MAC Fabulous Feline Collection Reviews and Swatches

MAC’s latest Fabulous Feline Collection finally hit stores today! The first thing that caught my eye were the three newly packaged Eye Shadow x 4 Quads ($36).

MAC Leopard Luxe Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Leopard Luxe Eyeshadow Quad

* Leopard Luxe (pictured above) has three warm golds and browns with a shimmery black.
* Burmese Beauty is a quad of cool-toned neutrals of light beige, gold, green and brown.
* Palace Pedigreed consists of four muted shades of plums and a dark gray.

All three quads are stunning and the colors go very well with each other. Among the three, Leopard Luxe is my favorite and the most wearable with best color payoff. Burmese Beauty, while pretty to look at, is not that hard to dupe and the only distinct shade, Burmese Beauty, is very similar to MAC Club Eyeshadow. As for Palace Pedigreed, the four colors have a smooth velvety texture and decent pigmentation.

MAC Leopard Luxe Eyeshadow Quad swatches
MAC Leopard Luxe Eyeshadow Quad Swatches

MAC Burmese Beauty  Eyeshadow Quad swatches
MAC Burmese Beauty Eyeshadow Quad Swatches

MAC Palace Pedigreed Eyeshadow Quad swatches
MAC Palace Pedigreed Eyeshadow Quad Swatches

The new Superslick Liquid Eye Liners ($17.50) are my favorite product in the collection. They come in 9 colors, most of which are shimmery with 2 that are highly metallic (Pure Show and Nocturnal,) and one that is a flat black (On The Hunt). Compared to the Liquidlast Eye Liners, these seem to have a slightly runnier texture but once they set, they stay on very well. The new pointy applicator also works a gazillion times better than the Liquidlast. Lovesssss!

MAC Nocturnal, Treat Me Nice, Signature Blue, Pure Show, Smoky Heir, Defiantly Feline, Desires & Devices and On The Hunt Superslick Liquid Eye Liner swatches
Nocturnal, Treat Me Nice, Signature Blue, Pure Show, Smoky Heir, Defiantly Feline, Desires & Devices and On The Hunt

MAC Smoky Heir, Desires and Devices, Pure Show and Marked for Glamour Superslick Liquid Eye Liners
Smoky Heir, Desires and Devices, Pure Show and Marked for Glamour

MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liners

The Pigments ($19.50) are also gorgeous and heavily pigmented. There are 4 repromotes – Antique Green, Goldstroke, Old Gold and Mauvement – along with two new colors, Lithe and Bloodline.

* Antique Green is a shimmery dark forest green.
* Gold Stroke a shimmery rich deep brown.
* Old Gold is a super metallic gold color.
* Lithe is a shimmery light gold color that blends in almost completely with my NC30 skin. It also has the most buttery texture out of them all. I think I will go back for this.
* Bloodline is a shimmery dirty brown. I might go back for this as well.
* Mauvement is a shimmery cool-toned taupe that has always been one of my favorite pigments.

Antique Green, Goldstroke, Old Gold, Lithe, Bloodline and Mauvement

Mauvement, Goldstroke, Old Gold and Antique Green

As for the Lipsticks ($14.50), we have an equally nice selection of colors, ranging from a variety of wearable pinks and plums to browns, with mostly shimmery and glossy textures (Lustre, Dazzle, Cremesheen, Frost, Glaze).

Powerful, Out Minxed, Drive Me Wild and The Prowl

Liquid Lurex, Pet Me Please, To Pamper and Kittenish

Superior, Of Royalty, Aristo-Cat and Cunning

The Lipglasses ($14.50), on the other hand, seem to be less interesting. From left to right: Best of Breed, Docile, Lap of Luxury, Schemer, Fancy Cat, Wildly Refined, Jealous, A Quiet Roar and Spree

Finally, we have three new Mineralize Blushes ($21). Pet Me is a cool-toned pink), Utterly Game is a warm peachy coral and The Soft Meow is a soft bronze. They are all beautiful and go on sheer with buildable color.

MAC Pet Me, Utterly Game and The Soft Meow Mineralize Blush swatches
Pet Me, Utterly Game and The Soft Meow

Utterly Game

So what do you ladies think so far?

To see some of the colors in action, check out my MAC Fabulous Felines Makeover.

Disclosure: The products in this entry were purchased by me. Please see my Disclaimer for more information on my posting policy.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I bought Lithe pigment today and it is gorgeous. I love how the nude gold almost melts into my skin but has shimmer nuances to give it some BANG. Utterly Game, Drive Me Wild l/s and Wildly Refine l/g are oh so pretty. I might go back for them.

  2. Thanks Phyllis for swatches !

    I’m a little disapointed with this collection ! I wanted to buy the Leopard Luxe quad but colors don’t impress me so much… :(
    I will only buy Drive me Wild l/s, Mauvement and Lithe pigments !

  3. Hey Phyllis! I received the lashes, they are just gorgeous! The items I’m really feeling are Utterly Game and the Smoky Heir liner. Thanks for the swatches!

  4. Hi! I’m definitely interested in Smoky Heir though I hear it’s a pain in the a** to get off. I’m more comfortable with the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliners than I am with liquid liners anyway, so I was wondering if any of the purple Urban Decay eyeliners are similar to Smoky Heir?

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