MAC eyeshadow Electric Eel, Atlantic Blue, Vibrant Grape

Sunday 1 September 2013

I bought these 3 eyeshadows a while ago on a whim. My other half was back in the UK and popped into MAC and called me and said "I'm in MAC, what do you want?". So on impulse and feeling adventurous I picked some beautiful and vibrant colours from the website and texted him my "order". 

I picked Electric Eel, Atlantic blue and Vibrant Grape. When I actually got them I put them to the side for a while and kept meaning to test them and write about them but never got round to until recently.

Now I love the colours and I was looking forward to experimenting with them, but as soon as I swatched them I couldn't help but feel a little deflated.

All the MAC eyeshadows I own are normally well pigmented but as you can see from the photo above Atlantic Blue and Vibrant Grape aren't that pigmented. Electirc Eel is lovely and vibrant but I can't help but feeling a little let down by the other shades. I was imaging creating a striking look with these colours.

They are perfect if you're looking for a softer more subtle look, but I'll need to re-think my plans. I'm hoping I maybe just got a bad batch, as according to other peoples blogs the colours are quite striking

They won't go to waste and I'll still use them of course, but I wanted to share them with you as they are such beautiful colours still. 

Do you own these shades? How do you find them?


  1. These are gorgeous but I know I wouldn't wear them!

    Kerry X

  2. Love the electric eel shade!

  3. What beautiful brights! Electric Eel is especially stunning. Thanks for the swatches!

    Thanks also for stopping by my blog earlier and for following. So much appreciated :)


  4. Those are so gorgeous!

  5. love these colours and your blog, following!

  6. the colors look absolutely stunning in the pan but sadly, like you said, they are a bit of a letdown when swatched :( x

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