Review & Swatches: Shop MAC / Cook MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad

Shop MAC / Cook MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $38.00

Company’s Description

Add some teal to that shopping list! Mix darks with lights! Four shades to play with so eyes look fresh & fabulous every day. Shop M·A·C’s colourful packaging only adds to the dazzle.

This review is for the Colour Added eye shadow quad that comes with MAC’s upcoming Shop MAC / Cook MAC Collection. This post includes photographs and swatches of the following colors:

  • Laundry Daze (Satin): Light yellow
  • Colour Added (Veluxe Pearl): Bright yellow
  • Self-Serve (Satin): Deep grey
  • Pre-Packaged (Satin): Muted turquoise



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: 8.5/10

Laundry Daze is a subtly frosty cream without the yellow tint MAC says it has. This color applies smoothly and evenly and makes for a good highlighting color.

Colour Added is a high-performing, sun-yellow also with a slight frosty finish. The color applies very evenly and smoothly and has strong color payoff.

Pre-Packaged is a deep teal (not quite turquoise, as MAC describes it) with a pearlized finish. This color needs building up to smooth out the finish.

Self-Serve is a deep grey with tiny silver and purple pearls. You need to layer this color, otherwise the finish is not opaque and applies unevenly.

I’m impressed by Laundry Daze and even more so by Colour Added, which are both creamy colors with strong pay-off. Pre-Packaged and Self-Serve are less impressive because they don’t go on as smoothly. Luckily, you can layer both colors to build up the finishes, though Self-Serve doesn’t seem to want to be completely opaque.

Ease of Use: 8.5/10

You won’t have a problem with Laundry Daze or Colour Added, but expect to spend a little more time with the other 2 colors. Pre-Packaged layers effectively but Self-Serve requires more work.

Price: 9.5/10

Single shadows are (now) $15.00 each, so for four colors, $38.00 is a very good deal.

Final Grade

87.5/100

Shop MAC / Cook MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad Box Packaging

Shop MAC / Cook MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad

Shop MAC / Cook MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad

Shop MAC / Cook MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad Swatches

Shop MAC / Cook MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad Swatch: Laundry Daze

Shop MAC / Cook MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad Swatch: Colour Added

Shop MAC / Cook MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad Swatch: Pre-Packaged

Shop MAC / Cook MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad Swatch: Self-Serve


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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Shop MAC / Cook MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad

  1. Sthobbie says:

    I have seen some nice looks with this quad, enemy without the rich pigmentation it is nice

  2. Sarah L. says:

    Out of all the quads, I was most excited about this one, because it had some interesting colours, i.e. Colour Added and Pre-Packaged. I’m a little disappointed that only 2 out of the 4 eyeshadows aren’t richly pigmented; it’s such a shame because I really wanted to love this quad!

    Sarah(:

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