MAC Archie’s Girls – Spoiled Rich Eye Shadow Quad: Photos, Swatches and Reviews

The Spoiled Rich eye shadow quad is part of the Veronica side of this collection… It’s full of rich, highly pigmented shades perfect for a colorful smokey look. The combination of shadows in this quad is really nice and the quality seems to be a step up from some of the other recent eye shadow palettes from MAC. Even though these eye shadows are a little bold, they’re versatile so it’s suitable for everyone, just as long as you like purples!

Not only are the eye shadow palettes in this collection great quality and excellent, usable colors… The packaging is also fantastic! They’re metal palettes that latch firmly so they won’t fly open in your bag or makeup drawer. They also have a sturdy, real mirror (not the cheap kind that get all scratched up), which is a bonus! The Archie’s Girls decoration on the top of this white palette may not be for everyone, but it’s not overdone and super cheesy looking either. All in all, I say this is some of the best packaging that MAC has had in a long time for a collection like this… Way to go MAC!!

Eye Shadow Quad Packaging

Spoiled Rich ES Quad 1

MAC Eye Shadows typically have good coverage, apply smoothly, and offer a decent amount of wear time. For the smoothest application, longest wear time, and best color payoff, I suggest using a primer underneath ANY powder eye shadow! My favorite is MAC’s Painterly or Soft Ochre Paint Pots… They’re both light, neutral colored cream eye shadows. Nothing prevents creasing and brings out the real color of an eye shadow like they do! You can get those from any MAC for $18.50.

The Spoiled Rich palette is available now but is limited edition with the Archie’s Girls collection so get it while you can! I know that it’s still available online at www.maccosmetics.com but it may be sold out at your local MAC counter or store, so you may want to call before you drive all over looking for it. The total weight of product in this palette is 5.6 g / 0.19 US oz, so that’s the usual size for MAC Eye Shadows. This palette sells for $44, which is a good value, considering that individual eye shadows sell for $15 each!

Spoiled Rich Eye Shadow Palette Label

Spoiled Rich Eye Shadow Palette 2

Photo taken outdoors in natural light. Eye Shadows swatched on NC15 skin.

Photo taken outdoors in natural light. Eye Shadows swatched on NC15 skin.

Pin-Up Purple

Pin-Up Purple

Pin-Up Purple (Frost):   This color is described as a “mid-tone orchid”… Huh? Maybe I’m just an orchid nerd but that doesn’t tell me much haha. Anyway, it’s a light-medium, cool to neutral toned pinkish lavender with a supposedly Frost finish. To be honest, I don’t see a whole lot of frostiness to this eye shadow but it does have a soft, pretty shimmer. The color payoff and coverage were great and it felt smooth when applied. If you can’t find this quad but still want to try a Veronica look, the closest dupe for this would be Stars N Rockets eye shadow, also from MAC.

Overall Rating:   4.5 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  5

Color Payoff:   5

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Spoiled Rich

Spoiled Rich

Spoiled Rich (Frost):   Spoiled Rich is a “rich purple” with a Frost finish… It’s a medium, true purple with some warmth to it… Like Pin-Up Purple, it’s said to be a frost finish but that doesn’t look very frosty at all! It definitely has a sheen with some almost golden tones but there’s no real shimmer or frost. Color payoff and coverage were good and Spoiled Rich applied smoothly, but didn’t feel quite as silky as Pin-Up Purple. Still, this is a really nice purple that can be used as a lid color or in the crease.

Overall Rating:   4 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   4

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Ron Ron Run

Ron Ron Run

Ron Ron Run (Satin):   This eye shadow is a “deep navy” with a Satin finish. It’s a cool toned, dark, slightly purple-ish navy with a subtle shimmer, but has mostly a matte finish once it’s been applied. The color payoff was good, although it took some layering to get full opacity with Ron Ron Run. It felt a bit drier than the other eye shadows in this palette but still applied smoothly.

Overall Rating:   3.8 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

Gravel

Gravel

Gravel (Matte):   Gravel is a “charcoal” color with a Matte finish. It is a dark, cool gray with a definite matte finish… The color payoff is great, while the coverage was only so-so with the first swipe of eye shadow. You can get good coverage with Gravel, it just takes a stiff flat brush like a MAC 239! Like Ron Ron Run, this shadow felt a little dry. I really like this all over the lid for a smokey eye or in the crease just to deepen the other shadows in this palette and add some depth.

Overall Rating:   3.8 / 5

Application:   4

Coverage:  3

Color Payoff:   4

Texture:   3

Wear Time:   4

Packaging:   5

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