MAC • Satin - Shale • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I don't use this color very often but it is probably one of my favorite purples. It has grayish undertones on me, and looks subtle on me. It blends very well, and is buildable.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Shale is such a pretty taupe. I do have to work a little harder to get the color payoff that I want but this is a really pretty shade.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Grey
I don't understand why so many say this shadow lacks pigment- I found it to be pigment-rich (maybe it's been reformulated?) In any case, it applied densely enough over my powdered lids, which many powdered eyeshadows won't. I haven't tried Shale with a lid primer yet, though I'm sure the results will be even better, as that's the case with most powdered e/s. The shade is nice- not too warm or too cool. It is a truly "muted" shade, which is the only type I'll wear (that leaves me little choice in the MAC e/s dept). This is truly one of MAC's best e/s shades.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Like others have said, this is a complex dusky mauve-y eyeshadow. I've always been attracted to mauve pearls and similar colors and always try to find them in makeup. I don't know why it took so long for me to find it, to be honest. It has a slightly "Victorian" hue about it, not too gothic but dramatic enough.
It is similar to Blackberry, and if you don't like too much red, this is a good close dupe w/o the red tone.
I pair Shale with Blackberry as crease shadow and I like it alot, followed with Engraved black eye pencil. I prime my lids with Smashbox followed with the Benefit eyes compact. I've always struggled to apply dark colors without it looking like a blob of dark grey, and the colors I use are easy to blend. I also use Purple Haze to give the center of my lids (near lashes) a pop. This is a stormy color and you can definitely make it dramatic.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is my most beloved e/s. I love it so much. It complements my skin tone (NW20). If you have cool undertones, you should really give it a try. You have to use a dark base to make it show .
-NYX jumbo pencil in Purple Velvet or Black Bean on lid, Shale on top of it, Print or Quarry or Sketch on the crease. (my personal fave.)
-Vanilla as a wash, Shadowy lady on lid and crease, Shale on top of lid over Shadowy Lady. (very easy, very sexy smokey look)
-Quarry on lid and crease, Shale on top of lid over Quarry.
- Sable on lid, Shale on top of it ( it takes away Sable's brown tones, makes it more wearable for cool skins)
-Star Violet on whole lid, Shale on outer half of the lid, Carbon or Beauty Marked or Shadowy Lady on crease
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I'm really glad I read the reviews here. I was sure I got a bad shadow – I had NO payoff what so ever. But I tried scraping off the top layer as recommended by a few of you (I used sand paper) and it worked!
I tried the same trick with a few other shadows which had little payoff and it improved them all.
Nevertheless, I still wouldn't buy it again. In the end of the day, it just looks like a pale boring gray on the eye.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a pale silvery lilac colour. This colour is nothing special and I'd say fairly dupable. It's also the most powdery of all my MAC shadows and not heavily pigmented.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
EDIT: I was originally disappointed with this shade because I was getting zero color payoff no matter what method of application I used (Original rating = 1). But I ended up buffing off the top layer of the eyeshadow (very, very lightly with an emery board) and it's since been working very well. I've had this same problem with two other MAC shadows--Copperplate and Warming Trend--so I don't know exactly what happened to them, but it's luckily an easy fix. Now I'm happier with this eyeshadow. It's a very lovely soft smoked mauve, but it's still quite sheer unless it's built up. But it's still great to blend out a nice daytime smokey eye, and especially pretty when paired with grays and purples. I may repurchase this because the color is fairly nice, but the quality could certainly be better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
This es goes on very sheer, and on my NC30 skin, it takes a lot to show up. I really do like the color, and it works great for blending as well. It is good for blendling between purples, blues, plums and even browns. It can also be worn alone, for a soft violet look. U will need a very good primer and base for the color to show. I am only giving this 3 lippies as the pigmentation could really be better.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I wish I could love Shale, but I don't. I have heard about this color for ages so I had to get it. It's really sheer, you have to pack it on to get it to show up. I checked my makeup after I got to work this morning and it was nothing special. I had to touch it up with the purple from my beloved and now discontinued Wet n Wild Paradise Cove palette. Sad when I like a Wet n Wild shadow better than MAC.
I also thought it was kind of hard to blend this out.
I will try it again tomorrow. If I still don't like it it's going back to Nordstrom.