MAC Steamy Eyeshadow Review

Hello, lovelies! Happy Friday! Throughout the course of this year I want to individually review my favorite MAC eyeshadows. I've swatched some in the past in my New MAC Palette and MAC Neutral Palette posts but my Neutral Palette post is so old! I would love to redo it with better pictures. Anyways, I won Steamy from the lovely Natalie during a giveaway. Here are my thoughts on it:
Color
I would describe Steamy as a turquoise/teal. It's such a pretty color! I love it because it's a bit icy but it still looks good with my brown eyes and warm skin. I think that icy greens that lean too much towards blue look terrible on me.
Texture
Steamy has a frost finish. It's soft and easy to work with but not as buttery as a veluxe pearl or as my other MAC frosts (like Cranberry or Sumptuous Olive).
Formula
Steamy has a very good color payoff. It's pigmented, vibrant, and lasts long on the eyes even without a primer. 
Overall
I adore this color! It's not extremely unique so I'm sure other brands might have something like this, but it's still a great addition to my collection. Steamy is very frosty so it's eye-catching and fun to wear. In the eye look above I paired it with liquid liner and MAC's Swiss Chocolate on the crease. 

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  1. I prefer this eyeshadow over Shimmermoss. Great review.

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    1. I don't own Shimmermoss but it seems quite similar xx

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  2. This colour is so unique and gorgeous!
    Lovely review :)
    xx

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  3. Looks like a lovely colour and I love your reviews! xxx
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  4. What a stunning colour! X x

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  5. Such a lovely color!! One of these days I'm going to build a palette from MAC... one of these days when I'm much, MUCH richer haha :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  6. This seems like a really pigmented and lovely colour. I've never bought a mac eye shadow but I've heard great things about them! I'd be really interested to see a blog post on how to make eyeshadows like this one wearable with everyday clothes :) xx

    aquietjournal.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Although I've only using this particular eyeshadow during the nighttime, I'm usually never afraid of colors during the daytime. I use clothes that are in the same color family but I don't match my eyeshadow to my outfit xx

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  7. I love this colour. It's beautiful! Love wearing greens in this shade :)
    Hareem x

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  8. This is such a beautiful looking shade! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. great post. I have this colour but have hardy used it. looks great on you x

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    1. Thank you. I've been using it more often lately xx

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  10. What a beautiful colour!

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  11. Oh I really like this! I am just starting to get into MAC and loving all the awesome colour options!

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  12. I have this and I quite like it!

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  13. Love the color! It reminds me a little of Flipside from Urban Decay, though I think Flipside is a little more on the green side.

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  14. Such a gorgeous colour!!

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  15. The colour is absolutely gorgeous! It wouldn't be something i'd normally pick up but your looks always make me want to try out new shades. I'm looking forward to having a nosey at the other posts in your favourites hun :)

    Latasha xx

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  16. That color is so pretty!

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  17. Steamy is so pretty! The texture looks very nice

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  18. I love the look you created at the end! looks really nice :) I love this kind of colour, must check it out next time i'm at Mac :D xx

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  19. You can pull off literally every shade. It always looks amazing. And this is no exception :)

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  20. I love Steamy and I can't wait to buy and try it out! It looks lovely on you xx

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  21. This is so pretty! I love when a colored shadow is muted a bit to make it way more wearable! The swatch on your finger sold me on this and I'm gonna check it out next time I'm at MAC :)

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  22. Very pretty, I'm not a big fan of turquoise or light blue eyeshadows as I find them kind of tacky but this one looks nice x

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  23. Gorgeous color! I love brown eyes with green shades, looks lovely :)
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  24. I love steamy! Sometimes I need to pack color on my lid with a stiffer brush, though.

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  25. Such an amazing colour!!

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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  26. This colour looks stunning on you! I need to be a bit braver with my eyeshadow colours, would love to be able to pull off a gorgeous shade like this x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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  27. Steamy was one of my first MAC eye shadows years ago and I still love it! The perfect turquoise to blend in with browns (as you did!)- adds a pop of colour without being too vibrant, so it's surprisingly wearable. Glad you're loving it! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  28. Your eye looks are always so pretty! :O

    - Andrea Marie xx
    frominsidemycloset.com

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  29. Oh may! What a pretty colour! Am I the only one that when hears the word 'steamy' thinks about Grey's Anatomy? LOL Anyway, like I was saying, what a lovely colour ^^ Looks amazing on brown eyes and seems to have just the right amount of shimmer, like it a lot! : ) xx

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  30. I have this, and I completely forgot that I did till I saw your post. I may wear it tomorrow, your wings are perfect BTW x

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  31. Hi there I had steamy on my mind. But I have macs pigment in teal. So after thinking about it I decided not to get this the reason I thought it was unique is because I thought it was a dirty teal but infact other brands carry this colour and teals are in 120 palettes too very similar to steamy. I try not to buy blues and greens unless they are unique.

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