Sunday, February 5th, 2012

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack

MAC Vera: Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack ($34.00 for 0.21 oz.) has four shades: Moon Rose (bright dark pink), Rose Light (metallic yellow pink), Star Crystal (pink champagne), and Strawberry Patch (light blue pink).

  • Moon Rose is a bright medium-dark pink. There’s a subtle red base to it, so it does not turn fuchsia. Urban Decay Woodstock is brighter and cooler toned. MAC Bright Fuchsia is redder and brighter. Inglot #450 is a bit more burgundy.
  • Rose Light is a light-medium rose pink with yellow undertones. It looks very different from the pot–it almost looks like a coral in the pot. Definitely a shade you have to swatch! Inglot #399 is fairly similar. Giorgio Armani Sweet Fire is less pink.  This shade is a repromote from holiday.
  • Star Crystal is a peach-tinted white. It’s a bit darker compared to MAC Pearl. MAC Snow Season is darker. Urban Decay Midnight 15 is cooler-toned.
  • Strawberry Patch is a light-medium pink with lilac shimmer-sheen. This was really, really chunky and harder to work with compared to the other three shades in the stack. Urban Decay Hot Pants is a bit similar though the finish is very different. MAC Swish is not as blue-based.

You can read a more in-depth review of the formula itself here. As more of a high-level summary, these are supposed to have lots of color payoff with a strong metallic finish that is crease-resistant and long-wearing. Technique is key to using these successfully, as you really need to crush the bits and bobs of pigment before applying it. By doing this, you’ll achieve smoother textures and longer wear without fall out.

Strawberry Patch was the only shade that was difficult to work with; it had a rather chunky texture that was difficult to crush well, so it certainly requires more patience.  The other three shades were easier to use, though, as they were finer and softer, so they would apply smoother without a lot of attention to technique.

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MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
Strawberry Patch was the only shade that was difficult to work with; it had a rather chunky texture that was difficult to crush well, so it certainly requires more patience. The other three shades were easier to use, though, as they were finer and softer, so they would apply smoother without a lot of attention to technique.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Moon Rose Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Moon Rose Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Moon Rose Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Star Crystal Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Star Crystal Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Star Crystal Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Online at MAC, $34.00. The release date is supposed to be February 16th for in-store.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade reviews! :)

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21 thoughts on “MAC Strawberry Patch Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Denise Denise

    Too bad that Strawberry Patch seems like a total miss even though it looks soooo pretty in the jar!!! Since I’ve got the Inglot Dupes for the other two colors I really like there’s no need to buy… Well, money saved!

  2. It reminds me of the mediums of the Rose pigment that they had last year

  3. Kona

    Great swatches!So pretty for spring! Thank you for your hard work-it helps me decide before I get to the counter.

  4. Ugh, I would have got it if strawberry patch were better, but as it’s the shade I wanted the most, I’ll give it a miss. Thanks for the great review Christine :)

    ps. I do have to mention that on one side, that close of up strawberry patch is crazy cool quality, also makes it look like a questionable substance, like something gone by its sell by date! haha :) Still a pretty color though :)

  5. Avatar of Esther Esther

    I’m not much of a pigment user, but I’m in love with Moon Rose

  6. Avatar of Aimey Aimey

    Strawberry Patch sounds yum! I like Rose Light & Star Crystal, mostly because I tend to not like fuschia shades, which the unmentioned two seem to lean towards.

  7. Aleena

    Moon rose looks like the pink side of nars Caravaggio to me. What do you think Christine?

  8. Avatar of Lily lily

    I hate the jars. I think they look very cheap, more befitting of a DIY mineral makeup company. Doesn’t even say MAC anywhere on it!

  9. Dormouse

    Are these safe to use on the lips? I read “Butterfly Party” wasn’t. Does anyone know?

  10. mumtaza

    Oh god I want this!! I love that they don’t take a left into cool tone really (don’t look blue or purplish). I feel like these would be so brightening!

  11. Avatar of Lydia Lydia

    I’m in love with all of the sets. Blue, golds, and reds. I can’t wait for this to come out on the 16th.

  12. Jules

    This is perfecr for Valentine’s Day!

  13. Didi

    I love these colors but I just can’t pull it off! It makes me look like I have a funky eye rash (that happens to be kinda shimmery hahaha). Oh well =(

  14. These look almost like loose versions of ETKs when in the jar. The first one is sooooo pretty!

  15. Cords

    Rose light and star crystal remind me of the Silk Road duo by Nars, except Rose light is alot more pink. I would love these, just to own them but at 34 usd I’ll probably be paying around 50 euro for them and I don’t think it’d be worth it. That Macro lens of yours makes them look like a bacteria found in a digestive system lmfao! Really disappointed with strawberry patch as it would have been a huge reason for me to pick it up. Oh well..

  16. Jeannie

    I just want to know if the first two colours in the Strawberry Patch in Star Crystal & Rose Light is the same colour from the hoilday collection the Dazzlesphere Berry Light Rose & Pearl?