MAC Robins Egg
I hate to admit it but when a teal eyeshadow is released from MAC I tend to purchase it regardless of if I can dupe it or not. So of course when Robins Egg was released with the Iris Apfel collection it jumped straight into my online shopping basket! Keep on reading to see if this shadow is worth purchasing.
Robins Egg is one of five eyeshadows released with the Iris Apfel collection. It comes in the standard little black pot packaging and contains 0.05oz of product. Sadly it is limited edition so go to www.maccosmetics.co.uk to see if it is still available for purchase. MAC describe the shade as a ‘mid-tone teal’ colour and it has a matte finish. This is pretty accurate because Robins Egg is quite a blue based teal. It is a very opaque eyeshadow which considering it is a matte finish is excellent.
The texture of the shadow is really good to work with. It isn’t a dry matte that you have to pack on the lids, it’s very soft and smooth so easy to get onto your brush. Because it is quite soft it also means it is easy to blend too which is excellent. Sometimes I find that matte shadows don’t work well in the crease because they don’t blend very well or go the other extreme and blend so much they disappear. Robins Egg performs perfectly be it on the lid or in the crease. My only niggle is that because the shadow is so soft if you use a fluffy brush like the MAC 217 it can lead to some fall out so make sure you check your cheek area after applying!
After comparing Robins Egg to other teal shadows that I own I have realised it was actually quite different to any other ones that I own. I thought it would be similar to Surf USA however that is a more green teal shade whereas this one certainly leans more blue against my skin tone. I am pretty happy with my purchase and shall be using Robins Egg during the warmer months because it is such an eye-catching teal shadow that demands attention.