MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Tests

There are twelve shades of MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($18.50 for 0.07 oz.), which is a new formula (though rumor has it is the concept is Big Bounce Eyeshadows reformulated). There’s not a whole lot of information on these; the texture is described as soft and lightweight, it will deliver rich color, there is “sensational blending power,” and has “medium-to-high coverage.” The press release mentioned also wearing it as a wash of color. I think I managed to wear all twelve shades over eight different tests (a mix of with and without primer, different primers).

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MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Tests

B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
3
Total
81%

Essie Go Overboard Nail Lacquer

Essie Go Overboard Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “a limitless sea blue.” It’s a deep, almost inky, blue with subtle hints of teal–you might call it a very blue teal or a teal-tinged navy blue. MAC Deep Sea is greener and much, much darker. Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal is a bit darker and greener. Illamasqua Viridian is more of a teal.  Nothing I could think of was close; everything that was even remotely similar was significantly darker.

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Essie Go Overboard Nail Lacquer
Essie Nail Lacquer Go Overboard
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
99%

Chanel Furtif Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow

Chanel Furtif Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow ($28.50 for 0.05 oz.) is described as “silver-grey.” It has a light-medium gray base with a silverish shimmer-sheen; it almost looks a little brown-toned. Guerlain Les Gris is similar, perhaps more metallic. Giorgio Armani #22 is more metallic. Tarina Tarantion Mr. Silver is lighter. MAC Electra has more of a satin finish but is similar in color.

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Chanel Furtif Ombre Essentielle / Soft Touch Eyeshadow
Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow Furtif
C-
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
3
Total
72%

NARS Amsterdam Pure Matte Lipstick

NARS Amsterdam Pure Matte Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “garnet red.” It’s a medium-dark red with burgundy-brown undertones and a natural matte finish, which means there’s the barest of sheen but it doesn’t look flat. MAC Rocker is slightly darker, cooler-toned. MAC Runaway Red is brighter. shu uemura Rouge Luster is similar but has shimmer. MAC Such Flare is slightly redder and brighter. MAC Extended Play is a bit browner. NARS Mascate is cooler-toned and brighter. Make Up For Ever #48 is sheerer and a bit more intense. MAC Dark Side is similar but has a glossier finish.

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NARS Amsterdam Pure Matte Lipstick
NARS Pure Matte Lipstick Amsterdam
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
4.5
Total
99%

MAC Illustrated’s Smoky Eye Plum Kit

MAC Illustrated – Smoky Eye Plum Kit ($49.50) includes three eyeshadows, two travel-sized brushes, Technakohl Eyeliner, and a travel-sized Zoom Lash mascara. It’s a Nordstrom exclusive set and available both in-stores and online. There is another palette available, but it contains all permanent shades, so I only purchased this one for review.

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MAC Illustrated - Smoky Eye Plum Kit

MAC Illustrated’s Smoky Eye Plum Kit

D+
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
8
Application
3
Total
69%

MAC Illustrated Red x3 Lip Color & Bag

MAC Illustrated Red x3 Lip Color & Bag ($39.50) includes three products plus a small makeup bag: Freehand Cremestick Liner (new and exclusive), Totally Fab Dazzleglass Creme (repromote), and Must Be Red! Cremesheen Lipstick (new and exclusive).  This set is limited edition and exclusive to Nordstrom for their anniversary sale, but it is available in-store and online.

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MAC Freehand Cremestick Liner

MAC Illustrated Red x3 Lip Color & Bag

A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%