Another shadow I had to return after purchasing. This shadow is gorgeous in the pan, and I was so excited when I purchased it because on my hand it looked amazing (swatched with a q-tip). I have been searching for a goldish color that is NOT yellow and when I found Retrospeck I thought my search was over for good ... WRONG! This color had absolutely no color payoff whatsoever on me. The application was terrible -- nothing but glitter showed up on my lids (and face). The chunkiness of this product made me look like I had scales on my eyelids. I tried everything to make this work -- to no avail. If MAC can make this color in a NON LUSTRE finish I would jump all over it. However, being that it is a lustre, I would never repurchase this in the future (or any lustre for that matter).
I took a gamble on this e/s because the sa said it would look fantastic on me, and she was right, however I could not get the same color that she applied when I got home. I am NC 20-25ish blond blue eyed. This appears as a mutted gold, with a little bit if shimmer. For some reason, I could not get this to apply. I swipped, and swipped, even used my finger. Still couldn't get it to apply. The surface was rock hard. I eventually scratched the surface and broke it up a bit. Once I did that, the color is beautiful. Just enough gold for me.
I more into neutrals and the occasional smokey-eye. This is just enough color to really add a touch of shimmer. I have played around with it with other various colors and have fallen in love.
I said I wouldn't buy this again, but if I do ever run out I might consider it.
Goldish beige, slightly glittery. Very buildable. I think the name is quite fitting... paired with black liner and red lips, it's a real pin-up color. I haven't had any fallout like other users. Thanks to MAC for the flip-top lid.
All glitter and no color makes me a dull girl.
I loved this color in the pot. I thought I had found my absolute perfect golden/champagne highlighter but I was dead wrong. Looked like a bunch of glitter, major fallout, and no color payoff. Sadly disappointed.
excellent light-golden eyeshadow that is on the lustre side. looks great with bronze or golden looks. pigmentation is fine and unlike previews reviewers i havent noticed any considerable fallouts. i love it combined with gel lipstick
great nude colour with some sparkle. good colour payoff - seems to last for ages on top of paint pot
Retrospeck is a light beige with silver shimmer in the Lustre formula. It is not very pigmented and tends to be a bit gritty. I also find that the shimmer is on the large side so you can clearly see the base shade with silver shimmer when swatched, rather than a smooth metallic finish.
Overall, I found that this didn't show up on me as a base shade or all over wash, even after I layered it heavily over UDPP. The most I got was a little shimmer. I'm a NW20 and prefer Naked Lunch and Jest as all over lid shades as they are smoother texture wise and look more glowy. As a browbone highlighter, I prefer less glittery and smoother shades such as Brule.
Packaging is the typical MAC packaging if you buy this in a pot - flip top in black plastic with a clear centre so you can see the colour. Mine was in a pan and was stored in my 15 pan palette.
Overall, I would recommend this only if you are very, very pale or if you like very natural no-makeup looks.
This is a decent highlight color, but I much prefer Grand Entrance or Shroom for the color payoff. I don't think I would repurchase this, because there are so many other highlights that do a better job. I just can't stand lustre shadows!
I used to love this shadow but it broke into a million pieces and I havent bothered to repurchase it yet. I borrow my sisters whenever I'm at her house I rummage through her MAC. Its so lovely as a lid color or highlight. It's a Lustre finish shadow so there is lots of glittery fallout.