Splurge or Steal: MAC Eyeshadow

I have talked about this in one of my favorites videos, but seriously you guys, I don’t think I’ll ever buy another MAC eyeshadow again. Not when I can get the same pigmentation quality and creamy powder consistency (without chalkiness or fallout) at the drugstore for a fraction of the price. Continuing this series, if you’re looking for a steal and don’t want to pay $14 for a single designer eyeshadow, head to your nearest drugstore. I’m going back to buy the rest of the color line! Wet N Wild has knocked this out of the park! See more splurge or steals hereLike this post if you want to keep seeing Splurge vs. Steal posts–I’m relying on your feedback!

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  1. chiara says

    Good to know. This is not the first time I read reve reviews about wet ‘n wild eye shadow palettes… Now I want to try one!

  2. says

    When I was younger I used to use more Wet n Wild products but I can’t say I have any right now. I assumed they were not as great of a brand anymore, but I saw your video on how much you like their new eyeshadows and now after this post, I feel I need to try them out!

  3. followmarlaslife says

    Yes, Mac is sometimes so over priced. I purchased several of their nail polishes and was so disappointed in the consistency. I would have done better with drug store brands.

  4. msveve says

    it’s such a shame you can’t get wet’n’wild items in Europe (well at least not in the Czech Rep.), I like MAC but at their prices its not really doable for a university student. so I use brands like Rimmel or Sephora.

  5. Caitlin says

    Went out and bought a Wet N Wild palette immediately after your last post and I’m so glad I did! (No way this college budget can do the Mac line.) I’d die to see a video tutorial of how you apply yours so smoothly and flawlessly! Thanks for the heads up about these Wet N Wild shadows!

  6. Marisa Toomey says

    I would have never guessed Wet N Wild would have good, quality make up. I will be checking their eyeshadows out for sure! Thanks!

  7. says

    I adore the WnW shadows! I have the Comfort Zone and Petal Pusher palettes – I need to pick up some of the three-color ones! WnW has most certainly improved over the years!

  8. Shinyinlove.com says

    Interesting! I have to check this out. I haven’t paid any attention to wet n wild since I was a broke teenager. thanks for the post.

  9. Sara says

    This is awesome!! I have a HUGE obsession with eyeshadow so the less the price but with great quality, the better. Another good drugstore eyeshadow brand is HIP: High Intensity Pigments by L’Oreal … The colors really pop!!

  10. Sara Kersten says

    Wow! Got to give this a try. I’ve been shelling over the big bucks for MAC eyeshadow because I heard it was the best. My pocketbook thanks you! (I love this series, btw)

  11. Erin says

    Love your blog! Keep up the splurge versus steal please! Do you have any suggestions for an eye shadow primer? Used to use a product from MAC that has been discontinued……thanks!

  12. says

    I just bought a Covergirl eyeshadow and have gotten tons of compliments the past few days on my eyes (which I am attributing to the new eyeshadow, perhaps there is no correlation but it makes sense to me). Makes me think I have been overpaying for eyeshadow that was not doing anything better for me or my eyes!

  13. thebostonista says

    Its funny because I think I actually like the look and shades of the steal version better! There are some things I like from MAC but I don’t use eye shadow enough to spend a lot of money on it unless its something REALLY special that I’m completely lusting over!


    PS: Come and enter my giveaway with Rent the Runway please please please! xoxo

  14. Natalie says

    love this!!! I spent some time at Sephora and bought just a couple things cost me about $200. I will be doing a little eye shadow shopping this weekend. Thanks for sharing.


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