MAC R Eye Shadow x 10 Palette is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that has 10 eyeshadows spread across five matte shades and five shimmer shades. The matte shades were thinner, somewhat powdery, and not as blendable as MAC mattes typically are (especially in these lighter tones). The shimmers were much denser, almost thick, and were firmer in the pan, so they took a heavier-handed application style to pick up evenly (or else use a fingertip/wet brush, the latter being my preferred method). On their own, the shimmers were decent, but the thickness of the formula made it so they did not pair well with the thinner mattes used in the palette. The color story itself is more limited as it was very light-leaning, so it likely will not translate or be as functional for darker skin tones, but it has almost no contrast, so it won’t offer as much versatility as other neutral palettes.
Tomillo is a very pale, cool-toned pink with a matte finish. It had medium color coverage with a thin, somewhat powdery texture that applied decently but was quick to fade by six hours.
MAC Melaza Eyeshadow
Melaza is a light, golden peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that was best applied with a fingertip as the texture was quite thick, dense, and firmly-pressed into the pan, which made a dry brush useless against the surface. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
MAC Caramelo Eyeshadow
Caramelo is a brighter, medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. The texture was firmer, denser, and thicker with more of a dryness to it, so it did not pick up well with a dry brush. With this shade, a dampened brush was better at getting product off the surface and laying it down, though a fingertip as workable–it just had to be built up with a second layer as it was more semi-opaque. It wore well for seven and a half hours and had light fallout over time.
Azafran is a darker red-coral with a matte finish and soft, warm undertones. It had mostly opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly and blended out well, though it had a thinner texture that did not pair well with the shimmers in the palettes. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
MAC Cacao Eyeshadow
Cacao is a medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a sparkling finish. The base seemed almost transparent, so it had more medium, somewhat buildable coverage. The texture was dense, thick, and harder to pick up with a dry brush without really pushing hard at the surface. I would recommend using a fingertip to apply, which helped to pick up product and to apply it it to the lid with more even coverage and less fallout. It lasted decently for seven and a half hours but had some fallout over time.
Shredded Coco is a light, yellowy beige with a matte finish. It had medium color payoff that was paired with a soft, thinner consistency that had some powderiness and was prone to fading. The eyeshadow only wore for six hours before fading noticeably.
Café Con Leche
Café Con Leche is a light-medium, peachy brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which I didn’t find buildable, but it was fairly blendable as long as I didn’t use it with the shimmers in the palette as it was prone to becoming quite uneven that way. The texture was thin, a little drier, which resulted in some powderiness. It stayed on well for six and a half hours before fading noticeably.
Café Tinto is a light, peachy bronze with warmer undertones and flecks of pink and gold sparkle throughout a metallic finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which applied best using a fingertip as the texture was thicker and firmer in the pan, so a dry brush did not pick up product evenly (and also yielded more fallout during application). It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading but had light fallout over time.
Salvia is a medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had medium color payoff, at best, which did not build up–even when I layered it over an eyeshadow primer. The texture was thin, slightly drier, and somewhat powdery. This shade showed signs of fading after six hours of wear.
Miga de Pan
Miga de Pan is a dark gold with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation that picked up best with a fingertip as the consistency was thick, dense, and firmly-packed into the pan. It was thick enough that it did not pair well with the mattes in the palette, as there was a noticeable difference in the layers on my lid. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours with some fallout over time.