Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Highly-pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well.
This review is for the 4 new Eye Shadows releasing with MAC’s upcoming Iris Apfel Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:
- Silver Gull (velvet): Blue-gray with sparkle
- Robins Egg (matte): Mid-tone teal
- Diamond Dove (matte): Deep gray-brown
- Early Bird (matte): Bright coral
Howzat was just released with MAC’s Ice Parade collection and is re-promoted with this collection. You can see a review, swatches, and pictures of Howzat here.
These shadows come in standard MAC packaging. The compacts are plastic and come with snap-shut, flip-up tops.
Silver Gull is a light every-so-slightly-blue-toned grey with silver glitters. The glitters do not show up on the skin as predominantly as they do in the pan. The color payoff is good, but not great.
Robins Egg is a bright mid-toned teal. The color payoff is great and the formulation is soft, gliding on evenly over the skin.
Diamond Dove is a medium brown that looks more grey in the pan than it does on the skin. It has great color payoff, with an opaque and even finish.
Early Bird is a bright coral. It too has intense pigmentation, great payoff, and glides evenly onto the skin.
I am so impressed by the quality of the 3 matte shadows. They are the best in terms of finish that I’ve come across in a MAC collection. Although the formulation is matte, the finish is not dull and has a velvet-like quality. The pigmentation is rich, the powder is smooth and soft, and the finish is even.
Ease of Use: 9.8/10
All 4 of these colors glide evenly over the skin, layer well for an opaque finish, and give intense color.
These are standard MAC eye shadow size (1.5 g) and price ($15.00).