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M.A.C Shop & Drop Eyeshadow Quad – Review, Photos, Swatches

Product Breakdown:

A fun eyeshadow quad for lovers of purple eye looks, from the Shop M.A.C collection.

MAC Shop and Drop Palette 6

MAC Shop and Drop palette 5

​Sugar Snack

MAC Sugar Snack 2 MAC Sugar Snack 1
A cool, sheer baby pink with a Matte finish.

Hypnotizing

MAC Hypnotizing 2 MAC Hypnotizing 1
A medium pewter-taupe with a Frost finish.

Power Boosted

MAC Power Boosted 2 MAC Power Boosted 1
Sits somewhere between hot pink and violet with a Veluxe Pearl finish. In the pan, this reminds me of Stars and Rockets, without the strong duochrome finish.

​Shop & Drop

MAC Shop and Drop 2 MAC Shop and Drop 1
A blackened navy that looks almost matte in the pan, but on close inspection has a subtle blue shimmer, giving it a satin finish.

Pigmentation:

As with many pre-packaged palettes, the pigmentation of these shades do vary in intensity, however on the whole I would say they are well pigmented.

​Sugar Snack

MAC Sugar Snack Swatch
Sugar snack is more pigmented than it appears on my skin, as it is very close to my natural skin shade. You can see in this swatch that it does a reasonable job of covering my freckles.

​Hypnotizing

MAC Hypnotizing Swatch
Hypnotizing is smooth and buttery in texture with great pigmentation.

​Power Boosted

MAC Power Boosted Swatch
Power Boosted is nicely pigmented, but a little dry, resulting in a somewhat patchy finish.

​Shop & Drop

MAC Shop and Drop Swatch
Shop & Drop is reasonably pigmented, but I felt that it could be improved on. This picture has been intentionally blurred to show the subtle navy microshimmer.

Ease of application:

Sugar Snack and Hypnotizing are a dream to apply, being smooth, buttery and pigmented.

Power Boosted and Shop & Drop perform best when blended over an eyeshadow primer or packed over a cream base.

Longevity:

Like most eyeshadows, the performance of the eyeshadows in Shop M.A.C Shop & Drop palette is very dependant on the base. I found that on my naked eyelids, they lasted around 6 hours before creasing, which I would class as a reasonable performance. When applied over MAC paint pot in Rubenesque they lasted around 10 hours, and when applied over Urban Decay Primer Potion, they lasted perfectly until I removed my makeup.

Packaging:

The outer packaging for the MAC Shop & Drop palette is typical of the Shop M.A.C collection – fun fluorescent retro patterns.

MAC Shop and Drop Palette 3 MAC Shop and Drop palette 2 MAC Shop and Drop Palette 1

The actual palette itself is a typical MAC Quad casing, with a magnetic closure.

MAC Shop and Drop Palette 4

Anything else worth mentioning?:

Here’s a super quick look I created using this palette.

MAC Shop and Drop FOTD
MAC Shop and Drop EOTD

If my skin doesn’t look its best, it is because I am not wearing any base makeup whatsoever.

​Products Used

  • MAC Shop & Drop palette (all 4 colours)
  • Urban Decay Secret Service (eyebrows)
  • Maybelline Great Lash LOL Mascara
  • MAC Marcel Wanders Lipstick in Annemiek.

What they say:

A violet inspired quartet of shades to turn that shopping aisle into a high fashion runway. More than a snack, a colourful buffet! Comes ready to go in the signature packaging of Shop M.A.C. Limited edition.

Available from:

RRP:

$75.00 AUD, $38.00 USD, 35.00GBP
This product was provided for editorial consideration. Makeup Utopia has no affiliation with any companies mentioned and has received no remuneration for posting this review. All opinions are those of the author.
Product Breakdown: A fun eyeshadow quad for lovers of purple eye looks, from the Shop M.A.C collection. ​Sugar Snack A cool, sheer baby pink with a Matte finish. Hypnotizing A medium pewter-taupe with a Frost finish. Power Boosted Sits somewhere between hot pink and violet with a Veluxe Pearl finish. In the pan, this reminds me ...

Review Overview

Packaging
Pigmentation
Texture
Ease of Application
Longevity

Summary : My verdict: This is a great little palette that is surprisingly versatile. I have used it to create quick and clean day makeup, fun party makeup and sultry smoky eyes.

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