Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments; Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters

MAC Wonder Woman: Pigments & Reflects Glitters

MAC PIGMENTS ($21.00 for 0.15 oz.) and MAC REFLECTS GLITTER ($21.00 for 0.15 oz.) are also included in the collection. The shades are: Bright Fuchsia (bright magenta), Marine Ultra (vivid marine blue), Reflects Bronze (sparkling rich gold), and Reflects Pearl (white glitter with pearl sheen).

All four shades are permanent shades available at MAC PRO stores. Supposedly, for licensing costs, these are priced ta $21.00 compared to the normal price of $19.50. Unless the packaging wins you over or you don’t have a PRO store nearby (and don’t want to order over the phone), I wouldn’t get these.

  • Bright Fuchsia is a brightened medium-dark fuchsia with fuchsia-pink shimmer. It has rich pigmentation and goes on smoothly. This shade is not eye safe.
  • Marine Ultra is a medium-dark ocean blue with a matte finish. It comes together very nicely and smoothly when applied. This shade is not lip safe.
  • Reflects Bronze is a coppery bronze glitter. This shade is not eye safe.
  • Reflects Pearl is a silvery-white glitter. This shade is not eye safe.

my thoughts on the formula: Both pigments and glitters are multi-use products, though their boxes come with safety warnings if they aren’t safe for a particular area of the face (usually eyes or lips). I noted the safety for each shade above. Both products are best used wet or over a tacky base (especially glitters). Glitters can be used in hair products (for glittered hair), nail polish, and lip gloss–just to name a few non-eye usages.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: Normally, I find pigments in the B+/A- range, but the bump in price and product quantity staying the same pushes it down to a B. I’m personally a little disappointed to see four shades from the permanent line being pushed in this collection. I’m also not sure why MAC always includes Reflects Glitters in collections clearly for regular consumers (not professional artists) if they’re not eye safe.

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MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments; Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments; Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments; Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments; Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Marine Ultra Pigment

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Reflects Bronze Glitter

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Reflects Pearl Glitter

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bright Fuchsia and Marine Ultra Pigments

MAC Wonder Woman Pigments/Reflects Glitters
Bronze and Pearl Reflects Glitters

MAC Bright Fuchsia Pigment

MAC Marine Ultra Pigment

MAC Bronze Reflects Glitter

MAC Pearl Reflects Glitter

Product & Review FAQ

When and where can I purchase? How much is it?

MAC Wonder Woman will be available in-stores on February 10th, 2011 (North America) and March 2011 (International). It will be online approximately February 8th, possibly as early as the 7th. Many stores are holding unveilings on February 1st--call your local store to ask (or ask if they know of any in your area) to RSVP. PRO stores generally launch collections one week prior, so February 3rd, 2011. The collection will be available at all counters and freestanding stores. $21.

Is it limited edition?

Yes, technically; all shades are available in regular packaging at PRO stores, so the shades themselves are permanent and not limited edition, but the Wonder Woman packaged ones are limited edition.

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35 thoughts on “MAC Wonder Woman: Pigments & Reflects Glitters Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. The glitters are so pretty but I’ll be passing on them since they’re not eye safe. :(

  2. Ann

    Very pretty, but I already own the two I wanted so I will be passing. Glad I check my stash.

  3. Coco

    How do you order from MAC Pro? I never see stores and MAC Pros website sucks. They only sell the body paints online?

  4. Rachael

    This packaging is a-dor-a-ble!

  5. Julia

    I purchased Reflects Pearl a while ago for an eye look, got home and realized it said “not eye safe.” I called the PRO store, and they told me it was fine to use on the eye as long as you use a tacky base or mixing medium.

    • Becky

      I use the reflects glitters over paint pots quite often. I have no problems with glitter getting in my eyes. I always get compliments when I do this!

  6. Lena

    Oh man, the packaging has definitely suckered me in! I am definitely getting Reflects Pearl; I think it would look killer on the cheekbones and I use the glitters on my eyes anyway.

