First Row: Mac Blanc Type, Stars Makeup Haven Creme D'Nude, Mac Brule, Mac Vanilla, Mac Vapour, Mac Rosy Outlook, Mac Ego
Second Row: Stars Makeup Haven Southern Belle, Mac Shroom, Mac Tissueweight Limited Edition, Mac Naked Lunch, Stars Makeup Haven Sin-Sational, Stars Makeup Haven Guilty as Sin, Coastal Scents ME13
Third Row: Mac Jest, Mac All That Glitters, Mac Kitschmas Pigment, Mac Naked Pigment, Mac Tan Pigment, Mac Tea Time Pigment, Mac Chocolate Brown Pigment
Fourth Row: Mac Solar Bits Bronzescape Limited Edition, Mac Solar Bits Impassioned Limited Edition, Mac Heritage Rouge Pigment, Mac Vintage Gold Pigment, Mac Golden Olive Pigment, Mac Antique Green Pigment
Favorites: I love to use Shroom and Tissueweight for the inner corners to brighten up my eyes. Since I usually wear shimmery colors on my lids, I don’t use them as a highlight for my brow bone because they have a shimmery finish.
I love to pack Naked Lunch, All That Glitters, or Tan onto my lids and pair it with a brown color on my crease to create a neutral look.
Skip: Guilty as Sin, ME13, Kitschmas, Bronzescape, and Impassioned are filled with chunks of glitter that get all over your face. I have a hard time applying them and blending them.
Sin-Sational is a nice champagne color that goes on very creamy and blends really smoothly. However, a lot of product falls out when I apply it. It also does not last all day long (even with my Too Faced Primer) like a lot of my other eyeshadows do.
Dupes: Blanc Type and Vanilla may look a little bit similar in the pictures, but they are not dupes. Blanc Type is a light beige color with a matte finish, while Vanilla is more white and has a little bit of shimmer. Vapour and Naked both have a little bit of shimmer, but Vapour is a pale pink color, while Naked has a peach undertone.
Crème D’Nude looks peachier in the pan, but when swatched, it looks like a beige color. Brule has a deeper beige color with a satin finish. I applied Crème D’Nude on my left brow bone and Brule on my other, but couldn’t tell a difference. However, Crème D’Nude had a more powdery application and more fall outs, while Brule went on smoothly with no fall outs.
Rosy Outlook and Southern Belle may look similar, but Southern Belle is a much darker pink and cannot be used as a highlight, while Rosy Outlook can.
Ego has a more pink undertone, while Jest has a more peach undertone. I wouldn't call them dupes.
Note: In terms of quality, Mac eyeshadows are better than Stars Makeup Haven (SMH) & Coastal Scents (CS) eyeshadows. I hit pan faster with SMH & CS eyeshadows because the formula is smoother. They also get really dusty and crumbly in the pan and a lot of the product tends to fall down to my cheeks and under eye area when I apply them on my lids. It's much more worth it to invest in a Mac eyeshadow since they last longer in the pan and I don't get any fallouts. I would only purchase from SMH and CS if they have shades that Mac doesn't carry, but I wouldn't purchase "Mac dupes" from SMH & CS because the quality of Mac eyeshadows are far superior.
Mac Eyeshadows in pan form cost $11.00 for 1.5 grams (some of the eyeshadows have 1.3 grams). Stars Makeup Haven eyeshadows cost $6.00 for 1.3 grams. Coastal Scents eyeshadows cost $4.49 for 1.3 grams.
What highlight color do you use the most?