Mac Eyeshadow Swatches : Part 1

by mehak on June 4, 2012

in Eye Products, eyeshadow, MAC, Reviews

Mac Eyeshadow Swatches : Some Brights , Some Neutrals

About 3 months back, when i completed swatching some 55 Mac Lipsticks i mentioned in my Mac Lipstick Swatches Recap  post that i was either going to do blushes or eyeshadows next. Well, i started with blushes, and realised it was slightly pointless because i could never capture how they would look diffused on the cheek so i kind of settled on eyeshadows.So here is the first part of Mac Eyeshadow Swatches – These are not organised in any particular way as of now, ofcourse i shall do a more organised recap later on. But for now, here is the first swatch instalment. (Psst- I bought a Mac Pink Lipstick today, i think iv found my perfect bright pink. Any guesses what?)

Mac Hepcat Eyeshadow Swatch: Hepcat is very Similar to Plum Dressing Eyeshadow- both are this plummy , pinky purple. I own Plum Dressing myself and its a really pretty purple, though i mostly reserve it for outer corners and small bits like that

Mac Steamy Eyeshadow Swatch: Ooh, reminds me of Mac Dreamy of Greys Anatomy (Drool). Mac Steamy is like this almost metallic sea green. Not very flattering on my skin tone honestly though.

Mac Parfait Amour  Eyeshadow Swatch: Sigh. i love that name- Parfait Amour. This is an icy, light lilac.

Mac Lucky Green Eyeshadow Swatch : Lucky green is a beautiful, vivid Chartreuse. Its actually a great color on brown eyes though a bit limiting!

Mac Star Violet  Eyeshadow Swatch :Star Violet is one of the most unique shades Mac has- its this purpley bronze. Swatches dont do justice here honestly because the shadow is complex-it catches the light and looks burgundy from one angle, purple from another and bronze from the third.

Mac Deep Truth Eyeshadow Swatch: This is the shadow i would go to for any type of blue smokey eye !

Mac Sable Eyeshadow Swatch: Sable is a nice pretty brown with some plum undertones.

Mac Tempting Eyeshadow : This is a luxuriously rich golden bronze with a great texture

Mac Humid Eyeshadow: Humid is a deep forest green , and THE green color to pick up if you want a green Mac Eyeshadow. A  good dupe for Mac Humid is Nyx Mermaid Green which is quite similar

Mac Contrast Eyeshadow Swatch: Contrast is a deep shimmery Navy blue, its got a bit more black to it than Deep Truth and is hence darker.

Here are all the eyeshadow swatches lined up next to each other:

Between me and my sister i think we own about ten Mac Eye Shadows , so you would have seen some others on the blog already. Mac Bronze Eyeshadow is one of my favourites as is Mac Expensive Pink. . If you want to see some neutral mac shadow swatches- then go here- Mac Neutral Eyeshadow Swatches

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{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

Manya June 4, 2012 at 2:07 am

Mac star violet, sabel and tempting are gorgeous shades!


pavani reddy June 4, 2012 at 2:46 am

i totally agree with u manya…


Frances June 4, 2012 at 6:31 am

I love Lucky Green, but it’s really retro looking (to me) so I only wear it with super neutral clothes.

Was the lipstick Girl About Town? Or Show Orchid?


mehak June 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Nope…GAT was a bit too bright and too cool for my skin …show orchid ws too purpley fr me..


Frances June 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Mm, Pink Nouveau? Lickable?


mehak June 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Lol..nope..ill review it next..though lickable ws on my finsal list


Shweta June 6, 2012 at 9:53 am

Hey mak i found a way to make GAT work for me .. Cosmo and GAT layered togethrr .. Looks fab n cery work appropriate im infact wearing it now!! Try it coz even i love buying bright colors but chicken out when it comes to wearing them


Shweta June 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

Sorry abt the typo in ur name stupid iphone spell chk


mehak June 6, 2012 at 11:35 am

Thats a good idea shweta, will try mixing it up!


shweta June 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm

n its still on my lips.. after so many coffee breaks !its vibrant in a subtle way..if that makes ne sense.. got lotsa compliments too!for refernce im nc40


Priya June 4, 2012 at 10:30 am

Mehak, im so happy you decided to do eyeshadows after lipsticks. I loved your lipstick swatches rhey were immensely helpful and now im going to get all my eyeshadow research in one place. Thanks!!!


shweta June 4, 2012 at 10:33 am

is the lippie girl about town or impassioned?


mehak June 4, 2012 at 10:43 am

Nope…GAT was nice but too cool for m skin, Impassioned ws beautiful but honestly it was SO NEON that i was scared to wear it. This one is bright but its not in your face- its something that can be carried off easily.


shweta June 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm

i actually use it as a stain … !i love it but my husband calls me govinda when i wear it hahaha !considering hes always seen with red lips at my previous work place!(was with an airline)


mehak June 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

LOL! Govinda !!!oOOH red lips almost everyday !!


mehak June 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Which red did you wear?


