MAC Glitz Please & Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow Reviews & Swatches

01/06

MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow

Glitz Please

MAC Glitz Please Shiny Pretty Shadow ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and flecks of silver glitter over a metallic finish. They’re intended to be applied with fingertips, but in reality, they can be applied with brushes as well if preferred. It had good pigmentation applied with fingertips or with a dry brush but a wet brush definitely amplified the intensity and made the base color appear deeper and more opaque.

I would recommend using an adhesive spray or base with these just to ensure that all of the glittery bits intact, even though the product has good adhesion on its own. It does have light fallout over time, and if more vigorously blended, a bit of fallout during application as well. This newer shade in the formula actually seemed creamier and smoother, a little finer. On me, this shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours with light fallout over time.

Per MAC, the Shiny Pretty Shadow formula is “safe for contact lens wearers” and “ophthalmologist tested,” and they are designed to be used as eyeshadows.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.05 oz. - $420.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "saturated pressed glitter eye shadow" that have "endless, shifting depth and dimension" that is designed to be applied with fingers. These are most definitely for the glitter lovers, and if you love a duochrome, then these might have your name stamped all over them. For as glitter-packed as the formula was, they felt smoother and nowhere near as dry/loose to the touch as a lot of glittery eyeshadows feel. I would describe the formula has medium, buildable coverage that applies best with fingertips or a dampened brush. I would recommend using a glitter adhesive to maximize the hold over time, though these had nowhere near the fallout that I'd have expected--there was definitely more to the formula that helped the product adhere to bare skin and not succumb to gravity immediately. On their own, they creased faintly by the sixth hour of wear, had light fallout, but I kept them on for a good 10 hours, and there was additional fallout but still a significant amount of glitter stayed on my lid.

There wasn't anything in the product description that refers to them being used wet, but they seemed to apply slightly better with a dampened brush and had more hold using an adhesive spray/glitter glue (Fix+ helped minimize the fallout but not quite as well as a tackier glitter adhesive). This is one of those products that definitely looks more interesting and complex in person as all of the various pearls and glitters reflect and dance with the light. They did have a lot of dimension, shift, and depth as promised.

If you expect to use these dry and need to see zero fallout throughout the day, these won't win you over. If you like tons and tons of sparkle/glitter and don't mind a bit of fallout (or else are comfortable using a fixing spray or glitter adhesive), they're really gorgeous in person.

Browse all of our MAC Shiny Pretty Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

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01/06

MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow
MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow

Put U on Gold

MAC Put U on Gold Shiny Pretty Shadow ($21.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with soft, warm undertones and a glittering, metallic finish. The pigmentation was opaque whether applied with fingertips, dry brushes, or a wet brush, though a wet brush intensified the shine of the underlying pigment so it had a brighter, shinier finish as a result.

The texture was smoother than you’d expect given how glittery it was, and it had a light creaminess to it that helped the glitter bind with the underlying powder and have impressive adhesion to bare skin. I’d still use it with an adhesive spray or base for even better hold, as there was still light fallout over the eight and a half hours it lasted for.

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.05 oz. - $420.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "saturated pressed glitter eye shadow" that have "endless, shifting depth and dimension" that is designed to be applied with fingers. These are most definitely for the glitter lovers, and if you love a duochrome, then these might have your name stamped all over them. For as glitter-packed as the formula was, they felt smoother and nowhere near as dry/loose to the touch as a lot of glittery eyeshadows feel. I would describe the formula has medium, buildable coverage that applies best with fingertips or a dampened brush. I would recommend using a glitter adhesive to maximize the hold over time, though these had nowhere near the fallout that I'd have expected--there was definitely more to the formula that helped the product adhere to bare skin and not succumb to gravity immediately. On their own, they creased faintly by the sixth hour of wear, had light fallout, but I kept them on for a good 10 hours, and there was additional fallout but still a significant amount of glitter stayed on my lid.

There wasn't anything in the product description that refers to them being used wet, but they seemed to apply slightly better with a dampened brush and had more hold using an adhesive spray/glitter glue (Fix+ helped minimize the fallout but not quite as well as a tackier glitter adhesive). This is one of those products that definitely looks more interesting and complex in person as all of the various pearls and glitters reflect and dance with the light. They did have a lot of dimension, shift, and depth as promised.

If you expect to use these dry and need to see zero fallout throughout the day, these won't win you over. If you like tons and tons of sparkle/glitter and don't mind a bit of fallout (or else are comfortable using a fixing spray or glitter adhesive), they're really gorgeous in person.

Browse all of our MAC Shiny Pretty Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

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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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Ooooh Put U On Gold is so pretty! Quite unique in that it’s not just a brassy gold, but has some warm and pink tones coming through. I wonder if it would be worth the hassle of fallout for me… a lot from this collection is tempting me! Thanks for the reviews! I would have definitely overlooked it without your reviews.

Almost bought Put U On Gold yesterday once I swatched it! Dang, that’s a gorgeous, full-on GOLD! πŸ’›

I liked Glitz Please, but knew I had something similar enough that I actually love more in Fenty Meteor Crush.

It’s a totally different formula – it feels different, the particle size is different, the ratio of glitter/base pigment is different. A lot of Dazzleshadows are dry, prone to fallout, and don’t work well dry/alone.

Not the least bit interested in glittery shadows, but I must admit these are a delight to look at … from a distance. πŸ™‚

Put U on Gold is gorgeous.
It’s on the wish list for next time I order some MAC stuff, I just hope it’ll not be sold out by then.

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