MAC Antiqued Eyeshadow Review and Swatches


Hi girls!

I had a credit note at MAC so I decided to get an eyeshadow refill. These days I am totally loving neutral shades and and am concentrating more on blushes(ZEE,u r responsible for this)and although I have more than enough browns and golds ,I just couldnt resist picking this shade up when I swatched it.I loved the colour and brought it home with me.

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Price: Rs.720 for refill./900 for pan..I got the refill

The colour : MAC describes Antiqued as ash brown with bronze.I somehow dont think this description is accurate as there is nothing ashy about this shade and infact it is a brown with strong red undertones making it a perfect colour for Indian skin and especially when paired with Indian wear.

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The texture: Antiqued is Veluxe pearl finish ,in short this my fav texture as the eyeshadow glides like butter and blends like a dream leaving a pearly finish.MAC expensive pink is another shadow that comes to mind when we talk of this finish.

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The pigmentation: I really like the pigmentation.. its good but not insanely pigmented meaning its easier to work with rather than blending all the time.. this eyeshadow seamlessly blends into other eyeshadows giving you a gorgeous result for not too much work.


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The staying power: Like most MAC eye shadows .the staying power is very very good.This stays on my my lids for abt 6-7 hrs.I would recommend to use this eyeshadow over a gold or bronze base like MAC Indianwood or Maybelline bold gold/bad to the bronze to bring out the full effect of this shade.

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Overall thoughts:
Antiqued is a classic MAC eyeshadow which will work across majority of skintones. Its a versatile shade that can be worn day or night and blends seamlessly into other eyeshadows.Its a good brown eyeshadow to have in your stash and if you like neutrals. This will be a very good choice

What I like about MAC Antiqued Eyeshadow:

  • Nice neutral shade which will work across a range of skintones
  • Lovely finish and texture
  • Good pigmentation
  • Good staying power

What I don’t like about MAC Antiqued Eyeshadow:

  • Expensive
  • MAC is not easily available in India except for in major cities


Have you tried MAC Antiqued Eyeshadow?


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  1. Nice color yaar. Very indian. Aare tell me something how do you store these refills?? I dont buy refills coz I dont know how to store them. I dont want to spend a bomb on those MAC ke palette cases.

  2. I’ve always been so attracted by this shade..but theni end up thinking I hav too many deep browns n back away…but inevitably whenever I go to d store I end up swatching n ogling this..Hihi…mere sapno ka es!

    • I fully agree first sight it Luks like a common brown but nly after swatching or using it does one realise how unique it really is..

  3. this is soooooo pretty, loved your eotd ! very gorgeous shade, there is an exact dupe of this shade in inglot its 421 pearl, even bourjois 8 looks similar to it.

  4. Thanx taps! I am amazed at ur ability to rememer shade numbers from inglot! I still dont know wht all i have from inglot

  5. I loved the shade Shweta :kissblow: . Even I feel it trouble some to store refills . I dont get those magnetic sheets here… ๐Ÿ™


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