Review & Swatches: MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadows

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadows

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $16.00

Company’s Description

Highly pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well. Packaged in blue and white stripes, it’s a match to everything Hey, Sailor!

This review is for the 4 limited-edition Eye Shadow colors releasing with MAC’s upcoming Hey, Sailor! Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Barefoot (Veluxe Pearl): Tarnished Gold
  • Jaunty (Frost): Light yellow brown
  • Feeling Fresh (Frost): Bright green
  • Nautical (Satin): Navy Blue

Crystal Avalanche is promoted in this collection, but you can buy it as part of MAC’s permanent line–and for less money!


Packaging: 9/10

These shadows come in standard MAC packaging. The compacts are plastic and come with snap-shut, flip-up tops. The packaging is decorated with blue nautical stripes.

Quality: 9.75/10

Barefoot is a classic, slightly tarnished gold with a smooth, frosty finish. The color is good in pigmentation, but not great. I went back into the pan to pick up more color in order to get the strength of color I wanted.

Jaunty is a pale champagne with a smooth, frosty finish. It has great color payoff and applies smoothly.

Feeling Fresh is a bright, Kelly green with silver shimmers. The color is intensely pigmented and goes on evenly.

Nautical is a navy blue with light blue shimmers. This color is also intensely pigmented and goes on pretty even, though less even than Feeling Fresh.

All 4 colors are high quality. I’m very impressed by Feeling Fresh and Nautical. MAC’s brightly-colored shadows can be disappointing in color payoff and finish, particularly when it comes to the Satin formula (of which Nautical is). But Feeling Fresh and Nautical won’t disappoint. They do have a more crumbly consistency, though, so expect fall-out.

I’m not as impressed with Barefoot and Jaunty–not because they aren’t good quality, but because the colors are not unique.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

Jaunty and Feeling Fresh go on the most even and require the fewest layers to get an opaque finish. Barefoot and Nautical require a little more layering, but not by much.

Price: 9/10

Everything in the Hey, Sailor! collection is $1.00 more than normally-price MAC items because of the special limited-edition packaging.

Final Grade

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadows

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow Box Packaging

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow Packaging

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadows

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow Swatches: Barefoot, Jaunty, Feeling Fresh, Nautical

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow in Barefoot

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow in Barefoot

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow Swatch: Barefoot

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow in Jaunty

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow in Jaunty

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow Swatch: Jaunty

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow in Feeling Fresh

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow in Feeling Fresh

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow Swatch: Feeling Fresh

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow in Nautical

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow in Nautical

MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadow Swatch: Nautical


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4 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Hey, Sailor! Eye Shadows

  1. Eleanor says:

    I am really annoyed by the price increases. I have similar eye shadows, and, even through these increases are only a few dollars, it is enough to put me off from purchasing these.

  2. Sandy says:

    thank you for your lovely swatches!

  3. Fanny says:

    I´ve got Feeling Fresh, Barefoot and Nautical Navy
    and I want Jaunty.

    My favorites are Feeling Fresh and Nautical Navy.
    Feeling Fresh might be one of my favorite MAC-shadows ever!

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