MAC Art of the Eye Rimal Dahabia Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

It’s been a while since I purchased an eyeshadow quad from MAC. I had actually planned to skip both quads from this collection, but I caved in and bought Rimal Dahabia because it looked like a quad I would use regularly.


From L to R: Shroom, Soft Brown, Beautyburst, and Najm el Lail…

Shroom is a light beige with a nice pearly sheen. It’s not too white nor too frosty, which makes it perfect as a highlight for the brow bone and inner corner, and it works great as a lid color too. It goes on smoothly and blends well. I think it can work well with pretty much everything.

Soft Brown is a medium warm brown with a matte finish. It can be used as a lid color or a crease/transition color. It’s soft, smooth, and easy to blend out. It also has good color payoff.

Beautyburst is a warm reddish brown with a satin finish. There is a little bit of fine shimmer in the pan, but it looks matte when I swatched it on my arm and applied it on the lid. This shade is soft, smooth, well pigmented, and easy to apply and blend.

Najm el Lail is a blackened brown with a matte finish. It can go on a little patchy, and you have to do a little extra blending to get a smooth look.

Overall, I think Rimal Dahabia is a pretty good quad. I wish Najm el Lail had better texture and pigmentation though, especially at this price point. For just $2 more, I could’ve picked up the Lorac PRO Palette instead. (I don’t know why I haven’t purchased that one yet!) However, I do like this quad because I can see myself using it often for a “no-brainer” everyday look.

What do you think of this quad? Haul or skip?

Where to buy: MAC

Disclosure: The product featured in this review has been purchased by me. All opinions are honest and completely mine.

About Jen

A self-confessed beauty addict, makeup hoarder, nail polish junkie, beauty blogger, and a proud mom of three beautiful girls.

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