Sunday, April 24, 2011

MAC's Grand Entrance

MAC's Grand Entrance is possible of the more popular limited edition eye shadows that had come out during the Starflash collection.
The beauty of this shadow is in the finish, the star flash finish is named to be a favorite for many bloggers/beauty reviewers, but is it that special?
Or can this color/finish be duped, before it's unforeseen re promote

Beautiful every day color
(oops someone touched it already, sorry folks! that was me)



Indoor lighting


Potential Dupes:


Clockwise: Grand Entrance, UD Sin, MAC N*ked Lunch, Coastal Scents S03, Stila Kitten


Swatches L-R
Grand Entrance, Kitten, S03, N*ked Lunch, Sin


Texture:
My first Starflash finish
It feels more buttery smooth than all my other MAC shadows, while remaining pigmented. It feels very much like Urban Decay's eye shadow in Sin
Same tactile feel
I don't know if UD label's their finishes, but some definitely feel different from others!

Color:
MAC's Grand Entrance is not exactly original, but I don't own a dupe.
I do however own many CLOSE dupes

Kitten has the same level of frostiness but is peachier
S03 is also the same level of frostiness but is more gold
N*ked Lunch was the least pigmented and not as nearly as frosty
Sin was the closes match in texture, but was also a bit more pink

I think if you have Sin+Kitten and mixed them together on a fluffy brush, you would have Grand Entrance - Fluffy brush to avoid shimmer over load!

Verdict:
For those of you who have been waiting for this color, the above is a mini guide of close dupes, or a mix and match to create your own, instead of waiting for a MAC re promote

I do like this color, and do not regret having it in my collection, but the color itself while beautiful, is not something to pine over for very long, as it is not extraordinary unique

On the same note, for a MAC shadow, in terms of texture and color combination, I can easily see this being something I would reach for often, just for the sheer convenience of it all

If you can get it, I would recommend getting it. If you have the above two colors for the mix, or even any of the dupes, you don't really need it, but it is nice to have for your collection, because this is something I can see being heavily used by just about any neutral eye lover
One of the best overall MAC shadow's I have in my collection.








17 comments:

  1. Ahhhhh all this post did was make me want more eye shadows! Haha...no but seriously I have nothing like any of the eyeshadows mentioned above...the closest thing I have is Jest...naked lunch is on my list though...and the Kitten is gorgeous...but it might be a little too frosty.

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  2. Thank you so much for doing the comparison swatches. I've been on the hunt for this shadow, but I have Sin, Naked Lunch, and Kitten. If it's that similar I don't think I also need Grand Entrance!

    ♥ Jessica

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  3. Thanks for the swatches and comparison! I was thinking of getting Naked Lunch at some point... it seems to make a pretty highlighter! it looks like it has the least glitter, which is a plus for me!

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  4. Those eyeshadows are so pretty! :D

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  5. I like all of the colors you've shown in swatches!

    <3
    www.kasiabelhadri.blogspot.com

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  6. I love all of these eyeshadows. They are so the type of colors I wear most often. Glad that Grand Entrance is on the way, and I do really like Sin and Kitten a lot too. I don't own Naked Lunch, mainly because of my hoarding problem with these types of shadows. LOL. Thanks so much for doing this comparison!

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  7. i really like this eyeshadow, and i think i might pick it up! i don't wear eyeshadow, but i might wear this color actually! great post :)

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

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  8. That eye shadow looks awesome, MAC always has the best variety of colours for all skin types. ♥


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  9. That eye shadow looks awesome, MAC always has the best variety of colours for all skin types. ♥


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  10. I love all of these eyeshadows. They are so the type of colors I wear most often. Glad that Grand Entrance is on the way, and I do really like Sin and Kitten a lot too. I don't own Naked Lunch, mainly because of my hoarding problem with these types of shadows. LOL. Thanks so much for doing this comparison!

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  11. Ahhhhh all this post did was make me want more eye shadows! Haha...no but seriously I have nothing like any of the eyeshadows mentioned above...the closest thing I have is Jest...naked lunch is on my list though...and the Kitten is gorgeous...but it might be a little too frosty.

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