MAC • Shale Eyeshadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Green
The colour looks so beutiful in the pan. But for my green eyes and tanned skin it doesn`t work.......on my eyes it looks more of a bruise colur......won`t repurchase
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
this is a beautiful color if you have green eyes and red or dark blond hair. it was selected for me by a pro MAC artist. He nailed it.
You can wear it without liner during the day, and add a black line to the top lid at night (preferably a smudgy black pencil that can blend with the shadow.)
Also, it lasts a long time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Simply heavenly! The shade is a complex purply mauvy brown with a gorgeous sheen. It's well pigmented and easy to blend, without any fallout. One of the top neutrals in the permanent line, IMO. It's almost a dupe for Illegal Cargo, which is also one of my faves, but it's LE.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
At first I was reluctant to buy this eyeshadow because of the recent bad reviews, but I just decided to try it out for myself. And I have to say that I am glad I didn't listen to all the bad reviews.
Honestly, the whole "digging into the pan", is not even that of a huge deal. It just takes a little more pressing to get the color. Once you have done that, the eyeshadow will run across your lid like butter. It showed up just fine on my NC40 skintone. And this color does last longer than some of the other MAC eyeshadows I own. Its very crease proof on my oily eyelids. And why do others complains about layering? Most people layer their eyeshadows anyway to get more color payoff, so why is this one such a huge deal?
Anyway, this eyeshadow has a lovely lavender color with a grey undertone. If youre sick of wearing brown neutrals and want a different color that is still wearable, then try Shale. Shale is super versatile! You can use it all over the lid for a quick wash and blend the outer parts to make an instant smokey look with a black eyeliner. Or you could pair it up with a darker color on the crease with a purple or brown to make it more dramatic. Eversince I have bought this eyeshadow, I've been using it a lot. It's possibly becoming one of my favorite colors :) Again, some products work differently for different people. Try it out for yourself first before jumping into the bandwagon!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
dark plummy purply greyish taupe with crappy pigmentation. Love the color but I rly have to dig my brush in and pack it on. Too much work for me honestly. Mac's Hypnotizing was what I wanted shale to be. I find shale has brownish tones on my lids then hypnotizing. Although I still occasionally reach for this shadow because it is still a beautiful color, it's rare that I feel like dealing with the disappointing pigmentation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really tried to love this item. I tried it with def combos and just does not work for me. Looks like someone hit me in the eye. This is a purple/grayish color. I tried to pack it on to try to give it a more purple color just was not working for me. I was very disappointed in this color. Already listed in my swap list. :(
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I bought this for a neutral/pink tone and use it almost every day either with other pink/purple colors or with blues. My skintone has a lot of red undertones and this color looks lighter on me than it might on someone with fairer skin. Some days I use it as the darker crease color and other days I use it as my midtone lid color . . . it just depends on how dark I want to go. On me, it's fairly neutral and looks a bit more taupe than purple but it definately goes with other purple shadows (Shadowy Lady is one I've used).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I really love this color. It's a very wearable color that's not too bright or too purple. I like to pair it with Vex.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a shimmery medium dusty gray-purple. It looks good as a crease color, or as an all-over lid color and also as a smoky eye color. I wear it with black liquid liner and it looks awesome. The shadow is well pigmented, it lasts all day, it applies easily, and the color is lovely. Wouldn't change a thing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Hazel
I love this eyeshadow, the pigmentation is wonderful and application is very easy. I usually pair it with graphology on the crease. The color looks grayish purple on my fair skin, but it definitely does not look "too purple" as if it was bruised. I recommend checking this e/s first as it might not look that good on every skin tone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Hazel
If there's a dupe for this I don't want to know -- I bought it sight unseen after liking the effect on a Temptalia tutorial, and I'm so happy I did.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
When I first bought this color and got it home I was a little disappointed since upon initial inspection it was very close to another color I already had and disliked - Smashbox's Spellbound. However when I compared them side by side I found that Shale is actually a little bit darker and this completely saves it from turning into a muddled mess on my skin tone. When used over a base this keeps it's color remarkably true to how it appears in the pan with the gold showing up just enough to provide just a little bit of a highlight. The color sits perfectly on my eye lid and doesn't move around at all. Lovely.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This eye shadow makes me happy for some reason.
I actually need to repurchase Shale because I lost the quad it was in. I'm missing it dearly!
I bought it on my first trip to MAC, and it was the first color I absolutely fell in love with.
It makes me sad I don't have it anymore.
I always wanted to use it.
When I didn't feel inspired or didn't know how I wanted to do my eyes that day, I would start off with Shale.
I think it's sort of a neutral, earthy color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Such a unique colour! I can't imagine ever finding a dupe for this, I use it when I want a change from my usual gold/browns. If you only buy one eyeshadow from mac then I recommend this one because it's so different. I wear it alone or with shroom as a highlight.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's a hard shade to pull off, but I usually pair it with another colour in the same shade family. It looks great by itself also.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I dont know what i love more about this product, the way it glides on or the colour.
Its so understated & unexpected this colour & i find myself using it on days when i cant decide on what colour combo to use. I use it alone, with just a liner & it gets compliments. I use it together with purples or greys & it gets compliments. I think its rather overlook & sadly so. Its one of my fav fav fav e/shadows.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Love this color!! Perfect for me for everyday wear. Makes my green eyes pop. I usually pair it with Studio Gear Camisole Satin & MAC Vanilla.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I don't know why I waited so long to pick this gem up. I love purple shadow with my blue eyes and Shale does not disappoint. On my fair skin it is a light greyish-purple. It doesn't make my eyes look bruised, which some purples can do, so another reason for me to love it. It'll take me forever to use it all up, but when I do I will certainly repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Green
I like this shade. Reminds me of Satin Taupe but with much more purple undertones. This brings out my green eyes. I like it with Nocturnelle or Shadowly Lady.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a gorgeous, soft eyeshadow. As the reviewer below said, it is unique but still muted enough to be used as a neutral. I got it to wear everyday instead of a brown color. Love it and the formula is great.