MAC Ignite Wonder Face Palette Review & Swatches

01/07

MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette
MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette

Ignite Wonder

MAC Ignite Wonder Highlighter Palette ($40.50 for 0.63 oz.) includes six, warmer-toned shimmery cheek colors from pale gold to plum. The formula felt new-to-me; it was much creamier, more emollient, and in that genre of cream-to-powder that was still obviously a powder with elements of creaminess. Per MAC, the formula has the most coverage when applied with fingertips and then more buildable coverage when applied with a brush. I found this varied from shade to shade, which is where the palette lost the most points; if you tend to like more pigmented products or you’re comfortable using a lighter hand to adjust for sheerer coverage, I think it’s quite nice.


01/04

MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Who Electric Wonder Highlighter

Wonder Who

Wonder Who is a pale gold with warm undertones and a luminous finish. There was a noticeable glow but it did not accentuate my skin’s natural texture, even when worn at higher coverage. The pigmentation was buildable from semi-opaque to opaque, so it was more pigmented than actually described, which may be a better or worse characteristic depending on your personal preferences. The denser, creamier consistency made it easier to control how much product was picked up on a brush, though, so I feel like you can apply it with a lighter hand or fluffier brush to get sheerer results. It wore well for eight and a half hours before I noticed any fading.

01/04

MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Some Kind of Wonderful Electric Wonder Highlighter

Some Kind of Wonderful

Some Kind of Wonderful is a light-medium gold with moderately warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, so it was more pigmented than as described. To get sheerer, more buildable coverage, I’d recommend using a more rounded brush and gently tapping the surface. The powder had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency with no powderiness. The color went on evenly and blended out with little effort, and the finish didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before showing signs of wear.

01/04

MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Any Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter

Any Wonder

Any Wonder is a medium copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was firmer and stiffer to work with, while it felt smooth to the touch, it was harder to grab with a brush and required me to really dig and prod at the surface to get product to transfer to my brush to begin with. As a result, this particular shade wasn’t as blendable as the rest in the palette. The powder itself seemed rather pigmented once I was able to get it onto a brush but definitely was easier to get sheer coverage with due to the stiffness. It lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

01/04

MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Girl Wonder Electric Wonder Highlighter

Girl Wonder

Girl Wonder is a soft peach with warm undertones and a soft, metallic finish. The consistency was smooth to the touch, lightly creamy, and denser in the pan without being thick–it has a lot more slip than most of MAC’s powders. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the texture works best with slightly flatter, moderately dense brushes to pick up product. The powder went on evenly and blended out easily, and the finish didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

01/04

MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Seven Wonders Electric Wonder Highlighter

Seven Wonders

Seven Wonders is a muted, medium-dark coppery brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, a little firmer in the pan, so a moderate hand worked best to pick up product; while feathery brushes might work, I just find that a denser brush does a better job of actually getting product onto bristles and doing so evenly (which makes actual application easier). I would say it had more semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation, so it was a little more in line with how it was described. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.

01/04

MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter
MAC Wonder Years Electric Wonder Highlighter

Wonder Years

Wonder Years is a medium, reddened plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. This was the only shade that seemed to have enough shine and shimmer to it to emphasize my skin’s natural texture when worn at heavier coverage. The consistency was soft, smooth, and creamy without being too dense or too firmly pressed in the pan. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, which could be sheered out, or used with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage if preferred–but I wouldn’t have called it sheer or buildable as it was described. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me before it showed signs of fading.

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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 love Wonder Years but so many of the other shades in this palette just don’t work for me and this is a common problem for me with face palettes – almost always there are several shades that aren’t for me.

Yep I had to get this the ‘canyon’ colors were so spot on and so pretty. I wasn’t too impressed with the bronze I put it in the crease and it had a lot of yellow in it on me and like you mentioned.. hard to pick up.

I love macs blushes but seems like their shadows are iffy and both those eye palettes but I passed on those. But if the reviews are good…might change my mind😳

Well, it’s not igniting anything at all for me, I’m afraid…

I do enjoy a good highlighter/blush palette but this one wonderful enough for me to consider buying it.

I quite like this blush/highlighter palette. The texture and finish looks lovely, apart from Any Wonder, and I think you could easily blend a couple of shades together to create a different kind of look. This is MAC doing well.

This palette was a serious blip on my radar in the wait leading up until the collection Iaunched. I love 4 out of 6 shades, with the other two still seeming to be workable. It’s still tempting me because I love the softer radiance to most of the shades.

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