MAC Iced, Photosphere, Gravitational Electric Cool Eyeshadows

MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.07 oz.) has a sponge-like texture with some spring, so they are a cream eyeshadow but dry down and set to more of a powder finish. If you’ve tried Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres, ColourPop Super Shock Shadows, Dior Diorshow Fusion Ombres, or Buxom Stay There Eyeshadows, these are similar in regards to texture. The performance of these really ranges from shade to shade, and the major weakness is really in the application/texture as some shades sheer out easily or apply unevenly (usually the darker shades). I recommend MAC’s 242 for application, as it lays down color well and you can use it to blend out the edges. They wear well without creasing or fading, but there is some fall out with the more sparkly shades. For summer, MAC is re-releasing the formula with a lot of repromotes that I’ve reviewed previously here as well as seven new shades. I have three ready to review in this post, and I just received my order of the remaining four this week. The collection is online now and will be available in stores on August 6th.

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MAC Iced Electric Cool Eyeshadow
MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow Iced
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
80%
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MAC Lapisluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Lapisluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio ($25.00 for oz.) is a cooler-toned shades. The three shades coordinate well together, but the Veluxe Pearlfusion is one of those eyeshadows that you may love or easily skip right on by. This formula is supposed to have “sheer coverage with a soft finish” when applied dry and “super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance” when applied wet. My experience with this formula is that sometimes it can be really nice, other times it is a total miss. I think they are most practical used damp or over a slightly tacky base if you want to use them dry. They’re actually longer-wearing than you might think, given how they feel and swatch, but I usually get seven to eight hours of crease-free wear.

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MAC Lapisluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio Lapisluxe
C-
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
70%
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Burberry Wet & Dry Silk Eyeshadows (x5)

Burberry Optic White (000) Wet & Dry Glow Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, metallic white with neutral undertones. Applied dry, it was semi-opaque, and applied damp, it was more opaque, though not fully opaque. The texture has an almost dry feel to the touch, but it is very smooth and blendable. It wore well for eight hours on me before creasing slightly. Inglot #453 (P, $6.00) is cooler. Dior Lune (001) (P, $31.00) is darker. MAC White (P, $21.00) is cooler. MAC A Waft of Grey #1 (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (P, $21.00) is more muted. Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is more muted. Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. MAC Smoky Black Friday #1 (LE, ) is darker. Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery. NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is cooler. Viseart Yves (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Burberry Optic White Wet & Dry Glow Eyeshadow
Burberry Wet & Dry Glow Shadow Optic White (000)
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%
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Guerlain Les Cendres (19) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Cendres Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a muted set of neutral shades ranging from taupe to warm beige. I haven’t seen this pop up online yet, but it should be available soon as the majority of the fall collection is making its way online already. It features the newer eyeshadow formula, which I haven’t had good luck with for the most part (some shades are decent but some have been real misses!) as it tends to be powdery, prone to sheering out, and shorter-wearing. After testing this quad, it seems like the newer formula works better with a more matte to satin finish than the more frosted ones. They applied a lot better, though they didn’t wear particularly long, but at least I was able to come out with a decent look.

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Guerlain Les Cendres Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain L’Ecrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Les Cendres (19)
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
82%
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MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio ($25.00 for oz.) is a warm-toned set of shades ranging from gold to golden orange to smoky green. This trio is an online exclusive and limited edition. The three shades coordinate well together, but the Veluxe Pearlfusion is one of those eyeshadows that you may love or easily skip right on by. This formula is supposed to have “sheer coverage with a soft finish” when applied dry and “super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance” when applied wet. My experience with this formula is that sometimes it can be really nice, other times it is a total miss. I think they are most practical used damp or over a slightly tacky base if you want to use them dry. They’re actually longer-wearing than you might think, given how they feel and swatch, but I usually get seven to eight hours of crease-free wear. I liked this one best applied damp or over a tacky base, as the sparkly bits of the orange and smoky green don’t work well dry.

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MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio Gingerluxe
B-
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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Burberry Gold Copper & Dusky Mauve Eye Colour Creams

Burberry Eye Colour Cream ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a new cream eyeshadow formula that is available in eight shades. The formula is supposed to be “creamy, blendable” in texture with a “long-lasting” and “crease-free” wear. Burberry says it can be used to “deliver an effortless wash of luminising colour.” The texture is lightly spongy, though the two shades I tried had a firmer consistency with less spring compared to other formulas I’ve tried. They’re very blendable with semi-opaque coverage that’s easily taken down to more of a wash of color or layered for more opaque coverage, but they’re more medium buildable than a true wash of color. They lasted for six to eight hours on me before creasing.

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Burberry Gold Copper No. 100 Eye Colour Cream
Burberry Eye Colour Cream Gold Copper No. 100
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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