Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

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

MAC Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

MAC Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.08 oz.) will launch nine limited edition shades on December 26th (in-stores), and they include: Cyber (metallic silver with silver pearl), Fusion Gold (light pinky beige with gold pearl), Gold Carbon (metallic taupe), Palladium (metallic ash), Red Hot Copper (warm copper), Rusty (dirty peach gold), Venetian Tarnish (golden tarnished bronze), Vintage Coin (metallic olive green), and Virgin Silver (white with silver pearl).  This post features the first five (we split posts primarily to manage the image load, so instead of almost 50 photos being downloaded at one time, we have only 25 ).

  • Cyber is a dark silver-shimmered gray. This one felt like it had larger sparkle particles, so it may be prone to fall out. MAC Silver Sleet is similar but a little darker–however, it has a much more of a metallic finish, whereas Cyber has more of a frosted one. MAC Tundra is a little lighter.
  • Fusion Gold is a peachy rose with good color payoff. This is one of the more versatile shades–I liked it best as a highlighter. MAC Nubile is pinker. Chanel Emerveille is very similar.
  • Gold Carbon is a really deep, dark intense neutral-cool brown with hints of gray and copper. It reminded me a lot of NARS Ponderosa. Wet ‘n’ Wild We’re Blasting Off is a bit purpler. MAC Legendary Black isn’t as dark but still similar.
  • Palladium is a dirty gold-silver; kind of pewter-like. It’s a little more silvered than Giorgio Armani #19. Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds is a touch darker. I think MAC Cash Flow is a bit darker.
  • Red Hot Copper is a reddened copper with a metallic sheen. It’s a bit redder compared to theBalm Racy Kacy. It’s very similar to MAC Coppering.
These five had good color payoff overall, which is where this particular product excels in, but these shades definitely have good pigmentation and can be sheered out and blended if desired.  The wear, of course, did not pan out for me despite trying several different methods, and as I have drier lids, I caution those with oilier lids on these.  As with a lot of cream products, wear can vary from person to person, but generally, the oilier your skin type is, the less likely a cream product is to wear well (as oil breaks down makeup).  The finishes on these is not nearly as metallic as you might expect from a product named “Metal-x” but some are better than others.

For the full review, please see this post.

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MAC Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

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If you're really into editorial looks and you don't mind extra effort, you might still enjoy snagging one of these. The only characteristic they really nail is pigmentation--the majority of shades are really well-pigmented and buildable--but it's just not a very functional product.

Product

6/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

5/10

Application

3.5/5

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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 Cyber Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow
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 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 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 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 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 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 Palladium 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 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 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 Red Hot Copper Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow
MAC Red Hot Copper Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

MAC Cosmetics on December 26th, $20 each.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review! :)

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6 thoughts on “MAC Metal-x Cream Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

  1. Ahhh why can’t there be a paint pot equivalent of Gold Carbon!?

  2. hey christine!
    Do you think these would last if you applied an e/s over the top or would they crease??

  3. Kathy S.

    I don’t get it…. Okay, well thanks for the heads up.

  4. I have Cyber and Palladium. I love them both! They go on smooth, don’t crease, and have great pigmentation to them. I like to mix/match them with Urban Decay’s Naked and Naked II palettes to create different looks. They make for an incredible smoky eye, or a nice neutral look depending on how you use them!