February 11, 2015

MAC Toledo Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

MAC Toledo Moodyblu Palette

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette ($44) is one of three limited edition eyeshadow palettes that launched with the MAC Toledo Makeup Collection for Spring 2015!

Let’s take a look!

MAC Toledo Eyeshadow Palette

The MAC Toledo Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette comes in a slim metal case and contains six MAC eyeshadows as well as a mirror. This is a blue based palette with a range of shades that can be used a smoky eye look as you get some harder blues but also some grays as well to mix things up for a more smokier eye look.

It’s actually not a palette I’d personally recommend for a number of reasons one of which is it’s difficult to pull off looks with this palette due to the formula. Blue is already a tough one to blend out to perfection whether you’re a makeup newbie or old hat at application. It’s also a shade that tends to age eyes and accentuates dark circles, finer lines, etc…! Don’t get me wrong, people can rock blue eyeshadow all day long perfectly but there’s also a lot of folks that can’t. However, you need the proper formula to work blue well and this is unfortunately a crummy formula.

MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Toledo Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette

MAC Toledo Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette swatches

MAC Toledo Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Indigogo, Deep Truth, Exotic Purple)

MAC Toledo Moodyblu swatches

MAC Toledo Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Midnight Snow, Idol Eyes, Knight Divine)

The drier texture of the palette makes application difficult. Out of the five shades I thought only one had a nice formula. Color pigmentation was great when built up but the drier texture on a majority of these shades meant that blending was very patchy. Knight Divine, a dark gray, was one of the few shades that had a nice velvety texture.

I have to say it’s been a long time since I got excited about a MAC Eyeshadow Palette due to reasons like this. I used to love getting MAC palettes because I was getting several shades to try versus one but in the end it seems like individual permanent shades are the way to go because both single and palette shades seem to get worst and worst with each collection!

I have hopes the other two palettes in the Toledo Collection prove better because the MAC Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette is a fail!

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The MAC Toledo Moodyblu Eyeshadow Palette is available now on counters or online at Nordstrom.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Katherine T.

    It’s too bad, they are so gorgeous in the pan, but blues are so difficult to make well. In my experience, most of them are dry, chalky, and patchy. The only blue shadow palette that I like is Dior Bleu De Paris, it’s a great palette.

  • cat

    She designed some very nice costumes for After Midnight so I was excited when I saw an ad for the collection in Vanity Fair. Not that impressed with anything though. MAC needs to step it up with the packaging and concepts behind their collections. There is barely a rhyme or reason to the colors and more often than not it’s just some neutrals.