Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

After waiting an hour in the cold at UPS, I arrived home with my MAC Dame Edna package!  So, of course, photos first, then swatches, and finally the review.  I’m posting photos in two posts, just because there are so many!

See product photos of the eyeshadow palettes and highlight powders!

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28 thoughts on “MAC Dame Edna Product Photos Part 1

  1. Hillary

    thank you for showing what the HP will look like under all that shimmer. it looks like it turns a really different color.

    • No problem! I think everyone deserves to know what the product is REALLY like, because I’d hate for someone to buy it for the overspray and hate the powder underneath.

      • Terry

        Yes, thanks a lot for the pics. Before your review I was really looking forward to trying one of these highlighting powders, but the idea of the overspray is so disappointing :( I loved Barbie Loves MAC highlighters and I hoped these could be nice substitutes, but I don’t think it’s the case.

        • No problem, Terry! Yes, overspray is just a huge no-no as far as I’m concerned. I expect designs to go away — like the “Dame Edna” writing, but the color should still be the same!

  2. kukuroshu

    I’m so excited :)

  3. I noticed you bought the #41 lashes which are absolutely gorgeous. I have never worn false eyelashes in my life and I bought them, quick question though, how am I suppose to put mascara on them without clumping…

    • I’m terrible with false lashes, unfortunately. It takes me forever and a day to get them on :( I usually put mascara on my natural lashes (just one coat or so), and not on the fake ones.

      • Thanks so much Christine! I’m scared to mutilate them because they’re so pretty but apparently the website says they aren’t limited so I guess I’ll give it a shot.

        • Lashes are only good for a few uses, usually, anyway! Depending on how well you take care of them, I think you might get 5-10 uses MAX. I usually have to cut my lashes in halves or thirds for easier application anyway :(

  4. Lil

    Oh my gosh, that is soooo disappointing on the highlighting powders! But I think I’m probably still going to get one eyeshadow trio and one lipglass…not too bad. I’m glad you did this because I know I’m going to save a ton of money by passing on most of this collection. Which means…more for BBR!

    • Yes, as soon as I heard about an overspray, I HAD to make sure swatches AND product photos reflected the duplicity!! It’s not fair to look and see something so pretty only to discover it’s TOTALLY different.

      Agreed, come on BBR!

      • Macaddict

        I totally agree! The whole “sham” reminds me of the Guerlain e/s quads. The ones (like the Butterfly and the “Fire something” collections – 1 of which I bought, only to find out that with the 1st swipe of a brush, all the pretty design is “skin deep” and gone forever and you only end up with boring, blah colors underneath… I hate being taken for a loop! Esp. when I shell out big bucks for a product that’s supposed to be different/unique/funky. I am way more careful now when I buy stuff like that.
        Thanks Christine for your “investigative report” :-)

        • You know, with something like a butterfly or swirld esign, I do expect the design goes away. I even expect the “Dame Edna” part to go away. But I don’t expect to see shimmer and get a matte powder underneath. THAT I do not take kindly to!

  5. Susanne

    Awesome pics, thank you! We will get it January 3rd here – can’t wait! :)

  6. Anitacska

    Ooh, not sure I could use that pretty powder if it turns into a lot less pretty. :( I would want to keep it forever!
    I like the purple eyeshadow trio though – a lot. :)

  7. Taryn

    Christine, are the HPs matte underneath the shimmer coating or do they have at least a tiny amount of sparkle? I ordered one last night, but if it’s matte, I’ll take it back before even trying it.

    Thanks for the pictures!

    • No, pretty much matte as far as I can tell. It was a little hard, just because one swatch gets rid of *most* of the overspray, but not all. Plus, my fingers were a little shimmery overall from all the swatchin’, LOL. I was talking to Elessa from Pursebuzz and she said they were totally matte/flat.

      • Taryn

        Oh what a shame. :( If only I had read this before placing the order. At least I got free shipping.

        I mean no offense to the MAC lovers here, but sometimes I think they sacrifice quality for packaging and “big names”. It’s all very well and good to have an attractive compact, but I’m buying it for the product inside and expect it to be just as nice as its case.

        JMO. :)

        • I do think that the collections MAC has put out for 2008 were less impressive than previous years–I was completely overwhelmed and generally turned off by the sheer amount of collections released, to be honest. It was hard to keep up, and it was even harder to ENJOY new products because newer ones would come out!

  8. Crystal

    The purple box they come in is pretty, thats about it.

  9. Beverley

    hey Christine, although the overspray is totally dissapointing, just wondering can the Hight-Light Powder work also as a pressed powder, for touch ups/blotting once the overspary comes off, because I noticed it comes with a puff.

    • To be honest, I don’t know about that. Spectacle is quite pink, it’s hard to imagine anyone with pink enough skin to use it as a touch up/blotting powder!

  10. sreyne

    I have to say l am very disappointed with this collection the eye shadow palettes didnt really appeal to me cause they were way to dupable. I went into MAC today to pick up both the powders but since costumers have been playing with them all the shimmer have been worn off…and the result was a very chalky blush. I couldnt bring myself to by it just to look at cause the color was the only reason l would consider getting it…the packing didnt really appeal to me. More money for BBR.