Shweta June 4, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Was in jet airways n we had some regulation reds.. One of them was lakme red hot from the 9 to 5 range n mac red or similar tht was only with neutral eyes though thank god for dat… Otherwise yellow uniform with red lips spelt disaster!!! Hahahah


mehak June 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Yeahh i can i always liked jet airways staff..they were better than kingfisher staff who were overly made up..


Shweta June 4, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Yeah but i gthis from raghavendra rathore himself … That without the yellow ull look lile ninjas !! I actually burst out laughing in front f him .. And this was jus post the 2008 attacks in mumbai ! So he says u guys can pass of as commandos too all balck !

Shweta June 4, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Hey mehak i know m completely off topic … Can u suggest aime great closthes sjopping places in del im coming there next week so wanna gy some great stuff that i dont see too often in mumbai

Kejal June 4, 2012 at 10:55 am

This shud be an interesting post..I loved the lippie swatches..I refer to it quite often.
I got a few mac e/s dupes from inglot..and they r very close..deep truth = 428, humid = 433


Aeshna June 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Was it ‘On Hold’?


mehak June 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Nope. On hold is exacty like viva glam cyndi.
So since i have VGC , i skipped On Hold


Nez June 4, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Hmmm… Not Impassioned you say.. How about Chatterbox? (I think that would look lovely btw).. or Bombshell..
Thank you for the eyeshadow swatches! Lovin em! =D


mehak June 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Chatterbox is so pretty but it washed out my medium skin ws too light for me!


Xuvious June 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

These posts are perfect!! Can you suggest a mac shade closest to Urban Decay’s Buck?

Milan Mode perhaps? :)


mehak June 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Let me get back o u on tht one!


Tanmayee June 5, 2012 at 1:14 am

wow , great collection …….also coastal scents has close dupes of some of the mac ES…….


Shweta June 5, 2012 at 8:27 am

Sarajini mkt is awesome i hve bought sone of my best topsfrom there i was delhi based for abt 6 months n my sister used to live there ..but yes forever 21 is definitely on my list n the undereound shops i think bon the silver place in khan mkt .. Forgot the name!


NeZ June 6, 2012 at 3:12 am

Mehak! What’s the final answer about your new lippie? =P


mehak June 6, 2012 at 11:31 am

Hehe Speak Louder…


shweta June 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm

speak louder in indogo airlines regualtion shade… tht shade does go well on all skintones..!good choice!an ex colleague of mine is a mac store manager so thats how i got dis info !


mehak June 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

haha! thats so interesting! Do you know other regulation shades!! Temme it shd be helpful for other girls – im guessing regualtion shades r all that have been tested n look good on all


Shweta June 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I o jet n indigo.. Its nt abt one shade theres actually a grooming team n jet tht suggests shades but indigo has this shade coz the uniform is plain howver if i do gy my hands a regualrion sheet i will mail it to u .. But generally airlines like jet work on individual skin tone


Shweta June 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

They suggest colors n u can choose in shade family n get it approved by the airline


Shweta June 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Sorry for typos tuping thru fone n also travelling sowwiieee


mehak June 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Haha no problem!!! Never knew so much detail was given to lipsticks!!

Shweta June 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm

U wil be surprised i was actually grounded for a week coz i reported to work wering pink instead f peach nailpaint … Little wonder i quit flying after 9 yrs

Shweta June 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Yess! One kil overwt grounded etc one pimple skin review every week it was like being in a boot camp


Shweta June 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm



sunaa June 8, 2012 at 2:39 am

mac sable & star voilet is so wearable
also loving mac lucky green, luks pretty!!!


mehak June 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm



mehak June 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Indian / Western?


Shweta June 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Both! I have really done gk to death bit i love ur clothes ! So thot lets ask the expert


mehak June 4, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Hey well gk underground shops r definitely on . Also visit forever 21 since the only one in india is here. It’s nt the weather to go right now bt once in winters visit the Sarojini nagar clothes market. U get insane discounts there. that’s for western though these day sits so hot that I musts hop fro. He malls: vero mods zara f21.
For heavy Indian head to haul khaz village And just randomly enter shops there…also go to stores like charming in the malls…a lot of my sarees are from there. Keep a lookout for exhibitions over the weekend ht happen in select city walk mall or promenade mall : these small time designers showcase sm very pretty things.


shweta June 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

thanx a lot !I was based in delhi for a few months so really shopped at sarojini mkt and i have extended family in delhi .im thinking of hitting forever 21 n dilli haat also for offbeat gifting stuff.n ofcourse food in delhi cannot be missed so chandni chowk it is !!!!!!


mehak June 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm

hainnnnnnn?????????? What r you serious?


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