MAC Malificent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD

MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad -Review and Swatches with EOTD

When MAC Maleficent Collection launched I was sure not to pick anything from this range, I have enough red lipsticks which I barely use and don’t want to stock up more. I wasn’t really interested in anything from this range but my urge for neutral eye shadow did not stop me. I am new, very much a novice when it comes to eye shadows, all I know is to start with neutrals. MAC Maleficent Collection Eyeshadow Quad was a gift from one of my friend who definitely knows my likes and dislikes. I have discovered multiple uses with this product… if you want to know more, then continue reading…

MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD
MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD

What MAC Claims: Smokey eyes in a mesmerizing mélange of deep browns, blackened gold and midnight carbon. The highly pigmented powder formula applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully. Specially designed MAC Maleficent packaging.

Ingredients:

MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD
MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD

Price: $44 USD

MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad consists of four permanent shades of eyeshadows that can be purchased individually.

MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD
MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD

Goldmine: Mac describes “Goldmine” as intense gold with shimmer. It is yellow golden shade with a metallic finish. I have pigmented lids and the shade gives medium to buildable coverage on me. The shimmer is quite subtle and the texture is smooth. I find it easily blends with slight fall out. MAC “Goldmine” can be patted on with a flat shader brush and for more intensity MAC fix plus is important to have.

Ground Brown: MAC Describes “Ground Brown” as a dirty deep Brown with a matte finish. It is not as dirty as the name says. I can see some red undertone to it. It will be fair enough if I describe Ground Brown as a chocolate brown (just saying :D) It has a smooth and silky texture with no fall out (at least on me) Blending is easy, I use this shade basically as a outer corner or sometimes as a crease colour. It is pigmented and applies smoothly.

MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD
MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD

Concreate: First of all, I love the name – Concrete! 😀 Mac describes “Concrete” as a muted taupe brown with satin matte finish. It is a grayish brown taupe colour. This works best for outer “V” and mixing both Concrete and Ground brown on lower line for that natural look. I have found another usage of these shades which I will talk below. The pigmentation is again very good. It has semi-opaque to buildable coverage and applies smoothly.

Carbon: The most well-known intense black eyeshadow from MAC cosmetics. MAC describes “Carbon” as Intense Black with matte finish.  I have other black eye shadows from other brands but this one is grayish-black which is neither too warm nor cool. I like to call “carbon” as a neutral black shade mostly because it looks good on every skin tone. This also has good colour payoff, highly pigmented and is easily blendable.

MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD
MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD

All four eyeshadows are silky and smooth in texture, out of all four Goldmine and Carbon have a slight fall out. I definitely need an eye primer or eye base to intensify the shadows more. You can see my EOTD where I have used Goldmine on lid and mixed MAC Ground brown and MAC Concrete on outer “V” and blended. All shades last for 7-8 hours on me before creasing.  I recently learnt that, mixing concrete and ground brown is a perfect match for my eyebrow – Rest is a story which you can guess 😉 I use it every day as my eyebrow powder and it lasts a whole day. This has been my go-to quad this season. #multipurpose.

MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD
MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD

I would like to reiterate this point: I have just crossed the beginner phase and learning happily, I am sorry if I don’t come up with perfection, kindly ignore my mistakes and focus on shades… 🙂 Show some love too 😛

MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD
MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD

What I like about MAC Maleficent Collection Eyeshadow Quad:

  • All the shades from this quad are highly pigmented except MAC GOLDMINE.
  • All shades are from permanent range. If you want, there is a scope of repurchasing.
  • The colour pay off is medium to buildable.
  • Silky, smooth texture and easily blendable.
  • Shade like Goldmine and Carbon gives slight fall outs out of all four.
  • There is only 1 frosted-shimmery shade and 3 matte finish eye shadows- those who love matte eye shadows will love it.
  • MAC Concrete and MAC Ground Brown gives perfect blending shade for outer V and lower lash line.
  • MAC Carbon is perfect and neutral grayish black that goes on all skin tone.
  • Lasts 7-8 hours, although I believe they stay more longer periods because the least I keep my makeup on is max for 8 hours.
  • I love mixing MAC Concrete and MAC Ground brown as my eyebrow filler.
MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD
MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD

What I do not like about MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad:

  • No one is happy to pay huge amount on just 4 shades of eye colours. Also don’t understand the point of putting all permanent shades in a Limited edition quad.
  • I wish Goldmine was opaque because I honestly love the shade. Yellow-Gold which we don’t get to see any other palette.
MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD
MAC Maleficent Collection Eye shadow Quad- Review and Swatches with EOTD

Rating: 4.3/5

I am rating this quad in terms of texture, staying power and usage.  I expected new and LE shades for new launches not permanent shades. But those who love to try neutral shade like me will love it. It is a multi usage product.

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