Release Date: August 25, 2011
Availability: MAC online & MAC stores
This review covers MAC’s MAC Me Over Evil Eye eye shadow quad, which releases with Part II of this collection.
- Evil Eye (matte): Deep yellow grey
- Palace Pedigreed (satin): Deep berry with soft pink (Repromote)
- Spellcaster (matte): Blackened violet
- Moody (veluxe pearl): Blackened green
This quad is packaged in a standard MAC container–a plastic 2-by-2 palette with a see-through, flip-up, magnetized lid.
The quality of Evil Eye, Spellcaster, and Moody are extremely disappointing. All three of those shadows are weakly pigmented and apply unevenly, even over an eye shadow base. Palace Pedigreed is the best of the four shadows.
The poor pigmentation is somewhat expected because Spellcaster and Evil Eye are both matte formulations. The regular MAC matte formula has never been impressive, and the matte colors in this quad affirm that reputation.
Ease of Use: 7.5/10
For the three weakly pigmented shadows, you would have to layer and layer the color to get an even finish. Even then, the colors are dull. The only real way to improve the vibrancy would be to use a similarly-colored base before applying the shadow.
Single shadows are (now) $15.00 each, so for four colors, $38.00 is a good deal. But, this good price is dampened by the poor quality of most of the shadows.