Generally, I stay away from shadows that are too bright. I have a few (you never know, always be prepared!) and don’t seem to feel the need to purchase more. The Iris Apfel for MAC Collection contains five shadows. Some bright and bold, some dark. Early Bird and Robin’s Egg were easy passes (bright). Howzat is a repromote from the MAC Holiday 2011 Cool Palette (which I have), Silver Gull I thought about, but in the end passed because early reviews said it was dry and sheer.
The shadow I did decide on, almost immediately, was Diamond Dove.
What the MAC Website has to say about Iris Apfel for MAC Eye Shadows:
Highly-pigmented powder. Applies evenly, blends well.
1.5 g / 0.05 US oz
Diamond Dove (deep grey brown, matte) is as described, but is a rather dry matte. Originally I thought it would be reminiscent of Moth Brown, but this is a different texture and darker.
If you swatch this on your finger and rub it on your hand in the store to get the color… well you’ll get the crap swatch that I got at first. The shadow actually does apply on the lid like in the second swatch photo, just use a firm brush.
MAC Eye Shadows retail for $15.00 each. Diamond Dove is Limited Edition to the Iris Apfel for MAC Collection. This collection is available at maccosmetics.com, MAC Stores, and counter locations. Click to view the official press release.