This review covers the 6 MAC Fashion Flower eye shadows in Lucky Green, Fresh Daisy, Bows & Curtseys, Aqua, Free to Be, and Groundcover.
- Lucky Green (veluxe pearl): frosted mid-tone lime (permanent)
- Fresh Daisy (frost): frosted mid-tone yellow white (limited edition)
- Bows & Curtseys (satin): metallic hunter green (limited edition)
- Aqua (matte): aqua blue (permanent)
- Free to Be (matte): bright true coral (re-promote from Give Me Liberty of London)
- Groundcover (matte): mid-tone warm grey (limited edition)
Please see this post for more photos of the eye shadows.
These shadows come in standard MAC packaging. Each shadow also has an embossed flower design on the pan.
This collection contains 3 matte and 3 non-matte shadows. The non-matte shadows (Lucky Green, Fresh Daisy, and Bows & Curtseys) go on more pigmented and opaquely than the matte shadows (Aqua, Free to Be, and Groundclover).
Of the non-matte shadows, Bows & Curtseys is the most disappointing because the green shimmers barely show up on the skin. It ends up being a slightly uneven, dark color. Lucky Green is the most impressive shade. All the matte shadows are fairly disappointing. They aren’t pigmented or opaque and require at least 2 layers to get any decent showing of color.
I also find Free to Be to be a difficult color to wear. Any pink/orange/red color will be difficult to pull off when applied to the eyes.
Ease of Use: 8/10
Fresh Daisy and Lucky Green go on smoothly and only require 1 layer. All the rest of the colors are either uneven or weakly pigmented, and so require at least 2 layers.
These are the same size (1.5 g) and price ($14.50) as regular MAC eye shadows. Given the disappointing quality of these shadows, I’m giving the price category a lower-than-usual score.
Try: Aqua, Free to Be, or Lucky Green
Buy if: you want soft matte colors