Mac Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Palette (Archies Girls) Review

by mehak on May 6, 2013

in C, Eye Products, eyeshadow, MAC, Reviews


If reading the title of this post made you jump up and order Nirulas Chocolate Nut Sundae then Hi Five – We can be friends !

(For those who are not from Delhi- Nirulas Sundae’s are gods gift to womanly ice cream cravings. 2 scoops vanilla, one yummy, hot fudgy sauce, toasted nuts and a cherry on top. Sigh. I could gorge all day !) Ahem. Back to the topic.- Mac Caramel Sundae Eyeshadow Pallette is what Mac interprets Betty Cooper from Archies would wear to school everyday !!!

The palette, like any good ice cream sundae contains 4 components-

1. Cheryl Chic (Frosty Pale Pink ) – Think of this like the cherry on the Sundae

2. Dreammaker (Frosty Lemon Yellow ) – Think of this like the Vanilla Ice cream

3. Caramel Sundae- (Pale , Satin finish Biscuit Color) – This of this like the toasted nuts

4.Showstopper (Matte Dark Brown) – Think of this like the chocolate sauce

Unfortunately however, if this palette was in ice cream form, i would have probably taken one bite and said  ‘Bleh!” .This comes nowhere close to the fabulous-ness of an Ice cream sundae!  While the eyeshadows have interesting colors and work well together, they have poor pigmentation, and sometimes you can get away with softer pigmentation in darker colors but these are pastels. So you end up with a whiff of powder of your eye with pretty much zero color.

With the exception of the yellow shade, which i thought was nicely pigmented and soft to apply, the others really lacked even in the texture department. The dark matte brown is extremely dry and stiff and does not blend well at all. The Biscuit colored shade is nice to touch and blend but looks exactly like my skin color so it doesn’t show up. The pale pink is a pretty pastel pink with silver shimmer but on my skin tone all i got was dry silver shimmer. Its not just a problem of this not workin with my skintones, i just dont think the eyeshadows live up to MAC quality shadows

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Verdict: C

Price: 2400 Approx

Recommendation: At this price, you expect an eyeshadow quad that is stellar. While the four shades really do complement each other if you want to create a pretty morning, neutral eye… the quality of these is just not up to the standards of regular Mac eyeshadows.

PS: Sent by Brand

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Abhi May 6, 2013 at 9:45 am

Oh God…you just aroused early morning ice cream cravings…not good ..not good :)
Im not from Delhi but all summer hols as kids were spent in Delhi..Nirulas was a must must have almost everyday…n those polka dotted cups were as cute as they come :)
Yeah I know…in the pack the colours look delicious…but really poor pigmentation…not worth the money at all…sad :(


Heena May 6, 2013 at 10:38 am

Too Bad :(


Eesha May 6, 2013 at 10:41 am

Ouch… that does look very cheap powdery stuff. MAC seem to compromising on the quality a lot these in its LE collections … grr….


priyanka May 6, 2013 at 10:58 am

Aww.Thats bad so much hype about these collection but this palette eyeshadows are not upto MAC standard


Xuvious May 6, 2013 at 10:59 am

Eep! Why do they keep coming up with a gazillion collections where half the products are sub standard! :/


kRITHI May 6, 2013 at 11:02 am

ya i didnt like the shades that much


Richa Saxena May 6, 2013 at 11:44 am

That’s too bad…So much hype & No good quality with these shadows… :( Thank you for the honest review Mehak!


deepti May 6, 2013 at 11:59 am

ouch!! thats bad !


Anshita@Vanity No Apologies May 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm

it should have lived upto d hype its name has created!


Jyoti May 6, 2013 at 1:15 pm

oops..This is bad. Did’t work out for me. Not up to the mark!


Bhumika May 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm

errr…too bad..


khad May 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm

i bought betty Oh Oh Oh . I am not very impressed with that lipstick too . packaging is cute but .


Chris May 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Aww, MAC, why’d you go downhill after Estee Lauder purchased you? Don’t you remember? You used to be MUA’s go to brand! :(


Shayoni May 6, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I read how bad it is in Temptalia. This sundae is surely ‘bleh’.


Sukanya May 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Uh-oh ! The colors look really pretty in the pan . And the whole hoopla regarding the Archie’s girls collection, tempted me to check out these palettes.At 2400INR, this is really a shocker from mac :( You saved my money !!


Niesha May 6, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Pigmentation isn’t that impressive and seems powdery too. Too pricey for such quality!!


Ikya May 6, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Ouch! I thought it looked like a good product for lighter women. But I don’t think it’s good enough for anybody! :/


jyoti May 7, 2013 at 12:03 pm

tsk tskk…. caramel, chocolate, sundae, nuts cherries…. not exactly sumthing u want to imagine during pms when u cant have it :(


ID May 7, 2013 at 12:35 pm

quality of mac e/s palettes hv repeatedly gon worse


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