MAC eye shadow Sketch : Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing MAC eye shadow – Sketch which is a velvet finish eye shadow from the permanent collection.

Price : Rs 900 for single, Rs 680 for refill pan

Quantity : 1.5 g

 

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

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 What MAC says about the product :

 

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

My take on the product

 

MAC describes the shade as ‘Burgundy with red shimmer‘. It is a burgundy shade but the red shimmer is barely there. At certain angles of light, one can certainly see it in the pan, but apart from that the shimmer is hardly visible. The shade has a strong plum undertone which makes is perfect to pair with violets, purples and plums. It can be worn alone for a smokey look and it looks great with brown and green eyes. It is also the perfect shade to be used as crease color paired with neutral shades on the lid.

The texture, pigmentation and staying power of this shade is one of the poorest of all MAC eye shadows I have tried so far. It feels a little hard and dry and doesn’t swatch well. It needs a little work for seamless blending as well. There is not fall out however during application. I generally get about 7-8 hours of solid wear from MAC eye shadows (without primer) but this shade begins creasing after 3-4 hours. These drawbacks do not imply that one cannot work this shade. It still works quite well but at this price, one would expect better quality.

Despite these cons, I do love how it looks on the eyes especially paired with  more vibrant purples and plums. I have used this shade along with Plum Dressing for a soft purple smokey look and I think the combination looks lovely!

The color is awesome but sadly the formula could do with some improvement!

 

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

I have used Sketch  in the crease, outer corner and lower lash line.

 

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Sketch - Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

 Overall Verdict

 

It is one of the less than satisfactory MAC eye shadows I have come across in terms of texture, pigmentation and staying power. The color itself is gorgeous burgundy that works well with neutrals as well as reds  and plums. The shimmer is barely visible and it appears almost matte on the eyes. The shade is really lovely but the formula is not worth the price!

Rating : 3.25/5

 

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15 Comments

  1. October 27, 2011 / 3:01 am

    It’s certainly very complimentary. I think I do see the red but you’re right, it’s quite plummy.

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 27, 2011 / 12:34 pm

      I really liked the shade cos I love working with purple shadows but the texture is disappointing!

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 27, 2011 / 12:34 pm

      Thanks Pavani 🙂

  2. October 27, 2011 / 9:45 am

    I love sketch. I have problems with the fall out too but must say it looks gorgeous on people with brown eyes. Thanks for the review.

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 27, 2011 / 12:35 pm

      You’re welcome Pandorasbox. The shade is lovely but the formula needs improvement. I didn’t face any fall out but the texture is dry.

  3. October 27, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    i so loved this color and the tutorial! any suggestions for cheaper dupes of this color? also any suggestions on good must have inglot eyeshadows? I was planning to check them out in my next mumbai visit 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 27, 2011 / 12:38 pm

      Thanks Parita 🙂 I’m sure you can find something in Inglot similar to this, they have such a huge range! I had ordered some eye shadows online but sadly my parcel has been misplaced. Will review the shades whenever I can receive my package!

  4. shai
    October 27, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    Doesnt look all that burgundy to me, but still a lovely shade.

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 27, 2011 / 6:19 pm

      More plummy brown than burgundy but the shade is lovely 🙂

  5. Sophia
    October 27, 2011 / 5:49 pm

    nice shade again…certainly my kind of colour….u ordered inglot from majorbrands?? hav ordered from them earlier and it took only 2 days 2 get delivered…..i hav a gorgeous 10 shadow palette n got 30% off on the whole deal:-)is’nt dat amazing:-)

    • Corallista
      Author
      October 27, 2011 / 6:19 pm

      Lucky you! I’ve mostly heard good stuff about shopatmajorbrands.com but my parcel has been mis-delivered. Still hoping to get it !

  6. Vid
    October 28, 2011 / 9:51 pm

    the shade is so nice, sad that it creases

  7. October 29, 2011 / 2:42 pm

    Oh sad you didn’t like it that much. 🙁
    I really like Sketch. 🙂

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