MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC For Effect Paint Pot

MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots Reviews, Photos, Swatches

MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots ($18.50 for 0.17 oz. each) include three limited edition shades for the holidays. These will hit stores on October 27th, 2011. The three shades are: For Effect (black with pearl), Let’s Skate (pale pink with pearl), and Morning Frost (shimmering champagne taupe).

  • For Effect is a dark charcoal black with silver sparkle.  The sparkle gives it a grittier texture, though not as gritty as Buried Treasure. I tried wearing it as an eyeliner, and it was such a pain to use. It did not want to apply opaque, and a few hours later, I had silvery bits underneath my eye. Chanel Mirifique is similar but has less fall out and goes on more opaque.
  • Let’s Skate light-medium pink with yellow undertones and gold shimmer. It actually doesn’t very shimmery in the pot, but it packs a fair amount of shimmer when swatched. It’s a little like a pink version of MAC Chilled on Ice.
  • Morning Frost is a smoky brown–a little bit taupe but more brown than gray–and a frosted finish. It’s not quite as warm as Make Up For Ever #13. MAC Vintage Selection seems fairly similar–a little lighter.

The fall out from For Effect was annoying, while Morning Frost works really well as an all-over wash of color (and as a base).  I did like the way it looked alone–it blended well and looked shimmery but not metallic.  Let’s Skate has a texture more like For Effect but the sparkle isn’t as large, so there was less concern about fall out.  These paint pots are creamy without being all over the place; they dry down quick enough not to crease immediately but not so quick that you don’t have time to blend away any harsh edges.  I wore Morning Frost alone, and I didn’t encounter any creasing or fading.

MAC Glitter & Ice Paint Pots Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
86%
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MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC For Effect Paint Pot

MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC For Effect Paint Pot

MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC For Effect Paint Pot

MAC For Effect Paint Pot
MAC For Effect Paint Pot

MAC Let's Skate Paint Pot
MAC Let’s Skate Paint Pot

MAC Let's Skate Paint Pot
MAC Let’s Skate Paint Pot

MAC Let's Skate Paint Pot
MAC Let’s Skate Paint Pot

MAC Let's Skate Paint Pot
MAC Let’s Skate Paint Pot

MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot
MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot

MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot
MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot

MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot
MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot

MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot
MAC Morning Frost Paint Pot

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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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I think they are all very pretty, but Morning Frost does look very similar to Vintage Selection, which I already have. So I will be getting the other two. I love the glitter.

soooo getting Morning Frost. I’m actually hoping most of the collection will be duds, coz my wallet can’t handle all of these collections.
Thanks for the reviews Christine!

For Effect looks very pretty, too bad it has terrible fallout 🙁

Just FYI, the link to previous swatches are a little messed up, the Chilled on Ice and MUFE #13 link to the Chanel swatch.

These look lovely, but I doubt I’ll get any since I bought pretty much all the Cham Pale paint pots and these are the same idea with all the shimmer and glitter.

These are so pretty! I think I will skip them though, I already have MUFE #13, the For Effect will probably annoy me with the fallout and I don’t think I’ll have much use for the Let’s Skate. I’ll save my cash for the rest of the collection. Thanks for the reviews 🙂

I fell in love with Let’s Skate! It’s truly a color that has not been released in paint pot form until now. It’s the perfect color to wear alone for the holidays. You can pair it up with a bold lip and a dramatic liner. Love it!

I swatch the glitter and ice collection in Mac store, morning frost is the only color I like for paintpot!! And i am so disappointed with the eyeshadow, I just found the purple one has a good color payoff, rest of others are too frosty!!! For the 6color palette, another “disappointed”, pigmentation is very bad:(
I have high expectation on this collection!!!, I guess I can save more!

I learned my lesson with Cham-Pale and I think I will pass on these, though Morning Frost looks so pretty in your swatches, Christine (mind you, so did Dangerous Cuvee!).

Do you know if the price increases are just for the holiday collection, or are they really raising prices again? Didn’t they just raise the prices on their eye products in August, and I assume they’re going to raise the prices on their lip products in January?

Hey Christine! I am wondering how morning frost paintpot compares to street cool shadestick? Looks to me like morning frost is much lighter and more golden but I wanted to check with you. Thanks for the great swatches and review 🙂

I had a horrible allergic reaction to Let’s Skate. it was actually whatever it is that made up the little glitter/shimmer particles. I couldn’t get them out of my eyes. I washed my face like 20 times. lord it burned! Any idea what ingredient that is so I can avoid in the future? Thanks!

Oh wow, I am just now seeing that you replied to this! Thank you. I was reading back over these because I just bought For Effect paintpot at my CCO. I haven’t put it on my eyes yet. Is the same glitter in both of these? I also bought Smutty green mineralized eyeshadow, which I see you said had glitter fallout. You have massive experience with MAC formulas. Do all of these products have the same type of glitter? The x factor here being that I was so allergic to my sephora glitter liquid eyeliners that I gave them away. I can handle like Urban Decay’s Uzi, though. What do you think, just casual educated guess?

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