MAC Lustre shadows in :
Retro-Speck, Gleam, Mythology, Idol Eyes, Aquadisiac
I have started the task of going through my entire collection of MAC shadows that I have accumulated over the years (excluding past MAC collections). I have decided to sort the shadows by finish. I hope this proves to be helpful!
Retro - Speck
Soft light shimmery golden shadow. I really enjoy this shade because it's not as harsh as some golds. A lot of golds I own lean more yellow and this has just the right amount. Applied dry it has almost zero pigmentation. Applied wet it's a really beautiful color with improved pigmentation. I only apply this wet. If you don't want the trouble I don't recommend this shade. I love this shade of gold enough to repurchase.
A light warm peach color with silver shimmer. This too, applied dry, has very little pigmentation. Applied wet, it's a really beautiful lid color. This shade with MAC's expensive pink is an amazing combination. If you don't want the trouble I don't recommend this shade because you really have to work with it. I love this shade of peach enough to consider repurchasing.
Beautiful orange-y copper color. Extremely shimmery. I usually apply this shade wet and it turns into a beautiful stand out color. Easy to blend. Pigmented. Really makes blue eyes pop.
A silvery lavender purple. Silver shimmer - a little on the chunky side. Applied dry this shade is sheer with some fall out. I apply this shade wet to get better color pay off. The consistency kind of kills it for me. I'm not in love with this shadow enough to repurchase.
A bright aqua blue with slight silver shimmer. Shimmer is not very visible on the lids like the previous shadows. A little on the sheer side but build-able. The build-ability of this shadow makes this bright color really easy to work with.
|Natural lighting. All shadows applied dry then wet. In order from left to right : Retro-speck, Gleam, Mythology, Idol Eyes, Aquadisiac.|
|Artificial lighting. All shadows applied dry then wet. In order from left to right : Retro-speck, Gleam, Mythology, Idol Eyes, Aquadisiac.|
Overall Thoughts :
Honestly, this is probably my least favorite formula. Pigmentation is really not up to par for the price. It is really sad because there are some beautiful shadows. I find the consistency to be more on the chunky, flaky, dry side which leads to some fall out. The majority I have to use wet to get a nice consistency and color pay off.
Each shadow retails for 15.00 USD. I purchased mine at the MAC counters in the mall or online at
|From the top : Retro - Speck, Gleam, Mythology, Idol Eyes, and Aquadisiac.|
Questions, Comments, and Advice Welcome! Have a lovely day :]