Monday, April 6, 2015

MAC is Beauty Limited Edition Eye Shadow Review, Swatches and Photos

A while back I mentioned that I wasn't hopping on the MAC LE collection bandwagon as frequently as I usually do, but this week with the new MAC is Beauty Collection I found  myself indulging. I'm not usually one for pastel colours, particularly eye shadows, but I had a few Back to MAC recyclables and thought why not?

The three new LE eye shadows in the collection are minty green Preening,  peachy-pink Bouffant and Easter egg lilac Wow Factor. Photos in natural light, swatches on NC 35/40 skin.

Clockwise from top: Preening, Bouffant and Wow Factor

MAC Wow Factor Eye Shadow (Matte)

MAC Preening Eye Shadow (Satin)

MAC Bouffant Eye Shadow (Veluxe Pearl)

MAC Wow Factor, Preening and Bouffant

Wow Factor - A soft, pale matte pink toned lilac with medium pigmentation and a soft, creamy, blendable matte texture.

Preening - A soft, pale, satin mint green which leans yellow. Pigmentation is on the sheerer side but it is easily buildable through layering. The fine shimmer keeps this shade luminous and not chalky.

Bouffant - A sheeny peachy pink with a pink iridescence. This shadow is a little harder than other Veluxe Pearl formulas but I think it's due to a very firm press of the product in the pan as texture wise it is smooth. 

I'm surprise how much I like these shades - both Wow Factor and Preening have very nice, buildable textures and don't appear chalky on my medium/medium-deep skin tone. Bouffant is also nice as well for bringing light and brightness to the eyes as well as layering nicely on top of the other shades. Because these shades are pale and soft, to get "true to pan" colour you will best wear a pale or white base beneath (such as NYX Milk or MAC Paint Pot in Painterly), otherwise the shades will mix with your skin tone.

For spring I think these are wearable pastels that would play very well with neutrals. I think Wow Factor would look smashing paired with a soft brown, while Preening would work beautifully with a silvery taupe.

Grade: B

1 comment:

  1. Oooh what pretty colours! I like the wow factor colour. Great colours for spring :) x