Review & Swatches: MAC Strength Eyeshadow Quad in “Inner Strength”

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MAC Strength Eyeshadow Quad in Inner Strength

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $40.00

Company’s Description

An Eye Shadow Quad in four shades: Lithe Spirit, Inner Strength, Fabulous Fit and Heatherbelles. The highly pigmented powder formula applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully.

This review is for the Inner Strength eye shadow quad that comes with MAC’s upcoming Strength Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Lithe Spirit: Palest white pink (Satin)
  • Inner Strength: Light cool mauve taupe (Matte)
  • Fabulous Fit: Mid-tone cool grey (Matte)
  • Heatherbelles: Deep charcoal (Satin) (Repromote)



Packaging: 9/10

This quad is packaged in a standard MAC container–a plastic 2-by-2 palette with a see-through, flip-up, magnetized lid. The outer box packaging has a retro, throw-back design.

Quality: 9.25/10

Lithe Spirit is a matte, milky white with a semi-translucent finish.

Inner Strength is a matte taupe with a hint of dusty mauve running through it.

Fabulous Fit is a mid-toned cool grey color with a matte finish.

Heatherbelles is a deep charcoal with silver micro-shimmer particles.

The formula for all four (4) of these shades has just enough softness to apply smoothly and evenly. The creamy formula paired with the natural colors and matte finish makes for an excellent quad for those who want a cool-toned, neutral look.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

All of the shadows have slighting creamy formulations that transfer onto and blend into the skin without too much fuss.

Price: 9.5/10

Single shadows are (now) $15.00 each, so for four colors, $40.00 is a good deal, though this is $2.00 increase in the price of quads from MAC.

Final Grade

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MAC Strength Eyeshadow Quad in Inner Strength

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MAC Strength Eyeshadow Quad in Inner Strength

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MAC Strength Eyeshadow Quad in Inner Strength

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MAC Strength Eyeshadow Quad in Inner Strength Swatches

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MAC Strength Eyeshadow Quad in Inner Strength Swatch in Lithe Spirit

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MAC Strength Eyeshadow Quad in Inner Strength Swatch in Inner Strength

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MAC Strength Eyeshadow Quad in Inner Strength Swatch in Fabulous Fit

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MAC Strength Eyeshadow Quad in Inner Strength Swatch in Heatherbelles


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3 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Strength Eyeshadow Quad in “Inner Strength”

  1. Jelena says:

    how do you feel about this quad? it’s been getting bad reviews everywhere.
    i haven’t tried it. i only got all woman but would love to hear your opinion about this one compared to all woman

  2. Lizz says:

    this one is my favorite!

  3. Joanna says:

    Out of the two quads I would have to say this one is my favorite based on the swatches just because I love matte :)

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