I was doing so well...staying away from MAC, staying away from Limited Edition, even gave myself a pat on the back at the end of the year. So of course at the start of the New Year, new beginnings, I became a MAC hauler again, yay for me!
This was my first time purchasing MAC Mineralized Eye Shadows, I have only previously tried their mineralized blushes, but when I saw these swirly designs, I just had to see them in person, and walked out with *ahem* a few...
Let me just begin by stating, I don't regret this at all!
I love these eye shadows, I think since they are part of the "Naturally" collection MAC created colors in a beautiful design that are wearable and pleasing to the eye as well as on.
The colors are all wearable, and can be built up. They can also be applied wet for a more intense hue
In The Sun
This looks like a coppery orange with a hint of MAC's Cranberry in the veining. I debated on this shade because I own MAC's Cranberry and have yet to ever use it...but this is the eye shadow I have been reaching for since purchasing. I think it's my favorite of the bunch!
This shade has the biggest chunky particles, it feels almost gritty and I was afraid of fall out but have yet to experience any. This shade looks gorgeous with warm colored clothing, and is my new safe orangey copper shade.
I love this all over the lid, and just under the lash line with liner
The rest of the shades are far smoother in quality. This is a very safe Champagne shade with a touch of pink when reflected in certain angles. With a heavy swatch it looks like an intense white gold champagne, but when applied less heavily, a nice pink reflection emerges
Described as a dirty peach with blue sheen, I disagree. This comes out quite lavender on my skin with blue silver iridescent, but in some indoor lighting I see peach! very strange! this is interesting indeed, and I think is a shade you can wear all day and reflect a multitude of hues. It will keep whoever you are with all day guessing what you have on your eyes!
The darkest shade of the bunch and a strong brown, that seems to be rich, but slightly charred.
I have been using this daily as a liner shade
Indoor lighting: heavy swatches
R to L: Summer Haze, Into the Sun, Daylight, Twilight
Sunlight: heavy swatches
Less heavy swatches in the sun
You see the chunky glitters from "Into The Sun" which is the 2nd to last swatch from below, and you can also see the slight pink reflects in "Summer Haze" as the last shade on the bottom
I like these! I think the pigmentation is very easily built up, but I think they look far better as a wash over the eyes so you can see the multi dimensional shimmers that most of these posses.
I also like the fact that depending on lighting some of these shades look quite different. This can be considered a con to some, but a plus for me as I believe it adds to the shadow's uniqueness. They last all day on my lids with a primer, and as a liner, it does not seem to fade.
Outside "Into the Sun" which has the roughest texture, the remaining shades are smooth and easily to apply.
MAC also promoted in this collection a new eye shadow brush to be used with these eye shadows. I personally tried it and did not think I needed this in my collection, I use a domed fluffy brush for application
Thanks for reading!!