MAC Botanic Panic Eyeshadow x 12 Palette is a new, limited edition summer palette that included six matte shades and six shimmer shades. I think that–overall–it was better than expected for brighter shades from the brand, though it would be ideal for someone who tends to use eyeshadow primer with their products and is willing to put in a bit of extra time to ensure everything is even and blended out well.
Aqua is a bright, bluish-aqua with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, more substantial texture that was a little powdery in the pan but held together well on bare skin–much improved from its original iteration many years ago! It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.
Marigold Digger is a medium, antique gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was smooth, moderately dense but not too firmly-pressed into the pan. It had opaque color payoff that lasted well for eight hours on me.
Floral A Go Go
Floral A Go Go is a medium bronze with moderate, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a moderately dense, smooth texture that picked up well with a dry brush. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.
All Thorns, No Rose
All Thorns, No Rose is a soft, peachy orange with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was incredibly soft and blendable, though a little powdery in the pan. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Surf USA is a bright, medium blue-teal with cool undertones and subtle pearl throughout. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well, though some of the pearl diffused too readily. The texture was soft, slightly powdery but not too thin. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Royal Woo is a vivid, medium-dark yellow with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color payoff paired with a smooth, blendable texture that was lightly powdery but not prone to sheering out or having fallout. It showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.
Picnic Panic is a bright, yellowy chartreuse with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow yielded full pigmentation in a single pass, which adhered fairly evenly to bare skin but darkened a little bit along the edges, which made it harder to get a really diffused and even blend at times. I’d recommend using it over an eyeshadow primer, which helped to combat that. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
Botanic Panic is a rich, deep coral-red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation paired with a stiffer, thinner texture that was harder to pick up, though it blended out without too much effort. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Magnetic Field is a darker yellow with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to medium pigmentation, which did not build well unless applied over eyeshadow primer. The consistency was somewhat powdery and more prone to sheering out. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
Keep on Twinkling
Keep on Twinkling is a very pale pink with warmer undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had medium color coverage, which could be built up/more opaque when applied with a fingertip. The texture was slightly powdery and felt chunkier to the touch, so there was light fallout during application. It stayed on nicely for seven hours before fading a bit.
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Jam Session is a light-medium purple with subtle, cool undertones and subtle pearl over a more matte finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a powdery, thin consistency that did not build up well and blended away to sheerer coverage–even over a primer. There were signs of fading present after six hours of wear.
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Magic Mushroom is a medium, purpled berry with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. The texture was stiffer, a little drier, and on the thinner side, so it was harder to pick up with a dry brush and to blend out evenly. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation that stayed on decently for seven and a half hours.