Monday, April 29, 2013

MAC Art Of The Eye Swatches

MAC Art of the Eye Collection

MAC Art of the Eye Shadows: Parrot, Hajar Karim, Gameela, Banafsaji, and Farasha

MAC Art Of  The Eye Swatches, From left to right:
Chromagraphic Pencils Hi-Def Cyan, Landscape Green, Process Magenta
Individual Shadows: Parrot, Hajar Karim, Gameela, Banafsaji, and Farasha

MAC Art of the Eye Rimal Dahabia Eyeshadow Quad:
Shroom, Soft Brown, Beauty Burst, and Najm el Lail

MAC Art of the Eye Rimal Dahabia Eyeshadow Quad swatches:
from left to right: Shroom, Soft Brown, Beauty Burst, and Najm el Lail


Individual Shadows

Parrot - This shadow is a well loved shadow of mac fans for about a decade. Parrot first appeared in 2004 with the Salsabelle Collection, and was re-launched in 2007 with the Originals collections. It's a beautiful teal color with a frost finish and a decent amount of pigmentation. Try using it overtop the Hi Def Cyan chromagraphic pencil for more intensity.

Hajar Karim - is bright matte Kelly green shade. I find it very similar to Sassy Grass that came out with Dare To Wear. You'll need a couple layers of this shadow to get the the bright green shade.

Gameela - A bright matte pink. Too similar to the new Embrace Me shadow, as well as the recently discontinued Passionate eyeshadow. I've never been a pink eyeshadow fan, so moving on...

Banafsaji - Is a gorgeous deep frosty blue with a violet undertone. This one (and Parrot) are the must haves from the group.

Farasha - Bright golden orange, matte. Need a couple layers to get it that bright.


Rimal Danabia - The disappointing thing about this quad is that it features two perm shadows: Shroom and Soft Brown. However, both shades are a must have regardless. The good thing about this quad is that it's a great throw-in-your-purse quad because it's very neutral, you can use it for any occasion.

Masat Al Lail - *sad trombone*...this quad is actually the "Gentle Fume" quad from the Smoke Signals collection, just renamed. Same exact shadows and everything..including the permanent Carbon *yawn*.

Chromagraphic Pencils

All of the chromagraphic pencils offered in the Art Of The Eye collection are permanent shades with MAC Pro

In addition to using my chromagraphic pencils as liners, I like to smudge them out on my lid to use them as bases.

I like using process magenta on my lips (over a thin layer of Painterly paint pot) for a bright, matte, perfect hot pink lip)

What's your favorite from the collection?


  1. I loooove Parrot and Banafsaji. Just gorgeous!

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