Saturday, October 8, 2011

MAC Parlour Smoke Eyeshadow Quad: Review & Swatches!

Today's featured product is another item from the new MAC Fall Colour collection. The Parlour Smoke eyeshadow quad ($38) is a fantastic fall selection of shades for dark, smokey looks. The color that really sold me on this quad is Parlour Smoke itself (top left), a light frosty purple/silver/grey. It is unlike anything I've seen MAC release before.


This quad features three new eyeshadows: Parlour Smoke (Frost, grey-purple), Indigo Noir (Matte, navy), and Steel (Veluxe Pearl, charcoal grey). The fourth eyeshadow, Cross Cultural (Matte, brown), is a repromote from the All Ages, All Races, All Sexes collection in 2010.

Clockwise from top left: Parlour Smoke, Cross Cultural, Steel, Indigo Noir

The overall pigmentation of this palette is okay. Parlour Smoke, Cross Cultural, and Steel require a little building for full pigmentation. Indigo Noir is very pigmented. The shades are still easily applied, they just aren't the creamiest texture I've found from MAC.

Left to right: Parlour Smoke, Cross Cultural, Indigo Noir, Steel

Do you like wearing greys and blues on your eyes?
xx, Allison

11 comments:

  1. Is this palette realy good? ive been holding back because im not to sure....

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  2. i love how mac's palletes aren't that expensive! I may have to go get this one i love the way parlour smoke looks

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  3. I love this pallete! I really want this one, these colors are gorgeous :D

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  4. Jennifer FitzgeraldOctober 8, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    Not sure if I'd pick this one up..

    xo Jenn

    imperfection-isbeauty.com

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  5. oohh, Parlor Smoke is beautiful!! I bought Cross Cultural when it was released the last time and it has great pigmentation...maybe they changed the finish :/

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  6. I'd love a tutorial video on this quad, I find it hard to know how to put these together.

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  7. I have blue eyes so I LOVE wearing greys. You know, I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but I have never tried MAC products of any kind... Maybe I need to check this collection out.

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  8. Parlour Smoke color is so pretty.
    can't really tell the color from the pallet picture,
    but showed very pretty when u swatched the color...
    love that shade of silvery purple!

    Thank you for sharing and review:)

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  9. This is amazing..I bought it a couple weeks back now!!
    The matte brown is amazing for the crease and matches my eyebrow colour perfectly!! Thanks for sharing your opinion!!

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  10. Oooohhh. I'll have to pick this up! I love wearing colors like this! I have darker blue eyes like yours. :)

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  11. i agree...please do a tutorial...so we can see where u placed the colors

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