12 Must Have MAC Eyeshadows for Indian Skin Tones

by Rati on January 13, 2012 · 64 comments

12 Must Have MAC Eyeshadows for Indian Skin Tones

This is one of the most requested post and I have delayed it long enough. Sorry!

Following are some of the MAC eyeshadows that I totally adore and use a lot. They have never failed me and I can recommend these to anyone. I am still in the process adding more colors to my collection so take this post as a beginner’s guide to MAC eyeshadows. As I test and try more colors and textures, I’d share them with you. :)

These are the refill pans . The price of these pans in India is Rs 680/-

Here we go! :)

Soft Brown : Excellent all over lids color. Great for making your eyes look awake. Has a slight peachy tones to it that adds more light to the lids and for me it works as a “my lids but bettre” color. I wear it almost every time I do eye makeup. Full review HERE

Twinks : Excellent plummy brown color. Has a soft satin finish to it. Adore it for everyday smokey eyes. Full review HERE 

soft brown, twinks

Expensive Pink and Amberlights : Every Indian girl has to have these colors. They go beautifully with all our Indian wear. Love them both! Review HERE and HERE

expensive pink amberlights

Woodwinked : A very pretty golden based brown. Very very flattering on most skin tones. If you have a golden shade and a mette brown, just mix  the two. you’d probably not need wookwinked in that case.  But definitely a nicer eyeshadow to include in the collection. Review HERE

Satin Taupe : Every girl have to have one taupe eyeshadow in tehir collection. It’s a no-brainer-gorgeous-color. Stain Taupe is the way to go. Full review HERE.

woodwinked satin taupe

Ricepaper : Hands down my most favourite highlighter color ever. Review HEREricepaper

And these are some of the colorful eyeshadows you may include in your collection.

Folie : A great eyeshadow for smokey eyes but may not work for everyone because of its reddish undertones. Review HERE

Sketch : I adore this purple eyeshadow but I have to layer it up more than the other eyeshadows to make it last long on my lids. I would definitely recommend this one. Review HERE

must have mac eyeshadow

Humid : Undoubtedly the most flattering and the most wearable green that I own. Review HERE

Coppering : An orangey copper color . It is a great autumn color.  Review HERE

Freshwater : I find it a little difficult to pull off on a day to day basis. But once in a while , it is a nice fresh color to wear for a girl’s day out or a party. humid , freshwater, coppering

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Nupur January 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
awesome!!!!!!!!!!1
I ll make a list of MAC dupes i have :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm

please do that Nupurrr..jaldi jaldi!!! :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :jog: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker: :joker:

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TA January 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm

And share to us… ;) ;) Hain na Kimi :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

:haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji: :haanji:

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Rati January 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm

:headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

MAC freshwater….. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Nupurizzzzz :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Nupur January 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Jomu :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Nupuriz…you are going to London to see the queen :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Nupur January 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

heheeh, ya jomu :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

And I am going to St. St Petersburg (Russia) for 26 months!! :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Nupur January 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm

yay kimi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 1:48 pm

:happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Rati January 13, 2012 at 5:19 pm

really???

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

:tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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VibrantHues January 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

:puchhi: Nupur :hihi:
thats a nice article Rati :)

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Nupur January 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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kumkum January 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

hmmmmm, as of now not a single MAC eyeshadow, but I have an Inglot pallete, would stock up on these, once I am through with it. But am definitely planning to buy ricepaper, amberlights, and expensive pink.

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kumkum jain January 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

but a very nice compilation Rati for everyone, helps a lot when you are investing a lot of money in buying makeup :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: to you

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Pia January 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Yayyyy.. Thank u rati… Muahhhhh :puchhi:

i hv woodwinked n cranberry… Satin taupe is out of stock in our local mac store for last 2 mths… Next on target is shroom or ricepaper.. :woot:

amberlights n twinks dupes i hv in inglot.. So abhi nahi chahiye…

Mayb wil get expensive pink to complete my collection.. What say…

Btw can u suggest a nice teal or turquise shade pls…. I dnt hv.. Lookin for one..

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Priyanka January 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Hi can you please tell me the numbers in Inglot for amberlights and twinks.

Thanks :))

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visakhi January 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm

i was about to ask u make a must have mac eyeshadow list, and here it is.., jus like u read my mind.. I have to select 6 colors and give the list to my bf so that he can buy it during his vsit to delhi
:yahoo:

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Deepshikha January 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Awesome compilation Rati :yes:
You’ve made my job easy..I bought an empty 15 eyeshadow palette from MAC recently and my new year resolution was to fill it by the end of this year and you just gave me the list
:yahoo: :clap:
:thanks:

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 2:53 pm

haww..Deepshikha..15 ka palette? :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: I have only a quad with two eyeshadows amberlights n rani..

