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M.A.C Cosmetics Eyeshadow
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M.A.C Cosmetics Eyeshadow

BY M.A.C. COSMETICS #18 in Eyeshadow

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars71%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.60 / 5 based on 4,755 Reviews


Highly Pigmented Powder. Applies Evenly, Blends Well. Can Be Used Wet Or Dry. Available In A Wide Variety Of Textures And Finishes

Key Claims and Benefits:

  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Safe for contact lens wearers
  • Can be used wet or dry


Apply over eye area (eye lid & crease) with a 239 Brush, use a pressing motion to build colour for a more bold look. For even more intensity use over Prep + Prime 24 Hour Extend Eye Base.
Apply over eye area with a 217 Brush, using a circular motion to blend for a diffused look.

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  • "Mac eye shadows are very pigmented and long lasting. The colors are also very easy to blend to create the perfect look. Mac eye shadows are $15 which seems expensive but compared to other high end eye shadows they are on the cheaper side. I highly recommend Mac eye shadows and especially the shades Ricepaper and Jest. " in 369 reviews
Holly H.
396 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Amber Lights, Vanilla, Satin Taupe, Antiqued, Omega, Swiss Chocolate, Sketch, Other more...
I have probably around 100 Mac eyeshadows, they are so blendable and have a beautiful color selection, you cannot go wrong with these eyeshadows..none that I've ran into or had a negative experience none so far..and if you will purchase a Z pallete (a magnetic palette I got mine from Makeupgeek.com) you can save by purchasing just the pan online at maccosmetics.com, you just order the pan color (you don't have to order the entire plastic compact, select for the professional refill pans in the color shade) and when it ships in pop it in your z palette. I have so many colors, I try to coordinate them by either transition shades, color schemes, shimmers, bright colors, and brow bone highlight colors. Among my fav are soft brown, texture, saddle, sketch, embark, carbon, Amber lights, deep dampson, Ground Brown, nylon, ricepaper, honey lust, all that shimmers, naked lunch, Coppering, Espresso and tons more that I just can't think of lol especially when they come out in a collection they can really be so beautiful like the color "Boom Boom Room" I swear that's the name but I cannot remember what collection, or maybe they're permanent now who knows?, but these made a stunning eye look! Will always purchase eyeshadows from Mac Cosmetics!
Erica P.
Morgantown, WV
59 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Parfait Amour more...
MAC eyeshadows were my first prestige cosmetics purchase. Among the basic neutrals I had purchased, I decided to pick a shade outside of my comfort zone just for something fun and different. Parfait Amour was my wildcard. The low-res swatches I saw online circa 2006 just showed a very pretty pastel purple. What was in the pan was far more gorgeous than a photo could show.

This shade is a vibrant, Easter-egg purple in the pan, with a shimmer that ranged from violet to a cool-toned gold, giving it a depth that is pleasing to the eye. It applies the same way it appears, with a buttery feel and remarkable pigment. It’s simply beautiful. Considering I’d come from cheap, chalky drugstore eyeshadows, this shade in particular was revolutionary, personally speaking. I do not reach for it as often, but it’s still one of my favorites in my collection.
Iris C.
Tampa, FL
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Soft Brown more...
I purchased Soft Brown after seeing a YouTuber use it in a number of her eye looks. It was one of my first MAC purchases. The color is a nice warm brown matte. It's not chalky or dusty and does not have a lot of kick up or fall out. It's a nice transition or outer corner color.  I have used this all over the lid with a pop of gold shadow in the center. This is a color that would look good on all skin tones and a good basic color to have in any collection. I recommend it and may purchase it again whenever I finish the product.
Becky S.
1059 reviews
It's a generic category so I can safely say that with the hundreds of shades in over a dozen different finishes there are many MAC eye shadows I own and adore. They're all pigmented, easy to blend and apply and for a prestige brand they keep their cost below the others.
***Another AWESOME MAC FACT: Keep your empty plastic and metal containers (think #MACLipstick #MACEyeshadow #MACLipglass etc) and when you get 7 you can take them to a MAC counter or mail them in via their website for a FREE LIPSTICK of your choice!!!
Jamie G.
San Diego
175 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Other more...
This is the Mac teal appeal sample eyeshadow I was gifted, and I love it! The color is so fun and I love how shimmery and pigmented it is. The swatch is a one swipe using my finger, and while using a wetted brush it gets even brighter, I’m a big fan of the Mac eyeshadow formula.
Sydney L.
74 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sweet Lust more...
I love MAC eyeshadows! They are definitely more on the pricey side, especially if you want a whole palette. I believe i paid like $110 for my palette.. which is super expensive.. but if you’re really into makeup and you really put thought into the colors you’re putting in the palette it’s so worth it. I use my palette every single day and I love it. My favorite color is ‘Naked Lunch.’ I use it everyday as a highlight on my brow bone and inner corner, as well as all over the lid! This is my #1 favorite eyeshadow!
Chloe P.
Northville, MI
139 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Zinc Blue more...
I usually love Max single eyeshadows but ever since I did my last YouTube video comparing this to the color pop it is trash compared to color pop I love color pop Mac is not as pigmented as the other places if you want to go and see it go ahead and check out my last cyber Monday video you will see me reviewing this product in showing you that Mac is not pigmented compared any other product
Kali M.
Orlando, FL
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
MAC has such a great reputation for their quality, and it’s true. Their products are long lasting, and highly pigmented. But MAC is not vegan, and they test on animals so I do not support buying any more of their products. The eyeshadows I’ve been using I’ve owned for quite a while, and I’m just using them up till they’re done. I will not be repurchasing any product from MAC.
Jdore V.
United States
97 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Ooo MAC you did it again with this powdery eye magic. You reeled me in so much that I'm finally making my own pro palette, bravo for this chick! The shadows are mostly vibrant and easy to apply, which is always a plus. The wonderful range of colors provide a variety of looks for every shade. My only slight con is a few take some time to build, the more translucent colors in particular.
trisha V.
121 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Vapour more...
I had really high hopes when it came to M.A.C Cosmetics Eyeshadow. My expectations were met with this eyeshadow. I really love how many shades they offer and that I can buy them individually. This eyeshadow was long lasting and stayed in place. I would love to add more Mac products to my collection.
Chelsi D.
76 reviews
What is your go to eye shadow or paint pot from MAC?
Mashiyat B.
Jamaica, NY
45 reviews
What are some Mac single eyeshadows you guys recommend?
kate g.
Cebu, Philippines
33 reviews
Whats your everyday eyeshadow from MAc?
Kayla T.
Bel Air, MD
8 reviews
Do you have to use a primer?
Lexi W.
781 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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