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MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow: Review, Swatches and Dupe

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MAC Expensive Pink Eye Shadow Review and its Inglot dupe

By Contributor: Mily

And you thought these celebrities have natural stunning eyes? NO! I am going to tell you a secret of these naturally pretty eyes and one more secret about the budget dupe! Today I am going to tell you about the lengths I went to for getting my hands on Expensive Pink eye shadow from MAC. You see, I am from a city which has no MAC. And a girl just needs wants something from MAC if she knows the ABC of makeup. It’s such a huge brand that you are not considered a makeup addict till you own a MAC lipstick. When I first saw this eye shadow on one of the beauty blogs, I searched high and low of google for the exact dupes of this rose gold shade and that’s the only time I felt that this web is not wide enough! More on my story below with the review and       swatches.

MAC describes this shade as a pink gold duo chrome in veluxe pearl finish.

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MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow

Expensive Pink is something which is a combination of salmon pink with gold flecks in it. It’s not really pink and not really gold. Not making sense? Since it’s a duo chrome. It sometimes looks like rose gold (which BTW is a colour I am obsessed with!), sometimes really sheer pink with a hint of gold and when you layer it heavily, it almost starts looking gold. The texture is really amazing like all eye shadows from MAC and it stays on for at least 7-8 hours with a primer and 4-5 hours without it.  You can wear it with suits and sarees or combine it with a muted brown to create a soft neutral look.

mac expensive pink eyeshadow review
MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow

So yes I found one dupe and ordered it. So that’s it? No! I then went and asked my boyfriend to enter a MAC store and get me the original one! Imagine my guts..after thousands of phone calls to convince him..he quietly went to the store and asked for it and bought it and came back and cursed me all month. Do I look like I will care? Ha-ha! I have in my hands the most versatile and raved about eye shadow and some curses which I can bear!

mac expensive pink eyeshadow review swatches
MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow review swatches

Swatches in natural light

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So basically now I have the original and what most of the people think is its perfect dupe. MAC expensive pink is a pink gold duo chrome eye shadow which is one of the most famous neutral eye shadows and is loved by beauty bloggers all over the world. When you look at it, it looks really festive and all shimmery. Then why is it classified neutral?? I will tell you. It looks all shimmery in the pan but when swatched it transforms into a stunning almost n*de shade with just a little sheen. Have you heard of MLBB? My lips but better? This is the eye version of that. MEBB! It makes your eyes look almost ethereal with a pink-gold sheen. You can layer it up to make the look festive or tone it down for everyday work look.

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MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow vs inglot 407 pearl

Top: Inglot Pearl 407 , Bottom: Expensive Pink

Now the dupe: Inglot 407 pearl. Its more golden than expensive pink and less pinker. But they both look almost similar when applied on eyes and I once went to a party with Inglot applied on one eye and MAC on other..ha-ha..so much to test the dupes and some for fun..my boyfriend just said your eyes look pretty! I love both MAC and inglot because they are awesome in their own special ways.

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Expensive Pink as a highlighter on cheeks

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mac expensive pink on eyes

YAYs about MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow:

  • Stunning shade with Veluxe pearl finish.
  • Pink-gold duo chrome which transforms into different shades under different lights.
  • Great texture and staying power.
  • No fall outs and easy to blend.
  • Very versatile and can be used for all occasions from your OWN wedding to a board meeting! Common.. tell how many shadows can do that!

NAYs about MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow:

  • What’s is a name..expensive is what’s in a name!
  • Contains the lethal combination which makes us women go weak in the knees…expensive AND rare availability!
mac expensive pink eyeshadow review inglot dupe
mac expensive pink eyeshadow review inglot dupe

Price: Rs.750 for a refill, Rs. 990 for individual pan.

VNA Rating: 5/5

Conclusion: MAC Expensive Pink is a must have eye shadow from MAC if you love these three…rose gold, neutrals and MAC! Overall, this shade is so versatile that you almost can use it in pretty much every eye look ranging from festive to work appropriate. Just sweep the eye shadow across the lid, tight line the eyes with black liner and kohl and apply mascara. You would be amazed at how pretty your eyes can look!

Have you used MAC Expensive Pink? Share your views with us.

39 thoughts on “MAC Expensive Pink Eyeshadow: Review, Swatches and Dupe”

  1. oh wow! That is really close. I’ve always wanted to buy MAC expensive pink but didnt have the heart to shell out so much on a single eyeshadow! Nicely reviewed hun. i’m definitely getting the dupe!

  2. I love rose golds and honestly, it’s so pretty! I might want to pick up the Inglot one as it looks a bit more pigmented and velvety.
    Thank you not only for the post, but for suggesting the exact dupe as well!

  3. I went to the mac counter in delhi.. and they said we dont sell refills.. and yeah this is one of the most sought after roduct of mac lyk the girl abt town lipstick…and yeah surely ordering inglot.. bt m also eyeing the expensive pink refill
    And yeah for that boyfriend story of urz I too have a story..
    Wen I was in my home town which doesnt have mac.. I too coaxed and persuaded my boyfriend a thousand times to get the riri hearts mac holiday collection. . And yeah it indeed is difficult to convince the boys..

    • haha…tell them that you have a pallette at home…i do this at the inglot store when they pester me to buy a pallette :P

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