MAC Eye Gloss, Waterproof Colour Stick & Vibe Tribe Eye Palette

I got an exciting beauty delivery from MAC recently that you might have seen on my instagram already. I took a photo of these products as soon as I received them, because I couldn't resist photographing something this pretty. Although to be fair, this happens nearly every time I receive goodies from MAC.

Anyway, I believe it's time to share some further impressions on these products too, now that I've tried them properly.

MAC Lightly Tauped Studio Eye Gloss is a light beige gloss with pearl. Although I was initially very excited about it, because the product looks extremely fascinating in pot, I quickly learned that it fails to deliver.

The glossy look itself is actually very nice, but the gloss starts to crease soon after application. Not to mention it feels sticky, making you wish you had gone for a simple shimmer all over the lid intead. So in my opinion, this is not something a regular makeup user would need.

MAC Sand Bar Waterproof Colour Stick is a soft camel nude jumbo pencil shadow. Now this has a lot more potential than the eye gloss shown above. It is super longwearing and impossible to remove even if swatched on hand.

Although, I personally think the shade "Sand Bar" might not be the best color option for these. It's not a shade I would normally wear on my waterline nor as an eye liner. It glides on easily, but settles very quickly, so it's not easy to blend and, in my opinion, doesn't work well as an all over the lid eyeshadow. I've been using it in the outer corners of my eyes, though.

It is indeed extremely longwearing, so if you find a shade you like, these could be worth the investment. For example, you could use them to draw a fun thick eyeliner line.

Lastly, my favourite product out of the 3 - MAC Vibe Tribe Wild Horses Eye Palette. Although this was a rather controversial launch, you can't deny that the design of this collection looks very interesting.

The palette "Wild Horses" would be a good choice if you love matte eyeshadows or feel like you need a couple of extra matte tones to work with. The neutrals in this palette are all matte, while "Blue Mesa" has some shimmer in it. In my opinion, it's also a nice palette for summer makeup.

From left to right: Brule, Charcoal Brown, Wild Horses and Blue Mesa.

Disclosure: This post includes press samples provided by MAC Cosmetics for editorial consideration. All thoughts are my own and were not influenced by the company or free product provided.


  1. That blue shadow looks amazing on! Such a scary colour though! Shame about the gloss, it looks amazing in the pot but can imagine it being sticky! I love the look of the pencil though, would be perfect for a thick outline! xx

    Tamz |

    1. I think blue looks great if paired with neutral colors, but it's still not something I wear very often! :D

      The eye gloss was definitely a bit dissapointing, though! I'm not sure what I was expecting, haha.


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