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Saturday, August 31, 2013

MAC Beluga Eyeshadow Review

MAC Beluga Eyeshadow


The MAC Indulge Collection launched online on Thursday complete with lots of Autumn appropriate shades. The one eyeshadow that caught my eye was MAC Beluga and truthfully I am a little shocked that it hasn't sold out as of yet. For me it was the stand out shade and the one that I couldn't be without - seems I was wrong as Three Ring Yellow was the first to fly out the door.

MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
MAC Beluga Eyeshadow

MAC Beluga is officially described as a "dark charcoal with multi-dimensional pearl" but it is a lot more complex than that. To my eye it is a darkened gold green with a slight brown undertone, a little like MAC Club but much more intense and without the duo chrome effect. As for the multi-dimensional pearl claim that is just a fancy pants way of saying that this shade contains teeny tiny flecks of multi-coloured glitter most notably silver and blue. Like I said it is a complex shade and rather difficult to pin point.

MAC Beluga Eyeshadow
MAC Beluga Eyeshadow

Despite being a really great and somewhat original shade I am afraid that the formula is only so-so. In the past I haven't really experienced any difficulties with the MAC Veluxe formula but Beluga was a little dry and not as pigmented as I have come to expect. This is one of those shades that is best worn somewhat sheer not only because this way you get all the nuances it has to offer but because it does not layer up all that well. I also found Beluga to be a little dry and prone to fall out but on the plus side you can dampen the shade to create a pretty foil effect eye liner. Truthfully I am on the fence with this shadow, one one hand the shade is divine and different yet the formula could be improved.

MAC Beluga Eyeshadow £12.50/1.5g via MAC - link



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14 comments:

  1. This colour looks amazing (:

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  2. I love how glittery this is, perfect for a night out!

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  3. Ohh I love the sparkle! What a shame the formula wasn't great, it does look a little chalky in your swatches :/

    Jess xo

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  4. This is a gorgeous colour... I've still never bought a Mac eyeshadow but will definitely take a look :)

    Sophie
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    xxx

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  5. Such a gorgeous colour! xx

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  6. This is really lovely, and I love the name XD

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  7. Mac doesn't really master glitter eye shadows... I really prefer their satin finish.

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  8. The colour looks fantastic and very wintery, love it! shame for the formula and that it doesn't layer properly, I would expect that from such a gorgeous intense shade.

    Ila x

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  9. I imagine this would work a lot better wet because its gorgeous but such a shame about the formula. x

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  10. Lovely shade, perfect for the colder months. The shimmer is gorgoeus too
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  11. That shade is gorgeous! I wish that the formula was better otherwise I'd definitely pick it up at mac!
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  12. i want to try this color!

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  13. I swatched this one in-person and was also so-so about the formula. But I picked up Sex and the Oyster and have been loving it! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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