MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo ($22.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as a “shimmery lavender.” Here’s the last duo in the collection that I have, and it is one of the least impressive due to the second shade being a really sparkly, sheer, fall-out prone mess to apply to the lid. I would highly recommend using a slightly tacky, white base to improve the consistency, wear, and payoff.

Leap #1 is a pinky mauve with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had sheer pigmentation applied dry, which was more opaque when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was fairly smooth, and the color lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading. NARS Dolomites (Left) (LE, $24.00) is warmer, darker. Sleek MakeUP Eve’s Kiss (P, $9.99) is darker. MAC A Party of Pastels #4 (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Neo Nebula (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Daylight (LE, $21.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Leap #2 is a glittery purple over a blackened burgundy base, but it is primarily made up of glitter. It had a rougher, sparkly consistency that felt dry and was difficult to apply to the skin, as so little of it wanted to adhere. What little I managed to get onto the eyelid, didn’t stick around for longer than six hours. Ardency Inn Disco (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Plumluxe #3 (P) is cooler-toned, brighter. NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (LE, $24.00) is brighter. MAC Fathoms Deep (LE, $19.50) is darker. MAC Pearled Earth (P, $15.00) is less sparkly. Too Faced Candied Violet (P, $16.00) is less sparkly. Urban Decay Rapture (LE, $18.00) is similar. MAC Winterized (LE, $21.00) is less sparkly. See comparison swatches/ view dupes.

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MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo
MAC Leap Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo

MAC Force of Nature Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Natural Vigor #2 (inner lid), MAC Force of Nature #1 (middle of lid),
MAC Leap #2 (outer lid), MAC Force of Nature #2 (crease), MAC Slate Eye Pencil

MAC Force of Nature Mineralize Eyeshadow
MAC Natural Vigor #2 (inner lid), MAC Force of Nature #1 (middle of lid),
MAC Leap #2 (outer lid), MAC Force of Nature #2 (crease), MAC Slate Eye Pencil

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F??? Oh my, MAC what are you doing? Mind you, both swatches look sort of “F-ish” – neither one looks to be very pigmented or “integrated” (glitter and base shade). Nice, in a way, to be seeing a whole lot of items that I am not instantly craving like crazy! Or at all!

I’ll never quite understand how they can do a really nice MES and then totally botch it the next time. It makes me think that the “botching” is intentional – as in it was supposed to look and feel that way, but I don’t know WHY that is a good or desired outcome!

It seems to me that the “look” for Spring is going to be sheer, “watercolor” eyes, and shiny, bright lips & cheeks, so I can see this as being intentional.

I think the botching might be intentional. These make me think of the never-ending argument over Bobbi Brown eye shadows — plenty of people hate the texture/colour payoff, others buy the eyeshadows specifically because of the way they apply and feel. I can definitely see people buying this duo because of how sheer it is.

Thank you as always for your reviews. I’ve always known that Mineralize shadows weren’t the best, but the prettiness of the pans was making me at least want to swatch when they hit the stores. Not so much now. I’ll wait for other pretty Spring things that perform better for the money!

Carrie, a few of the MES have been really good. MAC used to have a duo called “Illusionary/Burning Ambition” and it was really good. Same for a few others, including Golden Gaze. But I always approach them with trepidation and wait to read reviews here from Christine.

The 1st shade is pretty, but the 2nd shade looks sad. At this price point, there are much better shadows, and even cheaper shadows (hello Colorpop, Makeup Geek) that perform much better. I wish MAC would edit their collections and weed out the poor performers so they don’t go into production.

Wow, I was hoping to get at least one of the eyeshadows from this collection just for the beautiful sweater design but your photos and reviews shows these to be so sheer and shimmery. Thanks for your honesty, it really helps.

It’s a shame this is so sheer and doesn’t perform better. The colors are so pretty. I don’t know what it is with MAC and limited edition shadows. It’s like they can never get it right

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