I just got several Mac eyeshadows from my grandma who didn't want them. Obviously she wasn't impressed and is sticking to her Guerlain eyeshadow.
I've played around with them and swatched them. They're just not that pigmented. They fade even with a good primer. They're just not spectacular. I was expecting something that measures up to the hype Mac eyeshadows get around the beauty community. I didn't get that.
My Sleek eyeshadows, on the other hand, are much more impressive - for a fraction of the price.
Most of what I use these days are my Sleek palettes. I paid around $10 for each palette plus $10 international shipping. So for $50 I got 48 extremely soft, pigmented eyeshadows that blend like a dream and look gorgeous all day.
I also enjoy my Lorac and WetnWild eyeshadows much more than my Mac ones.
For $15, I could get one Mac shadow that just doesn't measure up to the quality of my Sleek eyeshadows.
This is why I've never spent my own money on Mac.
I would, however, spend more than that on Dior eyeshadow, because based on my own experience, Dior eyeshadows are the be-all-end-all.
So PLEASE, can someone please tell me what it is about Mac eyeshadows that makes them so "wonderful"?? I just don't get it!