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on 4/25/2011 12:53:00 AM
More reviews by beesknees
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I bought this eyeshadow a while ago as I was looking for a cool-coloured Gold and this seemed the closest to what I was after. It's an ok colour but it's not very pigmented, which means there's not much colour pay-off on the lid, even after packing it on. It's not very smooth or buttery and I find it a bit chalky. I'll keep searching for a better gold - both colour and texture wise.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/13/2011 10:25:00 AM
More reviews by erinesinger
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This eyeshadow has been my favorite for years. It's not only my favorite, but my sister's too! It would travel back and forth between our make-up bags (get stolen!) every time we visited each other! It's perfect alone as a subtle eye brightener or a great highlighter shade with darker shadows! I highly recommend this shadow and it will always be in my makeup bag!
on 3/4/2011 10:03:00 PM
More reviews by shmester
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Gorgeous! This eyeshadow is great for layering over bases. It makes your eyelid very glow-y, and really brightens up the eye area. I love this, because it's basically exactly like a glitter, but it's pressed! It is as sheer as a glitter shadow, but it's not NEARLY as messy as using loose glitter. I love this, and use it daily!
on 2/25/2011 2:06:00 PM
More reviews by cherylf
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I really enjoy this eyeshadow. I have hit pan, and will most certainly buy more when I run out. I have not experienced fallout with it, and I think the shimmer is perfect; not chunky or too glittery at all.
on 2/23/2011 7:07:00 PM
More reviews by mycutemakeup
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
the product is ok, i agree with the other girl that the color is too sheer in color and i found it fades a bit to easily. I've only used it twice so far, so maybe i'll give a better review (or worse) once i've used it up.
on 2/23/2011 6:37:00 PM
More reviews by malston81
Skin: Normal, Dark, Warm
Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium
Beautiful color! It was a toss up between this color & ricepaper (which I know is another popular color esp in the brow bone area) but I decided to go with this one, it looked better to me. When I tried it out I did a glittery gold look using Retrospeck on the lid to brow bone, saddle in the crease, handwritten on the outer corner & reflects gold on the lid with show orchid on the lips & I must say it turned out amazing!!!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 2/12/2011 3:02:00 PM
More reviews by NAK4beauty
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I really like this color. It has become an everyday lid color for me. It can be kind of a pain, being a lustre, but I don't get any fallout from this. It looks absolutely beautiful over bare study paint pot. If you're willing to work with it a little and pack on a little extra eyeshadow, it's totally worth it. It's really a nice color!
on 1/20/2011 6:36:00 AM
More reviews by irenesa
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I don't like it... I got the caviar dreams quad, from the cham pale collection, but now I regret buying it! :S I din't like this ES.This is a VERY sheer shade.. so much glitter! No color in it, a lot of fall out!.. makes me look weird.. I don't know.. maybe I have to use it with a darker base underneath it.Reference: mac nc20
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 1/11/2011 1:38:00 AM
More reviews by alyssabombshell
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
LOVE this color! :) I have blue eyes and fair skin, and I'm always looking for a color that will make my eyes pop but won't look too drastic. This is perfection. This shimmery gold really makes my eyes look bright blue. I use it on my inner corner and lid over "vintage selection" or "painterly" paint pots, and it looks great. You really won't get a great application if you don't use a paint pot or base. Simply beautiful.
on 1/8/2011 8:55:00 AM
More reviews by mariella99
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
Retrospeck is one of the MAC shadows I've considered buying for ages now but I never ended up getting it - there was always something I wanted or liked more. I recently got this in the Caviar Dreams Quad, which represented really good value, price-wise.I'm pretty much on the fence about Retrospeck, however. It's quite nice applied as a lid colour and I didn't have any fallout but as soon as I tried to bring the shadow into my inner corner/tear duct area, that is when it started to show a rough, harsh, almost scaly texture which is weird since on my lids (which are certain less smooth than the area beside my nose, where I was trying to bring some "light") it looked very nice indeed.I haven't tried this as a highlight colour yet....just on my lids with Wedge blended into the crease. I've worn it to work this way and it has looked nice and quite subtle. And I've had no fall-out, something I was concerned about. But I don't think I'd repurchase this as I feel I've got other light, "brightening" shadows that work much better for me. And I can't see myself using this one up any time soon, though I will certainly continue to use it. So, all in all, it's pretty good, applies without fall-out, but it's not great.
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