I finally own this coveted eyeshadow! It's only taken over 2 years to have it in my collection, but here it is, MAC Stylishly Merry. I got this shadow as a gift this Christmas and was super excited because this has been an eyeshadow that I have wanted for ages.
I first heard about it when it was re-released in MACs 2017 Holiday collection. However, when I went to buy it, it had already sold out. Then for MACs 2018 Holiday collection, they released a highlighter called Snowflushed which was essentially a giant version of Stylishly Merry. I didn't buy it though as I still hadn't managed to swatch it yet and didn't know if I wanted a massive eyeshadow. However, this autumn MAC re-released Stylishly Merry! I'm pretty sure it's a permanent shade (at least for now) so if you've been eyeing this shade its available!
This shade is a yellow gold-coppery pink duochrome and with flecks of pink shimmer in it. The pigmentation isn't amazing, which is good if you want to wear it on an everyday basis as it still looks like a neutral shade (it's work appropriate). I tried building up the shadow on my eyes but it didn't become more intense so keep that in mind. I also checked my eyeshadow in some different lighting and it mainly looked like a coppery pink shade although in more artificial lighting the pink shimmer particles were more noticeable.
A slightly burry image of MAC Stylishly Merry to show the pink shimmer
While I do enjoy this shadow, it doesn't wow me. I think this is because after trying the Clionadh Cosmetics multichrome eyeshadow formula the bar has been RAISED. Stylishly Merry is good but it doesn't quite live up to my expectations unfortunately. On my lids it just translates as a pink-copper with some flecks of pink shimmer so you can't really tell that it has a colour shift.
Also, since my posts about Clionadh Cosmetics Stained Glass Collection have been so popular, if you want a shade similar to Stylishly Merry but you want a super intense shift and more pigmentation; Clionadh has two shades Blaze and Engrave, that look similar to Stylishly Merry, but stepped up a notch.
Stylishly Merry retails for £16.50 and the Clionadh glitter formula retails for around C$11.00 (roughly £6.50) so with Clionadh you get a much better formula and cheaper price. Keep in mind also that there are shipping costs when ordering from Clionadh's website, so the price may come out to a similar amount.
And a PSA, Clionadh Cosmetics are actually restocking AND have a sale on Tuesday the 21 of January at 4pm EST! So definitely go and check the website if you liked the look of the shadows in my previous posts.
Thanks for reading!