Friday, February 1st, 2013

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.

The Glossover

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product

Magic Spells

A-
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).

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Dupes
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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

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC, $23.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

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.

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6 thoughts on “MAC Magic Spells Pigment Review, Photos, Swatches (Archie’s Girls)

  1. Allie

    Thanks so much for reviewing this! I’m still on the fence about this one, I wanted to order it online but waited for swatches. So far I have ordered the Veronica eyeshadow palette and Flatter Me face powder.

  2. Mariella

    Christine, how close is this to Moonlight Night pigment from A Tartan Tale? I haven’t even finished the sample I have of that, let along started on the full sized jar I bought, which will probably last me 2 lifetimes! Magic Spells looks gorgeous, though (but since I’ve got Loaded and Moonlight Night, I cannot even begin to justify buying this).

  3. Joanne

    This also reminds me of the crushed pigment stack shade in the surf the ocean collection. It reminded me of coal. I wonder how close it is?

  4. I went to visit it today at macys, and it just reminded me way too much of 2 eyeshadows I already have, Night Porter by Nars, and Libertene which is in the Urban Decay black palette from 2010. I was so sad!