MAC Guo Pei Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad ♡ Review + Swatches

Remember when Rihanna made a dramatic arrival at The 27 Met Gala last year in an over the top gown that looks like scramble eggs?! Yup, the dress was designed by fashion designer Guo Pei. 

Guo Pei is a Chinese fashion designer who is best known for designing dresses for Chinese celebrities. I didn't know who she was until MAC Cosmetics has announced their collaboration and out of curiosity, I looked her up on Google and end up really liking her styles, I find her designs very inspiring as they have the traditional Chinese imperial feel and I love that because I have always been intrigued by those kind of designs.

Obviously I cannot afford a Guo Pei dress, but I was able to get a few items from the MAC x Guo Pei collection and today I will be reviewing the MAC Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad.

MAC Guo Pei Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Guo Pei Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Guo Pei Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad is described as warm, honeyed natural tones. It contains four eyeshadows in Earth Scent (blackened brown), Amber Lights (peachy brown with shimmer), Walking Dawn (light medium gold) and Sweet Vapours (soft beige with pink duochrome). The quad claims to be safe for contact lens wearers and the eyeshadows can be used wet or dry.

The eyeshadow quad comes packaged in floral fabric and gold metal. I have seen beautiful Limited Edition MAC packaging and don't forget there are a lot of cute ones too, but MAC Guo Pei is the most luxurious and elegant packaging I have seen from MAC.

Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad is retailed for USD $70.00, it is $30 more expensive from the regular quads and I personally think that although the eyeshadow qualities are amazing and the packaging is to-die-for, $70 for a MAC eyeshadow quad is a rip-off.

MAC Guo Pei Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad

All four eyeshadows included in the Morning Light quad are insanely pigmented, except for Sweet Vapouors, the pink duochrome is beautiful as seen in my arm swatch, but it doesn't show up too well on the eyes. The texture of these eyeshadows are creamy soft, they applies smoothly and blends beautifully. The combination of four colors also work perfectly together and even though the colors are so pigmented, it is such a nice quad for beginners as the colors blends so well together, it's hard to mess up your look. 

MAC Guo Pei Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad - Earthy Scent
MAC Guo Pei Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad - Amber Lights
MAC Guo Pei Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad - Walking Dawn
MAC Guo Pei Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad - Sweet Vapours
MAC Guo Pei Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad

MAC Guo Pei Morning Light Eyeshadow Quad is Limited Edition and it is still available to purchase from MAC online if you can justify spending $70 on an eyeshadow quad.

I am not a regular eyeshadow wearer nor am I familiar with all the eyeshadow brands out there, I do own a few eyeshadow palettes here and there and all of them are as good quality as MAC without a huge price tag. Therefore I feel like $70 for an eyeshadow quad is too expensive and I would not spend that much even though it's limited edition and it has a to-die-for packaging.

P.S I bought my quad brand new with an affordable price tag from a makeup artist and it is one of those MAC samples that were giving out to bloggers for review purpose etc... It doesn't have the retail packaging with a proper label on the back, but it is exactly the same as the ones sold in stores.

did you buy anything from the MAC Guo Pei collection?


  1. I thought the packaging for this collection was gorgeous and very befitting! That eyeshadow looks gorgeous on you!


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