Saturday, October 27th, 2012

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag

A Bag of Holiday Tricks

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag ($46.50) contains an eyeshadow duo that features Radial Pink (powder pink with silver sheen pearl) and Shadowy Lady (blackened plum). Shadowy Lady is permanent. It also includes a 275SE brush, Opulash Mascara, and Bordeauxline (deep rich brown) eyeliner. The eyeshadow duo is 0.09 oz (full-sized), Powerpoint Eye Pencil is 0.04 oz. (full-sized), Opulash Mascara is .38 oz. (full-sized). The total value of the kit is $58.50 for the cosmetics in it; this doesn’t include the value of the brush and bag.

Radial Pink is pale white with a hint of pink and a frosted, metallic sheen. The finish is officially a frost. It has so-so pigmentation. Chanel Harmonie du Soir is pinker. Tarina Tarantino Delightful is similar, slightly cooler-toned. Bare Escentuals Muse is less frosty. MAC Defiance is more iridescent.

Shadowy Lady is a blackened purple with a matte finish. It’s dry, stubborn in texture, and the color is a bit uneven. When I applied it to the lid, it wasn’t as blendable as a really good matte eyeshadow is. This shade is part of the permanent range, and it’s an often-included shade in holiday palettes. MAC Spellcaster is more purple. MAC Indian Ink is more purple, richer.

Bordeauxline is eggplant purple with a matte finish. It has decent color payoff, but it doesn’t build well, so it always look a bit faded and uneven. Make Up For Ever #4L is similar but has a sheen. CoverGirl Violet Voltage is comparable.

To reiterate:  the bag that this comes with is small, and the mascara and eyeliner barely fit in it.  You have to make sure to push them to the bottom and wiggle them in at an angle. I was surprised to see the bag that they came with wasn’t an easy fit.  It’s a clear vinyl bag with leopard and lace printing on the exterior/interior with a minty green satin beneath it.

The best product in the set is actually the mascara, which wears well and lengthens nicely.  The three color products are okay but none of them are top notch, excellent products.  Shadowy Lady is difficult to work with and needs patience to use, while Radial Pink had a tendency to fade–it was noticeably patchy after six hours over a primer.  Bordeauxline looks uneven and faded, never looking as rich on as it does in the pencil itself.  The eyeliner lasted seven hours but was noticeably faded after eight.

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MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

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The best product in the set is actually the mascara, which wears well and lengthens nicely. The three color products are okay but none of them are top notch, excellent products.

Product

7.5/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

3.5/5

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MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Radial Pink Eyeshadow

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Shadowy Lady Eyeshadow

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Bordeauxline Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Bordeauxline Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag

MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag
MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag

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9 thoughts on “MAC Decadently Pink Eye Look Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Yikes, that swatch of shadowy lady looks pretty,errr… shady :-S

  2. Peggy

    Christine, I appreciate all your reviews and swatches. However, the MAC holiday collection products were a huge MISS for me. So disappointing ! I looked forward to the products after seeing the press release with the pretty pink with black bows. :(

  3. katiechasm

    Unfortunate name.. Lol

  4. They really put the words “pink eye” next to each other in their product name?

  5. OMG.. why do the MAC collections feels so freaking endless this time? Absolutely no insult intended over your hard work, Christine. I hope you understand that :)

  6. Abbey

    I find Shadowy Lady difficult to work with in its original form, and this looks even worse.

  7. Jane

    Loved Bag but not products so much