101 MAC Eyeshadow Photos, Swatches

by Rati on December 5, 2012 · 86 comments


Here are the photos and swatches of all the MAC Eyeshadows that I own. I have re-swatched all the eyeshadows that you have seen in the ‘46 MAC Eyeshadows Photos and Swatches‘ post. In the MAC Eyeshadow Guide post, you can see all the reviews of the eyeshadows that have been covered on IMBB so far and also that post includes all the eyeshadows that are not covered in this post.

Hope these posts help you in deciding the colors that you may want to pick for your own collection. :))

all mac eyeshadow swatches

mac brown eyeshadow swatches

mac brown eyeshadow swatches

l-r folie, mystery, amberlights, twinks, ricepaper, satin taupe, patina, soft brown

mac brown eyeshadow swatches

l-r contrast, nehru, expresso, bronze, woodwinked, sketch, copperplate

mac neutral eyeshadows

mac neutral eyeshadow swatches

l-r era, tete-a-tint, cork, honesty, brown down, malt, texture

mac neutral eyeshadow swatches

l-rΒ corduroy, sable, brun, samoa silk, soba, swiss chocolate, embark, antiqued

mac highlighter eyeshadows

mac highlighter eyeshadow swatches

l-r orb, girlie, haux, honey lust, omega, blanc type, nylon, naked lunch,vapour

mac highlighter eyeshadow swatches

l-r charcoal brown, vanilla, dazzlelight, brule, gleam, romp

mac purple eyeshadow

mac purple eyeshadow swatches

l-r beautiful iris, satellite dreams, parafait amour, creme de violet, star violet, digit, purple haze

mac purple eyeshadow swatches

l-r blackberry, smut, nocturnelle, crystal, seedy pearl, swish, fig 1, shadowy lady

mac yellow eyeshadow

mac yellow eyeshadow swatches

l-r goldenrod, gorgeous gold,gold mine


mac blue eyeshadow swatches

l-r moon’s reflection, fresh water, tilt, plumage, club, aquadaisiac, steamy

mac green eyeshadow swatches

l-r sunny spot, lucky green, sumptuous olive, humid, swimming

mac grey pink eyeshadow

mac grey eyeshadows

l-r carbon, knight divine, tempting, typographic, print, electra, scene, silver ring, vex


mac pink eyeshadows

l-r expensive pink, cranberry, da bling, passionate,Β mythology, pink venus

mac white eyeshadows

mac white eyeshadow swatches

l-r crystal avalanche, gesso, white frost, shroom, retrospect, red brick, coppering

And these are 4 eyeshadows from Neha’s collection. πŸ™‚

idol eyes, mulch, trax, blacktied.

mac eyeshadows winkle pink freeze filament forgery

Swatches from l to right: winkle, forgery, pink freeze, filament






Stars n Rockets


All That glitters


Brown Script


Plum Dressing


Beauty Marked


Deep Truth


Also Read:
MAC Eyeshadows Guide
46 MAC Eyeshadow Photos, Swatches
12 Must Have MAC Eyeshadows for Indian Skin Tones
How to Depot Mac Eyeshadows
15 Must Have MAC Eyeshadows : Ask IMBB
MAC Eyeshadows Guide
MAC Colorwise Lipstick Directory
A Guide to MAC Lipstick Finishes
7 MAC Pink Lipsticks Photos, Swatches
5 MAC Peach Lipstick Photos , Swatches

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poorva December 5, 2012 at 11:57 pm

oh my my !! this is like the ultimate guide to MAC e/s.. i’m probably gonna save these pics and refer to them all my life !
kudos to u for actlly swatching alllll of them πŸ™‚ extremely useful for everyone πŸ™‚


Rati December 6, 2012 at 12:02 am

thanks poorva :))


Rati December 6, 2012 at 12:02 am

I’d like to mention that ‘sunny spot’ is the crappiest eyeshadow i have ever come across. I had given up swatching it so just kept it on my arm. 😐


Rati December 6, 2012 at 12:16 am

MAC Expresso πŸ™‚


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:12 am

no idea heena…


samreen December 6, 2012 at 12:17 am

do u own all dis?? :O


Shruti December 6, 2012 at 8:55 am

yes she does samreen πŸ™‚


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:13 am



Surbhi December 6, 2012 at 12:20 am

this is seriously mac ki dukaan rati di πŸ˜› i am sure nobody will have more eyeshadows than you. πŸ™‚
thanks alot for this article… i bookmarked it n sent it to all my friends too πŸ™‚ i know this article would have taken alot of hardwork but its gonna help everyone so much πŸ™‚


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

loll!! I am sure a lot of people own mad no of makeup products. :)) glad and thanks for sharing :))


Bee December 6, 2012 at 12:23 am

I bought Orb and Nocturnelle recently…. I so want to go back to MAC after looking at these swatches πŸ™‚


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:15 am

both are pretty. :)) gooooo!!! πŸ˜€


Ishani December 6, 2012 at 12:25 am

Wow dis is such a fruitful guide 2 MAC… Tnx nd indeed great effort on ur part 4 all d swatches!!


