This is a stable in my daily makeup routine. I apply in the crease and lower eyelid mixed in with bronzed colors. Looks great on pale skin! Makes all eye shades pop. MAC packaging is always great and their eyeshadows last for months. I order high end cosmetics off of ebay for a discount. Regular price is decent, but I'd rather buy on ebay.
Going out on a limb to say this is my favorite eyeshadow ever!!! And I have a ton of eyeshadows. It's purple, grey, and brown combined. This looks awesome with my green eyes.
Such a beautiful purple/grey shimmery colour! This looks great on cooler skin stoned because it is so cool toned. I love pairing this with mystery eyeshadow in the crease...it is such a pretty cool toned eye look. My only problem was when i first bought this i had to realllly dig into the pan to get the colour to come off on my brush. I hate that some mac shadows are like that!
This is probably one of my top 10 MAC eyeshadows, after purchasing saddle and being greatly disappointed I decided to give shale a try. A unique colour, a browny ashy purple goes on the lid and crease would definitely buy again worth every $
My fav mac eyeshadow gorgeous dark purpleish shade I would deft repurchase HG staus!!!!
Great neutral to have on hand. On my brown eyes, pale ivory skin, it is a nice smoky brownish purple. APplication is great, it goes where I want it and stays. Nice for work because it isnt a bold color or sparkly. Also could smoke it up for nighttime. Great for crease color and corner V for me.
After coming to grips that MAC discontinued my favorite shade of eyeshadow called Velour, I was on the hunt to find a greyish/brownish purple and this was as close as I came. I think on my green eyes its very flattering. Its not Velour but its close!
Applies patchy and has a chalky appearance. Not worth purchasing.
Shale is not a very common color, a mixture of lavender purple, gray and a tad silver. I like it on it's own as a lid color, safe but not boring. You can add some purple or gray eye liner to play with the color, very flattering for green/hazel eyes.
Just keep in mind: use a primer underneath and apply with a dense brush to avoid pigmentation issues!
I first saw this colour on a Pixiwoo tutorial and knew I had to have it. After reading the other reviews about it having terrible pigmentation and a chalky consistency, I almost changed my mind. Personally, I find colour pay off is very, very good and the shadow is very silky. The only thing I would suggest is that if you have Satin Taupe, compare the two side by side before purchasing Shale - I have them both and they are really almost identical, especially if you have a smaller collection of eyeshadows like myself!