Would You Be a Veronica with MAC Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette?

MAC Archie's Girls FOTD

By now, even those of us who didn’t know what Archie’s Girls is all about are more than aware of the comic series with MAC Archie’s Girls Collection. The collection will be available in Belgium on March 2nd (both in the stores and online), and today I have Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette (RRP in Belgium: 41,50 euros) from Veronica to show you!

MAC Spoiled Rich quad packaging

MAC Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette comes in special Archie’s Girls packaging. It is rather hefty, and it snaps shut securely.

MAC Spoiled Rich hand scale

Here I’m holding it in my hands so you can see roughly how big it is.

MAC Spoiled Rich quad

Spoiled Rich is a quad that is made to create purple smokey eyes.

MAC Spoiled Rich shade closeup

The first shade on the left, Pin-Up Purple, is a pink lavender with tiny silver shimmer and a sheen. This shade performs the best out of the four. It is pretty smooth and pigmented. The second shade, Spoiled Rich, is a red-based purple with tiny shimmer, though once on the lids I don’t see the shimmer at all. The quality of this shade is fair. It’s fairly pigmented when swatched, but for some reason I had to pack it on a little on my lids. The third shade, Ron Ron Run, is a blackened blue-based purple. It also contains shimmer that gets lost between the pan and the lids. Ron Ron Run has a drier texture. It swatches fairly well, but it tends to look patchy on the lids (you will see that in the close-up). I think the most time-consuming part about using this quad is trying to smooth this shade out. Last but not least, we have Gravel. Gravel is a matte darkened gray that seems to have a bit of a blackened-olive tinge when swatched. It is also on the drier side, and it takes some building-up to achieve opacity in the swatch. This shade does not blend easily, so it’s fine if you want to use it on your lower lash line, but you might want to use a fluffier brush and a light hand in the crease.

MAC Spoiled Rich

Here is how Spoiled Rich swatches:


MAC Spoiled Rich swatch

For the look, I used Pin-Up Purple in the inner third, Spoiled Rich on the middle third, Ron Ron Run on the outer third, and Gravel on my outer v as well as going over Urban Decay Rockstar 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil on my lower lash line. I highlighted my inner corners with MAC All That Glitters. I have Diorshow Art Pen on my upper lash line and waterline, MAC Lovecloud Blush on my cheeks (limited edition from last year), and Chanel Fantasque Rouge Allure on my lips.

You can maybe see how the look is not as well-blended as I would like, but I really tried!

MAC Spoiled Rich EOTD

MAC Spoiled Rich review

MAC Spoiled Rich FOTD

MAC Veronica FOTD

Bottom line: Purple is a tough shade to make. While MAC Spoiled Rich has a great color combination for a purple smokey eye, I wish Ron Ron Run and Gravel were more smooth and blendable. If you sport purple smokey eyes often and have some patience to work with the quad, it is doable. If not, then check out some of the great purply eyeshadows in MAC‘s permanent line-up. My favorite? Satellite Dreams!

In other news: guess who got her makeup organized? I finally bit the bullet and got it done! For the past few days, I have been thoroughly enjoying having everything at my fingertips instead of having it scattered in 5 different places around the house. I can now do more comprehensive comparisons as well as switching things up with everything in my stash.

Naturally, Tango felt the need to claim his territory the second everything was finished:


What do you think? Did you or will you be picking up MAC Spoiled Rich? What was the last limited edition MAC product you purchased?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    I think I would’ve picked up the other palette instead of this purple. I don’t think I’ve stepped into a MAC store for the last year and a half though. Haha!

    • Sunny

      Haha well MAC only started a webshop here very recently, and in the past I basically gave up on all the LE collections because I don’t live close to any of the stores!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    Aaah love that smile in the first picture ^^. You really made a super pretty look if you ask me. I personally wouldn’t go for this one but it’s not as bad as I feared it would be!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Teri! I think there are some nice purples in MAC’s permanent line-up. Those might perform better!

  • http://nails.blogmesin.com Rabbit

    I like the colours in this palette and I love the look you created with this eyeshadows.

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks girl! I think I used it in the least surprising way LOL

  • http://www.unprofessionalbeautyblog.com Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    This was one of the most anticipated collections for me, but somehow nothing really excited seeing swatches of the products. But the purple palette does look quite good.

    • Sunny

      I would personally love to get a couple of the lipsticks. Some shades look like a lot of fun!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    those colours look really good on you :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks girly!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Ah if only the quality was better, this would be such a lovely palette! I love purples like these and the whole palette is just gorgeous to look at!

    • Sunny

      Yeah I wish they’d blend better and maybe go on smoother, but oh well. Purple is a tricky shade to manufacture!

  • http://www.project-swatch.com Emi at Project Swatch

    You look so lovely in purples :)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Emi! Purple probably is my favorite color of all time (green comes close too)!

  • http://confessionsofacanadianwallflower.blogspot.com Victoria

    Looks lovely on you! :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Victoria!

  • http://procrastinatingpretty.blogspot.com Procrastinator

    Spoiled Rich is my favourite shade by far. Every time I read “Ron Ron Run” though, Psycho Killer by the Talking Heads gets stuck in my head.

    • Sunny

      LOL your brain has a funny way of associating things 😉

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    Such pretty colours ! I really love purple eyeshadow shades.

    • Sunny

      This quad is really made for a purple smokey eye!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    One of my sort-of goals is to start wearing purple eye shadow. I think it’s the color I wear the least because it can emphasize my undereye circles and most undertones of purple don’t mesh well with my skin color…haha. But I really love this purple look on you, so guess I should give it a try!

    • Sunny

      Hey Larie, I know what you mean, but there definitely are shades in the purple family that will work for you! Would love to see purple on you some day!

  • http://www.emalitsa.com Emily @ Emalitsa

    OMG those are so pretty! They totally suit Veronica too. The colours are gorgeous and they look great on you!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Emily! I guess with my hair color I’m naturally a Veronica :p

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    Ooh lovely! Your skin tone can carry color well, these shades look beautiful

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Taylor! I guess my skin tone isn’t SUPER picky, but then again a lot of the times it’s really about trying to make things work :)

  • Rose

    I got to play with this line when my MAC had received it that day and it was hidden behind a beaded curtain till the official launch. I didn’t get this palette for the same complaints, but I LOVE the colors. I have Caramel Sundae (Betty’s palette) and the performance is much better.

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah, Caramel Sundae is much easier to wear too! I’ll have to check it out when it’s available here.

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Oh wow, these shades are just perfect for you. I really like what you did there :-) As far as the collection goes, I am not particularly drawn to it… I don’t have a clue who this Archie guy and his girls are, so the theme doesn’t speak to me. The product in the collection are great though.

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks girly! I had to Wikipedia Archie’s Girls when I first heard about the collection LOL There are some lipsticks I’ve love to check out!

  • http://keepingupwiththekelly.wordpress.com Kelly

    I really like the packaging for this collection but so far none of the products really stands out to me. I already own similar products or I’m not sure if I’ll really use it that much.

    • Sunny

      Yeah the packaging is pretty cute! I know what you mean too, though I am personally tempted by a couple of the lipsticks 😉

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    Love the look and the eyeshadows, just really don’t like the packaging. It looks a bit cheap.

    • Sunny

      Actually the packaging is pretty hefty and feels super sturdy! Now, if only the eyeshadows were more blendable 😉

  • http://wandsandpliers.wordpress.com wheetnee

    The packaging is so cute! I always wanted to try purple eyeshadow but it seems so hard yet you make it look so easy! :3

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks girl! You should start from trying a purple pencil liner on your lower lash line. I started playing with all the colors that way!