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:16 am

thanks ishani πŸ™‚


geet December 6, 2012 at 12:27 am

ohh my my…jaw dropping swatches….
rati ji pls tell us which eyeshadow u use most-est?? err does that word exist?

*jai ho* *jai ho* *jai ho* *jai ho*

we all love u for putting in some much of efforts…bookmarked right away πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


Shruti December 6, 2012 at 9:00 am

I have this query too! πŸ™‚ My guess would be Ricepaper?
Anyways this is a great post! I already have my eyes on so many! You are making that list longer! πŸ˜€
I hope I do a huge MAC haul next year! *prays*


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:18 am

the first palette is the one that i use the most!!! πŸ˜€

hihihih happy hauling shruti πŸ˜€


hina December 6, 2012 at 12:40 am

Wow!! totally breathless!


Nafisa Ali December 6, 2012 at 12:42 am

brilliant! thank u so much! u even bought the pinks!!! :* β™₯ even though u dont prefer wearing them na…! this is just brilliant! i am going to save these & refer to them ALWAYS! so helpful!


Nafisa Ali December 6, 2012 at 12:43 am

ROFL @ sunny spot!! bahahahha! i am going to swatch it next time in store n c whats so wrong with it! lol


Abeer Mubarak December 6, 2012 at 12:58 am

Hehehehehe I am also inquisitive abt it now hehehehe


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

yeah i mostly prefer wearing browns nafisa but a lot of people would benefit from the swatches so got pinks as well. It would be a challenge for me also to try looks with pinks. looking forward to them. :))

oh sunny spot is so damn sheer.. it’s not even funny . 😐


ashwitha December 6, 2012 at 12:53 am

oh my God!!!! thank you so much… <3


Abeer Mubarak December 6, 2012 at 12:57 am

I would like to applaud the hardwork u have put in for this post….it’s commendable…v v informative and helpful for everyone who ever plan to buy MAC eye shadows…..


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

thanks ashwitha. :))

thanks abeer πŸ™‚


Desi mom December 6, 2012 at 1:16 am

Oh My !!! Wow !!!! Thank You !!!!

I am eyeing the “nocturnelle” shade πŸ™‚
Is that a single swipe for the swatch ? the pigmentation looks so rich….


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:23 am

it is pretty pigmented.. :))


Shweta A December 6, 2012 at 2:43 am

Rati, very well presented and explained article. You made our shopping easier and fun πŸ™‚ Now i wont get confused buying MAC eye shadow… Thanks πŸ™‚


Supriya December 6, 2012 at 3:13 am

Now i also would like to try out MAC ,….. still trying to master my eyeshadow application


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:25 am

glad shweta. :))

supriya give it a try. most eyeshadows in the list are pretty awesome. πŸ™‚


Rama December 6, 2012 at 7:56 am

Rati..this is superbb…me bookmarking this page..will defenitely need for my new yr shopping πŸ™‚
thanksa lot..


Parita December 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

OMG I want all of them!!! Yes Yes Yes!! I think i am going crazy!!! Hats off and thank you so much Rati..I have already bookmarked the page πŸ˜€


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

glad rama. :))

loll!! parita. I am sure you are going crazy since you yourself love eyeshadows so much. πŸ˜€


Parita December 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

absolutely infact my hand is itching itching so bad so spend some money on these LOL i can see my hubby rolling his eyes πŸ˜€ mac is quite expensive in KL infact more expensive than india πŸ™ but dont think this is gonna stop me from hauling..hehe..i have decided to get atleast one mac product a month and obviously will start from eyeshadows! eyeing club and bronze!


Rashmita December 6, 2012 at 8:22 am

Hats off to the immense effort and love put into this post. At the risk of repitition, I would like to say, I adore and respect you!!!
Well let me go back and look at the swatches now πŸ˜€
If you had to choose 4 all over lid color, for nc 42 which ones would you suggest?


Parita December 6, 2012 at 9:36 am

hey rashmita..soft brown works very well for all over the lid and even satin taupe is very pretty as lid color..apart from these I can see myself wearing expensive pink, bronze, patina, cork, texture..lol the list is long..for your reference I too an NC42


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

thanks parita. :)) typographic is fab btw for black. embark, humid, shadowy lady, amberlights, to name a few


Rashmita December 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm

U are a sweetheart Pari. I know you are my co nc 42 from imbb. Btw I tried face and body foundation from Mac in shade C5. Suits perfect to nc 42.


