Product Review: MAC Indulge Eye Shadows w/Swatches

Indulge group 1

MAC’s latest collection, Indulge, has been released online (and will be available in stores on 8/22). According to MAC’s press release:

You’re invited to a dinner of supreme decadence, where no taste is too extravagant and no behaviour beyond limits. On the menu: Cremeblend Blush flushes skin with a sensual glow while Eye Shadow smolders for the ultimate in seduction, intensified by Fluidline in Gilt Gourmet and Deliciously Rich. Haute & Naughty Too Black Lash darkens and lengthens lashes, while Lipstick and Lipglass further intoxicate the senses, as lacquered nails shimmer in jewel tones and molten metallics.

Among it’s lineup is 8 eye shadow, 2 of which are repromotes. As is often the case with MAC collections, all of the eye shadows are limited edition. I have 7 of the 8 shadows available for review. 

  • Gilty Morsel – Glittery light gold in Lustre formula
  • Sex & the Oyster – Mid-tone greyed blue green in Veluxe Pearl formula
  • Three Ring Yellow – Bright sulfur green yellow in Veluxe Pearl formula  (This is a repromote)
  • Divine Decadence – Soft bronze in Veluxe formula
  • Deep Cravings – Dark shimmery grey in Veluxe Pearl formula
  • Beluga – Dark charcoal with multi-dimensional pearl in Veluxe formula
  • Palace Pedigreed – Dark plum in Satin formula (This is a repromote)

Indulge Group 2

A Few Quick Thoughts:

Palace Pedigreed

Palace Pedigreed

Palace Pedigreed, a color many may remember from the quad palette of the same name (MAC Fabulous Felines Collection) has improved a great deal from it’s original incarnation. It still needs some work (a bit dry, a little tougher to blend), but it is more pigmented than the original, which is one of my few complaints about the quad version.

Deep Cravings

Deep Cravings

Deep Cravings was only slightly disappointing. It did not quite fit the Veluxe Pearl feel that I expected. It was just a little dry for what most MAC VP’s are, but it by no means is chalky or difficult to work with. It has more of a sheen than a shimmer in my opinion.

Sex & The Oyster

Sex & The Oyster

Sex & The Oyster is an interesting color. It looks a bit more blue in the pot than it does on my skin. It appears more like a smokey gray sans the blue tint. This isn’t a bad thing at all. I think it may appear differently on other skin tones.

Three Ring Yellow

Three Ring Yellow

Three Ring Yellow is one of the best textured in the bunch, applying buttery smooth and easy to blend. The pigmentation is excellent.

Beluga

Beluga

Beluga is the driest of the bunch. The pigmentation is on the low side and I found it a little more difficult to work with as far as blending. The sparkles in it did not feel as gritty as I expected though and are really gorgeous.

Divine Decadence

Divine Decadence

Divine Decadence is perhaps the standout of this collection as far as texture and it’s excellent pigmentation.

Gilty Morsel

Gilty Morsel

Gilty Morsel actually surprised me a bit with how gritty it felt. It’s a lovely pale gold but if you were expecting strong pigmentation with this you won’t get it. This is typical of a lot of MAC Lustre formulas so it was to be expected.

 

From left to right: Beluga, Deep Cravings, Palace Pedigreed, Divine Decadence, Sex & The Oyster, Three Ring Yellow, and Gilty Morsel

From left to right: Beluga, Deep Cravings, Palace Pedigreed, Divine Decadence, Sex & The Oyster, Three Ring Yellow, and Gilty Morsel

Indulge swatches 2 Indulge swatches 3

 

 

 

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