Thursday, January 10, 2013

Honestly, what is all the hype about Mac eyeshadow?

Yes, I did just ask that question. 

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!


  1. I have three mac eyeshadows and I've never had any of the problems you've had! Maybe you have unlucky shades or something? :) x

  2. I don't get the hype either. Of course I didn't realize how mediocre MAC shadows were until I started using other brands (did someone say Inglot?). I also didn't realize they were the reason my eyes were always itchy. I think a lot of it is MAC riding on the reputation it used to have for being great and THE product to use. Now there are just so many great products out there across all price points.

  3. I own about 10 shadows from MAC and the ones I own are pretty good... I do have to agree with you though... When comparing Sleek and MAC, Sleek win :)
    I have to agree with what Lori Ann says... MAC is riding on the reputation it has had when it comes to amazing shadows and other products and it was THE it product to use... so many other brands have reached up to that standard.. and higher :)

  4. love your blog :) so original and interesting!

    i've followed you through the beauty blog hop. id love it if you could check out my blog? xx

  5. I agree, when I go into mac I go straight to their lipsticks and then straight out. I do love their lipsticks though!

    I found you through the BBU Blog Hop and decided to follow. Great blog! Check mine out?


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