Mac Legendary Black Eyeshadow Review

by mehak on September 26, 2012

in Eye Products, eyeshadow, Grade A, MAC, Reviews

Mac Pro Long Wear Eyeshadow in Legendary Black

Guest Post by Gunmeen (Light Skin Tone, Combination Oily skin)

What is one thing that is common to Sachin tendulkar, Lata mangeshkar ,Mf husain and this Mac eyeshadow? Well they all are legends in their respective fields. A makeup product can be a legend too and deserve the respect accorded to the legends so dear beauties clap your hands and rise in reverence for Mac “Legendary Black”.

Legendary Black eyeshadow was released in the style driven collection launched by mac during sometime in may. It’s a part of the prolong eyewear eyeshadow range and im told that they are a part of the permanent collection. Mac describes this as “Warm almost black”.


Here is my take on this:

This eyeshadow is not really a black as in true black. Its more of a blackened brown with lots of bronze shimmer. If you look at it closely you could even detect greenish golden flecks as well. You could describe this as also greyish black or blackened olive with gold sparkles.The packaging is like a standard mac eyeshadow packing. but this one packs a good 3.4 grams as compared to the regular ones with 1.3 grams. so be ready to shell out a hefty price tag since its almost double the size of a regular one. For girls who like to depot their eyeshadows, this one wont fit into a standard eye palette by mac because of its large size.

Mac Legendary Black eyeshadow is a beauty all the way , it has a very nice satiny finish  which is almost butterlike. The gold/bronze shimmer is not at all chunky and when applied give a very polished metallic finish. the best part of the eyeshadow is that its extremely buildable. You can achieve a subtle smokey look with a light application and also a sultry sensuous look with layering to get the true pan colour. Needless to say that it does not crease fade or transfer for a good 8 hours although a slight creasing will be detectable post that. Obviously a primer underneath will increase the longevity of the eyeshadow. girls with super oily eyelids will require a base. excellent pigmentation, smooth silky texture and an amazing colour pay off are the points which make this one a true legend.

A good makeup remover will be required to take off this beauty. I have used this with a matte brown eyeshadow in the crease and te results are amazing. i have mostly paired this eyeshadow with neutral lips and cheeks.

This has also been included in temptalia’s list of : 5 deep brown eyeshadows  to own and 5 cool toned brown eyeshadows  to own which speaks for itself how beautiful this shadow is and the number of ways in which it can be used and categorized.

Verdict: A

Price: Rs 1350/- for 3.4 grams

Overall recommendation : Mac legendary black eyeshadow is a beautiful dark brown black grey eyeshadow with gold green bronze shimmer. It’s a must have if you are fond of effortless smokey eyes. it helps you to get it in a jiffy. You can be both subtle and sensuous with this one depending on your mood. girls its permanent so theres no rush to grab it but do get it-your smokey eyes will never be the same again.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Harman September 26, 2012 at 11:44 pm

It is a nice colour! But a bit expensive, after all it is Mac :)


Giggle girlie September 26, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Wow that’s pretty Shade…perfect for easy smokey look..I need to check this out next time I am at MAC counter!Nice pictures & thanks for the review!


shivangi September 27, 2012 at 10:39 am

Wow! such a pretty shade!


Vaishnavi September 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Oh!! My…that’s so dreamy..rather perfect for brown smokey eye!!


Dolon September 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Lovely shade!


varshini September 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

lovey…it wil be too gud for bronze brown smokey eyes with n*de lips :)


jyoti September 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Loved loved loved it Gunmeen. <3


roshni November 2, 2012 at 4:12 pm

dis is awesum


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