Saturday, October 19th, 2013

MAC Divine Night Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos
MAC Divine Night Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos

MAC Divine Night Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos ($23.00 for 0.06 oz.) are available in six new and limited edition versions. Each version contains two shades. The areas are large enough to fit normal eyeshadow brushes in, so they can be used individually.  The majority of the shades wore about seven hours with some fading present at that point, while a few had fall out alongside the shorter wear time.  I think on the whole, these eyeshadows seemed more pigmented than other Mineralize Eyeshadows, and some of them had a softer, denser texture–but a few were a little drier and stiffer to work with.

Captivating #1 is described as a “deep gold.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff when applied dry or damp–when applied damp, it was smoother and less powdery. It showed some signs of fading after six hours of wear. theBalm D1 (LE, $16.00) is more metallic. Chanel Convoitise (90) (LE, $36.00) is lighter. Sephora Collection French Riviera (04) (P, $13.00) is darker. theBalm Snobby (P, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Dreammaker (LE, $15.00) is less frosted. MAC Sweet & Sour #1 (P, $21.00) is similar. L’Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is more metallic. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is also more metallic. Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is more metallic, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Captivating #2 is described as a “bright white gold base.” It’s a stark, white gold base–there’s the stark white base with a pale gold shimmer-sheen that seems to get pulled out if you blend out the shade. The texture was a little chunky and loose. Applied dry, it was powdery, chunky, and dusty, and then applied damp, it was less powdery and dusty, but it didn’t smooth out. It showed some signs of fading after seven hours of wear. MAC Greenluxe #2 (P) is more metallic, darker. Disney by Sephora Charming (LE) is darker. Urban Decay Vanilla (LE, $18.00) is similar. MAC Short Shorts (LE, $15.00) is smoother. bareMinerals Breathtaking (P) is less warm-toned. See comparison swatches.

Exquisite Ego #1 is described as a “soft white champagne.” It’s a light, peachy-beige with a frosted, metallic sheen. It had decent color payoff applied dry but was more pigmented when applied damp. The texture was slightly powdery. It showed some signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Kat Von D Precious (LE) is less metallic. MAC Vanilla Diamond (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #2 (P) is similar. Disney by Sephora Scuttle (LE) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Flow (LE, $18.00) is similar. MAC Summer Haze (LE, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Exquisite Ego #2 is described as a “bronze base.” It’s a coppery orange with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff both wet and dry; it was slightly powdery when applied dry but was nice when applied damp. There’s no shortage of dupes for a shade like this. It showed some signs of fading after seven hours of wear. LORAC Gold (P) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P) is more orange. Bobbi Brown Tiger’s Eye (LE, $21.00) is browner. NARS Isolde #1 (P, $24.00) is similar. MAC Campfire (LE, $32.50) is richer. bareMinerals Bragging Rights (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Gilded Night #1 is described as a “black with pearl.” It’s a soft black with silver shimmer. Applied dry, it’s sheer and dry; applied damp, it is somewhat more pigmented but still significantly softer and more muted than it appears in the pan. It showed some signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Too Faced Starry Night (LE) is darker. Sephora Collection Animal Instinct (01) (P, $13.00) is similar. MAC Dark Dare (LE, $21.00) is less sparkly, darker. Burberry Dark Spice #1 (P) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Gilded Night #2 is described as a “bright gold with silver pearl base.” It’s a bright, light-medium yellow gold with a frosted, sparkling finish. It had a chunky consistency in the pan, so it was difficult to apply it smoothly, even when applied with a dampened brush. It had good color payoff, though. It showed some signs of fading and fall out after seven hours of wear. Kat Von D Sunset Blvd. is lighter. (LE) CoverGirl Melted Gold (320) (P, $4.99) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Triton (LE) is similar. Chanel Cool Gold (LE, $34.00) is a cream product. Maybelline Gold Rush (P, $6.99) is a cream product. MAC Goldmine (P, $15.00) is yellower. bareMinerals Surreal (P) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Past Midnight #1 is described as a “soft white pink frost.” It’s a pale, subtly cool-toned, light pink with a metallic finish. It is sheer when applied dry, and it was more opaque when applied damp. It showed some signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Kat Von D Instaglam (LE) is similar. MAC Dare to Bare (LE, $21.00) is less metallic. MAC Good Fortune (LE, $16.50) is a cream product. Giorgio Armani #29 (LE, $33.00) is darker. bareMinerals Glitterati (LE) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Past Midnight #2 is described as a “blackish purple with violet pearl base.” It’s a violet purple over a blackened base with a satiny sheen. It had very sheer pigmentation when applied dry, and when applied damp, it was semi-opaque but still not great. The texture was very dry and a little stiff to work with. It showed some signs of fading after six hours of wear. Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #1 (P) is similar. theBalm All the Way Annie (P, $16.00) is also similar. theBalm Lavish Latoya (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Rockstar (P, $18.00) is darker. NARS High Society #3 (LE, $24.00) is more matte. L’Oreal Perpetual Purple (P, $7.99) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Tonight’s Temptation #1 is described as a “royal blue.” It’s a medium-dark blue with a soft, frosted sheen. It had so-so color payoff applied dry, but it was much more pigmented when applied damp. The texture was soft, not too powdery. It showed some signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Sephora Collection My Boyfriend’s Jeans (19) (P, $13.00) is purpler. Urban Decay Radium (P, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Love Cycle #2 (LE, $21.00) is richer. MAC Blue Sheen (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Deep Truth (P, $15.00) is less cool-toned. MAC Switch to Blue (LE, $18.50) is lighter, cream product. See comparison swatches.

Tonight’s Temptation #2 is described as a “black with pearl base.” It’s a dark black with a soft silver shimmer. It is more intense than the Gilded Night #1. It was sheer when applied dry, and then it was semi-opaque when applied damp. It showed some signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Too Faced Starry Night (LE) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod #2 (P) is similar. CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is also similar. Bobbi Brown Lava (LE) is darker. NARS Night Breed (LE, $24.00) is darker. MAC Blacklit (LE, $18.50) is a cream product. Chanel Mirifique (P, $36.00) is more sparkly, cream product. See comparison swatches.

Until Dawn #1 is described as a “purple taupe.” It’s a subtly gray-tinged, caramel brown with a frosted, slightly metallic, sheen. It had sheer color payoff when applied dry, but it was a lot more pigmented applied damp. This shade was somewhat powdery. It showed some signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #3 (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Edward Bess Dusk (P, $30.00) is darker. Urban Decay Stray Dog (LE, $18.00) is similar, slightly darker. Bobbi Brown Heather Brown (LE, $29.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Until Dawn #2 is described as a “soft gold base.” It’s a muted, yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic, sheen. It had a slightly powdery, somewhat chunky, consistency. It had sheer pigmentation when applied dry, and it was more opaque when applied damp. It showed some signs of fading after seven hours of wear.  Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is similar. theBalm Iron Maid-in (P, $16.00) is yellower. Milani Drenched in Gold (P, $6.99) is a bit yellower. Dior Night Golds #4 (LE) is very similar. See comparison swatches.

The Glossover

LE
palette

Captivating

B

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4.5/5

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LE
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Captivating #1

B+

Product

8.5/10

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9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

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Dupes
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Captivating #2

B-

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

7/10

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MAC Captivating Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
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MAC Exquisite Ego Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
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MAC Gilded Night Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Gilded Night Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Gilded Night Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
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MAC Past Midnight Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
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MAC Tonight's Temptation Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
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MAC Until Dawn Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
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35 thoughts on “MAC Divine Night Mineralize Eyeshadow Duos Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer

    That blue is amazing!

  2. Cait

    Those mineralise skin finishes look like giant toe-nails

  3. Cait

    Those mineralise skin finishes look like giant toe-nails !

  4. Glided Night, Past Midnight and Tonight Tempations are such a fab combo of dramatic shadess.. I really liked these dual shade packaging.. Until dawn is again a beautiful and pretty wearbale shade..
    I just love ur EOTD’d dear.. <3 <3

  5. julie loop

    You do such a great job. Your website rocks!!! LOVE <3

  6. Zoe

    these look really cool and the pigmentation looks great! I’ll be curious to see your ratings when you finish testing :)

  7. I didn’t think I liked any these, but Until Dawn has caught my eye.

  8. Avatar of Melissa Melissa C

    I love the look of those in the pan – but I feel like the dark colors would inevitably mix with the lighter colors. Plus some of the swatches are just meh to me. With the exception of the blue in Tonight’s Temptation – that is gorgeous. Still, not a must have for the price. I do really like the look of the mineralized collections though – so pretty to look at.

  9. Avatar of meganlisa meganlisa

    Christine, you amaze me constantly! I can’t imagine how you manage to get these reviews up so fast! Have you ever posted photos of your makeup collection and how you store it? How do you choose what to wear (mostly I’d imagine it’s what you’re currently testing!). Amazing! Thanks for posting these….all….

    • Hey Lisa!

      I have a long, long video on my collection with a 10 minute disclosure so you can just fast forward through that…

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fQMzSwk5nE

      I store everything the same way :) More or less, I don’t have that much room to put an additional major unit in the room (and they aren’t cheap even being from Ikea, lol – I really splashed out to get a fancy, but permanent, solution that looked as pretty as it was functional!) so these days I have been boxing up some brands (like really, really old MAC holiday palettes are just boxed up and stored on shelves in my closet).

