On its own (left) and over a white base (right)
Hello, loves! Today I have some MAC Eyeshadow ($15 each) swatches and mini reviews for you. Hopefully this will help if you’re on the market for some colorful eyeshadows. Now, I love MAC neutrals, but I think their vibrant eyeshadows leave a bit to be desired. Rule is the best of the bunch and Vibrant Grape is the worst.
Rule: is a muted matte orange. It’s soft and pigmented. It’s a great eyeshadow but if you’re looking for a really vibrant orange, this isn’t it.
Vibrant Grape: is a matte purple. It’s dry, stiff, patchy, and poorly pigmented. The swatch above is built up (about 3 layers). I’m not too impressed with this one.
Aqua: is a light matte pastel blue. It’s a little dry, but not nearly as much as Vibrant Grape. It’s still easy to work with and quite pigmented.
Overall, I really like Rule, I think Aqua is a nice addition to my collection, and I regret getting Vibrant Grape. I don’t think I’ll be looking at MAC when I’m on the hunt for a matte red or yellow eyeshadow. Although I have swatched Chrome Yellow at the MAC Store and it seemed quite impressive. I’d love it if any bright eyeshadow lovers could tell me what their favorite brands are. Thank you for reading and have a lovely weekend!