MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme Reviews & Swatches (Part 2)

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MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme

Incinerated

MAC Incinerated Dazzleshadow Extreme ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense and more firmly-pressed into the pan, so it needed a firmer hand or a denser brush to pick up product well (e.g. a pencil brush picked up product fairly well but a fluffy brush was difficult to use with it). It had good color coverage in a single layer but had to be spread and smoothed back over to get an even, opaque layer of product. It showed signs of creasing after eight and a half hours of wear but most of it was still applied after 12 hours of wear (but noticeably creased).

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme

Illuminaughty

MAC Illuminaughty Dazzleshadow Extreme ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is deeper black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. This shade had the least shimmer/shine in the range, and I still remain confused by the choice in name as I don’t think it has much in common with the original Dazzleshadows (which are drier, chunkier, and very sparkly!).

The consistency was dense, thick, and creamier in the pan, which made it harder to pick up than a traditional powder eyeshadow. With a firmer hand and a flatter brush, I was able to pick up product that yielded opaque coverage. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly but had a fair amount of color still visible after 12 hours of wear (the marketed wear time).

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme

Discotheque

MAC Discotheque Dazzleshadow Extreme ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a bright silver with cooler undertones and a sparkling finish. It seemed to have larger particles of sparkle in it compared to other shades, which often had a smoother sheen (rather than sparkling).

It had good color coverage but had moderate of fallout during application, and it was difficult to get the thicker, almost chunky consistency to go on smoothly and evenly. I felt like a fingertip helped to warm the product up a little to smooth it out, but a dampened brush was the best method for getting a smooth, even lay down of mostly opaque coverage. It wore well for eight and a half hours before creasing on me but had light fallout over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme

Emerald Cut

MAC Emerald Cut Dazzleshadow Extreme ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a deeper, slightly muted bluish-teal with cool undertones and a smooth sheen. It read less metallic than it did pearly when applied to bare skin. It had a really dense, almost cream-like texture, but it was on the thicker side, so it was prone to emphasizing lid texture and was more challenging to work with using a dry brush.

This formula definitely seemed to respond better to a flatter, firmer brush but not a completely flat one–I felt like synthetic, flat brushes didn’t grab the product evenly. I could spread it out slightly–easier with fingertips or a dampened brush–but couldn’t get a diffused edge. The color lasted decently for eight hours before creasing on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme
MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme

Yes to Sequins

MAC Yes to Sequins Dazzleshadow Extreme ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, more golden peach base with flecks of gold-to-pink shifting sparkle. It had good color payoff in one layer, which applied evenly to bare skin without too much fussing, though it definitely wasn’t the most effortless formula I’ve worked with. The texture was dense, lightly creamy, but it wasn’t too firmly pressed into the pan nor so thick, so I felt like it applied evenly and blended out along the edges (not all shades did that in this formula). This shade stayed on nicely for eight hours before creasing slightly, though the majority of color was intact after 12 hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.05 oz. - $400.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear" with "silky smooth glide" and a "wet-like metallic texture." The pigmentation is supposed to have "one-swipe saturation," and most of the shades had nearly opaque to opaque coverage but a couple were more semi-opaque and buildable in coverage. The texture was lightly creamy, dense, and physically thicker than the average powder eyeshadow, and I found the thickness made them a little hard to work with, especially using a dry brush.

I had the best luck getting smooth, even coverage that didn't emphasize my lid texture with a lightly dampened brush or fingertips (though I preferred the precision a brush offered). Some shades looked more metallic and "molten" while others had a subdued sheen (which didn't seem fitting with the "Dazzleshadow Extreme" name, and on that note, these were not chocked full of sparkle in most instances, like Dazzleshadows are). I had faint creasing beginning between eight and 10 hours with most shades, while the color would be still be 70-75% intact after 12-hours of wear.

Browse all of our MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Talc, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Isododecane, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140)]

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Did you try Incinerated with a finger or the Sonia G Builder 2 or 3? I wonder if prime, glitter glue or Duraline would help it apply and wear better. That’s the closest shade I’ve found that is almost the same color (it’s darker) and sparkle as the Rose Gold in Norvina. There’s just something about that mix of pink and copper, it’s mesmerizing to me. I love it in the middle of a halo.

Also, what is the difference in your descriptions between sparkle and glitter?

I don’t recall what specific brushes I used, but I had the best luck using a pencil brush over fingertip or shader brushes.

Sparkle is finer than glitter. With the ramp up in the inclusion of plastic glitter, I am trying to only use the term glitter if it actually contains plastic glitter!

I’m still interested in Incinerated, but based on your review I know I need to try it in stores first, it can’t be a blind but. But this type of formula in stores either dries out too much in air, either is more buildable from all the oils on people finger swatching. πŸ˜†

I’m glad I waited for your reviews. Emerald Cut, Yes To Sequins, Kiss of Klimt and Incinerated were in my cart. I could deal with persnickety application but if I take the time to finesse it getting on my lid, it better stay there until I take it off. Eyeshadow is my favorite and applying it is a savored part of my makeup routine. Money saved. Thank you for the review!

There are some really beautiful shades here: Incinerated, Emerald Cut and Yes to Sequins, but the formula lets them down. They could/should have been sensational.

My pick would be Yes To Sequins since I don’t have any close enough dupes for it that are as softly lit as this shade.
Everything else, I’ve got dupes of. Especially Emerald Cut!

Lest there is a single person who posts here who has missed my rants about all the orange and copper toned shadows, I do want to say that Incinerated looks really lovely, both in the pan and swatched! Yes to Sequins (love that name) looks very tempting too ( and a shade I’d wear a lot, though I will check for dupes) as does Emerald Cut (ditto re the dupes).

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! πŸ™‚ If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!