MAC • Satin - Shale • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really wanted to love Shale. The colour is great, a very wearable cool-toned lilac purple, but it is one of the most difficult shadows to work with from MAC that I own.
It does not blend. Like, at all. It needs a *lot* of work with the 217 and a good transition colour like Wedge to make the crease look at all respectable. And I always need to reapply colour on the lid as it looks really patchy no matter how well I pat it on. Considering this is a Satin e/s it should really perform better than this. I do wear it, because the colour is very pretty, but I just don't like the effort that it requires for the payoff.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Shale is (unfortunately) one of theose eyeshadow shades that looks super pretty in the pot but doesn't look so good on the eyes. The colour is super pretty; a soft, medium plum with taupe undertones and a bit of shimmer to spice it up a bit. I thought it would be a great everyday colour as while the shade is in the purple family it's very subtle. Great idea to perk up brown eyes instead of boring brown neutrals right? Wrong. Sadly, Shale just doesn't work on me. The shadow applies very chalky on me and the purple tones in it faded away into a dull, gray mess as I blended it. It looked like a splotchy bruise on my eyelid and it flaked on me too. I wouldn't recommend this nor would I repurchase it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Green
I had such high hopes for this eye shadow, it looked like the perfect everyday purple I could use to enhance my green eyes.
I first applied this over UDPP and then later over bare study paint pot and could not get the color to show up. I read that some people had to scrape off the top layer of the shadow to get it to work, and two scrapings later still nothing! The color was lacking in pigment and when I could get some color payoff it would fade within the hour.
This was the first product I ever returned to MAC... I would not recomend this shadow to anyone!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I wish I could like this color but it just won't show up on me! for ref I'm NC42 and even with a light base under it's still very sheer. I have to really pack this on and the payoff is still so so. I love purples and or purple undertone eyeshadows but MAC just can't seem to get purples right in my opinion.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Shale is a wonderfully nice color but unfortunately it is not so highly pigmented. You have to take quite a lot for it to appear. The color is light purple and is ideal for those with green eyes. I do not regret buying it but will not buy it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Colour: greyish dark lavender. It smokes up the eye without it looking over-the-top (if used as an all over wash). I find it excentuates my eyeliner and makes my eyes look mysterious and sexy with little effort.
Great for everyday wear when wearing the right clothing. Excellent for evening sex appeal too lol...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, 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.