MAC • Shale Eyeshadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||78%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Blue
This color goes on as a beautiful charcoal plum in my opinion. I wear this mostly in the crease and outer corner and am always impressed by how good it looks. I also have worn this all over the lid in a darker smokey eye (gorgeous as well!) I would recommend this color to anyone because its such a pretty color but is also buildable and can be worn may different ways!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an ok product. I love the colour in the pan, but it is not very pigmented so requires a lot of layering to get the desired look. This left me disatisfied...if I buy a colour, I want it to look on my eye what it does in the pan. Not the best eyeshadow from MAC im afraid. Only good if you can be bothered building or prefer a sheer colour
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love this soft greyish purple. It looks so pretty done as a light smoky eye. It makes my brown eyes pop. I would highly recommend this!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I was a bit hesitant at first to try this color because I was buying Satin Taupe at the same time. Also, I'm very sensitive to purple eye shadows that aren't mineral. I think it has something to do with red dyes. However, I decided to go for it and I'm glad I did. I've been wearing it all day with no reaction. There was no way I could choose between the two, so I just had to get both! Also, even though I'm fairly pale, the color did not look bruised at all on me. It was lovely. While Shale and Satin Taupe are similar, you can definitely see the differences right away. Shale is lavender/grey/taupe. Satin Taupe is grey/brown/taupe. Both can be worn when you want to do a grey look whether smoky or not. Today I wore Shale on the lid with a tiny bit of Swiss Chocolate in the crease. Paired with black eyeliner, the result was a beautiful almost smoky look. The finish is satin, and not metallic or shimmer which is perfect for me. It is a soft medium velvety grey. On me, Shale looks more grey and I absolutely love this color. I can't wait to pair it with Satin Taupe in the crease!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This eyeshadow is beautiful. But yes it is not one of the most pigmented mac eyeshadows out there, you have to build up the color. But is its a very pretty color. Great for everyday looks.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I agree with a previous comment that the pay off on this was not what I expected. The color in the pan is not what comes across on your lids and I use both UDPP and MAC's paint pot in painterly to get my lids very color corrected so that e/s show up as the color in the pan. This one would appeal to a woman who wants a very very sheer purple or someone who wants to use fix+ with it or work hard at build up. Even then, I don't find it to be what I expected. I now apply it above my crease shade to fade it out into a white under my eyebrow. That works with browns, blues and other purples. Just don't think I would by this for myself again. Of course I will never run out of this one anyway ... my advice to those attracted to it is to swatch it or even have the SA apply it for you.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is such a great lavender greyish taupey color. I like to pair this with sketch or satin taupe in the crease, lots of mascara and eyeliner and you have a perfect smokey eye. For a less dramatic look I wear Shale with eyeliner for work. It doesn't give me that I look like I got punched in the eye look. Love this color! I'm an NC37 for reference.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is a beautiful lavender/Grey colour, and one of my first purchases. I use Jest all over the lid, and shale in the outer eye. You can sweep a bit over and have a real subtle looking eye for day- or carry on building and have a super smoky look. This colour really works well against my eyes. I love wearing this with Penultimate liner, and underage on the lips, or Creme cup.
I would repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Green
I really love this eyeshadow. As a pale redhead with green eyes, purples tend to suit me, but a lot of them are a bit too bright for everyday work wear. Shale gives a hint of colour, enough to bring out my eyes, but it's subtle and muted. I wore this to work today with Pincurl on the inner and centre lid, Shale on the outer lid/crease, Phloof to highlight and a touch of Shadowy Lady to darken the crease/outer V. It was subtle enough for the office but a bit different from just plain neutrals. I find Shale to have a lovely smooth texture and very decent colour payoff. If I ran out I would definitely repurchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I had heard good things about Shale in the past via YT and MUA but never pulled the trigger. But I am so happy I finally gave in. I always am drawn to those taupey purple grey colors...I like to think that this is almost Metro Chic in eyeshadow form. I use my 217 to pack this on so that you can definitely see the color. Then I tightline with black eyeliner and bam. A subtle smokey-ish look that's easy and looks great.
Edit: I have also recently discovered using this as a crease color. It gives great definition with just a subtle bit of color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am very fair and cool toned with light brown eyes& hair and this eyeshadow looks amazing, in its own subtle way. If you find that the "neutrals" browns don't look that good on you definitely give this a try. It works really nice with smut on the outer corner.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous grayed purple color with pink shimmer and sheen.
I am such a big fan of these colors. I own illegal cargo-lighter and more silver. smudged violet-much more complex and grayer.
If you blend it too much, it might look like you get punched. I never had that problem myself. I guess try to keep the color concentrated near the lashline and don't blend it out too far!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've encountered the same problem a lot of other reviewers are: pretty in the pan but not on my eyes. I was drawn to this color every time I looked at the eyeshadow rack but didn't immediately buy it. When I finally did, I didn't try it on myself other than a swatch on the hand. (When will I ever learn?) It gives my eye a bruised look, which isn't cute. Returning it for something else. (For reference: NC20-25, black/brown hair, dark brown eyes)
Gave it a two for the quality and price
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a good, subtle purple.
I like to just dust it on with my 224 brush.
I like it!
I think it would repurchase but I have had it forever so I dont know if I will need to!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This is a very pretty color, but to me all MAC eyeshadows look better in the pan. My eyes were made for eyeshadow and this just looks ok on me. I really feel like it does not show up the same color on my lids. Some drugstore eyeshadows have the same consistency as MAC. I'm probably in the minority, but MAC is not that great. Plus I get weird/poor service at the stores and I've been to three.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a perfect lavendar/purple ES. It is smooth and buttery and the color is perfect for most eyes: blues, greens, browns and hazels will absolutely pop with this color.
This is a must have ES from MAC.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
The cooler-toned, kinda-warm-lavender-grey cousin to Satin Taupe. Same finish, same amazing blendability.
I'm an NW15, I wear this daily... warm neutral eye makeup makes me look sick, but this is perfect! Total staple for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Shale, as has been stated by MANY reviews, is a lavender/gray color with a bit of silvery shimmer. I believe its a satin finish, and I've found it to be pretty easily blended. This color is super nice because its got enough of the lavender color so it's not really a traditional "neutral" but it's light and has enough grey in it so that it's pretty non-offensive for going to class, work, etc. I haven't experienced too much of that annoying fallout that tends to happen with shimmery shadows, but I think I tend to have that issue more with lustre finishes anyway. I WOULD repurchase this again if I had to, but I doubt I'll run out anytime soon!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Shale is a lavender/grey neutral colour on me (NC44). Not a 'must have' but a pretty colour. I use it kinda often as I like purples.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Okay so Shale, Satin Taupe and Sable are all the same taupe based shadow's IMO but obviously with diffrent tones, and I love 'em all! The formula is my favorite very silky and smooth to apply. Shale has more purple/grey tones, Satin Taupe has cool light brown/grey tones and Sable has plummy/gold tones. I think everyone should own all three!!