Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

MAC Big Bounce Shadow
MAC Big Bounce Shadows

MAC Big Bounce Shadow: Photos/Swatches, Part 2

Make sure you read my original, in-depth review for these eyeshadows here. This post only contains photos and swatches of the second half of the shades that will launch on May 5th. Each retails for $16.50.  I just did heavier swatches here (I just used whatever stuck to the spatula I used to fish each shade out), but these can go from sheer to medium coverage.

  • My Next Indulgence is a dark forest green with a blackened base.
  • Reward Yourself is a muted copper with a golden champagne shimmer-sheen.
  • Rich, Sweet is a dark, rich chocolate brown with a bronzy-brown sheen.
  • Rich Thrills is a purple-tinged, silvery gray.
  • Sizzlin’ Diva is a darkened, bronzed copper with a metallic sheen.
  • Spread the Wealth is a dirty olive green with multi-colored micro-shimmer and metallic sheen.
  • Trophy is a pinky champagne with a metallic sheen.
  • Up the Ante is a rich, coppery shade with micro-glitter (the texture is like Impeccably Rich).

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MAC Big Bounce Shadow Swatches, Photos (Part 2)

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It's really too bad that there is so little wear time when worn alone (Reward Yourself had maybe a half hour of nice wear, but the others I tried were done in fifteen minutes), because I feel like these don't deserve such a low score. If you intend to set with powder shadow, these perform much, much better and would see a B- rating instead.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

/10

Application

3.5/5

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MAC Big Bounce Shadow
MAC My Next Indulgence Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC My Next Indulgence Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Rich, Sweet Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Rich, Sweet Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Rich, Sweet Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Rich, Sweet Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Rich Thrills Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Rich Thrills Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Rich Thrills Big Bounce Shadow

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My Next Indulgence, Reward Yourself, Rich Sweet, Rich Thrills

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My Next Indulgence, Reward Yourself

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Rich Sweet, Rich Thrills

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MAC Sizzlin’ Diva Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Sizzlin’ Diva Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Trophy Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Trophy Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Trophy Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Trophy Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Up the Ante Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Up the Ante Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Up the Ante Big Bounce Shadow

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MAC Up the Ante Big Bounce Shadow

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Sizzlin’ Diva, Spread the Wealth, Trophy, Up the Ante

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Sizzlin’ Diva, Spread the Wealth

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Trophy, Up the Ante

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Big Bounce Shadow? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics on May 5th, $16.50 each.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

For My Next Indulgence, try MAC Forest Green. For Reward Yourself, try Buxom Golden Retriever (but it seems significantly darker, I don't own it). For Rich, Sweet, try MUFE #15 (might not be warm or bronzy enough). For Rich Thrills, try Benefit Silver Spoon (more of a blue cast than purple). For Sizzlin' Diva, try Benefit Busy Signal. For Spread the Wealth, try Buxom Shiz Tzu (seems a little greener, but I don't own it). For Trophy, try Benefit Flatter Me. For Up the Ante, try MUFE #12 (might be less copper).

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67 thoughts on “MAC Big Bounce Shadow Swatches, Photos (Part 2)

  1. Amanda

    Love trophy!

  2. Michelle

    I love so many of these colors! It’s unfortunate that I’ve heard so many bad reviews about them :(

  3. These pics make the products look so yummy, especially the super-duper close-ups! Like seriously, I kinda wanna put them in my mouth. Though I don’t think they would taste too good, lol.. >.<

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily Emily

      I know! I want to eat Rich,Sweet.. I mean they *are* capitalizing on it’s resemblence to chocolate. I am just crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s!

    • Layni

      I was thinking the same thing! They make my mouth water…eww.

  4. Joanne

    Trophy is such a beautiful colour!

  5. shortie

    why would anybody buy these. the benefit cream shadows and MUFE aqua creams are so much better in quality. people dont buy stuff just cause its from mac. if its a crappy product just leave it. i know both benefit and MUFe are more expensive but at least ur getting quality for the price

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Heidi Heidi S.

