MAC x Pony Park Hocus Pocus Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Hocus Pocus

MAC Hocus Pocus Eyeshadow x 8 Palette ($35.00 for 0.49 oz.) is a new, limited edition eight-pan palette that features four matte eyeshadows, one more satin-pearl shade, and three more sparkly shades (Pressed Pigments). The Pressed Pigment formula is an unusual addition to a pre-made MAC palette, but it is a formula that’s been released individually in the past and is supposed to have “sheer-to-moderate buildable coverage” that can be used wet or dry. The coverage ranged from sheer to medium and greater, depending on the shade, but they all had more translucent bases packed with larger flecks of glitter and sparkle.

The matte eyeshadows felt more velvety and seemed to have a bit of glide and slip to them, though they weren’t as consistent in application as I expected, and they weren’t as blendable as they should have been, which was also a surprising result based on the texture and the type of tones they are (if we were talking about a matte purple eyeshadow, I wouldn’t have been caught off-guard!).

After five attempts using this palette, I had the best luck dusting translucent powder onto my lid, letting that sit for a few minutes, and then using a thin layer of eyeshadow primer, but I would stay away from using it over bare skin or over a tacky/creamy base, as both seemed more likely to produce patchier results.

MAC Lo and Behold Eyeshadow

MAC Lo and Behold Eyeshadow

MAC Lo and Behold EyeshadowMAC Lo and Behold Eyeshadow

Lo and Behold

Lo and Behold is a medium-dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was smooth, velvety, and blendable without being too firmly nor too loosely-pressed into the pan. It was the best-performing matte shade in the palette, yet it was one of the more vivid/deeper shades, so that was unexpected–normally darker mattes can be harder to blend out. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Urban Decay Extra Bitter (PiP, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Feel Free (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).LORAC Amaretto (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Textual (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Blackbird Cosmetics Ruca (DC, $8.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar).Morphe Brave (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild VI Purple #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).Natasha Denona Soil (213CM) (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Huda Beauty Henna (LE, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar).Morphe Buns (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethiconol Stearate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

MAC La-di-da Pressed Pigment

MAC La-di-da Pressed Pigment

La-di-da

La-di-da is a light, peachy gold with sparkle that shifted from gold to pink. It had sheer to semi-sheer, buildable coverage applied dry and mostly opaque coverage when applied wet. The consistency was dense, firm without being too stiff (though I’d use a synthetic brush and push gently at the surface to dislodge pigment), and adhered well to bare skin with brushes as well as fingertips. There was slight fallout after eight hours of wear.

Colour Pop Prelude (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).Bobbi Brown Incandescent (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Hypersensual (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Nude Awakening #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Anastasia Soleil (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Dose of Colors Just a Kiss (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar).Pat McGrath Angel Dust (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).Milani Pink Sand (PiP, $5.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Colour Pop Bow Wow (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Make Up For Ever 107 Bronze (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar).

Ingredients

Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

MAC Blanche Cloud Nine Eyeshadow

MAC Blanche Cloud Nine Eyeshadow

MAC Blanche Cloud Nine EyeshadowMAC Blanche Cloud Nine Eyeshadow

Blanche Cloud Nine

Blanche Cloud Nine is a muted, medium rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer paired with a soft, velvety texture that was lightly powdery in the pan, but I didn’t have issues with fallout during application.

The first time I tried this shade, it did not apply evenly and left bald patches in places as I attempted to spread and blend out the product. The second time I used it, it was more forgiving and while it wasn’t effortless, it blended out without too much work. It seemed to perform similarly over MAC’s eyeshadow primer–better but not perfect–and the fourth time I used it on bare skin, it appeared slightly patchy as the matte powder darkened a bit in places. On me, it showed signs of fading after seven hours of wear.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Otherwise (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).MAC Choc-ful (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).MAC Rustique (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).LORAC Tick Tock (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).Too Faced Paw Print (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Fusion (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar).Colour Pop T-Cup (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Milani Bust a Mauve (PiP, $5.99) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Colour Pop Teeny Bikini (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Viseart Caramel (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polybutene, Tin Oxide, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

MAC Brownie Points Pressed Pigment

MAC Brownie Points Pressed Pigment

Brownie Points

Brownie Points is a light-medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had sheer coverage applied dry and mostly opaque coverage applied wet, and it had buildable pigmentation overall. The texture felt smooth, lightly emollient to the touch, and had good adherence to bare skin without fallout, though the pan itself seemed a little stiff. This shade didn’t have as many larger particles in it, so it also had better overall wear as it lasted for eight hours and I didn’t notice fallout over time.

