Review & Swatches: MAC Fashion Flower Eye Shadows

MAC Fashion Flower Eye Shadows: Lucky Green, Fresh Daisy, Bows & Curtseys, Aqua, Free to Be, Groundcover

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.

Packaging: 9/10

These shadows come in standard MAC packaging. Each shadow also has an embossed flower design on the pan.

Quality: 7.25/10

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.

Price: 8.25/10

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.

Final Grade


Toss if: you want pigmented matte colors
Try: Aqua, Free to Be, or Lucky Green
Buy if: you want soft matte colors

Lucky Green, Fresh Daisy, Bows & Curtseys

Aqua, Free to Be, Groundcover

Lucky Green, Aqua, and Bows & Curtseys Applied

Fresh Daisy, Free to Be, and Groundcover Applied

Swatches (2 Layers Each): Lucky Green, Fresh Daisy, Bows & Curtseys, Aqua, Free to Be, Groundcover
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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Fashion Flower Eye Shadows

  1. Lisa B. says:

    Is Fresh Daisy very very frosty? From the swatch it looks only sorta frosty but pretty much white…I was hoping for a bit more yellow or something…I was thinking of it as a highlight but it looks too stark…

    • Allura says:

      It doesn’t have any noticeable yellow tint to it, so it basically is a highlighting color. It’s not “frosty” per se, but does have a sheen.

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