Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set

Cozy Up with Tenderly Warm

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set ($32.50 for 0.40 oz.) consists of four shades: Darling Coquette (soft beige frost), Silk Stocking (beige), Rose Light (rose with copper sparkle), and Ever Elegant (copper frost).

Darling Coquette is a soft, darkened beige with a frosted, metallic finish. When applied dry, it has decent pigmentation, and when applied damp, it binds together better and has more payoff. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical is warmer. Urban Decay Juju is a touch darker. Urban Decay Sellout is lighter. MAC Love Connection is slightly rosy. Urban Decay Sin is pinker.

Silk Stocking is a toned-down golden beige with a metallic sheen. This shade is fairly chunky and very metallic. It had so-so payoff when used dry and much better pigmentation when used damp. MAC Retrospeck is a touch darker. Chanel Apprence is similar. Dior Fairy Golds is comparable. Urban Decay Echo Beach is darker.

Rose Light is a light-medium rosy pink with a frosted, metallic finish. The color payoff was good both dry and wet without much change between the two–the metallic finish is more apparent when it is used damp. This shade was promoted previously in February. Urban Decay Bordello is darker, more mauve-hued. MAC Love Power is similar. MAC Da Bling is darker.

Ever Elegant is a rich coppery brown with a soft, metallic sheen. This is the least shimmery/metallic shade of the four. It is also very pigmented both dry and wet–it’s a little deeper when applied damp. Estee Lauder Violet Underground is a bit more red-toned. Tom Ford Illicit is a bit darker and is a cream product. Make Up For Ever #14 is darker. MAC Antiqued is a touch less red. theBalm Racy Kacy is similar.

This was the best set of the three, because there was better pigmentation across the board, and none of the shades had fall out problems.  When I used the four together, it still made my lids look very wrinkled/crepe-y, though.  Ever Elegant looked the best applied, as it wasn’t too frosted/metallic and lacked the really chunky texture that worsens the effect.  All four shades wore for eight hours without fading or creasing (without a primer/base).

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MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
Using these can be tricky and getting them to smooth out and look flattering on the lids is another challenge. The chunky, almost gritty textures, really don't help this product shine.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

3.5/5

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MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Darling Coquette Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Darling Coquette Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Darling Coquette Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Darling Coquette Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Darling Coquette Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Silk Stocking Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Silk Stocking Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Silk Stocking Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Silk Stocking Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Silk Stocking Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Rose Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Ever Elegant Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Ever Elegant Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Ever Elegant Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Ever Elegant Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Ever Elegant Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set
MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $32.50.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

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See individual shade reviews! :)

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19 thoughts on “MAC Tenderly Warm Crushed Metallic Pigments Set Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Maggie

    I wonder if these would work better if pressed like the Armani eyes to kill or loreal infallible shadows. They seem to be the same texture just “loose”

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Patricia Pat

    That’s a very pretty look you created with a lot of metallic shades Christine. The set isn’t bad for 32 dollars. I might have to pick these up.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Precious Precious

    I might pick this one up, then crush the pigments again. I think it’s worth the effort. Beautiful look, by the way. :)

  4. Lizz

    these are beautiful! do you think they would be easy to press?

    • Possibly, but I haven’t tried!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sharron Sharron

      I’ve pressed Crushed Metallic Pigments in the past, and the end result was a slightly more compressed version of the L’Oreal Infallible shadows. The trick is to mix the pigment with a couple drops of pressing medium, then push it (push it real good) through a sieve before you press it. :)

  5. As much as I love the colors, they are just waaayyyy too shimmery. I could wear, maybe, the silk stocking one really lightly.

    I do like the small size of these though.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Noga Noga

    Christine, I didn’t think I’d want these, but that look you came up with… damn, another one to the wishlist.

  7. Jennifer Lee

    How would you recommend applying these? Via fingers or brush?

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Denise S. Denise

    Christine I rarely see any makeup that you can’t rock! But I don’t like pigments very much, I’ll skip these.

  9. Crushed Metallic Pigments will never be for me…my lids get really crepey!

  10. Do you know if MAC takes back eyeshadow cases that have been depotted?

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lulu Lulu

    Oh Christine I have such a lovely story concerning those pigments.
    I finally managed to get my hands on them (as they have just launched in Germany), so my mum went to our local MAC counter and asked if they already had them and she told the girl at the counter that we saw the pigments on various american beauty blogs and so on and the girl said: You mean, Tempatalia?? And we said, yeah excactly, so the Maccine turned round to her colleague and said: Hey they read they Temptalia, they are pros!
    That was great fun and I thought I had to share this with you :)