have a light sheen to it, I will keep it but not use it in the crease because of that.
MAC pale pink shadow: Yogurt.
K from Los Angeles
I use this as a base colour on my eyelids and under brows. Matches skin tone and lightens the eyes up in a fresh way. It's my go to colour.
Ula from Las Vegas, NV
grat color love the product
I would buy again, definately
June from OH
I use it as a base shadow, I love it, no cons
BEAUTIFULLY MY FAVE!
Jet from CA
OMG!!!! So very happy this is back in stock. I was completely gutted when this was discontinued, and despite the belief, there is no dupe for this perfect peachy brown. It is the perfect, subtle, eye brightening neutral. I am buying several. I will NOT be without this shade ever again!!!
Shjuanna from South CArolina
Great eye shadow. Love the color.
I will purchase more colors
M from Scottsdale,AZ
Applies smooth, stays on all day with a primer
Shelly from Payson Utah
I love Mac stuff
An eye shadow staple
kimber0917 from New Jersey
Some eyeshadows are a hit and miss from MAC, but the matte shadows never disappoint. I purchased the shade Blanc Type which is one of my favorite colors. It can be used as a base, or for highlighting the browbone. The shadow is very pigmented and versatile. Sadly this shade has been discontinued.
Jess from Las Vegas NV
Got haux, was looking for a color to compliment my blue eyes and this was great
Love this color
Wilma from Kentucky
Love this color
Customer of Long Standing
Irene from Sarasota, FL
I have been using Embark Matte Eye Shadow for approximately 15+ years. It goes perfect with my skin tone,it is my go to shadow and highlighter. I just love it it.
I would buy this again and recommend it!
Frannie from Woodbury
Mac Shadow is smooth easy application with brush or sponge. Satin is great for a lil' shine and Matte amazing pigment coverage amazing shadow.
Have been using this for years, love it!
Mern from Wisconsin
Bey from NYC
The new eyeshadow formula is amazing; #humblebrag has got to be the most gorgeous lilac eyeshadow ever lol, highly recommend!
Love this matte shadow!
Tiff from Casa Grande AZ
I have been looking for a matte color shadow to use on my lid and under brow for everyday looks. This is perfect!
Love the shadow
Anne H from Sioux Falls
Love the color, doesn't get caked, wears well!
Schmoopy from San Diego
Always have this goody (Brule) in my beauty arsenal. Not much fall out and good coverage. Winner!
Revamped Carbon amazing!
Bey from NYC
I've been using Black Tied for years as my base black e/s because Carbon was honestly not good at all. BUT I decided to order the Revamped Carbon and OMG. As soon as I opened my package I could already see the transformation of the formula; it looks like a Velvet Matte right in the pan. It applies like a dream, velvety rich matte. I immediately ordered another Carbon lol and I will be stocking up!