Friday, July 19th, 2013

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag ($46.50) includes three full-sized products: a Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo, Eye Kohl, and Haute & Naughty Mascara. The duo is worth $21, pencil is worth $16, and mascara is worth $20, so the total value of the set is $57, plus a full-sized makeup bag. The bag is actually the same size as the Illustrated bags that were released alone, and those retailed at $36, so the maximum possible value would be $93. The bag seemed to be made out of the same material as the Illustrated standalone bags. Keep in mind, Thunder and Rain came out in 2011, and the eyeliner and mascara are both part of the permanent range.

Thunder and Rain #1 is a cool-toned, medium-dark gray with apearly finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff applied dry, and when applied damp, it was slightly improved but not by much. The eyeshadow lasted well for six and a half hours, and then it started to fade. MAC Diesel is a touch darker. MAC Smokeluxe #4 is similar, more metallic. Urban Decay Asphalt is darker. Urban Decay Ace is darker. Giorgio Armani #21 is more frosted. See comparison swatches.

Thunder and Rain #2 is a medium-dark violet purple with cool undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was powdery, and the color payoff was semi-sheer applied dry and more opaque applied damp. The eyeshadow lasted well for six and a half hours, and then it started to fade.  NARS Demon Lover #1 is cooler-toned, slightly bluer. MAC Drawn to Drama is slightly purpler. Feline is a rich black with a matte finish. It has intense color payoff, and the consistency is creamy and glides on well. This is part of the permanent range. I’ve reviewed this in the past, and it has numerous dupes since it is a black eyeliner and many brands make them (see black eyeliner comparisons).

The Glossover

LE
palette

Thunder and Rain

C

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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Dupes
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LE
product

Thunder and Rain #1

C

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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product

Thunder and Rain #2

C+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Thunder and Rain Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Thunder and Rain Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Thunder and Rain Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Thunder and Rain Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Thunder and Rain Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Thunder and Rain Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Thunder and Rain Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Thunder and Rain Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Thunder and Rain Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag
MAC Feline Kohl Power

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7 thoughts on “MAC Illustrated Sultry Eye Bag Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Even without the C rating, this set doesn’t do much for me.

  2. Reiko

    Will you be reviewing the So Supreme collection, Christine?

  3. C

    I’m ridiculously attracted to things because of their names and a total sucker for blues and darks. This is really pretty, shame about the rating.

  4. Eye shadow duo is super pigmented and Great :)

  5. If MAC wants to repromote/recirculate stuff, why not at least do it with products that people actually liked the FIRST time around (like Moth Brown, your beloved Rye and so many other shadows that people really, truly want!). Just seems good sense to me. If these sets contained great shadows from the past (rather than mediocre ones) and maybe even an LE liner that is much coveted, I’d be all over this.

  6. I love the purple shadow in the duo! very pretty!!!