MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC For Effect Paint Pot

MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots ($18.50 for 0.17 oz. each) include three limited edition shades for the holidays. These will hit stores on October 27th, 2011. The three shades are: For Effect (black with pearl), Let’s Skate (pale pink with pearl), and Morning Frost (shimmering champagne taupe).

  • For Effect is a dark charcoal black with silver sparkle.  The sparkle gives it a grittier texture, though not as gritty as Buried Treasure. I tried wearing it as an eyeliner, and it was such a pain to use. It did not want to apply opaque, and a few hours later, I had silvery bits underneath my eye. Chanel Mirifique is similar but has less fall out and goes on more opaque.
  • Let’s Skate light-medium pink with yellow undertones and gold shimmer. It actually doesn’t very shimmery in the pot, but it packs a fair amount of shimmer when swatched. It’s a little like a pink version of MAC Chilled on Ice.
  • Morning Frost is a smoky brown–a little bit taupe but more brown than gray–and a frosted finish. It’s not quite as warm as Make Up For Ever #13. MAC Vintage Selection seems fairly similar–a little lighter.

The fall out from For Effect was annoying, while Morning Frost works really well as an all-over wash of color (and as a base).  I did like the way it looked alone–it blended well and looked shimmery but not metallic.  Let’s Skate has a texture more like For Effect but the sparkle isn’t as large, so there was less concern about fall out.  These paint pots are creamy without being all over the place; they dry down quick enough not to crease immediately but not so quick that you don’t have time to blend away any harsh edges.  I wore Morning Frost alone, and I didn’t encounter any creasing or fading.

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MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC For Effect Paint Pot

MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC For Effect Paint Pot

MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC For Effect Paint Pot

MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC For Effect Paint Pot

MAC Let's Skate Paint Pot
MAC Let’s Skate Paint Pot

MAC Let's Skate Paint Pot
MAC Let’s Skate Paint Pot

MAC Let's Skate Paint Pot
MAC Let’s Skate Paint Pot

MAC Let's Skate Paint Pot
MAC Let’s Skate Paint Pot

MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot
MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot

MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot
MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot

MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot
MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot

MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot
MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot