MAC Mineralize Quad in 'Great Beyond' | Review

Tuesday, 17 March 2015




Hello Beauties! I hope you're all having a great week! For the last couple of months I've been on the hunt for the perfect lilac/purple eyeshadow quad with little or no luck. Ever since I borrowed my Mum's Dior quad in 'Petal Shine' aka the most prettiest purple palette ever, I've wanted one in a similar shade myself. I even went to the Dior counter, fully prepared to spend the better part of £50 to get my hands on the shades, however Petal Shine was limited edition and is no longer sold, the lady at the counter did suggest 'Femme Fleur' to me but the shades were a little bit more pink toned than I wanted, as I knew I wanted a purpley brown shadow in the quad. Then, when I was browsing the MAC counter one day, I came across the Mineralise Quads and 'Great Beyond' which was exactly what I'd been looking for. 

This little (emphasis on the word little) quad is part of MAC's mineralize line which I'm quite a fan of, their single mineralise eyeshadows are just beautiful, but I never knew that they did quads and after discovering this fact I now have about 3 of them on my list. It comes packaged in the new look packaging for the mineralise range, which I'm definitely a fan of. When they first changed the packaging I hated it, but now I've had a chance to get used to it I really like how sleek and professional it looks. 

The quad is made up of 4 shades (duh!), one being a light icy lilac shade which is perfect of your inner corner or for sweeping all over the lid on days where you don't want a really dramatic look. 'Great Beyond' also contains a dark violet colour which comes across as a kind of grey toned purple, a medium lilac/purple colour and a brown toned purple which looks great used as a crease colour to darken the look up a bit. I honestly love all of the colours in this palette, however I am a bit of a purple fan, so I know they won't be everybody's cup of tea. 

The one problem I see people having with this quad though, is the size. This little quad is the same size as the single MAC Mineralize eyeshadows, so each individual colour is quite teeny, just about big enough to swirl your brush around a bit. I also found that I had to be careful not to get the colours mixed up, as the colours all merge into one instead of being separated like most eyeshadow palettes. I knew this when I bought it though, so it doesn't bother me too much. I rarely reach the end of eyeshadows, especially ones which aren't my regular neutral shades, so having less of each colour really wasn't a problem for me. 

This little quad could be yours for just £18 which I really don't think is a bad deal, considering I was going to pay Dior prices for similar shades. Admittedly, the Dior shadows are slightly better quality, but thats not to say that the MAC ones are rubbish, far from it. I think if you want to try out purple eyeshadow (or another colour, they do some really pretty cominations) then this would be a really good idea as you're getting a quality product, but just a little less of it, and it's also really handy for travelling as you can create at least 4 looks from this palette without having to lug a huge palette around with you. 

Lots of Love,

Becky x x


18 comments:

  1. I love baked, mineral eyeshadows and this quad looks perfect for Spring! The tiny size would be ideal for traveling with. I'll definitely have to check out the range of Mineralise Quads for myself :)

    Alice from Alice Grace Beauty

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    1. If you're a lover of shimmery eyeshadows then you definitely do, they have some gorgeous spring colours at the moment! xx

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  2. Good idea :) I love Mac products and actually £18 is not bad at all for Mac prices :)
    Maybe I will have to pop in soon and treat myself.
    Kirsty x
    www.kirsty-y.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thats what I thought, it is small but for only £18 for MAC thats pretty decent! xx

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  3. I never knew that MAC did mineralize eye shadows which is so surprising considering they're one of my favourite types of shadow! The price is so reasonable too & the shades look gorgeous. You've convinced me, haha :) xx
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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    1. They do a whole range of them, they've got singles, duo's and quads so you should definitely check them out! xx

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    1. I think they'd be perfect for Spring! xx

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  5. These are gorgeous colors Bevky and I don't think I've ever tried a purple toned one before. I'm sure you'll create fab looks with it though.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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    1. I love purple eyeshadows, I think if you've got green eyes they look really lovely! xx

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  6. This is so beautiful! I love the look of purple colours but I don't think I'm brave enough to let go of my nudes!

    beth | babbleswithbeth.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think that some of the more taupe toned purples look great with nudes :) xx

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  7. This looks so beautiful! The shades are really pretty.
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  8. I love their mineralize collection and am actually wearing shadows everyday but you are right it's kinda tiny for 4 colours?! It's a good price though and pretty colours! xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

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  9. This is such a find. My sister would love this.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  10. It’s such a great post! Thank you for sharing this!
    By the way, I’m in love with your blog!

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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