Guest Swatcher: MAC Pro Eyeshadows

Tremendous thanks to Lauren Clark, blogger and makeup artist extraordinaire, for taking the time to swatch and share MAC’s selection of pro-only eyeshadows (how has Ground Brown eluded me ’til now??). These photos were taken indoors, with flash, on ~NC20 skin.

Unsure how to use one of the colors you see here? Definitely check out Lauren’s site for inspiration. Whereas I do my makeup basically the same way every day, I’m pretty sure Lauren never does the same look twice.
MAC, swatches, pro eyeshadow, Blue Calm, Coral, Lime, Vellum, Soot, Deep Damson, Indian Ink
Blue Calm (Veluxe Pearl), Coral (Matte), Lime (Matte), Vellum (Frost), Soot (Matte), Deep Damson (Matte), Indian Ink (Matte)
MAC, swatches, pro eyeshadow, Bottle Green, Kelly, Aqua, Bright Sunshine, Canary Yellow, Sky Blue, Rose
Bottle Green (Matte), Kelly (Satin), Aqua (Matte), Bright Sunshine (Frost), Canary Yellow (Matte), Sky Blue (Matte), Rose (Frost)

Cobalt (Matte), Ground Brown (Matte), Naval (Matte), Sour Lemon (Satin), Bio Green (Frost)

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9 Responses to “Guest Swatcher: MAC Pro Eyeshadows”

  • Your link to Lauren’s blog is broken.

    Great swatches!

  • These are amazing swatches! I love Lauren! :)

  • Livia says:

    Wow, Ground Brown looks fantastic!

  • susan says:

    I got Lime at my local CCO, thinking it would be a good accent color for this spring & summer. It looks surprisingly good with a moderately light hand, color darkest close to the lashline. Can also be sheered out. I’m really liking it!

  • Sylvie says:

    Hi Karla, I noticed that you have stopped swatching MAC’s collections for quite a few months now. Is it because you have fallen out of love with the brand?

  • KarlaSugar says:

    Ahh, as they say in Facebook parlance, it’s complicated. I did think that MAC’s 2011 holiday collection was out of control. And I was sort of put off by their post-holiday deluge — I think there were 7 or 8 collections on counter concurrently (but I did swatch them all). Shop MAC/Cook MAC got the full launch treatment (themed party and all)… but the collection featured so many repromotes. It just didn’t excite me. I guess felt that MAC was demanding too much swatching time, and there were other collections/other brands I wanted to photograph. But I’ve swatched Reel Sexy, Tres Chic, and In Extra Dimension though, I just have to post them.

  • SeekingBecca says:

    Do you know if Deep Damson is currently available? I’ve been Looking for months for a Matte color just like that one. Or even Burnt Burgandy the one I REALLY WANT!
    -Thank you

  • KarlaSugar says:

    The colors swatched here are all permanent, pro colors, meaning you can buy them from any freestanding pro store (I believe there are 9 in the U.S., and one of them’s in Dallas). I think you need a login to shop from But I believe anyone can order by phone by calling 1-800-387-6707, but there’s no free shipping.

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