MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Review: Mineralize Eyeshadows Photos, Swatches

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection
Midnight Madness Mineralize Eyeshadow

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Review: Mineralize Eyeshadows

Every MAC holiday color collection sees an introduction of new, limited edition mineralize eyeshadows. This year is no different. With six mineralize eyeshadows, each with a crescent of some glittery concoction, MAC really wants to make sure you get your mineralize fix for the year.

I will say that these are some of the smoothest, most pigmented mineralize eyeshadows (this doesn’t include the “crescent” shade, though) I’ve played with to-date. These don’t have to be used wet in order to get decent color pay off, so that’s a huge plus in my book. The crescent pieces are, in my opinion, terrible, because they’re just gritty glitter. Like last year’s trios, I find the crescent portion a let-down.

  • Midnight Madness is a cool-toned dirty black-taupe with lighter silver sparkle and a crescent of glittery gold.
  • Under Your Spell is a cool-toned, silvery-purple. This one was fairly light in color, but it has a really nifty sheen. The crescent is a glittery copper.
  • It’s a Miracle is a rich, jewel-toned purple with golden shimmer combined with a crescent of glittery gold (looks the same as the shade in Midnight Madness to me).
  • Blue Sorcery is an intense shade of medium green-based teal with softer green shimmer. It reminded me of an old holiday shade, Tease ‘n Teal, actually. It’s stunning. It’s matched with a crescent of glittery silver.
  • Devil-May-Care is a medium purple with a silver sheen and cool tones. It’s nicely pigmented, but I think you could dupe this with one of MAC’s existing purple eyeshadows. The crescent portion is glittery silver.
  • Mayhem is a rich copper-bronze with a high sheen/frost finish. It’s like Amber Lights and Woodwinked had a baby. The crescent portion is glittery silver.

I wish MAC would have done away with the crescent portions or had made it the same texture/feel as the larger shade. I just can’t imagine dealing with the inevitable fall out the glittery crescents will have. My top picks would be Midnight Madness, It’s a Miracle, and Blue Sorcery.

  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

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MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection
Under Your Spell Mineralize Eyeshadow

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It’s a Miracle Mineralize Eyeshadow

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Blue Sorcery Mineralize Eyeshadow

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Devil-May-Care Mineralize Eyeshadow

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Mayhem Mineralize Eyeshadow

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Mineralize Eyeshadow: Midnight Madness, Under Your Spell

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection
Mineralize Eyeshadow: Under Your Spell, It’s a Miracle

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Mineralize Eyeshadow: Blue Sorcery, Devil-May-Care

MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Collection
Mineralize Eyeshadow: Devil-May-Care, Mayhem

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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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Thanks for swatches Christine. I’ll be passing on the mineralize eyeshadows, they are just not my thing and the glittery”ness” especially…it never tends to stick and I land up look like a disco ball after an hour šŸ™‚

I love Blue Sorcery too and Devil may care can totally be duped with Beautiful Iris perm e/s. I would love to buy these but the glitter just turns me off – I bought them last year and still haven’t found a use for the glitter part…and I Love Glitter….lol

I’m definitely getting these, although shame about the glittery crescents, would have been better to have smoother texture. But I’m still getting them because I love mineralized stuff. šŸ™‚

You are absolutely right absolutely right about the glittery part of the shadow. If it was the same texture as the rest of the shadow I would get all of them. I ended up getting just the Under Your Spell shadow because it seemed to me like both sides were well pigmented. Devil may care is a beautiful color but it seems like a lot to pay 20 for one basically one eye shadow, the glittery part is impossible to use. Same goes for Mayhem and Blue Sorcery. I was really looking forward to this collection and Iā€™m disappointed with the shadows. I ended up getting just one eyeshadow and one lip stick.

Christine, I know you don’t feel well and I want to thank you for working so hard on this site. This was a huge undertaking on any day let alone on a day you need to be resting.

I’m going to pass on these. I agree with the glittery crescent. I’m not a fan.

Your 3 picks are the ones I’m buying tomorrow and did put aside yesterday! You are right about the fall out of thje glittery side. I’m thinking I’m going to use the glittery part mixed with a mixing Very disappointing unless I become creative with it. I’m thinking to use the glitteryu side with some mixing medium or with the gel that is used for glitter (that I purchased not long ago). We shall see how it works out!

This is not directly related to these specific products, but does anyone know when the next Family and Friends sale will be for MAC? I was in the hospital this pass one in June and missed out šŸ™

Probably not for awhile… I’d say earliest would be Spring. They might do a special sale on just holiday products, though, in January.