      I rarely get a chance to go back to wear things that aren’t new or being tested, so that makes it easier. This year, I’ve tried not to photograph 40 things at once, but maybe 10-15, so I can photograph, test, review more timely!

  10. Avatar of Rebecca Becca

    These shadows look so nice – I’m bummed that you can’t use the Pro discount with the color collection this year. You used to be able to.

    • Avatar of meganlisa meganlisa

      You can use the Pro discount. But you need to call after ordering (or order on the phone) and they will refund it. There was a problem with the set up online which – last I saw – hasn’t been fixed. They also refunded my shipping for the hassle.

      • Avatar of Rebecca Becca

        thanks! I called but they’re unable to do this – they say it’s simply not pro-eligible this year. Boo!

  11. Avatar of Christina Christina

    Christine, I just wanted to tell you how amazing you are. I’m not personally interested in this collection, but I appreciate that you were able to post pictures up so quickly after receiving them, and I saw these postings last night! You go girl!

    • Thank you, Christina! xo

      I also appreciate that though you’re not interested in the collection, you can see the work that went into it and don’t hate for me for posting, lol!

  12. Ahlennah

    ooo, i love the look of both parts of Captivating… the rest, I couldn’t care less about. Looooove the white, though. Looks divine.

  13. Goodness gracious. I was so excited about receiving my order from this collection today. Then I got it. Not to rain on anybody else’s parade, but I think I would have done better buying more Sleek products, lol. I purchased nine from this collection (four mineralize shadows, four lippies and one cremesheen) and am returning at least four of the products, if not more. *le sigh* The pigmentation/quality of a lot of these is simply NOT up to par. MAC does have several quality products–unfortunately, there don’t seem to be many in this collection thus far. Whatever cash you’re spending on this collection would probably be better spent on items from Sephora (more variety) or elsewhere. IMO, the Private Party and Prepare for Pleasure have good color payoff, and the Private Party cremesheen looks nice over the lipstick of the same name! Whatever you get, enjoy!

    • Aww, sorry to hear that you’ll be returning about half of what you bought – at least there were some winners :)

    • Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer

      There is unfortunately nothing unique or different about these shadows. Nothing even hit an A for a rating. I really have been disappointed by their quality this year. Other brands LE releases have always have hits and misses, but everthing this year has disappointed me. What do you get? 6 eyeshadow pans with a total of 12 colors that is a total of .36 oz of product that would cost 138 dollars to aquire. No rating on any shadow went above B. The Vice Pallete is 20 colors to chose from for 59 dollars, about twice as munch product at .6 oz, with almost all A’s, some B’s and two C’s for ratings. Untill the cult of mac realizes that there are comparable colors at better quality for less money, they will continue to be buying overpriced sub par products, because if company can make bank doing that, of course they will sell it.

  14. Avatar of Corliss Corliss

    I think I’ll be passing on this collection. I collect MSF’s and I don’t like any of these.

  15. Wow these are really pretty!! That blue is just GORGEOUS!!

  16. evr

    The colors are nice but the design of the shadow in the pot (the big “toenail” as another commenter described it) is really throwing me off, make me not want to look at or purchase these shadows… now I’m realizing just how important packaging/design are!

  17. Avatar of purplediamonds purplediamonds

    Hey miss Christine!! I check out your blog, especially when you do reviews of MAC collections and find them extremely helpful! I had just pre-ordered Captivating, and will probably be returning it upon pickup. I’m a little bummed that the pigmentation isn’t as great or intense on lighter skin tones. Thanks for the reviews and pictures of the product on an actual person!! Keep up the great work!!

  18. If Captivating gets good reviews, I’m SO buying it!!!

  19. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    I checked these out yesterday at the local counter and was pretty disappointed. I’m happy you had a better experience, Christine, as I found these very stiff and gritty. I would be apt to say it was due to the testers being used, but the associate said they just came out yesterday. I was prepared to buy something but left with nothing.

    • I wouldn’t really say I had a really good experience with these, lol! Some shades were stiff, some were chunky – some were better. Totally mixed bag!

  20. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Captivating and Until Dawn are quite pretty – I could see them working as very eye-catching highlighters on certain skin tones, too. Other than the eyeliners, nothing in this collection really inspires me to purchase, but it is nice to see the performance improvement.

  21. I’m a bit disappointed in the shades… is it just me or is there just far too much gold/amber/bronze to these?

    I do wonder if that white gold in Captivating is similar to the white gold in the Burning: Illusionary Ambition duo from several years back though. I loved that duo and have been worried about using it up.

    Thanks again for your hard work btw. It is always, ALWAYS appreciated. You’re a daily (often several times daily) stop for information and you never fail to provide!

  22. Sabrina

    I wish Gilded Night was better quality because I really like those colours! Shame that none of these were good enough to get an A grade as well. I’ll probably pass.