I frequently get asked for cruelty free MAC eyeshadow dupes, so I decided to go through the MAC eyeshadows still in my collection and match them up with some currently cruelty free eyeshadows. Some of these are just similar, in my opinion, more than dupes. All of my MAC was purchased when MAC was cruelty free. MAC is not currently cruelty free. Swatched on my N0 skintone. This post contains a mix of press samples and products purchased by me.
Cruelty Free MAC Eyeshadow Dupes
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All Makeup Geek is cruelty free. Most are vegan. See the list of non-vegan shades here. All shades swatched on Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer.
Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean – MAC Blanc Type
Blanc Type is cooler-toned and more matte than Vanilla Bean. Vanilla Bean pulls warm on me.
Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma – MAC All That Glitters
Shimma Shimma is supposed to be a MAC Shroom clone. Shimma Shimma has the same finish as All That Glitters. They’re both in the peach family to me.
Makeup Geek Beaches & Cream (not vegan) – MAC Orb
Beaches is deeper and more peach beige, Orb is a lighter pinked-peach-beige.
Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie – Makeup Geek Purely Naked
Peach Smoothie is supposed to be a dupe for MAC Samoa Silk. Purely Naked is supposed to be a dupe for MAC Arena.
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee – MAC Soft Brown
These look close but not exact to me, Creme Brulee is lighter.
Makeup Geek Americano – MAC Handwritten
These look identical to me but MUG has MUCH better pigmentation.
Makeup Geek Bedrock – MAC Copperplate
These look identical to me. Copperplate was a favorite of mine and I really love Bedrock.
Makeup Geek Pixie Dust – MAC Sweet & Punchy
These look identical to me. MUG has better pigmentation. I love this bright color!
Makeup Geek Moondust – Makeup Geek Prom Night
Moondust is supposed to be a dupe for MAC Smoke & Diamonds and Prom Night is supposed to be a dupe for MAC Satin Taupe.
Makeup Geek Hipster – Makeup Geek Poolside
Hipster is supposed to be a dupe for MAC Patina. Poolside is supposed to be a dupe for MAC Cool Heat.
What do you think of these cruelty free MAC eyeshadow dupes? Which do you like best?