MAC Eyeshadow, Circa 1998

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I was rifling through my stash and found an ancient pan of Brule that I haven’t used in years. I bought it in 1998 along with Print. Notice the screw-on cap and the MAC logo on the side.

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  1. Heidi says:

    I remember that packaging! I think I had that shade, too!

  2. Theresa says:

    Wow that’s so cool! I’ve never seen MAC’s packaging like that ever. Watch, one day the current flip top becomes the “old” packaging!

  3. Lauren says:

    thats so crazy! im glad they switched to the flip top packaging since twist caps and i dont seem to get along. in 98 i was only 10 years old, and not allowed to wear nail polish to school let alone make up >.<

  4. Maya says:

    We didnt even have Mac in Europe in 1998 so I have never seen that packaging. How fun to see that:)

  5. Emily says:

    I wasn’t alive in 1998, so it’s nice you posted it. Oh, and guess what? Yesterday I got my first MAC product ever! It’s Creme Cup lipstick if you’re wondering.

  6. becca says:

    That belongs in a makeup museum!

  7. Sara Mathison says:

    It makes me feel so old that people are posting here now who weren’t alive in 1998. I graduated high school in 1997, haha. But I only bought my first mac product around Christmas lat year so I’ve never seen that packaging. Late bloomer ;)

  8. Vijaya says:

    Wow! In 1998, I was 5 going on 6! =D
    Vijaya recently posted … Adventures in Orange Eyeshadow- Foxy Lady

  9. Stef says:

    Just last week my co-editor Tyna did a back to MAC and the MA called all the sales people over to marvel over all of her old stuff (including packaging just like this!) “OMG, this SO old!!” they were all squealing.

  10. Shayne A says:

    OK All of you young whippersnappers, try this one for size ~ I graduated high school in 1990, and in 1998 I was married to my first husband and was a nurse!!!
    That said, I totally remember this packaging and actually have a few somewhere around here, one being Avalanche.
    In case you’re wondering, I’m now married to my second husband & am no longer a nurse and am all of 38. Do you youngins think I’m ancient?? Haha!!
    Shayne A recently posted … And The Winner Is

  11. Joy says:

    The first Mac item I ever bought, but it’s long gone.

  12. katie says:

    Haha this is cool, I guess just because I’ve never seen the old packaging.

  13. Gloria says:

    I haven’t bought a singular Mac eyeshadow in so long, I didn’t know it’s not a screw top anymore! I’ve only bought limited palettes in recent years. So the MAC logo is new to me (1998 I was 13 and my parents bought me Shiseido makeup – boy was I spoiled) but the screw top certainly isn’t. =P
    Gloria recently posted … Sale Fail! Courtesyof NYX

  14. Dadena says:

    I sure do!! In fact used one of those today- corduroy. I also have print too. Haha. My first Mac purchase was in early 90′s. It was Russian red when I heard it was madonna’s l/s on tour. Never mind my age….

  15. Gk says:

    In 1998, I had already been working as a mua for 20 yrs. I remember that pkg, now Smashbox uses it.

  16. Denise says:

    Thanks for sharing this Karen! Nice to know what MAC shadows looked like before the flip-top packaging.
    Denise recently posted … Manic Monday at the Post Office

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