When I saw Blue Sorcery, it made me go O_o!!!! I want! Then I swatched it and the glitter. The glitter made me mad. I couldn’t spend $20 on an eyeshadow where 1/3 of it was a hot mess. Oh well, $ saved that I can put towards mini pigment sets =)

I just swatched these myself the other day and they are a LOT creamier and smoother than their mineralized e/s from previous lines. Seriously! The smaller circle part of the e/s is SUPER chunky though — I wouldn’t recommend using it. Reminds me of glitter from kindergarten. The moon shaped part is nice. I’m thinking about a few of them but I don’t know! Btw, you can also trade in 6 B2M cases for a mineralized e/s — such a good deal.

just wanted to let everyone know toofaced is having a vintage sale until the 25 and you can get 20% off by using the code TFSU (you can use that code at any time..ive used it 3 times so far) …shipping is 5.95 on all orders not the usual free shipping with 50$ purchase.

oh my gosh these are all SO gorgeous! i want them all!!! u could use the glittery side to layer on top of eyeliner which is perfect for the holidays!! šŸ™‚

I’m getting bored with mineralize e/s, they have come up with quite a few this year. I like the colors of Midnight Madness and Devil-May-Care though so I’ll be checking them out.

I bought it’s a miracle and midnight madness. The colors are gorgeous. While I do think the glitter is a bit much it did find that is you foil and and use just a bit of it over another shadow it can be quite pretty. Probably not an everyday thing but for a special occasion it would be nice.

I got Blue Sorcery and Midnight Madness today. I LOVE the texture and pigmentation of the non-crescent part. A little dab of Rosebud Salve and the crescent part sticks perfectly for me šŸ™‚ So great for the holidays!

Great suggestion about the rosebud salve kpenn!

I didn’t know of this blog until the end of last year. I wish I had known about it earlier because I bought these mineralize eyeshadows and am very unhappy about the cresent part. If only I had known!!!

Any other suggestions on how to use the cresent shadows?

I got one today, blue sorcery. Today I just had on indianwood paint pot and lined my eyes since a bad storm came through and the lights were out. Didn’t want to do anything to fancy. Anyways, tried it on and it looks gorgeous. I’m glad I got it. I like certain mineralized, they can be really fierce. Especially the style black collection. Those u had to wet up but Blue Sorcery u don’t. I just dabbed the silver glitter on top of the blue and it added a beautiful sparkle like look. I may pick up Devil-May-Care later.

I don’t know why they did that chunky glitter for the small crescent again this year. It didn’t fly with the majority of people last year either. Hmm. The only way I was able to use it is lightly patting it over the eye shadow I had on. It certainly does not work on its own, nor as a base shade and definitely not as a highlighter!

I am digging Blue Sorcery, Devil-May-Care and Mayhem. šŸ™‚

Great swatches! The mineralize shadows always look so pretty in pictures! Some of the color crafted ones and past collections were nice, without much fallout. But after the Style Black MES’s I am going to pass on these. Those were such a mess!

Mine just arrived yesterday, I only purchased blue sorcery. I have nothing like it. I am very eager to use it. This is a beautiful color. I have to pick and choose with Mac because they are really bad about finding a way to dupe a current color.

The “glitteriness” (if that is a word :-S) is definitely not for everyone but I like it. šŸ™‚ I don’t mind a tiny bit if glitter fall out either. I’ve noticed when I apply glitter it tends to fall below, onto my cheekbones, so it just looks like a nice sparkly highlight… great for nights out!!!

I agree with the glitter part of these shadows- I tend not get them but these colors are gorgeous. I may just skip not using the the glitter portion especially since I wear contacts, I don’t the bits falling in my eye. I limited myself to 2 purchase though: Midnight Madness and It’s a Miracle. I love these two and can’t wait to try them.

I’ve just bought Devil-May-Care since I’m a huge purple fan. I agree with everyone about the silver/glitter part, I’m a bit disappointed about it not having much of ‘staying-power’ however I do like the shimmery/glittery effect….Does anyone have any tips for that and giving it a bit more of an intense effect?

I’m going back tomorrow for Blue Sorcery. I’m excited to see what that one will be like after reading everyone’s rave reviews for it. =)

Great swatches!

I was wondering if MAC Magic, Mirth, & Mischief Mineralize Eyeshadows are more pigmented than Mac Color Craft Mineralize Eyeshadows? cause they look really similar

Thanks Christine.

LOVING blue sorcery. But I don’t think I would wanna spend 22 bucks on it just because 75% of the product is pretty and actually usable, while the 25% is useless. Do you have an idea of any close dupes for the teal side of Blue Sorcery?

Christine, I noticed in your review that you said It’s a Miracle looked more like Midnight Madness to you but in your swatch it was a beautiful, golden purple. I decided to buy it based on your gold/purple swatch and I’m regretting that now because it does look like Midnight Madness which I’m not crazy about at all! I swatched it on my hand and can’t figure out how yours came out purple because mine just looks like an ugly brown, not even a dark taupe. I bought it on ebay so I’m stuck with it. Very disappointed with MAC on this! I almost didn’t buy it because I agree on the weird chunky glitters but I loved the golden purple in your swatch. So confused!

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