MAC • Arctic Grey • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
This color is extremely pretty and promising in the pan, and I really wanted to like it..
I am very fair so it's not that hard for an eyeshadow to show up on me, but regardless of the way I apply this, on different bases, with different brushes, layered, wet.. I can always see my lidcolor through.
Maybe that would be ok with a brown or very nude color, but here it just looks dirty and ugly.
The slightly warmed grey would be an ideal shade for me and I don't even mind the chunkier texture of lustres in general but I couldn't manage one single look with Arctic Grey that didn't look unflattering.
This is definitely the worst lustre I own, I could get an equal quality eyeshadow at the drugstore anytime for a small fraction of the cost. Sadly for me this was a total waste of money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Arctic Grey looks incredibly promising in the pot .. a shimmery light grey/silver with stunning shimmer. However given that it's a lustre, the texture and pigmentation on this beauty is lacking, thus the lower rating. I generally loathe using shadows wet to "foil" them, because it dramatically changes the texture in ways I don't like. Used as is .. this shadow just lacks the wow factor I look for since the color payoff on this isn't the best. I don't hate this shadow, but I certainly can't say that I'm in love with it .. and it doesn't rank high enough in my stash to warrant repurchasing, I'm not sure if it even warrants continuing to own. I'm going to try it a couple more times .. but this one looks more likely to end up on my swap list than to stay in my stash :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is one of the better textured lustres. It reminds me a lot of a cooler version of Retrospeck, a great base colour and works well with matte colours. The colour is beautiful, a nice cool grey unlike any in the MAC range.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Green
MAC lustre shadows are generally hit or miss..Mostly miss and this shadow sadly wasn't an exception. It could have been such a fabulous shadow if not for the formulation. The color really is gorgeous..It's a light-medium grey ,and with the lustre formula it had a silver sheen to it..I agree with another reviewer who said that there was a slight taupey cast in the right light, but no matter what I did, I couldn't get this to apply nicely or smoothly. I tried various bases..Even my UDPP didn't help..I even hoped no base would work..I tried applying both dry and wet but the shadow's texture made it pill up and cause fall out both ways.If MAC would redo this in Veluxe Pearl, I'd be on it like white on rice. Otherwise, it's a complete waste
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Great grey luster, but like no other luster:) Looks great paired with Silver ring and Bronze.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
The color has been described great by the previous reviewers. I just thought I would add that I also am not a fan (to say the least) of the lustre formula but don't let that deter you from trying Artic Grey! This is definitely one of the better lustres I've owned. It does contain shimmer but there's not fallout, and it doesn't take a ton of applications to get decent color. In fact it doesn't take any of the extra effort I've become accustomed to having to use with lustres. And the color is gorgeous! Even if you're usually put off by the formula at least give Artic Grey a try - you may be pleasantly surprised.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I adore Arctic Grey! This is a perfect lid color for me (NW20,brown hair, hazel eyes) with a darker, taupey color (or a grey color) in the crease. This looks better than most silvers on me, but I would say that AG is not really a pure silver, but a light-taupe silver. It has some sparkle because it is a Lustre formula (which I usually don't like), but it is not OTT at all. This also makes a good inner corner highlight color. Too bad it was LE, becuz I could see myself buying this one again...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been looking for the perfect grey eyeshadow for the last little while, and may have found a contender.
AG is not, thank god, chalky. It doesn't have a white, shimmery cast over it that just makes it look like dried primer over lids. It doesn't have any blue-ish overtones, a la Knight Divine that I thought would meet my need for a grey eyeshadow.
AG is perfect for everyday. It looks great over the entire lid with KD on the center, and Black Tied along the lashline. It looks even better with some Stila Cloud along the crease, Dame Edna for MAC Fineshine [in the Wisteria pallette] along the brow-bone and inner corners, and black liner for a more night time look. It is fantastic as a base for smoky eyes.
The colour payoff isn't as good as Stila's Cloud. Cloud isn't even that in your face, but AG is even less so. On the plus side, despite being a Lustre, it doesn't take multiple coats of AG to actually see the pot colour on your lids - it just isn't a noticable colour. Nor is there much fallout. But both Cloud & AG have taupe/champagne undertones on my skin [N3, pale/fair, warm], so if you aren't a fan of MAC eyeshadows, you may want to try Cloud. All in all, though, AG is a great shadow, and if it weren't limited edition, it'd probably be a permanent addition to my collection.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Other
I, like other MAC fiends, was super stoked about the Chill collection coming out. I have always wanted a shimmery, silver eye shadow and the only thing I have is Silver Fog pigment and I don't always have the best of luck with pigments.
I didn't realize this was a lustre shadow until I got my order and I normally HATE lustres. I've had the worst luck with lustres such as Gleam, Honeylust and Mythology, to name a few. Mostly because of the fallout and how it takes forever to achieve the color in the pan on your lids.
However, with Artic Grey, this shadow is a winner. I wore this over Silver Ring on Christmas Day with Satin Taupe in the crease and outer V and it looked great. This shadow blends well and even though it took a couple of swipes on my lids to get the color I wanted, it really is gorgeous and worth having.
A true, shimmery/sparkly silver without the blue.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'd been waiting eagerly for Arctic Grey since I found out it was coming out, which was in summer 2008.
It was worth the wait!
Arctic Grey is lighter than I'd expected; in the pan it looks like a pressed powder version of Silver Fog pigment. Since MAC describes Arctic Grey as "mid-tone," I'd expected something of about the same depth as Clue, but Arctic Grey is considerably lighter than that. Arctic Grey, at least on me, is not a "cold" gray color. It might even have a barely discernible taupe cast in some lights.
It's a great true no-blue-tones gray lid shade! It's a Lustre, and could be a bit more pigmented, and it has quite a bit of shimmer.
Today I used Arctic Grey from lashes to brows, with a deep gray in the creases, and the aforementioned Silver Fog to highlight inner corners and browbones, with black liner and mascara. I added bright red lips, and it was a great classic look.
I can imagine using Arctic Grey a lot, and I hope I can stay true to my recent resolution to quit buying backups. If I hadn't given up backups, I'd buy Arctic Grey again GLADLY!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a great silver eyeshadow somewhat similar to Electra. It isn't as metallic and I don't see the blueish tone that Electra has. Arctic Grey is more of a pure silver. It has tiny glitter particles suspended throughout the eyeshadow. Arctic Grey applies nicely and looks very pretty on. It appears as a light-medium silver on NW20 skin. Besides Mont Back, this is my favorite shadow from the Chill Collection.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is much deeper in the pot than on initial application. It looks a lot like Silver Ring at first, but has some browner tones in I think. I got it 2 days ago, and today was the first time I tried it. It's a Sunday and I'm not going anywhere so I didn't do anything special. I just used it as a wash from lashline to brow and added mascara.The overall effect is an icy, luminous grey shimmer. Very pretty. I plan to try it with other shades, I think it would work well with everything from Carbon to Chocolate Brown pigment.The Lustre texture is lovely, soft, blendable, buildable. The pigmentation isn't quite what I expected, but it is a "chill" effect on my NW20 skin.Would repurchase, as it is a very versatile base or wash.