MAC Tropical Taboo Collection’s Mineralize Eyeshadows ($23.50 for 0.10 oz.) come in six shades. All six are limited edition. If you’ve been following this blog for a few years, you’ll know that MAC Mineralize and I, generally, don’t get along. I love the way they look in their pots, and photographing the Mineralize collections is always fun–everything looks spectacular. I’m always disappointed by their performance, as they never look as pretty applied as they do in their pots. This is particularly true with the eyeshadows, and this year’s seemed worse to me than some of the more recent releases. More or less, the formula seems to have gotten better over the years (finer, smoother, less powdery), but the texture on these, overall, felt like Mineralize Eyeshadows from three or four years ago–drier, kind of powdery. Color payoff was an issue (even used with a damp brush), and then later on, wear, as all of these looked noticeably faded well before eight hours.
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