MAC Style Black: Mineralize Eyeshadows Review, Swatches
MAC Style Black is a deep, dark collection with the rich tones of black as inspiration. Perhaps one item that has likely caught many readers’ attention are the four new mineralize eyeshadows: Young Punk, Gilt by Association, Cinderfella, and Blue Flame.
- Young Punk is a deep purple with lighter icy pink-purple shimmer/glitter. When applied dry, it has just so-so pay off, but the color is much more intense when applied wet. When it dries, though, it will fade a little bit.
- Gilt by Association is a glittering antique gold with a hint of warmer bronze shade. It has decent color pay off when used dry, but as typical with mineralize eyeshadows, wet is still much better.
- Cinderfella is a silver-black. It has a deep black base with a shimmery, silver glitter laced through it. Again, wet is more intense than dry.
- Blue Flame is a dark navy blue with silver-blue glitter/shimmer that brightens it. When used dry, it looks more like a sheer blue-black. When used wet, that’s when you see the navy blue shade. It looks very much like the eyeshadow named Blue Flame or the permanent shade Deep Truth.
If you know me, you know I’m not a huge fan of mineralize eyeshadows. The color pay off tends to be below my expectations with too much fall out to bother. These are definitely shades that are best used wet (which you can do with mineralize eyeshadows without fear of leaving behind a wet spot). Using them wet also helps to minimize the fall out issue, which is something that glittery shadows are prone to have (mineralize or not). I like the colors, and I do like the theme of this dark black-inspired base with brighter shimmer to give it color. I’d likely be taken in by them, but I’m not sure these are the ones that’ll get me on the mineralize side of life.
- Product: 7/10
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 7/10
- Packaging: 8/10
Recommendation: If you’re a mineralize eyeshadow fan, you’d probably like these. If you’re not, these aren’t likely to win you over.
Availability: MAC Cosmetics
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Gilt by Association
Young Punk (dry), Young Punk (wet); Gilt by Association (dry), Gilt by Association (wet)
Gilt by Association (dry), Gilt by Association (wet); Cinderfella (dry), Cinderfella (wet)
Cinderfella (dry), Cinderfella (wet); Blue Flame (dry), Blue Flame (wet)
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