I love this colour - I love the paleness of the gold. I don't find the texture too much of a problem but I apply it on my lid with the Body Shop's flat blending brush and under my eye with their lipstick brush. I find they catch the particles much better than a loose shadow brush and I don't have much of a problem with unwanted shimmery cheeks. Super - I will be buying forever!
This is a sparkly beigey slightly goldish color. It is from the lustre collection so the the sparkles are bigger rather than finely grounded shimmers. I normall steer clear of the lustre as the texture is usually grainy and messy with poor color payoff in my experience with honesty but I am so glad that I gave retrospeck a try. Definitely shows up as a highlight. I used it over Vex the other day because vex didnt show up as much as I wanted it to. Sparkles migrate a bit but it is not a problem considering the color. Works great with ALL other colors. Definitely would buy again.
This is a beautiful, jazzed-up cool neutral shadow with lots of sparkle. Lustre formula, so glitter does tend to migrate, but the shade is gorgeous. The MAC website describes it as a "beached blonde", but it's a silvery goldish neutral. Looks great as a wash all over the lid, or as a highlighter. I've also used this on my cheekbones as a highlight. A must-have basic. I love this and will buy again once I run out.
I LOVE this eyeshadow. It's the perfect shimmery neutral. It was my first MAC product and it's amazing. It has sparked my passion for MAC!
Love this eyeshadow. For everyday I use it from eyelashes right up to the brow, blended well, for a nice natural look. With a more dramatic shadow color or dark smokey eyes, retrospeck is perfect for layering or highlighting. I don't think i'd go single day without using this shadow. I'd have to describe it as being a shimmery, neutral beige as opposed to the "gold" color other reviewers have labelled it as. I don't see any gold in it whatsoever. In fact it's somewhere between a silver and a gold... a shimmery beige. Anyways it is my skin tone... but much nicer and shimmery. The staying power is another big plus. I have never had a problem with the product creasing or disappearing on me. Will def repurchase when I run out.
This is the first color that I got from MAC and I was attracted to it right away when I was in the store. I just tried it on my hand and deceided to get it and try it out. I don't really like the texture of the shadow, too powdery and not silky. Although, I do like the color as I can wear it with pretty much anything. Im not sure if I will get another MAC shadow because of the powdery nature and no pigmented enough. There is no comparison with shu uemura, but too bad shu is not available in Canada, therefore I have to find an alternative.
I hope I won't be shot for being a dissenting voice here, but I hate this eyeshadow with a passion. The color itself is fine, but I despise the crumbly, gritty, sparkly texture. It isn't pleasant for me to work with and I don't like how the results look. I think there are better sparkly/glittery shadows out there. Biggest waste of $13 ever.
I read on a forum that this was one of the top 10 "Brights", however, I don't seem to find "bright" in this colour at all. It does have a nice natural look with lots of glitter though. Very natural and versatile. I pair this and shroom alot.
I love this MAC shadow, it's one of my favourites! I'm a NC25 in the winter and closer to a C3 in the summer, but all seasons of the year it looks awesome. It's the perfect shimmery gold. Worn lightly it's great for daytime and makes my eyes look so pretty and elegant. It can be applied heavier for a more glam look at night. I've always had problems finding eye makeup that works well against my yellow skintone and green eyes, but this one is perfect!
This is one of my everyday neutral look shadows and the first MAC shadow I've actually had to replace! It seems that MAC must have changed the formula slightly as my new Retrospeck seems to be a lot smoother and easier to use than the other one I had. Overall it's a gorgeous versatile neutral with just a little bit of glam-esque, and I will definitely be buying it again.. and again!