Review & Swatches: MAC Chen Man Love and Water Pigment in “Naval Blue”

MAC Chen Man Love and Water Pigment in Naval Blue

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $20.00

Company’s Description

This smoky blue Pigment is a sparkling counterpoint to the blue/pink palette of the M∙A∙C Chenman collection. The Chinese character for love, depicted on the outer sleeve, was created by Chen Man.

This review is for the Naval Blue pigment releasing with MAC’s upcoming Chen Man Love and Water Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following color:

  • Naval Blue: Deep smoky blue


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Packaging: 9/10

Pigments come in plastic jars with twist-off tops. The outer box packaging displays a watercolor design.

Quality: 9.5/10

Naval Blue is a rich, deep, navy blue with blue and some purple shimmers. This pigment will give you bold color, great payoff, and an opaque finish, and glides smoothing only the skin.

The base color isn’t particularly unique, but the hint of purple shimmer spruces up this color a little. Navy Blue is a great, standard shimmery blue.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

This pigment is easy to work with because it glides evenly and opaquely onto the skin and gives you great color.

Price: 7/10

MAC pigments are regularly $20.00 and contain 4.5 g.

The reason I cannot give these products a higher score on price is because of how much product you used to get for the $20.00 you’d spend. Over a year ago, MAC pigment sizes were reduced by almost half. This would have been fine (most customers would never have used up a whole jar of pigment anyway) except that MAC chose to not proportionately (or even disproportionately) reduce the price to reflect the change in size. So, now, you are getting half the amount of product but still have to pay the same amount of money.

There really is no good justification for doing this. If you give the consumer less, you should charge them less. So, despite the fact that I think these are great items, I have to deduct points in the pricing category.

Final Grade

MAC Chen Man Love and Water Pigment in Naval Blue

MAC Chen Man Love and Water Pigment in Naval Blue

MAC Chen Man Love and Water Pigment in Naval Blue Swatch

MAC Chen Man Love and Water Pigment in Naval Blue Swatch


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4 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Chen Man Love and Water Pigment in “Naval Blue”

  1. Christy Ann says:

    This is the prettiest shade of blue, would be great for a smoky eye!

  2. Ciara M says:

    Gorgeous colour! ;O

  3. Nessy says:

    Thanks for posting these up,helps a lot in deciding what to get. I was wondering,I have the a lot of blue eyeshadows from Mac,would you say this is dupable to something on the perm line?

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