  7. Elysia

    I think it’s dumb they uped the prices for these

  8. Stacie

    whaaat ?! how are the glitters made not safe for eye ?! that sucks

    • Sarah

      I know, right? I think they MUST be cosmetic grade and they are certainly finely milled enough (compare to Eye Kandy glitter). I guess they just don’t want to be sued if someone dumps the whole jar in their eye and rubs it around. Almost everyone uses it on their eye area I think :)

  9. leesie

    Oh, my God. Marine Ultra is GORGEOUS. If I don’t splurge on a palette from this collection, I might grab it.

  10. Zoe

    Question: How dangerous would using of of the non-eye safe products really be on the eye? Is it just because of possible irritation?

    • It depends on the product, and MAC doesn’t reveal why something is or isn’t eye-safe. For instance, glitters can be unsafe for eyes because the grade or the cut of the glitter can actually scratch the cornea and cause permanent damage. Personally, it’s this kind of reason that I stay away from using MAC’s glitters on the eyes. Bright Fuchsia is *probably* (but I do not know, so do not take it as a fact) unsafe because it has a dye that’s a known irritant (can cause an allergic reaction).

      • Jennifer

        My eyes almost sealed from the reaction I had to MAC’s bright, red-based pinks (including pigments like Bright Fuchsia). They swelled up, burned, and felt as though they’d been punched repeatedly the next day. I wouldn’t recommend trying an unsafe-for-eyes color unless you have the next day off! :)

        • Yup! There is enough of a portion of the popular that has reactions like yours, Jennifer (poor you!!), which is why some red dyes used make products unsafe.

    • Shefali

      I just bought my first reflects glitter in December as part of one of the Tartan Tale sets. The MAC artist did not tell me the glitter is not eye-safe and I have been wearing it on my eyes and noticed that my eyes are irritated the next day. No wonder. I would take “not eye-safe” seriously.

  11. Jude

    Dissapointed!! Love the packaging and was looking forward to buying one but I only like 2 (bronze and reflects pearl) and I’ve got them both. Reflexes pearl was jury released here in uk at Christmas in the tartan tale collection!! Not happy :-(

  12. Sandrine

    Why didn’t MAC put out a special packaging for the VV pigments? I feel cheated. :p

  13. Dawn

    Worth bearing in mind that Pro charge for delivery regardless of amount spent, so the saving by buying it in regular packaging is reduced.

  14. JessicaM

    Marine looks gorgeous.

  15. Gina

    Ick. The only reason I’d buy the glitters or pigments is to use them on my eye, and I’m not feeling the blue. Oh well. Money saved!

  16. Kat

    Will definitely be passing on these as I live right by a PRO store. Disappointed to see Reflects Bronze in here too, it was just in A Tartan Tale.

  17. sarah

    Is the marine ultra permanent?

  18. Emma

    I honestly don’t know what I would use any of these for (except for Marine Ultra) since they’re not eye safe. The fuschia is gorgeous, but if it’s not eye safe it’s useless.

  19. Emme

    Each of these is not safe for something…I’m amazed! I’ll be passing this for sure.

  20. Dixie

    Not eye-safe?! What a shame!!
    I think I’ll probably use them on my eyes anyway ;D

  21. Kimmy

    All of Mac’s red pigments/Chromalines/Chromagraphic Pencils are not considered eye safe, I presume because of the red dye potential eye irritant issue. I know this cause I just bought a pigment and the paer thingy inside said so. There are some other things that are technically not okay for the waterline according to the mgrs at my Mac store – such as Black track fluid line. However, I’ve used BTFL on the waterline plenty of times on myself and others & I know Christine has too, and never had a problem. Also, the other day at my Mac store, manager and 3rd key both used Bright Fuchsia pigments on their eyes and were completely fine. Most people won’t have a problem with the red pigments, but a small percentage will; as such was the case with Jennifer’s post from 1/27. So, to cover their behinds, Mac has to put out the disclaimer. I plan to buy the bright Fuchsia and use it on my eyes.

  22. mumtaza

    Hi christine, what is the difference between bright fuschia pigment and process magenta pigment. I have proc. Mag. And MAC is selling wonderwoman bright fuschia in its goodbye section online. I’d like to get both unless they’re exactly the same. Thank you!! Mumtaza

  23. Lalaith

    Do you know if bright fuchsia from ww is different to the normal bright fuchsia. It seems to me to be Bit more Red

  24. Sarah!

    I’m really glad I checked this before buying the bronze glitter. Why would 3/4ths of this not be eye safe?