    They’re so pretty…it’s a shame that the wear-time isn’t longer :(

  7. while the colors are pretty not sure if they’d be efficient as bases .. i prefer the paint pots or my TFSI … i’ll have to go into the store and feel the texture of these .. thanks for the review!

  8. Julia

    These would have been amazing paint pot colors…

    • Chantal

      I know! I’m so frustrated that there are so few permanent paint pot shades; it’s such a great formula. And now, instead of releasing some much needed LE colours, they launch a difficult new formula instead! Why does MAC do this to us?

  9. Amy

    I have no interest in buying these, thanks to your review, but the close-ups are so gorgeous! If only the product were as well…

  10. I have no interest in these whatsoever, but every time I see them I just want to EAT THEM (shoutout to whoever said that). Or squish them. The texture looks so lovely. I’m glad I’m not the only one. :P

  11. espresso

    Again, the closeups..! <3 If you posted them anywhere in really high resolution, if I found this on deviantart or something, I'd surely download them all and put them as wallpapers on my private desktop one after the other ^^ I love macros of make up for that, especially when the shimmer in it has such beautiful light effects!

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cate Cate

    Trophy looks like UD’s Sin!! Love it!!

  13. Shiri

    Why couldn’t MAC have made these beautiful color into Paint Pots???!!! Why??!!! They would sell like crazy if they were paint pots.
    :-(

  14. Tricia

    So pretty. Such a shame about the reviews, though.

    I just want to stick my finger in them. lmao

  15. laurie

    these are so pretty! i wouldn’t ever use them, but pretty nonetheless! and yay! Macro lens FTW!!

  16. Pawsha

    Just ordered a few….guess we’ll see how it goes. Dont want to at least TRY a few. :)

  17. OMG Christine! Those close-up pictures are INCREDIBLE. I want to make them my desktop background!!

  18. Katie

    They are sooo pretty–I wish they actually worked!!!

  19. Dang, it’s too bad these suck because your super mega closeups looks so amazing in the pots!

  20. The closeup shots are awesome but I wish these were in pressed form though.

  21. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Evelyn Evelyn

    They look so pretty but I had expected them to be more of a mousse, like the Buxom shadows or the Maybelline mousse blushes. These seem…rather goopy. oh well!

  22. Carrie Ann

    I don’t like these at all. Sure, the colors are pretty, but what’s the point if you can’t wear them alone w/o creasing? This product is probably meant for professional makeup artists. My wallet thanks you for your honest reviews. :)

  23. Elle

    I so, so, SO wish these were paint pots! And you know you eat too many cupcakes when all you can think of when you look at these is frosting…

  24. Stacey

    Lovely photos Christine. I echo what everyone has said about wishing these were paint pots. Most of these shades would sell out if they were! I’ve not heard anything good about them thus far though. It’s probably good for my bank balance!!

  25. Shilpa

    these look awesome!! your photos are better than most promo pics!!! just your pics would sell these…

  26. Anna

    Like everyone is saying, beautiful photographs Christine! The colors of these shadows are amazing! The macro shots are o.O

  27. The colors are so amazing, so sad they got such a disappointing review

  28. I see the blue, but it wasn’t reviewed?

  29. Evelyn

    wow they swatch beautifully its too bad they dont wear well

  30. amalia

    christine this is random but i do not know where else to put it. Do you know if the MAC pro loose beauty powders are still avaiable are they perm?

  31. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Risa Marissa B

    It’s a shame that these look so beautiful, yet perform so poorly. Just as well because I think I would have wanted them all, those closeups are so amazing you can see all the details and flecks of pigment in the color itself!!

  32. Lisa

    ugh i want to get these so bad! if only they would last longer. Buying them now just seems like a waste! come on MAC!

  33. Lisa

    im an NC45. could i use the gold colors as a cheek highlight? lol they’re just too pretty to pass up

  34. Julia

    Too bad that something that look so delicious in the pot seem to perform so utterly crappy! I would have bought all of them if they where Paint Pots! You hear me MAC?

