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REVIEW: MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow

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MAC Retrospeck - A Review

When I say the word Retrospeck, I get images of little specks of Gold flying around in bright sunlight... Yup! With my overactive imagination, it isn't very difficult to see where all this comes from... Tell me, tell me, what do you imagine when you say Retrospeck :)

My Take On MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow

MAC Retrospeck is a pale shimmery champagne shade with a lustre finish, which when applied as an all over lid color opens up my eye and makes me look like the wide-eyed, innocent nymphet that I secretly want to be... Ahaa! Talk about modesty! It is a gorgeous shade that makes you look all pretty and dolled up but stops short at making you look OTT with shimmer. Of course divas with darker skintones could find it a little too blingy when applied as a lid color. However, it would look gorgeously shimmery neutral for fair skinned and medium toned beauties.

I generally get away wearing it to office and it makes me feel all prima-donna-ish and pretty pretty... I totally love how it makes me feel and brings out the inner-diva in me :P I am so in a "modest" mode today, I tell ya!

It makes a stunning highlighter shade as well and is more forgiving that MAC Nylon. Nylon proves to be too stark for Indian skintones but Retrospeck is as if it has been made for warmer tones... When I compare Retrospeck with Ricepaper, it is safe to say that Retrospeck is a more shimmery cousin to Ricepaper...

Only Con Of MAC Retrospeck

Like all shimmery eye shadows MAC Retrospeck creases on me like crazy! Ok not so much, it stays on perfectly for about 5-6 hours and then the creasing starts :( I wish it was more oily-lids friendly but well we can only hope and wish...

MAC Retrospeck Swatches

MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow Swatches Review

MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow Swatches Review

MAC Retrospeck On The eyes

MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow Swatches Review

MAC Retrospeck Eyeshadow Swatches Review

Oooohhhss And Aaaahhhssss!!!
1. Gorgeous shade
2. Can be used both as a highlighter as well as overall lid color
3. Negligible fallout
4. Very soft and easily blendable
5. Doesn't cause any reactions
6. Part of the Permanent collection/
7. An extremely popular eye shadow and hence tutorials using this eye shadow are aplenty.

1. It creases on oily lids.

It costs INR 720/- for a refil and INR 900/- for a pan.

Oh you bet! The day I hit pan, I'll go and repurchase!

It is an extremely flattering shade for most of the Indian skintones and gives you that dewy, vulnerable look when applied over the lids. It's gorgeous and it's a must have!

Overall Rating:


  1. Lovely shade. looking pretty on your eyes!!

  2. Oh wow.... this is screaming my name!!! and it is really making you look wide eyed and fresh fresh.....
    this will work so well as a overall face highlighter too naa!!!

    When I think of retrospeck, It gives me images of star trek type ensemble.. LOL


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