MAC Dazzleshadow Eyeshadow (Part 1)

MAC Dazzleshadow ($21.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a new formula that launches online on June 11th and hits stores on June 18th (July for international locations). The formula is supposed to have “rich pigments [that] adhere to the lid” with a “twinkling sheen.” The “liquidform ‘bridge’ texture” gives it “superior adhesion and performance, minimizing fallout.” MAC didn’t note whether they could be used with a damp brush, though I used all with a damp brush (as well as dry and over primer), and I didn’t notice any adverse changes to the surface texture of any of the shades. The texture has a slightly emollient feel, but it is primarily a powder eyeshadow. It’s not really gritty, as the sparkles are flatter and less textured, but it’s not quite smooth like your traditional powder eyeshadow, because it is packed with sparkle. A lot of the shades had more of a duochrome nature and others shifted based on the amount of sparkle (the sparkly bits reflected light more, giving the color a lighter appearance at certain angles but not a real color shift).

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MAC She Sparkles Dazzleshadow
MAC Dazzleshadow She Sparkles
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
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Sneak Peek: MAC Dazzleshadow Photos & Swatches

MAC Dazzleshadow
MAC Dazzleshadow

MAC Dazzleshadow ($21.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a new eyeshadow formula launching online on June 11th (in-stores on June 18th and July 2015 internationally) in the Le Disko collection, which also features five shades of Dazzleglasses (two are new, which I don’t have). There are twelve Dazzleshadows in all, and I have eleven to share with you (I don’t have I Like 2 Watch). I’m still testing the formula, so check back for full reviews later this week. One of mine (Boom Boom Room) arrived broken/shattered, so I dry-pressed it back into form, and each eyeshadow came with a small piece of paper inside the container that warned these were fragile. MAC confirmed this morning that the collection is limited edition.

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MAC Le Disko Collection for Summer 2015

MAC Le Disko Collection for Summer 2015
MAC Le Disko Collection for Summer 2015

Le Disko, where glitter and glamour intoxicate and colour gets physical. It’s all see and be scene as the crowd converges under a sparkling aura of lights and erupts into a dazzling sea of eyes and lips. Feel the fever with Dazzle Eye Shadow in riotous hues, while Dazzleglass drops it like it’s hot for colour-popped lips that’ll make the boys go crazy. It’s a full on colour disco, and you’re the reigning queen.

Dazzleglass ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Rollergirl Nude with pink pearl
  • Sugarrimmed Pale white beige (Repromote)
  • Phiff! Sheer neutral beige with orange undertone (Repromote)
  • Cherry Popping Fuchsia with purple pearl
  • Boys Go Crazy Dark purple with blue undertone (Repromote)

Dazzleshadow ($21.00 U.S. / $26.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Exceptional, sparkling shadows offer a mix of unique colors and finishes that stand out from the crowd, providing maximum shelf appeal. Rich pigments adhere to the lid, remaining true to the color you see in the pan, imparting eyes with beautiful, twinkling sheen. Innovative liquidform ‘bridge’ texture creates the perfect union of a cream and powder. Unique formula creates a multi-dimensional, reflective surface leaving lids looking dazzling yet delicate. Performance driven liquidform texture allows for superior adhesion and performance, minimizing fallout and giving a brilliance not found in a traditional pressed eye shadow.

  • She Sparkles Light grey with silver sparkles
  • Last Dance Peach beige with pink sparkles
  • Let’s Roll Red bronze with sparkles
  • Try Me On Deep blue green with sparkles
  • Say It Isn’t So Dark grey with pink sparkles
  • Can’t Stop, Don’t Stop Deep plum purple with sparkles
  • Let’s Boogie Black with sparkles
  • Boom Boom Room Light burgundy with emerald sparkles
  • I Like 2 Watch Mid-tone brown with gold sparkles
  • Slow/Fast/Slow Bronze with red sparkles
  • Get Physical Purple with light blue sparkles
  • Feel the Fever Deep blue purple with pink sprinkles

Superslick Liquid Eyeliner ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 Limited Edition) (TBA)

  • Nocturnal Bright silver pearl (Repromote)
  • Pure Show Bright yellow-gold pearl (Repromote)

Brush (TBA)

  • 247 Flat Shader Brush ($25.00 U.S. / $30.00 CDN)

Availability: Online on June 11th, 2015; in-stores on June 18th, 2015; July 2015 for international locations

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Round-up: MAC The Matte Lip Collection Overview & Thoughts

MAC The Matte Lip Collection

MAC The Matte Lip Collection is supposed to launch online on May 28th and hit stores and counters on June 11th. According to MAC, all of the new/rereleased shades are being added to the permanent line. Six of the shades are Retro Matte, and the rest are Matte. Retro Mattes have a much drier, thinner, and stiffer formula, which makes them harder to apply directly from the tube, and they tend to be rather drying (in my experience, of course). Mattes have a heavier consistency that’s a little thicker and creamier, so they tend to be more forgiving and apply more evenly, though they typically don’t wear quite as long as Retro Mattes, they are often not as drying either. My personal favorites were Velvet Teddy (A-), Matte Royal (B+), and Men Love Mystery (B+).

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MAC The Matte Lip Collection (2015) (Part 4)

MAC Runway Hit Lipstick ($16.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “light nude matte [with a Retro Matte finish].” It’s a muted, light-medium pink-coral with a matte finish. The texture is dry and very firm, which makes it harder to apply from the tube as it tugs and drags along the lips. The Retro Matte formula is one best applied with a lip brush to minimize irritating the lips. It had mostly opaque coverage, and it lasted for five hours but the color pulled into lip lines somewhat. The formula was drying over time, which is my typical experience with the Retro Matte finish. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Instigator Lipstick
MAC Lipstick Runway Hit
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
80%
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