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MAC Hypnotizing Holiday Shadeshifter Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Behind the Curtain

MAC Behind the Curtain Shadeshifter Duochrome Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a silvery lilac with a sparkling, metallic sheen that shifted from cooler, more silvery lilac to warmer pink. The texture was incredibly emollient, which helped the larger sparkle particles transfer and adhere to skin without lots of fallout.

I found that I had to take care and do gentle blending to avoid excessive fallout, though, and I had the most even application when I pressed the product onto my eye using a fingertip. A dry brush did not pick up product as evenly, while a wet brush seemed to introduce too much additional moisture and made it more prone to sliding around. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours with light fallout over time.

Clionadh Hunter (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar).Natasha Denona Aerialist (371SM) (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Stila G*psy (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar).Fyrinnae Illusionary (P, $8.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Viseart Amour (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).Inglot J401 Silver Dollar (LE, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).Anastasia Seaside (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).Buxom Silver Screen (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).Natasha Denona Lavender/Gold and Silver (3) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).Sydney Grace Happy Accident (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cellulose Acetate, Stearyl Dimethicone, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Lauryl Dimethicone, Silica, Talc, Sorbitan Isostearate, Triacetin, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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Calling Your Bluff

MAC Calling Your Bluff Shadeshifter Duochrome Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a light-medium, pinky plum with warm undertones and a shiny, sparkling metallic finish. This shade shifted to a warmer, yellowy orange but it wasn’t the most extreme or obvious shift.

It had rich color coverage in a single layer, though it was best applied with a fingertip to minimize fallout. The texture was very emollient without being prone to sliding around as long as I didn’t use a wet brush (so fingertips or a dry brush, the latter yielding more fallout). It wore well for eight hours with light fallout over time.

Huda Beauty Gemstone #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).NARS In Heat (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).City Color U Jelly? (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).MAC Babe in Charms (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Sydney Grace Go for It (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).MAC Care 4 You (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Urban Decay Meditate (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Sydney Grace Collective (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).Natasha Denona You (354DC) (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cellulose Acetate, Stearyl Dimethicone, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Lauryl Dimethicone, Silica, Talc, Sorbitan Isostearate, Triacetin, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Ho Ho Hocus

MAC Ho Ho Hocus Shadeshifter Duochrome Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a bright, medium green with subtle, warm olive undertones and lighter, brighter gold and emerald green sparkle throughout. It shifted from lighter, warmer green to deep, olive green, though I found the shift to be more moderate.

The consistency was very emollient, almost wet to the touch, which helped the eyeshadow apply evenly and have good adhesion with minimal fallout. A fingertip was the easiest method, though, as a dry brush didn’t pick up product as well as desired. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which lasted well for eight and a half hours with light fallout (far less than one would expect).

Pat McGrath Citrine Envy (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Mean Green (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Pat McGrath VR Emerald (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar).ColourPop Facile (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).Dior Night Bird #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).Sydney Grace Sweetsop (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (80% similar).

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cellulose Acetate, Stearyl Dimethicone, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Lauryl Dimethicone, Silica, Talc, Sorbitan Isostearate, Triacetin, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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Prrrplexing

MAC Prrrplexing Shadeshifter Duochrome Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a darker, bluish-teal that shifted to truer navy blue with a hint of red at the most extreme end. It had a very emollient texture, almost wet to the touch, which helped the product adhere to bare skin without lots of fallout (and actually wear for eight hours with little fallout).

The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation with a smooth application of color using a fingertip or a dry brush, but the dry brush had noticeable fallout during the application process.

Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Orphic (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Tarte Downtown (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).ColourPop Fishy (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Natasha Denona Equilibrium (382M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).MAC Lunar Metal (LE, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar).ColourPop Just Your Voice (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Bobbi Brown Electric Sapphire (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Viseart Dark Matter (GPV2 #18) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).Fyrinnae The Alchemist (P, $8.50) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).ColourPop Mussel Beach (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cellulose Acetate, Stearyl Dimethicone, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Lauryl Dimethicone, Silica, Talc, Sorbitan Isostearate, Triacetin, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
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to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Right Before Your Eyes

MAC Right Before Your Eyes Shadeshifter Duochrome Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.03 oz.) has a soft, rosy mauve base with warmer undertones and contrasting gold shimmer that shifted from pale gold to warmer gold to chartreuse. This had the most noticeable shift from the shades released alongside it, which made it truer to the formula’s premise.

The texture was smooth and emollient with a built-in adhesive that made for an easier application of such a sparkly product. I preferred using a fingertip to apply, as this resulted in almost no fallout during application, while a dry brush had some fallout during the initial laydown if I wasn’t very careful to press it on. I wouldn’t recommend a dampened brush as it introduced too much added slip.

The eyeshadow had nearly opaque color coverage that lasted well for eight and a half hours with slight fallout over time.

ColourPop Northern Lights (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery (90% similar).Sydney Grace The Mielke Way (PiP, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).Huda Beauty Neon Green #9 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar).Clionadh Opulent (P, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar).Anastasia Barb (LE, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Play Hard (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Clionadh Arcana (P, $5.25) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar).Sydney Grace Master Plan (DC, $8.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).Lethal Cosmetics Arcade (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar).Clionadh Enchantment (P, $12.50) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar).

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cellulose Acetate, Stearyl Dimethicone, C30-45 Alkyl Dimethicone, Lauryl Dimethicone, Silica, Talc, Sorbitan Isostearate, Triacetin, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
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