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Deepshikha January 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Arrey..it’s an empty one…yet to be filled :tongue: and that too in one full year.
I too have a quad but it’s full of some stupid shades that I don’t even like now :headbang:

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jomol January 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Deepshika…….wow….and Preetha…. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Review those shades for us Deepshikha..u can try doin sum mix n match..dont waste..hope I also buy a 15 ka palette.. :woot:

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TA January 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Wow Deepsjikha I like ur idea :yahoo: :yahoo: …btw me liking ur piccy too :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

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Deepshikha January 14, 2012 at 12:40 am

Jomol and TA :thanks:
Preetha : Hope you get one soon :puchhi:
Swatches and me?? : shying: abhi to I am new to makeup world..still learning from you guys :jaiho:

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Kimi January 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Awesomeeeeeeee post Rati……really!!! All the eyeshadows are just sooo perfect for all of us……Lovely compilation and thanks a tonnnnnnnnne!!!! :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Jyotsna January 13, 2012 at 1:40 pm

beautiful Rati.. :thanks: :thanks: loved Humid, Sketch & fresh water the most!!! :)) :)) :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Gurpreet January 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

suchbeautiful colors RAti. Thanks

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Rashmita January 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

wow! Rati :puchhi: ….such an awaited article :waiting: …see how happy we IMBB members are…. :yahoo:

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Ramya January 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

WOW… :thanks: Rati!!!! This is going to make my much-postponed MAC trip much easier!!!!!!
Amberlights, coppering and Twinks for sure now!!!!!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Dipti C January 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm

wow Rati … expensive pink is so lovely and coppering looks tempting to me…

nice nice and :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

:teddy: :teddy: you are a sweetheart…

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srishi January 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm

wow nice collection u got girl! :rose:

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Wah Rati..I was waitin for this..I asked u for this long time back if u remember..am def gettin coppering next..as of now have amberlights n rani :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rati January 13, 2012 at 5:18 pm

yeah I remem preetha. :)) I also have rani but barely get to use it. :(

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anks January 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

This is an awesome list Rati….

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TA January 13, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Fab list Rati….thanks for compiling :woot: :woot: :woot: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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TA January 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm

We got moongfalis, rewari and pop-cornies on our deskssssssssss :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Parita January 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

a grt compilations rati..i am gonna try and get few of these and if possible dupe of these in inglot :) i am loving inglot eyeshadows a lot

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nids January 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm

A very pretty collection Rati :yahoo: :yahoo: … n gr8 reviews wth all :woot: … i chked most of them again :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

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neha January 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm

humid :drool:

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Ankita January 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm

a much needed post indeed :yahoo: :yahoo: One question for all IMBB gang: which eyeshadow can be paired up with a red saree? Suggestions please! :chewnails :chewnails

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Preetha January 13, 2012 at 4:01 pm

amberlights any day :yahoo:

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Ankita January 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm

thanks Preetha..will surely buy that! :balle: :balle: Any other recommendation?

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Sheetal January 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

WoW!! I am gonna buy Amberlights…soon :yahoo:

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Aru January 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

soft brown and Ricepaper..the list just keeps gorwing..:)

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TA January 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Swear….its endless :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Aarthi January 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I am H-O-H in love with Humid :) Still haven’t got it :(

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Naomi January 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Now building my MAC collection so this list is perfect for me! All I have is Woodwinked but thinking of getting the Satin Taupe and Soft Brown next. Excellent article for me!!!!! :yahoo: :yes: :waytogo:

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Rati January 13, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Thank you everyone. :)) Glad it helped. :)

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Pragnyadeepta January 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm

:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: Sare ke sare mast mast hai!! :preen: :preen: :preen:
And It’s been so long since I’ve been here that I feel like a n00b now. :shame: :shame: :shame:

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Sukanya January 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

twinks,satin taupe,sketch.. :waytogo: :waytogo: :thanks: Rati fot this post :puchhi:

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Bee January 13, 2012 at 10:51 pm

this is a great list :) I’m saving this for reference :)

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Noorie January 17, 2012 at 7:24 am

Thanks for the compilation post, Rati di! :thanks:
I loved most of the eyeshadows. :love:
M bookmarking this page for future reference.

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Renji July 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

wow..excellent post… I m bookmarking it…really helpful for those who are shopping MAC for the first time…

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Bhumika July 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm

loved Folie and Twinks..me bookmark this ! Fab post..I have a few dupes in Inglot though :)

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Sheetal November 26, 2012 at 1:22 pm

i have woodwinked, expensive pink & ricepaper from the above n i love them :)

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