MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack

MAC Vera: Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack ($34.00 for 0.42 oz.) has four shades: Aloha (dirty cocoa brown), Campfire (rich copper), Lantern Light (metallic gold/bronze), and Shifting Sands (metallic champagne).

  • Aloha is a medium-dark bronze with almost neutral undertones; it’s not quite your typical warm bronze, but it doesn’t seem like a genuine cool-toned brown either. This one had a really smooth, soft texture that was easy to work with and apply. MAC Seasonally Cool is similar but more red-toned. Make Up For Ever #15 has a warmer base. Bare Escentuals A-Ha is similar.
  • Campfire is a warm copper with a golden copper sheen. This shade also had a soft, smooth feel that made application easy. It’s a lot like MAC Amber Lights, theBalm Meep Meep, Make Up For Ever #12, and so on and so forth. This is a shade that we see often.
  • Lantern Light is a yellowed gold-shimmered copper-orange. It looks darker in the pot, but the gold sheen really lightens the color when swatched. It’s similar to Bare Escentuals Louder with a weaker golden sheen.
  • Shifting Sands is a soft champagne beige with a metallic sheen. It’s similar to MAC Summer Haze. Make Up For Ever #13 is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Sin is pinker.

You can read a more in-depth review of the formula itself here. As more of a high-level summary, these are supposed to have lots of color payoff with a strong metallic finish that is crease-resistant and long-wearing. Technique is key to using these successfully, as you really need to crush the bits and bobs of pigment before applying it. By doing this, you’ll achieve smoother textures and longer wear without fall out.

This set was much easier to work with than Butterfly Party, because the textures are finer, softer, so they apply smoothly even without ensuring proper crushing technique!  It is very warm-toned, like the Call Me Bubbles quad, so it may not be as flattering on cooler complexions as it is on warmer ones–which is not to say cooler complexions could not rock it.

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total
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MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Campfire Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Campfire Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Campfire Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Lantern Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Lantern Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Lantern Light Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Shifting Sands Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Shifting Sands Crushed Metallic Pigment

MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment
MAC Shifting Sands Crushed Metallic Pigment

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Wow, I really like them! I love pigments and the crushed pigments are really nice to work with because they’re sticky. I love Latern Light, I think it will look good on me! Deff getting these

PRETTY! Unfortunately, I probably won’t be picking this up as it’s rather dupable and I am so set with these kind of neutrals. Plus, I already have Amber Lights.

Glad you compared Latern Light to Louder bc that is one of my favorite eyeshadows that i wear quite a lot. I’m just curious as to how lantern light compares to Melon pigment as well? Thanks!

I love Aloha & Shifting sands. I like how they are separated in two packs, because it is great for traveling. I purchased the plum pigment set in December after reading your review & absolutely love it.

I like the last three the best! But probably just because I’ve never tried on brown eyeshadow before. I would totally rock Camping for clubbing, & Shifting Sands looks like a good highlighter for the eye!

Wow, these are GORGEOUS!! I’d definitely love to get my hands on these and do some lovely layering combos.. but hubby thinks that I already have too much makeup (although we girls know that there’s no such thing :D).

I had an MUA at MAC play with these on me and they’re GORGEOUS! A little goes a long way. These colors are so beautiful for warm skin tones, like myself. I’m an NC37-40. This set would also be beautiful for summer looks as well. I would buy it but I’m so bad at applying makeup. These are so much more beautiful in person!

@monica I actually went to pick up melon pigment and my mua still had this set! He said the same thing, lantern light looks just like melon. Now I have all 4 for a few $ more than just one pigment:)

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