Parita December 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm

good to know..ill def get a sample of it πŸ™‚


Harman December 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

Holy Cow. This is amazing. Awesome job Rati di πŸ™‚


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

thanks rashmita. all the deeper tones would work . May be just ask the shade names for me and I’d be able to help better.. 😐

thanks harman. hope you got your pink eyeshadow swatches. πŸ™‚


Rashmita December 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I will take my time and swatch allllll the suggested shades at store before puchase, that’s the fun of shopping! πŸ˜€


Lakshmipriya December 6, 2012 at 9:19 am

Wow.. Hats off Rati.. Really you need immense patience to do this all.. you rock!!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


Aarbee December 6, 2012 at 9:25 am

M completely dumbfounded and I feel like Alice in Someone Else’s Wonderland πŸ˜€
I bow down to thee for taking the pain n trouble of swatching alllll of these! …and that milady is what I call a ‘personal touch’ πŸ˜€


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

thanks lakshmipriya. :))

loll!! I am actually feeling quite relieved after doing this post. next up is lipsticks. πŸ˜€ thank you. :))


mayuri December 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

even mac people might not have this kind of swatch guide!!


Div December 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

woww Rati!! great work!!! I appreciate your patience in this!!! YOu had done a great job πŸ™‚ going to save a copy of this πŸ™‚


Rati December 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

lol!! mayuri, i agree. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

thanks div πŸ™‚


Shikha December 6, 2012 at 9:34 am

Amazing collection, Its difficult to select which one is best, thy all look so good… Lucky girl


neetu aadya lohani December 6, 2012 at 9:41 am

Wow.. hats off to ur patience!! IMBB deserves to be the best… Every shade looks gorgeous in itself.. πŸ˜› hoping to get atleast any one of them this year end.. πŸ™‚


Ritu R December 6, 2012 at 9:58 am

wow… this is a bible of mac eyeshadows now… bookmarked! πŸ™‚
and hats off to ur patience too, it takes a lot to swatch so many products!


sweta December 6, 2012 at 10:00 am

mera sar ghum rahai …. Please koi mughe MAC le Chalo And pleease give your Card also for payment πŸ™‚

Awesome Rati!!


Nidhi December 6, 2012 at 10:05 am

OMG..Rati..this is the most helpful post ever.i will definately tell my frnds to chk this one out for eyeshadows.. amazing job and nice true to color swatches !!


Ramya December 6, 2012 at 10:06 am

OMG!! Awesome compilation Rati πŸ™‚ I am falling in love with amberlights, bronze, antiqued and twinks. I HAVE to pick up one of these. I wanna start practising with single eye shadow first, would that be a good idea? Which one shall I pick in that case?


Rati December 6, 2012 at 7:05 pm

guess pick up expresso or twinks ..actually twinks would be a special one. πŸ™‚


Aditi December 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

I feel like I died and went straight to heaven!!! brilliant post!!


sandhya December 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

rati di i will adore and respect you for my lifetime for your passion and hard work! Even mac wouldnt have such an elaborate guide book on their eye shadows! I fell for all the pinks and browns. I am getting twinks and wood winked right away as i know they are un paralleled! Will try to look for inglot dupes for the pinks! i guess a whole pack of imbb reader husbands are going to write mails to you reg the sudden and unprecendented shopping modes that their wives have gotten into!!!!!!!


Nupur December 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

itttti saaari eye sadows :O *rollseyes*


Nupur December 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Ratiiii…. this is the complete range of e/s MAC offers ???????? 😐


Sanjeev December 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Nahin poori to nahin hain ji…but baaki sab mili nahin πŸ˜›


Nupur December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

ohhhhhhhhhhhh achaaaaa, aur bhi shades hote hain kya :O :O :O


Nupur December 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I have only 1 inmei se, sketch πŸ˜€


pia December 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm

RATI!!!!!! hail u holy queen of eye makeup… tussi great ho… this is sooo amazing.. thnk u so so much… im eyeing nocturnelle and satin taupe..n maybe expensive pink n sumptuos olive :p :p


gurpreet December 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm

This is truely a MAC Encyclopedia. added this to my favorites. Thanks Rati you are truely a trendsetter. πŸ™‚


Roshini December 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm

wow rati you’ve compiled it so well πŸ™‚


Varsha December 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Wow, awesome collection. Give me your address, I’m raiding your collection tonight


Sukanya December 6, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Bookmarking ! O:-)


Rati December 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm

thank you everyone :))


neha December 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm

awwww this is gorgeous! IMBB is wholesome and enriching…
Im loving the sidebar all mac shadows awesome πŸ˜€


Rati December 6, 2012 at 7:59 pm

hihih thanks neha. sanjeev made that πŸ˜€


Dollar December 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Seriously thanx a lot…. Gonna refer these for life….


Dr Priyanka December 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Its an amazing and extensive list, painstakingly made, lovingly enriched πŸ™‚ Its gonna help many, as sometimes MUA and sometimes I am clueless.. The other day i asked MUA in Dubai, as what shade according to you will suit, so she was like, “that’s for you to decide”! No doubt, i will decide, but its confusing many-a-times seeing so many shades.. This guide is gonna help me.. πŸ™‚


Devie December 8, 2012 at 5:09 am

Whoa whoa…I think I can rock about 15-20 of these shades max, but I can drool over all of them!


Swati Kapur October 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm

This is just amazing *pompom* …. m getting married next month and i was going crazy with what to buy n not stuff..Thanks Rati…u made my day by posting this article….i regularly read your blog and it is extremely useful for me… *thankyou*


Rati November 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm

updated with review links!


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