Juvia’s Place Zoya (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Fenty Beauty Mamacita (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Viseart Nuance #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Shark Attack (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more pigmented (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty She Said (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Sydney Grace Secret (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar).MAC Dewdrop (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Twitterpated (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Time Out (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Ingredients

Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

MAC Touch Wood Eyeshadow

MAC Touch Wood Eyeshadow

MAC Touch Wood EyeshadowMAC Touch Wood Eyeshadow

Touch Wood

Touch Wood is a light-medium, taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The eyeshadow had a smooth, slightly firmer texture, and it didn’t feel as velvety (but it wasn’t prone to sheering out) as the other mattes in the palette. It applied fairly evenly and blended out decently, but it took more effort than ideal. It lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed some fading.

Urban Decay Buck (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar).Stila Cool Taupe (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar).Viseart Shoreline (Cool Mattes 2 #5) (P, ) is lighter (85% similar).Kat Von D Adele (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Tarte Weekend (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Anastasia Twig (LE, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar).Sydney Grace Relax (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).NYX Betrayal (P, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Viseart Tabac (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Bad Habit Mona (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polybutene, Tin Oxide, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

MAC Lie Low Eyeshadow

MAC Lie Low Eyeshadow

MAC Lie Low EyeshadowMAC Lie Low Eyeshadow

Lie Low

Lie Low is a light brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that sheered out a bit when initially applied, even over an eyeshadow primer. The eyeshadow blended out well along the edges and was easy to use. It stayed on nicely for seven hours before fading noticeably.

Makeup Geek Buffed (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar).Kat Von D Fawn (Base) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Smashbox Nude Rose (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Too Faced Gretchen (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Wake Up Call (P, $4.50) is brighter, warmer (85% similar).Bad Habit Delirious (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).Kat Von D Nancy (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Morphe M.F.E.O. (LE, ) is brighter, warmer (85% similar).MAC Kid (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).MAC Tete-a-Tint (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethiconol Stearate, Dimethicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

MAC All in All Pressed Pigment

MAC All in All Pressed Pigment

All in All

All in All is a light, golden peach with warm, orange undertones and flecks of pale peach and gold sparkle and glitter. It had medium coverage applied dry and semi-sheer coverage applied wet, which was unusual, but I felt like using it with a dampened brush resulted in the product sliding around enough that it created sheerness instead.

The texture was smooth to the touch, lightly creamy with moderate slip. The eyeshadow applied evenly and was buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage (two to three layers). It wore well for eight hours with some fallout over time.

Tom Ford Beauty Golden Peach (Eye Color) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Dior Expose #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Dose of Colors Just a Kiss (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Milani Pink Sand (PiP, $5.99) is darker (85% similar).Colour Pop Bow Wow (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Serving Up (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Colour Pop Ringer (P, $4.50) is lighter, more pigmented (85% similar).Kaja Champagne Cream (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).Colour Pop Falling Up (LE, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar).Colour Pop Ready or Yacht (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar).

Ingredients

Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Diisostearyl Malate, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

MAC Carbon-Copy Eyeshadow

MAC Carbon-Copy Eyeshadow

MAC Carbon-Copy EyeshadowMAC Carbon-Copy Eyeshadow

Carbon-Copy

Carbon-Copy is a light pink with warmer undertones and a golden shimmer throughout. The texture was incredibly soft, smooth, and blendable to the touch, though slightly dusty to work with. The pigmentation was semi-opaque and buildable. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Ace Beaute Peony (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Makeup Geek Bubbly (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Too Faced Satin Sheets (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar).Devinah Cosmetics Tinny (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Icon Day Eyes #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Fit for a Queen #2 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Rosita (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).MAC Ksar (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar).Viseart Nuance #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).

Ingredients

Talc, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polybutene, Tin Oxide, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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