MAC Quads have been a bit disappointing as of late but the three released with the MAC Shop Collection are promising. I did a little look with the MAC Colour Added Eyeshadow Quad this morning.
Let’s have a look!
I’m a big lover of combining blues and golds as it really makes my brown eyes come alive so I was quite excited to try out the Colour Added Quad.
- Laundry Daze (light creamy yellow)
- Colour Added (bright golden yellow)
- Self-Serve (deep grey)
- Pre-Packaged (navy-ish turquoise)
(Self Serve, Pre-Packaged, Coloured Added, and Laundry Daze)
The dominate shades here are Colour Added and Pre-Packaged with Laundry Daze and Self-Serve acting as highlighting and defining shades. For my look below I used Laundry Daze all over my lid, Pre-Packaged blended on the outer v and slightly into the crease, Pre-Packaged on the lower half of my lashline, and Laundry Daze to highlight.
Formula proves a tad better than what I’ve seen from MAC Quads lately. Pigmentation is excellent, blendability also very good, and shades are smooth and silky. Texture is still a little drier all around but not nearly as bad as some of the quads that MAC has released in the past few collections. Self Serve probably proves the worst offender in the quad since it has the driest formula and yields the worst color pay off due to that formula. I didn’t find it an essential part of my look anyway so I wasn’t too upset however when you’re going into purchase you really don’t want to dish out money on something with a formula that’s 75% good.
Overall, I think Colour Added was a nice quad. I like the color selection a lot although I probably would have liked to see a less vibrant shade of yellow and a more subtle gold to pair up with the blue. But regardless, it creates a nice look overall. MAC is coming along with their quads but this still isn’t up to the high standards of some of my older quads.
(Eyes: Colour Added Quad and Pearlglide Eyeliner in Petrol Blue, Lips: Hush, Hush Tendertone, Cheeks: MAC Vera Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte Face Powder)
Is it on your wish list?
The MAC Shop and MAC Cook Collection is on counters now.