MAC Magic Spells Pigment Review, Photos, Swatches (Archie’s Girls)

MAC Magic Spells Pigment
MAC Magic Spells Pigment

MAC Magic Spells Pigment ($23.00 for 0.15 oz.) is described as a “blackened teal” with a frost finish. It’s a greenish-teal-tinged black with a frosted, shimmery finish. It has a mostly matte, black base and then it has that dark green-teal shimmer/frost. Urban Decay Loaded is similar but not as black. bareMinerals Max Volume is a bit lighter and less black-based. OCC Poison is greener and lighter.

The underlying matte black base is a little chalky when it’s used dry, but it does come together better when used wet.  It had a tendency to look rather black most of the time, especially the more it is blended out. I wish there was a little more teal in the overall color, because then it would appear as interesting on as it looks in the bottle.  It has plenty of pigment (and some to spare!), and it was a nice touch that MAC decorated the bottle, too (unlike the nail lacquers, which just have white caps).

I didn’t get a chance to test the wear of this shade, but I have tested many MAC pigments (including two just recently that have a similar texture) in the past, and the wear is usually around eight hours with minor fading (no primer).  This shade could be used wet or dry, but you’ll get more nuance out of it if you apply it damp.

MAC Pigment Magic Spells
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%

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MAC Magic Spells Pigment
MAC Magic Spells Pigment

MAC Magic Spells Pigment
MAC Magic Spells Pigment

MAC Magic Spells Pigment
MAC Magic Spells Pigment

MAC Magic Spells Pigment
MAC Magic Spells Pigment

MAC Magic Spells Pigment
MAC Magic Spells Pigment

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