MAC x Aaliyah Age Ain’t Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Age Ain’t Nothing

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette ($32.00 for 0.19 oz.) is a new, limited edition neutral palette that releases June 20th online. Five of the nine shades have been released before (across various palettes/collections), but I personally felt that the formulation behind the eyeshadows (in general) was different than MAC’s typical formula–it was much more like the formula used in the recent Patrick Starrr collections, so softer, more velvety mattes and creamier, more silicone-heavy shimmers. The palette was a mixed bag–it’s workable, but it’s not stellar–and it’d really only be practical for someone who uses primers and doesn’t mind fingertips/adhesive base/dampening a brush to get the most out of the shimmers (and the least fallout).

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Age Ain’t Nothing

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Age Ain’t Nothing

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7.5
Product

8.5
Pigmentation

8
Texture

7.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

80%
Total

Lovesmoke

Lovesmoke is a bright silver with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was easy to use and build up on the lid. The texture did not feel quite as creamy or as dense as most Veluxe Pearls, though. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

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Too Faced String of Lights (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar).NARS Flowers 3 #1 (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, brighter (95% similar).Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is brighter (95% similar).MAC A Waft of Grey #2 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).MAC In the Meadow #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar).MAC White as Snow (LE, $32.50) is brighter (90% similar).bareMinerals Silver Dollar (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar).Natasha Denona Chromatic (04M) (P, $29.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar).Sephora Silver Coin (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).MAC Electric Illumination (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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Lovesmoke

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Product

8.5
Pigmentation

8
Texture

8
Longevity

5
Application

83%
Total

Magic Moor

Magic Moor is a purplish-brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had rich color coverage in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The eyeshadow was soft, blendable, and easy to work with. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading slightly.

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LORAC Deep Purple (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).MAC Black Slip (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar).Too Faced Better Together (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar).MAC 2x Dare #5 (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Rapture (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar).Urban Decay Darkside (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).MAC Dynamic Duo 3 #1 (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar).Tarte Lavender Bubble Bath (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).MAC Stolen Moment (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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Magic Moor

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9.5
Product

10
Pigmentation

9.5
Texture

8.5
Longevity

5
Application

94%
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Care 4 You

Care 4 You is a medium plum with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation, but it is a Lustre finish, which is the brand’s sheer (and more glittery) finish. The texture was slightly creamy, but it seemed to be less finely-milled so it looked a little dry when initially applied. I was able to press it into the skin, and after a few minutes, it seemed to “melt” and look just fine (no dryness). It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before creasing.

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City Color U Jelly? (P, $6.99) is brighter (95% similar).Huda Beauty Gemstone #4 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar).Buxom Wild Nights (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).MAC Plum Dressing (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Serenade (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).Make Up For Ever ME840 Pink Chrome (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar).MAC Stylishly Merry (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #12 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Exo (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #13 (P, ) is darker (85% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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Care 4 You

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Care 4 You

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8.5
Product

7.5
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

8
Longevity

4.5
Application

82%
Total

Creative Copper

Creative Copper is a light-medium gold with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was more softly pressed in the pan, and it was a shade that I’d recommend using with a dampened brush or with a flat brush and pressing/pushing motions to minimize fallout and improve adhesion of the larger sparkles, though the base itself applied fine without having to make any adjustments. It had opaque pigmentation, but it’s supposed to be a Lustre finish, which is a sheerer formula. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

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Too Faced Honey Honey (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).bareMinerals Louder (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar).Natasha Denona Atria (107M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Urban Decay Limelight (LE, $19.00) is more muted, cooler (95% similar).MAC Up the Ante (LE, $16.50) is more shimmery (95% similar).theBalm Manic Maribel (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).MAC Brownluxe #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Viseart Petit Pro #6 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).MAC Exquisite Ego #2 (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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Product

7.5
Pigmentation

8
Texture

8
Longevity

4.5
Application

80%
Total

That Somebody

That Somebody is a soft brown with warm, golden undertones and a mostly matte finish. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, and it definitely built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The consistency was smooth and velvety without being too powdery, so it had a softness that enabled blending but didn’t have fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours on me.

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Chanel Candeur et Experience #2 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar).Kevyn Aucoin Camel (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).LORAC Undeniable (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar).LORAC Burlap (LE, $19.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar).MAC Bling Mistress (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Make Up For Ever M647 Speculoos (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).Kat Von D Sage (Base) (P, ) is brighter (85% similar).Sephora Camel (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).Too Faced Chihuahua (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar).Sephora Khaki (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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That Somebody

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Product

9
Pigmentation

10
Texture

8.5
Longevity

5
Application

92%
Total

Princess of Soul

Princess of Soul is a muted, medium-dark dirty brown with olive undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that was buildable to opaque coverage using two layers. The texture was soft, velvety, and very finely-milled, which made blending very easy to do. It wore well for eight hours before fading slightly on me.

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theBalm Sultry (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar).MAC Charcoal Brown (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).Too Faced Faux Fur Only (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar).MAC Aromatic (P, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar).Tarte Hot Stone Massage (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).Buxom Big Spender (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar).Makeup Geek Creased (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar).Urban Decay Dare (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).Giorgio Armani Taupe Smoke (19) (P, $39.00) is warmer (95% similar).Kat Von D Fawn (Contour) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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Princess of Soul

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Princess of Soul

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Product

9
Pigmentation

10
Texture

8.5
Longevity

5
Application

92%
Total

Deception

Deception is a mediu, bronzy taupe with a glittering finish. The consistency was very loosely pressed in the pan and had a drier texture; though it held its form in the pan, when swatched, it was like there was nothing to bind the product together. This shade has been released in the past, and it was far better than the version in this palette, which amounted to little more than loose sand. There was no wear time as nothing adhered without using a tacky base and packing it on (and then it was merely mediocre instead of an abysmal failure).

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LORAC Pewter (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Disney by Sephora Chateau (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).Tarte Ring-a-ling (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Urban Decay Horizon (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Zoeva Outline (P, ) is lighter (90% similar).Tarte Steel the Scene (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Sephora Moon (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar).MAC Damson (LE, $21.00) (100% similar).Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).MAC Morning Frost (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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Deception

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1.5
Pigmentation

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Texture

0
Longevity

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Application

3%
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Gingersnap

Gingersnap is a soft, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy texture that spread and blended out well on my lid. The only downside was that I have found that the newer shimmer formula that seems to be more silicone-based fades/creases faster on me than MAC’s typical eyeshadow formula. The color stayed on well for seven and a half hours.

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MAC Sexy Eyes (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar).Smashbox Siesta (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).Anastasia Rose Gold (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Strut ‘n Slay (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Disney by Sephora Trust Me (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar).Makeup Geek Roulette (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar).Anastasia Intense Gaze (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Pitter Patter (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Colour Pop BPM (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Arrow (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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8.5
Product

10
Pigmentation

9
Texture

8
Longevity

5
Application

90%
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Dance in the Dark

Dance in the Dark is a deep, purplish brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied fairly well and blended out with moderate effort. The texture was firmer and stiffer in the pan compared to the other mattes in the palette, but it was significantly easier to work with than most other versions I’ve tried of this shade. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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Tarte Smokeshow (P, ) is cooler (95% similar).Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE, ) (95% similar).NARS Bali (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar).Tarte Dim the Lights (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).Hourglass Infinity #5 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar).Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar).Zoeva Beans are White (P, ) is lighter (95% similar).Burberry Graphite (No. 28) (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar).Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, ) (100% similar).Guerlain Calligraphy #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).More dupes — click to see the full list!

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Dance in the Dark

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Dance in the Dark

B+

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Product

10
Pigmentation

8
Texture

8.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

87%
Total

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Palette | Look Details

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Palette | Look Details

MAC Lovesmoke Eyeshadow

MAC Lovesmoke Eyeshadow

MAC Magic Moor Eyeshadow

MAC Magic Moor Eyeshadow

MAC Care 4 You Eyeshadow

MAC Care 4 You Eyeshadow

MAC Creative Copper Eyeshadow

MAC Creative Copper Eyeshadow

MAC That Somebody Eyeshadow

MAC That Somebody Eyeshadow

MAC Princess of Soul Eyeshadow

MAC Princess of Soul Eyeshadow

MAC Deception Eyeshadow

MAC Deception Eyeshadow

MAC Gingersnap Eyeshadow

MAC Gingersnap Eyeshadow

MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow

MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Eyeshadow x 9 Palette

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Palette | Look Details

MAC Age Ain’t Nothing Palette | Look Details

MAC Lovesmoke Eyeshadow

MAC Lovesmoke Eyeshadow

MAC Magic Moor Eyeshadow

MAC Magic Moor Eyeshadow

MAC Care 4 You Eyeshadow

MAC Care 4 You Eyeshadow

MAC Creative Copper Eyeshadow

MAC Creative Copper Eyeshadow

MAC That Somebody Eyeshadow

MAC That Somebody Eyeshadow

MAC Princess of Soul Eyeshadow

MAC Princess of Soul Eyeshadow

MAC Deception Eyeshadow

MAC Deception Eyeshadow

MAC Gingersnap Eyeshadow

MAC Gingersnap Eyeshadow

MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow

MAC Dance in the Dark Eyeshadow

 

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