26 February 2013

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Smutty Green: Review, Pictures, Swatches

I was innocently passing the MAC counter in the airport last weekend when this little dazzler practically threw itself into my hands. Despite a solemn vow to himself that I would reign in my makeup addiction before my collection has entirely taken over our home, this particular purchase was entirely necessary because a) it was my birthday, b) I don’t own anything like it and c) airport shopping doesn’t count. Right? Right.

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Smutty Green


One of five shades introduced last year, Smutty Green is my first Mineralize eyeshadow, and it’s spectacular. When the light catches it, the colours really come alive – it’s a blackened green with green shimmer and packs some serious sparkle. I’m wearing it here over a base of MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot, with some Rimmel Kohl Liner in Jungle Green and a dab of lighter green in the inner corner.
AC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Smutty Green FOTD and Swatches
I’ve heard mixed reports on how these shadows perform but I was plenty pleased with this one - there wasn’t as much fallout as you’d expect from a dark, glittery shade like this, it lasted well and was easy to apply and blend. If you love a good smoky eye but you can't be bothered faffing about with loads of different products, this will be perfect for you - the different colours and finishes in the one shadow combine to give lots of depth and interest to the look.  


It’s on the sheer side and the sparkle and shine faded when I blended it out, but I just kept packing on more - it’s not exactly an office shade, so I’d no hesitations in piling it on for the evening. I used it dry and from all reports it’s even better wet, so I’m happy out.
 

This was €16 in duty free which saved me a few bob on the regular price tag of €21.50. MAC recently released another five of these shadows as part of their Apres Chic collection – they’re limited edition, so I’ll be checking ‘em out soon. Have you tried any of these shadows? Are you a fan?

37 comments:

Celeste said...

I feel like i need this in my life....

it's gorgeous!

Fiona Naughton said...

I bought this for St. Patricks's Day last year, love it xo

Me Likey a Lot said...

Absolutely a fan of this colour, just gorgeous!
I have one of these shadows in a copper colour with some streaks of pale purple through it (I forget the name). I admit I too was surprised that it doesn't flake off every where.
K x

Yvonne Magner said...

Who are you kidding? Walking innocently past the Mac counter...bahahahaha!! I've recently fallen hook, line and sinker for all things mineralize, but I've yet to try their eyeshadows. The colour looks lovely but it's similarish to Greensmoke, which I already have and found very hard to blend. How are they at blending for the cack handed among us?

fluff and fripperies said...

I found it easy to blend Yvonne and I am pretty cack handed myself, even on a good day! The only issue I had was that when I blended it I seemed to blend away a lot of the sparkliness that I loved about the shadow xo

Avril Murphy said...

Airport shopping really doesn't count!! Its so pretty!!!

Alex said...

That's a pretty colour! The quality looks good too xx

Adele said...

Oh wow! This looks amazing, I love how you've blended it with your other products. I'll be taking a look next time I pass the MAC counter!
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Lisa said...

Beautiful colour, I need to stop seeing things I like aha. xx
Lisa | MISSLISA.co.uk

Not Just Inside said...

This is gooooorgeous and anything with the word smutty in the title im bound to love

Fabrizia said...

Amazing eye shadow color!
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makeup monster said...

I love a smokey green shade this is lovely!

Coco said...

Ems that shade is so flattering, you are a blast!! I must try a similar shade myself, while I always stick to neutral tones. One of my favourite looks you have ever displayed! Love Coco

Bravoe Runway said...

Smutty green.....ok that is on my list because I love LOVE green eyeshadow and with minimal fall off I am interested.

Karen Constantine said...

This looks gorgeous on you E, I'll have to check them out myself and as I'm heading away in a few weeks, I'll totally be living by your rules that airport shopping doesn't count!

Cuti-CLUE-les said...

Ooh it's beautiful on you. Definitely worth it. Sure what do men know about make-up anyway :P

Johanna said...

Wow...the color scared me a bit but you applied it with expertise. I wish I could apply eye make up better.

Simone Crown said...

Your opening lines are amazingly written. So funny!! ...innocently passing the MAC counter... isn't it always that way? ;)

Kisses from Vienna,
Simone

Ali of Dressing Ken said...

Ha ha I have a color similar to this and it is fun.

Ali of

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Street Lily said...

i love how that looks on you! georg!!

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PAPS said...

Looks a like a gorgeous color. Suits you well.
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Chantel said...

Gorgeous color! I definitely need this in my collection =)

Chloe said...

Oh Emma this looks stunning on your eyes!
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Aleksandra said...

Beautiful colour !

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Emma said...

The swatch of this is unreal! I adore using colour to do a smoky eye, green and purple are my favourites for that kind of look. I think if you do it right with a nice nude lip like you have here, it's so pretty for a night out. Green is stunning with your big brown eyes! Call me an enabler but this was definitely a good purchase if you ask me! :)

Emma x

Aoife said...

That's such a gorgeous shade. I've sort of gone off any shadows that don't fall into the 'neutral' category in the last while, but that's so pretty.

Sunny & Star said...

That color is so pretty. It is very different from what I usually wear but I would love to give it a try.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Amy Fashion Blog said...

such a beautiful look

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Emma, this looks great on you. I wonder if I can carry this color off? Great review.
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RaeAbigael said...

great review! i love your eyes :)
Drop by my blog too dear?

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Anonymous said...

What a great looking eye shadow!

Anibani said...

amazing colour ;)

little t said...

Looks gorgeous in the picture.

Julie Ireland said...

Haven't managed to buy this yet but really like your review of it think ill have to check local shops or online thanks

Marian McCarthy said...

I just like to point out that you are always so pretty in your photos! please don't think that is weird but I just felt it needed to be said :)

Shelley Jessup said...

This is gorgeous think I may treat myself, again!!! ;)

fluff and fripperies said...

Marian, that is so lovely of you to say! Needless to say I am far uglier in real life :)