The MAC Fashion Pack Collection! New Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 and Fluidline Pens

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Wearing pieces from the new MAC Fashion Pack collection

Another day, another MAC release!

While the last MAC collection I reviewed was full of soft, sparkly shadows, the new MAC Fashion Pack collection, which arrives online June 9, 2016 and in stores June 23 through July 28, has bangin’ bold, vibrant colors.

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We usually get lots of pastels this time of year, so these deep purples and saturated pinks are a nice departure.

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Official campaign imagery

MAC Fashion Pack

MAC Fashion Pack
Available online June 9, 2016
Available in-store June 23 through July 28, 2016
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“Lead the way with a new wave of front-row worthy hues. Fuchsia, violet, emerald, deepest plum, midnight…ready to wear, any way we dare! So, be a doll and show us how — the Fashion Pack is always in the know.” -MAC

Here’s a look at the Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 and the Fluidline Pens from the collection! Stay tuned for the lipsticks coming up next.

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MAC Fashion Pack Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 and Fluidline Pens

First up, the Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 ($32), a mostly cool-toned palette with purple, pink, gray and mauve tones.

MAC Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 shades

  • Runway Worthy (soft frosty white – Veluxe Pearl)
  • Dress Me Up (dirty pink – Satin)
  • Frock Talk (blackened cherry – Veluxe Pearl)
  • Paradise Island (soft warm pink – Satin)
  • Available in Petite (frosty raspberry – Velvet)
  • Snappy Style (deepened black plum – Satin)
  • Hypnotizing (frosted greyed mauve – Frost)
  • Zip Me Up (mid-tone violet – Satin)
  • Nice Fit (blackened blackberry – Frost)
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MAC Cosmetics Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9

Most of the shadows are Satins or Frosts, but there is a smile-inducing 🙂 glittery pink right in the middle called Available in Petite.

Here’s a comparison between the Runway Worthy palette and a single MAC Eye Shadow… 

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Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 compared to a single MAC Eye Shadow

The Eye Shadow x 9 palettes are pretty small, which is a mixed blessing. On the plus side, they’re great for travel.

Here are swatches of the Eye Shadows and Fluidline Pens…

MAC Runway Worthy x9 swatches

MAC Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 swatches (L to R): Runway Worthy, Dress Me Up, Frock Talk, Paradise Island, Available in Petite

MAC Runway Worthy x9 swatches

MAC Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 swatches (L to R): Snappy Style, Hypnotizing, Zip Me Up and Nice Fit. 

MAC Fluidline Pen swatches

MAC Fluidline Pens (L-R): Retro Black, Privet and Indelibly Blue

This palette to me represents both the best and worst of MAC Eye Shadows, because there’s a lot of variety among the colors, which is great, and, overall, I think the selection’s unique. I also particularly like the shade called Hypnotizing because it has a bit of warmth to it, making it a more wearable gray for me.

On the other hand, the quality seems to be a bit inconsistent. The deepest purple color (Nice Fit) isn’t very smooth, and Snappy Style takes several layers to reach fully opacity. I think that whether or not this palette is a must-have for you depends on how much you like the colors… To be sure you’re happy with the quality, I do suggest trying them out in person.

At first, Runway Worthy made me think of the Burgundy Times Nine palette (swatches here), but as soon as I got them side by side, the colors looked totally different.

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A comparison between the Burgundy Times Nine palette and the Runway Worthy palette

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As for the Fluidline Pens, of course black liner is a staple, but Indelibly Blue (a deep navy blue) and Privet (sea green) are so pretty!

I’m not always into super bold eye makeup, but these colors are perfect for adding just a little something-something.

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The MAC Fluidline Pens compared to a Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

I’m no pro when it comes to liquid liner, so it’s nice that the Fluidline Pens have a tip that isn’t flimsy. I’m able to get a pretty good wing with them and don’t really have any issues with them running into my eyes.

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Wearing shadows from the Runway Worthy palette and Privet Fluidline Pen

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Wearing shadows from the Runway Worthy palette and Privet Fluidline Pen

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The tips of the Fluidline Pens are perfect!

Oh, if you’re interested, here’s a fuller breakdown of the look I’m wearing:

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Annapurna // Veil Cosmetics Illuminating Complexion Fix in Medium (to highlight/conceal under my eyes) // MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Dark // MAC Blush in Raizin // MAC Soft Serve Eye Shadow in Put Me To Shame (swatches in this post here) as a base for Hypnotizing Eye Shadow from the Runway Worthy palette // Privet Fluidline Pen // Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara // Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown // Dior Brow Styler Gel in Brown // NYX Lipliner Pencil in Chocolate (swatches here) // MAC Pressed & Ready Lipstick (pics and swatches coming soon!).

What’s your opinion of the Runway Worthy Eye Shadow x 9 palette? Do you have any of MAC’s other nine-pan palettes?


Adia Goss


Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.

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  1. Kim says:

    I love those colors, and your eyes look great!
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  2. The fluidline pens look so preeeeetty! Love the colors. Not sure about the x9 palette though…
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  3. I don’t have any 9-shadow palettes, I feel like the quality comparable to the single eyeshadows in my experience.
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  4. sarahc says:

    This looks perfect but I wish you showed pictures of the swatches without flash because they look washed out. Do you know what you wear in mac foundation?

  5. Agata says:

    When I saw the promo pictures for that palette I was really excited because I love pinks and purples. Too bad the formula is disappointing :-/
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  6. RAEANNE MADISON says:

    I think the shadows are an easy skip for me, as I just recently filled one of the Buxom customizable palettes with all bright pops of color, including a bright pink, purple, and blue!

  7. Rachel R. says:

    I love the bright, jewel-toned colors. MAC LE collections seem to have such variable quality. I’m not surprised the 9-pan palettes are inconsistent.

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