MAC Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review – Diwali Lights Collection

We are all awaiting for the festival of lights and what better way than to wear beautiful colours on your eyes? MAC for the first time has launched an Eyeshadow Palette that is meant for Indian skin. It is called the MAC Lights Festival palette.

MAC Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review - Diwali Lights Collection

Packaging – The 9 mini eyeshadows are housed in a cute and classy eyeshadow mini palette with a transparent flip cover. I bought it for the reason that is is so cute and travel friendly, though I have almost all of the shades in full size.

MAC Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette

Shades – MAC Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette has 9 permanent shades that are apt for Indian festivals.

  1. Ricepaper
  2. Goldmine
  3. Amberlights
  4. Coppering
  5. Cranberry
  6. Embark

MAC Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette

  1. Humid
  2. Deep Truth
  3. Carbon

MAC Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette

Embark and Carbon are matte shades and I must say they are really useful. Embark is a lovely dark brown that can be used a transition color and for giving a smokey effect as well. Carbon is a matte black that has a stiff texture and requires some effort in blending. Apart from that, all the 8 shades are a must have,

Pigmentation – As you can see from the swatches all the shades except Carbon are super pigmented. The swatches are without any base or primer so you can see the intensity.

MAC Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette Review - Diwali Lights Collection

Texture & Formula – All the shimmery shades have an amazing texture. They apply and blend so beautifully. Embark also has a smooth texture and is easy to blend. Carbon is the only shade that I am not fond of. I use it only to set my kajal but it is a good add on to the kit as an eyeshadow kit must have a brown and black for Indians. I also use a mix of embark and carbon to fill my brows.

Staying Power – I am happy that they have not compromised on the quality of these shadows. All of them are like the permanent collection ones and stay put for a decent 4-5 hours without creasing. I prefer using an eye primer always.

Ricepaper is a beautiful highlighter for fair-medium Indian skin tones but sadly it does not work for deeper skintones so that can be a disappointment for some ladies.

MAC Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette Diwali Lights Collection is priced at Rs. 3100 for 9 shades. Limited edition. Available at MAC stores.


Overall Thoughts:

MAC Light Festival Eyeshadow Palette is surely a winner for those who do not have any MAC eyeshadows. It is a perfect travel palette that can slip into your handbag anywhere.

Go grab it soon before they sell out.

Rating : 4/5


*Written By Preetha Karthik