Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

MAC Cyber Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Cyber Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow Photos & Swatches

Review coming soon, please hold all questions until then! :) I spent all of yesterday and last night photographing, swatching, and testing, but I wasn’t able to get everything done before it was bedtime (midnight!). So for now, please take a gander at these eyeshadows but know two things 1) these have not been reformulated, so they have the same formula as the ones released in 2007 had; 2) they are NOT long-wearing and MAC doesn’t give any guidance on wear (read between the lines: it will crease).

See more photos & swatches!

MAC Cyber Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Cyber Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Cyber Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Cyber Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Fusion Gold Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Fusion Gold Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Fusion Gold Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Fusion Gold Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Gold Carbon Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Gold Carbon Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Gold Carbon Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Gold Carbon Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Palladium Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Palladium Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Palladium Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Palladium Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Red Hot Copper Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Red Hot Copper Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Red Hot Copper Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Red Hot Copper Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Rusty Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Rusty Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Rusty Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Rusty Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Venetian Tarnish Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Venetian Tarnish Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Venetian Tarnish Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Venetian Tarnish Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Vintage Coin Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Vintage Coin Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Vintage Coin Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Vintage Coin Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Virgin Silver Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Virgin Silver Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

MAC Virgin Silver Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow<
MAC Virgin Silver Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

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28 thoughts on “MAC Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow Photos & Swatches

  1. ann

    haha well. these have already been released here in asia and i skipped on all of them. interested to hear what you think !

  2. sarah

    uh oh. my wallet just got really sad seeing these. i hope the reviews are as good as they look.

  3. stephanie

    I saw and swatched these at pro and um no… not for my oily lids! I can’t remember, was there a purple? usually MAC shadow collections have a purple somewhere in there.

  4. What gorgeous colorsss Im hearting rusty metal a, venetian tarnish and vintage coin. LOVE!

  5. I watched dustyohunter review on these and they are a huge disappointment!

    For everyone waiting on these I recommend trying the L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadows. These are three beautiful metallic shades they lunched for the holidays that I recently picked up.
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c34/ani_bee/makeup/Drug%20Store%20Brands/LOreal_Infallible_Eyeshadows_LOr_statches.jpg

  6. Carolina

    They look beautiful in the pan. :)

  7. Marina

    Gold Carbon is ABSOLUTELT BEAUTIFUL! I hope the creasing isn’t that bad, as I would totally buy this.

  8. divinem (Melissa)

    Bummer it’s the same formula as ’07. Gold Carbon is so pretty. Not going to do it. Nope.

  9. Z

    Carbon, Tarnish, and Vintage Coin are pretty damn awesome. But creasing is an absolute deal breaker for me. I shouldn’t have to wrangle my shadows in to place and babysit them all day. Chanel got the long-wearing cream formula down, why can’t MAC? (Not to mention that gel liners are long wearing, it can’t be that hard to fiddle with the formula to create a cream shadow similar to a gel liner)

  10. Are you sure about the reformulation? These have been out for a while in Europe and everything I’ve read on European blogs says that they are reformulated. They certainly feel and apply differently to the old version.

  11. Oooohhh Venetian Tarnish is gorgeous!

  12. Nanice

    If you mix with a little paint then apply eyeshadow they hold up nice.

  13. Some of the colours actually look quite pretty, however I hear eveywhere they’re disappointing so I will not buy any of these.

  14. MissMercurial

    Gahhhh but they look so awesome! Disappointed by the red, though.

  15. CatherineM

    Too bad they perform so poorly since some of thr shades look lovely

  16. Jenny

    I feel MAC has been really uninspired lately.

  17. Lark

    I’m stunned by the big dis on this product! I had a bunch from the 2007 collection and had to call MAC to find out how to use them- but once I got the right info they were gorgeous! Gilded Ash was the single best eye shadow color ever created!
    You have to use a 239 brush, stiff. You dig on in to the stuff- it isn’t a powder! swirl that brush around and load it up. The color should go on just fine- and no, this isn’t a “base” color. Globbing powder color on to it is just asking for trouble but it should be obvious this isn’t primer. let it dry!
    Metal X tends to be one of those pro tools the public doesn’t understand. It’s a primo product for ignoring the so called “rules”. Raves, Burning Man, night clubs? Yes! Whatever Christine was doing isn’t in the products DNA. It isn’t intended for wearing to an office. Although Gilded Ash was my daily driver until the pot was empty… And I have never had a crease with this stuff So if she can’t understand how to use a different than average product then more for me!

    Worth mentioning- clean the eye cream grease off and don’t use primer. This is an old Skool recipe from before we had to buy primer. And wear either one color like they were in Paris with this or two at the most. Just ignore that crease thing. It should go on thin and then let it dry.

    • Lark

      I meant ignore the crease in your eye every body thinks you need to put a color in. No, you don’t. These should go on thin and dry down.

    • Hi Lark,

      I also tried a thin layer of product, applied with a brush, with fingertips, etc. I tried over 5 different techniques, but none of them worked for me. I’m glad it worked for you, but it doesn’t for me – I’m not totally stupid! :)

  18. Tracey

    Dont you ever review anything other than MAC?

    • MAC always launches a ton of collections right around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but we have plenty of non-MAC products featured – today alone has two :)

  19. Amalia

    I used the Art Deco eyeshadow base(thin layer-good blending) and Gold Carbon.No creasing from day to night.I am very pleased for my discovery! Wishes and a happy new year from Greece!

  20. I have a tendency of buying an entire collection in all shades because I’m simply addicted to colors which can cause a problem obviously. This is the second time I have visted your site and because of your reviews and photos of swatches, it helped me to decide which one that I should definitely go for. The first time was with the MAC Winter 2011 Collection. So, thank you Temptalia!