MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing MAC eye shadow in the shade ‘Ricepaper‘ which is a frost finish eye shadow from the permanent collection.

Price : Rs 900 in single pan and 680 in refill

Quantity : 1.5 g

 

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

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What MAC says about the product :

 

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

My take on the product

 

MAC Ricepaper is one of the gems of MAC’s permanent collection and is one of the favorite highlighters among women of medium skin tone. MAC describes the shade as a ‘Peachy Gold with shimmer’ but I feel its more of a white gold shade with frost finish. The shade is fairly neutral and would work with most colors. The shimmer is quite fine, even and densely packed. The texture of this eye shadow is soft and smooth, it is well pigmented and applies smoothly with almost no fall out. It highlights the brow bone and inner corner beautifully – imparting a glowing sheen to the area. It blends well with barely any effort.

It stays on for almost the entire day- 8-9 hours. Brow bone highlighters generally tend to last long (unless you are prone to rubbing that area). On the inner corner, it lasts well too but I am in the habit of touching that area checking for any residues which makes eye shadow in that area fade faster. I have tried using this shade as an all over lid color but it looks too stark light on my NC 40 skin tone. Lighter skin tones upto NC 30 can pull it off as an all over lid wash too.

The formula of this eye shadow is worth the price but I feel the shade may look too white for dusky skin tones (beyond NC 42-43)

 

 

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

Applied on browbone :

 

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

MAC eye shadow Ricepaper : Review, Swatch and EOTD

 

 Overall Verdict

 

One of the best and most popular highlighters from MAC’s permanent collection, Ricepaper is a white gold eyeshadow with a frost finish. The formula is excellent- smooth texture, well pigmented, no fall out and good staying power. The shade is neither too sparkly nor too dull and gives a nice lift to the brow bone and eyes.

Highly recommended for fair/medium skin tones. The shade may look too white on skin tones beyond NC 43-44.

Rating : 4.5/5

 

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29 Comments

  1. November 1, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    its luking gr888…heard a lot abt this…nice review ankita…

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:37 am

      Thanks Pavani 🙂

  2. November 1, 2011 / 9:44 pm

    I love this one! Ricepaper is like an essential must have eyeshadow.. So versatile!

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 11:29 am

      🙂 🙂

  3. Sophia
    November 1, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    Hey Ankita,I can c ure makin good use of the hols:-) so many reviews n its was definitely fun readin them…comin 2 the e/s its a very good highlight color and personally id use it as all over lid colour for a clean look….

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 11:30 am

      Thanks Sophia! I tried using it that way but it didn’t work for my skin tone. But I have seen others use it and it does give a very clean look!

  4. November 1, 2011 / 9:53 pm

    It’s my go to shimmery highlight shade, I use it very often 😀

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 11:31 am

      Its quite a popular shade and for good reason! What other highlighters do u like from MAC?

  5. November 2, 2011 / 1:08 pm

    I love rice paper infact it was my first MAC eyeshadow 🙂 yur eye makeup is looking very pretty Ankita:)

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:06 pm

      Thank u Anamika 🙂 I’ve seen it in some of your tutorials, you make wonderful use of this eye shadow!

  6. shai
    November 2, 2011 / 1:20 pm

    Ive been hearing a lot about this eyeshadow! Pretty.

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:06 pm

      It is pretty 🙂

  7. November 2, 2011 / 2:11 pm

    Its very pretty highlighter and must a buy from MAC..m already making a list of must buy mac eyeshadows 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:07 pm

      Great 🙂 Whats on your list so far?

  8. Vid
    November 2, 2011 / 4:31 pm

    this is an awesome eyeshadow ankita, when i buy my mac palette, this will surely be first on list 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:07 pm

      🙂 Great! It is a really versatile highlighter.

  9. November 2, 2011 / 7:55 pm

    wonderful shade ank………………. perfect for nude look…:)

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  10. November 2, 2011 / 9:59 pm

    Lovely makeup, I love your eye color 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      November 2, 2011 / 10:08 pm

      Thanks Divya 🙂 How’ve u been?

  11. November 3, 2011 / 2:36 am

    Looks like a greater alternative for tan skin when it comes to highlighting!

  12. Joo
    September 18, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    Hi ankita i hv a query… I hv Mac eye shadow palette 4 refill space in it,, but having only one eye-shadow goldmine .. Could you plz suggest 3 best eye shadows of Mac to fill in the space.. My skin tone in Mac foundation & compacts is NC 35…

    • September 19, 2014 / 5:16 am

      What kind of shades do you like/want? Neutrals, mattes, colorful ones?

      • Joo
        September 19, 2014 / 7:45 am

        I need Colourful shadows… Bcz I am having a neutral palette from sm brand Makeup Revolution London I got this from jabong..

        • September 20, 2014 / 7:12 am

          Okay. Though I think you should try some of the MAC Neutrals also because they are really good quality. here are my suggestions – Bronze, Woodwinked, Sable (love this), Knight Divine, Amberlights, Sumptuous Olive, Cranberry, Deep Truth or Freshwater (Deep Truth is similar to L'Oreal All Night Blue), Lucky Green, Expensive Pink. Do you have any matte browns in your neutral palette? If not, check out Folie, Swiss Chocolate and Handwritten.

          • Joo
            September 20, 2014 / 9:56 am

            Thanks a lot but suggestions nw I need to check these shades only… No big confusion…

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