MAC Antiqued Eyeshadow - Review and SwatchesWednesday, October 26, 2016
Just wanted to share with you all one of my most favourite eye shadows, MAC Antiqued. You know, when I think about it, I don't own any duds when it comes to MAC shadows. Maybe it's because I spend countless hours searching online for reviews and swatches before I buy anything. It is a well thought out process! I know, I sound quite obsessive, but when you're parting with 7.5 KD (That's $25), it better be good!
On the MAC website, Antiqued is described as an ash brown with bronze and has a veluxe pearl finish. To be honest, I cannot see the "ash" part of the description at all and I'd describe it as a warm rusty brown with hints of copper. Definitely an Autumnal colour, though you really could wear this all year round. When I look at Antiqued, I imagine this would be the shade Indian brides would gravitate towards and I see myself wearing this with a lot of Indian party wear. It's also the ideal crease shade to warm up an eye look or just quickly swept over the entire eye when you're short for time. My lazy girl one shadow routine has me reaching for Antiqued quite a lot these days and I am in love with that metallic sheen finish.
Antiqued has a soft and smooth consistency with awesome colour payoff and no fallout! Application is unbelievably easy and the shadow blends like a dream. Actually, I think that speaks for most non-matte shades right? On its own, Antiqued has pretty decent staying power, but worn over a paintpot or primer, this will last all day with no creasing. I also love how this is part of MAC's permanent collection.
I took the liberty of adding two swatch photos above, one taken in the shade and the other in bright sunlight so that you can see for yourself just how truly gorgeous a colour Antiqued is regardless of the lighting. Though a very warm shade, I've seen this worn on cool skin tones and the colours pop just as beautifully. Definitely a MAC must have!
Do you have Antiqued in your collection? What are your other must have MAC eye shadows?