MAC Colour Craft: MAC Mineralized Baked Eye Shadow Quad Review and Swatches

It’s a MAC kinda day isn’t it? I thought I’d babble briefly about the MAC Mineralized Baked Eye Shadows released with the Colour Craft Collection.


Jump ahead for it and feel free to join in with your thoughts!

I thought the release of MAC Colour Craft Face was incredible. The blushes, the MSF, the brushes, all really great products. However, I was disappointed with the mineralized shadows which failed to impress me. Each shadow is split into four separate colors which could be exciting for some but just had me dreading the terrible mess it would be later on in life. Some of the color selections of the shadows were very nice two in particular I’m swatching today are gorgeous however the quads did fail to impress me because it seemed like alot of color in one tiny pan.

I wouldn’t necessarily mind all that color however since it has no separator, no divider of any kind it does become a bit of a hot mess when working with each individual shade. Already after a single eye look my pan is looking like all the colors have blended into each other, yak mess! Although I love the idea, in action it fails to work and the shadow just becomes a mess of muddy colors since they are all running together unless you’re extra careful when swiping with your brush.

The two shades, the two best shades in my opinion, that I’m showing you today are Natural Flare and Assemblage. Natural Flare is made up of many Summer-ready shades particularly the fiery orange which reminds me of MAC Firepit. The shades range from orange to golden beige, brown, and copper bronze. Truly the combination of the four shades is stunning. Assemblage is made up of some interesting shades that quite remind me of a Seasonal Winter look. Shades of black, shimmering gold and white, and a deep pewter gray will make a very pretty smoky eye.


I adore the idea of these shadows but I do think they are a tad on the messy side. Singles, sure. Duos, yes. A quad in one small pan? Not a good idea.

What do you think?

Loves ‘em?

Leaves ‘em?

Tell the Muse!

  • 12/28/09 21:14 Samantha:

    I feel like these are meant to kind of be mixed up! You know a little of each color sort of like Laura Geller’s marbelized shadows. Also okay this is a dumb question and I figured I’d post it on a post without comments, but what is a “baked” eyeshadow? A lot of my shadows say that and I’ve always been kind of confused.

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    • 12/29/09 9:18 the Muse:

      hi samantha yup mix and match to create an eye look :-D

      it’s the formula :) the shadow is literally “baked” as in an oven :) baked shadow are easy to recognize as they have a domed shape. Hope this helps!? :-D

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