MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio ($25.00 for oz.) is a warm-toned set of shades ranging from gold to golden orange to smoky green. This trio is an online exclusive and limited edition. The three shades coordinate well together, but the Veluxe Pearlfusion is one of those eyeshadows that you may love or easily skip right on by. This formula is supposed to have “sheer coverage with a soft finish” when applied dry and “super saturation of colour with metallic brilliance” when applied wet. My experience with this formula is that sometimes it can be really nice, other times it is a total miss. I think they are most practical used damp or over a slightly tacky base if you want to use them dry. They’re actually longer-wearing than you might think, given how they feel and swatch, but I usually get seven to eight hours of crease-free wear. I liked this one best applied damp or over a tacky base, as the sparkly bits of the orange and smoky green don’t work well dry.

Gingerluxe #1 is described as a “yellow-gold.” It’s a brightened, light-medium yellowed gold with warm, golden orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It was sheer applied dry and semi-opaque applied damp, but it was fairly smooth when applied with a damp brush. The dry application tended to sheer out the eyeshadow even more. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me. bareMinerals Surreal (P, ) is more muted. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $14.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. MAC Goldmine (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. MAC Gaelic Gold (LE, $16.00) is darker. Ulta Gold (P, $10.00) is more shimmery. Tarte Up to No Gold (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Summerfly (P, ) is darker. LORAC Unlimited (P, ) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Baked Cowboy (P, $18.00) is darker. Milani Bella Gold (22) (P, $4.49) is darker. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. YSL Dewy Gold (08) (P, $30.00) is lighter. Gucci Beauty Oro (P, $37.00) is lighter. Buxom Gold Status (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gingerluxe #2 is described as a “tangerine orange.” It’s a yellowed, tangerine orange with warm undertones and pink and gold shimmer and faint sparkle. It was sheer applied dry, and it was semi-opaque when I applied it damp. The texture holds together better and gives smoother, more even application when used with a damp brush. This shade wore well for eight hours but has a smidgen of fall out to contend with. bareMinerals Extravagance (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Golden Hours #2 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Platonic (LE, ) is warmer. Giorgio Armani Organica (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Burberry Shell (003) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Gingerluxe #3 is described as a “deep sparkly khaki.” It’s a blackened olive green with larger olive sparkle and glitter. The base appears more olive-like when applied dry, but damp application brings out the darkness of the black. The texture is noticeably sparkly and tends to fall apart without a tacky base or really damp brush to help bind everything together. I had moderate fall out when using this with a damp brush, so I suspect a glitter adhesive will be a must to avoid fall out with this shade. It wore for eight hours before fading. Urban Decay Scorpio (P, $20.00) is less shimmery. NARS Gabon (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Sultan’s Garden (LE, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Greenluxe #4 (P, ) is warmer. MAC Greensmoke (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio

MAC Gingerluxe #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Gingerluxe #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Gingerluxe #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Gingerluxe #1 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Gingerluxe #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Gingerluxe #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Gingerluxe #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Gingerluxe #2 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Gingerluxe #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Gingerluxe #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Gingerluxe #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow
MAC Gingerluxe #3 Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow

MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio with Sephora Sly as a Fox Eyeliner

MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio
MAC Gingerluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Eyeshadow Trio with Sephora Sly as a Fox Eyeliner

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About the Reviewer

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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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Pretty eye look. This actually is better than I expected. Shade #3 is one of those I’d expect to need a glitter glue primer with, but it would be nice if it worked on its own.

The first 2 shades are too warm for me. I really like the last one, but I’m afraid it might be a fall-out monster! I already have a hard time getting regular shadows to stick on my oily lids, might need super glue to make that one work LOL

I think that the whole reason why I have yet to buy a veluxe pearlfusion is because they really sound like a serious pain in the tush to apply! But that eye look you did with these is stunning, and it all just comes together beautifully!

I love the gold, and in theory, the olive colours, BUT I think the olive colour would be a pain to use – all that fiddling around with a damp brush, tacky base etc. I think you would find that some of the glitter would end up on your face during the day. Not a good look. If MAC had just kept it to a satiny- slightly sparkly finish it would have been better.
Love your eye look Christine.

I like this trio, but not enough to buy it, as the dark shade would be a little bit of a pain to use. I don’t like (who does?) fallout-y eyeshadows.
The look you did makes this a bit of a want trio, I don’t think I have any orange eyeshadow, and I feel a bit of a need for one now.
Obvioulsy I’m torn when it comes to this one.

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