MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Silver Dawn

mac extra dimension eyeshadow silver dawn review
If I were one to do do Monthly Favorites this eyeshadow would definitely be included in the list. It was love at first swatch. Silver Dawn came out with MAC's Magnetic Nude Limited Edition collection. I'm rarely interested in MAC's LE offerings but one day I was perusing the store and the Extra Dimension Eyeshadows caught my eye. How could they have not? Look at the beautiful embossing in the pan! Anyway, I swatched the colors that stood out to me the most and ended up taking Silver Dawn home with me. That was over a month ago and sadly this shade is sold out on MAC's website but I'm sure it's still available at some physical stores, Nordstrom's, Bloomingdales, etc.


mac extra dimension eyeshadow silver dawn review
mac extra dimension eyeshadow silver dawn review swatch
mac extra dimension eyeshadow silver dawn review swatch
Silver Dawn is a frosty taupe. I know taupes have a cult following but other than Silver Dawn I only own one other taupe shade. Generally, I find them too cool toned for my skin tone and I feel like they don't look good on me. However, I'm crazy about Silver Dawn and I think it's the perfect taupe for my coloring. It's pigmented, soft, and easy to blend. I am a bit bummed out because I'm usually happy with the way my swatches turn out because I feel like they accurately represent how the product looks in real life. However I found that I just couldn't properly capture Silver Dawn's prettiness. :( I guess you'll just have to take my word for it. 

Seeing as I've become slightly obsessed with this eyeshadow, do you have any favorite taupe shades you could recommend? Taupes are growing on me!
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53 comments

  1. It looks good on you, and your skin looks flawless! I don't actually own any taupe shades myself.

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  2. Beautiful colour on you and I love how they do the pattern on eyeshadow...

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  3. The shade is gorgeous, I love the texture too !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  4. This shade is stunning and with your skin tone it makes your eyes so striking
    Casualllyawkward

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  5. Ooh, such a pretty shade! Shimmery, smokey goodness. Looks great on you! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  6. Loved this!.. I think it would look so good with a deep berry lip x

    Love, Flo

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  7. So pretty on you! I love the way you wore it. I adore that you always show the eyeshadow actually ON your eyes. You can't always tell from arm swatches haha!

    Kallie @ But First Coffee

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    1. Oh, yes. I try as much as possible to do face or eye swatches when reviewing products because I find it most helpful. Plus, some products don't look the same on the pan compared to how they apply x

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  8. This is such a beautiful shadow! The packaging is just gorgeous. It reminds me a lot of Satin Taupe, but possibly more pigmented...what do you think?

    xx -b.

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    1. I don't own Satin Taupe :( But they do look similar, maybe ST is a bit browner?

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  9. I don't normally like silver eyeshadow but dang, that looks gorgeous on you!

    Kah-Feh Yen | YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick Giveaway

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  10. Whoa, that's actually really beautiful. It looks like Satin Taupe, but more dark and rich.

    RIKKI
    // RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

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  11. This looks amazing on you! I have a feeling it would be too cool toned on me, but it's so pretty!

    Elissa | styleaffix.com

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  12. Taupes tend to look too cool on me too, but I've been trying them out anyway and I'm getting used to them - I love Verve from the Naked 2 as of late. Silver Dawn looks beautiful and smokey and the look you created with it is lovely xo

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    1. I don't own the Naked 2. I wonder if they sell Verve as a single x

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  13. Such a beautiful colour & it looks great on you :)

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  14. Wow! This color looks gorgeous on you!

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  15. This color is so pretty! I really think these extra dimension shadows are so eye catching. This taupe really does look very nice on you. I love how this shadow would really work for just a one shadow look.

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  16. I love this colour! I think it really suits your eyes, it's very smokey xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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  17. I am obsessed with the color! great sharing....
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    ig@gracenjio

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  18. Ah so pretty.. I felt so inspired by your make up that I did some silver smokey eyes on me too! x

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  19. I'd definitely take your word for it, I really need some more single shades that are complexion enough to be worn on their own!

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  20. That colour looks great on you. I too have problems wearing taupes.

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  21. Oh wow, that shade looks amazing! I'm a sucker for taupes so that shade would be right up my alley. I'll have to see if I can score it at a Cosmetic Company Outlet.

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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  22. Oh my god this is beautiful! I love the way that you wore it in that photo as well. It looks really pretty on you.
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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  23. I love the design of the eyeshadow. Great colour too

    www.ambermcniff.co.uk

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  24. This looks like the perfect shade for a softer smokey eye look. So pretty!

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  25. This looks so lovely! It looks so pretty with your eyes <3
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  26. Wow, this looks like an amped up, more gorgeous Satin Taupe! I love it on you...very smokey and lovely. Along with ST, the only other taupe I own in Wet n Wild Nutty and I adore that shade...it's way more brown than Silver Dawn or ST but it has a shift to it in the light that is cool. Way worth more than the $1.99 I paid for it ! xx

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    1. I actually owned Nutty, it's so good! But it shattered :(

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  27. Oh wow, what a stunning shade! Love the smokey look <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  28. This is seriously so pretty! I definitely don't need anymore eyeshadow but somehow I feel like I need this color, haha :)

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  29. I own way too many taupe shades but you've made me want this one!

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  30. This is such a beautiful color! I am so in love with it!

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  31. This looks very pretty on you but you have lovely eyes anyway! xxx

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  32. That colour suits you so well, I had a good look at this collection but ultimately didn't love any of the shadows enough to splurge for them, they are so damn expensive

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  33. This looks gorgeous, I completely believe you! The colour looks lovely, just like a colour I would wear a lot. :)


    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  34. I find it hard to believe there's an eyeshadow color you can't rock! This looks beautiful on you!

    Christal
    LipstickAndPonytails

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  35. You look stunning! Absolutely love the way they've designed the eyeshadow. Makes me almost not want to use it lol X

    http://thefashion-junkie.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. i thought about picking this one up when the line launched but then i forgot and i didn't want it as much anymore. that being said...am now kicking myself lol.
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  37. love this eyeshadow on you, I was so tempted to pick this up but then just settle with the ‘Pleasure model’ extra dimension blush’, love the embossing in the pan as well ^^

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  38. Ooh I can see why you like this one. It's really beautiful on you! So sultry! :D

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  39. Yes, the Extra Dimension Eyeshadows is different. The case is eye catching. Beautifully embossed.
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  40. Pretty shade.You are so beautiful girl!

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