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Review // MAC Eyeshadow in Mythology

I got given a MAC Eyeshadow in Mythology for my birthday last year and was waiting for the right time to use it. Nearly 6 months later, here we are. I don't know why it has taken me so long to get round to using it. It has been sat (along with some other MAC products) in my 'to review' bag ever since but the other day it finally got it's chance to be put into use.

When it was my birthday my friend and I went to MAC and she bought me two eyeshadows of my choice. My first was MAC Eyeshadow in Expensive Pink (review here) and my second, Mythology. In the shop I swatched both eyeshadows beforehand and I have to admit, when applied both of them weren't what I quite expected. In the shop I thought Mythology was a pure bronzy brown which, at the time, I was hugely into. All I seemed to wear last year was bronzy eyeshadows with lashings of mascara so I hoped that Mythology was another deep, bronzy brown to add to my collection.

In reality, Mythology is a bronze but with a quite peachy/pink undertone that I didn't pick up on in store. I applied it with a fluffy eyeshadow brush after failing to get anywhere with the brush shown in the photos above, and I have to say that I wasn't entirely sure of the colour on my skin. As much as it is a fabulous colour, it does nothing for me. When applied all over the lid, it looks really stark and bland on my skin.

When applying I used a few layers to get the colour to show up better and I did find that I had some glitter fall out so I had to go over those areas with my foundation brush. I applied Mythology over my MAC Paint Pot in Painterly and it lasted literally all day which is amazing considering I have fairly oily skin.

Overall, it wasn't quite what I expected and although it is a fabulous shade, it just does nothing for me which is mad considering it is a neutral colour. I will try and pair it with other eyeshadows, maybe using it in the crease but as a wash of colour it is a no-go for me. Although I wouldn't buy Mythology again, I do love MAC Eyeshadows and already have a few more lined up to review.


  1. It looks like such a lovely colour, shame it didn't work out for you! I have yet to try out MAC eyeshadows.

    1. You should! They are incredibly pigmented and great value for money x