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MAC Kabuki Magic The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad Swatches and Review

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In addition to the collaboration with makeup maestro Jame Kaliardos I shared recently, MAC has teamed up with two other artists, Diane Kendal and Kabuki. The Kabuki collection includes a mix of really fun products including several vibrant Paints, but the product I’ve been testing out the MAC Kabuki Magic The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad.

The MAC Kabuki Magic The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad is a limited-edition neutral eyeshadow quad with smoky, mostly matte shades. It features classic MAC quad packaging with the gold collection logo on the front. I’ve actually only purchased MAC single eyeshadows before, so owning a quad was really exciting and I was curious to see if the formula inside was as good as my singles–although these specific shades are LE and only available in the quad.

The MAC Kabuki Magic The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad includes:

Love on the Run, a pale warm matte brown with a tint of hint of taupe which is nearly opaque but buildable and has a soft smooth formula.

Trog, is a matte dark brown with a smoky  taupe lean to it and while the coverage was a bit sheer compared to Love on the Run I still found it buildable.

Johnny Guitar, is a dark concrete grey with a matte finish and excellent pigmentation, it does take an extra moment or two to blend but I was still happy with the formula.

Sense of Doubt, is a black with a sheen to it and possibly the slightly hint of shimmer, it’s the only non-matte shade but has incredibly intense pigmentation. Honestly, I always thought MAC wasn’t supposed to do black well, but this one is excellent!

In the above look I’m wearing all 4 shades from the MAC Kabuki Magic The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad for a smoky yet natural look. I especially love Love on the Run, it’s just a perfect all over the lid shade for that hint of something if you are looking for a subtle makeup look. The formula on all 4 shades is quite good and so is the wear, I think this makes not only an excellent “travel quad” but an excellent one for every day too, especially for if you aren’t a big fan of shimmer. These might not be the most exciting shades in the world, but to me, good mattes is exciting!

If you are looking to purchase some great smokey neutrals I definitely recommend the MAC Kabuki Magic The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad! I think the shade variation and formula is great, and if this is the standard for MAC eyeshadow quads I will definitely be keeping my eye on future launches as well.

What do you think of The Best of Everything Eyeshadow Quad?

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