Review and Photos: Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Hazelnut

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Hazelnut.

Do you ever find such a great deal on something you like that you feel like you're cheating? That's my story with Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Hazelnut. 

Maybe the words "Mary Kay" conjures up mental images of your mother—the brand has been around for awhile. But don't write it off—I tried a few of their shadows a number of years ago, and they were solid. Hazelnut is a recent re-purchase, and I highly recommend you try it. 

Hazelnut is a warm, matte medium brown eyeshadow with a matte finish. The texture is incredibly soft and velvety, and it blends like a dream. It's a fantastic neutral to sweep over the lid and into the crease when you're in a hurry, but I'm also looking forward to pairing it with something more colourful—like a deep purple.

Pigmentation is about medium. It's easy to build to opaque colour. It also lasts all day over MAC's Paint Pot without fading or creasing, and I don't experience any fallout. In essence, quality-wise, it's easily as good as one of MAC's better shadows—at a third of the price. It's only $6.50!

The pan is smaller than a MAC shadow, but it must be a little deeper, because the weight difference is miniscule. A Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color is 1.4 grams, while a MAC shadow is 1.5 grams.

The big difference is the packaging: While MAC shadows come housed in black pots, Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color comes only in the pan. You could keep the pan in the plastic packaging it comes in, or you could put it in a palette. I added a piece of adhesive magnet to the bottom of mine and put it in a MAC palette. 

Have a look: 

MAC Mulch eyeshadow (left) next to Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Hazelnut (right) for size comparison.

Swatch of Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Hazelnut.

Swatch of Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Hazelnut.

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color In Hazelnut applied over MAC Paint Pot in Painterly.

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Hazelnut, applied all over the lid. I'm also wearing MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, Benefit They're Real! Mascara, and Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara.

Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Hazelnut.

Would I repurchase? Yes, I would. If the quality of this eyeshadow is an indicator of the rest of MK's current shadows, I'll be trying other colours as well. 

Rating: Four and a half stars out of five for the lack of packaging. 

Available: MaryKay.ca or at a Mary Kay party, if you know a consultant. I got mine on eBay for a very reasonable price. 

Have you ever tried a Mary Kay product? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict. 

 

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