  35. Martha

    I think Mac should maybe change the names of these to Mac Big Bounce Eye Shadow BASE??? Or maybe that is what they are actually called, someone in the factory forgot to add BASE?

  36. Daria

    The colors are sure pretty! Why did they have to suck??

  37. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ana Ana G.

    Too bad they’re so…bad!!! Nice colors though.

  38. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Grace Grace Chin

    Despite all the rant about these, i actually wouldnt mind giving a try to see how it’ll react to my monolids :)

  39. lovechanel888

    Looking at the color, they are all so lovely and pigmented. But too bad for the bad review….

  40. I love to use mac products.

  41. maryel

    what a shame! these colors are so pretty

  42. MissVix

    Love, love, LOVE the colours – if they had the staying power of the paint pots or fluidlines, I’d buy the lot. Shame to hear they didn’t get the consistency right. Let’s hope for improvement on that score!

  43. Jennifer

    The colors are really pretty in the close up pot shots.
    Too bad MAC didn’t take their time and develop a better formula for them. I guess that’s why they are LE. lol

    I probably will get Rich Sweet.

    Christine,
    For Rich Sweet was one of the more pigmented ones or did you have to really work to get it densely pigmented looking for the swatch?

  44. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dini Dini

    Thanks for all the swatches. They all look so very lovely, swirled up like mousse in the pots! Too bad that they are limited edition. I might pick up a few colors, just to see if there are ways to play with them and up the wear time or usefulness of these. The colors themselves are great.

  45. If you wear these over a primer and set with eye shadow, will it be more prone to creasing than if you would just wear primer and eye shadow?
    I too think many people would prefer these to be paint pots, although they DO look appealing in their jars…

  46. Sarah M

    To me, these just look like they would make way too much of a mess and I don’t have the time or energy to be cleaning up after them. Lol.

  47. Amanda

    The swatches look gorgeous, but I’m only a fan of standard eyeshadows..

  48. danni

    Try these over an eyeshadow. I know it sounds crazy, but i got the tip from Mac myself :)

    • Amanda

      I’ve done this tonight. I used Parfait Amore over Count Your Assets. It holds pretty well. I also did the reverse, and felt it had better staying power. IMO.

  49. Pamela S

    Ok question what do you think about mixing in some pigment? would that change the whole thing? for the better or for the worse?…

  50. Chelsea

    The texture of these reminds me of really fine glitter mixed with petroleum jelly. Its very strange.

  51. Kayleigh

    If I wanted a matching eyeshadow color to layer over Trophy, would Naked Lunch be a good color match, or is there a closer color? Thanks!

  52. Amanda

    Just wondering how Up The Ante would look as a base with Peacocky Paparazz-she over it. I feel like that might work beautifully. Ofcourse, I am judging by the pics. Maybe Reward yourself would work better actually. This may be the only reason I purchase one.

  53. Amanda

    Ok, I must say, Spread The Wealth, as a base is outstanding, as opposed to wearing it alone, which is less then complementary. I actually took your advise Christine and used it as the base to Sumptuous Olive. Swatched again with Juxt. Both colors were outstanding with the olive as the base color, and gave each a different yet unique look. Definitely does take more time, but I automatically fell in love with this product instead of absolutely hating it. your technique was great advise, thanks!! :)

  54. brighton

    It sucks that you didnt like them, the colors are dazzling!

  55. Such a shame that they don’t last longer, the colors are amazing :(

  56. Jen T

    I just bought 2 (My Next Indulgence & Up The Ante). I generally like a natural/light colored shadow, and think I will like these as a “wash.” Sounds like I will have to put a little primer on to keep the shadow in place though.

  57. Everybody should try a big bounce shadow! I was put off by bad reviews, but after testing out and then buying impeccebly rich and good fortune, I LOVE THESE PRODUCTS! They go on really nicely with a brush and with your finger, they are creamy and buildable with great pigmentation and i found that they lasted all day for me without a eye primer. A lot of people have been saying that the shadow has settled into their crease, but mine stayed perfect all day without needing to add powder. I definitely recommend for people to try this before giving up on the product, because it work beautifully for me!