MAC Hypnotizing Holiday Shadeshifter Eyeshadows

Behind the Curtain

MAC Behind the Curtain Shadeshifter Duochrome Eyeshadow is a silvery lilac with a sparkling, metallic sheen that shifted from cooler, more silvery lilac to warmer pink. The texture was incredibly emollient, which helped the larger sparkle particles transfer and adhere to skin without lots of fallout. I found that I had to take care and do gentle blending to avoid excessive fallout, though, and I had the most even application when I pressed the product onto my eye using a fingertip. A dry brush did not pick up product as evenly, while a wet brush seemed to introduce too much additional moisture and made it more prone to sliding around. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours with light fallout over time.

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Calling Your Bluff

MAC Calling Your Bluff Shadeshifter Duochrome Eyeshadow is a light-medium, pinky plum with warm undertones and a shiny, sparkling metallic finish. This shade shifted to a warmer, yellowy orange but it wasn’t the most extreme or obvious shift. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, though it was best applied with a fingertip to minimize fallout. The texture was very emollient without being prone to sliding around as long as I didn’t use a wet brush (so fingertips or a dry brush, the latter yielding more fallout). It wore well for eight hours with light fallout over time.

Ho Ho Hocus

MAC Ho Ho Hocus Shadeshifter Duochrome Eyeshadow is a bright, medium green with subtle, warm olive undertones and lighter, brighter gold and emerald green sparkle throughout. It shifted from lighter, warmer green to deep, olive green, though I found the shift to be more moderate. The consistency was very emollient, almost wet to the touch, which helped the eyeshadow apply evenly and have good adhesion with minimal fallout. A fingertip was the easiest method, though, as a dry brush didn’t pick up product as well as desired. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which lasted well for eight and a half hours with light fallout (far less than one would expect).


MAC Prrrplexing Shadeshifter Duochrome Eyeshadow is a darker, bluish-teal that shifted to truer navy blue with a hint of red at the most extreme end. It had a very emollient texture, almost wet to the touch, which helped the product adhere to bare skin without lots of fallout (and actually wear for eight hours with little fallout). The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation with a smooth application of color using a fingertip or a dry brush, but the dry brush had noticeable fallout during the application process.

Right Before Your Eyes

MAC Right Before Your Eyes Shadeshifter Duochrome Eyeshadow has a soft, rosy mauve base with warmer undertones and contrasting gold shimmer that shifted from pale gold to warmer gold to chartreuse. This had the most noticeable shift from the shades released alongside it, which made it truer to the formula’s premise. The texture was smooth and emollient with a built-in adhesive that made for an easier application of such a sparkly product. I preferred using a fingertip to apply, as this resulted in almost no fallout during application, while a dry brush had some fallout during the initial laydown if I wasn’t very careful to press it on. I wouldn’t recommend a dampened brush as it introduced too much added slip. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque color coverage that lasted well for eight and a half hours with slight fallout over time.