MAC Big Bounce Shadows ($16.50 for 0.17 oz.) is a brand new product launching with MAC’s Flighty Collection (which will hit counters/stores on May 5th). I don’t have all sixteen at this time, and I will, of course, purchase the remaining shades as soon as they are available, but for now, I hope these five shades will suffice: Black Diamond (black with gold pearl), The Cool Elite (white with silver pearl), Count Your Assets (rich blue purple with multi-color pearl), Reward Yourself (bright peach coral with gold pearl), and Spread the Wealth (dirty olive with gold pearl.
Updated @ 6:00PM on 4/25: (Consider re-reading the review, as I changed up about 60% of it!) The hardest part about evaluating these new shadows is trying to figure out what they’re supposed to do (and conversely, what one shouldn’t expect them to do). After obtaining more information (see this Q&A), these are supposed to “last for hours” along with “luminescent washes that build from sheer to medium easily.”
Once you throw that little piece in, however, it really does change the efficacy of these, because they do not wear for hours on their own. I tried four of the five shades alone on the lid, and I spent three days working through them trying to find techniques that would make them work. I couldn’t find a way to make these work well all alone or as a wash. Over primer, they still creased (just less creasing than if they were applied to bare lids), but the real zinger is how quickly they crease. It’s not creasing after four, eight, twelve hours but within an hour.
To achieve the best wear alone, a brush (like the 242) seems to work the best for applying the product without sliding it all over the place. Just like with any really slippery product, you’ll want to work a little slower and pat the product on and gently smooth out the color or else it will slip and slide and result in uneven color coverage.
MAC Big Bounce Shadow Reviews, Swatches, Photos