MAC Plumage Eyeshadow Review & Swatches


MAC Plumage Eyeshadow

Hey everyone!

I am back with a  MAC review after very long. My recent obsession with the kryolan pencils made me ignore one of my most used from MAC for a while. Plumage is not a very well known shade for reasons unknown. I swooped down on this shade after I saw an MUA wear it a MAC and brought it home with me. Its not very easy to find to many reviews of this shade in the Indian Blogosphere.. but let me introduce to the underdog of MAC eyeshadowswhich complements the vast array of  MAC’s  neutrals beautifully !! You can see from the dent in the pan how often I use it!


MAC Plumage Eyeshadow Review+eyeshadow

Price: Rs.720 for refill/ Rs.980 for pan

My take on MAC Plumage Eyeshadow :

Mac describes Plumage as a dusky peacock shade.It actually is like that .as is a darkened peacocky-teal colour. This colour looks fab when paired with neutrals and on the lower lashline.

Plumage is a matte finish eyeshadow..Inspire of it being a matte eyeshadow it is not chalky at all and blends very well. It works great for a day time smoky eye.On very fair complexions,this is a good alternative to black eyeshadow, as black looks very stark on very fair skins.

MAC Plumage Eyeshadow Hand Swatch+mac eyeshadow


The texture is soft but there is no fall out on application. It blends very well and works beautifully as an outer v shade . I have used in in the EOTD below. This look is usually my work look. I have used MAC woodwinked and MAC Plumage in the outer corner. I think I have blended it too much though…. oops!


MAC Plumage Eyeshadow Review EOTD+mac makeup

The pigmentation is one area where this eyeshadow fails to deliver. The swatch is very pigmented ,but on blending most of the colour vanishes!!!

But,in a way its good as it works perfectly for light smoky eyes or to add some definition to an otherwise neutral eye look. This eyeshadow works beautifully to blend out kohl or eyeliner in the lower lash-line.

Blended Swatch:

MAC Plumage Eyeshadow Review Blended Hand Swatch+mac eyeshadows

You see how the colour just vanishes.

The staying power is good like mos MAC shadows so no complaints there.

Overall, I would say that this a fab colour for the day time as it adds definition without being too dark.I reach for it on most days and the texture makes it a dream to work with. Just wish the pigmentation was better. I have used just Plumage and eyeliner to show how it looks like on its own:

MAC Plumage Eyeshadow Review Eye Swatch+eye shadow

What I like about MAC Plumage Eyeshadow:

  • Good colour to add definition
  • Great texture
  • No fallout
  • Staying power is good
  • Its MAC afterall

What I don’t like about MAC Plumage Eyeshadow:

  • Pigmentation  could have been much better.
  • Availability as few mac stores in the country !


My rating:4/5

Have you tried MAC Plumage Eyeshadow ?


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